Penguin Random House Children's UK

  • The internationally bestselling YA thriller by acclaimed author, Karen M. McManus, soon to be a major new TV series!

    Five students go to detention. Only four leave alive.

    Yale hopeful Bronwyn has never publicly broken a rule.

    Sports star Cooper only knows what he's doing in the baseball diamond.

    Bad boy Nate is one misstep away from a life of crime.

    Prom queen Addy is holding together the cracks in her perfect life.

    And outsider Simon, creator of the notorious gossip app at Bayview High, won't ever talk about any of them again.

    He dies 24 hours before he could post their deepest secrets online. Investigators conclude it's no accident. All of them are suspects.

    Everyone has secrets, right?
    What really matters is how far you'll go to protect them.

    'Tightly plotted and brilliantly written, with sharp, believable characters, this whodunit is utterly irresistible' - HEAT

    'Twisty plotting, breakneck pacing and intriguing characterisation add up to an exciting single-sitting thrillerish treat' -THE GUARDIAN

    'A fantastic murder mystery, packed with cryptic clues and countless plot twists. I could not put this book down' - THE SUN

    'Pretty Little Liars meets The Breakfast Club' - ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY

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  • Intrigue, riches, and romance abound in this thrilling sequel to the New York Times bestselling The Inheritance Games perfect for fans of Karen McManus and Holly Jackson.

    The Inheritance Games ended with a bombshell, and now heiress Avery Grambs has to pick up the pieces and find the man who might hold the answers to all of her questions - including why Tobias Hawthorne left his entire fortune to Avery, a virtual stranger, rather than to his own daughters or grandsons.

    As the mystery grows and the plot thickens, Grayson and Jameson, the enigmatic and magnetic Hawthorne grandsons, continue to pull Avery in different directions. And there are threats lurking around every corner, as adversaries emerge who will stop at nothing to see Avery out of the picture - by any means necessary.

    With nonstop action, aspirational jet-setting, family intrigue, swoonworthy romance, and billions of dollars hanging in the balance, The Hawthorne Legacy will thrill Jennifer Lynn Barnes fans and new readers alike.


  • Subject: You. Missing.

    Ezra wakes one day to find his sister gone. No note, no sign, nothing but an email address hidden somewhere only he would find it.

    Escaping their toxic home life, Bea finds herself alone in a new city - without friends, without a real plan - chasing someone who might not even want to be found.

    As things unravel at home for Ezra, Bea confronts secrets about their past that will forever change the way they think about their family. Separated by distance but connected by love, this brother and sister must learn to trust themselves before they can find a way back to each other.


    From the New York Times bestselling authors of All the Bright Places and Every Day comes a story of hope, family, and finding your true home in the people who matter the most.

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  • *THE BRAND NEW TERRIFYING THRILLER FROM KAT ELLIS*

    'Riverdale meets The Haunting of Hill House' - Amy McCaw, author of Mina and the Undead

    'Kat Ellis wields an oppressive atmosphere like a sharply honed blade' - Sera Milano, author of This Can Never Not Be Real

    'Horrifyingly good fun!' Kathryn Foxfield, author of Good Girls Die First

    From its creepy town mascot to the story of its cursed waterfall, Burden Falls is a small town dripping with superstition. Ava Thorn knows this well - since the horrific accident she witnessed a year ago, she's been plagued by nightmares.

    But when her school nemesis is brutally murdered and Ava is the primary suspect, she starts to wonder if the legends surrounding the town are more fact than fiction.

    Whatever secrets Burden Falls is hiding, there's a killer on the loose, and they have a vendetta against the Thorns...

    Praise for Harrow Lake:

    'A captivating and creeping mystery full of brilliantly twisting turns and dark secrets' - Holly Jackson, bestselling author of A Good Girls' Guide to Murder

    'If you like Stephen King, snap this up!' - Cass Green, Sunday Times bestselling author of In a Cottage in a Wood

    'Scream meets The Babadook in small-town USA' - Kirsty Logan, award-winning author of The Gracekeepers

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  • This edition features new content for 2021 from Dr Mary Dobson: Plagues, Pandemics and Planetary Health.

    Have you ever wondered how the universe began? Or what it takes to put humans on the moon? Do you know what happens in the microscopic world of a life-saving vaccine? What would you do if you could travel through space and time?

    "A glorious scientific gaze at our world, and the universe beyond in a fact-filled volume that will keep curious kids occupied for ages" - ReadItDaddy blog

    "An excellent book that will do wonders to raise enthusiasm for science among young and old readers alike" - Jonali Karmakar, Blogger

    "Despite it's scientific content the essays are written in a very accessible style and the many topics investigated which range from the physical explanations of the universe to earth science to robotics and future predictions. Highly recommended for curious minds from around 10 years upwards" - Sue Warren, Blogger

    Embark on the adventure of a lifetime in this beautiful collection of up-to-the-minute essays mind-blowing facts and out-of-this-world colour photographs, by the world's leading scientists including Professor Stephen Hawking himself.

    This unmissable volume was curated by Stephen and Lucy Hawking, whose series of children's books George's Secret Key was a global hit.

    George's stories are punctuated with fascinating real-life facts and insights from leading scientists and now this incredible non-fiction has been collected into one bumper volume, with new content from key scientific figures and up-to-the-minute facts and figures for readers in 2021.

    READERS LOVE UNLOCKING THE UNIVERSE:

    "I'm not ashamed to say I'm an adult who bought this book for myself because it's brilliant and I'm learning so much"

    "A wonderful book to dip into"

    "My 9 y.o. loves this book. We've previously discussed a lot of the concepts, but this seems to answer questions I hadn't thought of, but my son wanted to know"

    "Mind Blowing"

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  • 'Wow! The Upper World is a time-twisting, mind-bending thrill ride' - Holly Jackson, author of A Good Girl's Guide to Murder

    'A superbly original debut' - Guardian

    'This book is impossible to put down' - The Independent

    'A rollercoaster of a story . . . Orangeboy with an Inception-style twist.' - Kat Ellis

    IF YOU HAD THE CHANCE TO CHANGE YOUR FUTURE, WOULD YOU TAKE IT?

    Prepare to stop time with this extraordinary debut about two teenagers bound by fate and time, with the scope of a Christopher Nolan epic.

    Esso is running out of time and into trouble. When he discovers he has the ability to see glimpses of the future, he becomes haunted by a vision of a bullet fired in an alleyway with devastating consequences.

    A generation later, fifteen-year-old Rhia is desperately searching for answers - and a catastrophic moment from the past holds the key to understanding the parents she never got to meet.

    Whether on the roads of South London or in the mysterious Upper World, Esso and Rhia's fates must collide.

    And when they do, a race against the clock will become a race against time itself . . .


    SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOVIE STARRING ACADEMY AWARD WINNER DANIEL KALUUYA

    'Ambitious and highly addictive' - The Bookseller

    'This is a book I will return to time and time again' - Caleb Femi

    'So happy this exists' - Daniel Kaluuya, Academy Award-winning actor

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  • An addictive romance about new media stardom and first-love, perfect for fans of Beth Reekles and Jenny Han.

    Connor Jackson. These two words make every girl go crazy, screaming and begging for a chance to meet him. He's the world's biggest pop star, but for seventeen-year-old Katelyn Jackson he's just her older brother.

    When Katelyn is forced to put her competitive soccer dreams on hold to go along on Connor's US summer tour, she's unimpressed. But when she meets Zach Matthews, the lead singer of his opening act, everything changes and life on the road takes a whole different turn...

  • The monsters have known each other their whole lives. This is their final summer before college - time to hang out, fall in love and dream about the future.

    Until they accidentally start a forest fire which destroys their hometown and leaves death in its wake.

    Desperate for the truth to remain hidden, the group make a pact of silence.

    But the twisted secret begins to spin out of control and when one of the friends disappears they all become suspects.

    We know how it starts but where does it end?

    Secrets and lies are everywhere in this compulsive page-turner, perfect for fans of One of Us is Lying.

  • INSPIRED BY THE KISSING BOOTH 3 - NOW A MAJOR NETFLIX FILM!

    It started with a kiss. It ends with a chance to rewrite the rules.

    For one last time, join Elle, Noah, Lee and all your favourite Kissing Booth characters for the conclusion to this incredible romantic story!

    Summer is here, and Elle can't wait to spend it with her two favourite boys: Noah and Lee! Better yet, they'll be chilling at the Flynn family beach home, where Elle and Lee discover the Beach Bucket List - their childhood wishlist of crazy things they swore they'd do together before going to college.

    Elle is determined to make this the best summer ever . . . because she's facing the hardest decision of her life. Should she move across the country to join Noah at Harvard, or fulfil her lifelong promise to go to college with Lee at Berkeley?

    Soon, between spending time with Noah, picking a school, and doing the bucket list with Lee, Elle feels like she's running around like a crazy person. But when you decide to escape reality, eventually you're going to have to come back to it.

    And maybe it's time for Elle to stop thinking about what the boys expect . . . and decide which future she wants.

    Whose heart will break as The Kissing Booth trilogy comes to an end?

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  • A thrilling new short story collection in the number-one bestselling, award-winning Murder Most Unladylike series.

    Featuring six marvellous mini-mysteries, including four original, brand-new and never-seen-before stories:

    The Case of the Second Scream: set aboard the ship carrying Daisy and Hazel back from Hong Kong

    The Case of the Uninvited Guest: Uncle Felix and Aunt Lucy's wedding is the target for an unlikely threat

    The Hound of Weston School: the Junior Pinkertons investigate a mysterious arrival

    The Case of the Deadly Flat: introducing Hazel's little sister May, who's determined to be the greatest spy ever

    The Case of the Missing Treasure: the detectives crack fiendish codes to catch a daring thief who is targeting London's famous museums

    The Case of the Drowned Pearl: murder follows the Detective Society wherever they go, even on holiday...

    The perfect book for all Detective Society fans and avid readers of the Murder Most Unladylike series.

    Praise for Murder Most Unladylike
    'Ripping good fun' The Times
    'Plotting is what sets this book apart' Telegraph
    'Enormous fun' Irish Times
    'A skilful blend of golden era crime novel and boarding school romp . . . Top class' Financial Times
    'I absolutely loved it' Susie Day

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  • *Read the book before you see the film, out September 2021!*

    Dear Evan Hansen,

    Today's going to be an amazing day and here's why...

    When a letter that was never meant to be seen draws high school senior Evan Hansen into the Murphy family's grief over the loss of their son, he is given the chance of a lifetime: to belong.

    He just has to stick to a lie he never meant to tell.

    That the notoriously troubled Connor Murphy was his secret best friend.

    Suddenly, Evan isn't invisible anymore. And Connor's wealthy parents have taken him in like he was their own, desperate to know more about their enigmatic son from his 'closest friend'.

    As Evan gets pulled deeper into their family, he knows that what he's doing may not be right, but if he's helping people, how wrong can it be?

    No longer tangled in his once-incapacitating anxiety, this new Evan has a purpose.

    He's confident. He's a viral phenomenon. Every day is amazing. But when everything is in danger of unravelling, he comes face to face with his greatest obstacle: himself.

    A simple lie leads to complicated truths in this big-hearted coming-of-age story of grief, authenticity and the struggle to belong in an age of instant connectivity and profound isolation.
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    Praise for Dear Evan Hansen:

    'Even in book form, Evan Hansen's story sings. Required reading, especially for anyone who's ever needed to be found' - Becky Albertalli, author of Love Simon

    'Dear Evan Hansen: The Novel is a terrific reinvention of an already brilliant piece of art.' -Jodi Picoult, author of My Sister's Keeper

    'Today's going to be an amazing day, and here's why: because you're holding this book.' - David Arnold, author of Mosquitoland

    'The writers of Dear Evan Hansen have given fans a rare gift' - Teen Vogue

    'Yep, the hit musical will make you cry just as much in book form' - Entertainment Weekly

  • *The final collection of short stories from the incredible Sir Terry Pratchett!*

    Imagination is an amazing thing.

    It can take you to the top of the highest mountain, or down to the bottom of the deepest depths of the sea.

    This where it took Doggins on his Awfully Big Adventure: a quest full of magic and flying machines. (And the world's best joke - trust me, it's hilarious.)

    It took three young inventors to the moon (where they may or may not have left a bottle of lemonade) and a caveman on a trip to the dentist.

    You can join them on these adventures, and many more, in this incredible collection of stories . . .

    From the greatest imagination there ever was.

    Written for local newspapers when Terry Pratchett was a young lad, these never previously published stories are packed full of anarchic humour and wonderful wit.

    A must-have for Terry fans . . . and young readers looking for a fix of magic.

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  • 'Characterful, page-turning drama and a vivid mixture of research and imagination' - The Sunday Times

    A gripping tale of a group of larger-than-life con artists who roam the streets of eighteenth-century London.

    Cato Hopkins is the youngest member of Mother Hopkins's 'family' - a group of skilled fraudsters and pickpockets. There's Addy, who can become a very convincing boy when she needs to; the beautiful Bella, who can charm any rich young man out of his fortune; Sam, an escaped slave and Cato himself, a young boy, who Mother Hopkins has taught everything she knows.

    But old age is slowing Mother Hopkins down, and she wants to carry out one last con, a con to outdo all the cons that have gone before. And so the gang set about bringing ruin upon Captain Walker, a proud and cruel slave captain, who deserves to be taught a lesson or two .

  • It's time for a gloriumptious game of hide and seek with Roald Dahl!

    Who's that hiding under the flap? Is it a ginormous giraffe or a friendly giant? Just watch out for the enormous crocodile...

    With iconic illustrations from Quentin Blake, this sturdy, colourful lift-the-flap book is the perfect way to introduce the youngest chiddlers to the wonderful world of Roald Dahl.

    Look out for more marvellous board books for titchy toddlers:

    Roald Dahl: Words
    Roald Dahl: Shapes
    Roald Dahl; Colours
    Roald Dahl: ABC
    Roald Dahl: 123
    Roald Dahl: Opposites
    My Dad is Fantastic
    My Mum is Magnificent

  • Return to the magical world of The Rosewood Chronicles in the fourth instalment of this gorgeous series for fans of The Princess Diaries and Harry Potter.

    'You don't have to push me away. We can survive with each other and apart. I know that now . . . but let's face this together.'

    Ellie is a rebellious princess hiding her real identity.

    Lottie is her Portman, acting as the princess for the public to shield Ellie from scrutiny.

    Jamie is Ellie's Partizan, a lifelong bodyguard sworn to protect the princess at any cost.

    Lottie, Ellie and Jamie are back for another year at Rosewood - but nothing will ever be the same again.
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    They're still reeling from their discovery that someone rather close to home is leader of Leviathan - the group determined to take the princess down at any cost.

    Together they must piece together clues to Leviathan's evil plans. But this is far from simple - especially as an undercover Leviathan agent is in their midst.

    Friendships are at stake, families must be reunited and hearts are at risk of breaking . . .

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    Praise for Undercover Princess:

    'With a fake princess, a rogue royal and fairytale twists aplenty, this is the start of a fun new series' - The Sun

    'Once Upon A Time fans will love this new book' - Buzzfeed

    'The book is a great example of friendship and bravery' - First News

    'A fun blend of school story, adventure and mystery' - Week Junior

  • As the Chillers explored, Lucy spotted a picture of Nandude, their adventurous grandmother.
    "When will we see her again?" asked Bob.
    "Perhaps we could go on an adventure to find her!" said Em . . .

    Grandude and the Chillers are back!

    Jump aboard Grandude's magical green submarine and join the quest to find Nandude, following her musical trail around the world and deep beneath the sea.

    From the legendary Paul McCartney's unique imagination comes this action-packed, rip-roaring adventure. Packed full of strange surprises, playful Beatles references, and heart-warming family fun.

    Celebrate the fun grandparents and their grandchildren can have together, even if there is a bit of distance keeping them apart.

    Praise for New York Times Number 1 Bestseller Hey Grandude!
    A charming tale from the music legend - with the most glorious illustrations that will be enjoyed by old and young - THE SUN

    Inspired by his own experience of being a 'Grandude' of eight, the picture book sees four youngsters and their grandfather travel the world on a host of magical adventures. Accompanied by Kathryn Durst's colourful illustrations, it is sure to take pride of place on any little one's bookshelf - OK MAGAZINE

  • It started with The Accidental Diary Of B.U.G. - now get ready for the second hilarious diary of unforgettable Billie Upton Green!

    School just got INTERESTING. Not only is Billie's class learning how to P.E.E. in the classroom (don't ask), they now have some very important contacts in the TV world.

    So as long as Janey McVey doesn't keep doing the splits for attention, and Billie's mums don't keep distracting her with a huge secret thing they seem to be planning... well watch out, because it's time for B.U.G. to make it BIG!

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  • "I'm Piper," said the girl. "And you're lovely."
    Wednesday's reflection shone in Piper's eyes.
    "But you don't belong in there."

    Wednesday is a whale, who lives in a fishbowl. She is called Wednesday because she is right in the middle of everything.

    She lives in the middle of the busy streets, surrounded by tall skyscrapers. But, if she jumps high enough she can see a calm bit of blue in the distance. She doesn't know what this blue is, but her heart leaps when she sees it.

    When a little girl tells Wednesday she belongs in the sea, she doesn't know what she means. What is the sea? Wednesday has never seen it... or has she?

    Touching and uplifting, this beautiful story is about longing to be free and finding your place in the world.

  • 20 years ago, Malorie Blackman's Noughts & Crosses, a story that charted the deeply forbidden romance between Sephy (a Cross) and Callum (a Nought) was published. Theirs was a love affair that has had repercussions for their families for generations. Until now.

    Endgame, the final book in the series, is a breathtaking conclusion to the groundbreaking series.

    The first Nought Prime Minister, Toney Durbridge, is about to go on trial for the murder of notorious ganglord, Dan Jeavons. Tobey insists he is being framed. There were ten seats at Dan's dinner party the night he was killed and each guest had their own reasons for wishing him dead.

    Sephy Hadley was one of the guests that night. Haunted by the idea that she didn't do enough to stop the death of her first love, Callum McGregor, Sephy will not sit quietly and wait for accusations to fall on her now. She has her children to protect . . .

    It's time that actions speak louder than words. Time that the truth is uncovered. Time for the endgame.


    'The cliffhanger ending will leave fans desperately awaiting the next installment' Mail on Sunday, 'Must-Read Books of the year, 2019' on Crossfire.

  • 'An unbelievable talent' - David Walliams

    From multi-million bestselling author Jacqueline Wilson and inspired by E. Nesbit's timeless classic, The Primrose Railway Children is a gorgeous, heartwarming story of family secrets and new adventures.

    Sit back and enjoy the journey!

    Phoebe Robinson loves making up stories - just like her wonderful, imaginative Dad.

    When he mysteriously disappears, Phoebe, Perry, Becks and their mum must leave everything behind and move to a small cottage in the middle of nowhere.

    Struggling to feel at home and missing her Dad terribly, Phoebe's only distraction is her guinea pig Daisy. Until the family discover the thrilling steam trains at the railway station and suddenly, every day is filled with adventure.

    But Phoebe still can't help wondering, what is Mum hiding and more worryingly is Dad okay?

  • A new title in the interactive Little World series from Ladybird - moving board books that make our big world little.

    Little World is designed for curious toddlers, allowing them to explore familiar landscapes and faraway places, from cities and beaches to outer space and ocean depths.

    The gentle narrative is perfect for reading aloud, guiding children through a railway journey - from buying a ticket to finding a seat and journeying to the countryside. A novelty slide, push or pull on every spread will engage children as they spend a day on the railway.

    Sam Meredith's bright artwork and charming characters encourage interaction and play, with lots to spot, see and enjoy on every spread.

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    Introduces the world
    Boosts motor skills
    Recommended for children aged 2+

    Look out for other titles in the Ladybird Little World series:
    In the City
    To the Moon
    Jungle Journey
    Under the Sea
    To the Beach
    At the Airport
    Shopping Trip
    On the Farm
    On Safari
    In the Forest

  • A brand-new adventure beyond your wildest dreams, from the bestselling authors of KID NORMAL.

    Unlike most 12 year-olds, Maya Clayton is desperate to go to bed early. Falling asleep is the only chance she has to save her dad - the brilliant but slightly odd Professor Dexter.

    The Professor invented a device that allows you to visit other people's dreams. But the devious Lilith Delamere has trapped him inside a nightmare and Maya and the mysterious Dream Bandits must find a way to rescue him before it's too late!

    Maya will face a dangerous journey and some difficult choices. But sometimes all you need is a dream . . . and a bit of courage.

    Featuring a hospital heist, some banana-loving llamas and a talking cat called Bin Bag, this is one mind-bending adventure you won't want to wake up from.

  • Join the hunt to find Peppa in this new hide-and-seek lift-the-flap story!

    Peppa is playing hide-and-seek at Granny and Grandpa Pig's house.

    Where is she hiding? In Mummy Pig's old bedroom . . . or outside in the shed? Read the story and lift the flaps to find out!

    Peppa fans will love searching for Peppa by lifting the chunky flaps on every page. Who else will they discover along the way?

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  • Discover the sounds made by all sorts of marvellous animals with Roald Dahl!

    From curious cows to excited elephants, busy little hands will discover some truly splendiforous animals and fearsome beasts.

    With iconic illustrations from Quentin Blake, this sturdy, colourful board book is the perfect introduction to the world of Roald Dahl for toddlers.

    Look out for more marvellous board books for titchy toddlers:

    Roald Dahl: Words
    Roald Dahl: Shapes
    Roald Dahl: Colours
    Roald Dahl: ABC
    Roald Dahl: 123
    Roald Dahl: Opposites
    My Dad is Fantastic
    My Mum is Magnificent

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