Books published by Puffin


Puffin | February 11, 2016 | 256 pages
Matilda Wormwood's father thinks she's a little scab. Matilda's mother spends all afternoon playing bingo. And Matilda's headmistress Miss Trunchbull? Well, she's the worst of all. She is a big bully, who thinks all her pupils are rotten and locks them in the dreaded Chokey. As for Matilda, she's... More Info

Pippi Goes on Board

Puffin | April 26, 1977 | 140 pages
The further adventures of Pippi and her friends Tommy and Annika.  More Info

Pippi Longstocking

Puffin | April 26, 1997 | 160 pages
Escapades of a lucky little girl who lives with a horse and a monkey--but without any parents--at the edge of a Swedish village.  More Info

Quiet Power

Puffin | May 1, 2017 |
Based on the monumental bestseller Quiet, this new version focuses on the strengths and challenges of being an introverted kid Susan Cain sparked a worldwide conversation when she published Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can't Stop Talking. With her inspiring book, she permanently... More Info

Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry

Puffin | April 26, 2018 | 276 pages
Young Cassie Logan endures humiliation and witnesses the racism of the KKK as they embark on a cross-burning rampage, before she fully understands the importance her family attributes to having land of their own.  More Info


Puffin Books | September 6, 2016 | 208 pages
Robert Hoge has done pretty much every kind of writing there is. He has worked as a journalist, a speechwriter, a science writer, and a political advisor. He's also written numerous short stories, articles, and interviews that have been published in Australia and overseas. When he's not writing,... More Info

Sophie Quire and the Last Storyguard

Puffin | April 4, 2017 | 304 pages
Now in paperback, the exciting follow-up to Jonathan Auxier's acclaimedPeter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes. You've met Peter Nimble. Now meet Sophie Quire in a new, unforgettable quest. It's been two years since Peter Nimble and Sir Tode rescued the kingdom of HazelPort. In that time, they have... More Info

George's Marvelous Medicine

PUFFIN BOOKS | April 26, 2018 | 88 pages
George decides that his grumpy, selfish old grandmother must be a witch and concocts some marvelous medicine to take care of her.  More Info

Walter the Farting Dog

Puffin | May 1, 2006 | 32 pages
After being sold at the family's yard sale, Walter is put to use blowing up balloons for a clown who is bent on robbing banks, but he escapes and becomes a hero.  More Info

Otherwise Known as Sheila the Great

Puffin | April 26, 2018 | 138 pages
Spending the summer in Tarrytown, New York, is a lot of fun for ten-year-old Sheila even though her friends make her face up to some self-truths she does not want to admit.  More Info

The Baby's Catalogue

Puffin | June 7, 2012 | 34 pages
A board book version of the Ahlbergs' bestselling picture book. Mums and Dads, breakfasts and bedtimes, pets and toys and prams and swings - and lots and lots of other fascinating things! This charmingly illustrated, funny book presents a vast array of baby paraphernalia that should be instantly... More Info

The Siege of Macindaw

Puffin | May 1, 2010 | 293 pages
Now a full-fledged Ranger, Will must rescue his friend Alyss from a rogue knight and uncover vital information needed to ward off a Scotti invasion.  More Info

Awesome Is Everywhere

Puffin Books | September 29, 2015 | 32 pages
A stunning first picture book from the New York Times bestselling author of The Book of Awesome. Are you ready? With the simple touch of your fingers go on a stunning interactive journey to see the world as you never have before. Fly through wispy clouds, dive deep into the sparkling ocean, feel... More Info

The outsiders

Puffin | April 26, 1995 | 188 pages
A revealing account of the tensions, fears, and frustrations of gang life from a teenage boy's point of view.  More Info

The New Small Person

Puffin | September 4, 2014 | 32 pages
Elmore Green started off life as an only child, as many children do. He had a room all to himself, and everything in it was his. But the one day everything changed . . . More brilliant books by Lauren Child: The Princess and the Pea Goldilocks and the Three Bears Maude The Not-so-Noticeable... More Info

Dr. Noel Zone Presents Danger Is Everywhere

Puffin | January 9, 2014 | 256 pages
Hello, reader. My name is Docter* Noel Zone and I am a Dangerologist. I used to work as a swimming-pool lifeguard. Until I realized what actually makes swimming pools dangerous: Water! So I got rid of all the water. What is the point of this Book? That is a good question. Good questioning! *To... More Info

A Soldier's Friend

Puffin | April 26, 2018 | 315 pages
SAMMY is a football crazy rescue puppy.MOUSER is a fearless grey tabby.Together they make an unlikely pair that won't be parted, not even by the First World War.As the war rages in Europe, Londoners are sending brave animals to help the soldiers - and Mouser and Sammy are soon on their way to the... More Info

King Jack and the Dragon

Puffin | July 1, 2012 | 32 pages
Jack, Zak and Caspar were making a den, a mighty great fort for King Jack and his men . . . With enchanting illustrations by award-winning artist Helen Oxenbury, this magical, make-believe adventure is just perfect for brave children everywhere! 'This charming, atmospheric, multiracial tale is both... More Info

Starting School

Puffin | July 4, 2013 | 32 pages
Starting School is easy and fun with Janet and Allan Ahlberg's picture-book classics. From first-day nerves to finding your peg, this helpful and reassuring read is full of humour for children and parents alike. 'Starting School, one more Janet and Allan Ahlberg book that gets everything right.'... More Info

The Nine Lives of Alexander Baddenfield

Puffin | August 14, 2014 | 144 pages
Twelve-year-old Alexander Baddenfield, the last in a long line of evil men who die young, has his cat's extra eight lives transplanted into his own body, while his caretaker, Winterbottom, strives to keep him safe.  More Info

The Story of Salt

Puffin | August 7, 2014 | 48 pages
Drawn from the bestseller Salt: A World History, a stunning picture book presents a wealth of information on salt, from the many ways it's gathered from the earth and sea, to its many uses throughout history, from ancient times to Gandhi's famous Salt March.  More Info

Encyclopedia Brown and His Best Cases Ever

Puffin | January 24, 2013 | 138 pages
Presents the essential facts of fifteen mysteries, giving the reader the opportunity to solve the cases before examining the boy detective's solutions.  More Info

The Bfg

PUFFIN BOOKS | August 1, 2007 | 207 pages
The BFG--Big Friendly Giant--kidnaps Sophie from her bed in the orphanage and takes her back to Giantland where she becomes involved in a scheme to end the loathsome activities of nine evil giants.  More Info

Danny the Champion of the World

PUFFIN BOOKS | April 26, 2018 | 205 pages
A motherless boy, who lives in a gypsy caravan behind his father's filling station, records the adventures he shares with his beloved parent.  More Info

The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar, and Six More

Puffin | April 26, 1977 | 225 pages
An account of how the author came to be a writer and selections from his writer's notebook augment stories juxtaposing fantasy and truth, and peopled with outrageous and courageous characters.  More Info

If I Stay

Puffin | July 8, 2014 | 259 pages
While in a coma following an automobile accident that killed her parents and younger brother, seventeen-year-old Mia, a gifted cellist, weighs whether to live with her grief or join her family in death.  More Info

Sarah and Duck Meet the Penguins

Puffin | February 26, 2014 | 32 pages
Sarah and Duck are busy looking for something to do, but nothing seems quite right. Until, that is, Duck spots a picture of some penguins, which gives Sarah a very good idea...Join Sarah and Duck as they embark on a fun and quacky adventure!  More Info

Princess Smartypants

Puffin | April 26, 1996 | 32 pages
Babette Cole's riotously funny picture book, Princess Smartypants.Princess Smartypants does not want to get married. She enjoys being a Ms. But being a rich and pretty princess means that all the princes want her to be their Mrs. Find out how Princess Smartypants fights to preserve her independence... More Info

Three Times Lucky

Puffin | May 16, 2013 | 336 pages
Making a home in a small North Carolina town where she washed up as a baby during a hurricane 11 years earlier, sixth-grader Mo taps the power of her strong will and tough attitude when a lawman arrives in town to investigate a murder case that threatens to destabilize Mo's adopted family. A first... More Info

Amazing You!

Puffin | January 31, 2008 | 32 pages
Without delving into the realm of sexual intercourse, an informative guide answers preschoolers' commonly asked questions about reproduction, birth, and the difference between the sexes through simple text and colorful illustrations. Reprint.  More Info

Fungus the Bogeyman. Raymond Briggs

Puffin Books | April 27, 2012 | 48 pages
Life in Bogeydom is full of snot, smells, slime, scum and other unspeakable things, and Bogeymen live under the ground revelling in allthe nastiness imaginable. Briggs has created a whole new world in this sophisticated cartoon-strip picture book for older children which will entice the most... More Info

King Jack and the Dragon

Puffin | August 21, 2013 | 32 pages
Illustrated by picture book star Helen Oxenbury, this magical make-believe adventure is the perfect bedtime tale for little boys and brave children everywhere.Night is falling, bedtime is looming and playtime is nearly over . . .  More Info

Deadweather and Sunrise

Puffin | March 5, 2013 | 320 pages
A stunning middle-grade debut--full of heart, humor, and nonstop action It's tough to be thirteen, especially when somebody's trying to kill you. Not that Egg's life was ever easy, growing up on sweaty, pirate-infested Deadweather Island with no company except an incompetent tutor and a pair of... More Info

From the Notebooks of Melanin Sun

Puffin | July 8, 2010 | 131 pages
Almost-fourteen-year-old Melanin Sun's comfortable, quiet life is shattered when his mother reveals she has fallen in love with a woman.  More Info

Skippyjon Jones in the Doghouse

Puffin | February 1, 2007 | 32 pages
Skippyjon Jones is a Siamese cat who wants to be a Chihuahua dog, despite his mother's efforts to make him think "Siamese."  More Info

Skippy Jon

Puffin | April 7, 2005 | 32 pages
Skippyjon Jones is a Siamese cat with an overactive imagination who would rather be El Skippito, his Zorro-like alter ego.  More Info

The Homemade Stuffing Caper

Puffin | February 7, 2013 | 272 pages
Twelve-year-old Charlie's analytical skills win him few friends at school, but when the most popular girl in class comes to the makeshift private investigation office in his parent's garage asking Charlie's help to find her missing bird, he and friend Henry begin their first real case.  More Info

Encyclopedia Brown and the Case of the Secret UFOs

Puffin | October 13, 2011 | 84 pages
Ten brief cases allow the reader to match wits with 10-year-old crime-buster, Encyclopedia Brown, as he investigates such cases as whether a diary of George Washington's mother is authentic, or if a UFO picture supposedly taken by the army is real. Reprint.  More Info

Encyclopedia Brown, Super Sleuth

Puffin | September 16, 2010 | 96 pages
Idaville's secret weapon against lawbreakers, ten-year-old Leroy "Encyclopedia" Brown, helps the police force solve ten new cases, the solutions to which are found in the back of the book.  More Info

Skippyjon Jones in Mummy Trouble

Puffin | October 2, 2008 | 32 pages
Skippyjon Jones, a Siamese kitten who thinks he's a Chihuahua, dreams of traveling to ancient Egypt with his gang of Chihuahua amigos, but must first solve the riddle of the Finx to enter into the mummito's tomb. Reprint.  More Info

Encyclopedia Brown and the Case of the Carnival Crime

Puffin | October 11, 2012 | 86 pages
Ten brief cases allow the reader to match wits with ten-year-old crime-buster, Encyclopedia Brown, as he investigates such cases as toys missing from a fair, music stolen from a singer-songwriter, and arrowheads that disappear during a campout.  More Info

Dragonbreath, Number 1

Puffin | September 13, 2012 | 146 pages
Danny Dragonbreath and his friend Wendell get an up-close underwater tour of the Sargasso Sea from Danny's sea-serpent cousin, encountering giant squid and mako sharks--and learn about standing up to bullies in the process.  More Info

Attack of the Ninja Frogs

Puffin | September 13, 2012 | 203 pages
When Suki the salamander--the new foreign exchange student--is being stalked by ninja frogs, Danny, Wendell the iguana, and Suki travel to Great-grandfather Dragonbreath's home in mythical Japan to find a solution for the problem.  More Info

Hairy Maclary from Donaldson's Dairy

Puffin Books | October 30, 2012 |
Hairy Maclary and his friends go for a walk and meet tough tomcat Scarface Claw.  More Info

Good Night, Gorilla

Puffin | May 1, 2000 | 40 pages
When an unobservant zookeeper goes home, all the animals he thinks he has left behind in the zoo follow him.  More Info

Harry and the Bucketful of Dinosaurs Go on Holiday. Ian Whybrow

Puffin | May 29, 2012 | 32 pages
Harry and his bucketful of dinosaurs are going on holiday to Australia and can't wait. But everything is very different down under. There are lots of new sights, sounds and experiences and, without Nan there to comfort them, Harry AND Tyrannosaurus begin to feel a bit homesick. Luckily, a surprise... More Info

EllRay Jakes is Not a Chicken!

Puffin | February 2, 2012 | 108 pages
Eight-year-old EllRay's father has promised a family trip to Disneyland if EllRay can stay out of trouble for a week, but not defending himself against Jared, the class bully, proves to be a real challenge.  More Info

My tooth is loose!

Puffin | April 28, 1994 | 30 pages
When Georgie announces he has a loose tooth, all of his friends have advice to offer him, but none of it is appealing.  More Info

Harry takes a bath

Puffin | August 1, 1993 | 32 pages
Harry Hippo takes a bath, plays in the water, and cleans up afterwards.  More Info

Encyclopedia Brown and the Case of the Dead Eagles

Puffin | May 15, 2008 | 96 pages
Ten cases that involve the reader's crime-solving participation present the remarkable boy detective working on his own and helping his police chief father with Idaville's more serious problems.  More Info