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Susin Nielsen

Susin Nielsen

Susin Nielsen's new book, Tremendous Things, explores the life of a teenaged boy who already feels as if he's a loser.  Nielsen originall More...

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Writing about the 'dark side'

Writing about the 'dark side'

Raising Hell is about a girl called Ivy, whose best friend has died. A few years ago, she and two others who loved her, did a spell to ra More...

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A Career in..... See all

Children's books publicity

Children's books publicity

Do you love all things books, reading - and people? Sian, a children's book publicist, tells us how she started working in children's pub More...

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Latest Books & Extracts

  • A Gathering Midnight

    In a city that sleeps, the darkness is gathering ...

  • 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,

  • Raising Hell

    Once upon a time, Ivy and her friends did a very stupid thing and now there's a rift letting dark matter into the world...

  • The Crossing

    The trailblazing new novel from the Carnegie Medal shortlisted author of Run, Rebel.A trailblazing new novel about two teenag

  • Not My Problem

    When Aideen agrees to help ambitious class swot Maebh Kowalska deal with her crazy workload, she doesn't expect to end up reluctantly pus

Featured Authors

  • William Hussey

    William Hussey: William Hussey's The Outrage, set in a future England that has become a fascist state, is published this month. As a gay

  • Susin Nielsen

    Susin Nielsen: Susin Nielsen's new book, Tremendous Things, explores the life of a teenaged boy who already feels as if he's a loser.  Nielsen originall

  • Bryony Pearce

    Bryony Pearce: Bryony Pearce's books often tackle the darker side of things and her new book, Raising Hell, gives us a glimpse of a very dark world inde

  • Jonathan Stroud

    Jonathan Stroud: Jonathan Stroud's new series, The Outlaws Scarlett and Browne, is published by Walker Books, where he wrote his first novel – Buried Fire

  • Hilary McKay

    Hilary McKay: Hilary McKay is an award-winning author, having won the Guardian Fiction Prize for her first novel, The Exiles, and going on to win the S

  • Holly Bourne

    Holly Bourne: Holly Bourne is the bestselling author of books including The Manifesto On How To Be Interesting, Am I Normal Yet? and Are We All Lemming

Your Reviews

  • The Outrage

    Eileen

    A book billed as 'The Handmaid’s Tale for LGBTQ+ YA' was never going to be a comfortable read but nothing can quite prepare the...

  • The Crossing

    Sharon

    On the face of it who would think that Natalie in Dover, and Sammy in Eritrea, have any common ground? Certainly not the right wing groups protesting abou...

  • A Gathering Midnight

    Linda

    A Gathering Midnight is the sequel to <a href="https://www.readingzone.com/books/midnight-s-twins-a-dark-new-fantasy-that-will-invade-you...

  • Not My Problem

    Emelia

    This is a story of new friendships, love, alcohol and trust. It is filled with emotion and has some references of a sexual nature. Set in Ireland,...

  • Tremendous Things

    Catherine

    A Susin Nielsen book is a real joy. A wry smiling, head nodding, frequent chuckling, joy. And that's not an easy thing to create. Susin Nielsen, you are t...

  • Burning Sunlight

    Ruth

    Burning Sunlight is a brilliant read on many levels. Firstly, the author has caught the emotional mood swings of a teenager extremely wel...

  • The Swallows' Flight

    Lucy

    The Swallows' Flight is a companion novel to The Skylarks' War, which I would urge you to read first if...

  • We Played With Fire

    Kimberley

    We Played With Fire By Catherine Barter is based on the true story of the Fox sisters - Kate, Maggie and Leah - and it plunges the reader...

  • Dead or Alive (Skulduggery Pleasant, Book 14)

    Dan

    Supreme Mage Creed is looking for The Child of the Faceless Ones - destined to bring the ruthless Faceless Ones back to Earth - and he has a way to find h...

  • Raising Hell

    Emelia

    Raising Hell is based in London and is a story with magic, love, friendship and trying to right the wrongs. It begins with Ivy Mann in her late teens work...

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

    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...

  • 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...