There Once is a Queen

There once was a little girl, a princess, who became a queen, our Queen Elizabeth. Now, seventy years later, her reign as the longest serving female monarch in history has seen her stand steadfast through triumph and tribulation, and through the monumental changes that have shaped our world, as this remarkable queen has remained devoted […]

The Gone Series (Book 2): Hunger

Welcome back to the FAYZ! This is Book 2 in the series that Stephen King calls a ‘driving, torrential narrative’. An uneasy calm has settled over Perdido Beach. But soon, fear explodes into desperation as food supplies dwindle and starvation sets in. More and more kids are developing strange powers and, just as frighteningly, so […]

The Gone Series (Book 3): Lies

Welcome back to the FAYZ! This is Book 3 in the series that Stephen King calls a ‘driving, torrential narrative’. It happens in one night: a girl who died now walks among the living, Zil and the Human Crew set fire to Perdido Beach, and amid the flames and smoke, Sam sees the figure of […]

The Gone Series (Book 4): Plague

Welcome back to the FAYZ! This is Book 4 in the GONE series that Stephen King calls a ‘driving, torrential narrative’. Disease is spreading through the streets of Perdido Beach: a devastating, hacking cough that makes the sufferers choke their guts up – literally. Across town, Little Pete lies unconscious, struck down by the mysterious […]

Carnival of the Animals

A stunning collection of animal poems from master storyteller Michael Morpurgo, celebrating with heart and humour the creatures with whom we share our planet. Collaborating once more with iconic artist, Michael Foreman, Morpurgo’s poems are inspired by The Carnival of the Animals – a humorous musical by the French composer Camille Saint-Saëns. Building on this […]

The Gate to China

An epic history of the rise of China and the fall of Hong Kong to authoritarian rule. Essential reading for anyone wishing to deal with China or to understand the world in which we live. The rise of China and the fall of Hong Kong to authoritarian rule are told with unique insight in this […]

When Fishes Flew

This first new novel in two years from the Nation’s Favourite Storyteller is a sweeping story of love and rescue – an unforgettable journey to the Greek island of Ithaca, and back in time to World War Two… Australian-Greek girl Nandi travels to her ancestors’ home in Ithaca, and discovers – through a friendship with […]

House Mouse

When a clever and resourceful mouse looks for a safe place to settle down, she learns that home is wherever you make it. A story about friendship, hospitality, and building from the award-winning and bestselling Michael Hall, creator of Red: A Crayon’s Story and Perfect Square. On a chilly morning, a mouse finds something remarkable: […]

Noa and the Little Elephant

A heart-warming and achingly relevant story about elephant conservation, from picture book legend, Michael Foreman. Noa loves to watch the elephants play in the water near his small village in East Africa. One day tragedy strikes and the baby is left all alone, his mother killed by poachers. When Noa and his village adopt the […]