The first meeting of the early career teachers’ reading group based at UCL Institute of Education got off to a ‘Zooming’ start. In our first meeting we made introductions and shared some of favourite new books. Some popular recommendations were the important 500 Words: Black Live Matter by various child authors and A Day in the Life of a Poo, a Gnu and You (a brilliant non-fiction comic by Mike Barfield and Jessica Bradley). Our many other book recommendations are being shared on a growing group padlet. In our second meeting we will focus on poetry, and plan to send mystery poems to each other!