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Emma Carroll

Emma Carroll

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Pages & Co, where stories come to life

Pages & Co, where stories come to life

Discover what inspired Anna James's bestselling series, Pages and Co, about the magic of stories, which book she would like to 'bookwande More...


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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...


Latest Books & Extracts

  • Black Swans

    The stories of six daring, groundbreaking Black ballet dancers leap off the pages of this beautifully illustrated nonfiction picture book

  • Midnight Magic: Witch Trap

    When Midnight is catnapped by a witch, Trixie, Nan and Dad set off to the rescue. But it's going to take a more than a sprinkle of Midnig

  • Magic Keepers: Crystal Chaos

    When her mum inherits the Curio House, Ava is nervous about moving into the creaky villa, especially when she discovers a room filled wit

  • The Arctic Railway Assassin

    The bestselling, prize-winning Adventures on Trains series embarks on a thrilling sixth adventure as Harrison Beck and Uncle Nat climb ab

  • Adam Wins the Internet

    The debut children's novel from TV presenter and YouTube sensation Adam B is a hilarious and heart-warming tale of wish-fulfilment gone w

  • India, Incredible India

    Journey through India and explore its incredible diversity in this richly illustrated book.   Written by award-winning author Jasbinder B

  • Rudy and the Wolf Cub

    With boundless energy and an impulsive nature, Rudy is always ready to follow the scent of adventure! And with his loyal pack of friends

  • National Trust: 2023 Nature Month-By-Month: A Children's Almanac

    Take an inspirational month-by-month journey through the seasons with 2023 Nature Month-By-Month: A Children's Almanac.

  • Tyger

    A captivating new story from master storyteller SF Said, author of Varjak Paw.

  • Wren

    A dark, gothic adventure set in Wales, packed with mystery and invention and flight...

Featured Authors

  • Lucy Hope

    Lucy Hope: Lucy Hope writes books about children having adventures in dark gothic settings, inspired by the house she grew up in No

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Michelle Harrison

    Michelle Harrison: ReadingZone caught up with author Michelle Harrison to talk about black cats, magic and mischief in her fun series for younger readers, M

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 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

  • 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. 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

  • Lola Morayo

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

  • Adam Baron

    Adam Baron: Adam Baron, author of Boy Underwater, has been an actor, comedian, journalist and pres

  • David Solomons

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

  • Sibeal Pounder

    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

    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 history.  </p

  • Elys Dolan

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

  • 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

  • Radiya Hafiza

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

Your Reviews

  • Midnight Magic: Witch Trap


    The third book in the Midnight Magic series following the adventures of black cat Midnight and owner...

  • Black Swans


    Black Swans is a super collection of mini biographies of black dancers, detailing some of the barriers they had to overcome to achieve their dream of danc...

  • The Tale of Truthwater Lake


    The year is 2032. The country is experiencing soaring temperatures and curfews are introduced to keep people indoors for their safety. Polly Carraway live...

  • Rudy and the Wolf Cub


    When Rudy finds a little lone wolf cub at the skatepark, he knows he has to help him - but Rudy is no lone wolf; he knows the power of the pack and who he...

  • S.T.E.A.L.T.H.: Ice Breaker: Book 2

    Idris  Age 14

    The second instalment of Jason Rohan’s series, S.T.E.A.L.T.H, Icebreaker is the long-awaited book following Access Denied. The series is an excellent resp...

  • Rudy and the Monster at School


    There is a new boy at school who everyone says is scary. But when he gets upset and runs away from class, Rudy can't just stand by and do nothing. ...

  • The Treekeepers


    The Treekeepers is a stunning, epic fantasy tale - a sweeping adventure built from layer upon layer of the most intricate and inventive i...

  • Tyger


    It's the twenty first century in London - but a London that is only partly recognisable. It is still the global capital of an Empire that rules the world...

  • The Arctic Railway Assassin


    Hal is flying off to Sweden to meet his Uncle Nat. Together, they are going to make a special Christmas trip to the Aurora Sky Station to see the Northern...

  • India, Incredible India


    This book with its vibrant front cover and images of life in India me! And that's what we did. India, Incredible India is the...

Videos & Vlogs

Nothing is what it seems in Sticky Pines!

Nothing is what it seems in Sticky Pines!

Author Dashe Roberts introduces the latest book in her action-packed science fiction series, Sticky Pines: The Valley of the Stra

Return to Eerie-on-Sea in this new mystery adventure!

Return to Eerie-on-Sea in this new mystery adventure!

Discover the latest mystery in Eerie-on-Sea involving a waxworks museum, a giant robot and a missing girl....

A mythical land with a terrible curse

A mythical land with a terrible curse

Catherine Doyle introduces The Lost Girl King, a fabulous adventure that draws on Irish mythology and stories from her childhood.


This month’s highlights

  • Comic Strip

    Create a Comic Competition

    Create a Comic Competition

    Create a Comic Competition In partnership with The Phoenix Comic, ReadingZone's Create a Comic Competition challenges Primary and Secondary students to m...

  • 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...