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Laura Jane Williams

Laura Jane Williams

Queen of the cute-meet Laura Jane Williams introduces her debut novel for teenagers, Taylor Blake is a Legend.  More...

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Author Q&A See all

Emma Carroll introduces The Houdini Inheritance

Emma Carroll introduces The Houdini Inheritance

Harry Houdini remains an enigma to this day and in The Houdini Inheritance, Emma Ca More...

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A Career in..... See all

What is a Designer?

What is a Designer?

Theatre isn’t all about acting. It takes a whole team of people working together to make a show happen. In this film you can find out abo More...

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Latest Books & Extracts

  • Roman Boy

    The action-packed story of Roman boy Lucius, exiled from Rome to the most savage province of the Empire – Britannia!

  • The Houdini Inheritance

    Magic shows and mysteries abound in this showstopping new standalone - over a million copies of Emma's middle-grade adventures sold!

  • The Voyage of Sam Singh

    Land-pirate Sam Singh sails to an isle teeming with spirits and secrets on a perilous journey to find the truth.

  • A History of my Weird

    Starting high school was never going to be easy for Mo, but a fall out with her so-called 'friends' leaves her lonelier than ever. Then s

  • Taylor Blake Is a Legend: The teen debut from the bestselling rom-com author

    'A fresh, touching story for girls, with a great message' Jacqueline Wilson.  Welcome to the life of Taylor Blake: complicated crushes, a

  • The Boy to Beat the Gods

    Discover a fierce and fun story of one boy versus six gods, from a magical new voice in children's fiction...  Kayode dreams of eating th

Featured Authors

  • Gita Ralleigh

    Gita Ralleigh: Gita Ralleigh introduces The Voyage of Sam Singh, the adventurous follow-up to her acclaimed debut, The Destiny of Minou Moonshin

  • Emma Carroll

    Emma Carroll: Emma Carroll's new historical fiction novel, The Houdini Inheritance, explores the intrigue and mystery of one of the gr

  • Laura Jane Williams

    Laura Jane Williams: Queen of the cute-meet Laura Jane Williams introduces her debut novel for teenagers, Taylor Blake is a Legend. 

  • Chloë Heuch

    Chloë Heuch: Chloë Heuch introduces her new novel, A History of my Weird, which challenges our perceptions of autism. Chloë was born in Taunton

  • Helen Comerford

    Helen Comerford: Helen Comerford is a Black mixed-race British debut author and is passionate about Black British and mixed heritage repr

  • Patrick Gallagher

    Patrick Gallagher: Transcendent, the action-packed debut by Patrick Gallagher, explores the climate crisis against a backdrop of Uganda and London,

Your Reviews

  • The Voyage of Sam Singh

    Jenny

    The Voyage of Sam Singh is the second stunning and enchanting tale from Gita Ralleigh's alternative colonial India. The first in the seri...

  • Taylor Blake Is a Legend: The teen debut from the bestselling rom-com author

    Beverley

    14-year-old Taylor Blake has never been kissed, and is obsessed with trying to resolve this dilemma. Now that she is in Year 9, she is part of a French ex...

  • A History of my Weird

    Jo

    A History of My Weird is an honest and insightful portrayal of life with autism. Our main character, Mo, opens the reader's eyes to the r...

  • The Houdini Inheritance

    Rachel

    I absolutely loved The Houdini Inheritance! What's not to like in a book that has magic, adventure, and trans-Atlantic travel? It'...

  • Back of the Net

    Ruth

    Back of the Net is a joyous book which, ultimately, celebrates the value of true friendship. Eva, the main character, is a skilled footba...

  • The Boy to Beat the Gods

    Jenny

    The Boy to Beat the Gods is a richly evocative and fascinating adventure taking inspiration from, and rooted in, the culture of African s...

  • Time Travelling with a Tortoise

    Tamás

    Although I am a 45 year old maths teacher, I like time travelling stories. I have seen and read a lot but thought it was the best in the known space-time...

  • The Piano at the Station

    Louisa

    Lacey Layton exasperates her teachers. There is no doubt that she is clever, but she struggles to control her tongue and actually prefers the isolation ro...

  • The River Spirit

    Ruth

    Lucy Strange's The River Spirit is poignant, examining the reality of life for poverty-stricken children in Victorian Britain. The charac...

  • The Bravest Word

    Jo

    The Bravest Word is centred around a boy called Matt who, it would appear, has a lot to be grateful for. He has parents who love him, a g...

Videos & Vlogs

Chloë Heuch introduces A History of My Weird

Chloë Heuch introduces A History of My Weird

Meet Mo as she navigates the challenges of starting high school, including confronting bullies, making new friends, and finding t

Does rewilding work? Find out in Explodapedia: Rewild

Does rewilding work? Find out in Explodapedia: Rewild

Ben Martynoga &amp; Moose Allain introduce Explodapedia: Rewild and ask, can nature and rewilding help to heal our world?</strong

Healing through nature in Bird Boy

Healing through nature in Bird Boy

We find out from author Catherine Bruton what inspired her powerful new book, Bird Boy, a story about tragedy and the power of na

This month’s highlights

  • Picture Book

    Create a Picture Book Competition 2024

    Create a Picture Book Competition 2024

    Winners of the ReadingZone Picture Book Competition 2024 announced We are thrilled to announce the winners of the ReadingZone Picture Book Competition 2024, judged by Ste...

  • 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...