Books for Teens

Notes from the Drawing Board: Open House at The Brighton Festival

This May I will be exhibiting some illustrations at a Brighton Open House called Ravenswood. I will use this week's blog to highlight some of my work.

Books we love

Our favourite new books this month include Amy and Matthew: A Love Story, a surprising coming-of-age tale, as well as some excellent dystopian stories.

Maureen Johnson: Queen of Teen

Katherine interviewed reigning Queen of Teen Maureen Johnson about Suite Scarlett, funny writing, and why there's no such thing as 'books for girls'

Historical Fiction

Teens and older children will enjoy these compelling stories set in times past - from exciting adventures to thought-provoking tales of troubled times.

Pippa Goodhart on developing inclusive stories

Pippa Goodhart talks about developing an inclusive approach where it comes to disability in children's books.

Epic fantasy

Swords and sorcerers, kings and queens, elves and dragons, myth and magic...  if all this sounds like your cup of tea, then check out our list of epic fantasies.

Malorie Blackman is the Waterstones Children's Laureate 2013-2015

Malorie Blackman has been appointed as the eighth Children's Laureate, taking over from Julia Donaldson. Find out about what Malorie has been doing during her time in the role so far.