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Tom Fletcher launches new book club - see what he recommends

The McFly singer's recommendations are available at WHSmith

Chloe Best

Tom Fletcher has launched his own book club at WHSmith in a bid to get more children reading. The McFly singer, who is also a best-selling children's author, has recommended ten "incredible" books to start the club, which are all available in stores now.

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The project was unveiled with a special video on Monday, which shows Tom sneaking into a WHSmith store after closing time and singing: "We need a book club, a children's book club, but who could choose the books? Well how about me?"

Tom Fletcher has launched his own children's book club

Tom has shortlisted ten children's books for the launch, including two that could possibly be his "favourite books ever", and fiction that is suitable for both new readers and more confident readers alike. Here are Tom's top ten new children's books...

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  1. Kid Normal by Greg James and Chris Smith
  2. A Place Called Perfect by Helena Duggan
  3. Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Frank Cottrell Boyce
  4. Clarice Bean Utterly Me by Lauren Child
  5. Beetle Boy by M.G. Leonard
  6. Witch Wars by Sibeal Pounder
  7. Dog Man by Dav Pilkey
  8. You're a Bad Man, Mr Gum! by Andy Stanton
  9. My Brother is a Superhero by David Solomons
  10. Barry Loser: I'm Not a Loser by Jim Smith

Tom has recommended ten new books for the launch

Tom released his debut children's novel, The Christmasaurus, in 2016 and its huge success has seen it transformed into a stage play that will arrive at London's Eventim Apollo on 22 December. He is set to release his second novel, The Creakers, in October.

The 32-year-old appears to come from a family of talented writers; his wife Giovanna Fletcher will release her new novel, Some Kind of Wonderful, in November. Meanwhile his younger sister Carrie's debut novel was a number one bestseller when it was published in 2016.

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