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News  •  2 July 2021


Superproofs are here!

In stores July 2021, until stocks run out.

A ‘superproof’ is a collection of extracts featuring some of our favourite books for young readers. Visit your local bookstore and pick up a free superproof when you buy one or more Puffin or Penguin titles, while stocks last.

This Book is Free is our Puffin superproof, filled with 14 extracts from some of our bestselling series like Alice-Miranda, Tom Weekly and Diary of a Wimpy Kid. It’s a great way for kids to discover a new story and decide what they want to read next. You’ll receive a copy of This Book is Free when you purchase any Puffin title at participating stores, while stocks last.

Penguin Teen Superproof is our Penguin YA superproof, featuring 16 extracts from some of our biggest young adult books coming out in 2021. In here you’ll find the first chapter or few from hit YA authors Becky Albertalli, Lynette Noni, Karen McManus and Krystal Sutherland. Pick up a free copy of Penguin Teen Superproof when you purchase any Penguin YA title at participating stores, while stocks last.

Featured Titles

The Gilded Cage (The Prison Healer Book 2)
Kiva trades one cage for another when she leaves behind a deadly prison for a deceptive palace in this dark and dangerous sequel to The Prison Healer, from Australia's #1-bestselling YA author Lynette Noni.
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The Queen's Assassin
A New York Times and Indie Bestseller--now in paperback!

Perfect for fans of Sarah J. Maas and Red Queen, this is the first novel in a sweeping YA fantasy-romance duet about a deadly assassin, his mysterious apprentice, and the country they are sworn to protect from #1 NYT bestselling author Melissa de la Cruz.
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When Days Tilt: Time Catchers Book 1
Magic, mystery and darkness – a gripping fantasy adventure for lovers of Philip Pullman’s Northern Lights. In this page-turning debut, one girl must figure out why she is the key to two worlds, before time itself falls under the control of the powerful and the greedy.
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Beasts of Prey
A brand-new fantasy adventure for fans of AN EMBER IN THE ASHES, SHADOW AND BONE and THE GILDED ONES. Now a New York Times bestseller and soon to be a major Netflix movie.
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The Midnight Girls
In a snow-cloaked kingdom, two wicked rivals secretly compete for the pure heart of a prince, only to discover they might be falling for each other.
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Kate in Waiting
From the author of Love, Simon (Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda) bestselling YA rom-com queen Becky Albertalli, comes a new novel about daring to step out of the shadows and into the spotlight in love, life and, yes, theatre.
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From Little Tokyo, With Love
Ever feel like you're stuck in a fairy tale gone wrong? Celebrated author Sarah Kuhn explores the highs and lows of love and loss in this funny and poignant story of a girl who never thought happy endings were for people like her.
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Anything But Fine
A heartfelt and hilarious Australian YA debut from a rising star.
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Instructions for Dancing
A stand-out new YA romance from the number 1 bestselling author of Everything, Everything - this is Dirty Dancing with a supernatural twist.
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What Beauty There Is
An searingly powerful, superbly written and unputdownable thriller that is The Road meets Winter's Bone.
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The Break
From the author of the literary hit, Deadly Unna?, comes a fast-paced rite-of-passage set amid the mythical surf and island culture of Bali, and up to its neck in the madness of its politics and the terrifying consequences of breaking the rules…
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The Magpie Society: One for Sorrow
The first thrilling instalment in the addictive new series from author duo Zoe Sugg and Amy McCulloch.
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The Cousins
An explosive YA thriller from international bestselling author of One of Us is Lying.
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House of Hollow
A New York Times Bestseller! An Instant Indie Bestseller! 'This dark, deliciously twisted novel has everything you could hope for as a reader – a brilliant concept, glamorous characters with secrets to hide, immersive world-building, and some of the finest writing I’ve seen in YA fiction. I’ll put it like this – I am obsessed with House of Hollow.’ Louise O'Neill, author of Printz Honor Book, Asking For It
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The Upper World
A startling original thriller from major new talent Femi Fadugba, THE UPPER WORLD is as mind-blowing as a Christopher Nolan epic with the high-stakes drama of TOP BOY.
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Hawk: A Maximum Ride Novel
A story for a new generation of Maximum Ride fans! Max's daughter Hawk is growing up hard and fast in gritty, post-apocalyptic New York City. She stays under the radar to survive... until a destiny that's perilously close to her mother's forces her to take flight.
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Super Geeks 1: Fish and Chips
The story of two best friends' quest for WORLD DOMINATION!
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Diary of a Wimpy Kid (BK1)
The first book in the phenomenally successful series Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney.
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Tom Weekly 1: My Life and Other Stuff I Made Up
A laugh-out-loud collection of stories about a boy who can't help but stretch the truth.
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Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid: Rowley Jefferson's Journal
Get ready for a whole new look into Jeff Kinney’s Diary of a Wimpy Kid! Introducing the newest Wimpy Kid author—Rowley Jefferson!
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The Danger Gang
The electrifying instant number one bestseller from Tom Fletcher - now available in paperback!
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Alice-Miranda At School
Move over, Matilda, and step aside, Madeline, there's a new charming miniature heroine about to make her mark.
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Exploding Endings 1: Painted Dogs & Doom Cakes
A hilarious collection of short stories from award-winning author Tim Harris that will have readers laughing out loud.
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Secrets of a Schoolyard Millionaire
The hilarious story of one bag of cash, two best friends and a whole lot of trouble.
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Murder Most Unladylike
A super-special 10th anniversary edition of the first gripping, award-winning mystery starring schoolgirl detectives, Daisy Wells and Hazel Wong. With new never seen before bonus content!
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Friday Barnes 1: Girl Detective
Imagine if Sherlock Holmes was an eleven-year-old girl!
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The gripping first instalment in Morris Gleitzman's multi-award-winning Felix series, followed by Then, After, Soon, Maybe, Now and Always.

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Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief (Book 1)
The first book in the bestselling Percy Jackson and the Olympians series. Now with a new cover look! Discover the story behind the Disney+ series.
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You Must Be Layla
With her long skirt and headscarf Layla certainly stands out at her new high school. Everyone thinks they know her, just from a glance. But do they? And does Layla really know herself?
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