Today I have an exciting post on the books that involves World Book Day. They have chosen 5 books this year for the Teen and YA section and have also released a new video.
Check out this amazing video below AND I have a giveaway for one lucky person to win each of the books in this category.
Check out the website for more info!
'One week before the nation’s biggest celebration of books and reading, World Book Day has released this brand-new film featuring a host of familiar faces encouraging teenagers to read, spread the word about their favourite stories and make a noise about books, as part of a new ‘movement’ called BookClubbing. Presented by vlogger, Grace Victory, the short film features a range of book lovers talking about their favourite titles including: Muhammad Khan, Gemma Cairney, Camilla Thurlow, Penny Joelson, Afrikan Boy, Connie Glynn (Noodlerella), Slay in Your Lane (Yomi and Elizabeth), Laura Dockrill, Greg James and Chris Smith, E. Lockhart, Sara Barnard, Yas Necati, Maya Jama and Nikesh Shukla.
Three ways teenagers can get involved:
· Sharing their favourite stories with friends and family and online under #ShareAStory
· Picking up one of five special edition full-length YA titles by bestselling authors at an exclusive price with a World Book Day book token
· GET BOOKCLUBBING, setting up their own book club to talk about their latest and favourite reads with classmates and friends.
An Abundance of Katherines by John Green (Penguin)
When it comes to relationships, Colin Singleton's type is girls named Katherine. And when it comes to girls named Katherine, Colin is always getting dumped. Nineteen times, to be exact.
On a road trip miles from home, this anagram-happy, washed-up child prodigy has ten thousand dollars in his pocket, a bloodthirsty feral hog on his trail, and an overweight Judge Judy-loving best friend riding shotgun – but no Katherines. Colin is on a mission to prove The Theorem of Underlying Katherine Predictability, which he hopes will predict the future of any relationship, avenge Dumpees everywhere, and finally win him the girl.
Love, friendship, and a dead Austro-Hungarian archduke add up to surprising and heart-changing conclusions in this ingeniously layered comic novel about reinventing oneself.
Fly By Night by Frances Hardinge (Macmillan)
As the realm struggles to maintain an uneasy peace after years of civil war and tyranny, a twelve-year-old orphan called Mosca Mye and her loyal companion, a cantankerous goose, are about to become the unlikely heroes of a radical revolution. Mosca is on the run, heading for the city of Mandelion. There she finds herself living by her wits among cut-throat highwaymen, spies and smugglers. With peril at every turn, Mosca uncovers a dark plot to terrorize the people of Mandelion, and soon merry mayhem leads to murder…
Winner of the Branford Boase award, Fly By Night by Frances Hardinge has an unforgettable cast of characters and an inspiring message at its heart - sometimes the power of words can change the world.
I Have No Secrets by Penny Joelson (Egmont)
Fourteen-year-old Jemma has severe cerebral palsy. Unable to communicate or move, she relies on her family and carer for everything. She has a sharp brain and inquisitive nature, and knows all sorts of things about everyone. But when she is confronted with this terrible secret, she is utterly powerless to do anything. Though that might be about to change…
Summoner: The Novice by Taran Matharu (Hachette)
Fletcher was nothing more than a humble blacksmith's apprentice, when a chance encounter leads to the discovery that he has the ability to summon demons from another world. Chased from his village for a crime he did not commit, he must travel with his demon to the Vocans Academy, where the gifted are trained in the art of summoning.
The academy will put Fletcher through a gauntlet of gruelling lessons, training him as a battlemage to fight in the Hominum Empire's war against the savage orcs. Rubbing shoulders with the children of the most powerful nobles in the land, Fletcher must tread carefully. The power hungry Forsyth twins lurk in the shadows, plotting to further their family's interests. Then there is Sylva, an elf who will do anything she can to forge an alliance between her people and Hominum, even if it means betraying her friends. Othello is the first ever dwarf at the academy, and his people have long been oppressed by Hominum's rulers, which provokes tension amongst those he studies alongside.
Fletcher will find himself caught in the middle of powerful forces, with nothing but his demon Ignatius to help him. As the pieces on the board manoeuvre for supremacy, Fletcher must decide where his loyalties lie. The fate of an empire is in his hands.
Gangsta Rap by Benjamin Zephaniah (Bloomsbury)
Just what do you do with talent from the wrong side of town? Benjamin Zephaniah draws on his own experiences with school and the music business to create a novel that speaks with passion and immediacy about the rap scene.
The moral of the hip-hop is the hip-hop never does stop
’Cause it travels from the bottom and it goes right to the top.
Ray, Tyrone and Prem. Three boys who aren’t easy, who attract trouble, who don’t fit in. But they know what they want, and they’ve got the talent to back it up.
What happens to boys like them? If they’re lucky, maybe they’ll get a chance to shine…
ABOUT WORLD BOOK DAY
World Book Day was designated by UNESCO as a worldwide celebration of books and reading, and is marked in over 100 countries around the globe.
World Book Day is a partnership of publishers, booksellers and interested parties who work together to promote books and reading for the personal enrichment and enjoyment of all. A main aim of World Book Day in the UK and Ireland is to encourage children to explore the pleasures of books and reading by providing them with the opportunity to have a book of their own.
To mark the day, school children are entitled to receive a World Book Day £1 book token (or equivalent €1.50 in Ireland) supplied by National Book Tokens Ltd. The £1 book token can be exchanged for one of ten (eleven in Ireland) specially published £1 World Book Day books for free, or five special edition YA titles at £2.50 can be purchased for £1.50 with the token. The token is also redeemable against any book or audiobook of their choice costing £2.99 or more, at a participating bookshop or book club.
To celebrate World Book Day, we are offering one lucky winner the chance to win 5 of the books on offer this year from the World Book Day Teen & Young Adult book collection!
All you need to do is head to my twitter and rt&flw the pinned tweet! Ends 28/2/18