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  • Vehicles

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

  • People

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

  • Bedtime, Little Bear

    Bedtime, Little Bear is one in a collection of books by Happy Yak that address everyday routines and conversational topics to deepen our...

  • Bathtime, Little Piglet

    Bathtime, Little Piglet is another great interactive book from Happy Yak. This time, we go down to the farm where bathtime is approaching...

  • My Garden (My World in 100 Words)

    My World in 100 Words: My Garden has introduced me to a series of books from Happy Yak which focus on teaching children their first words...

  • Sing Along With Me! Baa Baa Black Sheep

    A lovely board book for babies and toddlers to delight in. Sing Along With Me! Baa Baa Black Sheep is a perfect board book for babies to...

  • What Do You See When You Look At a Tree?

    Wow, what a beautifully presented book this is. Emma Carlisle has written a wonderful rhyming text which is carefully thought through to encourage readers...

  • The Knight With the Blazing Bottom

    Like The Dragon with the Blazing Bottom - Beach's original picture book - his follow-up T...

  • Dave and Greta Make the World Better!

    Dave and Greta Make the World Better is a simple, clear picture book that explains to younger children what climate change is. The rhymin...

  • Puddling!

    Puddling is a joyful story for young children (2+) about the joys of sploshing in puddles - and knowing just the right time to come home...

  • Monkey Bedtime

    I always love a book that rhymes and this one was a delight! The children laughed out loud at some of the monkey's hilarious antics and they could also re...

  • My Beautiful Voice (paperback)

    The class decides on a school poetry performance, but one little girl is so shy that she can't speak in class. However, her teacher, Miss Flotsam, gently...

  • The Marvellous Doctors for Magical Creatures

    The Marvellous Doctors for Magical Creatures is a fantastic story that covers many themes which currently have limited resource availabil...

  • Just Like Grandpa Jazz

    Grandpa Jazz tells his Grandson, Frank, stories all the time. Some of the stories are true, some are embellished a little with Grandpa's vivid imagination...

  • One Little Seed

    One Little Seed looks like a simple, colourful lift-the-flap board book - until you open up the brilliantly designed book cover to find a...

  • I Am Nefertiti

    When someone can't use your name it makes you feel worthless and this happened to Nefertiti when a new music teacher instructs the school band. Once the t...

  • Everything You Know About Minibeasts is Wrong!

    Minibeasts… they are all small, quiet, fragile insects that as humans, only annoy us and are of no other use...right? Wrong! There are stick insects as bi...

  • The Marvellous Doctors for Magical Creatures

    The Marvellous Doctors for Magical Creatures - Ava's two dads - help all sorts of magical creatures to feel better, but they don't know w...

  • Small!

    Small! has been hoping for a new pair of football boots on his tenth birthday. Instead his mum gives him a pair of stilts, sludge brown d...

  • How to Survive Time Travel

    How to Survive Time Travel is another thrilling and fun time travelling sci-fi adventure with Eliza and little brother Johnnie. In this s...

  • Keep Dancing, Lizzie Chu

    This is the second book I have read by Maisie Chan and it is just as brilliant as the first, Danny Chung D...

  • How to Be True

    How To Be True is the second adventure set amongst the School of the Good Sisters and it reunites the reader with familiar characters, Ed...

  • The Bear Stylist

    The Bear Stylist is another fantastic text in the brilliant Colour Illustration series of stories. These books are ideal for all children...

  • Everything You Know About Minibeasts is Wrong!

    What a gorgeous book! Each page is beautifully illustrated with detailed diagrams and pictures, all presented differently to keep the reader interested. F...

  • My Friend the Octopus

    Vinnie Fyfe is 12 years old and lives with her mother in London. Her mother makes fine hats for rich ladies, hats designed by Vinnie, who is a talented ar...

  • Escape to the River Sea

    Inspired by Eva Ibbotson’s classic, Escape to the River Sea opens with the story of Rosa Sweetman, a young girl who arrived in England as...

  • Onyeka and the Academy of the Sun

    Onyeka has always felt conscious about her hair, which is exuberant and often difficult to manage. She feels it draws unwanted attention which enhances he...

  • While the Storm Rages

    Last year, Phil Earle's debut, When the Sky Falls, garnered huge praise and was one of my favourite books of the...

  • Looking for Emily

    Lily is the main character in Looking for Emily, and the story starts when she has just relocated from the bustling city to the very quai...

  • While the Storm Rages

    In the summer of 1939, Noah's dad leaves to join the army and makes Noah promise to look after his dog, Winn. Noah takes the responsibility to heart, beli...

  • Hotel Magnifique

    If you loved the Caraval series you are going to really enjoy this debut novel, Hotel Magnifique.... Jani and her younger sister Z...

  • I Kissed Shara Wheeler

    When popular 'miss perfect' Shara Wheeler goes missing at prom, her boyfriend Smith Parker, the boy next door who has a major crush on Shara, Rory Heron a...

  • Boy 87

    For me the book was boring at first but as you read on you kind of get the image of what the book is about! It took me about 3 days to read but I loved it...

  • When I See Blue

    Constantly compelled to do things in certain ways, like using multiples of four to prevent bad things from happening, even the smallest tasks seem almost...

  • Read Between the Lies

    Read Between The Lies is a powerful book by Malcolm Duffy which uses the story of the challenges facing a newly blended family to share w...

  • The Good Turn

    The Good Turn by Sharna Jackson; there are strong themes of friendship, 'can do' attitudes, homelessness and poverty which can be uncomfo...

  • Bad Things Happen Here

    Bad Things Happen Here, Rebecca Barrow's debut novel, is a stylish YA thriller set on a moneyed North American Island where rich kids pre...

  • The Merciless Ones

    I thoroughly enjoyed reading the Gilded Ones so was excited to receive a copy of the sequel, The Merciless Ones. Namina Forna has...

  • Day of the Whale

    Set in the near future on an island off Australia after catastrophic flooding, a community thinks it is ruled by the Blue Whale through its human interpre...

  • Friends Like These

    Freshly landed in stifling summer bustle of 1980's New York, Beth is one of four students on a prestigious journalism internship. Along with the others -...

  • When Shadows Fall (paperback)

    Kai, Orla and Zak grew up together, their days spent on the patch of wilderness in between their homes; a small green space in a sprawling, grey city. Mus...

  • The Upper World

    This book will appeal to the older teen that enjoys science fiction, maths, physics or London street fiction. The Upper World follows two...

ReadingZone Authors of the Month

  • Polly Faber

    Polly Faber

    Polly Faber's new picture book, Special Delivery: A Book's Journey Around the World, chart...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Larry Hayes

    Larry Hayes

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

  • Alastair Chisholm

    Alastair Chisholm

    Alastair Chisholm's new sci-fi book The Consequence Girl has just been published by Nosy Crow Books, and fo...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Cath Howe

    Cath Howe

    Cath Howe is well known for exploring the everyday lives of children and her new book, Insiders, follows fo...

  • Ellie Clements

    Ellie Clements

    In Ellie Clements' debut, The Wondrous Prune, we discover what happens when a child goes to school one day and discovers she...

  • Kirsty Applebaum

    Kirsty Applebaum

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

  • Jennifer Bell

    Jennifer Bell

    The follow-up to Jennifer Bell's Wonderscape, which has enthralled her fans, is now available! Return to th...

  • Shelina Janmohamed

    Shelina Janmohamed

    Shelina Janmohamed's BeYOUtiful guides us through the idea of beauty and who decides what is beautiful, reminding us that it...

  • Caryl Lewis

    Caryl Lewis

    Caryl Lewis answers children's questions about her new novel, Seed, which explores family and friendship with a little magic...

  • Radiya Hafiza

    Radiya Hafiza

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

  • Ross MacKenzie

    Ross MacKenzie

    Award-winning author Ross MacKenzie introduces his incredible new fantasy novel, the Colour of Hope. Ross has been wr...

  • Andy Seed

    Andy Seed

    Andy Seed's new 'Interview With' series will look into the lives of historical figures, beginning with Cleopatra &am...

  • Imogen Russell Williams

    Imogen Russell Williams

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

  • Lissa Evans

    Lissa Evans

    Lissa Evans's new book, Wished, is a magical adventure about some surprising adventures. Lissa still remembers writin...

  • Logan Macx

    Logan Macx

    Swift and Hawk: Cyberspies is a thrilling, high-stakes spy adventure by Logan Macx, the pseudonym...

  • Michelle Paver

    Michelle Paver

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

  • Skye McKenna

    Skye McKenna

    Look out for witches, goblins and a village with secrets in Hedgewitch (Welbeck), Skye McKenna's magical de...

  • Justyn Edwards

    Justyn Edwards

    Justyn tells us about his magical novel, The Great Fox Illusion, where children compete to win the magical...

  • Ros Roberts

    Ros Roberts

    Ros Roberts' new book, Every Cloud, is a story of change and how we cope with the things that life brings. Ros grew u...

  • Nizrana Farook

    Nizrana Farook

    The Girl Who Lost a Leopard is the latest adventure from Nizrana Farook, whose books also include The Boy W...

  • Hannah Gold

    Hannah Gold

    Hannah Gold's latest novel, The Lost Whale, includes strong ecological themes and the bond...

  • Katie Cotton

    Katie Cotton

    Katie Cotton's gripping new novel The Secret of Splint Hall takes us back to the end of World War 2, and to...

  • Phil Earle

    Phil Earle

    Phil Earle's new book, While the Storm Rages, is set in London during WWII, and follows Noah on his journey to save the neig...

  • Alastair Chisholm

    Alastair Chisholm

    Alastair Chisholm's new sci-fi book The Consequence Girl has just been published by Nosy Crow Books, and fo...

  • 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...

  • Cath Howe

    Cath Howe

    Cath Howe is well known for exploring the everyday lives of children and her new book, Insiders, follows fo...

  • Jennifer Bell

    Jennifer Bell

    The follow-up to Jennifer Bell's Wonderscape, which has enthralled her fans, is now available! Return to th...

  • 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...

  • Shelina Janmohamed

    Shelina Janmohamed

    Shelina Janmohamed's BeYOUtiful guides us through the idea of beauty and who decides what is beautiful, reminding us that it...

  • Ross MacKenzie

    Ross MacKenzie

    Award-winning author Ross MacKenzie introduces his incredible new fantasy novel, the Colour of Hope. Ross has been wr...

  • Imogen Russell Williams

    Imogen Russell Williams

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

  • Christine Pillainayagam

    Christine Pillainayagam

    Christine Pillainayagam's debut book, Ellie Pillai is Brown, is a coming-of-age high school romantic comedy...

  • Lou Abercrombie

    Lou Abercrombie

    Lou Abercrombie's new novel, Coming Up for Air, draws on her passions for swimming, and her research into deep diving. <...

  • Logan Macx

    Logan Macx

    Swift and Hawk: Cyberspies is a thrilling, high-stakes spy adventure by Logan Macx, the pseudonym...

  • Michelle Paver

    Michelle Paver

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

  • Mary Watson

    Mary Watson

    Mary Watson's new YA novel, Blood to Poison, explores anger, witchcraft and a family curse and is set in to...

  • Justyn Edwards

    Justyn Edwards

    Justyn tells us about his magical novel, The Great Fox Illusion, where children compete to win the magical...

  • Ros Roberts

    Ros Roberts

    Ros Roberts' new book, Every Cloud, is a story of change and how we cope with the things that life brings. Ros grew u...

  • Hannah Gold

    Hannah Gold

    Hannah Gold's latest novel, The Lost Whale, includes strong ecological themes and the bond...

  • Annelise Gray

    Annelise Gray

    Author Annelise Gray's absorbing historical adventure, Circus Maximus, continues in Rivals on the T...

  • Katie Cotton

    Katie Cotton

    Katie Cotton's gripping new novel The Secret of Splint Hall takes us back to the end of World War 2, and to...

  • Tracy Darnton

    Tracy Darnton

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

  • Sophie Cameron

    Sophie Cameron

    Sophie Cameron's new novel, Our Sister, Again, is a compelling read about a family on a small Hebridean island, and way that...

  • 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...

  • Christine Pillainayagam

    Christine Pillainayagam

    Christine Pillainayagam's debut book, Ellie Pillai is Brown, is a coming-of-age high school romantic comedy...

  • Mary Watson

    Mary Watson

    Mary Watson's new YA novel, Blood to Poison, explores anger, witchcraft and a family curse and is set in to...

  • Sue Divin

    Sue Divin

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

  • Annelise Gray

    Annelise Gray

    Author Annelise Gray's absorbing historical adventure, Circus Maximus, continues in Rivals on the T...

  • Sita Brahmachari

    Sita Brahmachari

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

  • 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...

  • Ellie Clements

    Ellie Clements

    In Ellie Clements' debut, The Wondrous Prune, we discover what happens when a child goes to school one day and discovers she...

  • Christine Pillainayagam

    Christine Pillainayagam

    Christine Pillainayagam's debut book, Ellie Pillai is Brown, is a coming-of-age high school romantic comedy...

  • Skye McKenna

    Skye McKenna

    Look out for witches, goblins and a village with secrets in Hedgewitch (Welbeck), Skye McKenna's magical de...

  • Justyn Edwards

    Justyn Edwards

    Justyn tells us about his magical novel, The Great Fox Illusion, where children compete to win the magical...

  • Tracy Darnton

    Tracy Darnton

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

  • 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...

  • Larry Hayes

    Larry Hayes

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

  • Sophie Cameron

    Sophie Cameron

    Sophie Cameron's new novel, Our Sister, Again, is a compelling read about a family on a small Hebridean island, and way that...

  • Phil Earle

    Phil Earle

    Phil Earle's new book, While the Storm Rages, is set in London during WWII, and follows Noah on his journey to save the neig...

  • Alastair Chisholm

    Alastair Chisholm

    Alastair Chisholm's new sci-fi book The Consequence Girl has just been published by Nosy Crow Books, and fo...

  • 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...

  • Polly Faber

    Polly Faber

    Polly Faber's new picture book, Special Delivery: A Book's Journey Around the World, chart...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Cath Howe

    Cath Howe

    Cath Howe is well known for exploring the everyday lives of children and her new book, Insiders, follows fo...

  • Ellie Clements

    Ellie Clements

    In Ellie Clements' debut, The Wondrous Prune, we discover what happens when a child goes to school one day and discovers she...

  • Kirsty Applebaum

    Kirsty Applebaum

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

  • Jennifer Bell

    Jennifer Bell

    The follow-up to Jennifer Bell's Wonderscape, which has enthralled her fans, is now available! Return to th...

  • 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...

  • Shelina Janmohamed

    Shelina Janmohamed

    Shelina Janmohamed's BeYOUtiful guides us through the idea of beauty and who decides what is beautiful, reminding us that it...

  • Caryl Lewis

    Caryl Lewis

    Caryl Lewis answers children's questions about her new novel, Seed, which explores family and friendship with a little magic...

  • 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...

  • Ross MacKenzie

    Ross MacKenzie

    Award-winning author Ross MacKenzie introduces his incredible new fantasy novel, the Colour of Hope. Ross has been wr...

  • Andy Seed

    Andy Seed

    Andy Seed's new 'Interview With' series will look into the lives of historical figures, beginning with Cleopatra &am...

  • Patrice Lawrence

    Patrice Lawrence

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

  • Imogen Russell Williams

    Imogen Russell Williams

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

  • Christine Pillainayagam

    Christine Pillainayagam

    Christine Pillainayagam's debut book, Ellie Pillai is Brown, is a coming-of-age high school romantic comedy...

  • Lou Abercrombie

    Lou Abercrombie

    Lou Abercrombie's new novel, Coming Up for Air, draws on her passions for swimming, and her research into deep diving. <...

  • Lissa Evans

    Lissa Evans

    Lissa Evans's new book, Wished, is a magical adventure about some surprising adventures. Lissa still remembers writin...

  • Logan Macx

    Logan Macx

    Swift and Hawk: Cyberspies is a thrilling, high-stakes spy adventure by Logan Macx, the pseudonym...

  • Michelle Paver

    Michelle Paver

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

  • 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...

  • Mary Watson

    Mary Watson

    Mary Watson's new YA novel, Blood to Poison, explores anger, witchcraft and a family curse and is set in to...

  • Skye McKenna

    Skye McKenna

    Look out for witches, goblins and a village with secrets in Hedgewitch (Welbeck), Skye McKenna's magical de...

  • Justyn Edwards

    Justyn Edwards

    Justyn tells us about his magical novel, The Great Fox Illusion, where children compete to win the magical...

  • Sue Divin

    Sue Divin

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

  • Ros Roberts

    Ros Roberts

    Ros Roberts' new book, Every Cloud, is a story of change and how we cope with the things that life brings. Ros grew u...

  • Nizrana Farook

    Nizrana Farook

    The Girl Who Lost a Leopard is the latest adventure from Nizrana Farook, whose books also include The Boy W...

  • Hannah Gold

    Hannah Gold

    Hannah Gold's latest novel, The Lost Whale, includes strong ecological themes and the bond...

  • 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...

  • Annelise Gray

    Annelise Gray

    Author Annelise Gray's absorbing historical adventure, Circus Maximus, continues in Rivals on the T...

  • Stephanie Stansbie

    Stephanie Stansbie

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

  • Katie Cotton

    Katie Cotton

    Katie Cotton's gripping new novel The Secret of Splint Hall takes us back to the end of World War 2, and to...

  • 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...

  • Molly Potter

    Molly Potter

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

  • 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...

  • 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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  • 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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