Matt Haig

21 children’s books by the writer

Matt Haig is in his early thirties and lives in the north of England. He has written for the Guardian and Independent, has worked for the Manumission nightclub in Spain, and has run his own Internet marketing firm. He is the author of eight business books, including BRAND FAILURES. His other books for adults include THE LAST FAMILY IN ENGLAND, the story of the Hunter family as told by their pet Labrador, Prince; and his most recent book THE DEAD FATHERS CLUB. SHADOW FOREST is his first children's book.

12+ years

Echo Boy

Matt Haig

Echo Boy

Audrey's father taught her that to stay human in the modern world, she had to build a moat around herself; a moat of books and music, philosophy and dreams. A moat that makes Audrey different from the echoes: sophisticated ...

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9-11 years

To be a Cat

Matt Haig

To be a Cat

Barney Willow's life couldn't get any worse. He's weedy, with sticky-out ears. Horrible Gavin Needle loves tormenting him - Barney has no idea why. And headteacher-from-hell Miss Whipmire seems determined to make every second of Barney's existence ...

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9-11 years

The Runaway Troll

Matt Haig

The Runaway Troll

Samuel's not allowed to enter Shadow Forest. But what's to stop the forest from coming to him? There's one thing every troll child dreads more than anything - and that's being sent to the Betterer. The Betterer ...

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14+ years

The Radleys

Matt Haig

The Radleys

Meet the Radleys: Peter, Helen and their teenage kids Clara and Rowan. An everyday family who live in a pretty English village and juggle dysfunctional lives. So far, so normal. Except, as Peter and Helen know (but the kids have ...

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14+ years

The Radleys

Matt Haig

The Radleys

Shadowed by their past, Peter Radley and his wife Helen live quietly. They were once fully-fledged, blood-sucking vampires, but that was then. Now they are Radio-4-listening abstainers and, in Bishopthorpe, have chosen a place for good and quiet people to ...

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9-11 years

Shadow Forest

Matt Haig

Shadow Forest

Samuel Blink is the hero of this story, but he doesn't know it yet. Right now, he and his sister Martha are in the back of his parents car. He has no idea a giant log is about to ...

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9-11 years

The Runaway Troll

Matt Haig

The Runaway Troll

There's one thing every troll child dreads more than anything - and that's being sent to the Betterer. The Betterer is the most evil troll in Shadow Forest who loves to punish his fellow trolls for their grubby and ...

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9-11 years

Haunted

Derek Landy

Haunted

Derek Landy, Philip Reeve, Joseph Delaney, Susan Cooper, Eleanor Updale, Jamila Gavin, Mal Peet, Matt Haig, Berlie Doherty, Robin Jarvis and Sam Llewellyn have come together to bring you eleven ghost stories: from a ghost walk around York; to a ...

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