Rock the Boat

Rock the Boat

Rock the Boat

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.

Since launching in 2015, we have published chart bestsellers, prize winners and been featured in numerous round-ups. Our books have been chosen by The BookTrust’s school programme and several are currently under option for film. Notable titles include the Aurora trilogy by New York Times bestselling authors Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufmann, and The Sky is Mine by Amy Beashel – a hard-hitting YA debut shortlisted for the Bristol Teen Book Award 2020 and nominated for the 2021 CILIP Carnegie Award.

Welcome to Rock the Boat. Come aboard.

You can find a list of our downloadable teaching resources here

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  • The Great Safari Rescue

    Join Katy, Cassie, Zia and their new friend Luca on a series of amazing adventures as they work together to save the planet… 
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  • Firekeeper's Daughter

    A ground-breaking YA thriller about a Native American teen who must root out the corruption in her community
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  • A Single Shard

    A Newbery Medal-winning tale about finding belonging by the bestselling author of A Long Walk to Water
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  • The Shadow Arts

    The thrilling sequel to Monstrous Devices - Alex and his grandfather hold the fate of history itself in their hands in a Rick Riordan meets Raiders of the Lost Ark adventure of epic proportions!
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  • Aurora's End

    The squad you love is out of time. Prepare for the thrilling finale in the epic, bestselling Aurora Cycle series about a band of unlikely heroes who just might be the galaxy's last hope for survival.
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  • You'd Be Home Now

    From the New York Times bestselling author of Girl in Pieces comes a breathtaking contemporary YA about addiction, family and finding your voice
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  • Iron Widow

    Chinese history and mecha sci-fi combine in this dazzling YA retelling
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  • Poison for Breakfast

    A brand-new book from the bestselling author of A Series of Unfortunate Events - a cautionary tale about his own demise. For curious children and adults alike.
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  • The Giant Conker

    Join best friends Katy, Cassie and Zia on a series of amazing adventures as they work together to save the planet…
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  • The Cat Man of Aleppo

    The hope-filled true story of the man who refused to leave Syria's cats behind
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