Author of the Month See all

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 has a remark More...

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Authors Q&As See all

Breaking a world record during lockdown

Breaking a world record during lockdown

Author Jeremy Williams is interviewed by young journalist Eden (who also happens to be his daughter), to find out about his new book Max 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

  • Interview with a Kangaroo: and Other Marsupials Too

    Get familiar with 10 extraordinary marsupials as they step up to the mic and share their habits, behaviour, likes and dislikes, favourite

  • Interview with Blackbeard & Other Vicious Villains

    Perfect for fans of the Horrible Histories books, this series offers a fun, fresh take on history, featuring true stories from historical

  • Neon's Secret Universe

    Get ready to discover the real story behind unicorns in the first in a brilliant new series from Sibeal Pounder, bestselling author of th

  • Escape to the River Sea

    Escape to the River Sea is Emma Carroll's compelling novel inspired by Eva Ibbotson's bestselling, classic masterpiece, Journey to the Ri

  • Keep Dancing, Lizzie Chu

    Keep trying, keep laughing, keep dancing!

  • Magicborn

    'The Curse is changed. You'll never know. The truth is lost. The lie will grow.' The year is 1726 and the Royal Sorcerer of England is on

  • Interview with Cleopatra & Other Famous Rulers

    Perfect for fans of the Horrible Histories books, this series offers a fun, fresh take on history, featuring true stories from historical

  • BeYOUtiful: Radiate confidence, celebrate difference and express yourself

    The book delivers an important, empowering, and positive message, while also focusing on beauty across many different ethnicities, religi

  • Seed

    An uplifting, big-hearted story by award-winner Caryl Lewis for readers of 8-12 that shows the power of hope and imagination when you bel

  • Zeina Starborn and the Sky Whale

    When Zeina Starborn's dream of exploring the skies becomes a reality, she finds herself in a daring adventure beyond her wildest imaginat

Featured Authors

  • Cath Howe

    Cath Howe: Cath Howe is well known for exploring the everyday lives of children and her new book, Insiders, follows four friends wh

  • 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 has a remark

  • 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

  • Jennifer Bell

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

  • 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 is up to us

  • Caryl Lewis

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

  • Radiya Hafiza

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

  • Ross MacKenzie

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

  • Andy Seed

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

  • Imogen Russell Williams

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

  • Lissa Evans

    Lissa Evans: Lissa Evans's new book, Wished, is a magical adventure about some surprising adventures. Lissa still remembers writing her first j

  • 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, gadget-filled s

  • Skye McKenna

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

  • Justyn Edwards

    Justyn Edwards: Justyn tells us about his magical novel, The Great Fox Illusion, where children compete to win the magical secrets of 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 up when phones

  • Nizrana Farook

    Nizrana Farook: The Girl Who Lost a Leopard is the latest adventure from Nizrana Farook, whose books also include The Boy Who Met a Whal

  • Hannah Gold

    Hannah Gold: Hannah Gold's latest novel, The Lost Whale, includes strong ecological themes and the bond between a bo

  • 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 a house with

Your Reviews

  • Escape to the River Sea

    Sue

    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...

  • Keep Dancing, Lizzie Chu

    Jennifer

    Keep dancing, Lizzie Chu is the wonderfully uplifting, charming and tender story of 12-year-old Lizzie Chu, who as the only relative (and...

  • The Hunt for David Berman

    Sharon

    David is a Kindertransport evacuee during the Second World War and runs away from his cruel, farming foster family because they just want him to work on t...

  • The Light Hunters

    Nathan

    This book was absolutely amazing! I read this in just two sittings as I quite literally couldn't put it down. The Light Hunters by Dan Wa...

  • BeYOUtiful: Radiate confidence, celebrate difference and express yourself

    Elen

    A fabulous title for a book that really does deliver what it says it will, encouraging children and young people to 'Radiate confidence, celebrate differe...

  • Rumaysa: Ever After

    Jacqueline

    She's back! The rather magical, hijab wearing heroine Rumaysa returns in this hotly anticipated sequel. Still looking for her parents (she was taken away...

  • Magicborn

    Sue

    Since the day of the Almost Drowning, Tempest has lived with her two fathers, the kind men who saved her. She can remember nothing of her life before this...

  • Seed

    Donna

    Marty lives with his mum. His mum lives with her clutter and Marty spends his time trying to keep a small space for himself. A small space where he can th...

  • Legendarium

    Jennifer

    Legendarium takes the three heroic schoolchildren from Wonderscape and sends them off, once again, into...

  • The Colour of Hope

    Jennifer

    I absolutely fell in love with this stunning, captivating and endearing fantasy. The story takes place in a world that is only coloured with shades of col...

Videos & Vlogs

Discover a fairytale world, with a twist!

Discover a fairytale world, with a twist!

Radiya Hafiza tells us what inspired her to re-write some well known fairytales in her Rumaysa stories.

Enter the world of Legendarium!

Enter the world of Legendarium!

Return to the world of Wonderscape in Jennifer Bell's follow-up adventure, Legendarium! Find out more from author Jennifer Bell.<

Can a boy help save a lost whale?

Can a boy help save a lost whale?

Watch Hannah Gold talk about The Lost Whale, and share some gorgeous images from the book!

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This month’s highlights

  • Picture Book

    Create a Picture Book

    Create a Picture Book

    ReadingZone Picture Book Competition 2022 Children from around the country will become authors and illustrators as they make their first picture book as part of their Wor...

  • 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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