Books written by Chris Riddell


Art Matters

William Morrow | November 20, 2018 | 112 pages
A stunning and timely creative call-to-arms combining four extraordinary written pieces by Neil Gaiman illustrated with the striking four-color artwork of Chris Riddell. “The world always seems brighter when you’ve just made something that wasn’t there before.”—Neil Gaiman Drawn from... More Info

Once Upon a Wild Wood

Macmillan Children's Books | August 23, 2018 | 32 pages
A richly imagined fairy tale mash-up from award-winning author and illustrator, Chris Riddell.Little Green Raincape is on her way to Rapunzel's party, deep in the wild woods. The way is long and dark, but Green is a smart girl.  More Info

Ottoline and the Purple Fox

Macmillan Children's Books | May 17, 2018 | 256 pages
Ottoline is back in Ottoline and the Purple Fox, a beautifully illustrated adventure from former Children's Laureate, Chris Riddell.Ottoline and Mr Munroe love puzzles, clues and mysteries. One day, they meet an enigmatic purple fox, who offers to take them on a night-time urban safari. The fox... More Info

Goth Girl and the Sinister Symphony

Macmillan Children's Books | September 7, 2017 | 224 pages
The adventures of Ada Goth and friends continue in the fourth book of the award-winning Goth Girl series.There are musical goings-on at Ghastly-Gorm Hall and another spooky mystery for Ada to solve in the fourth book of the Goth Girl series by 2015-2017 UK Children's Laureate, Chris Riddell. Lord... More Info

Goth Girl and the Fete Worse Than Death

Macmillan Children's Books | June 29, 2017 | 224 pages
Ada is back in the sequel to the award-winning Goth Girl and the Ghost of a Mouse, now in paperback for the first time.Packed full of beautiful black-and-white illustrations from author Chris Riddell, Goth Girl and the Fete Worse Than Death follows the adventures of Ada Goth in the sequel to the... More Info

Goth Girl and the Ghost of a Mouse

Macmillan Children's Books | May 4, 2017 | 224 pages
A deliciously dark, beautifully illustrated offering from award-winning UK Poet Laureate, Chris Riddell. Now in paperback for the first time!Ada Goth is the only child of Lord Goth. The two live together in the enormous Ghastly-Gorm Hall. Lord Goth believes that children should be heard and not... More Info

Goth Girl 03 and the Wuthering Fright

Pan Macmillan | September 24, 2015 | 224 pages
People are flocking to Ghastly-Gorm Hall from far and wide to compete in Lord Goth's Literary Dog Show. The esteemed judges are in place and the contestants are all ready to win. Sir Walter Splott is preparing his Lanarkshire Lurcher, Plain Austen is preening her Hampshire Hound and Homily... More Info

Wendel and the Robots

Macmillan Children's Books | October 22, 2015 | 32 pages
Crazy inventions, mad robots and a stupendous battle!If his inventions go wrong, Wendel just throws them away and starts again. So when Clunk, his robot assistant, fills the sock drawer with cups and saucers and makes tea in a Wellington boot, Wendel throws him on the scrapheap and makes himself a... More Info

The Nameless One

Random House | January 1, 2014 | 348 pages
If he didn't get out of the city now, he was as good as dead. Cade has never met his uncle, the infamous 'descender' Nate Quarter, who years ago committed heresy by lowering himself over the cliff-face of the Edge. But Nate has returned, and the Academy of Flight are looking for revenge against all... More Info

Goth Girl and the Fete Worse Than Death

Macmillan Children's Books | September 25, 2014 | 192 pages
Preparations for the Ghastly-Gorm Garden Party and bake-off are under way. Celebrity cooks are arriving at the hall for the big event and, true to form, Maltravers, the indoor gamekeeper, is acting suspiciously. Elsewhere at Ghastly-Gorm Ada's wardrobe-dwelling lady's maid Marylebone the bear has... More Info

Scavenger 1: Zoid

Pan Macmillan | March 27, 2014 | 160 pages
A brand-new sci-fi adventure series from the multi-award-winning Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell. A spaceship the size of a city drifts through space on its century-long journey to find a new Earth. When it launched it was populated by thousands of hopeful passengers and the most technologically... More Info

Goth Girl

Macmillan Children's Books | October 22, 2013 | 224 pages
Ada Goth is the only child of Lord Goth. The two live together in the enormous Ghastly-Gorm Hall. Lord Goth believes that children should be heard and not seen, so Ada has to wear large clumpy boots so that he can always hear her coming. This makes it hard for her to make friends and, if she's... More Info

Ottoline Goes To School Hb

MacMillan Children's Books | January 16, 2019 | 170 pages
Filled with Riddell's signature wit, this second volume in the atmospheric, delightfully illustrated capers of Ottoline Brown is a tribute to the joys of friendship, mysteries, and shared adventures. Illustrations.  More Info

Ottoline And The Yellow Cat Hb

Pan Macmillan | January 16, 2019 | 171 pages
Ottoline Brown and her best friend Mr. Munroe try to come up with a clever plan to solve the burglaries that have been taking place the Big City.  More Info

Ottoline at Sea. Chris Riddell

MacMillan Children's Books | November 1, 2010 | 171 pages
Ottoline and Mr. Munroe do everything and go everywhere together. That is, until the day Mr. Munroe mysteriously disappears leaving a strange clue written in string… Armed with her Amateur Roving Collectors’ travel pass Ottoline sets off on a journey over, under and on top of the sea to find... More Info

Let's Read! Wendel's Workshop

MacMillan Children's Books | April 1, 2013 | 32 pages
Let's get reading with Macmillan early readers! Let's Read! books help make reading easy. The complete story and original illustrations of bestselling children's books by favourite authors including Julia Donaldson and Chris Riddell have been specially designed as an early reader to help and... More Info