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.

July 2018: John Schoffstall, Half-Witch
Debut novel · Junior Library Guild pick · ABC Best Books for Young Readers.

September 2017: Sarah Rees Brennan, In Other Lands
Junior Library Guild pick · Florida Teens Read Award Nominee · Bank Street College Best Children’s Books of the Year · Hugo Award finalist · ABC Best Books for Young Readers · Locus Award finalist.

January 2017: Lydia Millet, The Bodies of the Ancients
The final novel in the Dissenters series.

May 2015: Nicole Kornher-Stace, Archivist Wasp
YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults 2016 · Kirkus Reviews: Best Teen Books of 2015 · Book Riot: Best of 2015 · Buzzfeed: 32 Best Fantasy Novels of 2015 · ABC Best Books for Young Readers Catalog · Locus Recommended Reading · Norton Award Nominee

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

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

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

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.
A Junior Library Guild Pick · Kirkus Reviews Best of 2011 · ABC Best Books for Children Catalog · Junior Library Guild pick.

November 2011: Delia Sherman, The Freedom Maze
Paperback rights to Candlewick.
Norton, Prometheus, and Mythopoeic Award winner · ALA Best Fiction for Young Adults · Kirkus Reviews Best of 2011 · Tiptree Award Honor List

February 2010: Holly Black, The Poison Eaters and Other Stories
Paperback rights to Simon & Schuster.
Junior Library Guild pick.

October 2008: Joan Aiken, The Serial Garden The Serial Garden: The Complete Armitage Family Stories
April 2012: new paperback edition.
The first Big Mouth House title.
Junior Library Guild pick.

The 5 W’s

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

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    Trade Cloth - $18.99


    John Schoffstall

    Half-Witch is like The Golden Compass as written by Roald Dahl.”
    — Lauren Banka, Elliott Bay Book Company

  • Trade Paper - $16
    Trade Cloth - $25

    In Other Lands

    Sarah Rees Brennan

    “Blissfully entertaining reading. . . . glittering contemporary fantasy.”
    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • 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

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    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

    The Fires Beneath the Sea

    Lydia Millet

    Includes a 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)