Books by Jonny Duddle

THE PIRATES OF SCURVY SANDS by Jonny Duddle
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 7, 2018

"Yo ho ho and a bottle of sun screen. (Picture book. 6-8)"
In her latest outing, clever young Matilda leaves Dull-on-Sea for a pirates-only theme park and joins the hunt for Mad Jack McMuddle's long-buried treasure (The Pirates Next Door, 2012, etc.). Read full book review >
WE GIVE A SQUID A WEDGIE by C. Alexander London
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 3, 2013

"High-seas hijinks with more laughs (and groans and squids) than adventure. (Humor. 9-12)"
Celia and Oliver are beginning to wonder if destiny will ever stop lobbing accidental adventures their way. Read full book review >
THE KING OF SPACE by Jonny Duddle
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 12, 2013

"With a hero so devoid of sympathy, this story sinks despite the buoyancy of its splendid illustrations. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Sick of his status as an intergalactic dung-shoveler, a young boy makes plans to become the King of Space. Read full book review >
THE PIRATES NEXT DOOR by Jonny Duddle
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 28, 2012

"Veiled in humor, but hard not to read as a parable that tweaks narrow minds and parochial attitudes. (Picture book. 6-8)"
A newly moved-in family with a different lifestyle gets a hostile reception from the oh-so-respectable neighbors. Read full book review >
THE MONSTROUS BOOK OF MONSTERS by Libby Hamilton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"A giant googly eye embedded in a bite-marked cover beckons invitingly to stronger-stomached monster lovers. (Novelty browsing item. 7-10)"
Go for the gross! Even hard-core fans may be tempted to give away their lunches after sampling this banquet of bogles. Read full book review >
MOST WANTED by Kate Thompson
ANIMALS
Released: Dec. 1, 2010

"Bean will cheer Marcus's solution. (Historical fiction. 8-10)"
Thompson uses the time of the Roman Empire as the setting for another horse story for younger readers (Highway Robbery, 2009). Read full book review >
THE BILLIONAIRE’S CURSE by Richard Newsome
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2010

"Still, there's no letup in the pacing, and all the tried-and-true mystery elements add up to an Anthony Horowitz-style romp. (Adventure. 11-14)"
Gerald, a seemingly ordinary Sydney teenager, rises to the occasion when a previously unmet great-aunt in England leaves him 20 billion pounds and a note asking him to find her murderer. Read full book review >
SEBASTIAN DARKE by Philip Caveney
ANIMALS
Released: April 13, 2010

"The unresolved finale suggests the possibility of still further adventures for this fearless trio. (Fantasy. 12-17)"
"Wherever we go we encounter horrible, creepy, nasty things that want to kill us," exclaims buffalope Max in this third fantasy featuring Max, elfling Sebastian and diminutive warrior Cornelius. Read full book review >
THE PIRATE CRUNCHER by Jonny Duddle
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2010

"THERE'S ALSO A MONSTER, OR SO THEY SAY'), but the visual treasure begins on the endpapers, and young lubbers of every stripe will happily climb aboard his lavish, high-style, picture-book debut. (Picture book. 7-9)"