A message from our Faber Children’s Publisher

Storytelling has always been fundamental to our very existence – sharing stories is what people do. Whether for fun, comfort, community, knowledge or escapism, or all of the above and more! Now, more than ever, it’s so very important that we continue to share stories with each other.


“We have been moved and heartened by the many requests we’ve received from booksellers, teachers, librarians and authors, who are doing their utmost to help children and parents during these difficult times through shared reading. We would like to do everything we can to support these efforts and so are now extending the period during which we grant full permission until the end of March 2021 to allow anyone to film themselves or others reading aloud from our children’s and YA publishing.

If you’d like to get involved, please ensure that you hold the book up at the start of the video and end, and note that you’re reading with permission from Faber Children’s. Please also mention the title, author and illustrator in both the video and the caption – as our authors and illustrators rely on the royalties from sales of our books. As do we, the publishers.

The videos will need to be taken down by 31 March 2021. 

Lastly, but importantly: we will need you to notify us that you are posting this material – you ONLY have permission to post the material if you are making it available free of charge. Please notify us via the following email address: garights@faber.co.uk.

We would also love to see your readings! So please don’t forget to tag our social media handle – @FaberChildrens – when you share them so that we can too.

Meanwhile, every week we will be adding to the activity sheets, video, audio content and other parent/teacher resources we provide free on our website – please do have a forage – we hope you enjoy them!”

Leah Thaxton, Faber Children’s Publisher


Please see below for a selection of some of our most popular reads by age category:

Picture Books (0 – 5)






Macavity by T.S Eliot 

Macavity’s Not There by T.S. Eliot

 The Hog in the Fog by Julia Copus (A Harry & Lil Story)

The Hog, The Shrew and the Hullabaloo by Julia Copus (A Harry & Lil Story)

The Shrew that Flew by Julia Copus (A Harry & Lil Story)

Daddy’s Sandwich by Pip Jones (A Ruby Roo Story) 

Quick Barney, Run! by Pip Jones (A Ruby Roo Story)

Fixer the Robot by John Kelly

Squishy McFluff: Tea with the Queen by Pip Jones

Kitchen Disco by Clare Foges

Bathroom Boogie by Clare Foges

The Hug by Eoin McLaughlin

Not Yet, Zebra by Lou Kuenzler

Calm Down, Zebra by Lou Kuenzler

Space Tortoise by Ross Montgomery

The Building Boy by Ross Montgomery

My Hair by Hannah Lee

Planet Awesome by Stacy McAnulty

Dozy Bear and the Secret of Sleep by Katie Blackburn

I Like Bees, I Don’t Like Honey by Sam Bishop

The Goat Cafe by Francesca Simon


Young Readers (5 – 9)







The Iron Man by Ted Hughes

Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats by T.S. Eliot

The Humphrey Series by Betty G. Birney

Ballerina Dreams by Michaela DePrince

Dave Pigeon by Swapna Haddow

Dave Pigeon (Nuggets!) by Swapna Haddow

Dave Pigeon (Racer!) by Swapna Haddow

Dave Pigeon (Royal Coo!) by Swapna Haddow

Squishy McFluff: The Invisible Cat! by Pip Jones

Squishy McFluff: Supermarket Sweep! by Pip Jones

Squishy McFluff: Big Country Fair by Pip Jones

Squishy McFluff: Seaside Rescue! by Pip Jones

Murray the Race Horse by Gavin Puckett (Fables from the Stables)

Hendrix the Rocking Horse by Gavin Puckett (Fables from the Stables)

Colin the Cart Horse by Gavin Puckett (Fables from the Stables)

Poppy the Police Horse by Gavin Puckett (Fables from the Stables)

Hayley the Hairy Horse by Gavin Puckett (Fables from the Stables)

Picklewitch and Jack by Claire Barker 

Picklewitch & Jack and the Cuckoo Cousin by Claire Barker

Shiny Pippin and the Broken Forest by Harry Heape

Shiny Pippin and the Monkey Burglars by Harry Heape

Shiny Pippin and the Impossible Door by Harry Heape

The Midnight Fox by Betsy Byars

The Turbulent Term of Tyke Tyler by Gene Kemp


Middle Grade (8 – 12)







Survivors by David Long

Heroes by David Long

Rescue by David Long

Five Children on the Western Front by Kate Saunders

The Land of Neverendings by Kate Saunders

Letters from the Lighthouse by Emma Carroll

Secrets of a Sun King by Emma Carroll

The Somerset Tsunami by Emma Carroll

When we were Warriors by Emma Carroll

The Girl who Walked on Air by Emma Carroll

In Darkling Wood by Emma Carroll

Strange Star by Emma Carroll

Frost Hollow Hall by Emma Carroll

The Five Realms: The Legend of Podkin One-Ear by Kieran Larwood

The Gift of Dark Hollow by Kieran Larwood

The Beasts of Grimheart by Kieran Larwood

Uki and the Outcasts by Kieran Larwood

The Polar Bear Explorers’ Club by Alex Bell

Explorers on Witch Mountain by Alex Bell

Explorers on Black Ice Bridge by Alex Bell

The Children of Castle Rock by Natasha Farrant

Matt Millz by Harry Hill

Matt Millz Stands Up! by Harry Hill

Matt Millz on Tour! by Harry Hill

The Secret Starling by Judith Eagle

The Pear Affair by Judith Eagle

Fire Girl, Forest Boy by Chloe Daykin

Chester Parsons is Not a Gorilla by Martyn Ford

Max and the Millions by Ross Montgomery

Child I by Steve Tasane


Teens & YA (12+)







Hope in a Ballet Shoe by Michaela DePrince & Elaine DePrince

Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton

Traitor to the Throne by Alwyn Hamilton

Hero at the Fall by Alwyn Hamilton

The Smell of Other People’s Houses by Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock

The Monstrous Child by Francesca Simon

The Graces by Laura Eve

The Curses by Laura Eve

Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds

The Boy in the Black Suit by Jason Reynolds

Dead Ends by Erin Lange

Butter by Erin Lange

The Chaos of Now by Erin Lange

Bone Gap by Laura Ruby

Winterkill by Kate A. Boorman

Darkthaw by Kate A. Boorman

Heartfire by Kate A. Boorman

In Paris with You by Clementine Beauvais

Highly Illogical Behaviour by John Corey Whaley

Pet by Akwaeke Emezi


You can browse all our children’s titles here and our young adult titles here.