Teen Blog

Welcome to the Teen Blog! This is a unique platform where your voice can be heard! Do let us know about any of the following, and there will be a £20 book voucher for every Blog published.

The word count for the Blog should be 300-600 words, and  can be written in Welsh or English. Please return the completed Blogs to jhe@llgc.org.uk

Good luck! 🙂

February 25, 2021

Play Your Part in ‘Rewilding the World’

We are living through an era of dynamic globalisation. Social, political and economic change due to coronavirus is to the detriment of our environment. It is becoming easy to overlook global issues that may not be central to our personal lives. Yet they have not disappeared. In fact, our planet requires help now, more than […]

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January 12, 2021

Book Blogging 101: @CwtchBookClub 

  Hello lovely readers! My name is Brontë and I run a blog where I chat about the books that I read. I began blogging in April because I wanted to be able to share my book recommendations and reviews with other readers. Since then, my blog and instagram have grown to a community of […]

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December 14, 2020

Magical Worlds and Self-Discovery in Young Adult Fiction / Hâf Davies

I’ve been an avid reader for as long as I can remember! At the beginning of each Summer holiday I would take a trip to my local library and stock up on novels to read. I remember taking eleven books to the desk when I knew the limit was ten, only to discover the limit […]

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November 27, 2020

Young Adult Tales of Exploration & Survival / by Esme Wilde

My name is Esme Wilde, I am 13, and I enjoy romantic and adventure books. My favourite book series this year was ‘The Hunger Games’ trilogy by Suzanne Collins. In this Blog, I am sharing my thoughts about two other great books I have read recently – The Polar Bear Explorers Club by Alex Ball and The […]

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November 16, 2020

Digital Havens of the Imagination – Online Libraries during Lockdown

My name is Lila Nunn, I’m 14 years old and live by the sea in Barry, Vale of Glamorgan with my family and my cat. I’m an avid reader always on the hunt for new authors and literary adventures to indulge in! My favourite genre is adventure, and I especially enjoy survival themes. ‘The Explorer’ […]

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October 28, 2020

Fifteen Fiction Recommendations for Black History Month / by Brontë Reynolds

The Black Lives Matter movement has gained some much-needed traction over the last few months, and many individuals are looking inwardly to reflect on how they can better support the cause. One of the many ways that we can support the movement is through educating ourselves. This can be as simple to implement into our […]

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August 14, 2020

The Girl with the Louding Voice

Book Review of Abi Dare’s Girl with the Louding Voice by Sian Williams This incredibly insightful novel follows the arduous life of 14-year old Adunni who lives in Nigeria with her father and brothers until they can no longer afford her school fees. Adunni’s life is full of injustice, with her mother passing away, being […]

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Win Book Vouchers for Writing About your Reading Journey

Would you like your Blog published? Welsh Libraries are creating a new Teen Blog as a platform for your reading experiences! There will be a chance to win £20 Book Vouchers for every published Blog. Some ideas for the Blog could be the following: A review or insight into a book you are reading / […]

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Enchanting new YA book ‘Wilde’ by Children’s Laureate, Eloise Williams

Eloise Williams is the inaugural Children’s Laureate Wales 2019-2021, an initiative run by Literature Wales. She has published three books for young people with Firefly Press, Elen’s Island, Gaslight and Seaglass. Eloise’s fourth book – Wilde – will be published in May 2020. We caught up with Eloise to find out more about her new book, […]

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