Author of the Month See all

Finbar Hawkins

Finbar Hawkins

Finbar Hawkins's new novel Stone weaves ancient tales into a contemporary story. His debut novel, Witch, was shortlisted for the Br More...

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Authors Q&As See all

A hopeful future for the planet

A hopeful future for the planet

In Beyond the Frozen Horizon, Nicola Penfold returns to the themes of climate change and environmental conservation but 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

  • The Arctic Railway Assassin

    The bestselling, prize-winning Adventures on Trains series embarks on a thrilling sixth adventure as Harrison Beck and Uncle Nat climb ab

  • Tyger

    A captivating new story from master storyteller SF Said, author of Varjak Paw.

  • The Haunting of Tyrese Walker

    After a shocking event leaves Tyrese struggling with grief, he's taken to visit family in Jamaica. From the first night, strange things s

  • Pages & Co.: The Treehouse Library (Pages & Co., Book 5)

    New for 2022, the latest in the beautifully illustrated children's series

  • Let's Chase Stars Together: Poems to lose yourself in

    A standout new collection of poems from prize-winning poet Matt Goodfellow, author of Bright Bursts of Colour. Perfectly expressing the t

  • Spark (The Twitchers)

    M.G. Leonard, internationally bestselling author of Twitch, Beetleboy and Adventures on Trains, is back with another thrilling wildlife m

Featured Authors

  • Finbar Hawkins

    Finbar Hawkins: Finbar Hawkins's new novel Stone weaves ancient tales into a contemporary story. His debut novel, Witch, was shortlisted for the Br

  • Kieran Larwood

    Kieran Larwood: The Treekeepers is the latest book by Kieran Larwood, author of The Legend of Podkin One-Ear, and it's an action-p

  • Matt Goodfellow

    Matt Goodfellow: Matt Goodfellow is from Manchester. He spends his time writing and touring the UK and beyond - visiting schools, libraries and festivals

  • Thomas Taylor

    Thomas Taylor : The latest book in the Eerie-on-Sea series by Thomas Taylor, Festergrimm, takes us to the dark underworld of the town. Thomas is an award

  • Janelle McCurdy

    Janelle McCurdy: Janelle is an author and fully-fledged gamer and Mia and the Lightcasters is her debut novel. She started writing at only 16 years old an

  • Dashe Roberts

    Dashe Roberts: Dashe Roberts has spent most of her life living on either coast of the US. After several years working in the New York theatre scene, she

Your Reviews

  • Tyger

    Louisa

    It's the twenty first century in London - but a London that is only partly recognisable. It is still the global capital of an Empire that rules the world...

  • The Arctic Railway Assassin

    Sue

    Hal is flying off to Sweden to meet his Uncle Nat. Together, they are going to make a special Christmas trip to the Aurora Sky Station to see the Northern...

  • Sticky Pines: The Valley of the Strange

    Sam

    The Valley of The Strange is the third in the Sticky Pines - where things get weird - series by Dashe Roberts. The Stick...

  • The Treekeepers

    Sue

    Home to thousands, the city of Arborven owes its existence to the Undrentree. A well as the buildings covering the tree, set in rings around it are the ci...

  • The Haunting of Tyrese Walker

    Morgan

    The chilling young adult novel by J P Rose follows the story of a young boy from Manchester, entrapped by emotions following his father's death, the young...

  • Journey Back to Freedom: The Olaudah Equiano Story

    Sue

    Snatched from Essaka in Africa, Olaudah Equiano was captured and enslaved at the age of 11. Having spent time in Barbados and Virginia, he then spent the...

  • Stone

    Eileen

    17 year old Sam's father, a sergeant in the British Army, was killed in a bomb attack while serving in Afghanistan. Sam had been close to his dad and love...

  • Mina and the Slayers

    Clair

    Mina and the Slayers is the hotly awaited sequel to Mina and the Undead. It is in this sequel t...

  • Fear Ground (Dread Wood, Book 2)

    Linda

    Let me start with a disclaimer - I hate scary books. As a child, I lost countless nights of sleep whilst lying paralysed with fear waiting for monsters, a...

  • Let's Chase Stars Together: Poems to lose yourself in

    Sue

    Let's Chase Stars Together is a stunning collection of poems, reflecting a whole range of emotions. Matt Goodfellow is an exceptionally t...

Videos & Vlogs

An endangered bird, and a mystery to solve

An endangered bird, and a mystery to solve

Return to the wild with the detective friends, the Twitchers, with this new mystery adventure involving rare birds, a mystery sho

Nothing is what it seems in Sticky Pines!

Nothing is what it seems in Sticky Pines!

Author Dashe Roberts introduces the latest book in her action-packed science fiction series, Sticky Pines: The Valley of the Stra

Return to Eerie-on-Sea in this new mystery adventure!

Return to Eerie-on-Sea in this new mystery adventure!

Discover the latest mystery in Eerie-on-Sea involving a waxworks museum, a giant robot and a missing girl....

This month’s highlights

  • Comic Strip

    Create a Comic Competition

    Create a Comic Competition

    Create a Comic Competition In partnership with The Phoenix Comic, ReadingZone's Create a Comic Competition challenges Primary and Secondary students to m...

  • 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...