David Almond

30 children’s books by the writer

David Almond is twice winner of the Whitbread Children's Book Award. His first novel, SKELLIG, won the Whitbread Children's Award and the Carnegie Medal and was made into a feature-length film on Sky1. His second, KIT'S WILDERNESS, won the Smarties Award Silver Medal, was Highly Commended for the Carnegie Medal, and shortlisted for the Guardian Award. THE FIRE-EATERS won the Whitbread, the Smarties Gold Award and was shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal, and CLAY, was shortlisted for the Costa Children's Book Award, and the Carnegie Medal. My Name is Mina, has been shortlisted for the 2012 Carnegie Medal. David has also won the 2010 Hans Christian Andersen Award for his lasting contribution to children's literature and is widely regarded as one of the most exciting and innovative children's authors writing today. His books are bestsellers all over the world. He lives with his family in Northumberland. www.davidalmond.com

12-16 years

Half a Creature from the Sea

David Almond, Eleanor Taylor

Half a Creature from the Sea

David Almond says of this unique collection, "Stories on the page are so beautifully neat. All that lovely black print; those lovely straight lines and paragraphs and pages. But stories are living things, creatures that move and grow in the ...

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3+ years

Kate, the Cat and the Moon

David Almond, Stephen Lambert

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 was lost in dreams...the little girl woke and heard a cat. 'Miaow,' called the cat. 'Miaow." David ...

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8+ years

The Boy Who Swam with Piranhas

David Almond, Oliver Jeffers

The Boy Who Swam with Piranhas

Stan Potts is just an ordinary boy, but when all the jobs in Fish Quay disappear, his uncle develops an extraordinary fascination with canning fish. Suddenly their home is filled with clanging machinery, the stench of mackerel, and an uncle ...

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9+ years

My Name is Mina

David Almond

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'll write a journal. So I'll start right here, right now. I open the ...

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8+ years

My Dad's a Birdman

David Almond, Polly Dunbar

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 round to check Lizzie's spellings and tell Dad he's daft - and make them ...

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6+ years

Mouse Bird Snake Wolf

David Almond, Dave McKean

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 created a world - they've built mountains, a sea and a sky - and now their days are filled ...

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7+ years

The Boy Who Climbed into the Moon

David Almond, Polly Dunbar

The Boy Who Climbed into the Moon

Paul believes that the moon is not the moon, but is a great hole in the sky. It's one of many strange ideas that he's never told anyone (at school he was told that he had no ideas ...

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11+ years

Free?: Stories Celebrating Human Rights

Malorie Blackman

Free?: Stories Celebrating Human Rights

This is a celebration of human rights. To commemorate the 60th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Walker Books and Amnesty International have joined together to create a short-story collection for young adults, celebrating what it means to ...

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