Author of the Month See all

Michelle Paver

Michelle Paver

Michelle Paver is an international bestselling author with over 3 million copies of her books sold across the globe. She was born in Mala More...

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Authors Q&As See all

Em Norry answers 5 Questions about Amber Undercover

Em Norry answers 5 Questions about Amber Undercover

Author EM Norry answers 5 Questions about Amber Undercover, a fast-paced adventure story about a young spy as she tries 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

  • When the Sky Falls

    'An extraordinary story with historical and family truth at its heart, that tells us as much about the present as the past. Deeply felt,

  • The Lightning Catcher

    When Alfie sets an electrical creature loose it's going to be a perfect storm of trouble. Skellig meets Stranger Things in this funny, he

  • Feast of the Evernight

    The Evernight has been defeated and the sun has returned, thanks to Larabelle Fox and her friends Joe and Double Eight. White Witches hav

  • Zed and the Cormorants: 2021

    Zed's family have moved from London to a village in Cornwall. Dad says they need a fresh start, but no one s asked Zed what she thinks. 

  • Jane Austen Investigates: The Abbey Mystery

    Jane Austen turns detective in this spooky historical adventure by award-winning author Julia Golding!

  • The Supreme Lie

    When flooding hits the town of Afalia, the head of state disappears, leaving her young maid to fill the gap...

Featured Authors

  • Em Norry

    Em Norry: Emma (she also writes as EL Norry) has a BA (Hons) in Film and an MA in Screenwriting and has written a number of short stories for adult

  • Helen Harvey

    Helen Harvey: Helen grew up in a wild and unruly corner of the internet, where she dodged flames, crafted websites and led a guild of magical wolf-tame

  • Anthea Simmons

    Anthea Simmons: Anthea Simmons lives in Devon with her polydactyl cat, Caramac. After a  successful career in the City and a spell of teaching, she final

  • Michelle Paver

    Michelle Paver: Michelle Paver is an international bestselling author with over 3 million copies of her books sold across the globe. She was born in Mala

  • Julia Golding

    Julia Golding: Julia Golding grew up on the edge of Epping Forest. After reading English at Cambridge, she joined the Foreign Office and served in Polan

  • Jonathan Stroud

    Jonathan Stroud: Jonathan Stroud wrote his first novel – Buried Fire – while working as an editor at Walker Books. He is the a

Your Reviews

  • When the Sky Falls

    Bryony

    When the Sky Falls is a thrilling World War II story set against the backdrop of the Blitz. Joseph is sent into the city in 1941 to live with Mrs F, a str...

  • Feast of the Evernight

    Clare

    I loved the first Evernight book – darkness, magic and wonderful heroes and heroines – and soon slipped right back into the enchanting world of The Silver...

  • The Lightning Catcher

    Nathan

    The Lightning Catcher is Clare Weze's debut novel for children and what a fantastic debut it is! The story centres around Alfie Bradley a...

  • How to be Me

    Jo

    How To Be Me is an honest and tender look at what it feels like to be an outsider and to experience the pain of not being understood. How...

  • The Outlaws Scarlett and Browne

    Maddie  Age 13

    When I first read the blurb, I wasn't sure if I was going to enjoy The Outlaws Scarlett & Brown because of the setting, but when I st...

  • Starboard

    Beverley

    When seven-year-old Kirsten Bramble made a film to find her Dad a new girlfriend, it went viral and the Brambles are now reality TV stars. They live in a...

  • The Dog that Saved the World (Cup)

    Eileen

    Truth is stranger than fiction, so the saying goes, and in The Dog that Saved the World (Cup) Phil Earle cleverly draws on not just one but two of the real w...

  • Waiting For Murder

    Jo

    Murderously good! Fleur Hitchcock always manages to immerse the reader within her settings and Waiting for Murder is no exception. <p...

  • Vega Jane and the Secrets of Sorcery

    Catherine

    First page - double page spread of Wormwood. A map is essential if you're to introduce me to the new world you've built and expect me to embrace it, so I...

  • Skin Taker

    Sue

    When disaster strikes the Forest at the start of Skin Taker, it seems as if the sun will never wake and the Clans are left in chaos. Tora...

Videos & Vlogs

The Supreme Lie

The Supreme Lie

Discover more about award-winning author Geraldine McCaughrean's latest book, The Supreme Lie.

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.

Fighting for our futures

Fighting for our futures

Author and activist Anthea Simmons introduces her new novel, Burning Sunlight, and gives a shout-out for activism.

This month’s highlights

  • Picture Book

    Create a Picture Book

    Create a Picture Book

    We're challenging those aged four to 18 years to create a picture book! Mini Grey, the author and illustrator of Traction Man is Here and The Last Wolf, is judging the co...

  • 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...