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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 weird things h More...

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Discover what inspires Holly Webb's animal stories

Discover what inspires Holly Webb's animal stories

In this video, Holly tells us how she first started writing books about animals, where she prefers to write, and why she wants to encoura More...

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What is an Actor?

What is an Actor?

In this film, from the National Film Theatre, you can find out about how the actor fits into the process. You can More...

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Latest Books & Extracts

  • Skandar and the Phantom Rider: the spectacular sequel to Skandar and the Unicorn Thief

    Don't miss this second book in the international bestselling SKANDAR series, an unmissable adventure for readers age 9 to 99 and fans of

  • Woodwitch: The magical adventure continues! (Hedgewitch Book 2)

    The Hedgewitch series continues... Cassie, Rue and Tabitha's magical training will be put to the test as they venture deeper into the Hed

  • Swimming on the Moon

    An unforgettable story about one family searching for happiness in the heartache of divorce, from Costa Award-winning author Brian Conagh

  • Bob vs the Selfie Zombies

    The hilarious and action-packed story of Bob, accidental time traveller!

  • Montgomery Bonbon: Murder at the Museum

    The newest case: solving the mystery surrounding a highly suspicious death at the Hornville Museum.

  • The Time Tider

    Mara's dad needs to be constantly on the move for his line of work but Mara has no idea what he actually does. That is until she uncovers

  • The Wildstorm Curse

    A fabled witch. A powerful curse. A monster out for revenge.  Can an unlikely hero find the words to save her friends? The Wildstorm Curs

  • The Circle Breakers

    Elle and her friends are back! This time, they'll be leaping to the past, the present and the future to safeguard the secret of The Gift

  • The Storm Swimmer

    An unforgettable adventure about a life-changing friendship spanning an ocean of difference.

  • The Light in Everything: from the winner of the Yoto Carnegie Medal 2022

    From the author of October, October, winner of the Yoto Carnegie Medal 2022, comes a life-affirming story about blended families and lear

Featured Authors

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    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 and has had ma

  • 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 writer, award-

  • 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 The Night Ani

  • 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 weird things h

  • Skye McKenna

    Skye McKenna: Look out for witches, goblins and a village with secrets in Hedgewitch (Welbeck), Skye McKenna's magical debut novel.</p

  • Kirsty Applebaum

    Kirsty Applebaum: Kirsty Applebaum talks to ReadingZone about her new series of books for younger readers, which begins with Princess Minna and the

  • Sarah Todd Taylor

    Sarah Todd Taylor: Join Alice Éclair in her extraordinary spying adventures, A Recipe for Trouble and A Spoonful of Spying

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    Katya Balen: Katya Balen's The Light in Everything follows two children who must learn to live together in their new, blended family - but neither is

  • 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. As well as wri

  • Lissa Evans

    Lissa Evans: Lissa Evans's new book, Wished, is a magical story with some surprising adventures. Lissa still remembers writing her first joke,

  • Eve McDonnell

    Eve McDonnell: Eve is a children's author and artist who lives in the wilds of Co Wexford with her husband, twins, a dog and three cats. She studied at

  • Rico Hinson-King

    Rico Hinson-King: Rico Hinson-King is just 11 years old. As a baby, he was taken into care and spent years in th

  • Emma Carroll

    Emma Carroll: Emma Carroll's new historical fiction novel, The Tale of Truthwater Lake, is a time-slip adventure that takes us back to

  • Laurel van der Linde

    Laurel van der Linde: Author Laurel van der Linde began ballet class at age four. At 17, she toured with Oukhtomsky Ballet Classique and Los Angeles Ballet. Sh

  • Isabel Thomas

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

  • Jasbinder Bilan

    Jasbinder Bilan: Jasbinder Bilan's debut novel Asha and the Spirit Bird won the prestigious Costa Children's Book Award and The Times Chi

  • Alexandra Page

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

  • Kieran Larwood

    Kieran Larwood: The Treekeepers is the latest book by Kieran Larwood, author of The Legend of Podkin One-Ear, and it's an action-p

  • Andy Shepherd

    Andy Shepherd: Andy Shepherd is a bestselling author of middle-grade fiction, including The Boy Who Grew Dragons series, and picture books. She lives ne

  • Linda Chapman

    Linda Chapman: Linda Chapman's new series for young readers, Magic Keepers, takes us to a house filled with curios - and a magical secret!  Before befor

  • Steven Butler

    Steven Butler: Steven Butler is an award-winning and New York Times bestselling author, performer and voice artist. His books have won the coveted Sains

  • Iona Rangeley

    Iona Rangeley: Iona Rangeley has just finished studying English at Oxford. She has wanted to be a writer since her debut novel Sam and

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    Laura Ellen Andersen: When she's not trying to take over the world or fighting sock-stealing monsters, Laura Ellen Anderson</

  • Michelle Harrison

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  • Paul Westmoreland

    Paul Westmoreland: A born and bred Londoner, Paul Westmoreland has been a professional writer for over 25 years, creating award-winning adv

  • MG Leonard

    MG Leonard: MG Leonard's bestselling series include Beetle Boy and Adventures on Trains - and her new series, <stro

  • Chris Wormell

    Chris Wormell: Chris Wormell's middle grade novels include The Lucky Bottle and The Magic Place, and he has created a host of picture books including th

  • Katherine Rundell

    Katherine Rundell: Katherine Rundell is the million-copy bestselling author of five children's novels and has won the Costa Children's Book

  • Lou Peacock

    Lou Peacock: An editor, poetry anthologist and writer with over 25 years of experience in children's publishing, Lou Peacock is lucky

  • Thomas Taylor

    Thomas Taylor : The latest book in the Eerie-on-Sea series by Thomas Taylor, Festergrimm, takes us to the dark underworld of the town. Thomas is an award

  • Anna Kemp

    Anna Kemp: Into Goblyn Wood is a richly imagined world of fairies with a dark and sinister threat, and is Anna Kemp's first novel for children. She

  • 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 years old an

  • Carlie Sorosiak

    Carlie Sorosiak: Carlie Sorosiak writes books about magical summer camps, missing people, and the inner life of dogs.  She grew up in North Carolina and h

  • 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 theatre scene, she

  • Catherine Doyle

    Catherine Doyle: Catherine Doyle grew up beside the Atlantic Ocean in the west of Ireland. Her love of reading began with great Irish myths and legends, a

  • Anna James

    Anna James: Anna James takes us back to the world of Pages &amp; Co in her new book, Pages &amp; Co: The Treehouse Library, the fifth book in the ser

  • Nicola Penfold

    Nicola Penfold: In her books Where the World Turns Wild, Between Sea and Sky and her latest, Beyond the Frozen Horizon, Nicola Penfold explores how clima

  • Ella Risbridger

    Ella Risbridger: Ella Risbridger is a journalist, anthologist and cookery writer. In a former life she was a beauty columnist for the i, a cancer

  • 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 is tasked by O

  • MT Khan

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

  • 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 mystery adventure s

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    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 BIBI Foundation

  • Larry Hayes

    Larry Hayes: Larry Hayes talks about siblings, time travel, and his new book, How To Survive Time Travel.  When he's

  • 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 publicising

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

  • Jonathan Tulloch

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

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    David Solomons: A Beginner’s Guide to Ruling the Galaxy is David Solomon's sixth novel for children and follows his bestselling My Broth

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    Sibeal Pounder: Sibéal Pounder is the bestselling author of Witch Wars and Bad Mermaids and her new series, Neon's Secret Universe, take

  • Nick Crumpton & Gavin Scott

    Nick Crumpton & Gavin Scott: Author and scientist Dr Nick Crumpton's new book, Everything You Know About Minibeasts is Wrong, illustrated by Gavin Sc

  • Fiona Longmuir

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  • Elys Dolan

    Elys Dolan: Rex Dinosaur in Disguise is the brilliantly funny novel for younger readers from Elys Dolan,</s

  • Radiya Hafiza

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Your Reviews

  • The Marvellers: the bestselling magical fantasy adventure

    Jenny

    Welcome to a world of Marvellers at the Arcanium Training Institute where young Marvellers and their unique powers across the globe attend school to learn...

  • Selfies With Komodos: Poems by by Brian Moses

    Wendy

    Selfies With Komodos is a fab little book of new poems from the well-known poet Brian Moses. There are poems about dogs and cats, mythica...

  • There's a Beast in the Basement!

    Sam

    There's a Beast in the Basement is another fab laugh-out-loud book by Pamela Butchart. Once again Izzy and her friends are on the road to...

  • Snot, Sneezes, and Super-Spreaders: Everything You Need to Know About Viruses and How to Stop Them

    Sharon

    Snot, Sneezes and Super-spreaders has everything a young person might want to know about viruses including how they replicate, spread and...

  • The Storm Swimmer

    Beverley

    Ginika has so much to look forward to. It's her last summer holiday before she goes to secondary school and, along with her best friend Alisha, she's prep...

  • Pick a Story: A Dinosaur Unicorn Robot Adventure

    Joanna

    A really interesting and unique way to write a book. The beauty of Pick a Story: A Dinosaur Unicorn Robot Adventure is that after you've...

  • Stand and Deliver!

    Nathan

    I knew from the first few pages this was going to be a brilliant, captivating read. Stand and Deliver! by Philip Caveney is a thrilling a...

  • The Wildstorm Curse

    Jacqueline

    Kallie is 13 years old. She is also dyslexic, but this does not prevent her from winning a play writing competition and getting a place at a summer theatr...

  • Can I Join Your Club?

    Maple  Age 6

    We liked the different characters especially the snake. We also liked how duck made his own club so everyone join, how kind is that. The lion roaring was...

  • Blackbeard's Treasure

    Jacqueline

    The year is 1718 and Abigail lives the life of luxury on a plantation in the Caribbean. Her only friend is Boubacar, a slave of a similar age from the pla...

Videos & Vlogs

Singalong with Rob Biddulph and The Blue-Footed Booby

Singalong with Rob Biddulph and The Blue-Footed Booby

Singalong with 'Draw With Rob' creator Rob Biddulph while he introduces his new picture book, <a href="/books/the-blue-footed-boo

Step back in time for this Parisian mystery!

Step back in time for this Parisian mystery!

Turn back the clock, step into Paris in the 1930s, and join Alice Éclair in her extraordinary spying adventures, A Recipe for Tro

The Storm Swimmer by Clare Weze

The Storm Swimmer by Clare Weze

Discover what inspired this story of friendship, family and change.

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This month’s highlights

  • Picture Book

    Create a Picture Book Competition 2023

    Create a Picture Book Competition 2023

    ReadingZone Picture Book Competition 2023 ReadingZone is challenging those aged four to 18 years to make a picture book for the ReadingZone Picture Book Competition 2023,...

  • 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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