Books by Katherine Rundell

THE GOOD THIEVES by Katherine Rundell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 27, 2019

"Narrow squeaks aplenty combine with bursts of lyrical prose for a satisfying adventure. (Historical fiction. 11-13)"
A Prohibition-era child enlists a gifted pickpocket and a pair of budding circus performers in a clever ruse to save her ancestral home from being stolen by developers. Read full book review >
INTO THE JUNGLE by Katherine Rundell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 2, 2018

"Rundell emphasizes unity in diversity in this 21st-century companion to a complicated 19th-century classic. (Fantasy. 8-11)"
In this modern companion to The Jungle Book, the man-cub Mowgli listens to the histories of several original characters—including Raksha, Baloo, and Bagheera—which helps him understand his place in the jungle and among his people. Read full book review >
ONE CHRISTMAS WISH by Katherine Rundell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 18, 2018

"A heartwarming tale of the magic of Christmas, but adults will need to be ready to help children past the rough spots. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A little boy finds a box of old ornaments that come to life on a special Christmas Eve. Read full book review >
THE EXPLORER by Katherine Rundell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"A tropical action-filled adventure with heart. (Adventure. 8-12)"
A crash-landing in the Amazon leaves four children stranded in the deep jungle. Read full book review >
THE WOLF WILDER by Katherine Rundell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"Rugged cross-country adventure with a diverse cast of two- and four-legged fellow travelers and a sturdy main character who is more than a little 'wilded' herself. (Historical fiction. 10-13)"
A young Russian who has known more wolves in her life than people sets out to rescue her mother from a czarist prison. Read full book review >
CARTWHEELING IN THUNDERSTORMS by Katherine Rundell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 26, 2014

"With debut novel Rooftoppers (2013), Rundell showed her capacity to write an entertaining story featuring a courageous female protagonist; this second novel surpasses by virtue of its striking, soaring prose. (Fiction. 8-13)"
"It wasn't until Will's Wildcat life came under threat that she realized how dearly she loved it." Read full book review >
ROOFTOPPERS by Katherine Rundell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 24, 2013

"Brava! This witty, inventively poetic, fairy-tale-like adventure shimmers with love, magic and music. (Adventure. 9-12)"
"Never ignore a possible." Sophie takes her beloved guardian's words to heart and never gives up on finding her long-lost mother. Read full book review >