This month we've sent our Macaws a thought-provoking contemporary family drama by award-winning author Malcolm Duffy. Here Malcolm tells us about how his daughter inspired the book and which books with real life setting for this age group he would recommend you read next.
One of the two books our Macaw subscribers have chosen between this month is thrilling dystopian fantasy The Shadow Order. Here author Rebecca F. John tells us all about what inspired the book and her favourite fantasy books for tweens and teens.
Ghostlight is the perfect read for tweens and early teens, combining a supernatural thriller with relatable contemporary characters. We asked author Kenneth Oppel to tell us more about what inspired the book and which fantasy books for tweens and teens he recommends you read next.
This month our Macaw subscribers are heading into the Wild West with Little Sure Shot, the inspiring real-life tale of sharpshooting Annie Oakley. Author Matt Ralphs tells us all about putting Annie's life on the page and his favourite historical books for kids.
The book we've picked for our Cockatoo subscribers this month is an inclusive maritime adventure. Debut author Lisette Auton tells us all about what inspired the book and which diverse books for kids she recommends you read next.
This month our Parakeet subscribers are travelling through space and time with the wildly inventive Will Jakeman's Marvellous Mechanimals. Here author and illustrator Nick Ward tells us all about what inspired the book and his favourite chapter books for young readers.
This month we've sent our Macaw subscribers an authentic heartfelt comedy starring a cast of neurodiverse characters that we were rooting for from start to finish. We asked debut author Jessica Scott-Whyte to tell us more about what inspired the story and which books for tweens and early teens she would put at the top of your reading pile.
Discovering a new festive story is such a treat, so we were thrilled to stumble across The Ghost Locket, which we are sharing with our Cockatoo subscribers this month. Author Allison Rushby tells us what inspired the book and which festive ghost stories she recommends you read next.
We are thrilled to be sharing The Bones of Me by Kel Duckhouse with our Macaw subscribers this month. Here author Kel Duckhouse tells us what, and who, inspired this gritty family drama, and which other novels for young teens should be next on your reading list.
Our Macaw subscribers are heading to Jamaica this month with The Haunting of Tyrese Walker, a thrilling ghost story that had us on the edge of our seats! Author J.P. Rose to tell us more about the inspiration behind the book and which spooky books for young teens she recommends you read next.
Our Parakeet book of the month for November is The Day My Family Disappeared, a madcap illustrated adventure packed with imagination and Jo Simmons's trademark humour. We asked Jo to tell us more about what inspired the book and her favourite funny books for younger readers.
Our Cockatoo subscribers are heading off on a magical journey into a vibrant fantasy world this month with Nura and the Immortal Palace. We quizzed author M.T. Khan on what inspired the book and its vivid setting, plus which new fantasy books for kids we should be reading next.