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Rock the Boat is the children’s imprint of the award-winning independent publisher Oneworld. It aims to publish exciting and original stories from around the world, expanding the choice available to readers from the very young upwards.

We believe passionately in the power of great storytelling. Our books showcase a richly diverse range of themes and subjects, are often gritty, often inspiring, always thought-provoking and above all encourage children to believe that wherever they are from, whatever challenges they face, nothing should hold them back. Great books open a window on how other people live, helping children to see the world in a different light and sparking their imaginations. But, most importantly, Rock the Boat believes in publishing books that showcase great writing and sensational stories – books that children genuinely want to read and engage with.

Middle Grade Bestsellers

Young Adult Bestsellers

All titles from Rock the Boat

Rani Reports

Gabrielle Shewhorak, Satish Shewhorak

The Way I Am Now

Amber Smith


Junot Díaz

Dogs of the Deadlands

Anthony McGowan

I Kick and I Fly

Ruchira Gupta

The Night In Question

Liz Lawson, Kathleen Glasgow

Warrior Girl Unearthed

Angeline Boulley


Josh Silver

The Secret Jungle Hideaway

Emma Beswetherick

The Midnight Moon Feast

Emma Beswetherick

Poison for Breakfast

Lemony Snicket

Aurora’s End

Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff

The Honeybee Treasure Hunt

Emma Beswetherick

The Agathas

Kathleen Glasgow, Liz Lawson

The Great Safari Rescue

Emma Beswetherick

The Shadow Arts

Damien Love

A Single Shard

Linda Sue Park

You’d Be Home Now

Kathleen Glasgow

The Giant Chestnut

Emma Beswetherick

Iron Widow

Xiran Jay Zhao

The Giant Conker

Emma Beswetherick

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