A sssssensational new picture book from David Walliams and Tony Ross

HarperCollins is delighted to announce that the new picture book from all-star collaborators David Walliams and Tony Ross will be called There’s a Snake in my School! and will publish on 6th October. This spectacularly slithery tale leads the charge of Walliams’ new publishing this autumn, with his novel for older readers following in November.


New publishing deal for ‘audacious and original’ David Baddiel

HarperCollins has signed a new multi-book deal with the hilarious and talented David Baddiel, starting off with the brilliantly off-the-wall novel AniMalcolm, a laugh-out-loud adventure for every child who ever wondered what it might be like to be a bit of an animal…


In Tatiana’s footsteps: Gill Paul on ‘The Secret Wife’

Haunting, moving and beautifully written, The Secret Wife effortlessly crosses centuries, as past merges with present in an unforgettable story of love, loss and resilience. Here the book’s author Gill Paul discusses how she visit the historic city of St Petersberg to research this enthralling book about the Romanovs.



Skulduggery Pleasant is back!

Derek Landy’s original skeleton detective is coming back to life… again! HarperCollins Children’s Books are proud to announce the tenth triumphant book in the phenomenal Skulduggery Pleasant series, publishing in June 2017, following a re-release of books 1-9.


‘I still believe in magic!’ – Q+A with Justin Fisher

Ned Waddlesworth leads an ordinary life, until his 13th birthday reveals that his family and the world around him are anything but ordinary. In Ned’s Circus of Marvels and the follow up The Gold Thief, author Justin Fisher takes us on a fabulous adventure featuring a flying circus, evil clowns and an ancient curse. We asked him to tell us more about Ned’s Circus of Marvels…


David Baddiel’s ‘The Parent Agency’ gets big screen adaptation

David Baddiel‘s hilarious children’s novel The Parent Agency is due to be adapted into a spectacular feature-length film after the rights were snapped up by Fox 2000. The novel is an epic wish-fulfillment adventure for every child and for the child in everyone, and was the bestselling hardback children’s debut of 2014.


Miranda Sawyer reads from ‘Out of Time’

Miranda Sawyer discusses the highs and lows of narcotic experimentation in your twenties in a funny but thought-provoking extract from her book on midlife crisis, Out of Time.