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David Almond

  • 5 stars across 46 books
    Daniel is a freelance writer, translator and editor, Leonie is a librarian in a boys' school and Susan works as a commissioning editor at Egmont. All three are extremely well-connected in the children's book world!
    4th May 2017

    The Tale of Angelino Brown

    A warm and witty tale from a master storyteller, author of Carnegie Medal-winning Skellig and internationally bestseller... More

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    5th September 2013

    The Boy Who Swam with Piranhas

    Multi-award-winning author David Almond brings us a joyfully life-affirming and fabulously fishy tale about one boy's jo... More

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    5th September 2013

    Skellig 15th Anniversary Edition

    To celebrate 15 year of this internationally successful, multi-award-winning novel, a beautiful clothbound edition, wi... More

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    23rd February 2017

    Island: World Book Day 2017

    A hopeful and moving coming-of-age story set on the island of Lindisfarne, by David Almond, author of the prize-winning ... More

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    4th June 2015

    A Song for Ella Grey

    Winner of the Guardian children's book prize 2015 I'm the one who's left behind. I'm the one to tell the tale. I kn... More

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    19th March 2009

    Skellig

    When a move to a new house coincides with his baby sister's illness, Michael's world seems suddenly lonely and uncerta... More

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    14th June 2011

    My Name is Mina

    There's an empty notebook lying on the table in the moonlight. It's been there for an age. I keep on saying that I'l... More

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    8th October 2015

    Harry Miller's Run

    "That's reet, lad! Run! There's a wolf at your tail! Run for your lovely life!" A joyful, uplifting story of times gone ... More

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    17th January 2008

    Kit's Wilderness

    Kit has just moved to Stoneygate with his family, to live with his ageing grandfather who is gradually succumbing to A... More

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    23rd August 2007

    Skellig

    The beautiful and haunting novel that launched David Almond as one of the best children's writers of today When... More

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    3rd May 2018

    The Colour of the Sun

    This is a moving, funny and inspirational novel from the bestselling author of Skellig . *Shortlisted for the 201... More

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    26th August 2015

    Counting Stars

    A new life in a new city - what could possibly go wrong . . . ? When eighteen-year-old Anna leaves school and moves to ... More

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    1st January 2005

    Joe's Dog

    Joe wants a dog - but not just any dog. He's not interested in a big, shaggy, baggy dog, a tiny, hairy, wary dog, a knob... More

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    1st October 2007

    Click

    Some of the world's favourite authors each contribute a chapter in the life of the mysterious George "Gee" Keane, ... More

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    15th September 2005

    Kate, The Cat and The Moon

    'Once, in a shining night, while the moon looked down and the stars glittered in the endless sky, and all the house wa... More

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    1st May 2013

    Joe's Dog: Band 09 Gold/Band 12 Copper

    Joe has birthday money to spend, and decides a cute dog he's seen in a pet shop window is the perfect purchase. For so... More

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    7th September 2009

    The Savage

    A uniquely presented, touching tale of grief, solace and hope from a master of contemporary storytelling and a visionary... More

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    2nd January 2014

    Mouse Bird Snake Wolf

    The dream team of David Almond and Dave McKean bring us a complete story set in an incomplete world. The gods have crea... More

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    2nd April 2015

    My Dad's a Birdman

    Join a father and daughter as they find their wings together and take to the skies in this funny, tender tale from the m... More

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    1st May 2004

    The Fire-Eaters

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    14th March 2002

    Wild Girl, Wild Boy: A Play

    Elaine Grew is a brave and troubled young soul. Last year her dad died and now Elaine's in turmoil. She squabbles with h... More

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    20th November 2007

    Secret Heart

    Joe lives with his mother in Helmouth, a forgotten village crumbling on the edge of the suburbs. His days are spent tr... More

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    1st November 2007

    Heaven Eyes

    Erin, January and Mouse live in a children's home, Whitegates. They often dream of escape, and frequently journey into... More

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    22nd March 2011

    Clay

    With fascination, Davie and his friend Geordie watch the arrival of a new boy, Stephen Rose, in their town. He seems t... More

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    13th June 2002

    Skellig

    When a move to a new house coincides with his baby sister's illness, Michael's world seems suddenly lonely and uncerta... More

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    5th February 2009

    The Fire Eaters

    There he was, below the bridge, half-naked, eyes blazing. He had a pair of burning torches. He ran them back and for... More

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    1st April 2014

    The Boy Who Climbed into the Moon

    A magnificent tale of crackpot notions and sky-high courage - from David Almond, the master of magical realism, with il... More

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    6th August 2015

    The Boy Who Climbed into the Moon

    A magnificent tale of crackpot notions and sky-high courage - from David Almond, the master of magical realism, with il... More

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    1st January 2012

    Slog's Dad

    Part story, part graphic novel - a tender slice of life and death from the creators of The Savage. Do you believe there... More

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    21st May 2013

    Nesting

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    1st April 2013

    Klaus Vogel and the Bad Lads

    Poignant and powerful narrative about intolerance. When a German refugee moves to a small English town in the aftermath ... More

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    1st September 2011

    The True Tale of the Monster Billy Dean

    This tale is told by one that died at birth, by one that came into the world in days of endless war & at the moment of d... More

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    29th April 2005

    Hodder Literature: Skellig with Web Teacher Material

    Hodder Literature: a new and exciting series of literature titles for Key Stage 3 for whole class use.When a move to a n... More

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    4th September 2014

    Half a Creature from the Sea: A Life in Stories

    An anthology of dark, powerful and moving short stories from master storyteller David Almond, inspired by his childhood ... More

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    7th May 2009

    Jackdaw Summer

    Every summer Liam and Max roam the wild countryside of Northumberland - but this year things are different. One hot su... More

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    14th August 2003

    The Fire Eaters

    There he was, below the bridge, half-naked, eyes blazing. He had a pair of burning torches. He ran them back and forth ... More

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    1st June 2006

    Clay

    With fascination, Davie and his friend Geordie watch the arrival of a new boy, Stephen Rose, in their town. He seems to ... More

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    1st March 2010

    Boy Who Climbed Into The Moon

    This is a magnificent tale of crackpot notions and sky-high courage - from David Almond, the master of magical realism, ... More

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    1st August 2008

    My Dad's A Birdman

    Lizzie and Dad live in a rainy town in the north of England. It's just the two of them, and Auntie Doreen, who pops roun... More

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    29th April 2005

    Skellig: The Play

    Hodder Literature: a new and exciting series of literature titles for Key Stage 3 for whole class use. Dramatisation of ... More

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    30th October 2018

    War is Over

    From the bestselling, award-winning author of SKELLIG comes a vivid and moving story, beautifully illustrated, whic... More

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    1st September 2018

    The Dam

    A lyrical, captivating and beautiful picture book by Carnegie Medal-winner David Almond, illustrated by Kate Greenaway M... More

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    7th March 2019

    Joe Quinn's Poltergeist

    A dark, powerful and moving short story from the internationally acclaimed author of Skellig. Joe Quinn tells everyone ... More

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    3rd October 2019

    War is Over

    From the bestselling, award-winning author of SKELLIG comes a vivid and moving story, beautifully illustrated, whic... More

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