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William Sutcliffe

William Sutcliffe

William Sutcliffe's The Gifted, the Talented and Me is a rare funny book for teenage readers and his latest novel, <stro More...


Authors Q&As See all

Holly Smale introduces The Valentines

Holly Smale introduces The Valentines

Love Me Not, the third and final book in the series, has just been published by HarperCollins Children's Books. 'The Valentine sis More...


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...


Latest Books & Extracts

  • The Elephant in the Room

    Sila is struggling with a long separate from her mum, who is in Turkey trying to get the paperwork she needs to return to her family in t

  • The Climbers

    Heralding his outstanding return to young adult fiction, Keith Gray captures the subtle agonies of teen life in this compelling, bittersw

  • Every Line of You

    Lydia has been creating her AI, Henry, for years - she's built herself the perfect boyfriend in a hard-drive filled with lines of code. B

  • How I Saved the World in a Week

    A brilliantly imagined new 8+ adventure about resilience, family and hope. From the bestselling and Waterstones Children's Book Prize sho

  • Between Sea and Sky

    Pearl lives on a floating oyster farm with her sister and father, and refuses to set foot on land following the death of her mum. But whe

  • My Big Mouth

    Ten-year-old Jay discovers the difference between lying and storytelling when an impulsive lie at school gets out of hand in Steven Camde

Featured Authors

  • William Sutcliffe

    William Sutcliffe: William Sutcliffe's The Gifted, the Talented and Me is a rare funny book for teenage readers and his latest novel, <stro

  • Jason Cockcroft

    Jason Cockcroft: Jason Cockcroft was born in New Zealand and raised in Leeds, West  Yorkshire. He graduated from Falmouth School of Art and is the illustr

  • Phil Earle

    Phil Earle: Phil Earle's new book, When the Sky Falls, set in London during WWII, and starring an angry teenager and an awe-inspiring silverback gori

  • Susin Nielsen

    Susin Nielsen: Susin Nielsen's new book, Tremendous Things, explores the life of a teenaged boy who already feels as if he's a loser.  Nielsen originall

  • Efua Traoré

    Efua Traoré : Efua Traoré's Children of the Quicksands draws on her childhood in Nigeria and the mythology of the regions. Efua grew up in a sma

  • Ben Bailey Smith

    Ben Bailey Smith: Ben Bailey Smith - who has written his first novel for children, Something I Said - began his career as a rapper known a

Your Reviews

  • Every Line of You

    Natalie J.

    With her debut novel for young adults, Every Line of You, Gibson has created a captivating, thought-provoking, tense thriller of a page-t...

  • The Elephant in the Room


    A heart-warming story of Sila who is desperately missing her mother after she is sent away for immigration issues. As weeks turn to months, she becomes wi...

  • The Climbers


    An original story about finding your place in the world and the struggles many teenagers feel to fit in. The Climbers will really appeal...

  • The Ship of Shadows


    Ajela is hungry for adventure. While life at home is Seville, helping in the family taverna and trying to escape from her loving family's ladylike expecta...

  • The House on the Edge


    Faith and her young brother Noah live with their mother in The Lookout; a crumbling house, teetering on the edge of a Dorset cliff top. Faith's father has...

  • Any Way the Wind Blows


    Any Way The Wind Blows is the final book of the Simon Snow series from the author, Rainbow Rowell. This book is a finale; it tells secret...

  • The Forevers


    Gripping from the outset, Chris Whittaker's first book for young adults is a compulsive dystopian page-turner that charts the devastation, fear and disill...

  • The Mysterious Life of Dr Barry: A Surgeon Unlike Any Other


    The author's own background (which we read on one of the preliminary pages of The Mysterious Life of Dr Barry: A Surgeon Unlike Any Other...

  • Storm Witch


    It is the time of The Choosing, the rite of passage ceremony when all of the island's 13 year olds are chosen by one of the four Elementals - Earth, Air,...

  • Mystery of the Night Watchers

    Emelia  Age 10

    The Mystery of the Night Watchers is such a lovely read. As Haley's comet is drawing ever closer to earth a mother uproots her daughters...

Videos & Vlogs

A spectacular adventure set in Nigeria

A spectacular adventure set in Nigeria

Efua Traoré introduces Children of the Quicksands, a spectacular adventure drawing on Nigerian mythology

Meet the Outlaws, Scarlett & Browne

Meet the Outlaws, Scarlett & Browne

The Outlaws Scarlett and Browne (Walker Books) is the start of a gripping new series by Jonathan Stroud.

When the Sky Falls from Phil Earle

When the Sky Falls from Phil Earle

1941. War is raging. And one angry boy has been sent to the city, where bombers rule the skies.

This month’s highlights

  • Picture Book

    Create a Picture Book

    Create a Picture Book

    The winners of the ReadingZone Create a Picture Book Competition have been announced! Mini Grey, the author and illustrator of Traction Man is Here and The Last Wolf, has...

  • Book Trailers

    Make a Book Trailer

    Make a Book Trailer

    Vega Jane Book Trailer Create a book trailer for ReadingZone, introducing Vega Jane and the Secrets of Sorcery, and encourage others to read the book!</p...

  • 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...