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 three key elements:

Share a reading experience

Read the same book at the same pace and discuss in small breakouts online at home, or with their peers in school or college.

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!

Skill up and become published

Grow in skills and confidence to produce a creative writing or art piece. The best entries will win exclusive prizes and be published in our first of a kind Virtual Library and Exhibition.


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 ntbc@speakersforschools.org



Our next National Teen Book Club takes place 18th January – 8th February 2023
and we are reading Skin of the Sea by Natasha Bowen.

Click here for the Skin of the Sea Handbook


Our following National Teen Book Club runs 8th – 29th March 2023.
Our featured book is Good for Nothing by Mariam Ansar.


What we have read so far