Latest Book Reviews

  • Animal Families: River

    Bristol-based illustrator Jane Ormes gives us a factual treat as we learn the Animal Family: River names whilst absorbing her works of ar...

  • Ready for Spaghetti

    In Ready for Spaghetti, Michael Rosen has created a series of poems which capture moments of a child's day from getting up in the morning...

  • Vehicles

    Vehicles is one of two in a series written by Okidokid – the other being People. Vehicles is an inter...

  • ABC Bedtime

    ABC Bedtime is a bedtime routine support book for parents cleverly hidden in a sweet and calming bedtime story for children. In fact, the...

  • Parp!

    PARP! is written by the very well-travelled author Mike Henson. He's a father of three so it's no surprise that he knows what can get chi...

  • People

    People is one of two lift-the-flap books in a series written by Okidokid – the other being Vehicles. In th...

  • Fergal and the Fib

    Fergal is a very friendly little dragon, but, sometimes, he tells fibs. But when he accidentally smashes the window of Bear's bakery, he tells a big lie a...

  • The Blue-Footed Booby

    I completely agree with the book jacket which says, 'This gloriously, silly rhyming story about the perils of jumping to conclusions is perfect read-aloud...

  • Kitsy Bitsy's Noisy Neighbours

    Kitsy Bitsy's Noisy Neighbours by Polly Faber is a funny, lively picture book about a set of animal neighbours living in a modern block o...

  • Little Bee: A Day in the Life of the Bee Brood

    Anna Brett has created something wonderful through her 'Really Wild Families' series. These are beautifully illustrated children's book which are full of...

  • Kitsy Bitsy's Noisy Neighbours

    This large hardback picture book has the feel of a Richard Scarry classic, possibly due in part to the illustrator's US background. However, the character...

  • A Good Place

    Insect friends Bee, Ladybird, Beetle and Dragonfly are all looking for a good place to live. As they explore a variety of common settings - flowers, ponds...

  • When Little Mouse Got Stuck

    When Little Mouse Got Stuck starts off as a beautiful story of simple life in the hedgerow with mouse doing her thing of raising her fami...

  • The Smallest Girl in the Class

    The Smallest Girl in the Class is about a kind, thoughtful girl called Sally who notices everything, but nobody notices her. We accompany...

  • Where Has All The Cake Gone?

    Where Has All The Cake Gone? begins with a question from Dad to his son Albert. "Where has all the cake gone?" He presents an empty plate...

  • No, Nancy, No!: A Seaside Adventure

    No, Nancy, No! opens with a lift-the-flap invitation to visit cousin Jack and his parrot Pip… a perfect and enticing start to the story!...

  • Milo's Monster: A Big Bright Feelings Book

    Like many other parents and teachers, I was happy to see there was another Big Bright Feelings book from Tom Percival; he seems to capture children's emot...

  • The Worries: Shara and the Really Big Sleepover

    The Worries: Shara and the really big sleepover is a young chapter book is a charming, well-written story about a young child's worries a...

  • Loki: A Bad God's Guide to Taking the Blame

    If I were to write down a list of my class's favourite things to find in a book, the latest installment in the Loki series would hit them all. Utterly mad...

  • The Secret School Invasion

    I was thrilled to be sent another delightful school adventure featuring Izzy, Jodie, Zach and Maisie as I am a big fan of this quirky quartet. I love the...

  • Me, My Brother and the Monster Meltdown

    Me, My Brother and the Monster Meltdown is honestly one of the funniest children’s books I have read this year. The story is set in Rotti...

  • Petunia Perry and the Curse of the Ugly Pigeon

    I am a huge fan of Pamela Butchart’s Baby Alien series of books and Petunia Perry and the Curse of the Ugly Pigeon is written with the same high energy, h...

  • The Whale Watchers

    Well, this book was a pleasant surprise to read on a super, hot sunny Saturday morning! In The Whale Watchers, Finn is unwillingly dragge...

  • Agent Moose: Moose on a Mission

    Here we are again - this is the second book in the Agent Moose series! In Agent Moose - Moose on a Mission</stro...

  • Ten Ways to Build a Brilliant Brain

    Written as ten chapters, plus an overview, Ten Ways to Build a Brilliant Brain introduces the reader to this complex organ and then lays...

  • The Accidental Stowaway

    The Accidental Stowaway is a gripping story about an orphan, known as Patch, likened to a parcel that has been passed from pillar to post...

  • Rosie Raja: Churchill's Spy

    If you're looking for a thrilling read, packed with historical information and a diverse range of characters, then look no further than Rosie Raja: Church...

  • Cuckoo Summer

    It is the summer of 1940 and Tommy and his friend, the evacuee Sally, are in the Lake District. Despite the remoteness of the place, war has touched them...

  • The Secret of Ragnar's Gold

    Lucy, Max, Joe and Charlie - The After School Detective Club - are back for another thrilling adventure in The Secret of Ragnar's Gold. U...

  • Cuckoo Summer

    I began Cuckoo Summer with limited expectations. The blurb sounded suspiciously like Robert Westall's masterpiece, the Machine Gunners, a...

  • Outside Chance (Don't Doubt the Rainbow 2)

    Outside Chance, the second book in the Don't Doubt The Rainbow series by Anthony Kessel, is a cracking read! Fast-paced...

  • The Worlds We Leave Behind

    Hector is the class clown and sometimes, just sometimes, the class bully. One day he causes an accident and suddenly his one true friend and life are no l...

  • Rosie Raja: Churchill's Spy

    Half-Indian, half-English, Rosina has had to move to England where she is miserable. Her father took her from India when her mother died and she misses th...

  • The Last Whale

    Abi's involvement in Earth Crisis as a climate activist has led to her being excluded from school. Deciding she needs a holiday, Abi's dad takes her acros...

  • The Last Whale

    The holidays have arrived, and teenage climate activist Abi is reluctantly dragged to a remote island off the coast of Norway to visit her grandmother. Th...

  • Rise of the School for Good and Evil

    Rise of the School for Good and Evil is a wonderful book and is the prequel, the beginning of the journey in the amazing series, The Scho...

  • Waking the Witch

    After growing up in foster homes, Ivy's search for her mother might finally be over. But just when she has a lead and a plan to find her, strange events s...

  • Three Bullets

    Marti, a teenage trans girl from mixed parentage, cares about no one but herself, or so she says. Living in England whilst it is being forcefully taken ov...

  • Daughter of Darkness

    Deina is a thief. She is also a soul severer, one of Hades' representatives on earth, guiding the dead to the threshold of the Underworld. Contracted to s...

  • Bad Things Happen Here

    Luca Laine Thomas seemingly lives an idyllic life on the island of Parris, an affluent and insular place where everyone knows your name. But there are dar...

  • This is Not the End

    Hugh Copper and Olivia Moon are about embark upon a road-trip that will ultimately change both of their lives, and perspectives, forever. The fact that th...

  • Confessions of an Alleged Good Girl: The must-read YA romcom of 2022

    Monique is a preacher's daughter and her parents have high standards and expectations of her to remain 'pure'. She has been dating Dom for two years. He i...

ReadingZone Authors of the Month

  • Molly Potter

    Molly Potter

    What Makes Me Do the Things I Do? is the latest in a series of books by Molly Potter addressing young child...

  • Polly Faber and Melissa Crowton

    Polly Faber and Melissa Crowton

    Polly Faber's grandfather set up the publishing house Faber &amp; Faber so she grew up reading, and read mo...

  • Barry Timms & Ged Adamson

    Barry Timms & Ged Adamson

    Barry Timms and Ged Adamson share their new picture book, This is Not a Dinosaur, which fo...

  • Steve Small

    Steve Small

    Animator Steve Small's latest picture book, Wellington's Big Day Out, follows a young elephant on a special...

  • 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...

  • Olivia Hope

    Olivia Hope

    Olivia Hope is an Irish writer with a special love for children’s fiction. A former record-breaking athlete...

  • Patrice Lawrence

    Patrice Lawrence

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

  • Frances Stickley and Eamonn O'Neill

    Frances Stickley and Eamonn O'Neill

    Frances Stickley's new picture book Not a Cat in Sight plays with the idea of what the pictures show, compa...

  • Lauren Ace

    Lauren Ace

    Lauren Ace is from south Wales, studied Drama at the University of Exeter, and now lives in London, where she has worked in...

  • Caryl Hart & Anastasia Suvorova

    Caryl Hart & Anastasia Suvorova

    Discover how a real life story helped inspire this picture book, The Girl Who Planted Trees, about a young...

  • Claire Winslow

    Claire Winslow

    Claire Winslow's We Are the Rainbow is a gorgeous introduction for young children to the colours of Pride. Claire is a write...

  • Caryl Hart & Emily Hamilton

    Caryl Hart & Emily Hamilton

    Thank you for the Little Things, the new picture book by Caryl Hart and Emily Ham...

  • Stephanie Stansbie

    Stephanie Stansbie

    Stephanie Stansbie's new picture book, This Girl Can Do Anything, is a bold and funny look...

  • Casper Salmon

    Casper Salmon

    How to Count to One is the surprising and hilarious picture book by Casper Salmon, illustrated by Matt Hunt...

  • Lu Fraser

    Lu Fraser

    One Camel Called Doug is a brilliant story about the joys of sometimes being alone, with some great countin...

  • Karen Swann

    Karen Swann

    Karen Swann and Padmacandra's new picture book, The Tale of the Whale, takes us on a journ...

  • Chris Naylor-Ballesteros

    Chris Naylor-Ballesteros

    Chris Naylor-Ballesteros's new picture book, Frank and Bert, takes a warm and funny look at friendshi...

  • 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....

  • 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...

  • MT Khan

    MT Khan

    MT Khan's debut novel, Nura and the Immortal Palace, is an exciting, magical adventure. MT Khan is a SFF wr...

  • Louie Stowell

    Louie Stowell

    Louie Stowell's series, Loki: A Bad God's Guide to Being Good, brings trickster god Loki to Earth when he i...

  • Judith Eagle

    Judith Eagle

    Judith Eagle is the author of The Secret Starling and The Pear Affair. Her latest book, The Accidental Stowaway, is a myster...

  • 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...

  • Janelle McCurdy

    Janelle McCurdy

    Janelle is an author and fully-fledged gamer and Mia and the Lightcasters is her debut novel. She started writing at only 16...

  • Larry Hayes

    Larry Hayes

    Larry Hayes talks about siblings, time travel, and his new book, How To Survive Time Travel</strong...

  • Alex Cotter

    Alex Cotter

    Alex Cotter has worked hard all her life at daydreaming, while making a living from words: from bookselling at W.H.Smith and...

  • Hana Tooke

    Hana Tooke

    Hana Tooke's new novel, The Midnighters, follows a group of children as they explore and discover new skills, at midnight.</...

  • Jonathan Tulloch

    Jonathan Tulloch

    Cuckoo Summer, a wartime story about evacuation and the effects of war, is Jonathan Tulloch's first book fo...

  • Lola Morayo

    Lola Morayo

    Lola Morayo is the pen name for the creative partnership of writers Tólá Okogwu and Jasmine Richards. Both...

  • Adam Baron

    Adam Baron

    Adam Baron, author of Boy Underwater, has been an actor, comedian, journa...

  • David Solomons

    David Solomons

    A Beginner’s Guide to Ruling the Galaxy is David Solomon's sixth novel for children and follows his bestsel...

  • 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...

  • Sibeal Pounder

    Sibeal Pounder

    Sibéal Pounder is the bestselling author of Witch Wars and Bad Mermaids and her new series, Neon's Secret Universe</...

  • Nick Crumpton & Gavin Scott

    Nick Crumpton & Gavin Scott

    Author and scientist Dr Nick Crumpton's new book, Everything You Know About Minibeasts is Wrong, illustrate...

  • Fiona Longmuir

    Fiona Longmuir

    Looking for Emily by Fiona Longmuir is a mystery story about a secret museum, a missing girl and a forgotten piece of local...

  • Elys Dolan

    Elys Dolan

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

  • Kirsty Applebaum

    Kirsty Applebaum

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

  • Radiya Hafiza

    Radiya Hafiza

    Radiya Hafiza's new book, Rumaysa: Ever After, revisits the fairytale world of Rumaysa: A...

  • 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....

  • 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...

  • Louie Stowell

    Louie Stowell

    Louie Stowell's series, Loki: A Bad God's Guide to Being Good, brings trickster god Loki to Earth when he i...

  • Rachel Burge

    Rachel Burge

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

  • Judith Eagle

    Judith Eagle

    Judith Eagle is the author of The Secret Starling and The Pear Affair. Her latest book, The Accidental Stowaway, is a myster...

  • Chris Vick

    Chris Vick

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

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Janelle McCurdy

    Janelle McCurdy

    Janelle is an author and fully-fledged gamer and Mia and the Lightcasters is her debut novel. She started writing at only 16...

  • 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...

  • Alex Cotter

    Alex Cotter

    Alex Cotter has worked hard all her life at daydreaming, while making a living from words: from bookselling at W.H.Smith and...

  • Hana Tooke

    Hana Tooke

    Hana Tooke's new novel, The Midnighters, follows a group of children as they explore and discover new skills, at midnight.</...

  • Jonathan Tulloch

    Jonathan Tulloch

    Cuckoo Summer, a wartime story about evacuation and the effects of war, is Jonathan Tulloch's first book fo...

  • David Solomons

    David Solomons

    A Beginner’s Guide to Ruling the Galaxy is David Solomon's sixth novel for children and follows his bestsel...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Rachel Burge

    Rachel Burge

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

  • Katharine and Elizabeth Corr

    Katharine and Elizabeth Corr

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

  • Chris Vick

    Chris Vick

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

  • Catherine Barter

    Catherine Barter

    Catherine Barter's We Played with Fire has won the Young Quill's Award for historical fiction for her novel...

  • 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...

  • MT Khan

    MT Khan

    MT Khan's debut novel, Nura and the Immortal Palace, is an exciting, magical adventure. MT Khan is a SFF wr...

  • Janelle McCurdy

    Janelle McCurdy

    Janelle is an author and fully-fledged gamer and Mia and the Lightcasters is her debut novel. She started writing at only 16...

  • Jonathan Tulloch

    Jonathan Tulloch

    Cuckoo Summer, a wartime story about evacuation and the effects of war, is Jonathan Tulloch's first book fo...

  • 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...

  • Fiona Longmuir

    Fiona Longmuir

    Looking for Emily by Fiona Longmuir is a mystery story about a secret museum, a missing girl and a forgotten piece of local...

  • 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....

  • 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...

  • MT Khan

    MT Khan

    MT Khan's debut novel, Nura and the Immortal Palace, is an exciting, magical adventure. MT Khan is a SFF wr...

  • 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...

  • Louie Stowell

    Louie Stowell

    Louie Stowell's series, Loki: A Bad God's Guide to Being Good, brings trickster god Loki to Earth when he i...

  • Rachel Burge

    Rachel Burge

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

  • Molly Potter

    Molly Potter

    What Makes Me Do the Things I Do? is the latest in a series of books by Molly Potter addressing young child...

  • Katharine and Elizabeth Corr

    Katharine and Elizabeth Corr

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

  • Polly Faber and Melissa Crowton

    Polly Faber and Melissa Crowton

    Polly Faber's grandfather set up the publishing house Faber &amp; Faber so she grew up reading, and read mo...

  • Judith Eagle

    Judith Eagle

    Judith Eagle is the author of The Secret Starling and The Pear Affair. Her latest book, The Accidental Stowaway, is a myster...

  • Chris Vick

    Chris Vick

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

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Janelle McCurdy

    Janelle McCurdy

    Janelle is an author and fully-fledged gamer and Mia and the Lightcasters is her debut novel. She started writing at only 16...

  • Catherine Barter

    Catherine Barter

    Catherine Barter's We Played with Fire has won the Young Quill's Award for historical fiction for her novel...

  • 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...

  • Larry Hayes

    Larry Hayes

    Larry Hayes talks about siblings, time travel, and his new book, How To Survive Time Travel</strong...

  • Alex Cotter

    Alex Cotter

    Alex Cotter has worked hard all her life at daydreaming, while making a living from words: from bookselling at W.H.Smith and...

  • Hana Tooke

    Hana Tooke

    Hana Tooke's new novel, The Midnighters, follows a group of children as they explore and discover new skills, at midnight.</...

  • Jonathan Tulloch

    Jonathan Tulloch

    Cuckoo Summer, a wartime story about evacuation and the effects of war, is Jonathan Tulloch's first book fo...

  • Lola Morayo

    Lola Morayo

    Lola Morayo is the pen name for the creative partnership of writers Tólá Okogwu and Jasmine Richards. Both...

  • Adam Baron

    Adam Baron

    Adam Baron, author of Boy Underwater, has been an actor, comedian, journa...

  • David Solomons

    David Solomons

    A Beginner’s Guide to Ruling the Galaxy is David Solomon's sixth novel for children and follows his bestsel...

  • 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...

  • Sibeal Pounder

    Sibeal Pounder

    Sibéal Pounder is the bestselling author of Witch Wars and Bad Mermaids and her new series, Neon's Secret Universe</...

  • Nick Crumpton & Gavin Scott

    Nick Crumpton & Gavin Scott

    Author and scientist Dr Nick Crumpton's new book, Everything You Know About Minibeasts is Wrong, illustrate...

  • Fiona Longmuir

    Fiona Longmuir

    Looking for Emily by Fiona Longmuir is a mystery story about a secret museum, a missing girl and a forgotten piece of local...

  • Elys Dolan

    Elys Dolan

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

  • Barry Timms & Ged Adamson

    Barry Timms & Ged Adamson

    Barry Timms and Ged Adamson share their new picture book, This is Not a Dinosaur, which fo...

  • Steve Small

    Steve Small

    Animator Steve Small's latest picture book, Wellington's Big Day Out, follows a young elephant on a special...

  • 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...

  • Kirsty Applebaum

    Kirsty Applebaum

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

  • Olivia Hope

    Olivia Hope

    Olivia Hope is an Irish writer with a special love for children’s fiction. A former record-breaking athlete...

  • Radiya Hafiza

    Radiya Hafiza

    Radiya Hafiza's new book, Rumaysa: Ever After, revisits the fairytale world of Rumaysa: A...

  • Patrice Lawrence

    Patrice Lawrence

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

  • Frances Stickley and Eamonn O'Neill

    Frances Stickley and Eamonn O'Neill

    Frances Stickley's new picture book Not a Cat in Sight plays with the idea of what the pictures show, compa...

  • Lauren Ace

    Lauren Ace

    Lauren Ace is from south Wales, studied Drama at the University of Exeter, and now lives in London, where she has worked in...

  • Sue Divin

    Sue Divin

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

  • Caryl Hart & Anastasia Suvorova

    Caryl Hart & Anastasia Suvorova

    Discover how a real life story helped inspire this picture book, The Girl Who Planted Trees, about a young...

  • Claire Winslow

    Claire Winslow

    Claire Winslow's We Are the Rainbow is a gorgeous introduction for young children to the colours of Pride. Claire is a write...

  • Caryl Hart & Emily Hamilton

    Caryl Hart & Emily Hamilton

    Thank you for the Little Things, the new picture book by Caryl Hart and Emily Ham...

  • Stephanie Stansbie

    Stephanie Stansbie

    Stephanie Stansbie's new picture book, This Girl Can Do Anything, is a bold and funny look...

  • Casper Salmon

    Casper Salmon

    How to Count to One is the surprising and hilarious picture book by Casper Salmon, illustrated by Matt Hunt...

  • Lu Fraser

    Lu Fraser

    One Camel Called Doug is a brilliant story about the joys of sometimes being alone, with some great countin...

  • Karen Swann

    Karen Swann

    Karen Swann and Padmacandra's new picture book, The Tale of the Whale, takes us on a journ...

  • Chris Naylor-Ballesteros

    Chris Naylor-Ballesteros

    Chris Naylor-Ballesteros's new picture book, Frank and Bert, takes a warm and funny look at friendshi...

  • Sita Brahmachari

    Sita Brahmachari

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

  • William Hussey

    William Hussey

    William Hussey's The Outrage, set in a future England that has become a fascist state, is published this mo...

  • Pippa Curnick

    Pippa Curnick

    Pippa Curnick has always written her own stories and loves illustrating, so it's no surprise that she has now written and il...

  • Jessie James & Tamara Anegon

    Jessie James & Tamara Anegon

    Tamara Anegon attained a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2008. Following this, she studied for a masters d...

  • William Goldsmith

    William Goldsmith

    William Goldsmith is a British writer and illustrator. Published by Jonathan Cape, his gra...

  • Tom Nicoll

    Tom Nicoll

    Tom Nicoll has been writing since school, where he enjoyed penning essays that were as silly as possible. Tom lives near Edi...

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Nura and the Immortal Palace giveaway

Nura and the Immortal Palace giveaway

In this special giveaway, we have three copies of MT Khans very special Nura and the Immortal Palace to give away!  A story of trickster

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Create a Comic Competition

Create a Comic Competition

This autumn, we will be challenging children from ages seven to 16 years to create their own comic strip, with resources and support on t

This month’s highlights

  • Picture Book

    Create a Picture Book

    Create a Picture Book

    ReadingZone Picture Book Competition 2022 The ReadingZone Picture Book Competition 2022, in partnership with World Book Day, challenged those aged four to 18 years to mak...

  • Book Trailers

    Make a Book Trailer

    Make a Book Trailer

    Create a Book Trailer Create a book trailer of your favourite book or your latest bookclub read for ReadingZone, and encourage others to read the book!  Or you can use it...

  • Podcasts

    Create your own Podcast

    Create your own Podcast

    Bex, a presenter for Fun Kids, has put together a simple guide for us about creating podcasts and gives us some top tips for starting your own podcast.

  • Videos & Vlogs

    Creating a Book Vlog

    Creating a Book Vlog

    Ever wanted to create your own vlog, but don't know how to get started? In these videos, author and book vlogger Lucy Powrie (lucythereader) gives her tips on getting started, what to inc...

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