Teen books

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Best children’s and YA books of 2022
Journeys through music, history, magic and more, plus the standout books for young adults

Imogen Russell Williams

03, Dec, 2022 @9:00 AM

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Malorie Blackman: ‘Thank God that’s done!’
The former children’s laureate on the end of the Noughts & Crosses series, why her memoir is the hardest book she’s written, and her soft spot for murder detective games

Tim Lewis

15, Oct, 2022 @5:00 PM

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Lenny Henry on his roaring 60s, writing for kids and facing Lord of the Rings trolls: ‘They sit in their pants, slagging off anything different’
His mother warned him not to overstretch; his partner tells him to be more choosy. But Lenny Henry (actor, comedian, campaigner, author, hobbit) just can’t help himself

Tom Lamont

08, Oct, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Young adult books round-up – reviews
The highs and lows of first-love relationships, modern-day mythology and summer escapism are among this month’s pick of teenage fiction

Fiona Noble

28, Jun, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Children’s and teens roundup – the best new chapter books
Marcus Rashford channels Scooby-Doo, more girls solve mysteries, while two historical young Black Britons join forces in theatreland

Kitty Empire

31, May, 2022 @8:00 AM

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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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