Diamond Kahn & Woods Literary Agency

A Sea of Stories

Whenever Roo visits Grandpa, she loves exploring the seaside cove near his cottage. But on her latest stay, Grandpa explains that he can’t go down there any more – the path is too steep and overgrown for him to manage. Instead Grandpa tells Roo the stories behind the many objects that fill his house. All of Grandpa’s stories feature the cove and Roo realizes that now, even though they’re so close to… (read more)

Ravi’s Roar

Author: Tom Percival Most of the time Ravi can control his temper but, one day, he lets out the tiger within … Being a tiger is great fun at first – tigers can do ANYTHING they want! But who wants to play with a growling, roaring, noisy, wild tiger who won’t share or play nicely? Ravi is about to discover something very important about expressing his feelings and making amends. A clever… (read more)

The Golden Butterfly

It’s 1897 and since The Magnificent Marko dramatically departed the stage, no magician has come close to performing a trick as spectacular as The Golden Butterfly. With her grandfather gone, Luciana feels that the world has lost its wonder. Then the imposing leader of the Grand Society of Magicians appears, searching for something belonging to Marko, and Luciana is drawn into a world of danger and deception. As she battles to protect… (read more)

Stripes Conjurs Magical Middle-Grade Acquisition with Two Book Deal for Sharon Gosling

Stripes Publishing, an imprint of the Little Tiger Group, has acquired two historical middle-grade adventures by Sharon Gosling. Editorial Director Ruth Bennett bought World rights to THE GOLDEN BUTTERFLY which sees a young girl fight back against the patriarchal restrictions of the Society of Magicians, and a second standalone book from Ella Kahn at Diamond Kahn and Woods Literary Agency. Bennett said: “I am delighted to be publishing Sharon Gosling’s… (read more)

City of Lifestone

Book One in the Realm Quest series of Warhammer Adventures: Stories in an Age of Fantasy Raised as a slave, Kiri dreams of a better life. That day comes when her barbarian captors are attacked by the noble Stormcast Eternals. Seizing her chance, Kiri flees through a mysterious Realmgate to the fabled city of Lifestone! There she meets a special group of children – Thanis, the fighter; Alish, the inventor; Kaspar, the… (read more)


Born in a Soviet prison camp, eleven-year-old Lina has never seen the world outside until the night she escapes with her best friend, Bogdan. As the pair journey across the snowy wilderness of Siberia, they encounter the kinds of magic that Lina thought could only exist in fairy tales. Pursued by a dangerous sorceress and her army of shadow wolves, Lina and Bogdan will need every ounce of bravery if they are… (read more)

The Sea Saw

Author: Tom Percival When Sofia loses her beloved bear at the beach, nobody sees but the sea. Will Sofia and her bear ever be reunited? A moving and heart-warming story which shows that nothing is ever truly lost if you keep it in your heart. (read more)

She Wolf

Ylva, a young Viking girl, is swept by a storm on to a desolate English beach. Cruelly orphaned there, Ylva becomes set on avenging her mother’s death, tracking a killer north through dangerous hinterland. She wants only the favour of the Norse gods and the comfort of her stories. But when a stranger steps in to protect Ylva – seeming to understand her where others cannot – Ylva must decide if her… (read more)

Lily and the Polar Bears

Author: Jion Sheibani One evening, Lily is playing on the beach. And who should float in, but LOTS of polar bears! Lily is excited to welcome them home for dinner (of fish fingers and ice cream, of course) and to have them stay for a sleepover. Lily has even more fun with the bears when they go swimming, ice skating, and visit the fun fair – and it soon turns out that… (read more)


Kara and Joe spend their days navigating the perilous waterways of a sunken city, scratching out a living in the ruins. But when they come into possession of a mysterious map, they find themselves in a world of trouble. Suddenly everyone’s after them: gangsters, cops and ruthless Mariner pirates in their hi-tech submarines. The two children must find a way to fight back before Floodworld’s walls come tumbling down…  … (read more)

Faber to publish Jion Sheibani’s debut picture book

DKW are excited to announce that author and illustrator Jion Sheibani’s debut picture book will be published by Faber Children’s Books in September 2018.   One evening, Lily is playing on the beach. And who should float in, but LOTS of polar bears! Lily is excited to welcome them home for dinner (of fish fingers and ice cream, of course) and to have them stay for a sleepover. Lily has even… (read more)

Ruby’s Worry

Author: Tom Percival Ruby loves being Ruby. Until, one day, she finds a worry. At first it’s not such a big worry, and that’s all right, but then it starts to grow. It gets bigger and bigger every day and it makes Ruby sad. How can Ruby get rid of it and feel like herself again? A perceptive and poignant story that is a must-have for all children’s bookshelves. (read more)

The Secret of the Night Train

When Max is sent by train from Paris to Istanbul to stay with her boring Great Aunt-Elodie, little does she expect to be plunged into a thrilling  adventure across Europe. And when the mysterious Heartbreak Diamond goes missing, Max must find her feet in a whirling world of would-be diamond smugglers, thieves and undercover detectives. Will she discover the real diamond thief before they reach their destination? Perfect for fans of THE… (read more)


Author: Lani Yamamoto Stina does not like the cold. In fact, she will go to any length to avoid it. Even in summer she will never go out without tights and socks that cover her knees. When winter falls she retreats inside, knits, and invents ingenious devices to protect her from the slightest chill. The temperature drops further and Stina finally succumbs to the lure of her feather duvet and falls into… (read more)

Goat’s Coat

Author: Tom Percival Alfonzo the goat couldn’t be happier. He’s just got himself a dashing new coat and he feels like a million dollars. But when he discovers some creatures in need of help, will Alfonzo be able to part with his treasured possession to save the day? Let me tell you the tale of Alfonzo the goat, Who was terribly fond of his lovely new coat … The perfect picture-book… (read more)

Eloise Undercover

The second thrilling middle-grade adventure from Sarah Baker. France, 1944. 12-year-old Eloise’s father has not come home in over a week, and she is getting worried that something might be badly wrong. When the Germans occupy Eloise’s town, and the Nazi Kommandant moves into Maison de la Noyer, things start falling apart. Through a chance meeting, Eloise volunteers to join the Resistance. Suspense, secrecy and danger follow her as, inspired by her… (read more)

Little Legends: The Secret Mountain

Little Legends is a brilliant highly illustrated series from Tom Percival, featuring all the fairy-tale characters you know and love. Join Jack, Red, Anansi and friends on their brand-new adventures in Tale Town!… (read more)

The Bookshop Girl

Eleven-year-old Property Jones doesn’t think it’s odd that she lives in a bookshop. After all, she was found in the shop’s lost property cupboard at five years old, and nobody ever came to collect her – so of course calling the bookshop home seemed like the wisest thing to do in the circumstances. But when Property’s adopted bookshop family announce that they’ve won a competition, and that the prize is Montgomery’s Book Emporium –… (read more)

Perfectly Norman

Author: Tom Percival Perfectly Norman is a picture book about a boy who suddenly grows a pair of magnificent, rainbow-coloured wings. While he is on his own, he delights in soaring around up in the sky. But then he begins to worry what people will think about him and his new wings, and hides them away under a huge, tatty old coat – which makes him more and more miserable. A journey… (read more)

Wolfblood: Wild City

With Rhydian and Maddy in the wilds of Canada, Wolfblood Jana has found her way to the big city. Newcastle: a place full of life and activity, but also new threats. Now working for Segolia, the corporation protecting the interests of Wolfbloods, Jana soon finds herself at odds with her boss Imara when she comes across two young orphaned and homeless Wolfbloods. Jana’s protective instincts tell her that she needs to help… (read more)