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Aisling Fowler

Aisling Fowler

Aisling Fowler's debut Fireborn, inspired by a computer game, has just been published. Aisling's love of stories started More...


Authors Q&As See all

Naomi Gibson introduces her new thriller

Naomi Gibson introduces her new thriller

Author Naomi Gibson introduces her edge-of-the-seat YA thriller, Every Line of You, and gives a short reading from the book</stro More...


A Career in..... See all

Graphic Design

Graphic Design

What does a graphic designer do, and how do you become one? James Mobb describes his work in film, where he has d More...


Latest Books & Extracts

  • The Song that Sings Us

    Harlon must protect her younger siblings Ash and Xeno, and their outlawed power of communicating with animals. But when the sinister Auto

  • Following Frankenstein

    A brilliantly-conceived and hugely imaginative 'sequel' to Mary Shelley's masterpiece, Following Frankenstein is a hugely exciting and be

  • The False Rose

    Sally Jones returns in the thrilling sequel to The Murderer's Ape! With gorgeously detailed black-and-white illustrations throughout.

  • Fireborn: Twelve and the Frozen Forest

    Set in the snowy northern forests of an imagined prehistoric world, Fireborn is the middle-grade debut of the decade. At turns e

  • Grown: The Black Girls' Guide to Glowing Up

    Written by best friends and co-founders of the Black Girls' Book Club, GROWN is the ultimate guide to navigating life as a Black teenage

  • Tomorrow Is Beautiful

    Compiled and edited by Sarah Crossan, this gift collection of poems is perfect for anyone who may be struggling to find the right words o

Featured Authors

  • Emma Carroll

    Emma Carroll: Emma Carroll's new historical fiction novel, The Week at World's End, revisits the week of the Cuban Crisis in 1962, thr

  • Catherine Bruton

    Catherine Bruton: Catherine Bruton's new historical adventure, Following Frankenstein, follows her earlier Another Twist in the Tale, both drawing on estab

  • David Farr

    David Farr: The Book of Stolen Dreams is David Farr's debut novel and is a story he has always wanted to write, and has always wanted to wri

  • Nick Lake

    Nick Lake: Locked Out Lily is Nick Lake's first middle grade book for children, who is the critically-acclaimed author of many YA novels. His books

  • 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

  • Aisling Fowler

    Aisling Fowler: Aisling Fowler's debut Fireborn, inspired by a computer game, has just been published. Aisling's love of stories started

Your Reviews

  • The Shadows of Rookhaven


    Every one hundred years The Great Configuration occurs, when all the Family travel to Rookhaven to take part. When Billy turns up no-one is surprised beca...

  • Billie Swift Takes Flight


    Billie is 12 years old. She loves planes and hates school. She lives near an airfield and the date is 1942. Britain is at war. One day she sees a pilot in...

  • The Haunting of Aveline Jones


    The Haunting of Aveline Jones is a deliciously dark, hauntingly-good ghost story, filled to the brim with menace, malevolence and mystery...

  • The Bewitching of Aveline Jones


    I was absolutely bewitched by this story - Phil Hickes is genuine talent in the world of children's fiction. His ghost stories strike the perfect balance...

  • The False Rose


    The False Rose, Sally Jones has returned to tell a tale of theft, deception, gang warfare and vengeance. From the first page the reader i...

  • Football School Terrific Teams: 50 True Stories of Football's Greatest Sides


    Discover the incredible true stories behind the most famous clubs in football through the latest in the 'Football School' series by Alex Bellos and Ben Ly...

  • Truly Tyler

    martha  Age 10

    Wow I love this book! 384 pages / Reviewed by Martha, age 10

  • Zara Hossain is Here


    'So...where do I belong?' says Zara in this new novel by author Sabina Khan. 17 year Zara Hussain has a lot to think about. She's the only Pakistani Musli...

  • The House on the Edge


    House on the Edge by Alex Cotter - From the opening of this book, I was hooked and wanted to read on to discover who the characters were...

  • When Fishes Flew: The Story of Elena's War


    Nandi has always had a special relationship with her Great Aunt Ellie. She has loved her stories and the very essence that makes her so special. When Elli...

Videos & Vlogs

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

A loss, and a mystery to solve

A loss, and a mystery to solve

Author Anthony Kessel tells us more about his novel The Five Clues, the first book in his Don't Doubt the Rainbow series.</strong

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

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...