National Teen Book Club

Sign up your students to connect online with other 11 to 19-year-olds from state schools and colleges for our shared virtual Book Club in partnership with Penguin.

During our live events on Wednesdays 3.30-4.30pm over four weeks, we cover two key elements:

Share a reading experience

Read the same book independently and discuss with peers in school or college and with other groups of students
across the UK.

Hear from award-winning authors

Gain insights and advice from authors, illustrators, publishers and literary agents – as well as speakers with a passion for reading or links to the book. The final week Q+A session will be with the author of the book we are reading!

Sign up to all six of our Book Clubs in 2022/2023!

The Upper World

28th September – 19th October 2022

One Of Us Is Lying

9th November – 30th November 2022

Skin of the Sea

18th January – 8th February 2023

Good for Nothing

8th March – 29th March 2023

The First Move

3rd May – 24th May 2023

If Tomorrow Doesn’t Come

14th June – 5th July 2023

All attendees must join as part of a group hosted by an educator on school or college premises. If you have any questions,
please contact

National Teen Book Clubbers are currently reading Good for Nothing
by Mariam Ansar until 29th March 2023*.

*Live sessions for this NTBC cycle are taking place online on 8th, 22nd and 29th March 2023, Wednesdays at 3.30-4.30pm.
Our second session was pre-recorded due to strikes and made available to watch on 15th March.
Please read our Handbook for more information.

Click here for the Good For Nothing Handbook

Our following National Teen Book Club will be held 3rd – 24th May 2023.
We’re reading The First Move by Jenny Ireland.

Click here for the The First Move Handbook

What we have read so far: