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Who Next...? a guide to children's authors

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Who Next logois designed as a tool to help parents, teachers and librarians in schools and public libraries to guide children who have already enjoyed stories by one writer to find other authors they will enjoy reading.

The 4th edition lists 759 writers of children’s fiction, and with each name suggests other authors who write in a similar way. The idea is that you look up one of your favourite children’s authors, then try reading a book by one of the other authors suggested underneath. By moving from one entry to another children can expand the number of writers they enjoy.

Who Next...? is arranged in four age groups: for children aged 5–7, 8–11, 12–14 and, new for this edition, 14+ years, and also features:

  • Listings by genre and theme
  • Key book titles and series of titles for each author
  • Graphic novels and titles for dyslexic or struggling readers
  • List of authors included who also write short stories NEW
  • Authors whose titles are sometimes available as Talking books and, new for this edition, ebooks
  • A list of prize-winning children's books
  • Books and websites for further exploration

4th edition edited by Viv Warren and Mary Yardley
ISBN 9781905499403
Published July 2011
£21.99 - including postage to a UK address (10% discount for schools, 25% trade discount & for orders over 10 copies)

The 3rd edition of Who Next? is still available and is half price. It includes many authors and titles not in the first or second editions.
ISBN 9781901786069 - published 2007 - £7.25. Order now

The 2nd edition is now out of print but may be available at your public library.

Who Next 3rd edition cover

The first edition of Who Next? is still available at a discounted price.
ISBN 9781901786170 - published October 1999 - £5. Order now

Who Next 1st ed cover

The Who Next...? system of linking authors was first used successfully in a similar guide to adult fiction: Who else writes like...? a readers' guide to fiction authors - now in its seventh edition and also published by LISU.

Who Else Writes Like ... ? book cover

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