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  • Hello, Frog: touch, feel and reveal

    What a treat Hello, Frog is, and with some unexpected learning opportunities for a young child.  During a journey in the jungle, Frog mee...

  • Baby, Sleepy Baby

    Baby, Sleepy Baby is a gentle bedtime rhyme that a young child will come to recognised an love; indeed this text is based on a Nigerian l...

  • Christmas Street

    I shared this with a two-year-old who completed adored it - so will older and younger children! This little package covers so many things - it teaches the...

  • Animal Families: Snow

    The Animal Families board books introduce children to the concept of families, as we meet the mummy, daddy and then find their baby under a sturdy flap.</...

  • Where's Mr Polar Bear?

    Where's Mr Polar Bear is the latest in Nosy Crow's 'felt flaps' books that have been hugely successful - after all, what child doesn't adore discovering s...

  • Christmas Street

    I shared this book with my reception class (ages 4 &amp; 5). It is a delightful, beautiful alphabet lift the flap, fold-out story book which captured all...

  • How to be a Real Ballerina

    How to be a Real Ballerina is a humorous and inclusive book about the process of learning to become a ballet dancer. We learn about balle...

  • Colour and Me

    Colour and Me! written and illustrated by Michaela Dias-Haynes is a beautiful book. Not only does it show young children the basic colour...

  • Tiny Reindeer

    Tiny Reindeer is a beautifully written, seasonal story focusing on an underdog character with a huge heart and an even stronger determina...

  • Little Santa

    Little Santa is the tale of how Santa grew up to become the jolly red-suited gift giver that we know and love today. Jon Agee has done a...

  • Zoom: Building Site Adventure

    What an unexpected find the Zoom books were - this one is the Zoom Building Site Adventure, which is great to teaching building and construction with youn...

  • Can't Catch Santa!: Peek & Pop

    The children in the reception class enjoyed listening to Can't Catch Santa and lifting the flaps to see that actually, it wasn't Santa at...

  • Penguinpig

    Stuart Spendlow's Penguinpig is a deliberately and deliciously deceptive book. At first glance, the cartoon-like illustrations by Amy Bra...

  • Little Santa

    Who would have thought we needed a Santa Claus origin story? Turns out, we do! Little Santa is a wonderful snapshot of Santa's life as a...

  • The Mouse Before Christmas

    An adorable and beautifully illustrated picture book which the Year 3 class loved listening to. They liked the note from the author at the front and asked...

  • The Outside Is inside

    Joe Moorwood has managed to create something very special when it comes to The Outside is Inside. This text is certainly not one that you...

  • The Green Giant

    The Green Giant is not only a book about improving the environment but also describes why some people move from one part of the world to...

  • Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam: Santa's Stolen Sleigh

    Shifty and Sam are bakers who have been asked by Santa to bake a festive feast. All the elves are poorly and Santa needs help to finish the presents for t...

  • The Big Book of Festivals

    This non fiction book, The Big Book of Festivals, is a great introduction to the world's cultural and religious festivals. It gives a bri...

  • Cool Technology: Filled with fantastic facts for kids of all ages

    'I loved this book. When my teacher gave it to me, she said I should just dip into the book and read the things I was interested in. I didn't expect to re...

  • The History of the World in 100 Animals - Illustrated Edition

    Animals and humans have co-existed since time immemorial and The History of the World in 100 Animals, a beautifully illustrated non-ficti...

  • Loki: A Bad God's Guide to Being Good

    Loki: A Bad God's Guide to Being Good is the genius first book in a new series by Louie Stowell. Written in the style of a diary and fill...

  • Loki: A Bad God's Guide to Being Good

    In Loki: A Bad God's Guide to Being Good, Loki has been given an ultimatum by Odin: you have one month to show that you can be good or fa...

  • Loki: A Bad God's Guide to Being Good

    Loki: A Bad God’s Guide To Being Good is the amazing new book by Louie Stowell. This hilariously funny diary-style story allows us to lea...

  • A Street Dog Named Pup

    In A Street Dog Named Pup, Pup is cruelly dumped by the roadside as a result of his barking. He is lost, separated from his beloved Boy a...

  • A Thunder of Monsters

    Patch, Barver and Wren are back in A Thunder of Monsters, their final adventure in the trilogy that began with <a href="/books/a-darkness...

  • Utterly Dark and the Face of the Deep

    Utterly Dark and the Face of the Deep, from the imagination of Philip Reeve, is a story of the old magic that flows through land and sea....

  • When The War Came Home

    Natty is forced to leave her home and go with her mother to stay at her cousin's farm in another Welsh village. There she gets to know her wider family, i...

  • Viking Boy - the Real Story: Everything you need to know about the Vikings

    Viking Boy – The Real Story by Tony Bradman is an illustrated guide into the Viking world which allows us to gain information about the V...

  • Viking Boy - the Real Story: Everything you need to know about the Vikings

    In Viking Boy - The Real  Story, Gunnar, the hero from Tony Bradman's Viking Boy, tells the history of T...

  • Dead or Alive (Skulduggery Pleasant, Book 14)

    Loved it, amazing!

  • When The World Was Ours: A book about finding hope in the darkest of times

    Tom Palmer's After the War; Michael Rosen's The Missing; Karen Levine's Hana's Suitcase; Morris Gleitzman's Once; Judith Kerr's When Hitler Stole Pink Rab...

  • How I Saved the World in a Week

    How I Saved the World in a Week kept me engrossed. The chapter headings give clues to the next part of the story without giving anything...

  • Art of Protest: What a Revolution Looks Like

    Big Picture Press have hit the nail on the head with this new book, Art of Protest: What a revolution looks like, by artivist De Nichols....

  • Grown: The Black Girls' Guide to Glowing Up

    This book guides on how to live your life as a black British girl. It incorporates everything that makes us who we are. Growing up you don’t really see pe...

  • The Ember Days

    Well, this wonderful new author has done it once again, as she has turned out another epic adventure in this sequel book to The Harm Tree... After the dra...

  • When Shadows Fall

    When Shadows Fall by Sita Brahmachari follows Kai who grows up in a city flat opposite a patch of wilderness called the Greenlands, which...

  • Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe: The multi-award-winning international bestseller

    Friendship, family, secrets, love, and identity all come together in this brilliantly written novel by Benjamin Alire Saenz, Aristotle and Dante D...

  • The Secrets Act

    In The Secrets Act, Ellen starts working at Bletchley during World War II. The atmosphere is tense, and she is part of a vital war effort...

  • The Righteous

    Renee Ahdieh is so good at her craft that once again she immersed me onto the atmospheric streets of New Orleans in The Righteous. Into i...

  • Grown: The Black Girls' Guide to Glowing Up

    I would definitely recommend this book, but to a specific audience. Me being of South Asian minority, I don't think I related to this as much as other bla...

  • Lionheart Girl

    Born into a family of West African witches, Sheba has long known of her family’s magical powers and the consequent distrust of the other villagers. Living...

ReadingZone Authors of the Month

  • Hoang Giang

    Hoang Giang

    Giang has been working as a children’s book illustrator for more than 10 years. She works in a studio with her partner and t...

  • Jon Agee

    Jon Agee

    Award-winning author Jon Agee's latest picture book, Little Santa, tells us how Santa Claus came to be. His...

  • Michael Rosen

    Michael Rosen

    Michael Rosen, one of the most popular authors for children, has written a new picture book, Sticky McStick...

  • Tracey Turner

    Tracey Turner

    Tracey Turner is a writer and editor and her new book, The Mouse Before Christmas (Sunbird Books), has just...

  • Tracey Corderoy

    Tracey Corderoy

    Tracey Corderoy's new Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam adventure, The Stolen Sleigh, has just been published...

  • Polly Faber and Harriet Hobday

    Polly Faber and Harriet Hobday

    All Through the Night, the new picture book from Polly Faber and illustrator Harriet Hobday, celebrates tho...

  • Sarah Massini

    Sarah Massini

    Sarah Massini's stand out illustrations for The Witching's Wish bring to life the text by Lu Fraser. Sarah...

  • Lou Carter & Deborah Allwright

    Lou Carter & Deborah Allwright

    Lou Carter's There is No Big Bad Wolf in this Book follows the hugely suc...

  • Clare Helen Welsh

    Clare Helen Welsh

    Clare Helen Welsh's new book, Time to Move South for Winter, illustrated by Jenny Løvlie,...

  • Beach

    Beach

    Before becoming an illustrator, Beach worked as a pizza chef; if you can think of it, he has probably put it on a pizza. Bea...

  • Alastair Chisholm - Young Fiction

    Alastair Chisholm - Young Fiction

    Alastair Chisholm's Dragon Storm (Nosy Crow Books) is an adventure-packed new series for younger readers. A...

  • Sarah Ann Juckes

    Sarah Ann Juckes

    Sarah Ann Juckes writes books for young people and The Hunt for the Nightingale is her first novel for children.  Her YA deb...

  • 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...

  • Lesley Parr

    Lesley Parr

    Author Lesley Parr's new historical fiction novel, When the War Came Home (Bloomsbury), expl...

  • Hannah Gold

    Hannah Gold

    Hannah Gold worked in the film and magazine industries before taking time out to pursue he...

  • Tony Bradman

    Tony Bradman

    Tony Bradman's historical fiction novel Viking Boy is used in classrooms around the country and his new boo...

  • Holly Webb

    Holly Webb

    Author Holly Webb has just written the 50th book in the best-selling Animal Stories series, A Puppy's First Christmas, and a...

  • Iona Rangeley

    Iona Rangeley

    Iona Rangeley has just finished studying English at Oxford. She has wanted to be a writer since her debut n...

  • Lucy Hope

    Lucy Hope

    Lucy Hope grew up in North Wales, though now she lives in the Cotswolds. After jobs ranging from managing t...

  • Sibeal Pounder

    Sibeal Pounder

    Sibéal Pounder is the author of the bestselling Witch Wars and Bad Mermaids series of books and her latest book, Tin...

  • Helen Peters

    Helen Peters

    Helen Peters' Jasmine Green series, about a girl who lives on a farm and who loves animals, reflects her own childhood, grow...

  • Imogen Russell Williams

    Imogen Russell Williams

    Imogen Russell Williams is a writer, editor, children's literature critic and author, and her latest book f...

  • Iszi Lawrence

    Iszi Lawrence

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

  • Aisling Fowler

    Aisling Fowler

    Aisling Fowler's debut Fireborn, inspired by a computer game, has just been published. Aisling's love of st...

  • Alex Foulkes

    Alex Foulkes

    Rules for Vampires is Alex's debut novel. Alex was born in smoky Stoke-on-Trent and grew up in the Stafford...

  • Mya-Rose Craig and Sabrena Khadija

    Mya-Rose Craig and Sabrena Khadija

    Mya-Rose Craig's new book We Have a Dream gives a voice to environmental activists from ar...

  • Alexandra Page

    Alexandra Page

    Wishyouwas is Alexandra Page's first children's book, and draws on her early childhood years being airmailed between England...

  • Richard Lambert

    Richard Lambert

    Shadow Town is Richard Lambert's first novel for children and follows his debut YA novel, <a href="/books/t...

  • Sally Nicholls

    Sally Nicholls

    A Secret in Time is the latest book in Sally Nicholls's Adventures in Time series, which t...

  • David Farr

    David Farr

    The Book of Stolen Dreams is David Farr's debut novel and is a story he has always wanted to write, and has always...

  • Catherine Bruton

    Catherine Bruton

    Catherine Bruton's new historical adventure, Following Frankenstein, follows her earlier Another Twist in the Tale, both dra...

  • Nick Lake

    Nick Lake

    Locked Out Lily is Nick Lake's first middle grade book for children, who is the critically-acclaimed author of many YA novel...

  • Emma Carroll

    Emma Carroll

    Emma Carroll's new historical fiction novel, The Week at World's End, revisits the week of the Cuban Crisis...

  • Samantha Baines

    Samantha Baines

    Samantha Baines is an award-winning comedian, actress, broadcaster, hearing aid wearer and author and her new children's boo...

  • Nick Crumpton & Gavin Scott

    Nick Crumpton & Gavin Scott

    Author and scientist Dr Nick Cumpton's new book, Everything You Know About Dinosaurs is Wrong, brings us up...

  • Perdita and Honor Cargill

    Perdita and Honor Cargill

    Honor and Perdita Cargill are a daughter/mother writing partnership and the authors of Diary of an Accidental Witch<...

  • Chitra Soundar

    Chitra Soundar

    Chitra Soundar is an Indian-born British writer and storyteller and her new series, Sindhu an...

  • Roma Agrawal and Katie Hickey

    Roma Agrawal and Katie Hickey

    Roma Agrawal, MBE is an award-winning engineer and author and How Was That Built is her fi...

  • Sarah Ann Juckes

    Sarah Ann Juckes

    Sarah Ann Juckes writes books for young people and The Hunt for the Nightingale is her first novel for children.  Her YA deb...

  • 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...

  • Liz Kessler

    Liz Kessler

    Liz Kessler is the author of 23 books for children and young adults. Her new novel, When the World Was Ours, was inspired by...

  • Marissa Meyer

    Marissa Meyer

    #1 New York Times–bestselling author Marissa Meyer's new book, Gilded, is a remarkable retelling of the Rum...

  • Lucy Hope

    Lucy Hope

    Lucy Hope grew up in North Wales, though now she lives in the Cotswolds. After jobs ranging from managing t...

  • Imogen Russell Williams

    Imogen Russell Williams

    Imogen Russell Williams is a writer, editor, children's literature critic and author, and her latest book f...

  • Iszi Lawrence

    Iszi Lawrence

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

  • Melissa Cummings-Quarry & Natalie A Carter

    Melissa Cummings-Quarry & Natalie A Carter

    Best friends Melissa Cummings-Quarry and Natalie A. Carter are the authors of Grown: The B...

  • Aisling Fowler

    Aisling Fowler

    Aisling Fowler's debut Fireborn, inspired by a computer game, has just been published. Aisling's love of st...

  • Mya-Rose Craig and Sabrena Khadija

    Mya-Rose Craig and Sabrena Khadija

    Mya-Rose Craig's new book We Have a Dream gives a voice to environmental activists from ar...

  • Richard Lambert

    Richard Lambert

    Shadow Town is Richard Lambert's first novel for children and follows his debut YA novel, <a href="/books/t...

  • David Farr

    David Farr

    The Book of Stolen Dreams is David Farr's debut novel and is a story he has always wanted to write, and has always...

  • Catherine Bruton

    Catherine Bruton

    Catherine Bruton's new historical adventure, Following Frankenstein, follows her earlier Another Twist in the Tale, both dra...

  • Nick Lake

    Nick Lake

    Locked Out Lily is Nick Lake's first middle grade book for children, who is the critically-acclaimed author of many YA novel...

  • Emma Carroll

    Emma Carroll

    Emma Carroll's new historical fiction novel, The Week at World's End, revisits the week of the Cuban Crisis...

  • M.A. Bennett

    M.A. Bennett

    MA Bennett's S.T.A.G.S. series is currently in production and there are now four books in the series, inclu...

  • Alastair Chisholm

    Alastair Chisholm

    Alastair Chisholm's new sci-fi book Adam-2 has just been published by Nosy Crow Books. As well as an author...

  • Roma Agrawal and Katie Hickey

    Roma Agrawal and Katie Hickey

    Roma Agrawal, MBE is an award-winning engineer and author and How Was That Built is her fi...

  • Liz Kessler

    Liz Kessler

    Liz Kessler is the author of 23 books for children and young adults. Her new novel, When the World Was Ours, was inspired by...

  • Marissa Meyer

    Marissa Meyer

    #1 New York Times–bestselling author Marissa Meyer's new book, Gilded, is a remarkable retelling of the Rum...

  • Sita Brahmachari

    Sita Brahmachari

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

  • Melissa Cummings-Quarry & Natalie A Carter

    Melissa Cummings-Quarry & Natalie A Carter

    Best friends Melissa Cummings-Quarry and Natalie A. Carter are the authors of Grown: The B...

  • Deirdre Sullivan

    Deirdre Sullivan

    Deirdre Sullivan's latest book Precious Catastrophe is the darkly magical follow-up to Perfectly Preventabl...

  • M.A. Bennett

    M.A. Bennett

    MA Bennett's S.T.A.G.S. series is currently in production and there are now four books in the series, inclu...

  • Bryony Pearce

    Bryony Pearce

    Bryony Pearce's new book Cruel Castle (from the Red Eye series) is a slick horror version of an escape room...

  • Sarah Ann Juckes

    Sarah Ann Juckes

    Sarah Ann Juckes writes books for young people and The Hunt for the Nightingale is her first novel for children.  Her YA deb...

  • Iona Rangeley

    Iona Rangeley

    Iona Rangeley has just finished studying English at Oxford. She has wanted to be a writer since her debut n...

  • Lucy Hope

    Lucy Hope

    Lucy Hope grew up in North Wales, though now she lives in the Cotswolds. After jobs ranging from managing t...

  • Aisling Fowler

    Aisling Fowler

    Aisling Fowler's debut Fireborn, inspired by a computer game, has just been published. Aisling's love of st...

  • Alex Foulkes

    Alex Foulkes

    Rules for Vampires is Alex's debut novel. Alex was born in smoky Stoke-on-Trent and grew up in the Stafford...

  • Alexandra Page

    Alexandra Page

    Wishyouwas is Alexandra Page's first children's book, and draws on her early childhood years being airmailed between England...

  • David Farr

    David Farr

    The Book of Stolen Dreams is David Farr's debut novel and is a story he has always wanted to write, and has always...

  • Alastair Chisholm - Young Fiction

    Alastair Chisholm - Young Fiction

    Alastair Chisholm's Dragon Storm (Nosy Crow Books) is an adventure-packed new series for younger readers. A...

  • Sarah Ann Juckes

    Sarah Ann Juckes

    Sarah Ann Juckes writes books for young people and The Hunt for the Nightingale is her first novel for children.  Her YA deb...

  • 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...

  • Lesley Parr

    Lesley Parr

    Author Lesley Parr's new historical fiction novel, When the War Came Home (Bloomsbury), expl...

  • Liz Kessler

    Liz Kessler

    Liz Kessler is the author of 23 books for children and young adults. Her new novel, When the World Was Ours, was inspired by...

  • Marissa Meyer

    Marissa Meyer

    #1 New York Times–bestselling author Marissa Meyer's new book, Gilded, is a remarkable retelling of the Rum...

  • Hannah Gold

    Hannah Gold

    Hannah Gold worked in the film and magazine industries before taking time out to pursue he...

  • Tony Bradman

    Tony Bradman

    Tony Bradman's historical fiction novel Viking Boy is used in classrooms around the country and his new boo...

  • Holly Webb

    Holly Webb

    Author Holly Webb has just written the 50th book in the best-selling Animal Stories series, A Puppy's First Christmas, and a...

  • Iona Rangeley

    Iona Rangeley

    Iona Rangeley has just finished studying English at Oxford. She has wanted to be a writer since her debut n...

  • Sita Brahmachari

    Sita Brahmachari

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

  • Hoang Giang

    Hoang Giang

    Giang has been working as a children’s book illustrator for more than 10 years. She works in a studio with her partner and t...

  • Jon Agee

    Jon Agee

    Award-winning author Jon Agee's latest picture book, Little Santa, tells us how Santa Claus came to be. His...

  • Michael Rosen

    Michael Rosen

    Michael Rosen, one of the most popular authors for children, has written a new picture book, Sticky McStick...

  • Lucy Hope

    Lucy Hope

    Lucy Hope grew up in North Wales, though now she lives in the Cotswolds. After jobs ranging from managing t...

  • Sibeal Pounder

    Sibeal Pounder

    Sibéal Pounder is the author of the bestselling Witch Wars and Bad Mermaids series of books and her latest book, Tin...

  • Helen Peters

    Helen Peters

    Helen Peters' Jasmine Green series, about a girl who lives on a farm and who loves animals, reflects her own childhood, grow...

  • Tracey Turner

    Tracey Turner

    Tracey Turner is a writer and editor and her new book, The Mouse Before Christmas (Sunbird Books), has just...

  • Imogen Russell Williams

    Imogen Russell Williams

    Imogen Russell Williams is a writer, editor, children's literature critic and author, and her latest book f...

  • Tracey Corderoy

    Tracey Corderoy

    Tracey Corderoy's new Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam adventure, The Stolen Sleigh, has just been published...

  • Iszi Lawrence

    Iszi Lawrence

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

  • Melissa Cummings-Quarry & Natalie A Carter

    Melissa Cummings-Quarry & Natalie A Carter

    Best friends Melissa Cummings-Quarry and Natalie A. Carter are the authors of Grown: The B...

  • Aisling Fowler

    Aisling Fowler

    Aisling Fowler's debut Fireborn, inspired by a computer game, has just been published. Aisling's love of st...

  • Alex Foulkes

    Alex Foulkes

    Rules for Vampires is Alex's debut novel. Alex was born in smoky Stoke-on-Trent and grew up in the Stafford...

  • Mya-Rose Craig and Sabrena Khadija

    Mya-Rose Craig and Sabrena Khadija

    Mya-Rose Craig's new book We Have a Dream gives a voice to environmental activists from ar...

  • William Hussey

    William Hussey

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

  • Deirdre Sullivan

    Deirdre Sullivan

    Deirdre Sullivan's latest book Precious Catastrophe is the darkly magical follow-up to Perfectly Preventabl...

  • Polly Faber and Harriet Hobday

    Polly Faber and Harriet Hobday

    All Through the Night, the new picture book from Polly Faber and illustrator Harriet Hobday, celebrates tho...

  • Alexandra Page

    Alexandra Page

    Wishyouwas is Alexandra Page's first children's book, and draws on her early childhood years being airmailed between England...

  • Richard Lambert

    Richard Lambert

    Shadow Town is Richard Lambert's first novel for children and follows his debut YA novel, <a href="/books/t...

  • Sally Nicholls

    Sally Nicholls

    A Secret in Time is the latest book in Sally Nicholls's Adventures in Time series, which t...

  • Molly Potter

    Molly Potter

    The Same But Different is the latest in a series of books by Molly Potter addressing RSHE topics. Molly cur...

  • David Farr

    David Farr

    The Book of Stolen Dreams is David Farr's debut novel and is a story he has always wanted to write, and has always...

  • Catherine Bruton

    Catherine Bruton

    Catherine Bruton's new historical adventure, Following Frankenstein, follows her earlier Another Twist in the Tale, both dra...

  • Nick Lake

    Nick Lake

    Locked Out Lily is Nick Lake's first middle grade book for children, who is the critically-acclaimed author of many YA novel...

  • Emma Carroll

    Emma Carroll

    Emma Carroll's new historical fiction novel, The Week at World's End, revisits the week of the Cuban Crisis...

  • Samantha Baines

    Samantha Baines

    Samantha Baines is an award-winning comedian, actress, broadcaster, hearing aid wearer and author and her new children's boo...

  • M.A. Bennett

    M.A. Bennett

    MA Bennett's S.T.A.G.S. series is currently in production and there are now four books in the series, inclu...

  • Nick Crumpton & Gavin Scott

    Nick Crumpton & Gavin Scott

    Author and scientist Dr Nick Cumpton's new book, Everything You Know About Dinosaurs is Wrong, brings us up...

  • Perdita and Honor Cargill

    Perdita and Honor Cargill

    Honor and Perdita Cargill are a daughter/mother writing partnership and the authors of Diary of an Accidental Witch<...

  • Chitra Soundar

    Chitra Soundar

    Chitra Soundar is an Indian-born British writer and storyteller and her new series, Sindhu an...

  • Alastair Chisholm

    Alastair Chisholm

    Alastair Chisholm's new sci-fi book Adam-2 has just been published by Nosy Crow Books. As well as an author...

  • Bryony Pearce

    Bryony Pearce

    Bryony Pearce's new book Cruel Castle (from the Red Eye series) is a slick horror version of an escape room...

  • Sarah Massini

    Sarah Massini

    Sarah Massini's stand out illustrations for The Witching's Wish bring to life the text by Lu Fraser. Sarah...

  • Roma Agrawal and Katie Hickey

    Roma Agrawal and Katie Hickey

    Roma Agrawal, MBE is an award-winning engineer and author and How Was That Built is her fi...

  • Lou Carter & Deborah Allwright

    Lou Carter & Deborah Allwright

    Lou Carter's There is No Big Bad Wolf in this Book follows the hugely suc...

  • Clare Helen Welsh

    Clare Helen Welsh

    Clare Helen Welsh's new book, Time to Move South for Winter, illustrated by Jenny Løvlie,...

  • Beach

    Beach

    Before becoming an illustrator, Beach worked as a pizza chef; if you can think of it, he has probably put it on a pizza. Bea...

  • 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...

  • Michelle Paver

    Michelle Paver

    Michelle Paver is an international bestselling author with over 3 million copies of her books sold across the globe. She was...

  • 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...

  • Chris Naylor-Ballesteros

    Chris Naylor-Ballesteros

    Chris Naylor-Ballesteros's early career was as a drummer in a band before he trained in illustration and gr...

  • William Goldsmith

    William Goldsmith

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

  • Adam Baron

    Adam Baron

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

  • 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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    Create a Picture Book

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    Create your own Podcast

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    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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