Who Next

When children ask: “Who can I read next?” or “Who writes like my favourite author?”, the answers are here in Who Next. Writers of children’s fiction are listed with suggestions of other authors who write in a similar way, together with key book and series titles.


  • in four age groups: 5-7, 8-11, 12-14 and 14+
  • by genre and theme
  • graphic novels, read out loud titles, short stories and titles for dyslexic or struggling readers
  • prize-winning children’s books
  • by country of birth of authors
  • other useful links

This is an invaluable tool for parents, teachers and librarians to help children explore the world of reading. Who Next is compiled by two professional librarians of long experience, drawing on contributions from other librarians.

You can use Who Next for free as part of your library membership. Not a member? Join the library.

How to use Who Next 

Use Who Next online via the website 

  • Go to Who Next
  • You will need your library card number (the 14-digit number on the back of your library card)


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