A tender story, cheerfully illustrated, about unconventional people and the freedom to be yourself.
When the World Was Ours
"An exceptional read to mark January 27, Holocaust Memorial Day...."
— The Sunday Times
The Ghost Garden
Emma Carroll, Kaja Kajfez
"Carroll writes simply and meaningfully..."
— The Times
The Valley of Lost Secrets
"This appealing book is about losses healed, lies uncovered, cruelty defeated and goodness rewarded..."
"the go-to writer for those that like their science lessons spiced with a good pinch of strong Mancunian humour and lashings of emotional intelligence..."
The Boy I Am
K. L. Kettle
"The Boy I Am feels too laboured to count as true escapism..."
— Financial Times
These Violent Delights
"Gong’s vivid Shanghai is a place to get enjoyably lost in..."
Punching the Air
Ibi Zoboi, Yusef Salaam
"The main thrust of the narrative lies not in the legal details but the experiences of a black youth in the criminal justice system..."
First Day of My Life
"It is a moral story about overcoming self-interest to look after others, and a compelling drama...."
The Castle of Tangled Magic
Sophie Anderson, Saara Soderlund
"Pure, glorious escapism...."
Dawn Casey, Zanna Goldhawk
"A seasonal treat, to snuggle up with and read aloud..."
The Adventures of Parsley the Lion
Michael Bond, Rob Biddulph
"the legacy continues to roar..."
Where Snow Angels Go
Maggie O'Farrell, Daniela Jaglenka Terrazzini
"The acclaimed author's first children's book is elegantly written, but it might leave you a nervous wreck..."
— The Sunday Telegraph
Trouble on Planet Christmas
Kate Saunders, Neal Layton
"This is an accomplished and life-affirming story from this talented author..."
The Time Traveller and the Tiger
"a suspenseful story in which the reader is strongly invested ..."
The Puffin Keeper
Michael Morpurgo, Benji Davies
"The Penguin Books founder has a role to play in this charming tale..."
"The Ickabog won’t just be put under every lucky child’s Christmas tree: it is a monster hit that deserves to be...."
— Evening Standard
3.75 out of 5
The Greatest Inventor
Ben Brooks, George Ermos
"This wonderful fantasy combines social commentary with laughs..."
The Haunting of Aveline Jones
Phil Hickes, Keith Robinson
" A creepy old book, child scarecrows and a seaside village with a secret: this is Halloween fun for the strong of heart..."
David Baddiel, Steven Lenton
"this engaging and comic tale has a happy ending..."
"A welcome festive sequel to a much-loved doggy tale..."
When Life Gives You Mangoes
"The story is mysterious, and has a powerful twist, while also conjuring up moving family relationships..."
Lori and Max and the Book Thieves
"it’s even wittier than the first, with dialogue that dances..."
Philip Pullman, Tom Duxbury
"It’s a joy of a book..."
— The Scotsman
The Wolf Road
"introduces a significant new voice..."
The Hospital Dog
Julia Donaldson, Sara Ogilvie
"a story that barks to our age..."
The Falling in Love Montage
"The novel is very funny and has adorable, fluffy moments..."
— Books Ireland
The Book of Hopes
"This book will sustain you..."
Letters From Tove
Tove Jansson, Boel Westin, Helen Svensson, Sarah Death
"they trace Jansson’s life more intimately than any autobiography..."
— London Review of Books
Tiger, Tiger, Burning Bright!
Britta Teckentrup, Fiona Waters
"his rewarding safari will brighten a year of bedtimes and lodge in the minds of children for a lifetime..."
"It’s passionate, important and Wheatle’s best novel yet..."
Never and Forever
"Cowell’s short sentences and scribbly pencil illustrations carry considerable skill and humour,..."
"Underdogs: Tooth and Nail is an admirably unusual book, and one that serves real purpose..."
— The Guardian
The Space We're In
Katya Balen, Laura Carlin
"a tear-jerker about family that shows us things that are important and true, and promotes compassion..."
Jacqueline Wilson, Nick Sharratt
"Wilson, again proving she is queen of the teen market, makes this story of family maelstrom look effortless..."