#fedbkgrp twitter chat: books set in schools

Once a fortnight on Sundays between 8 and 9pm, there’s a very friendly chat about children’s books on Twitter, using the hashtag #fedbkgrp. The theme for this week’s chat was “(children’s) books set in schools”.

Some of the chat participants’ favourite books on this theme were:

  • Antonia Forrest’s Marlow school stories
  • Caryl Hart’s Welcome To Alien School
  • Andy Mulligan’s Ribblestrop
  • 35 kilos of hope by Anna Gavalda
  • Daniel and Esther by Patrick Raymond
  • Ottoline Goes to School by Chris Riddell
  • The Wheel On The School by Meindert DeJong and Maurice Sendak
  • Colin McNaughton/Satoshi Kitamura’s Once upon an ordinary school day
  • The Turbulent Term of Tyke Tiler by Gene Kemp
  • Dr Xargle’s Books by Jeanne Willis
  • Olivia’s First Term by Lyn Gardner
  • Groosham Grange by Anthony Horowitz
  • Hurray for difendoofer day by Dr Seuss
  • The Worst Witch by Jill Murphy
  • Adele Geras’ Edgerton Hall books
  • A Year of Miss Agnes by Kirkpatrick Hill
  • Mr Majeika series by Humphrey Carpenter
  • The Dana Girls by Caroline Keen
  • Marmalade Atkins by Andrew Davies
  • The Malory Towers & St Clare’s books by Enid Blyton
  • The Chalet School books by Elinor M. Brent-Dyer
  • The Demon Headmaster by Gillian Cross
  • Frank Cottrell Boyce’s The Unforgotten Coat
  • Starting School by Janet Ahlberg

  • Our next Twitter #fedbkgrp is on Sunday 21st of October. Anyone with an interest in children’s books is welcome to join in, whether or not you are a member of the FCBG. The topic for the next chat is “life changing adventures/journeys”.

    Some members of the FCBG who you can find on twitter are @fcbgnews, @fcbgadam, @librarymice and @playbythebook.

    2 responses to “#fedbkgrp twitter chat: books set in schools”

    1. […] you’re interested in a list of school story recommendations, have a look here. The FCBG (Federation of Children’s Book Groups) hold a regular Twitter chat on various […]

    2. se7en says:

      Thanks so much for this, it is brilliant, I don’t always make the chats (bedtime and all that!!!) so I am thrilled to find a round-up!!!