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Alex in Wonderland

Featured in The Guardian’s Top 100 best holiday books for 2019

A richly observational, romantic and laugh-out-loud funny story...
— Best New Kids Books 2019, The Guardian

Longlisted - Teen Book Awards

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In the town of Newsands, painfully shy Alex is abandoned by his two best friends for the summer. But he unexpectedly lands a part-time job at Wonderland, a run-down amusement arcade on the seafront, where he gets to know the other teen misfits who work there. Alex starts to come out of his shell, and even starts to develop feelings for co-worker Ben... who, as Alex's bad luck would have it, has a girlfriend.

Then as debtors close in on Wonderland and mysterious, threatening notes start to appear, Alex and his new friends take it on themselves to save their declining employer. But, like everything in Wonderland, nothing is quite what it seems...

Simon James Green is one of the most hilarious, heart-flippingly romantic, charmingly observant writers in the game right now.
— Becky Albertalli, author of Love, Simon
Illustration (c) Debbie Powell, 2019

Illustration (c) Debbie Powell, 2019

Goofy, histrionic, hysterically teenage fun... as hapless as Adrian Mole and as awkward as Bridget Jones... highly entertaining.
— Imogen Russell Williams, Times Literary Supplement
This hilarious book is a joyous triumph!
— Attitude Magazine

Noah Can’t Even


Poor Noah Grimes!

His father disappeared years ago, his mother's Beyoncé tribute act is an unacceptable embarrassment, and his beloved gran is no longer herself. He only has one friend, Harry, and school is...Well, it's pure HELL. Why can't Noah be normal, like everyone else at school? Maybe if he struck up a romantic relationship with someone - maybe Sophie, who is perfect and lovely - he'd be seen in a different light? But Noah's plans are derailed when Harry kisses him at a party. And that's when things go from bad to utter chaos.

Side-splitting comedy... a riotous, real-feeling YA debut.
— The Guardian
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  • WINNER - Wirral Paperback of the Year

  • Bronze winner - Amazing Book Awards

  • Shortlisted - Leeds Book Awards

  • Longlisted - Branford Boase Award

Funny and smart and warm-hearted...
— Daisy Buchanan, The Pool

Noah Could Never

Noah’s back - and more bananas than ever!


Noah and Harry have gone from friends to boyfriends, but is Noah ready for the difference? It doesn’t help that a group of French exchange students have descended on Little Fobbing - including sexy Pierre Victoire, who appears to have his eye on Harry. Meanwhile, Noah’s paired up with a girl, who, outrageously, is not even French!

But that’s not all: Noah’s being followed! By mysterious strangers in a black car! Is it because:

  1. Noah’s dad and secret half-brother have stolen Gran’s fake diamonds?

  2. His PE teacher is getting suspicious cash infusions from Russia?

  3. A drag queen is hiding out at Noah’s house after a bare-knuckled drag feud?

  4. Noah’s made questionable life choices involving protein powder?

  5. Or ALL of the above?!


Refreshingly positive... sure to leave you with a smile on your face. *****
— OK! Magazine
Young Adult fiction just became seriously fun!
— Attitude Magazine
Hands down my favourite book of 2018.
— Queen of Teen Fiction

Noah Goes Nuclear

Noah Grimes is back, in a new, original, short story!


Noah is v excited: his class have been shipped off to a hotel in the Lake District to study a nearby nuclear power station! On arrival, all Noah wants to do is settle in to his crisp hotel sheets and get proper rest, but his conniving secret half-brother has other plans. Soon everyone is sneaking in and out of their rooms, setting Noah into a tailspin… there’s only so much Noah can take!

 Please note: contains SPOILERS for book 1.



(short story in the Proud anthology)


Cameron’s coming-out moment is overshadowed by two gay penguins at the local zoo.

Penguins includes art by Alice Oseman. The Proud anthology contains LGBTQ+ stories, poems and illustrations by 22 other writers and illustrators.


Presenting PENGUINS at a marketing conference with Alice Oseman.

Presenting PENGUINS at a marketing conference with Alice Oseman.

The incredible stories inside Proud made me laugh, cry and feel proud to be who I am.
— Julian Winters, author of Running With Lions