London LitSoc Kids' Book Club
Welcome to LitSoc!
Meet your next favourite author at our new kids’ book club
LitSoc is all about sharing our love of reading for fun.
Every month we’ll choose a book to read and then we’ll get together with the author to hear great stories, and find out more about their wonderful characters and messages.
We’ll be reading books by some of the biggest names in kids’ books, a few exciting new voices and a couple of classics so you can bring a copy you may already have, or borrow one from your school or local library.
At LitSoc you’ll have the chance to discover new authors and genres, hobnob with the writers you’ve been reading, share your ideas and ask your own questions in a warm and welcoming space at St Paul’s School here in Barnes.
What do we do at LitSoc?
- Read the book! You don’t have to buy one. You can borrow a copy from your school or local library.
- Try and finish the book before we meet so that you won’t be too worried about spoilers!
- Come along to our meeting where the author will join us for an hour or so to bring their book to life
- You’ll have time to ask your own questions and share your thoughts with your book club friends
- Afterwards there’ll be a chance to meet the author and have your book signed PLUS
- Every month we’ll have a list of books to read after book club which we also think you’ll love AND
- We’ll also pick a wildcard each month which is a book we think might surprise you.
So what are you waiting for? Let’s get reading and we’ll see you at LitSoc!
Saturday 22 April 2023
by Katie & Kevin Tsang
2.00pm – 3.15pm
Suitable for 9+ years
Deep within the mountain, a great creature stirred in its sleep. Its eyes rolled back in its head, and its wings jerked wide open…
Twelve year old Billy Chan is not very happy when he finds out his parents are sending him to a summer camp in middle-of-nowhere China. Once at the camp, he makes a new group of friends -Dylan, Charlotte and Ling-Fei – and they soon realise that nothing is as it seems at this summer camp! The gang soon become embroiled in a world of magic and adventure as they discover four powerful warrior dragons hidden deep within the mountain behind the camp. They have been trapped since an epic battle with the Dragon of Death and need the children’s help to set them free before dangerous dark forces destroy the world.
Are you ready to enter the world of Dragon Realm? Join Katie and Kevin Tsang as they take you on an action-packed adventure into a world where humans and dragons bond, deadly dragons cause chaos and a group of friends must save the world. Perfect for fans of Beast Quest and Percy Jackson – and pork buns!
Katie and Kevin Tsang met many moons ago while studying in a magical place called Hong Kong. Since then they’ve been lucky enough to travel around the world together and live on three continents. Dragon Mountain – the first book in the Dragon Realm series – was shortlisted for the Sainsbury’s Children’s Book Award, the British Book Award’s Children’s Book of the Year and nominated for the Blue Peter Book Award. As well as the Dragon Realm series, they are the co-writers of the young fiction series Sam Wu is Not Afraid and Space Blasters, and Katie also writes books for young adults as Katherine Webber. They currently live in London with their young daughters dreaming up stories and thinking about what they want for dinner.