Usborne Children’s Books

Search Usborne


Young Adult fiction

The Extinction Trials by S.M. Wilson

The Hunger Games meets Jurassic Park in this thrilling series by S.M. Wilson. The final book in the trilogy, The Extinction Trials: Rebel, is published this month.

Click on a cover to read a free chapter and buy online, or scroll down to choose a category or see more highlights.

Choose a Young Adult fiction category

Usborne YA Shelfies

Looking for more Usborne YA gossip, including author interviews, sneak peaks behind the scenes and competitions?

Sneak peak of 2019 new titles

Check out our free online sampler, featuring extracts from 12 YA books from 2019, including new titles by Holly Bourne, Meredith Russo and more!

Usborne YA sampler 2019

Orphan Monster Spy by Matt Killeen – shortlisted for the 2018 Costa Children's Book Award

There's only one way for a Jewish orphan spy to survive at a school for the Nazi elite. And that's to become a monster like them...

Orphan Monster Spy

Orphan Monster Spy

Shortlisted for the 2018 Costa Children's Book Award. Nominated for the CILIP Carnegie Medal 2019 Longlisted for the Branford Boase Award 2019 A teenage spy. A Nazi boarding school. The performance of a lifetime. Sarah has played many roles – but now she faces her most challenging of all. Because there's only one way for a Jewish orphan spy to survive at a school for the Nazi elite. And that's to become a monster like them. Survive. Deceive. Resist. They think she is just a little girl. But she is the weapon they never saw coming... with a mission to destroy them all.

£7.99

Buy or find out more 

Costa Book Awards

Both unforgiving and brilliant - a book to leave you breathless Non Pratt, author

Find out more and read a free chapter

Award winning fiction

Several Usborne fiction books have won or been shortlisted for major awards in 2018 and 2019, including The YA Book Prize and The Costa Children's Book Award.

Are We All Lemmings and Snowflakes? by Holly Bourne

Queen of YA Holly Bourne's latest book is a raw, funny and painfully honest tribute to the power of friendship and kindness.

Are We All Lemmings and Snowflakes?

Are We All Lemmings and Snowflakes?

Welcome to Camp Reset, a summer camp with a difference. A place offering a shot at “normality” for Olive, a girl on the edge, and for the new friends she never expected to make – who each have their own reasons for being there. Luckily Olive has a plan to solve all their problems. But how do you fix the world when you can’t fix yourself?

£7.99

Buy or find out more 

Bourne is intensely readable and writes with compassion, insight and humour. Fiona Noble, The Observer

Find out more and read a free chapter

Rosie Loves Jack by Mel Darbon

See the world through new eyes in Rosie Loves Jack, a one-in-a-million story from debut author Mel Darbon.

Rosie Loves Jack

Rosie Loves Jack

Longlisted for the Branford Boase Award 2019 "They can't send you away. What will we do? We need us. I stop your angry, Jack. And you make me strong. You make me Rosie." Rosie loves Jack. Jack loves Rosie. So when they're separated, Rosie will do anything to find the boy who makes the sun shine in her head. Even run away from home. Even struggle across London and travel to Brighton, though the trains are cancelled and the snow is falling. Even though people might think a girl like Rosie could never survive on her own. See the world through new eyes in this one-in-a-million story.

£7.99

Buy or find out more 

A pure joy, from start to finish Brian Conaghan, Costa-winning author

Find out more and read a free chapter

After the Fire by Will Hill – winner of the YA Book Prize

What if the only way out of the darkness is to light a fire? Inspired by a real-life American cult, this stunning story of survival won the YA Book Prize 2018.

After The Fire

After The Fire

Winner of the YA Book Prize 2018. Shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal. Selected for the 2017 Zoella & Friends Book Club. The things I’ve seen are burned into me, like scars that refuse to fade. Father John controls everything inside The Fence. And Father John likes rules. Especially about never talking to Outsiders. Because Father John knows the truth. He knows what is right, and what is wrong. He knows what is coming. Moonbeam is starting to doubt, though. She’s starting to see the lies behind Father John’s words. She wants him to be found out. What if the only way out of the darkness is to light a fire?

£8.99

Buy or find out more 

An engrossing, brilliantly realised story which is almost impossible to put down. Louise O'Neill, bestselling author and YA Book Prize judge

Find out more and read a free chapter

More books by Holly Bourne

Feast on fun and feminism in these books by Holly Bourne, including the bestselling Spinster Club series.

Holly Bourne is something special, she's got it. Patrick Ness

Holly Bourne
Holly Bourne

The Stolen Ones by Vanessa Curtis

The Stolen Ones is a stunning, compelling and shocking page-turner about one girl's search for her true identity – from the author of the bestselling The Earth is Singing.

The Stolen Ones

The Stolen Ones

My name is Inge. I am sixteen. I live in Munich. Food is rationed, though the war ended years ago. My boyfriend is Jewish. My parents would not approve, so I hide this from them. I think they are hiding something from me, too. Letters arrive on my birthday, but they are not addressed to me. They are for a girl named Kasia. This is her story.

£6.99

Buy or find out more 

Find out more and read a free chapter

The Earth is Singing

The Earth is Singing

My name is Hanna. I am 15. I am Latvian. I live with my mother and grandmother. My father is missing, taken by the Russians. I have a boyfriend and I’m training to be a dancer. But none of that is important any more. Because the Nazis have arrived, and I am a Jew. And as far as they are concerned, that is all that matters. This is my story. Closely based on the true story of the Jews of Riga, The Earth is Singing is a tale of love and loss, betrayal and survival.

£6.99

Buy or find out more 

Find out more and read a free chapter

Saturday Activities

Sign Up