Big Mouth House

Big Mouth House is our imprint devoted to fiction for readers of all ages. We publish one or two weird and great titles (short story collections and novels) per year in both print and DRM-free ebook formats. We generally publish books for readers aged 10 and up.

Latest title

May 2015: Nicole Kornher-Stace, Archivist Wasp

February 2014: Peter Dickinson, Emma Tupper’s Diary
The author remembers—or not!—writing this lovely book.

Recent titles

October 2012: Peter Dickinson, Earth and Air: Tales of Elemental Creatures
A new collection by one of our favorite authors.

September 2012: Lydia Millet, The Shimmers in the Night
The second novel in the Dissenters series.

May 2012: Lydia Millet, The Fires Beneath the Sea paperback
The first in a new middle-grade series set on Cape Cod by Pulitzer Prize finalist Lydia Millet.

April 2012: Joan Aiken, The Serial Garden The Serial Garden: The Complete Armitage Family Stories paperback edition
The first Big Mouth House title.

The 5 W’s

Who, What, When, Why, hoW, FAQ, etc.

  • Trade Paper - $14

    Archivist Wasp

    Nicole Kornher-Stace

    “A ravishing, profane, and bittersweet post-apocalyptic bildungsroman transcends genre into myth.”
    Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

  • Trade Paper - $12

    Emma Tupper’s Diary

    Peter Dickinson

    “Loch Ness’s claims pale beside the super-exciting discovery made by Emma . . Expert mystification, the tender conscience and burning courage of the young, tantalising details, make this a compelling tall story.”
    Sunday Times

  • Trade Paper - $14.95
    Trade Cloth - $17.95

    Earth and Air

    Peter Dickinson

    “These six new stories are provocative in both variety and ideas. . . . and with Dickinson’s usual command of imaginative imagery and beautifully tooled language, this is a fitting capstone to the series.”—Horn Book

  • Trade Cloth - $16.95

    The Shimmers in The Night

    Lydia Millet

    The Shimmers in the Night is the second thrilling novel in the Dissenters series following The Fires Beneath the Sea.

  • Trade Paper - $12
    Trade Cloth - $16.95

    The Fires Beneath the Sea

    Lydia Millet

    Includes a sneak preview of the second book in the Dissenters series, The Shimmers in the Night.

  • Trade Paper - $16
    Trade Cloth - $35

    The Serial Garden

    Joan Aiken

    The first complete collection of Joan Aiken’s beloved Armitage stories including four new, unpublished stories.
    The Serial Garden was also the debut title for Big Mouth House our imprint for readers of all ages.

  • Trade Cloth - $25

    The Freedom Maze

    Delia Sherman

    “Adroit, sympathetic, both clever and smart, The Freedom Maze will entrap young readers and deliver them, at the story’s end, that little bit older and wiser.”
    —Gregory Maguire, author of Wicked and Out of Oz

  • Trade Cloth - $17.99

    The Poison Eaters & Other Stories

    Holly Black

    In her debut collection, New York Times best-selling author Holly Black “assures her place as a modern fantasy master.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)