Teen books

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‘Life is short, so you have to get on with it’: AF Steadman on unicorns, leaving law and her record-breaking book deal
Eight years after her vision of a mythical beast, the author is about to publish the first novel in the Skandar Smith trilogy. She talks about childhood and taking a chance on a dream career

Claire Armitstead

27, Apr, 2022 @1:00 PM

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Marcus Rashford: ‘My life was far from a fairytale’
The England footballer, author and poverty campaigner on instilling self-belief in pupils at his old school, his favourite titles of 2021, and his hopes for his book club

Imogen Carter

11, Dec, 2021 @6:00 PM

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Roger Boore obituary
Other lives: Welsh-language publisher and author who founded the Welsh publishing house Dref Wen

Kevin Cox

10, Oct, 2021 @4:09 PM

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Young adult books round-up – review
The heart-rending final act of Malorie Blackman’s Noughts & Crosses saga, green-fingered teenagers and the spark for a new Netflix film work their magic

Fiona Noble

21, Sep, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Children’s books roundup – the best new picture books and novels
A zombie thriller, a flooded world, poetry and a very worried pig … plus the best new YA novels

Imogen Russell Williams

31, Jul, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Young adult books round-up – review
As well as books tackling big issues, there’s a good dose of sharp laughter in the latest clutch of titles for teens

Fiona Noble

29, Jun, 2021 @8:00 AM

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True to nature: Robert Macfarlane, Helen Macdonald and more on the children’s books that inspired them
From Watership Down to The Animals of Farthing Wood, leading nature writers discuss the children’s classics that made them want to write about the natural world

Melissa Harrison

12, Jun, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Young adult books roundup – review
World travel, daring dystopias and secondary school cliques frame timely YA outings

Fiona Noble

06, Apr, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Welcome to nature 2.0 for a new generation of Ladybird readers
Influential four seasons books are revamped to reflect changes in British wildlife

Stephen Moss

17, Jan, 2021 @8:45 AM

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Young adult books roundup – review
Hate U Give author Angie Thomas triumphantly follows up her acclaimed debut

Fiona Noble

12, Jan, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Famous first words: how celebrities made their way on to children's bookshelves
David Walliams, Whoopi Goldberg, Bruce Springsteen … when celebrity authors make big money from children’s books, do young readers and other writers pay the price?

Sian Cain

12, Dec, 2020 @9:00 AM

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Chris Hoy: 'I had no natural ability as a cyclist!'
The Olympic hero has written Be Amazing, an inspirational book for children that reveals how they too can be champions, with help from Stoic philosophy, sports psychology – and Beyoncé

Stuart Jeffries

20, Oct, 2020 @2:00 PM

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