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Jennifer Bell

Jennifer Bell

Find out what inspired Jennifer Bell's wondrous new series, Magicalia: Race of Wonders!  Londoner Jennifer Bell worked as a childr More...

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Join Ember Spark on a magical adventure!

Join Ember Spark on a magical adventure!

The sleepy seaside village of Yawn might seem to be the very last place you'd look for adventure, but one day an adventure arrive More...

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A Career in..... See all

Film Production

Film Production

What is a film producer? Sophie tells us what the day-to-day job of a film producer involves, what she loves most More...

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Latest Books & Extracts

  • Transcendent: Book 1

    What if you could save the world from climate change? An edge-of-your-seat, high-octane adventure starring introverted Jacob and hot-head

  • Bird Boy

    From the multi-award-winning author of No Ballet Shoes in Syria, comes a story of migration, conservation, healing and hope as a grieving

  • Ember Spark and the Thunder of Dragons

    A magical NEW story filled with adventure, wonder and edge-of-your-seat excitement, set in a world of daring dragons and magical maladies

  • I Am Wolf

    An outstanding, highly original and unputdownable read! This is a bold, thought-provoking adventure perfect for fans of MORTAL ENGINES an

  • Bad United: Just For Kicks

    When Hoof spots an advert for BAD UNITED he can't wait to sign up! A chance to play his beloved football with a team of equally enthusias

  • On Your Marks, Get Set, Gold!: A Fact-Filled, Funny Guide to Every Olympic Sport

    An exciting, laugh-a-minute guide to every Olympic and Paralympic sport.

  • Everything You Know About the Human Body is Wrong!

    Curious readers will quickly become experts with this informative, inventive and entertaining take on a human body book!

  • Does a Bear Wash its Hair?: Animals eat, sleep and poo, just like you!

    Learn all about the incredible daily routines of animals in this bright, fact-packed sequel to Does a Monkey Get Grumpy?

  • The Wrong Shoes

    A beautiful and sensitive exploration of the experience of child poverty from leading author/illustrator, Tom Percival, for fans of Boy a

  • When Saturday Comes

    A touching story of family and football

Featured Authors

  • Ben Martynoga & Moose Allain

    Ben Martynoga & Moose Allain: Ben Martynoga is a neuroscientist and science writer. Aftera decade at the forefront of brain research, he swapped his w

  • Louise Forshaw

    Louise Forshaw: Louise Forshaw's hilarious new graphic novel series, Bad United, stars Hoof the unicorn in a football team with some unusual talents....S

  • Catherine Bruton

    Catherine Bruton: Catherine Bruton, author of No Ballet Shoes in Syria, introduces her new book, Bird Boy. Catherine studied Englis

  • Jennifer Bell

    Jennifer Bell: Find out what inspired Jennifer Bell's wondrous new series, Magicalia: Race of Wonders!  Londoner Jennifer Bell worked as a childr

  • Josh Lacey

    Josh Lacey: Josh Lacey's Time Travel Twins series (Andersen Press) takes its readers back in time to explore different periods in hi

  • Abi Elphinstone

    Abi Elphinstone: Abi Elphinstone grew up in Scotland where she spent most of her childhood running wild across the moors, hiding in tree houses and buildi

  • Katya Balen

    Katya Balen: Katya read English at university and then completed an MPhil researching the impact of stories on autistic children's behaviour. She has

  • Zohra Nabi

    Zohra Nabi: Zohra Nabi grew up inventing stories for her two younger sisters. She studied law at Cambridge and Oxford universities, but secretly drea

  • Nicola Penfold

    Nicola Penfold: In her books Where the World Turns Wild and its follow-up, When the Wild Calls, Nicola Penfold explores how climate change might affect o

  • 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

  • Anders Sparring & Per Gustavsson

    Anders Sparring & Per Gustavsson: Anders Sparring writes children’s books and is a screenwriter for many popular television shows.  He is also a stand-up

  • Ash Bond

    Ash Bond: Ash Bond writes magical stories that have classical myth sprinkled through them like fairy dust. Look out for her debut, Peregrin

  • Guy Bass:  Hugh Dunnit Mysteries

    Guy Bass: Hugh Dunnit Mysteries: Guy Bass introduces Hugh Dunnit, 'a self-styled detective who loves nothing more than cracking cases and solving mysteries - even

  • Alexandra Sheppard

    Alexandra Sheppard: Alexandra Sheppard introduces her latest novel, Alyssa and the Spell Garden, exploring community, teamwork - and the mag

  • Catherine Cawthorne & Sara Ogilvie

    Catherine Cawthorne & Sara Ogilvie: Catherine Cawthorne's Big Bad Wolf Investigates explores the science behind our favourite fairy tales... Growing up, Cat

  • Katie and Kevin Tsang

    Katie and Kevin Tsang: Authors Katie and Kevin Tsang introduce their new Dragon Force adventure, Devourer's Attack, in this special ReadingZone feature.

  • Steve Webb

    Steve Webb: Steve Webb tells ReadingZone about his hilarious new graphic novel about the newest superheroes in town, Peng and Spanners</stron

  • Greg Jenner

    Greg Jenner: Greg Jenner, historian, author and podcast host, tells ReadingZone about his new Totally Chaotic History series, starting with An

  • Catherine Doyle

    Catherine Doyle: Catherine Doyle introduces her new swashbuckling tale, Pirates of Darksea!   Catherine grew up beside the Atlantic in the west of Ireland

  • Christopher Edge

    Christopher Edge: Black Hole Cinema Club, Christopher Edge's latest novel, is a love story to movies. Dive into an immersive blockbuster experience! <p

  • Guy Bass & Pete Williamson

    Guy Bass & Pete Williamson: The bestselling Stitch Head series is getting a new look - as a graphic novel!  Author Guy Bass and illustrator Pete Wil

  • Justin Somper

    Justin Somper: Justin Somper, author of Vampirates, introduces his brand new pirate series, Pirate Academy! Justin grew up in St Albans and worke

  • James Nicol

    James Nicol: James Nicol, author of The Apprentice Witch series, tells ReadingZone about his new eco fantasy, The Cloud Thief. James has loved

  • Piu DasGupta

    Piu DasGupta: Our debut author of the month Piu DasGupta introduces her novel, Secrets of the Snakestone. Piu

  • Sinéad O'Hart

    Sinéad O'Hart: Lola and Larch is Sinéad O'Hart's first chapter book series for young readers. Her books for older readers include The Eye of th

  • Liz Flanagan

    Liz Flanagan: Liz Flanagan, an award-winning author who writes about strange worlds and fantastical creatures, joins ReadingZone to introduce her new b

  • Rachel Chivers Khoo

    Rachel Chivers Khoo: Rachel Chivers Khoo introduces her magical new story, The Magician Next Door, and tells ReadingZone abo

  • Elys Dolan

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

  • Jenny McLachlan

    Jenny McLachlan: Stink the troublesome fairy is back in Fairy Vs Wizard  Jenny McLachlan's first book for child

  • Gabriel Dylan

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

  • Alex Bell

    Alex Bell: Alex Bell introduces her magical new middle grade novel, The Glorious Race of Magical Beasts, the latest in a range of  novels and short

  • Bex Hogan

    Bex Hogan: Bronte Tempestra is author Bex Hogan's first young fiction series and it's packed with adventure, friendship and magical creatures! <

Your Reviews

  • Ember Spark and the Thunder of Dragons

    Jacqueline

    Ember Spark is an ordinary girl who is always ready for an adventure to start. One day an adventure does start, and Ember is flung into an adventure more...

  • I Am Wolf

    Beverley

    Coll is a member of the Wolf crew. His home is a giant mechanical Construct of a wolf, which fights other animal shaped Constructs for territory. There is...

  • Transcendent: Book 1

    Jenny

    Epic, sweeping, cinematic action adventure from debut author Patrick Gallagher. Transcendent is a fast-paced , clever and contemporary story that...

  • Angel of Grasmere: From Dunkirk to the Fells

    Ruth

    Tom Palmer's eagerly awaited latest book is worth the wait, offering fans of his work another excellent, thought-provoking story featuring both the battle...

  • The Children's Book of Wildlife Watching: Tips for Spotting Nature Outdoors

    Amanda

    It is always a pleasure to read a book written by a passionate expert and that is exactly what this is. The Children's Book of Wildlife Watching</...

  •  What it was like to be an Ancient Maya

    Hayley

    David Long, the acclaimed historical writer, returns to give us a third instalment in the 'What it was like to be….' series. What it was like to b...

  • Little House

    Hayley

    Little House is the new book from Katya Balen. This tender-hearted book seeks to teach us the meaning of home and forgiveness in a beauti...

  • The City Beyond the Stars

    Beverley

    Conflict is still raging between the sorcerers and the alchemists. Yara is living in the Settlement with her friends Mehnoor and Rafi, under the protectio...

  • When Saturday Comes

    Hayley

    When Saturday Comes by Tony Bradman is a well-crafted story that tackles the sensitive area of divorce and mental well-being through a re...

  • The Hidden Story of Estie Noor

    Jacqueline

    Estie is sent to stay with her aunt in Scotland after being expelled from school. She is furious as no one wants to listen to her side of the story. Her a...

Videos & Vlogs

Enter the wondrous world of Magicalia!

Enter the wondrous world of Magicalia!

Find out from author Jennifer Bell about Magicalia: Race of Wonders - the first in a new series that brings magic to the streets

A City Beyond the Stars....

A City Beyond the Stars....

Author Zohra Nabi joins ReadingZone to tell us about her magical new fantasy, The City Beyond

Return to the wild

Return to the wild

Author Nicola Penfold tells ReadingZone why she decided to bring Juniper, Bear and Etienne together once more in her new novel, When the

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This month’s highlights

  • Picture Book

    Create a Picture Book Competition 2024

    Create a Picture Book Competition 2024

    Create a Picture Book Competition 2024 The ReadingZone Picture Book Competition 2024 is challenging those aged four to 18 years to make a picture book. The competition is...

  • 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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