Books beginning with: O

  • Ocean Animals

    Publisher: National Geographic Kids

    Get close-up with ocean animals - from sharks and manatees to turtles and blobfish. This book, full of amazing underwater photography, is perfect for any animal lover or aspiring oceanographer.

  • Octopants

    Author: Suzy Senior Illustrator: Claire Powell
    Publisher: Little Tiger

    A very sweet little octopus has a problem: they don’t have any underpants! And poor little octopus has too many legs to fit into any conventional underwear. A delightful story about finding your place with everyone else, even when you feel different and left out.

  • Octopus Socktopus

    Author: Nick Sharratt
    Publisher: Alison Green books

    Brightly coloured octopuses appear throughout the pages of this fun pop-up book from Nick Sharratt.

  • Odd and the Frost Giants

    Author: Neil Gaiman Illustrator: Chris Riddell
    Publisher: Bloomsbury

    Odd, a crippled orphan in a Viking village, isn't of much interest to his clan. When he leaves for adventure, he finds three talking animals that are actually gods - and they need his help. This is a wonderfully wintry, magical and mythical story.

  • Odd Dog Out

    Author: Rob Biddulph
    Publisher: HarperCollins

    All the dogs at the beginning of this book look and act the same, but one is behaving differently. When they fly high, this dog flies low. When they say kick, this dog says throw! 

  • Of Lions and Unicorns

    Author: Sir Michael Morpurgo
    Publisher: HarperCollins Children's Books

    A variety of short stories and extracts from Michael Morpurgo, 'The Nation’s Favourite Storyteller’ are collected in this lovely gift edition.

  • Off the Page

    Author: Jodi Picoult and Samantha van Leer
    Publisher: Random House

    Although a companion to bestseller Between the Lines, this story completely serves as a stand-alone book.

  • Off to Market

    Author: Elizabeth Dale Illustrator: Erika Pal
    Publisher: Frances Lincoln

    Everyone wants to catch the bus to the market, but eventually it’s so full that it can’t make it up the hill. Who will give up their place to ensure the others can get there?

  • Off to the Beach!

    Author: Child's Play Illustrator: Cocoretto
    Publisher: Child's Play International

    Child's Play continue to build on their range of truly inclusive and accessible books with this sensory gem. Off to the Beach! takes us on a tactile trip to the seaside.

  • Off to the Park!

    Author: Stephen Cheetham
    Publisher: Child's Play

    We're off to the park - what will we find? Which way shall we go? The swings or the slide? Take a look inside!

  • Oh Dear, Geoffrey!

    Author: Gemma O'Neilll
    Publisher: Templar Publishing

    Geoffrey the giraffe's height makes him clumsy - it's hard for him to make friends with the creatures on the ground.

  • Oh My Gods

    Author: Alexandra Sheppard
    Publisher: Scholastic

    Life as a teenager can be challenging enough without the added stress of having to keep secret the fact that half your family are ancient Greek gods! A witty book that also deals with common teen challenges and celebrates diversity and individuality.

  • Oh No, George!

    Author: Chris Haughton
    Publisher: Walker Books

    George is a dog with a big personality and he LOVES cake, rubbish bins and chasing Cat.

  • Oh! If Only...

    Author: Michael Foreman
    Publisher: Anderson Press

    An action-packed, humorous story with bright and lively illustrations

  • Oh, The Places You’ll Go!

    Author: Dr Seuss
    Publisher: HarperCollins

    This classic book, loved by generations of families, talks to the young (or adult!) reader about what life is, what they can expect as they get older and how to move through the experience of living with joy, thankfulness, ambition and kindness. 

  • Oi Cat!

    Author: Kes Gray Illustrator: Jim Field
    Publisher: Hachette Children's Group

    A third title is added to the unstoppable “Oi Frog” sequence. It’s a brilliant premise that can run and run, and with such appealing illustrations from Jim Field and such clever rhymes from Kes Gray, here’s hoping it does. Colourful, witty and silly.

  • Oi Dog!

    Author: Kes Gray Illustrator: Jim Field
    Publisher: Hodder Children's Books

    Frog has had enough of being sat on. This time, dogs will not sit on frogs - they will sit on logs, which is where they belong. Cats will sit on gnats, bears will sit on stairs and whales will sit on nails. This a side-splitting book, which is great for sharing.

  • Oi Duck-Billed Platypus

    Author: Kes Gray Illustrator: Jim Field
    Publisher: Hodder

    The latest book in the Oi Frog! series sees the return of our favourite characters who are cheeky, adorable and ever so clever. More than a fantastically funny story, it’s a book that will encourage talk, play, rhyme and laughter for everyone in the family.

  • Oi Frog!

    Author: Kes Gray Illustrator: Jim Field
    Publisher: Hodder

    Bright, bold, expressive illustrations add to the fun in this hilarious picture book with a knockout ending.

  • Oi! Get Off Our Train

    Author: John Burningham
    Publisher: Red Fox

    As a small boy drifts off to sleep he dreams that he is taking a journey around the world in his model train.

  • Oksa Pollock: The Last Hope

    Author: Anne Plichota and Cendrine Wolf Translator: Sue Rose
    Publisher: Pushkin Children's Books

    The Oksa Pollock series has legions of fans all over the world, and this first installment leaves us in no doubt why.

  • Old Dog

    Author: Jeanne Willis Illustrator: Tony Ross
    Publisher: Andersen Press

    The Young Pups, like many of their young readers, shy away from visiting Grandpa Dog because they think he’s old, smelly, embarrassing and boring.

  • Old MacDonald

    Author: Emma Dodd and Emily Hawkins
    Publisher: Amazing Baby

    This lovely touch and feel book centres around the popular rhyme. Join in and make farmyard noises!

  • Old MacDonald Heard a Parp

    Author: Olaf Falafel
    Publisher: HarperCollins

    Old MacDonald keeps hearing big, noisy PARPS while he is working! Which of the animals is making this rather rude sound?

  • Old Peter’s Russian Tales

    Author: Arthur Ransome
    Publisher: Jane Nissen Books

    Old Peter's Russian Tales is a collection of Russian folk-tales retold/collected by Ransome, originally published in 1916. The book not only offers up some short an dengaging slices o magical fantasy, but is also an intriguing insight in to the myths and folklore of Russian culture.  

    Perfect for those children who love Grimm style fairy tales.

  • Olive and the Big Secret

    Author: Tor Freeman
    Publisher: Brubaker, Ford & Friends

    Molly the rabbit has a big secret . She shares it with her best friend Olive the cat and asks her not to tell anyone.

  • Oliver

    Author: Birgitta Sif
    Publisher: Walker Books

    Oliver is happy living in his own world, where his imagination takes him on great adventures, but sometimes he gets lonely.

  • Oliver and Patch

    Author: Claire Freedman Illustrator: Kate Hindley
    Publisher: Simon and Schuster

    A lovely, heart-warming story of friendship and adventure.

  • Oliver and the Seawigs

    Author: Philip Reeve Illustrator: Sarah McIntyre
    Publisher: Oxford University Press

    Philip Reeve and Sarah McInytre have joined forces to create a wonderfully wacky nautical tale.

  • Oliver Elephant

    Author: Lou Peacock Illustrator: Helen Stephens
    Publisher: Nosy Crow

    When Noah loses his favourite toy Oliver Elephant on a Christmas shopping trip, will he ever be able to find him again? A heart-warming story of everyday life that will be loved by fans of Shirley Hughes and Judith Kerr.

  • Oliver Fibbs: Attack of the Alien Brain

    Author: Steve Hartley
    Publisher: Macmillan Children’s Books

    Oliver Tibbs has been rechristened ‘Oliver Fibbs’ by classmates because of his habit of telling whoppers in an attempt to appear more impressive.

  • Oliver Moon and the Potion Commotion

    Author: Sue Mongredien Illustrator: Jan McCafferty
    Publisher: Usborne

    Schools and magic are a winning combination, and Oliver Moon's adventures bring the genre to a younger readership via a tiny chapter-book.

  • Oliver Twist

    Author: Charles Dickens Illustrator: Barry Ablett Adapted by Usborne
    Publisher: Usborne

    This classic is retold with simple text to delight and inspire any child who is just beginning to read

  • Oliver Twisted

    Author: J D Sharpe
    Publisher: Electric Monkey

    'Can I have some gore?' Oliver Twist is given a supernatural spin in this vivid reimagining of Dickens’ novel.

  • Oliver Who Travelled Far and Wide

    Author: Mara Bergman Illustrator: Nick Maland
    Publisher: Hodder Children's Books

    Beautiful, imaginative, soothing, reassuring – the perfect bedtime story.

  • Oliver Who Was Small But Mighty

    Author: Mara Bergman Illustrator: Nick Maland
    Publisher: Hachette

    The reassuring text moves rhythmically and repetitively, engaging the youngest of readers who can quickly learn to join in with the rhymes.

  • Oliver Who Would Not Sleep

    Author: Mara Bergman Illustrator: Nick Maland
    Publisher: Hachette

    The reader is carried along for the ride by a splendidly rhythmic text

  • Olivia goes to Venice

    Author: Ian Falconer
    Publisher: Simon & Schuster Childrens Books

    This story follows Olivia as she gets ready for her holiday, flies on a plane, gets searched at the airport and explores Venice.

  • Olivia's First Term

    Author: Lyn Gardner
    Publisher: Nosy Crow

    With strong characters and a gripping story, girls will enjoy this fresh take on the classic stage story and look forward to the rest of the books in the series.

  • Ollie’s Christmas Reindeer

    Author: Nicola Killen
    Publisher: Simon & Schuster

    Nicola Killen's black, white and red picture book with silver detailing is a stylish take on the magic of Christmas Eve, a simple, lovely story about friendship at Christmas. 

  • Ollie’s Magic Bunny

    Author: Nicola Killen
    Publisher: Simon & Schuster

    One day, Ollie takes her toy bunny outside to play in the rainy, windy day. Despite the weather, Ollie and Bunny go on a marvelous adventure, aided by the yellow umbrella. Perfect for all owners of favourite bears, bunnies and other special friends.

  • Om Shanti, Babe

    Author: Helen Limon
    Publisher: Frances Lincoln

    Cass is excited to be flying to Kerala with her Mum, dreaming of Bollywood glamour, new friends and pop idol Johnny Gold. But when she arrives in India, nothing is quite as she had imagined...

  • Omega the Unknown

    Author: Jonathan Lethem & Karl Rusnack Illustrator: Farel Dalrymple & Paul Hornschemeier
    Publisher: Marvel Comics

    The story of a mute, reluctant super hero from another planet, and the earthly teenager with whom he shares a strange destiny.

  • OMG! Is This Actually My Life?

    Author: Rae Earl
    Publisher: Walker Books

    When Hattie is sent to her room for being sick in her step-father's fish tank, she decides to start writing a diary and sort her life out.

  • On A Magical Do-Nothing Day

    Author: Beatrice Alemagna
    Publisher: Thames & Hudson

    A boy isn't too happy about being told to go and play outside, but soon discovers the wonders of nature in this beautiful, arty book.

  • On Angel Wings

    Author: Michael Morpurgo Illustrator: Quentin Blake
    Publisher: Egmont

    Quentin Blake's distinctive illustrations adorn this charming retelling of the nativity, which would be perfect for reading aloud on Christmas Eve.

  • On Sleepy Hill

    Author: Patricia Hegarty Illustrator: Xuan Le
    Publisher: Caterpillar Books

    The animals of Sleepy Hill are saying goodnight, because it's time for bed! A beautiful, soothing story perfect for snuggling up with in the evening.

  • On the Come Up

    Author: Angie Thomas
    Publisher: Walker Books

    On the Come Up is a classic in the making, an inspiring coming-of-age story that gets right to the heart of what it means to overcome life’s obstacles and the struggle not to become what everyone expects you to be.

  • On The Move

    Author: DK Braille
    Publisher: Dorling Kindersley

    One of a new series of books developed in consultation with the RNIB, this particular title focuses on transport. The board book features everything from trains and cars to cranes and unicycles, supported by a range of interesting facts.

  • Once

    Author: Morris Gleitzman
    Publisher: Penguin

    Morris Gleitzman brings heart and humour to the difficult subject of the Holocaust in this ground-breaking children's book.

  • Once Upon a Bathtime

    Author: Vi Hughes Illustrator: Sima Elizabeth Shefrin
    Publisher: Tradewind Books

    A little girl takes a bath with a fairytale twist as she is joined by a number of fairytale characters as well as her favourite toys.

  • Once Upon a Bedtime

    Author: David Melling
    Publisher: Hodder

    Once upon a bedtime, a long yawwwn floated down Sleepy Street. Rabbit is very tired indeed, and it’s time for her and her animal friends to gather up their cuddlies and go to sleep. But there’s a funny noise coming from under the bed. Is there someone who hasn’t got a cuddly? What can be done? A delightful picture book full of sweet animal characters th…

  • Once Upon a Raindrop

    Author: James Carter Illustrator: Nomoco
    Publisher: Little Tiger Press

    Why is the moon so dry when the Earth has oceans and rivers and snow and ice? This rhyming and poetical picture book brilliantly introduces the concept of the water cycle and the value of water in our lives.

  • Once Upon a Wild Wood

    Author: Chris Riddell
    Publisher: MacMillan Children’s Books

    A brand-new fairytale character, Little Green Rain Cape, sets off through the wild woods on her way to Rapunzel’s birthday party. On the way, she meets and helps a host of beloved fairytale characters. A delightful picture book that children of all ages will love.

  • Once Upon an Alphabet

    Author: Oliver Jeffers
    Publisher: HarperCollins Children's Books

    In this his latest offering, Oliver Jeffers presents his own original and imaginative spin on the traditional ABC book, bringing the alphabet vividly to life.

  • Once Upon an Ordinary School Day

    Author: Colin McNaughton Illustrator: Satoshi Kitamura
    Publisher: Andersen Press

    An ordinary boy goes off to school and everything seems just as ordinary as ever, until a new teacher arrives in class.

  • One

    Author: Sarah Crossan
    Publisher: Bloomsbury

    This is a book that goes straight into your heart and once it is there, won't leave. One is a brilliant, beautiful, and heart-wrenching novel that is not to be missed.

  • One Cheetah, One Cherry

    Author: Jackie Morris
    Publisher: Otter Barry

    Cheetah and tigers and pandas and polar bears feature in this wonderful book about helping children count to ten. Whether it's otters juggling or foxes eating strawberries, each page is filled with exotic adventure and sumptuous illustrations.

  • One Christmas Wish

    Author: Katherine Rundell Illustrator: Emily Sutton
    Publisher: Bloomsbury

    One Christmas Wish has the right amount of charm and mischief to delight young readers, and Emily Sutton’s beautiful illustrations evoke the Christmases we dream of: cosy, colourful and magical.

  • One Cool Cat

    Author: Susannah Corbett Illustrator: David Roberts
    Publisher: Egmont

    White Cat is one cool customer - far to cool to care about silly superstitions. But pride comes before a fall, and eventually White Cat tries one boast too many, with hilariously disastrous consequences.

  • One Crow Alone

    Author: Sophie Crockett
    Publisher: Macmillan

    In the midst of a seemingly never-ending winter, Magda gradually loses all the things that give her life direction and meaning.

  • One Day on Our Blue Planet... in the Savannah

    Author: Ella Bailey
    Publisher: Flying Eye Books

    This is a lovely discussion book for children who have an interest in animals and the natural environment.

  • One Dog and His Boy

    Author: Eva Ibbotson Illustrator: Sharon Rentta
    Publisher: Marion Lloyd Books

    All Hal wants for his birthday is a dog and when he is given one he is overjoyed. But when Hal realises Fleck was only his for the weekend, he sets off on an adventure with the dog...

  • One Gorilla

    Author: Anthony Browne
    Publisher: Walker Books

    From one gorilla to ten lemurs, Anthony Browne's beautiful counting book will delight young children and their parents alike.

  • One House for All

    Author: Inese Zandere Illustrator: Juris Petraškevičs Translator: Sabīne Ozola and adapted by Lawrence Schimel
    Publisher: Book Island

    Crayfish, Horse and Raven are best friends and often spend time chatting together under a tall tree in a green meadow on a river bank. Now they are grown up, they decide to build a big house where they and their families can all live together.

  • One is a Snail, Ten is a Crab

    Author: April Pulley Sayre and Jeff Sayre Illustrator: Randy Cecil
    Publisher: Walker

    • This is an original approach to counting, using feet instead of fingers!
    • You'll have fun going through the numbers, 'One is a snail, two is a person'.
    • There's fun learning here as children work out lots of animal combinations to make numbers up to 100.

  • One Mole Digging a Hole

    Author: Julia Donaldson Illustrator: Nick Sharratt
    Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books

    In this vibrant counting book, one mole digging a hole is soon joined by a troupe of gardening friends, including nine doves in gardening gloves and ten bees pruning trees.

  • One Moonlit Night

    Author: Zanna Davidson Illustrator: Seo Kim
    Publisher: Templar

    A little girl sets off on a magical journey on her little boat in this truly stunning pop-up book that you won't be able to resist.

  • One Night in the Zoo

    Author: Judith Kerr
    Publisher: HarperCollins Children's Books

    This rhyming counting book is set in a zoo and follows the antics of the various animal inhabitants once night falls.

  • One of Us

    Author: Jeannie Waudby
    Publisher: Chicken House

    A tense and unsettling tale of intrigue, discrimination and prejudice with obvious contemporary parallels in religious and political extremism and the challenges facing the moderate majority.

  • One Silver Summer

    Author: Rachel Hickman
    Publisher: Old Barn Books

    Set in the dramatic landscape of wild Cornwall, this 21st-century take on first love stars a prince, a grief-stricken girl, beautiful, brave horses and a desperate pack of journalists who will stop at nothing to get their story. Contemporary but timeless.

  • One Smart Fish

    Author: Chris Wormell
    Publisher: Red Fox

    A small silver fish has done everything he can possibly do in the ocean - he sings, dances and even performs plays, but has never walked upon the land.

  • One Snowy Night

    Author: Nick Butterworth
    Publisher: Harper Collins

    This is a heartwarming story of animals in winter - the story teaches children to look and think about the world around them.

  • One Snowy Rescue

    Author: M. Christina Butler Illustrator: Tina Macnaughton
    Publisher: Little Tiger

    Hedgehog is coming to the rescue - but he needs rescuing instead! This delightful story is all about friends helping each other.

  • One Special Sleepover

    Author: M Christina Butler Illustrator: Tina Macnaughton
    Publisher: Little Tiger Press

    A gentle story about friendship and sleepovers, with textured, soft focus illustrations.

  • One Ted Falls Out of Bed

    Author: Julia Donaldson Illustrator: Anna Currey
    Publisher: Macmillan

    This book is brilliant for bedtime, and the rhyming story is fun to read.

  • One Thing

    Author: Lauren Child
    Publisher: Orchard Books

    Lauren Child's take on the art of numbers. Charlie and Lola investigate what, why and how numbers and number words are used.

  • One to Ten Animal Mayhem

    Author: Thomas Flintham
    Publisher: Scholastic

    A colourful counting book full of animals.

  • One Year With Kipper

    Author: Mick Inkpen
    Publisher: Hodder Children's Books

    Kipper has a new camera and starts the year as he means to go on, by taking photographs during each month so he doesn't forget what he and his best friend Tiger got up to.

  • One, Two, Cockatoo!

    Author: Sarah Garson
    Publisher: Andersen Press

    Here is a rhyming, counting book with cockatoos having fun on every page.

  • One, Two, Tree!

    Author: Anushka Ravishankar and Sirish Rao Illustrator: Durga Bai
    Publisher: Tara Publishing

    This is an unusual and creative counting book. The pictures reflect the tribal traditions of central India, and the tree fills up with animals as the story progresses.

  • Only Eva

    Author: Judi Curtin
    Publisher: O'Brien

    As a character Curtin's Eva introduces young readers to members of society who are often badly treated, and encourages them to think about others.

  • Only Ever Yours

    Author: Louise O'Neill
    Publisher: Quercus

    This debut novel is a triumph and a must-read for all teens, both girls and boys. A story about friendship, self-worth, and a story that stays with the reader long after the book has been put down.

  • Opal Plumstead

    Author: Jacqueline Wilson Illustrator: Nick Sharratt
    Publisher: Doubleday Children's Books

    Fourteen-year-old Opal's family falls on hard times when her accountant father foolishly forges a cheque to support his family.

  • Open Up, Please!

    Author: Silvia Borando and Lorenzo Clerici
    Publisher: Walker

    Open Up, Please! is a cute and colourful book filled with critters that little ones will love. It provides great parent-child interaction and the ending will make both the parents and the kids chuckle…

  • Open Very Carefully

    Author: Nick Bromley Illustrator: Nicola O'Byrne
    Publisher: Nosy Crow

    A crocodile has invaded the pages of this picture book, and is causing chaos by gobbling up words!

  • Operation Bunny

    Author: Sally Gardner Illustrator: David Roberts
    Publisher: Orion Children's Books

    In the first case for the Fairy Detective Agency, Wings and Co, resourceful heroine Emily Vole must defeat the dastardly fairy-snatching villain Harpella.

  • Operation Eiffel Tower

    Author: Elen Caldecott
    Publisher: Bloomsbury Children's Books

    A funny and very moving story that tackles important issues with a light touch

  • Operation Gadgetman!

    Author: Malorie Blackman
    Publisher: Random House

    Beans's Dad is a bit of an eccentric. When he's not embarrassing her in front of her friends with his strange behaviour, he's in his workshop inventing ridiculous things like exploding shortbread (and irritating the neighbours while he's about it).

  • Operation Ouch!

    Author: Dr Chris and Dr Xand van Tulleken
    Publisher: Little, Brown Young Reader

    Have you ever wondered how long you'll spend on the toilet in your lifetime, or how many skin cells you shed in one day? Operation Ouch! Your Brilliant Body explains everything you've ever wanted to know about your body, including how it works and how it fixes itself.

  • Ophelia and the Marvellous Boy

    Author: Karen Foxlee
    Publisher: Hot Key Books

    On her first day exploring the strange museum in the foreign city where it always snows, Ophelia stumbles across something impossible: a boy, locked away in a forgotten room.

  • Opposites

    Author: Patrick George
    Publisher: PatrickGeorge

    A fun, accessible book which uses clever see-through pages to explore the idea of opposites - turn a drop of water into a candle flame or a bird from being inside its cage to outside.

  • Optimists Die First

    Author: Susin Nielsen
    Publisher: Andersen Press

    Petula's life is ruled by anxiety, fear and pessimism after her little sister died two years before. Then she meets Jacob, and an unconventional love story unfolds. Another five star read from Susin Nielsen: one of the most talented teen writers working today.

  • Orange Pear Apple Bear

    Author: Emily Gravett
    Publisher: Macmillan Children's books

    Emily Gravett's colourful yet sparse illustrations cleverly depict a bumbling bear interacting in many different and imaginative ways with the fruit mentioned in the title.

  • Orangeboy

    Author: Patrice Lawrence
    Publisher: Hodder Children’s Books

    A boy that no one notices becomes a target on the run, when a tragic event prompts him to mix with a world of street gangs and drug dealers. This pacey crime thriller feels unique, realistic and truthful.

  • Oranges in No Man's Land

    Author: Elizabeth Laird
    Publisher: Pan Macmillan

    Ayesha and her young brothers find themselves refugees in a bombed out flat in Beirut with only an elderly grandmother to care for them.

  • Orbiting Jupiter

    Author: Gary D Schmidt
    Publisher: Andersen Press

    The poetic, uncluttered prose of this short beautiful novel resonates for a long time. Joseph's story ends heart-breakingly but he experiences love and a glimpse of redemption with Jack's family, who are equally changed by him.

  • Oscar the Hungry Unicorn

    Author: Lou Carter Illustrator: Nikki Dyson
    Publisher: Orchard

    Oscar, a glum-looking unicorn, is so hungry he eats his own stable, and the trouble doesn't stop there. Turning classic fairy tales upside down, this hilarious book will brighten up any day. 

  • Ostrich Boys

    Author: Keith Gray
    Publisher: Random House

    When teenager Ross Fell is killed, his closest friends are horrified by the sham and hypocrisy of his funeral.

  • Otto the Book Bear

    Author: Katie Cleminson
    Publisher: Jonathan Cape Children's Books

    A charming celebration of books and reading

  • Ottoline and the Yellow Cat

    Author: Chris Riddell
    Publisher: Pan Macmillan

    Ottoline is good at solving mysteries, in part due to her eavesdropping habit and in part because of her qualification as a mistress of disguise.

  • Ottoline at Sea

    Author: Chris Riddell
    Publisher: Macmillan's Children's Books

    When Mr Munroe starts wearing the Bog Goggles he is led on an unexpected journey. On her quest to find her friend, Ottoline meets a host of different people and creatures, goes deep sea diving, and even flies in a plane.

  • Ottoline Goes to School

    Author: Chris Riddell
    Publisher: Macmillan's Children's Books

    When Ottoline and Mr Munroe decide to attend The Alice B Smith School for the Differently Gifted, little do they know that there are rumours of a ghost which walks the corridors. Using her unique gift, Ottoline must design a plan to solve the mystery and keep her friends safe.

  • Our Amazing Planet: The World in Infographics

    Author: Jon Richards and Ed Simkins
    Publisher: Wayland

    Bold images, glorious graphics and oodles of information about our wonderful planet guarantee that children will love learning about our awesome world.

  • Our Big Blue Sofa

    Author: Tim Hopgood
    Publisher: Pan Macmillan

    This book is compulsively strokeable, with the sofa's velvety floral design featuring in 3D on every spread.

  • Our Chemical Hearts

    Author: Krystal Sutherland
    Publisher: Hot Key Books

    Henry Page is a hopeless romantic who's never been in love. Grace Town, who walks with a cane, wears oversized clothes, and rarely showers, isn't the dream girl he imagined - but when they are both chosen to edit the school paper, it doesn't take long for him to start falling for her. It's obvious there is something broken about Grace, and Henry wants to hel…

  • Our Little Inventor

    Author: Sher Rill Ng
    Publisher: Allen & Unwin

    Nell goes on a journey to the polluted Big City to reveal a machine that can clean the city's air. A beautiful picture book that demonstrates the power of the people against "the man", and will fill every child with big dreams to make the world a better place. 

  • Out

    Author: Joanna Kenrick
    Publisher: Barrington Stoke

    A quick and simple read which nonetheless does justice to the complex feelings and emotions of the characters, as they deal with the challenges of changing relationships.

  • Out of Heart

    Author: Irfan Master
    Publisher: Hot Key

    This extraordinary, almost magical, book is ostensibly the story of an organ donation but is really about the trauma, violence and messiness of an ordinary life. Out of Heart shows how life's imperfections allow us to grow into who we are meant to be.

  • Out of Shadows

    Author: Jason Wallace
    Publisher: Andersen Press

    Back in the early 1980s, Robert Jacklin doesn't want to move to the newly independent Zimbabwe with his parents, nor does he want to be shipped off to boarding school.

  • Out of the Blue

    Author: Alison Jay
    Publisher: Barefoot Books

    • A wordless book with unique, crackly illustrations about the mysteries of the sea.
    • Tell a new story, in your own words, every time you share this book with your preschooler.
    • With notes at the end about marine life, lighthouses and items that wash up on beaches.

  • Out of the Blue

    Author: Sophie Cameron
    Publisher: Macmillan

    Angels are falling from the sky, and it is 17-year-old Jaya who finds a live one. The urgent drama of saving the angel plays out against Jaya’s grief for her dead mother. Out of the Blue is a unique, charming novel by a powerful writer. 

  • Out of the Clouds

    Author: Diana Hendry
    Publisher: Hodder Children’s Books

    Oliver has to do everything - shopping, cooking, cleaning - and he's fed up of looking after grandpa, mum, Titch and Lottie. A heart-warming story by award-winning Diana Hendry about a boy who is missing his father.

  • Out of the Depths

    Author: Cathy MacPhail
    Publisher: Bloomsbury

    When Tyler Lawless sees her dead teacher in the supermarket queue, everyone blames her overactive imagination.

  • Out of This World

    Author: Ali Sparkes
    Publisher: Oxford University Press

    Tyrone Lewis was just an ordinary thirteen year old, until the day he discovered something extraordinary in the woods . . . a glowing lump of rock or metal or something. Whatever it is, it gives him an awesome power. And a lot of trouble . . . because someone wants it back, and they'll stop at nothing to get it.

  • Outcast

    Author: Michelle Paver
    Publisher: Orion Childrens Books

    Set six thousand years ago, this story has all the drama, tension and adventure of a contemporary novel.

  • Outcasts: The Game

    Author: David Grimstone
    Publisher: Hodder Children’s Books

    Jake, Lemon, Fatyak and Kellogg are the Outcasts: a group of friends formed after being victims of bully Todd Miller. This is a fast-paced action story, perfect for those who love superheroes, RPGs or a quick, punchy read.

  • Outlaw

    Author: Stephen Davies
    Publisher: Anderson Press

    Against the backdrop of an African country and its many real issues, Jake and Kas have to figure out who are the real 'terrorists' and where truth and justice lie

  • Outlaw: The Legend of Robin Hood

    Author: Tony Lee Illustrator: Sam Hart and Artur Fujita
    Publisher: Walker Books

    This is a captivating retelling of the Robin Hood story with punchy dialogue and suitably dark and atmospheric images.

  • Outlaw: The story of Robin Hood

    Author: Sir Michael Morpurgo
    Publisher: Harper Collins

    This classic story is given a contemporary twist. The Merry Men become the Outlaws: a gang of the disabled, disfigured and dispossessed fighting back against tyranny.

  • Outside: A Guide to Discovering Nature

    Author: Maria Ana Peixe Dias and Ines Teixeira do Rosario Illustrator: Bernardo P Carvalho
    Publisher: Frances Lincoln

    Amphibians, birds, rocks, oceans and clouds: they're all explored in this large and stylish hardcover guide to nature for children in cities and the countryside alike.

  • Over and Under the Pond

    Author: Kate Messner
    Publisher: Chronicle Books

    A boy and his mother take their canoe out to explore the mountain pond, paddling past painted turtles, red-winged blackbirds and a moose eating lunch. Under the water, a beaver is diving for roots from the mud at the bottom of the pond and a heron is fishing for minnows on the bank.

  • Over Sea, Under Stone

    Author: Susan Cooper
    Publisher: Red Fox

    On holiday in Cornwall, Simon, Jane and Barney discover an ancient map in the attic of the Grey House, where they are staying with their much-loved but mysterious Great Uncle Merry.

  • Over the Hills and Far Away

    Author: Elizabeth Hammill (collected by)
    Publisher: Frances Lincoln

    With rhymes from African, Native American, First Nation, Inuit, Latino and Maori cultures set alongside more well-known ones from the United Kingdom, this is truly a treasure trove of nursery rhymes that belongs on every bookshelf.

  • Over the Line

    Author: Tom Palmer
    Publisher: Barrington Stoke

    Set during World War I, this book tells the compelling true story of the professional footballers who signed up to fight. It's sure to enthral readers and pique their interest in the period.

  • Overheard in a Tower Block

    Author: Joseph Coelho Illustrator: Kate Milner
    Publisher: Otter-Barry Books

    Recounting the childhood of a child living in a city tower block, many of these poems are sad or angry and bristle with an edginess that young teens may find refreshing when compared to other poetry aimed at them.

  • Owen and the Soldier

    Author: Lisa Thompson Illustrator: Mike Lowery
    Publisher: Barrington Stoke

    A beautiful tale of a courageous young man who overcomes his fears when he finds an unlikely companion in a park statue. Complex ideas of young carers, social anxiety and remembrance are sensitively weaved into a light and accessible story.

  • Owl Babies

    Author: Martin Waddell Illustrator: Patrick Benson
    Publisher: Walker Books

    This reassuring and stunningly illustrated book tackles the subject of temporary separation - a situation which all children are likely to experience, be it Mum going to work or first day at Nursery.

  • Oxford Roald Dahl Dictionary

    Author: Roald Dahl
    Publisher: Oxford University Press

    This delightful dictionary is bright and colourful, crammed full of Roald Dahl magic and Quentin Blake drawings. It will  inspire any budding poets and writers, and make you want to read the classic books all over again.