Who Next…? A guide to children's authors

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Children's booksWho Next...? is specially designed to help parents, teachers and librarians in encouraging children and young people to explore the world of reading. When children ask: “Who can I read next?” or “Who writes like my favourite author?”, the answers are in Who Next…? 

This is a great tool to help children explore the world of reading. As the award winning author, Alan Gibbons, says “A reading child is a successful child”. 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

Who Next…? is compiled by two professional librarians of long experience, drawing on contributions from other librarians.

Who Next...?

How to access

Access Who Next...? anywhere, anytime. Select Log in with your library card number, then select 'Dublin City Public Libraries'. In branch libraries no login required.

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