Books published by Pan MacMillan


How to Act Like a Leader

Pan Macmillan | March 1, 2016 | 162 pages
No one is born to lead. This is the idea at the heart of this thoughtful book on leadership. Popular culture feeds us images of the square-jawed, strong-armed leader charismatic, powerful, decisive but the truth is, with the right amount of self-knowledge and authenticity, anyone can be a good... More Info

How to Be Bored

Pan Macmillan | February 23, 2016 | 144 pages
How to embrace boredom and find meaning in doing nothing.Lethargic inactivity can be debilitating and depressing; but for those living in the modern world, the pendulum has swung far in the other direction. We live in a hectic, hyperactive, over-stimulated age. Excessive busyness and overfilled... More Info

Life Lessons from Byron

Pan Macmillan | September 12, 2013 | 128 pages
Lord Byron was an English poet and a leading figure in the Romantic movement. Born in 1798, he was celebrated as much for his scandalous private life as for his enduring poetry. A prolific writer, he is famous for his long narrative poetical works and remains one of the most influential... More Info

How to Change the World

Pan Macmillan | May 10, 2012 | 160 pages
We all want to live in a better world, but sometimes it feels that we lack the ability or influence to make a difference. John-Paul Flintoff offers a powerful reminder that through the generations, society has been transformed by the actions of individuals who understood that if they didn't like... More Info

How to Worry Less about Money

Pan Macmillan Adult | August 23, 2019 | 148 pages
Break free of your destructive relationship with money, and learn how money can make you happy. Our relationship with money is one that lasts a lifetime, yet traditionally books on the subject tend to take one of two routes: a) how to get more, or b) how to deal with less. John Armstrong turns... More Info

How to Find Fulfilling Work

Pan Macmillan | May 10, 2012 | 160 pages
Find life-enhancing work and realise your potential with this enlightening readThe desire for fulfilling work is one of the great aspirations of our age and this inspirational book reveals how one might make it a reality. It explores the competing claims we face for money and status while doing... More Info

How To Think More About Sex

Pan Macmillan | May 10, 2012 | 160 pages
Think more about sex by thinking about it in a different wayIn this rigorous and supremely honest book Alain de Botton helps us navigate the intimate and exciting - yet often confusing and difficult - experience that is sex. Few of us tend to feel we're entirely normal when it comes to sex, and... More Info

How to Think Like an Entrepreneur

Pan Macmillan | August 23, 2019 | 145 pages
"The School of Life is dedicated to making our lives clearer, less puzzling and more enjoyable - by studying the big themes of life with the help of culture." Alain de BottonHaving the drive, ambition and inspiration to start a new business takes a particular mindset - no wonder we regard... More Info

How to Choose a Partner

Pan Macmillan | January 14, 2016 | 150 pages
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The Snail and the Whale

Pan Macmillan | April 21, 2016 | 32 pages
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A Quiet Kind of Thunder

Pan Macmillan | January 10, 2017 | 307 pages
The breathtaking new love story from the author of Beautiful Broken ThingsSteffi doesn't talk, but she has so much to say.Rhys can't hear, but he can listen.Their love isn't a lightning strike, it's the rumbling roll of thunder.Steffi has been a selective mute for most of her life - she's been... More Info

The Sheep Who Hatched an Egg

Pan Macmillan | March 23, 2017 | 32 pages
From the best-selling author of The Crocodile Who Didn't Like Water.Lola the sheep has the most extraordinary wool. It's soft and silky and is her pride and joy! But down on the farm, when the sun comes out, the wool comes off! Poor Lola is so upset by her haircut that she runs away to the far side... 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

The Last of the Tsars

Pan Macmillan | February 23, 2017 | 496 pages
A riveting account of the last eighteen months of Tsar Nicholas II's life and reign from one of our finest historians of Russia.In March 1917, Nicholas II, the last Tsar of All the Russias, abdicated and the dynasty that had ruled an empire for three hundred years was forced from power by... More Info

The Lavender Ladies Detective Agency: Death in Sunset Grove

Pan Macmillan | June 16, 2016 | 352 pages
Perfect for fans of Miss Marple and Alexander McCall Smith.Meet Siiri and Irma, best friends and the queen bees of Sunset Grove, a retirement community for those still young at heart. With a combined age of nearly 180, Siri and Irma are still just as inquisitive and witty as when they first met... More Info

One White Rabbit: a Counting Book

Pan Macmillan | February 9, 2017 | 24 pages
An introduction to counting using characters and objects from Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass.This delightful introduction to numbers and counting uses characters and object from the iconic Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass. From 'One... More Info

A Is for Alice: an Alphabet Book

Pan Macmillan | February 9, 2017 | 24 pages
An introduction to the alphabet using characters and objects from Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass.A delightful introduction to the alphabet, using characters and objects from the iconic Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass. A is for Alice, E... More Info

The Outside Lands

Pan Macmillan | January 1, 2017 | 352 pages
A remarkable debut set in California and Vietnam in 1968,&nbspThe Outside Lands&nbspis a powerful story of family, disillusionment and betrayal.Masterly... gloriously well-written and deeply imagined' Jim CraceJeannie is nineteen when the world changes, Kip only fourteen. The sudden... More Info

Ibw Carol Ann Duffy Collection

Pan MacMillan | September 8, 2016 | 64 pages
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Romeo and Juliet

Pan Macmillan | August 23, 2016 | 192 pages
An unabridged, illustrated edition of Shakespeare's tragic love storyUndoubtedly the greatest love story ever written, Romeo and Juliet has spawned a host of imitators on stage and screen and been adapted countless times. A young man and woman meet by chance and instantly fall in love. But their... More Info

Busy Bookshop: My First Sticker Activity

Pan Macmillan | August 30, 2016 | 28 pages
Get creative and design your own bookshop with My First Sticker Activity: Busy Bookshop, a title for young children complete with carry handle and lively illustrations by well-known French illustrator Marion Billet.Make book covers, choose books for the shelves, build a window display and get the... More Info

The Best of Sherlock Holmes

Pan Macmillan | August 23, 2016 | 544 pages
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Pan Macmillan | August 23, 2016 | 216 pages
A complete and unabridged gift edition of Shakespeare's most famous tragedyA young prince meets with his father's ghost, who alleges that his own brother, now married to his widow, murdered him. The prince devises a scheme to test the truth of the ghost's accusation, feigning wild madness while... More Info

The Jungle Book

Pan Macmillan | August 23, 2016 | 216 pages
Rudyard Kipling's classic story of Mowgli and his life in the jungleMeet the human boy Mowgli, the sleek panther Bagheera, the sleepy brown bear Baloo, and the conniving tiger Shere Khan in one of the world's best-loved books. The Jungle Book is a collection of short stories and poems centred on a... More Info

Gruffalo and Friends Annual

Pan Macmillan | August 11, 2016 |
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The King Cat

Pan Macmillan | January 14, 2016 | 32 pages
Meet a cat who is the king of his house, until something terrible happens! Someone else arrives and they are dribbly and disgusting. Will King Cat ever get used to having a dog around?A brilliantly observed, fantastically funny story about friendship, compromise and adjusting to change. Perfect for... More Info

The Cow Who Climbed a Tree

Pan Macmillan | August 25, 2015 | 32 pages
Tina isn't like the other cows. She believes that the sky is the limit, that everything is possible. But her sisters aren't convinced and when Tina tells them she has climbed a tree and met a dragon, they decide that her nonsense has gone too far. Off they go into the woods to find her ... and soon... More Info

The Puppy Plan

Pan MacMillan | April 23, 2015 | 208 pages
The first story about me, Summer Holly Love, and how I went loop-the-loop crazy for Honey the dog. In my life I have wished a million thousand times for a puppy, so I was officially over the moon when I finally obtained Parental Consent to get Honey -- the most absolutely softest and velvetest... More Info

Empire's Crossroads

Pan Macmillan Adult | March 26, 2015 | 456 pages
A brilliant new history of the Caribbean In October 1492, an Italian-born, Spanish-funded navigator discovered a new world, thousands of miles across the Atlantic Ocean. In Empire's Crossroads, Carrie Gibson, unfolds the story of the Caribbean from Christopher Columbus's first landing, to the... More Info

The World's Wife

Pan Macmillan Adult | September 23, 2014 | 96 pages
That saying? Behind every famous man . . . ? From Mrs. Midas to Queen Kong, from Elvis's twin sister to Pygmalion's bride, they're all here, in Carol Ann Duffy's inspired and inspirational collection, The World's Wife. Witty and thought-provoking, this is a tongue-in-cheek, no-holds-barred look at... More Info


Pan Macmillan Adult | November 25, 2014 | 448 pages
"A generous watery epic...Winton is just one of the best." --Independent Cloudstreet -- a broken-down house of former glories on the wrong side of the tracks, a place teeming with memoires of its own, a place of shudders and shadows and spirits. From separate catastrophes, two families flee to the... More Info

Once in a House on Fire

Pan Macmillan Adult | September 23, 2014 | 368 pages
Set in 1970s Manchester, Once in a House on Fire tells the true story of three sisters and their mother, a close-knit and loving family forced to battle with poverty, abuse and the effects of depression. Beautifully written and deeply inspiring, with a new afterword by Andrea Ashworth, it is a book... More Info

The Extra Ordinary Life of Frank Derrick, Age 81

Pan Macmillan | June 5, 2014 | 300 pages
Frank Derrick is eighty-one. And he's just been run over by a milk float. It was tough enough to fill the hours of the day when he was active. But now he's broken his arm and fractured his foot, it looks set to be a very long few weeks ahead. Frank lives with his cat Bill (which made more sense... More Info

Off the Leash 2

Pan Macmillan Adult | October 1, 2014 | 160 pages
The sequel to the bestselling book of cartoons Off the Leash: The Secret Life of Dogs In its first year as a daily cartoon blog on Facebook, Off the Leash developed a regular daily following of half a million dog lovers from around the world, and has become a place where people who are passionate... More Info

Wild Food

Pan Macmillan | April 24, 2014 | 240 pages
An authoritative and beautifully illustrated book on wild food and foraging by one of our leading experts. Wild food is all around us, growing in our hedgerows and fields, along river banks and seashores, even on inhospitable moorland. In this definitive book, hundreds of these plants are clearly... More Info

Room on the Broom

Pan Macmillan | August 23, 2019 | 32 pages
When a witch loses her hat and wand while riding her broomstick, three helpful animals find the missing items. All they want in return is a ride on the broom. Is there room on the broom? Full color.  More Info

Let's Read!/Little Ogre's Surprise Supper

Pan MacMillan | August 1, 2014 | 32 pages
The complete story and original illustrations of Timothy Knapman and Ben Cort's picture book, LITTLE OGRE'S SURPRISE SUPPER, have been specially re-designed into a smaller early reader format. Created with expert advice from a literacy consultant, this new version offers children a natural next... More Info

Let's Read!/Dinosaur Sleepover

Pan MacMillan | July 31, 2014 | 32 pages
Let's get reading with Macmillan early readers! The complete story and original illustrations of Pamela Duncan Edwards and Deborah Allwright's picture book, Dinosaur Sleepover, have been specially re-designed into a smaller early reader format. Created with expert advice from a literacy consultant,... More Info


Pan Macmillan Adult | June 19, 2014 | 550 pages
The brilliant and entertaining companion to the Sunday Times top ten bestseller Germania. For centuries much of Europe was in the hands of the very peculiar Habsburg family. An unstable mixture of wizards, obsessives, melancholics, bores, musicians and warriors, they saw off--through luck, guile... More Info

Life Lessons from Kierkegaard

Pan Macmillan | September 12, 2013 | 128 pages
'The School of Life offers radical ways to help us raid the treasure trove of human knowledge' Independent on Sunday Soren Kierkegaard was a Danish philosopher, theologian, literary stylist and social critic. Born in 1813 in Copenhagen, his philosophical work addressed living as a single individual... More Info

Life Lessons from Freud

Pan Macmillan | September 12, 2013 | 128 pages
'The School of Life offers radical ways to help us raid the treasure trove of human knowledge' Independent on Sunday Sigmund Freud is best known as the father of psychoanalysis. Born in 1856, he was a physiologist, medical doctor and psychologist who spent most of his life in Vienna, Austria. He... More Info

Life Lessons from Nietzsche

Pan Macmillan | September 12, 2013 | 128 pages
'The School of Life offers radical ways to help us raid the treasure trove of human knowledge' Independent on Sunday Friedrich Nietzsche was a German philosopher, poet and cultural critic. He is best known for his controversial idea of 'life affirmation' that challenged traditional morality and all... More Info

Squirty Bath Books: Duck

Pan Macmillan | May 8, 2014 | 8 pages
A squirty book for fun at bath time It's bath time for a naughty duck who loves to leave his friends soaking wet. Best of all this book works as a hand puppet, with a water-squirter in its mouth, so children can really get involved with the story.  More Info

Oliver Fibbs 3: The Abominable Snow Penguin

Pan Macmillan | February 27, 2014 | 208 pages
These fibs just got real! The third brilliantly funny book about Oliver Fibbs: the world's biggest liar. Hi! I’m Oliver Tibbs (some people call me 'Oliver Fibbs') and sometimes my life gets a little DAB - Dull And Boring. So from time to time I 'get creative' with the truth at Show and Tell.... 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

Love Letters of the Great War

Pan Macmillan Adult | August 23, 2019 | 212 pages
From the private papers of Winston Churchill to the tender notes of an unknown Tommy in the trenches, Love Letters of the Great War brings together some of the most romantic correspondence ever written. Many of the letters collected here are eloquent declarations of love and longing; others contain... More Info

How to Develop Emotional Health

Pan Macmillan Adult | January 1, 2014 | 141 pages
Happiness is a loaded term that means different things to different people. To some, it might mean life satisfaction, to others, a fleeting moment of joy. Rather than seeking to be happy, Oliver James encourages us to cultivate our emotional health. Outlining the five elements of good emotional... More Info

How to Deal with Adversity

Pan Macmillan Adult | January 1, 2014 | 146 pages
No matter how insulated we are by wealth or friends we can all expect to undergo some form of loss, failure or disappointment. The common reaction is to bear it as best we can - some do this better than others - and move on with life. Christopher Hamilton proposes a different response to adversity.... More Info

Pup Idol

Pan MacMillan Childrens | March 1, 2012 | 208 pages
“Honey leaped round as the music got faster. She put her paws on my shoulders, and we danced! It was the proudest moment of my life.” It’s showtime! Summer and her adorable puppy, Honey, enter a talent contest as a spectacular dancing duo. The competition is tough but they are determined to... More Info

The Lost Library

Pan Macmillan | August 16, 2012 | 400 pages
Knowledge is power and power can kill...He was the keeper - Arno Holmstrand is about to die, his life cut short by an organization intent on taking all of his secrets about the one thing he has spent a lifetime guarding: the wherabouts and vast knowledge of the Library of Alexandria. She will... More Info