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Geraldine McCaughrean

Geraldine McCaughrean

Geraldine McCaughrean was born and educated in Enfield, North London, the third and youngest child of a fireman and a teacher. She attend More...

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Authors Q&As See all

Kwame Alexander's Q&A

Kwame Alexander's Q&A

It took years for Kwame Alexander to get his first book published and his route to success came through his love of sport, as well as his More...

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A Career in..... See all

Film Production

Film Production

What is a film producer? Sophie tells us what the day-to-day job of a film producer involves, what she loves most More...

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Latest Books & Extracts

  • Tremendous Things

    Wilbur has spent his teens being bullied and now he's sure he's nothing but a loser: his best friend is 85 years old, and his only talent

  • 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,

  • We Were Wolves

    Boy lives in a caravan on his own in the woods. His dad, John, is in prison and promises to get out soon. All the boy needs to do is surv

  • 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

  • Eve out of Her Ruins

    Set in a part of the island nation of Mauritius which tourists never see, this poetic thriller contrasts the perspectives of four young p

  • 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. 

Featured Authors

  • 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

  • Elen Caldecott

    Elen Caldecott: Elen Caldecott graduated with an MA in Writing for Young People from Bath Spa University. At the end of the course she was highly commend

  • KL Kettle

    KL Kettle: KL Kettle is a global business person, girl boss and general nerd wrangler by day; by night she writes novels, short stories and flash fi

  • Jonathan Stroud

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

  • Geraldine McCaughrean

    Geraldine McCaughrean: Geraldine McCaughrean was born and educated in Enfield, North London, the third and youngest child of a fireman and a teacher. She attend

  • Wibke Brueggemann

    Wibke Brueggemann: Wibke Brueggemann grew up in northern Germany and the United States, but London is now her home.She original

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...

  • Kid: A History of The Future

    Linda

    Kid is a debut novel, the first in a trilogy and 614 pages long however, it didn't take me too long to get to the end as it's an engaging, well planned ou...

  • Eve out of Her Ruins

    Sharon

    This is not a book for the faint-hearted in an extremely positive way. Ananda Devi does not shy away from the bleak life outcomes of four young Mauritians...

  • We Were Wolves

    Lorraine

    A boy lives in a caravan on his own waiting for his father to return from a short stay in prison. The beasts and wild animals of the past keep him company...

  • 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...

  • Tremendous Things

    Katrina

    Wilbur writes an embarrassing letter to his future self and Tyler (a school bully) finds it and puts it on Social Media. Wilbur becomes a laughing stock a...

  • The Short Knife

    Julie

    The Short Knife - now available in paperback - is set in the 5th century. The Roman Empire has withdrawn from Britain, throwing it into t...

  • Savage Her Reply - from the award-winning author of Tangleweed and Brine

    Catherine

    First off let me confess something...in a rare moment of cleaning - I usually just sweep the room with a glance - I've tidied away my notes on this read....

  • The Gilded Ones

    Ruth

    The Gilded Ones is brilliant! Gripping, full of threat, peril and totally absorbing, this debut novel has been written by new author, Nam...

Videos & Vlogs

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.

The Gilded Ones is a powerful novel about gender and power.

Wibke Brueggemann introduces Love is for Losers

Wibke Brueggemann introduces Love is for Losers

This coming-of-age novel, about not falling in love, is very, very funny!

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...

  • 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...