For this Book of the Month, we’ve packed together November and December in one go! Both months might be slower publishing months than the others, but don’t worry, it doesn’t mean there are less exciting books!
So, not only have you got a Book of the Month, you’ve also got NINE top picks, AND a seasonal Book of the Month!
Take a look at what we’ve picked below, and remember to let us know what you thought of them in the comments!
This month’s Book of the Month is Our Chemical Hearts by Krystal Sutherland. So what is it, in a nutshell? It has a bit of everything: friendship, love, humour, heartache. It’s the tale of a boy finding first love, and learning how tough life can be when you’re in it.
My second talk on Saturday had four great authors talking on the subject of identity, and how much YA books reflect the reader. As always, there are so many different things brought up that it makes it hard to include everything. So below I’ve tried to sum up the main elements discussed.
Without creative writing and creative thinking, where would we be? There would be no books, no songs and no leaps into the unknown.
On Tuesday night at the Guildhall in Bath, Paper Nations held their event “How can we keep creative writing alive in our schools?” At this point, I struggle to know what to write. I went into that hall with what I thought was a clear idea of what I was going to hear but came out with something completely different.
At the Bath Children’s Literature Festival you can always guarantee you’ll get a collection of wonderful authors, and for my first visit this year, I was not disappointed. The Guildhall on Monday night was the stage for Frances Hardinge, author of The Lie Tree and winner of the Costa Book of the Year.