Welcome to Guppy Books

Hello and welcome to the Guppy Books website!

Guppy Books is a newly-created independent children’s publisher based in Oxford, publishing eight to ten fiction titles a year for children of all ages. We promise to produce the highest-quality and most entertaining books for young readers, originating from all around the world.

Small and responsive, inclusive and communicative, the Guppy list will be supported by the very best freelancers in the business, in publicity, sales, marketing and design. The first two titles will launch in the autumn of 2019, and watch this space for details of all our new books to follow.

Bella Pearson

BOOKS

GLOVES OFF cover
THE EXTREMELY INCONVENIENT ADVENTURES OF BRONTE METTLESTONE cover
GHOUL SCOUTS cover
SONG BENEATH THE TIDES cover
SAVING WINSLOW cover
Knight Sir Louis: The Damsel of Distresse cover
MOO cover

NEWS AND EVENTS

OH YAY, OH YAY, ALL HAIL A CHAMPION NEW ACQUISITION FOR GUPPY BOOKS

We are thrilled to announce that Guppy will be publishing the first fantastically funny novel in a new series from the BAFTA-winning Brothers McLeod, Knight Sir Louis: The Damsel of Distresse. Myles and Greg McLeod are the award-winning brothers behind many collaborations with the RSC, films and animations - Myles as writer and Greg as illustrator. Out in June 2020, we can't wait for Knight Sir Louis, a brave oasis of calm in a completely bonkers world, to get out into the world.

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GUPPY'S FIRST NOVEL NOMINATED FOR THE CARNEGIE MEDAL!

We are beyond thrilled that Gloves Off by Louisa Reid has been nominated for the Carnegie Medal, the UK's most prestigious award for children's fiction. Librarians from all over the country nominate their favourite books of the year, and we are so proud of the wonderful Louisa! Also out is the Gloves Off audiobook, wonderfully read by Colleen Prendergast and Anne-Marie Piazza - available on Audible.

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FIRST YEAR BIRTHDAY PARTY!

Just over one year into the Guppy Books journey, we had a wonderful launch party at the beautiful Blackwell's Bookshop in the Westgate Centre in Oxford.

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SECOND GUPPY BOOK PUBLISHING TODAY!

Described as a 'free spirit of a book', we are so proud to be publishing Jaclyn Moriarty's first book for 8-12 year olds on 3rd October - THE EXTREMELY INCONVENIENT ADVENTURES OF BRONTE METTLESTONE.

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FIRST GUPPY BOOK OUT IN THE WILD!

Gloves Off by Louisa Reid was published on August 29th 2019, and has already received two rave reviews in the national press - 5 stars in the Sun and a wonderful review full of praise from the Guardian.

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Six weeks before Guppy's first book, GLOVES OFF, appears in the shops - and the reviews have already been amazing!
Image containing praise for Gloves Off

FACTS ABOUT THE GUPPY

Robert John Lechmere Guppy discovered the species in 1861.

Guppy is the common name for over 300 different species of tropical fish.

They are also known as rainbow fish or million fish.

They can be almost any colour and no two guppies are exactly alike.

Although they live in the Amazon river and can fall prey to all sorts of larger more corporate fish, guppies are nimble, individual and colourful and will always thrive…