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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


Jason Segel

Once & Future

Amy Rose Capetta

How to Win a Nobel Prize

Prof. Barry Marshall


Jason Segel

Watership Down

Richard Adams


Junot Díaz

A Long Walk to Water

Linda Sue Park


Jason Segel


Amie Kaufman

Goodnight, Boy

Nikki Sheehan


A. J. Steiger

The Circus

Olivia Levez

Room Empty

Sarah Mussi

City of Saints & Thieves

Natalie C. Anderson

Birdy Flynn

Helen Donohoe


Jay Kristoff

Girl in Pieces

Kathleen Glasgow

Tell Us Something True

Dana Reinhardt

Swan Boy

Nikki Sheehan

Watership Down

Richard Adams

The Island

Olivia Levez


Jay Kristoff


Richard Adams

The Plague Dogs

Richard Adams

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