Author of the Month See all

Phil Earle

Phil Earle

Phil Earle's new book, While the Storm Rages, is set in London during WWII, and follows Noah on his journey to save the neighbourhood's p More...

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Authors Q&As See all

A future world that only one girl can save

A future world that only one girl can save

Her story explores what happens when things go wrong and the abuse of power, but it's also about family and how individuals can change th More...

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A Career in..... See all

Becoming a Film Editor

Becoming a Film Editor

John from [3] tells us about his route into becoming a video editor, what the job involves, and how to get into this area if it's somethi More...

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Latest Books & Extracts

  • How to Be True

    Edie was born to a family of troublemakers. When her activist parents leave Paris to protest around the globe, her grandmother decides it

  • The Reluctant Vampire Queen

    Geek Girl meets Buffy in a brilliantly funny new teen series from bestselling author Jo Simmons

  • Friends Like These

    From the incomparable Meg Rosoff, bestselling author of How I Live Now and The Great Godden, comes an alluring YA coming-of-age tale abou

  • 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

  • When I See Blue

    12-year-old Ben has a bully in his brain who tells him what to do. It makes dealing with a new school, new town and parents who are falli

  • Keep Dancing, Lizzie Chu

    Keep trying, keep laughing, keep dancing!

Featured Authors

  • Jennifer Bell

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

  • Phil Earle

    Phil Earle: Phil Earle's new book, While the Storm Rages, is set in London during WWII, and follows Noah on his journey to save the neighbourhood's p

  • 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

  • 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

  • Malcolm Duffy

    Malcolm Duffy: Malcolm Duffy, Geordie born and bred, is a former creative director of Comic Relief who now writes contemporary novels for 12+ readers, f

  • 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

Your Reviews

  • The Reluctant Vampire Queen

    Louise

    The very last thing Mo Merrydew expects on a wet Tuesday evening is to be accosted by a 600-year vampire and chosen to be Britain's Vampire Queen - but th...

  • My Friend the Octopus

    Jacqueline

    Vinnie Fyfe is 12 years old and lives with her mother in London. Her mother makes fine hats for rich ladies, hats designed by Vinnie, who is a talented ar...

  • 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

    Lisa

    This is the second book I have read by Maisie Chan and it is just as brilliant as the first, Danny Chung D...

  • How to Be True

    Jo

    How To Be True is the second adventure set amongst the School of the Good Sisters and it reunites the reader with familiar characters, Ed...

  • Onyeka and the Academy of the Sun

    Sue

    Onyeka has always felt conscious about her hair, which is exuberant and often difficult to manage. She feels it draws unwanted attention which enhances he...

  • Boy 87

    Falak  Age 11

    For me the book was boring at first but as you read on you kind of get the image of what the book is about! It took me about 3 days to read but I loved it...

  • While the Storm Rages

    Jacqueline

    Last year, Phil Earle's debut, When the Sky Falls, garnered huge praise and was one of my favourite books of the...

  • Looking for Emily

    Hayley

    Lily is the main character in Looking for Emily, and the story starts when she has just relocated from the bustling city to the very quai...

  • The Consequence Girl

    Hayley

    Alastair Chisholm is an award-winning author and his new book The Consequence Girl is a thrilling science fiction adventure, full of futu...

Videos & Vlogs

Action-packed and gadget-laden adventure!

Action-packed and gadget-laden adventure!

A day at school takes an unexpected turn when three teenagers find themselves swept up in kidnappings and gun fights - and some high spec

Could you perform this magician's trick?

Could you perform this magician's trick?

Justyn Edwards, author of The Great Fox Illusion, shares a trick with us and shows us how good magicians tell stories, just like

AM Howell introduces The Mystery of the Treasure Keepers

AM Howell introduces The Mystery of the Treasure Keepers

The Secret of the Treasure Keepers is a story about long-buried treasure, secrets and a theft.  Discover the real events that hel

This month’s highlights

  • Picture Book

    Create a Picture Book

    Create a Picture Book

    ReadingZone Picture Book Competition 2022 The ReadingZone Picture Book Competition 2022, in partnership with World Book Day, challenged those aged four to 18 years to mak...

  • 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...