Author of the Month See all

Tracy Darnton

Tracy Darnton

Tracy Darnton's new tense YA page-turner, Ready or Not, follows a group of teenagers meeting for the fi More...

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Authors Q&As See all

Finding yourself, and falling in love

Finding yourself, and falling in love

We find out from author and song writer Christine Pillainayagam - ReadingZone's Teen Author of the Month - about her debut novel, Ellie P 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

  • Friends Like These

    From the incomparable Meg Rosoff, bestselling author of How I Live Now and The Great Godden, comes an alluring YA coming-of-age tale abou

  • Fake

    In a digital world it's hard to know what's real.

  • Read Between the Lies

    Two very different boys, one new family, a shared struggle and a big secret. Prize-winning Malcolm Duffy's third novel explores the joys

  • Our Sister, Again

    When a top-secret trial reunites Isla with her sister, who died three years ago, she can't believe it - the AI returnee is exactly as she

  • Ready Or Not

    After a game of hide and seek ends in the disappearance of her best friend Kat, Millie is left struggling to come to terms with the event

  • When Shadows Fall (paperback)

    After suffering a huge loss, Kai is drawn on to a dangerous path. With the help of those who love him, will he find his way back?

Featured Authors

  • Tracy Darnton

    Tracy Darnton: Tracy Darnton's new tense YA page-turner, Ready or Not, follows a group of teenagers meeting for the fi

  • Sophie Cameron

    Sophie Cameron: Sophie Cameron's new novel, My Sister, Again, is a compelling read about a family on a small Hebridean island, and way that humanity, gri

  • Malcolm Duffy

    Malcolm Duffy: Malcolm Duffy, Geordie born and bred, is a former creative director of Comic Relief who now writes contemporary novels for 12+ readers, f

  • Christine Pillainayagam

    Christine Pillainayagam: Christine Pillainayagam's debut book, Ellie Pillai is Brown, is a coming-of-age high school romantic comedy about identi

  • Mary Watson

    Mary Watson: Mary Watson's new YA novel, Blood to Poison, explores anger, witchcraft and a family curse and is set in today's South A

  • Sue Divin

    Sue Divin: Sue Divin is a Derry-based writer and peace worker, originally from Armagh in the North of Ireland. With a Masters in Pe

Your Reviews

  • Friends Like These

    Clare

    Freshly landed in stifling summer bustle of 1980's New York, Beth is one of four students on a prestigious journalism internship. Along with the others -...

  • When Shadows Fall (paperback)

    Lucy

    Kai, Orla and Zak grew up together, their days spent on the patch of wilderness in between their homes; a small green space in a sprawling, grey city. Mus...

  • Our Sister, Again

    Sue

    Isla and her family live on the small island of Eilean Dearg in the Outer Hebrides. Grieving the loss of her older sister, Flora, the family is struggling...

  • The Upper World

    Clair

    This book will appeal to the older teen that enjoys science fiction, maths, physics or London street fiction. The Upper World follows two...

  • Grow

    Clare

    Studious Josh likes to fly under the radar - that way he avoids awkward questions about his father's death. Still coming to terms with his loss and the vi...

  • Ellie Pillai is Brown

    Ruth

    I thoroughly enjoyed meeting Ellie Pillai! She is such a likeable mid teen with the usual hang ups about herself, learning how she fits in at school, with...

  • Truth be Told

    Julie  Age 15

    Truth Be Told is the latest novel by Sue Divin, the acclaimed author of Guard Your Heart. This YA novel certainly packs a punch from the...

  • Only a Monster

    Morgan

    In a world where monsters and humans live alongside each other, Nick, a human boy, catches Joan Hunt's eye, a half-human half-monster. As their love begin...

  • Home: My Life in the Universe

    Sharon

    My first thought on starting this novel was how much my KS4 Book Club from my last school would have loved this - they were always comparing star signs, a...

  • Fake

    Jan

    Fake is Ele Fountain's latest title aimed at the middle grade reader. This story is set in a future that appears to be not too distant from our own. There...

Videos & Vlogs

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Anne Fine introduces Shades of Scarlet

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MA Bennett introduces TIGERS (STAGS series)

MA Bennett introduces TIGERS (STAGS series)

MA Bennett introduces the fourth and latest book in the STAGS series, TIGERS.

Psychological horror from Sam Pope

Psychological horror from Sam Pope

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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...

  • 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...