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Because Stories Are Life.


We are very excited to share that we’ve done a deal with Idris Elba’s production company Green Door Pictures, who have optioned Film/TV rights for Salena Godden’s time-travelling, genre-defying novel Mrs Death Misses Death.

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Derek Owusu (author of That Reminds Me) to co-write a children’s book with Rudimental’s Leon “Locksmith” Rolle. 

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Scholastic partners with Black Cultural Archives to celebrate Windrush generation

The anthology will include contributions from OWN IT! family: Kevin George, Salena Godden, Ashley Hickson-Lovence, Jermain Jackman, Kirsty Latoya and Quincy The Comedian.
Read more about it here


OWN IT! #FirstFridays. An OWN IT! curated playlist released on the First Friday of every month.

Mrs Death Misses Death is a deep book, true. And death is a heavy subject. But it’s a book that is as much about life, hope, happiness and love as it is about death. This month’s playlist is powered by soulful voices, powerful emcees, jazz royalty and much more.

Check out our other OWN IT! curated playlists here.


Due to so many of you loving the buy a book, gift a book to a Keyworker of your choice promo on How To: Be More Pirate by Sam Conniff and Alex Barker, we’ve decided to extend the offer until the end of March so that together we can gift even more books to Keyworkers to say THANK YOU!

Purchase a copy of Sam Conniff + Alex Barker’s, How To: Be More Pirate – and we’ll send a free copy to a nominated Key Worker of your choice.

Just add their name and address in the ‘Order Notes’ section when you’re checking out.

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It’s been a crazy year or so and we’ve all spent a lot of it inside…and A LOT of it reading! Here are just a few of the books our authors and artists have been sinking their teeth into over the lockdowns.

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