Latest Book Reviews

  • 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...

  • Listen to the Seasons

    Books for babies are becoming so much more interactive, with flaps to lift, different textures to feel, and in this case, inbuilt sound buttons that corre...

  • Tractor Tractor: A lift-the-flap opposites book

    The Funny Farm books by Mama Makes Books is a gorgeous series for helping little ones develop early skills - in this book, Tractor Tractor, the focus is o...

  • 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...

  • Blue Badger: Volume 1

    White and black. Day and night. Badger doesn't feel quite right. In this simply but beautifully illustrated story, Badger is desperate to know if he is bl...

  • 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...

  • This is NOT a Dinosaur!

    This is Not A Dinosaur is another great story written by Barry Timms. Barry likes the way that stories bring people together and this boo...

  • Shelly Hen Lays Eggs

    I have already enjoyed other books in the 'Follow My Food' series - see also Milly Cow Gives Milk, <a href="/bo...

  • Not a Cat In Sight

    Be warned! If you read Not a Cat in Sight to a class of children, be prepared for much audience participation, squeals and laughter! This...

  • Flooded

    Flooded is the funny and beautifully illustrated tale of animals who live in a city that is ever so slowly flooding. At first, the flood...

  • Tomorrow is a Brand-New Day

    What a delight this book is! Tomorrow is a Brand New Day tells the story of a little girl having the most terrible day because of the mis...

  • Princess Minna: The Unicorn Mix-Up

    Princess Minna and The Unicorn Mix-Up is another story in The Princess Minna series. It tell the story of Princess Minna, who loves to do...

  • Be Wild, Little One

    Be Wild, Little One! What a glorious book this is! The text advises a small child to go outside and 'be wild'. It suggests making the wor...

  • Princess Minna: The Enchanted Forest

    Princess Minna and The Enchanted Forest is another story in The Princess Minna series. Princess Minna loves to save the day and when she...

  • Bugs (A Day in the Life): What Do Bees, Ants, and Dragonflies Get up to All Day?

    This is a beautifully illustrated, non-fiction book from Neon Squid, who are dedicated to publishing information books that make a wide range of topics ac...

  • Keep Dancing, Lizzie Chu

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

  • Cloud Soup: Poems for Children

    I'll start with Kate Wakeling's final poem in Cloud Soup: 'Free' (p. 94). Spread horizontally across two pages, simply structured with the repetition of '...

  • Smile Out Loud: 25 Happy Poems

    A smile is infectious - try it and see! So begins the introduction for this fabulous collection which encourages its readers to perform the poems out loud...

  • Interview with Cleopatra & Other Famous Rulers

    Interview with Cleopatra &amp; Other Famous Rulers is a really funny and engaging book for children. I have thoroughly enjoyed reading th...

  • Rainbow Grey: Eye of the Storm (Rainbow Grey Series)

    Ray lives high in the sky surrounded by magical Weatherlings, but has no powers herself! However, after a trip to Earth, her whole world changes as she tr...

  • A Robot Squashed My Teacher

    A Robot Squashed My Teacher is the highly anticipated sequel to the Marcus Rashford Book Club Selection, <a href="/books/a-dinosaur-ate-m...

  • 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...

  • The Hunt for David Berman

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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...

  • 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...

  • Our Sister, Again

    Isla and her family live on the small island of Eilean Dearg in the Outer Hebrides. Grieving the loss of her older sister, Flora, the family is struggling...

  • S.T.E.A.L.T.H.: Access Denied: Book 1

    This is a wonderful book with an intriguing plot. With this book, I found myself speechless (for the first time ever!) One of my favourite things about th...

  • Coming Up For Air

    Coco, a bubbly 15-year-old, is an aspiring film maker who feels like she belongs under water. Her mother Min has lost her job as a producer for a large So...

  • About This Boy: Growing up, making mistakes and becoming me

    From award winning Rudimental band founder member Leon Rolle (Locksmith) come a reflective book of personal stories and advice for teens everywhere to hel...

  • Read Between the Lies

    Imagine having to go live with your dad and his new girlfriend, miles away from the rest of your family, and then her son is released from the Young Offen...

  • 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...

  • Grow

    Studious Josh likes to fly under the radar - that way he avoids awkward questions about his father's death. Still coming to terms with his loss and the vi...

  • Ellie Pillai is Brown

    I thoroughly enjoyed meeting Ellie Pillai! She is such a likeable mid teen with the usual hang ups about herself, learning how she fits in at school, with...

This Month's Picks

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    Imagine a world without colour...

  • Reading & Drawing from Not a Cat in Sight

    Reading & Drawing from Not a Cat in Sight

  • Hannah Gold introduces The Lost Whale

    Hannah Gold introduces The Lost Whale

Growing Readers See all

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    Growing readers with fiction series

  • Starting School - Early Skills

    Starting School - Early Skills

  • Starting School - Early Reading and Writing Skills

    Starting School - Early Reading and Writing Skills

ReadingZone Authors of the Month

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Steve Small

    Steve Small

    Animator Steve Small's latest picture book, Wellington's Big Day Out, follows a young elephant on a special...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Sophie Cameron

    Sophie Cameron

    Sophie Cameron's new novel, My 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...

  • 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. <...

  • 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...

  • 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, My 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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, My 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...

  • 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. <...

  • 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...

  • Lissa Evans

    Lissa Evans

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

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Steve Small

    Steve Small

    Animator Steve Small's latest picture book, Wellington's Big Day Out, follows a young elephant on a special...

  • 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...

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Colourful young fiction to give away!

Colourful young fiction to give away!

There's trouble afoot in the Enchanted Forest - but Princess Minna can sort it out! Share these colourful, funny young fiction books with

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2022 Henrietta Branford Writing Competition

2022 Henrietta Branford Writing Competition

The Henrietta Branford Writing Competition, the annual competition for young people which runs in conjunction with the B

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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