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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

Iron Widow

Xiran Jay Zhao

The Giant Conker

Emma Beswetherick

The Cat Man of Aleppo

Irene Latham, Karim Shamsi-Basha

The Shadow Arts

Damien Love

The Magic Ocean Slide

Emma Beswetherick

Monstrous Devices

Damien Love

Aurora Burning

Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff

Firekeeper’s Daughter

Angeline Boulley

Talking to Alaska

Anna Woltz


Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff

The North Pole Picnic

Emma Beswetherick

The Wishing Star

Emma Beswetherick

Sword in the Stars

Cori McCarthy, Amy Rose Capetta

Aurora Rising (The Aurora Cycle)

Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff


Jason Segel, Kirsten Miller

Can I Touch Your Hair?

Irene Latham, Charles Waters

Once & Future

Amy Rose Capetta, Cori McCarthy

How to Win a Nobel Prize

Prof. Barry Marshall


Jason Segel, Kirsten Miller

Watership Down

Richard Adams

A Long Walk to Water

Linda Sue Park


Jason Segel, Kirsten Miller


Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff

Goodnight, Boy

Nikki Sheehan

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