Key Website Features

Finding your way around Who Next is easy and there are lots of ways to discover new authors and books to read:

Quick search or Keywords

Use the Quick search or Keywords if you know the name of the author or book you would like to find

Themes and age groups

Select the type of stories that interest you from the genres and themes menu

and / or

you can search by the age group(s) an author writes for 

Other filter options

There are other options to help narrow down your search. 

You can select as many options from the search panel as you like, but just remember to clear the search if you want to start a new search.

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Other ways to find information

  • Use the Quick search field to find authors and book titles
  • Click on Browse authors to look through an A-Z list of writers
  • Lists of prize winning authors, Graphic novels, Barrington Stoke titles and much more can be found by clicking on the drop down Features menu
  • And be sure to visit the News and Updates page for information, suggested reads and more!

More information about Age groups

The authors can be sorted into four groups, according to the age group they write for: children aged 5-7, 8-11, 12-14 and 14+. Where an author writes for more than one age group, this is shown. These age groups are intended as a guide and should not be viewed as prescriptive. Our aim is to encourage children and young people to read as widely as possible, so we ask users of Who Next...? to bear in mind the preferences, abilities and needs of individual children.

The 14+ age group is not as comprehensive as the others but is an attempt to highlight other titles that are often overlooked. Some of the stories involve difficult and often controversial material such as eating disorders, suicide and fatal illness and, therefore, should be recommended with sensitivity. Adults’ authors that may be suitable for this age group can be found at

Dyslexic and reluctant readers

To help young people with lower than average reading ages, we have included some titles produced by the publisher Barrington Stoke, who publishes books by popular authors for children who have dyslexia, or who are struggling or reluctant readers. These are indicated by the 'eye' symbol. A complete list of Barrington Stoke titles featured on this site can be found under Features.

Questions and feedback

We are happy to answer any questions you may have about using Who Next…?, and we are always interested to hear your views about our online resource. If you have any comments or questions, or would like to see any additions to the website, please get in touch via our feedback form.

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