Hello! Bookbabblers – the online book group for kids and young adults – is here! We have arrived, and invite you to join us. For our first month, April, we are reading:
The Wind Singer – William Nicholson
The first part of a planned trilogy, this fast-moving fantasy conjures up exciting and extraordinary images. It is set in the imaginary city of Aramanth, in which citizens must continuously pass exams to get on in society. Kestrel Hath rebels against the system, and is forced to flee Aramanth. She takes up the quest to find and bring back the voice of the ‘wind singer’ that she thinks is destined to free the city.
The BFG – Roald Dahl
A tale of a girl and a vegetarian giant with an odd manner of speaking, who together save the country from Fleshlumpeater, Bonecruncher, Gizzardgulper and other hideous giants.
Glass Houses – Rachel Caine
College freshman Claire Danvers has had enough of her nightmarish dorm situation, where the popular girls never let her forget just where she ranks in the school’s social scene: somewhere less than zero. When Claire heads off-campus, the imposing old house where she finds a room may not be much better. Her new roommates don’t show many signs of life, but they come out fighting when the town’s deepest secrets come crawling out, hungry for fresh blood…
It’s entirely up to you which one you fancy reading, let age be no barrier! We’ll be reading all three anyway. If you’ve already read them, join in and start babbling about them. If you’re going to read them with us during April, perhaps don’t go to the ‘Book of the Month’ forum posts until you’re finished as we’d hate to spoil the end for anyone!!
If you fancy finding out a bit more about the authors of our books this month, or other stuff they’ve written, try the following links:
Check out the websites, read the books and join us in our first month and get babbling!! We look forward to welcoming you..
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