June 2024 book club picks

June 2024 book club picks

June 2024’s set of book club recommendations features a selection of exciting new titles by Sean Taylor, Rachel Plummer and Forrest Burdett, Nicola Colton, Jim Smith, Polly Ho-Yen, Joseph Elliott, Jake R. Wilson, Jeffrey Boakye and Koleka Putuma.

May 2024 book club picks

May 2024 book club picks

May 2024’s set of book club recommendations features a selection of exciting new titles by Judith Kerr, Angela Woolfe and Mark Chambers, Bethan Clarke, Louise Forshaw, Stephen Mulhern and Tom Easton, Ravena Guron, Ros Roberts, Sarah Naughton and Angeline Boulley.

April 2024 book club picks

April 2024 book club picks

April 2024’s set of book club recommendations features a selection of exciting new titles by Sam Clarke, Duncan Beedie, Jennifer Gardy, Kieran Larwood, Kerry Hyndman and Mike Hills, Lisa Williamson, Nicola Penfold, Robert Muchamore & Sonora Reyes.

March 2024 book club picks

March 2024 book club picks

March 2024’s set of book club recommendations includes thought-provoking picture books, animal story fun, historical intrigue, magical fantasy adventure, contemporary drama, TikTok teen romcom and dark mystery horror.

February 2024 book club picks

February 2024 book club picks

February 2024’s set of book club recommendations features titles from Cyber Group Studios, Karl Newson and Duncan Beedie, Charlie P. Brooks, Bex Hogan, Gavin Puckett and India Joseph, Lucy McRobert, Melissa Albert and Axie Oh.

January 2024 book club picks

January 2024 book club picks

January 2024’s set of book club recommendations features gripping stories, thoughtful picture books and fun poetry from Chitra Soundar, Amelia Hepworth, Nima Patel, Gwen Millward, Nicki Thornton, Eloise Smith, Neal Zetter and Anna Rainbow.

December 2023 book club picks

December 2023 book club picks

December 2023’s set of book club recommendations features immersive illustrated books by Jane Hissey, C.S. Lewis, Joey Chou, Dr Fuzz, Helen Mortimer and Rachael Dean, Dr Seuss, Dr Frances Durkin, L.C Rosen and Akshaya Raman.

November 2023 book club picks

November 2023 book club picks

November 2023’s set of book club recommendations feature inspiring nonfiction and gripping fantasy worlds by Michael Rosen, Polly Ho-Yen, Sarah Darwin, Rachel Lawston, Nona Willis Aronowitz, Andrea Warner, Sebastien de Castell and Nicholas Bowling.

October 2023 book club picks

October 2023 book club picks

October 2023’s set of book club recommendations features love stories, family themes and fantasy by Dhonielle Clayton, Ewa Jozefkowicz, Helen Cooper, Lisa Williamson, Emily Hauser, Nathan Jurevicius, Rina Singh & Dianne Hofmeyr.

September 2023 book club picks

September 2023 book club picks

September 2023’s set of book club recommendations features magic, adventure and fun from Britta Teckentrup, Wilbur Smith, Paige Braddock, Edouard Manceau, Alison D. Stegert, Seb Braun, and Anna Brooke.

August 2023 book club picks

August 2023 book club picks

August 2023’s set of book club recommendations features adventure, mystery and fun from Britta Teckentrup, Andy Jones, N.S. Blackman, Janelle McCurdy, Judith Eagle, Jo Simmons, Kieran Larwood and Sophie McKenzie.

July 2023 book club picks

July 2023 book club picks

July 2023’s set of book club recommendations features compelling and thought-provoking titles by David Fenne, Cédric Ramadier, Christiane Dorion and Beverley Young, Swapna Haddow, Alexia Casale, and Anna Waterworth.

June 2023 book club recommendations

June 2023 book club picks

June 2023’s set of book club recommendations features an diverse range of titles by Jeanne Willis and Brian Fitzgerald, Susan Martineau, Oscar Wilde, Ritva Voutila, Stephen Mulhern and Tom Easton, Harry Heape, Cheryl Diane Parkinson, Lindsay Galvin & Joseph Coelho.

May 2023 book club recommendations

May 2023 book club picks

May 2023’s set of book club recommendations features a distinctive pile of fun, excitement, positivity, empowerment, and YA rom-com by Richard Scarry, Linda Newbery, Catherine Ard, Matthew Hodson, Nona Willis Aronowitz & Caribay Marquina Caribay, Lex Croucher, William Hussey and Melissa Welliver.

April 2023 book club recommendations

April 2023 book club picks

April 2023’s set of book club recommendations features a selection of magical fiction and inspirational nonfiction books by Derek Keilty and Magda Broll, Angie Morgan, Na’ima B. Robert, Varsha Shah, Lela Nargi and Xuan Le, Emma Dodd & Maddy Bard, Pip Jones & Christina Matula.

March 2023 book club recommendations

March 2023 book club picks

March 2023’s set of book club recommendations features a selection of enchanting fiction and nonfiction books by John Kane, Julia Patton, Kazumi Yumoto and Komako Sakaim, Dean Lomax and Mike Love, Ruth Lauren, Stephanie Sorrell, Tia Fisher and Christine Pillainayagam.

February 2023 book club recommendations

February 2023 book club picks

February 2023’s set of book club recommendations features a selection of moving and inspirational fiction and nonfiction books by Padmacandra, Oliver Jeffers, Emily Dodd, Mượn Thị Văn, Francesca Simon, Gavin Puckett, Sita Brahmachari & Andreas Malm.

January 2023 book club recommendations

January 2023 book club picks

January 2023’s set of book club recommendations features a selection of vibrant and creative titles by Britta Teckentrup, Joy Cowley, Stephanie Blake, i-SPY, Julie Vosburgh Agnone and Kerry Hyndman, Jonathan Meres, Ed J Brown & Maureen Johnson.

December 2022 book club recommendations

December 2022 book club picks

December 2022’s set of book club recommendations features a diverse collection of books that will spark debate and help us all stay fit this Christmas season. December 2022’s picks include titles by Kallie George, Ken Wilson-Max, Kate Simpson, Joe Wicks, Debi Gliori, Ulrich Hub and Rainbow Rowell.

November 2022 book club recommendations

November 2022 book club picks

November 2022’s set of book club recommendations features a range of magical and inspiring titles by Ian Eagleton, David Baddiel, Rudi Haig, Lisa Moss & Dr Thomas Bernard, Grahame Baker-Smith, Juliette Maclver & Sarah Davis, Alex Bell and Jessica Souhami. 

October 2022 book club recommendations

October 2022 book club picks

October 2022’s set of book club recommendations features a range of thought-provoking titles by Marie G. Rohde, Jairo Buitrago, Ole Könnecke, Andy Shepherd & Sara Ogilvie, Stephen Mulhern, Benjamin Read & Laura Trinder, Tom Knight, and Scott Lauder & David Ross.

September 2022 book club recommendations

September 2022 book club picks

September 2022’s set of book club recommendations features an uplifting and inspirational collection of titles by Elena Mannion, Donna Barba Higuera, Katie Sahota, James Nicol, Deborah Chancellor, Elizabeth Laird, Kory Merrit and Richard O’Neill.

August 2022 book club recommendations

August 2022 book club picks

August 2022’s set of book club recommendations features a diverse and exciting collection of titles by Dougie Poynter, Tom Ellen, Anna James, Maz Evans, John Hegley, Judith Eagle, Lauren Wolk and Intisar Khanani.

July 2022 book recommendations

July 2022 book club picks

July 2022’s set of book club recommendations features a thought-provoking collection of titles by Anna Hoghton, Derrick Barnes, Jo Simmons, Katya Balen, Kieran Larwood, Kristina Sigunsdotter, Maisie Chan and Natalia & Lauren O’Hara.

June 2022 book recommendations

June 2022 book club picks

June 2022’s set of book club recommendations features an eclectic range of titles by Charlotte Guillain, Nigel Gray, Bethan Welby, Sarah Horne, Annemarie Anang, The School of Life, Lindsay Galvin, Melissa Albert & Namina Forna.

May 2022 book recommendations

May 2022 book club picks

May 2022’s set of book club recommendations features a diverse range of titles by Claire Mulligan, Casey McQuiston, Alex Barclay, Sophie Cameron, Eloise Smith, Yomi Adegoke, Elizabeth Uviebinené , Hafiza Radiya and Yarrow Townsend.

April 2022 book recommendations

April 2022 book club picks

Kicking off our first set of book club recommendations is April 2022’s picks featuring a diverse range of titles by Hayley Wells, Pooja Puri, Kelly Barnhill, Eloise Williams, Varsha Shah, Pam Smy and Nancy Springer.


About Tom Tolkien

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Tom Tolkien is a highly qualified (BA Hons, PGCE, QTS) children's literature expert and teacher with over 25 years of experience. He has led inset courses, developed curriculum materials, spoken at conferences, advised on longlisting for several international children's literature literature awards and written for educational publishers including contributing to a BETT award-nominated app. Social profiles: Twitter | Linkedin

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