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Liz Kessler

Liz Kessler

Liz Kessler is the author of 23 books for children and young adults. Her new novel, When the World Was Ours, was inspired by her father’s More...

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Authors Q&As See all

Brigid Kemmerer's Q&A for Defy the Night

Brigid Kemmerer's Q&A for Defy the Night

We're thrilled to have Brigid Kemmerer join us on ReadingZone, to tell us about her new YA fantasy novel Defy the Night! Watch the 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

  • A Street Dog Named Pup

    Between dog and human there is a special bond. A bond that must never be broken...

  • Nisha's War

    Nisha and her mother, Amma, flee the war in Malaya to take refuge at her father's ancestral home in England. Here, however, Nisha must fo

  • Escape Room

    The latest mind-blowing novel from award-winning author Christopher Edge, Escape Room is a thrilling adventure that challenges readers to

  • When The World Was Ours: A book about finding hope in the darkest of times

    A powerful, heart-breaking, ultimately redemptive novel about three childhood friends in 1930s Vienna whose fates are closely intertwined

  • The Hunt for the Nightingale

    Discover the healing power of nature in one boy's heartbreaking and hopeful journey back from the wilderness.Bird fact no. 30

  • A Thunder of Monsters

    For fans of How to Train Your Dragon and The Hobbit the sizzling, magical fantasy adventure that began with A Darkness of Dragons reaches

Featured Authors

  • Liz Kessler

    Liz Kessler: Liz Kessler is the author of 23 books for children and young adults. Her new novel, When the World Was Ours, was inspired by her father’s

  • Marissa Meyer

    Marissa Meyer: #1 New York Times–bestselling author Marissa Meyer's new book, Gilded, is a remarkable retelling of the Rumpelstiltskin

  • Lesley Parr

    Lesley Parr: Author Lesley Parr's new historical fiction novel, When the War Came Home (Bloomsbury), explores the effe

  • Imogen Russell Williams

    Imogen Russell Williams: Imogen Russell Williams is a writer, editor, children's literature critic and author, and her latest book for children,

  • Iszi Lawrence

    Iszi Lawrence: Iszi Lawrence is a comedian, podcaster and history presenter and she also writes children's books, including Billie Swift Takes F

  • Melissa Cummings-Quarry & Natalie A Carter

    Melissa Cummings-Quarry & Natalie A Carter: Best friends Melissa Cummings-Quarry and Natalie A. Carter are the authors of Grown: The Black Girls' G

Your Reviews

  • A Street Dog Named Pup

    Jo

    In A Street Dog Named Pup, Pup is cruelly dumped by the roadside as a result of his barking. He is lost, separated from his beloved Boy a...

  • A Thunder of Monsters

    Jacqueline

    Patch, Barver and Wren are back in A Thunder of Monsters, their final adventure in the trilogy that began with <a href="/books/a-darkness...

  • Dead or Alive (Skulduggery Pleasant, Book 14)

    Lois  Age 11

    Loved it, amazing!

  • When The War Came Home

    Jacqueline

    Natty is forced to leave her home and go with her mother to stay at her cousin's farm in another Welsh village. There she gets to know her wider family, i...

  • When The World Was Ours: A book about finding hope in the darkest of times

    Catherine

    Tom Palmer's After the War; Michael Rosen's The Missing; Karen Levine's Hana's Suitcase; Morris Gleitzman's Once; Judith Kerr's When Hitler Stole Pink Rab...

  • Freedom

    Louisa

    Freedom isn't a long novel but it crams in so much emotional satisfaction, excitement, and adventure! It also weaves the story around rea...

  • How I Saved the World in a Week

    Jan

    How I Saved the World in a Week kept me engrossed. The chapter headings give clues to the next part of the story without giving anything...

  • Grown: The Black Girls' Guide to Glowing Up

    Amiran  Age 14

    I would definitely recommend this book, but to a specific audience. Me being of South Asian minority, I don't think I related to this as much as other bla...

  • Art of Protest: What a Revolution Looks Like

    Lorraine

    Big Picture Press have hit the nail on the head with this new book, Art of Protest: What a revolution looks like, by artivist De Nichols....

  • The 143-Storey Treehouse

    Samantha

    The 143-Storey Treehouse - the 11th and latest book in the Treehouse story series by Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton - is a fun, quick re...

Videos & Vlogs

Tom Huddleston introduces StormTide (FloodWorld book 3)

Tom Huddleston introduces StormTide (FloodWorld book 3)

StormTide is the latest climate-change adventure from Tom Huddleston, the third book in the incredible <a href="/books/floodworld

Naomi Gibson introduces her new thriller

Naomi Gibson introduces her new thriller

Sky Hawk ten years on

Sky Hawk ten years on

Gill Lewis's Sky Hawk has been captivating readers ever since it was published by OUP ten years ago. Here author Gill Lewis tells

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...