Latest Book Reviews

  • Thank You

    I received this book this morning and have had to read it at least 10 times already. My two-year-old keeps asking for it again and again. He particularly...

  • Let's Go Home, Baby Chick

    Let's Go Home, Baby Chick is a lovely, interactive book for tiny readers! Throughout the book, there are counters to move along a path wh...

  • Can I Sit in the Middle?

    A child sitting on a sofa calls to the others that it is time for a story and soon, Zebra, Cat, Hamster, Lion and Child are all ready to read.  However, i...

  • Look Out! Hungry Lion (Look Out! Hungry Animals)

    This is a fun, energetic story about the food chain for young children who enjoy hide and seek, with an edge! Lion is hungry and looking for a snack. Will...

  • Tummy Time: Farm

    Tummy Time: Farm is an interesting mixture between a book and a toy for tummy time! This book can be read as a normal story but can also...

  • Where's Mr Tractor?

    A lovely book for teeny ones to enjoy! We loved the felt flaps to open - they are soft and very large and so are easy for baby to grab. The pictures in th...

  • Thank You

    Thank You by Jarvis is a beautiful rhyming story about a little boy and all the things he is thankful for. The story mixes his words of t...

  • Once Upon a Storytime

    In this heartwarming story, we see how a young girl, Nia, and her mum bond over bedtime stories. As they explore classic fairytales, Nia asks what would h...

  • Who Rules the Rockpool?

    Who Rules the Rockpool? is a wonderfully colourful picture book with cartoon style illustrations. The speech bubbles throughout add humou...

  • I Really, Really Need a Poo

    I Really, Really Need a Poo is a really funny book, full of lots of laughs. Its all about a bush baby who really, really needs a poo, but...

  • Supertato: Eviltato vs Superpea: A brand-new adventure in the blockbuster series!

    The veggies are reading their favourite comic books at night in the supermarket when they find an advertisement for a kit to turn them more bad or good. W...

  • Measuring Me

    Measuring Me is a really fun book! It has lots of interesting facts about the human body so it is a great way to learn new things in a fu...

  • Once Upon a Big Idea: The Story of Inventions

    Once Upon a Big Idea: The Story of Inventions is a bold and beautiful book! The reader is taken on a journey through time and inventions...

  • This Book Will Make You An Artist

    This book WILL make you an artist! This non-fiction book is full of ideas to create your own masterpieces inspired by your favourite artists. On every dou...

  • Press Start! Super Rabbit Boy Blasts Off!

    Press Start! Super Rabbit Boy Blasts Off! is the fifth book in Thomas Flintham's series cleverly based on children's love of computer gam...

  • Vile Virginia and the Curse that Got Worse

    Vile Virginia and the Curse that Got Worse is an absolute block buster of a picture book. The rhythmical rhyming text guides you through...

  • The Best Eid Ever

    The Best Eid Ever is a fantastic resource, and one of very few available in narrative form for children. It is a great way to teach and r...

  • Adventuremice: Mice on the Ice

    Adventuremice: Mice on the Ice is the third instalment of the Adventuremice series, from...

  • Once Upon a Big Idea: The Story of Inventions

    Once Upon a Big Idea is a brightly coloured and fun guide to the wonderful inventions humans have made since the Stone Age, right up to t...

  • Lola and Larch Fix a Fairy Forest

    Lola and Larch Fix A Fairy Forest is absolutely magical! My daughter and I both loved it. The story follows Lola, a young girl, who rescu...

  • Pirates of Darksea

    Pirates of Darksea is a high energy, high drama and electrifyingly exciting epic adventure on the high seas. Prepare to get swept away on...

  • Stink: Fairy vs Wizard: A Stink Adventure (Stink)

    Stink is back! Jenny Mclachlan has given us another instalment of the Danny Todd diaries and it does not disappoint. Stink: Fairy Vs Wizard</stron...

  • Stink: Fairy vs Boy

    Stink: Fairy Vs Boy is a new diary series created and illustrated by Jenny Mclachlan. It is a laugh-out-loud tale of magical misc...

  • Stink: Fairy vs Wizard: A Stink Adventure (Stink)

    Stink is back! Lovingly called 'the worst fairy ever' in book one, she is back in this new adventure to torment poor Danny, only this time it has somethin...

  • Shiver Point: A Tap At The Window

    The second book of Gabriel Dylan's Shiver Point Series, A Tap at the Window, does not disappoint. This chilling horror story is a perfect...

  • The Glorious Race of Magical Beasts

    The Glorious Race of Magical Beasts is an absolutely amazing and epic adventure across perilous, peculiar and far flung lands in a race of a lifet...

  • Hide and Seek: A Bletchley Park Mystery

    Hide and Seek follows on from Rhian Tracey's I Spy: A Bletchley Park Mystery but is...

  • Feather (The Twitchers)

    The Twitchers are back! When Ava goes on a school trip to a museum, she finds herself in the middle of a robbery. Hundreds of...

  • Artezans: The Forgotten Magic: Book 1

    Twins Edward and Elodie Crane are part of a magical family. Their dads are Artezans - 'ones who can wield magic that flows through them'.  Every summer th...

  • The Pirate's Dragon: Legends of the Sky #3

    I have been waiting a while for the conclusion of the magical and thrilling Legends of the Sky...

  • Seven Million Sunflowers

    Malcolm Duffy's latest novel is an authentic, emotional story of a displaced Ukranian family which will resonate with anyone living or working with famili...

  • A Cure Ever After: the spellbinding sequel to Once Upon a Fever

    A Cure Ever After is the sequel to Once Upon a Fever (shortlisted for the Waterstones Children's...

  • The Lights Under the Lake (Scarlet and Ivy, Book 4)

    An amazing book where you never know whats going to happen next.

  • Where the Heart Should Be

    All of Crossan's books are deeply affecting, totally immersive and utterly unforgettable and Where the Heart Should Be is no exception.</...

  • On Silver Tides

    Sylvia Bishop has written a wonderful story that will transport you to a fantasy world set within our own. On Silver Tides is set on the...

  • On Silver Tides

    16-year-old Kelda and her family belong to a race of hidden people called silvermen. They can swim like fish and breathe through their skin. They live on...

  • One Last Breath

    Two teenage girls. A new town. And a pair of 20-year-old cold case murders. Tru, an 18 year old high school graduate, plans on spending her summer with he...

  • Lie or Die

    Lie or Die is a gameshow that is based on a well know game called Mafia. The contestants are selected by an interview with the hostess, P...

  • One Last Breath

    One Last Breath is fantastic. I couldn't read it fast enough! What begins as a teenage romance soon becomes something more sinister in th...

  • The Invocations

    FIVE WOMEN ARE DEAD. The killer leaves no fingerprints, no DNA. Police are utterly stumped. In a world where only women can use magic and the men who know...

  • Stitched Up

    This is a very inspirational book and shows the reality and that all dreams don't always come true

  • Goddess Crown

    Kalothia has been raised in hiding. Her guardians a loyal aunt and tutor, and a series of bodyguards who watch her every step. But she plans an audacious...

ReadingZone Authors of the Month

  • James Carter

    James Carter

    James Carter introduces Once Upon a Big Idea, the latest in his poetry books exploring ideas and science ab...

  • Sufiya Ahmed & Hazem Asif

    Sufiya Ahmed & Hazem Asif

    Sufiya Ahmed and illustrator Hazem Asif introduce their new picture book, The Best Eid Ever.      </p...

  • Matty Long

    Matty Long

    Matty Long creates picture books including Who Rules the Rockpool?, the Super Happy Magic Forest series, Turbo Bunnies, and...

  • Anna Wilson & Harry Woodgate

    Anna Wilson & Harry Woodgate

    Anna Wilson lives in Cornwall in the UK with her husband and dog, cat, ducks and a tortoise called Hercules...

  • Nima Patel

    Nima Patel

    Nima Patel is a psychology graduate, parenting coach, children's author and former primary school teacher,...

  • Ruth Doyle & Alexandra Finkeldey

    Ruth Doyle & Alexandra Finkeldey

    Ruth Doyle's new picture book, A Horse Called Now, explores children's worries with the help of a horse, No...

  • David Almond   (Picture Books)

    David Almond (Picture Books)

    David Almond spent his childhood in Newcastle playing football, camping with his friends and singing as an...

  • Jumana Rahman

    Jumana Rahman

    Jumana Nikita Rahman is a self-proclaimed "fun mom" and learned to ride a bike very late in life just to pr...

  • Chloe Savage

    Chloe Savage

    Chloe Savage was born and raised in Stevenage. She has a First Class BA Honours in...

  • Sarah Coyle

    Sarah Coyle

    Sarah Coyle is the author of The Biggest Story, illustrated by Dan Taylor, and Once You're asleep, illustrated by Carolina R...

  • Em Lynas

    Em Lynas

    Em Lynas loves to write funny picture books, and stories for children about magic, dragons and folklore. Em...

  • Barry Timms & Ged Adamson

    Barry Timms & Ged Adamson

    Barry Timms grew up in Cornwall. He spent his early years mending pop-up books brought home from the librar...

  • Em Lynas: The Goat and the Stoat and the Boat

    Em Lynas: The Goat and the Stoat and the Boat

    Em Lynas loves to write funny books and her latest picture book The Goat and the Stoat and the Boat is a hi...

  • Craig Barr-Green & Francis Martin

    Craig Barr-Green & Francis Martin

    Craig Barr-Green writes picture books, non-fiction titles and theatre productions for children. He lectures...

  • Stephanie Taylor is a British-born author of Jamaican heritage. Married to Michael, she has two amazing gro...

  • Sam Copeland

    Sam Copeland

    Sam Copeland is an author, which has come as something of a shock to him. He is f...

  • Tracey Corderoy & Steven Lenton

    Tracey Corderoy & Steven Lenton

    Tracey Corderoy grew up in South Wales, on a council estate firmly sandwiched between the steel and chemica...

  • Nishani Reed lives on a steep hill, which means that her garden is taller than her house! She spends a lot...

  • Kate Pankhurst

    Kate Pankhurst

    Kate Pankhurst, bestselling author and illustrator of the Fantastically Great Women books, introdu...

  • Jennie Cashman Wilson

    Jennie Cashman Wilson

    Becoming Brave is Jennie Cashman-Wilson's first children's book. Her background is in arts fundraising and...

  • Rhiannon Findlay

    Rhiannon Findlay

    Rhiannon Findlay is a rising star in the world of children's picture books, whose talent for rhyme and imaginative story-tel...

  • David Melling

    David Melling

    David grew up in London with various siblings and a selection of animals. It took him a while to decide what he wanted to do...

  • Patrice Lawrence

    Patrice Lawrence

    Award-winning author Patrice Lawrence introduces her first picture book, Granny Came Here on the Empire Windrush. Pat...

  • Caryl Hart & Harry Woodgate

    Caryl Hart & Harry Woodgate

    Caryl Hart and Harry Woodgate's new picture book series, My Small World, encourag...

  • Bethan Clarke has been a story maker-upper ever since she could write them back t...

  • Deborah Chancellor

    Deborah Chancellor

    Deborah Chancellor has written over a hundred books for children, from toddlers to teenagers. She has tackled a broad range...

  • Sally Anne Garland

    Sally Anne Garland

    Sally Anne Garland grew up in the Highlands of Scotland. According to her parents, her first really good drawing, aged four,...

  • Clare Helen Welsh & Ana Sanfelippo

    Clare Helen Welsh & Ana Sanfelippo

    Clare Helen Welsh is a primary school teacher and children's author who lives in South West England with he...

  • John Kane

    John Kane

    When John Kane was younger, he liked to make up stories for his little sister. Jimmy and Bear, who appeared in them, are sti...

  • Rachel Morrisroe

    Rachel Morrisroe

    Rachel Morrisroe is a new voice in the world of rhyming picture books. She is working with leading pi...

  • Mariajo Ilustrajo

    Mariajo Ilustrajo

    Flooded is Mariajo Ilustrajo's first picture book, about a city of animals that must work together to solve the problem of f...

  • Jarvis

    Jarvis

    Jarvis, author of The Boy With Flowers In His Hair, shares his new picture book, Thank You, with ReadingZone. Jarvis's earli...

  • Catherine Doyle

    Catherine Doyle

    Catherine Doyle introduces her new swashbuckling tale, Pirates of Darksea!   Catherine grew up beside the Atlantic in the we...

  • Jenny McLachlan

    Jenny McLachlan

    Stink the troublesome fairy is back in Fairy Vs Wizard  Jenny McLachlan's first b...

  • Gabriel Dylan

    Gabriel Dylan

    For readers who like their adventures laced with a dash of horror.... Look out for Gabriel Dylan's Shiver Point series!...

  • Guy Bass & Pete Williamson

    Guy Bass & Pete Williamson

    The bestselling Stitch Head series is getting a new look - as a graphic novel!  Author Guy Bass and illustr...

  • Ruth Millington

    Ruth Millington

    Ruth Millington is a Birmingham-based art critic and writer whose has now written a book to inspire children as artists; Thi...

  • Alex Bell

    Alex Bell

    Alex Bell introduces her magical new middle grade novel, The Glorious Race of Magical Beasts, the latest in a range of  nove...

  • Bex Hogan

    Bex Hogan

    Bronte Tempestra is author Bex Hogan's first young fiction series and it's packed with adventure, friendship and magical cre...

  • Ross Welford

    Ross Welford

    Ross Welford worked as a business journalist before becoming a freelance writer and television producer, working on shows su...

  • Eoin Colfer

    Eoin Colfer

    Eoin Colfer worked as a teacher before turning his attention to full-time writing for children. He is best known for his phe...

  • Padraig Kenny

    Padraig Kenny

    Padraig Kenny is an Irish writer from County Kildare, now living in Limerick. Previously an arts journalist, a teacher and a...

  • Peter Brown

    Peter Brown

    Peter has always loved telling stories and grew up telling stories by drawing characters and scenes from his imagination. As...

  • PA Staff

    PA Staff

    PA Staff is a science communicator and vet by day, writer by night. Born and living in Norfolk, she spent her childhood grow...

  • Katherine Rundell

    Katherine Rundell

    Katherine Rundell is a bestselling author and whose novels for children include Rooftoppers, The Wolf <br /...

  • Dashe Roberts

    Dashe Roberts

    Dashe Roberts has spent most of her life living on either coast of the US. After several years working in the New York theat...

  • Yaba Badoe and Joelle Avelino

    Yaba Badoe and Joelle Avelino

    Yaba Badoe is an award-winning documentary filmmaker and author. Yaba was born in Ghana but now lives in Lo...

  • Nikita Gill

    Nikita Gill

    Nikita Gill is an Irish-Indian poet with a world-wide fan-base of over 650,000 Instagram followers. Her poe...

  • Yassmin Abdel-Magied

    Yassmin Abdel-Magied

    Author and campaigner Yassmin Abdel-Magied talks to ReadingZone about her book Stand Up and Speak Out Against Racism.  <...

  • Katya Balen

    Katya Balen

    Katya read English at university and then completed an MPhil researching the impact of stories on autistic children's behavi...

  • Laura Mucha trained as a lawyer and is now an award-winning poet and author. Some of her writing is funny,...

  • Derek Keilty

    Derek Keilty

    Author Derek Keilty lives just outside Belfast in Northern Ireland with his Canadian wife and twin teenage daughters. They h...

  • Ben Davis

    Ben Davis

    Ben Davis is an award-winning children's author whose books include <a href="/books/the-private-blog-of-joe...

  • Helen Cooper

    Helen Cooper

    Helen Cooper is an author and illustrator whose work includes classic titles such as The Bear Under the Stairs, Pumpkin Soup...

  • Carlie Sorosiak - A World of Dogs

    Carlie Sorosiak - A World of Dogs

    Carlie Sorosiak lives in Atlanta, Georgia, with her husband and her American Dingo, Dany. A bestselling chi...

  • Thomas Taylor

    Thomas Taylor

    Thomas Taylor introduces his latest and possibly last Eerie-on-Sea adventure, Mermedusa. Will the mysteries of Eerie-on-Sea...

  • Hiba Noor Khan & Salini Perera

    Hiba Noor Khan & Salini Perera

    Hiba Noor Khan is a double-Masters holder who has worked in refugee advocacy for The Children's Society, as...

  • Matt Brown

    Matt Brown

    Matt Brown is an author and broadcaster based in the UK. His books for children including FCBG Children's B...

  • Robin Scott-Elliot

    Robin Scott-Elliot

    Scottish born author Robin Scott-Elliot's latest historical fiction novel, Sweet Skies, takes us to post-wa...

  • Sarah Todd Taylor

    Sarah Todd Taylor

    Join Alice Éclair in her extraordinary spying adventures, A Recipe for Trouble, A Spoonful of Spyin...

  • Annabelle Sami

    Annabelle Sami

    Annabelle Sami is a writer and performer. She grew up next to the sea on the sout...

  • Joshua Seigal

    Joshua Seigal

    Joshua Seigal is a poet, performer and workshop leader; Who Let the Words Out is his latest collection. Jos...

  • Helen Peters

    Helen Peters

    Helen Peters revisits the past in her new book, Friends and Traitors, set in Britain during WWII. Helen grew up on an old-fa...

  • AM Howell

    AM Howell

    A.M. Howell has always been inspired by the stories around her, and how imagination can unlock the secrets of the past. Her...

  • Sufiya Ahmed

    Sufiya Ahmed

    Sufiya Ahmed worked in advertising and in the House of Commons before becoming a full-time author. In 2010 she set up the BI...

  • Kate Pankhurst

    Kate Pankhurst

    Kate Pankhurst, bestselling author and illustrator of the Fantastically Great Women books, introdu...

  • Tania Unsworth

    Tania Unsworth

    Tania Unsworth's new book, Nowhere Island, explores how four children survive on an island hidden from sight. Tania spent he...

  • Judith Eagle

    Judith Eagle

    Judith Eagle introduces her latest historical fiction novel, The Stolen Songbird, about a famous picture and three children...

  • Paige Braddock

    Paige Braddock

    Comic creator Paige Braddock introduces her new children's graphic novel, Peanut, Butter and Crackers. Paige is the Chief Cr...

  •  Hiba Noor Khan

    Hiba Noor Khan

    Hiba Noor Khan is a writer and activist based in the north of England. Her academ...

  • Hayley Webster

    Hayley Webster

    Hayley Webster writes stories about how people try to make sense of the world around them, when it so often doesn't make sen...

  • Andrew Jennings

    Andrew Jennings

    Andrew Jennings is the author of the bestselling series Vocabulary Ninja and Comprehension Ninja, and now Spelling Ninja. An...

  • James Burks

    James Burks

    Animator and graphic novel creator James Burks introduces his action-packed series, Agent 9. James is himself a master of di...

  • Katherine Rundell

    Katherine Rundell

    Katherine Rundell is the million-copy bestselling author of five children's novels and has won the Costa Ch...

  • Olivia Tuffin

    Olivia Tuffin

    Olivia Tuffin lives on an arable farm in Dorset with her farmer husband Clive, two children, and an assortment of ponies, do...

  • Davina Tijani & Adam Douglas-Bagley

    Davina Tijani & Adam Douglas-Bagley

    Davina writes speculative and fantastical stories and her new series, Yomi and the Fury of Ninki Nanka, fea...

  • Nick Crumpton & Gavin Scott

    Nick Crumpton & Gavin Scott

    Dr Nick Crumpton's new book, Everything You Know About Sharks is Wrong gives us a...

  • Steven Lenton

    Steven Lenton

    Steven Lenton, creator of the Genie and Teeny series for young readers, works from his studio in B...

  • Skye McKenna

    Skye McKenna

    Look out for witches, goblins and a village with secrets in Hedgewitch, Skye McKenna's magical debut novel,...

  • Andy Shepherd

    Andy Shepherd

    Andy Shepherd is a bestselling author of The Boy Who Grew Dragons series, and picture books. She lives near Cambridge with h...

  • Katya Balen: The Thames and Tide Club

    Katya Balen: The Thames and Tide Club

    Katya read English at university and then completed an MPhil researching the impact of stories on autistic children's behavi...

  • Laura Mucha & Ed Smith

    Laura Mucha & Ed Smith

    Laura and Ed are fascinated by the things we humans grow, cook and eat. They also share and enjoy many meal...

  • Simon Fox

    Simon Fox

    Running out of Time is Simon Fox's first novel after 20 years trapped in the dungeon of accountancy.  He is determined to ne...

  • Sophie Cameron

    Sophie Cameron

    Sophie Cameron's new novel, Away With Words, is a lyrical story about language, communication and poetry. Sophie is a YA and...

  • M.A. Bennett  (The Butterfly Club series)

    M.A. Bennett (The Butterfly Club series)

    M.A. Bennett, bestselling author of STAGS, introduces her time-travel adventure series, The Butterfly Club, for middle grade...

  • Ross Montgomery

    Ross Montgomery

    Ross Montgomery started writing stories as a teenager, when he should have been doing homework, and continued doing so at un...

  • Francesca Gibbons

    Francesca Gibbons

    Francesca Gibbons has been telling tall tales for as long as she can remember. She had the idea for The Sha...

  • Roland Chambers

    Roland Chambers

    Roland Chambers talks to ReadingZone about his new children's book, The Rage of the Sea Witch. Roland is an author and...

  • Andy Sagar

    Andy Sagar

    Andy Sagar previously worked as a teaching assistant in a primary school and has just finished studying for...

  • Skye Melki-Wegner

    Skye Melki-Wegner

    Skye Melki-Wegner is a YA and children's fantasy author and dinosaur lover. Over the years, she has worked everywhere from a...

  • Kiyash Monsef

    Kiyash Monsef

    Kiyash Monsef grew up in northern California in a house on the slope of a forested ravine, with his parents, his Ir...

  • Alexandra Beever

    Alexandra Beever

    DC Alexandra Beever has been a detective with Thames Valley Police for 15 years. Following a science degree...

  • MG Leonard

    MG Leonard

    MG Leonard's Twitch series takes us into the world of birds and bird watching. She is also the author of be...

  • Cath Howe

    Cath Howe

    Cath Howe's new book, My Life on Fire, follows what happens when a child's home and possessions are destroy...

  • Nizrana Farook

    Nizrana Farook

    The Boy Who Saved a Bear is the latest adventure from Nizrana Farook, whose books also inc...

  • Misa Sugiura

    Misa Sugiura

    Misa Sugiura's ancestors include a poet, a priestess, a samurai, and a stowaway. She writes contemporary young adult and mid...

  • Cath Howe - Call the Puffins

    Cath Howe - Call the Puffins

    Cath Howe is well known for exploring the everyday lives of children and her new series for younger children, Call the Puffi...

  • Joseph Coelho

    Joseph Coelho

    Joseph Coelho is a performance poet, children's author, and the Waterstones Children's Laureate for 2022-2024.  He grew up i...

  • David Owen

    David Owen

    Having worked as a freelance games journalist and taught on a BA Creative Writing course for three years, David Owen's debut...

  • Philip Reeve has been writing stories since he was five years old but Mortal Engines was the first to be pu...

  • Charles Dowding

    Charles Dowding

    Charles Dowding is an innovator of no dig, organic growing since 1983, who has built up a large and dedicat...

  • Alice M Ross

    Alice M Ross

    Alice M Ross has spent most of her career as a journalist at the Financial Times, where she was most recently Deputy News Ed...

  • Ruth Lauren

    Ruth Lauren

    Ruth Lauren has been a teacher and worked in lots of different offices, but she likes writing best, as well as walking in th...

  • Iszi Lawrence

    Iszi Lawrence

    Iszi Lawrence is a comedian, podcaster and history presenter and she also writes children's books, including Blackbe...

  • Gill Lewis

    Gill Lewis

    After realising her childhood dream of becoming a vet, Gill worked in the UK and overseas, everywhere from Africa to the Arc...

  • Alasdair Beckett-King

    Alasdair Beckett-King

    Comedian and writer Alasdair Beckett-King's first book for children is the hilarious murder-mystery Montgom...

  • Clare Weze

    Clare Weze

    Clare Weze was raised in London and Yorkshire and has British and Nigerian heritage. She writes for adults and children and...

  • Colm Field

    Colm Field

    Colm Field gets called 'Colin' a lot. He lives in London with his three kids and his partner. Colm is happi...

  • Brian Conaghan

    Brian Conaghan

    Brian Conaghan lives and works in the Scottish town of Coatbridge. He was a teacher for many years and taught in Scotland, I...

  • Sinéad O'Hart

    Sinéad O'Hart

    Sinéad O'Hart was raised in a small house full of books in the south-east of Ireland. She has a degree in Medieval English a...

  • Pamela Butchart

    Pamela Butchart

    As a child, Pamela was lucky enough to grow up in a house full of pets and go to a primary school where lots of spooky and w...

  • Leah Mohammed

    Leah Mohammed

    Leah Mohammed's debut book for younger readers follows Luma who discovers a young dragon in her garden. </p...

  • Catherine Jacob

    Catherine Jacob

    The adventures in Catherine Jacob's new series, Puppy Club, were inspired by her family's new puppy. Catherine is a w...

  • Fleur Hitchcock

    Fleur Hitchcock

    Fleur Hitchcock's latest murder mystery novel, Murder at Snowfall, is now available and is her most sinister yet.... Fleur b...

  • Sarah Ann Juckes

    Sarah Ann Juckes

    Sarah Ann Juckes writes books for young people.  The Hunt for the Nightingale was her first novel for children, followed by...

  • Kirsty Applebaum

    Kirsty Applebaum

    Kirsty Applebaum talks to ReadingZone about her new series of books for younger readers, which begins with Princess...

  • Jason Rohan

    Jason Rohan

    Jason Rohan's new book S.T.E.A.L.T.H.: Access Denied (Nosy Crow Books) is the first in an action-packed, ga...

  • Isabel Thomas

    Isabel Thomas

    Isabel Thomas is a science writer and the author of a galaxy of books for young audiences, including Moth:...

  • Nicola Morgan

    Nicola Morgan

    Nicola Morgan, aka The Teenage Brain Woman, is an award-winning author and speaker on many areas of well-being and learning....

  • Jessica Scott-Whyte

    Jessica Scott-Whyte

    The Asparagus Bunch is  Jessica Scott-Whyte's debut novel. Jessica was born and raised in Dublin. She studied French and His...

  • Elys Dolan

    Elys Dolan

    Rex Dinosaur in Disguise is the brilliantly funny novel for younger readers from E...

  • Sarah Crossan

    Sarah Crossan

    Sarah Crossan introduces her powerful new verse novel, Where the Heart Should Be (Bloomsbury YA). Sa...

  • Catherine Doyle

    Catherine Doyle

    Catherine Doyle introduces her new swashbuckling tale, Pirates of Darksea!   Catherine grew up beside the Atlantic in the we...

  • Nora Dasnes

    Nora Dasnes

    Nora Dåsnes is an author and illustrator. Cross My Heart and Never Lie is her debut as a writer and illustr...

  • Sylvia Bishop

    Sylvia Bishop

    Sylvia Bishop's new book, On Silver Tides, is her first novel for teenagers. Sylvia spent an entire childhood reading fictio...

  • Gabriel Dylan

    Gabriel Dylan

    For readers who like their adventures laced with a dash of horror.... Look out for Gabriel Dylan's Shiver Point series!...

  • Tim Hall

    Tim Hall

    The inspiration to write about Robin Hood struck Tim Hall while trekking in the 'primal and dangerous landscape' of the Amaz...

  • Ross Welford

    Ross Welford

    Ross Welford worked as a business journalist before becoming a freelance writer and television producer, working on shows su...

  • Candy Gourlay

    Candy Gourlay

    Candy Gourlay is of Filipino heritage, and was a journalist before becoming an author. Her novels Tall Story (her debut) and...

  • Rhianna Pratchett & Gabrielle Kent

    Rhianna Pratchett & Gabrielle Kent

    Rhianna Pratchett was a journalist before moving into the video games industry, writing on titles including...

  • PA Staff

    PA Staff

    PA Staff is a science communicator and vet by day, writer by night. Born and living in Norfolk, she spent her childhood grow...

  • Katherine Rundell

    Katherine Rundell

    Katherine Rundell is a bestselling author and whose novels for children include Rooftoppers, The Wolf <br /...

  • Dashe Roberts

    Dashe Roberts

    Dashe Roberts has spent most of her life living on either coast of the US. After several years working in the New York theat...

  • Lisa Williamson

    Lisa Williamson

    Lisa Williamson grew up in Nottingham, studied drama and worked as an actor on stage and TV. Her first nove...

  • Yaba Badoe and Joelle Avelino

    Yaba Badoe and Joelle Avelino

    Yaba Badoe is an award-winning documentary filmmaker and author. Yaba was born in Ghana but now lives in Lo...

  • Yassmin Abdel-Magied

    Yassmin Abdel-Magied

    Author and campaigner Yassmin Abdel-Magied talks to ReadingZone about her book Stand Up and Speak Out Against Racism.  <...

  • Katya Balen

    Katya Balen

    Katya read English at university and then completed an MPhil researching the impact of stories on autistic children's behavi...

  • Carlie Sorosiak - A World of Dogs

    Carlie Sorosiak - A World of Dogs

    Carlie Sorosiak lives in Atlanta, Georgia, with her husband and her American Dingo, Dany. A bestselling chi...

  • Thomas Taylor

    Thomas Taylor

    Thomas Taylor introduces his latest and possibly last Eerie-on-Sea adventure, Mermedusa. Will the mysteries of Eerie-on-Sea...

  • Hiba Noor Khan & Salini Perera

    Hiba Noor Khan & Salini Perera

    Hiba Noor Khan is a double-Masters holder who has worked in refugee advocacy for The Children's Society, as...

  • Robin Scott-Elliot

    Robin Scott-Elliot

    Scottish born author Robin Scott-Elliot's latest historical fiction novel, Sweet Skies, takes us to post-wa...

  • Helen Peters

    Helen Peters

    Helen Peters revisits the past in her new book, Friends and Traitors, set in Britain during WWII. Helen grew up on an old-fa...

  • AM Howell

    AM Howell

    A.M. Howell has always been inspired by the stories around her, and how imagination can unlock the secrets of the past. Her...

  • Sufiya Ahmed

    Sufiya Ahmed

    Sufiya Ahmed worked in advertising and in the House of Commons before becoming a full-time author. In 2010 she set up the BI...

  • Tania Unsworth

    Tania Unsworth

    Tania Unsworth's new book, Nowhere Island, explores how four children survive on an island hidden from sight. Tania spent he...

  • Judith Eagle

    Judith Eagle

    Judith Eagle introduces her latest historical fiction novel, The Stolen Songbird, about a famous picture and three children...

  • Hayley Webster

    Hayley Webster

    Hayley Webster writes stories about how people try to make sense of the world around them, when it so often doesn't make sen...

  • Freja Nicole Woolf

    Freja Nicole Woolf

    Freja Nicole Woolf wrote her debut Never Trust a Gemini at just 24 years - a joyful, romantic alternative to the issue-led L...

  • Olivia Tuffin

    Olivia Tuffin

    Olivia Tuffin lives on an arable farm in Dorset with her farmer husband Clive, two children, and an assortment of ponies, do...

  • Nick Crumpton & Gavin Scott

    Nick Crumpton & Gavin Scott

    Dr Nick Crumpton's new book, Everything You Know About Sharks is Wrong gives us a...

  • Sarah Hagger-Holt

    Sarah Hagger-Holt

    Sarah Hagger-Holt is an award-winning and critically acclaimed author. Her debut novel for childre...

  • Simon Fox

    Simon Fox

    Running out of Time is Simon Fox's first novel after 20 years trapped in the dungeon of accountancy.  He is determined to ne...

  • Sophie Cameron

    Sophie Cameron

    Sophie Cameron's new novel, Away With Words, is a lyrical story about language, communication and poetry. Sophie is a YA and...

  • M.A. Bennett  (The Butterfly Club series)

    M.A. Bennett (The Butterfly Club series)

    M.A. Bennett, bestselling author of STAGS, introduces her time-travel adventure series, The Butterfly Club, for middle grade...

  • Ross Montgomery

    Ross Montgomery

    Ross Montgomery started writing stories as a teenager, when he should have been doing homework, and continued doing so at un...

  • Mel Darbon

    Mel Darbon

    Mel spent a large part of her childhood inventing stories to keep her autistic brother happy on car journeys. Having worked...

  • Elizabeth Wein

    Elizabeth Wein

    Elizabeth Wein was born in New York and grew up in England, Jamaica and Pennsylvania. She holds American and British citizen...

  • Francesca Gibbons

    Francesca Gibbons

    Francesca Gibbons has been telling tall tales for as long as she can remember. She had the idea for The Sha...

  • Skye Melki-Wegner

    Skye Melki-Wegner

    Skye Melki-Wegner is a YA and children's fantasy author and dinosaur lover. Over the years, she has worked everywhere from a...

  • Kiyash Monsef

    Kiyash Monsef

    Kiyash Monsef grew up in northern California in a house on the slope of a forested ravine, with his parents, his Ir...

  • Alexandra Beever

    Alexandra Beever

    DC Alexandra Beever has been a detective with Thames Valley Police for 15 years. Following a science degree...

  • MG Leonard

    MG Leonard

    MG Leonard's Twitch series takes us into the world of birds and bird watching. She is also the author of be...

  • Cath Howe

    Cath Howe

    Cath Howe's new book, My Life on Fire, follows what happens when a child's home and possessions are destroy...

  • Nizrana Farook

    Nizrana Farook

    The Boy Who Saved a Bear is the latest adventure from Nizrana Farook, whose books also inc...

  • Misa Sugiura

    Misa Sugiura

    Misa Sugiura's ancestors include a poet, a priestess, a samurai, and a stowaway. She writes contemporary young adult and mid...

  • Alice M Ross

    Alice M Ross

    Alice M Ross has spent most of her career as a journalist at the Financial Times, where she was most recently Deputy News Ed...

  • Ruth Lauren

    Ruth Lauren

    Ruth Lauren has been a teacher and worked in lots of different offices, but she likes writing best, as well as walking in th...

  • Iszi Lawrence

    Iszi Lawrence

    Iszi Lawrence is a comedian, podcaster and history presenter and she also writes children's books, including Blackbe...

  • Jeremy Dronfield

    Jeremy Dronfield

    Jeremy Dronfield has written many books about the lives and adventures of amazing people from history. Most...

  • Clare Weze

    Clare Weze

    Clare Weze was raised in London and Yorkshire and has British and Nigerian heritage. She writes for adults and children and...

  • Brian Conaghan

    Brian Conaghan

    Brian Conaghan lives and works in the Scottish town of Coatbridge. He was a teacher for many years and taught in Scotland, I...

  • Sinéad O'Hart

    Sinéad O'Hart

    Sinéad O'Hart was raised in a small house full of books in the south-east of Ireland. She has a degree in Medieval English a...

  • Malcolm Duffy

    Malcolm Duffy

    Malcolm Duffy, Geordie born and bred, is a former creative director of Comic Relief who now writes contemporary novels for 1...

  • Fleur Hitchcock

    Fleur Hitchcock

    Fleur Hitchcock's latest murder mystery novel, Murder at Snowfall, is now available and is her most sinister yet.... Fleur b...

  • Sarah Ann Juckes

    Sarah Ann Juckes

    Sarah Ann Juckes writes books for young people.  The Hunt for the Nightingale was her first novel for children, followed by...

  • Jason Rohan

    Jason Rohan

    Jason Rohan's new book S.T.E.A.L.T.H.: Access Denied (Nosy Crow Books) is the first in an action-packed, ga...

  • Michelle Paver

    Michelle Paver

    Wolfbane, the ninth book in the Chronicles of Ancient Darkness series, brings to a close the internationally bestselling ser...

  • Finbar Hawkins

    Finbar Hawkins

    Finbar Hawkins's new novel Stone weaves ancient tales into a contemporary story. His debut novel, Witch, was shortlisted for...

  • Matt Goodfellow

    Matt Goodfellow

    Matt Goodfellow is from Manchester. He spends his time writing and touring the UK and beyond - visiting schools, libraries a...

  • Chris Vick

    Chris Vick

    In between writing and teaching, Chris Vick works for a whale and dolphin conservation charity which has helped inspire The...

  • Nicola Morgan

    Nicola Morgan

    Nicola Morgan, aka The Teenage Brain Woman, is an award-winning author and speaker on many areas of well-being and learning....

  • A.F. Harrold

    A.F. Harrold

    A.F. Harrold is an English poet and children's author, whose books include The Worlds We Leave Behind, The Song from Somewhe...

  • Jo Simmons

    Jo Simmons

    Jo Simmons is an author of funny fiction and her latest book, The Reluctant Vampire Queen, sees her writing funny books for...

  • Jessica Scott-Whyte

    Jessica Scott-Whyte

    The Asparagus Bunch is  Jessica Scott-Whyte's debut novel. Jessica was born and raised in Dublin. She studied French and His...

  • Sarah Crossan

    Sarah Crossan

    Sarah Crossan introduces her powerful new verse novel, Where the Heart Should Be (Bloomsbury YA). Sa...

  • Tim Hall

    Tim Hall

    The inspiration to write about Robin Hood struck Tim Hall while trekking in the 'primal and dangerous landscape' of the Amaz...

  • Shade Lapite

    Shade Lapite

    Shade Lapite is British-Nigerian and has drawn on her heritage to create the world of Goddess Crown. She spent a significant...

  • Kelly McCaughrain

    Kelly McCaughrain

    Kelly McCaughrain lives in Belfast where she works with disabled students in further education. Her debut novel, Fly...

  • Krystal Sutherland

    Krystal Sutherland

    Krystal Sutherland is the New York Times bestselling author of House of Hollow, A Semi-Definitive List of Worst Nightmares a...

  • Candy Gourlay

    Candy Gourlay

    Candy Gourlay is of Filipino heritage, and was a journalist before becoming an author. Her novels Tall Story (her debut) and...

  • Rhianna Pratchett & Gabrielle Kent

    Rhianna Pratchett & Gabrielle Kent

    Rhianna Pratchett was a journalist before moving into the video games industry, writing on titles including...

  • Sally Nicholls

    Sally Nicholls

    Sally Nicholls grew up in Stockton-on-Tees, and after school did a degree in Philosophy and Literature at Warwick and then t...

  • Freja Nicole Woolf

    Freja Nicole Woolf

    Freja Nicole Woolf wrote her debut Never Trust a Gemini at just 24 years - a joyful, romantic alternative to the issue-led L...

  • Becky Albertalli

    Becky Albertalli

    Becky Albertalli is the author of the acclaimed novels Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda (film: Love, Simon), The Upside of...

  • Simon Fox

    Simon Fox

    Running out of Time is Simon Fox's first novel after 20 years trapped in the dungeon of accountancy.  He is determined to ne...

  • Sara Barnard

    Sara Barnard

    Sara Barnard's Where the Light Goes is a powerful YA novel exploring grief, toxic fame and social media. Sa...

  • Mel Darbon

    Mel Darbon

    Mel spent a large part of her childhood inventing stories to keep her autistic brother happy on car journeys. Having worked...

  • Elizabeth Wein

    Elizabeth Wein

    Elizabeth Wein was born in New York and grew up in England, Jamaica and Pennsylvania. She holds American and British citizen...

  • Rachel Burge

    Rachel Burge

    YA author Rachel Burge's new novel, Waking the Witch, follows her earlier YA books The Twisted Tre...

  • Jesse Q Sutanto

    Jesse Q Sutanto

    Jesse writes books for children and adults, and her first YA romcom, Well, That Was Unexpected, is now available. Jes...

  • Malcolm Duffy

    Malcolm Duffy

    Malcolm Duffy, Geordie born and bred, is a former creative director of Comic Relief who now writes contemporary novels for 1...

  • JP Rose

    JP Rose

    Author JP Rose's first YA novel, The Haunting of Tyrese Walker, is a gripping psychological horror story. JP Rose was born i...

  • Darren Charlton

    Darren Charlton

    Darren Charlton's lifetime obsessions with the National Parks of America, horror, film music and 80s kids movies have all wo...

  • Finbar Hawkins

    Finbar Hawkins

    Finbar Hawkins's new novel Stone weaves ancient tales into a contemporary story. His debut novel, Witch, was shortlisted for...

  • Chris Vick

    Chris Vick

    In between writing and teaching, Chris Vick works for a whale and dolphin conservation charity which has helped inspire The...

  • Katharine and Elizabeth Corr

    Katharine and Elizabeth Corr

    Katharine and Elizabeth Corr revisit the Orpheus and Eurydice myth in their new Daughter of Darkne...

  • Jo Simmons

    Jo Simmons

    Jo Simmons is an author of funny fiction and her latest book, The Reluctant Vampire Queen, sees her writing funny books for...

  • Tracy Darnton

    Tracy Darnton

    Tracy Darnton's new tense YA page-turner, Ready or Not, follows a group of teenagers meeti...

  • Sue Divin

    Sue Divin

    Sue Divin is a Derry-based writer and peace worker, originally from Armagh in the North of Ireland. With a...

  • Sita Brahmachari

    Sita Brahmachari

    Sita Brahmachari's powerful new book, When Shadows Fall, weaves together themes of mental health, friendship and the e...

  • PA Staff

    PA Staff

    PA Staff is a science communicator and vet by day, writer by night. Born and living in Norfolk, she spent her childhood grow...

  • Davina Tijani & Adam Douglas-Bagley

    Davina Tijani & Adam Douglas-Bagley

    Davina writes speculative and fantastical stories and her new series, Yomi and the Fury of Ninki Nanka, fea...

  • Skye McKenna

    Skye McKenna

    Look out for witches, goblins and a village with secrets in Hedgewitch, Skye McKenna's magical debut novel,...

  • Bethan Clarke has been a story maker-upper ever since she could write them back t...

  • Charles Dowding

    Charles Dowding

    Charles Dowding is an innovator of no dig, organic growing since 1983, who has built up a large and dedicat...

  • Alice M Ross

    Alice M Ross

    Alice M Ross has spent most of her career as a journalist at the Financial Times, where she was most recently Deputy News Ed...

  • Alasdair Beckett-King

    Alasdair Beckett-King

    Comedian and writer Alasdair Beckett-King's first book for children is the hilarious murder-mystery Montgom...

  • Colm Field

    Colm Field

    Colm Field gets called 'Colin' a lot. He lives in London with his three kids and his partner. Colm is happi...

  • Jessica Scott-Whyte

    Jessica Scott-Whyte

    The Asparagus Bunch is  Jessica Scott-Whyte's debut novel. Jessica was born and raised in Dublin. She studied French and His...

  • Jarvis

    Jarvis

    Jarvis, author of The Boy With Flowers In His Hair, shares his new picture book, Thank You, with ReadingZone. Jarvis's earli...

  • Sarah Crossan

    Sarah Crossan

    Sarah Crossan introduces her powerful new verse novel, Where the Heart Should Be (Bloomsbury YA). Sa...

  • Catherine Doyle

    Catherine Doyle

    Catherine Doyle introduces her new swashbuckling tale, Pirates of Darksea!   Catherine grew up beside the Atlantic in the we...

  • James Carter

    James Carter

    James Carter introduces Once Upon a Big Idea, the latest in his poetry books exploring ideas and science ab...

  • Nora Dasnes

    Nora Dasnes

    Nora Dåsnes is an author and illustrator. Cross My Heart and Never Lie is her debut as a writer and illustr...

  • Jenny McLachlan

    Jenny McLachlan

    Stink the troublesome fairy is back in Fairy Vs Wizard  Jenny McLachlan's first b...

  • Sylvia Bishop

    Sylvia Bishop

    Sylvia Bishop's new book, On Silver Tides, is her first novel for teenagers. Sylvia spent an entire childhood reading fictio...

  • Gabriel Dylan

    Gabriel Dylan

    For readers who like their adventures laced with a dash of horror.... Look out for Gabriel Dylan's Shiver Point series!...

  • Sufiya Ahmed & Hazem Asif

    Sufiya Ahmed & Hazem Asif

    Sufiya Ahmed and illustrator Hazem Asif introduce their new picture book, The Best Eid Ever.      </p...

  • Guy Bass & Pete Williamson

    Guy Bass & Pete Williamson

    The bestselling Stitch Head series is getting a new look - as a graphic novel!  Author Guy Bass and illustr...

  • Ruth Millington

    Ruth Millington

    Ruth Millington is a Birmingham-based art critic and writer whose has now written a book to inspire children as artists; Thi...

  • Alex Bell

    Alex Bell

    Alex Bell introduces her magical new middle grade novel, The Glorious Race of Magical Beasts, the latest in a range of  nove...

  • Bex Hogan

    Bex Hogan

    Bronte Tempestra is author Bex Hogan's first young fiction series and it's packed with adventure, friendship and magical cre...

  • Tim Hall

    Tim Hall

    The inspiration to write about Robin Hood struck Tim Hall while trekking in the 'primal and dangerous landscape' of the Amaz...

  • Ross Welford

    Ross Welford

    Ross Welford worked as a business journalist before becoming a freelance writer and television producer, working on shows su...

  • Matty Long

    Matty Long

    Matty Long creates picture books including Who Rules the Rockpool?, the Super Happy Magic Forest series, Turbo Bunnies, and...

  • Eoin Colfer

    Eoin Colfer

    Eoin Colfer worked as a teacher before turning his attention to full-time writing for children. He is best known for his phe...

  • Padraig Kenny

    Padraig Kenny

    Padraig Kenny is an Irish writer from County Kildare, now living in Limerick. Previously an arts journalist, a teacher and a...

  • Shade Lapite

    Shade Lapite

    Shade Lapite is British-Nigerian and has drawn on her heritage to create the world of Goddess Crown. She spent a significant...

  • Kelly McCaughrain

    Kelly McCaughrain

    Kelly McCaughrain lives in Belfast where she works with disabled students in further education. Her debut novel, Fly...

  • Krystal Sutherland

    Krystal Sutherland

    Krystal Sutherland is the New York Times bestselling author of House of Hollow, A Semi-Definitive List of Worst Nightmares a...

  • Anna Wilson & Harry Woodgate

    Anna Wilson & Harry Woodgate

    Anna Wilson lives in Cornwall in the UK with her husband and dog, cat, ducks and a tortoise called Hercules...

  • Peter Brown

    Peter Brown

    Peter has always loved telling stories and grew up telling stories by drawing characters and scenes from his imagination. As...

  • Nima Patel

    Nima Patel

    Nima Patel is a psychology graduate, parenting coach, children's author and former primary school teacher,...

  • Ruth Doyle & Alexandra Finkeldey

    Ruth Doyle & Alexandra Finkeldey

    Ruth Doyle's new picture book, A Horse Called Now, explores children's worries with the help of a horse, No...

  • Candy Gourlay

    Candy Gourlay

    Candy Gourlay is of Filipino heritage, and was a journalist before becoming an author. Her novels Tall Story (her debut) and...

  • Rhianna Pratchett & Gabrielle Kent

    Rhianna Pratchett & Gabrielle Kent

    Rhianna Pratchett was a journalist before moving into the video games industry, writing on titles including...

  • David Almond   (Picture Books)

    David Almond (Picture Books)

    David Almond spent his childhood in Newcastle playing football, camping with his friends and singing as an...

  • Jumana Rahman

    Jumana Rahman

    Jumana Nikita Rahman is a self-proclaimed "fun mom" and learned to ride a bike very late in life just to pr...

  • Chloe Savage

    Chloe Savage

    Chloe Savage was born and raised in Stevenage. She has a First Class BA Honours in...

  • Sally Nicholls

    Sally Nicholls

    Sally Nicholls grew up in Stockton-on-Tees, and after school did a degree in Philosophy and Literature at Warwick and then t...

  • PA Staff

    PA Staff

    PA Staff is a science communicator and vet by day, writer by night. Born and living in Norfolk, she spent her childhood grow...

  • Katherine Rundell

    Katherine Rundell

    Katherine Rundell is a bestselling author and whose novels for children include Rooftoppers, The Wolf <br /...

  • Dashe Roberts

    Dashe Roberts

    Dashe Roberts has spent most of her life living on either coast of the US. After several years working in the New York theat...

  • Sarah Coyle

    Sarah Coyle

    Sarah Coyle is the author of The Biggest Story, illustrated by Dan Taylor, and Once You're asleep, illustrated by Carolina R...

  • Lisa Williamson

    Lisa Williamson

    Lisa Williamson grew up in Nottingham, studied drama and worked as an actor on stage and TV. Her first nove...

  • Yaba Badoe and Joelle Avelino

    Yaba Badoe and Joelle Avelino

    Yaba Badoe is an award-winning documentary filmmaker and author. Yaba was born in Ghana but now lives in Lo...

  • Nikita Gill

    Nikita Gill

    Nikita Gill is an Irish-Indian poet with a world-wide fan-base of over 650,000 Instagram followers. Her poe...

  • Yassmin Abdel-Magied

    Yassmin Abdel-Magied

    Author and campaigner Yassmin Abdel-Magied talks to ReadingZone about her book Stand Up and Speak Out Against Racism.  <...

  • Em Lynas

    Em Lynas

    Em Lynas loves to write funny picture books, and stories for children about magic, dragons and folklore. Em...

  • Barry Timms & Ged Adamson

    Barry Timms & Ged Adamson

    Barry Timms grew up in Cornwall. He spent his early years mending pop-up books brought home from the librar...

  • Katya Balen

    Katya Balen

    Katya read English at university and then completed an MPhil researching the impact of stories on autistic children's behavi...

  • Laura Mucha trained as a lawyer and is now an award-winning poet and author. Some of her writing is funny,...

  • Derek Keilty

    Derek Keilty

    Author Derek Keilty lives just outside Belfast in Northern Ireland with his Canadian wife and twin teenage daughters. They h...

  • Ben Davis

    Ben Davis

    Ben Davis is an award-winning children's author whose books include <a href="/books/the-private-blog-of-joe...

  • Helen Cooper

    Helen Cooper

    Helen Cooper is an author and illustrator whose work includes classic titles such as The Bear Under the Stairs, Pumpkin Soup...

  • Carlie Sorosiak - A World of Dogs

    Carlie Sorosiak - A World of Dogs

    Carlie Sorosiak lives in Atlanta, Georgia, with her husband and her American Dingo, Dany. A bestselling chi...

  • Craig Barr-Green & Francis Martin

    Craig Barr-Green & Francis Martin

    Craig Barr-Green writes picture books, non-fiction titles and theatre productions for children. He lectures...

  • Thomas Taylor

    Thomas Taylor

    Thomas Taylor introduces his latest and possibly last Eerie-on-Sea adventure, Mermedusa. Will the mysteries of Eerie-on-Sea...

  • Hiba Noor Khan & Salini Perera

    Hiba Noor Khan & Salini Perera

    Hiba Noor Khan is a double-Masters holder who has worked in refugee advocacy for The Children's Society, as...

  • Matt Brown

    Matt Brown

    Matt Brown is an author and broadcaster based in the UK. His books for children including FCBG Children's B...

  • Robin Scott-Elliot

    Robin Scott-Elliot

    Scottish born author Robin Scott-Elliot's latest historical fiction novel, Sweet Skies, takes us to post-wa...

  • Sarah Todd Taylor

    Sarah Todd Taylor

    Join Alice Éclair in her extraordinary spying adventures, A Recipe for Trouble, A Spoonful of Spyin...

  • Stephanie Taylor is a British-born author of Jamaican heritage. Married to Michael, she has two amazing gro...

  • Annabelle Sami

    Annabelle Sami

    Annabelle Sami is a writer and performer. She grew up next to the sea on the sout...

  • Joshua Seigal

    Joshua Seigal

    Joshua Seigal is a poet, performer and workshop leader; Who Let the Words Out is his latest collection. Jos...

  • Helen Peters

    Helen Peters

    Helen Peters revisits the past in her new book, Friends and Traitors, set in Britain during WWII. Helen grew up on an old-fa...

  • AM Howell

    AM Howell

    A.M. Howell has always been inspired by the stories around her, and how imagination can unlock the secrets of the past. Her...

  • Sam Copeland

    Sam Copeland

    Sam Copeland is an author, which has come as something of a shock to him. He is f...

  • Sufiya Ahmed

    Sufiya Ahmed

    Sufiya Ahmed worked in advertising and in the House of Commons before becoming a full-time author. In 2010 she set up the BI...

  • Tracey Corderoy & Steven Lenton

    Tracey Corderoy & Steven Lenton

    Tracey Corderoy grew up in South Wales, on a council estate firmly sandwiched between the steel and chemica...

  • Nishani Reed lives on a steep hill, which means that her garden is taller than her house! She spends a lot...

  • Kate Pankhurst

    Kate Pankhurst

    Kate Pankhurst, bestselling author and illustrator of the Fantastically Great Women books, introdu...

  • Tania Unsworth

    Tania Unsworth

    Tania Unsworth's new book, Nowhere Island, explores how four children survive on an island hidden from sight. Tania spent he...

  • Judith Eagle

    Judith Eagle

    Judith Eagle introduces her latest historical fiction novel, The Stolen Songbird, about a famous picture and three children...

  • Paige Braddock

    Paige Braddock

    Comic creator Paige Braddock introduces her new children's graphic novel, Peanut, Butter and Crackers. Paige is the Chief Cr...

  •  Hiba Noor Khan

    Hiba Noor Khan

    Hiba Noor Khan is a writer and activist based in the north of England. Her academ...

  • Jennie Cashman Wilson

    Jennie Cashman Wilson

    Becoming Brave is Jennie Cashman-Wilson's first children's book. Her background is in arts fundraising and...

  • Hayley Webster

    Hayley Webster

    Hayley Webster writes stories about how people try to make sense of the world around them, when it so often doesn't make sen...

  • Rhiannon Findlay

    Rhiannon Findlay

    Rhiannon Findlay is a rising star in the world of children's picture books, whose talent for rhyme and imaginative story-tel...

  • Freja Nicole Woolf

    Freja Nicole Woolf

    Freja Nicole Woolf wrote her debut Never Trust a Gemini at just 24 years - a joyful, romantic alternative to the issue-led L...

  • Becky Albertalli

    Becky Albertalli

    Becky Albertalli is the author of the acclaimed novels Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda (film: Love, Simon), The Upside of...

  • Andrew Jennings

    Andrew Jennings

    Andrew Jennings is the author of the bestselling series Vocabulary Ninja and Comprehension Ninja, and now Spelling Ninja. An...

  • James Burks

    James Burks

    Animator and graphic novel creator James Burks introduces his action-packed series, Agent 9. James is himself a master of di...

  • Katherine Rundell

    Katherine Rundell

    Katherine Rundell is the million-copy bestselling author of five children's novels and has won the Costa Ch...

  • Olivia Tuffin

    Olivia Tuffin

    Olivia Tuffin lives on an arable farm in Dorset with her farmer husband Clive, two children, and an assortment of ponies, do...

  • Davina Tijani & Adam Douglas-Bagley

    Davina Tijani & Adam Douglas-Bagley

    Davina writes speculative and fantastical stories and her new series, Yomi and the Fury of Ninki Nanka, fea...

  • Nick Crumpton & Gavin Scott

    Nick Crumpton & Gavin Scott

    Dr Nick Crumpton's new book, Everything You Know About Sharks is Wrong gives us a...

  • Sarah Hagger-Holt

    Sarah Hagger-Holt

    Sarah Hagger-Holt is an award-winning and critically acclaimed author. Her debut novel for childre...

  • Steven Lenton

    Steven Lenton

    Steven Lenton, creator of the Genie and Teeny series for young readers, works from his studio in B...

  • Skye McKenna

    Skye McKenna

    Look out for witches, goblins and a village with secrets in Hedgewitch, Skye McKenna's magical debut novel,...

  • David Melling

    David Melling

    David grew up in London with various siblings and a selection of animals. It took him a while to decide what he wanted to do...

  • Andy Shepherd

    Andy Shepherd

    Andy Shepherd is a bestselling author of The Boy Who Grew Dragons series, and picture books. She lives near Cambridge with h...

  • Katya Balen: The Thames and Tide Club

    Katya Balen: The Thames and Tide Club

    Katya read English at university and then completed an MPhil researching the impact of stories on autistic children's behavi...

  • Patrice Lawrence

    Patrice Lawrence

    Award-winning author Patrice Lawrence introduces her first picture book, Granny Came Here on the Empire Windrush. Pat...

  • Laura Mucha & Ed Smith

    Laura Mucha & Ed Smith

    Laura and Ed are fascinated by the things we humans grow, cook and eat. They also share and enjoy many meal...

  • Caryl Hart & Harry Woodgate

    Caryl Hart & Harry Woodgate

    Caryl Hart and Harry Woodgate's new picture book series, My Small World, encourag...

  • Simon Fox

    Simon Fox

    Running out of Time is Simon Fox's first novel after 20 years trapped in the dungeon of accountancy.  He is determined to ne...

  • Sophie Cameron

    Sophie Cameron

    Sophie Cameron's new novel, Away With Words, is a lyrical story about language, communication and poetry. Sophie is a YA and...

  • Sara Barnard

    Sara Barnard

    Sara Barnard's Where the Light Goes is a powerful YA novel exploring grief, toxic fame and social media. Sa...

  • M.A. Bennett  (The Butterfly Club series)

    M.A. Bennett (The Butterfly Club series)

    M.A. Bennett, bestselling author of STAGS, introduces her time-travel adventure series, The Butterfly Club, for middle grade...

  • Ross Montgomery

    Ross Montgomery

    Ross Montgomery started writing stories as a teenager, when he should have been doing homework, and continued doing so at un...

  • Mel Darbon

    Mel Darbon

    Mel spent a large part of her childhood inventing stories to keep her autistic brother happy on car journeys. Having worked...

  • Elizabeth Wein

    Elizabeth Wein

    Elizabeth Wein was born in New York and grew up in England, Jamaica and Pennsylvania. She holds American and British citizen...

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  • Andy Sagar

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  • Rachel Greener

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  • Skye Melki-Wegner

    Skye Melki-Wegner

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  • Kiyash Monsef

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  • Alexandra Beever

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  • MG Leonard

    MG Leonard

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  • Cath Howe

    Cath Howe

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  • Nizrana Farook

    Nizrana Farook

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  • Misa Sugiura

    Misa Sugiura

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  • Rachel Morrisroe

    Rachel Morrisroe

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  • Cath Howe - Call the Puffins

    Cath Howe - Call the Puffins

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  • Joseph Coelho

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  • David Owen

    David Owen

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  • Philip Reeve has been writing stories since he was five years old but Mortal Engines was the first to be pu...

  • Charles Dowding

    Charles Dowding

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  • Alice M Ross

    Alice M Ross

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  • Ruth Lauren

    Ruth Lauren

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  • Rachel Burge

    Rachel Burge

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  • Iszi Lawrence

    Iszi Lawrence

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  • Gill Lewis

    Gill Lewis

    After realising her childhood dream of becoming a vet, Gill worked in the UK and overseas, everywhere from Africa to the Arc...

  • Alasdair Beckett-King

    Alasdair Beckett-King

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  • Clare Weze

    Clare Weze

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  • Jesse Q Sutanto

    Jesse Q Sutanto

    Jesse writes books for children and adults, and her first YA romcom, Well, That Was Unexpected, is now available. Jes...

  • Colm Field

    Colm Field

    Colm Field gets called 'Colin' a lot. He lives in London with his three kids and his partner. Colm is happi...

  • Brian Conaghan

    Brian Conaghan

    Brian Conaghan lives and works in the Scottish town of Coatbridge. He was a teacher for many years and taught in Scotland, I...

  • Sinéad O'Hart

    Sinéad O'Hart

    Sinéad O'Hart was raised in a small house full of books in the south-east of Ireland. She has a degree in Medieval English a...

  • Pamela Butchart

    Pamela Butchart

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  • Leah Mohammed

    Leah Mohammed

    Leah Mohammed's debut book for younger readers follows Luma who discovers a young dragon in her garden. </p...

  • Malcolm Duffy

    Malcolm Duffy

    Malcolm Duffy, Geordie born and bred, is a former creative director of Comic Relief who now writes contemporary novels for 1...

  • Catherine Jacob

    Catherine Jacob

    The adventures in Catherine Jacob's new series, Puppy Club, were inspired by her family's new puppy. Catherine is a w...

  • Fleur Hitchcock

    Fleur Hitchcock

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  • Sarah Ann Juckes

    Sarah Ann Juckes

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  • Kirsty Applebaum

    Kirsty Applebaum

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  • Marcus Sedgwick

    Marcus Sedgwick

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  • Jason Rohan

    Jason Rohan

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  • Michelle Paver

    Michelle Paver

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  • Isabel Thomas

    Isabel Thomas

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  • JP Rose

    JP Rose

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  • Darren Charlton

    Darren Charlton

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  • Finbar Hawkins

    Finbar Hawkins

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  • Matt Goodfellow

    Matt Goodfellow

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  • Chris Vick

    Chris Vick

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  • Nicola Morgan

    Nicola Morgan

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  • Katharine and Elizabeth Corr

    Katharine and Elizabeth Corr

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  • A.F. Harrold

    A.F. Harrold

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  • Jo Simmons

    Jo Simmons

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  • Jessica Scott-Whyte

    Jessica Scott-Whyte

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  • Elys Dolan

    Elys Dolan

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  • Mariajo Ilustrajo

    Mariajo Ilustrajo

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  • Sue Divin

    Sue Divin

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  • Sita Brahmachari

    Sita Brahmachari

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  • William Hussey

    William Hussey

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  • Pippa Curnick

    Pippa Curnick

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  • Jessie James & Tamara Anegon

    Jessie James & Tamara Anegon

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  • William Goldsmith

    William Goldsmith

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  • Tom Nicoll

    Tom Nicoll

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2024 Henrietta Branford Writing Competition opens

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    Create a Picture Book Competition 2024

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    Creating a Book Vlog

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