Ami’s page-turning novel set in contemporary London— love, dreams and illusions on a London bus,heading for Boundary Road— has been shortlisted for the Jhalak Prize. Sunny Singh who founded the Jhalak called the chosen books “necessary, urgent and timeless”. Up for the Jhalak Prize are Noreen Masud for A Flat Place (Penguin), Yepoka Yeebo for Anansi’s Gold: The […]
‘Three recent releases set during or just after the Second World War are variably free-spirited fictionalizations of true events. The standout among these is Robin Scott-Elliot’s Sweet Skies. Between June 1948 and September 1949 the Luftbrücke, or Berlin airlift, kept the residents of West Berlin supplied with food and fuel after the Soviets blockaded the city. Scott-Elliot’s […]
A coming of age wrapped up in a thriller and ghost story with a plot that makes it difficult to put down. Wonderful to see it picked as one of the books of the year. Leo is running out of time— almost. Has got got time to to learn how to live ( it’s amazing […]
It’s a fine list of books this year and we’re delighted to see The Chestnut Roaster among them. 12-year-old Piaf has the ability to (and burden of) remembering everything that has happened since the day she was born. When she discovers everyone in Paris has forgotten the entire last year, 1887, including the disappearance of […]
Lovely to see Sweet Skies shortlisted for the Juniper Book Awards
Sweet Skies ‘Unputdownable’ Hilary McKay ‘Unusually atmospheric and convincing’ Sunday Times Book of the Week— a thrilling story about children fighting to survive in a war-torn city. For an interview with Robin
The Others is set at the beginning of the 20th century and follows a female astronomer who is trying to break into the “male scientific world” by discovering life on another planet.
The new Week Junior Awards in partnership with the Bookseller have been announced and it’s fantastic to see The Chestnut Roaster shortlisted for cover of the year.
Congratulations to Holly Ovenden our wonderful cover designer. The cover for The Chestnut Roaster won the Children’s 6-12 category at the British Cover Designer Awards.
Waterstones says ‘Spectacularly silly and utterly lovable, Moffatt’s madcap story about a boy on stilts enrolling at a school for giants is brimming with hilarious set-pieces and a whole lot of heart.’

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