Who are we?

We are the Derwent Vale Chatter Books Reading Club!

We are a group of Key Stage 2 children who meet every Tuesday lunchtime to share a passion for reading and to chat about books! We are part of the UK's largest network of children's reading groups, with an estimated 10,000 children belonging to Chatter Books groups run in libraries and schools.

What do we do?

At each Chatter Books session we get to choose from a lovely new box of books on a particular theme, loaned to us by our helpful friends at the Schools Library Service. At our first session we had a secret vote and chose the themes we would like to read and talk about this term.

The winning themes were:

* Winter Wonderland

* Furry Friends

* Chocolates, sweets and treats (we can't wait for this one ... !)

* Superheroes, comics and cartoons

It is great to chat to each other about what we are reading, listen to a story being read aloud, read with a buddy and also take part in fun activities inspired by our favourite children's books. The best thing is that we get to choose new books (fiction and non-fiction) to take home and read each week. We then share with each other our opinions and recommendations about the books we have read, and give them a rating out of 5 stars and then explain our reasons for this.

Ellie and Ebony were keen to read aloud their favourite extracts from their chosen books with the rest of the group, who listened carefully.
They were able to give reasons why they would recommend their books to the rest of Chatter Books.

Here are the Derwent Vale Chatter Books engrossed in their books!

Choosing from our new box of books each week is a real pleasure!

Why do we do it?

Our group has an important aim: Chatter Books reading clubs help children build a lifelong reading habit.

Because everything changes when we read.

The Chatter Books children would like to share with you what they enjoy about our Reading club:

My name is Ebony. I like Chatter Books because there are lots of fun books and we do fun activities.

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My name is Katie and I love going to Chatter Books because everyone is really nice.

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My name is Ellie. I like Chatter Books because you can pick a book and read the ones that you like, and not get forced to choose any.

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My name is Dayne and I love all the awesome books at Chatter Books.

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My name is Corbin and I like Chatter Books because it's all about reading and that's my favourite thing.

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My name is Owen O and Chatter Books is great because it is fun!

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My name is Lexi and I like Chatter Books because there are lots of fun books to read.

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My name is Owen S and I like going to Chatter Books because it is really fun and it is helping me to read.

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My name is Alan and I like Chatter Books because I love reading new books.

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My name is Reanna and I love Chatter Books because we get to read exciting books and have fun.