DAN SMITH BOOKS FOR YOUNGER READERS

Summer 1941. For Peter, the war is a long way away, being fought by a faceless enemy. Until the night a German plane is shot down over woods that his missing dad looked after before he went off to fight. Peter rushes to the crash site to see if there’s something he can keep, but what he finds instead is an injured young German airman. The enemy. And helping him seems like the right thing to do . . .

Germany, 1941. 12-year-old Karl Friedman is looking forward to joining the Hitler Youth, like all boys his age. But when his father is killed, his rebellious older brother Stefan shows him things that leave his faith in The Fuhrer shaken. What does it mean to be a good German? What does it mean to wear the mysterious flower sewn inside his brother's jacket? Who is the real enemy?

13-year-old Oskari is sent into the cold wilderness on an ancient test of manhood. He must survive armed only with a bow and arrow. But instead, he stumbles upon an escape pod from a burning airliner: Air Force One. Terrorists have shot down the President of the United States. The boy hunter and the world’s most powerful man are suddenly the hunted, in a race against a deadly enemy.

Kidnapped and drugged, Ash wakes up on a remote tropical island. His mum – a genetic scientist – has been imprisoned and infected with a deadly virus.

Where is he, and what’s he doing there? He sets out to cross the jungle to find out and rescue his mother. Soon he realises he’s quicker and sharper than before. But why are the animals watching him, and how can he use the jungle to his advantage?

13-year-old Oskari is sent into the cold wilderness on an ancient test of manhood. He must survive armed only with a bow and arrow. But instead, he stumbles upon an escape pod from a burning airliner: Air Force One. Terrorists have shot down the President of the United States. The boy hunter and the world’s most powerful man are suddenly the hunted, in a race against a deadly enemy.


The movie tie-in cover edition accompanied the action movie BIG GAME starring Samuel L Jackson.


Winner of the Essex Book Award

Winner of the Phoenix Book Award

Winner of the Coventry Inspiration Book Award

Shortlisted for Hillingdon Book of the Year, Worcestershire Teen Book Award, Wirral Paperback of the Year, Staffordshire Young Teen Fiction Award, and the Oxfordshire Book Award.

Shortlisted for Hillingdon Book of the Year, Worcestershire Teen Book Award, Wirral Paperback of the Year, Staffordshire Young Teen Fiction Award, and the Oxfordshire Book Award.

USBBY Outstanding International Book 2016

Shortlisted for the Coventry Inspiration Book Award, and the Teach Primary New Children's Fiction Award

Children's Bookseller Choice July 2013

Shortlisted for the Historical Association Young Quills Award

Shortlisted for the North East Book Award, and The Tower Hamlets Book Award

Longlisted for the Branbford Boase Award

When Zak's plane crash lands on Outpost Zero, a small Antarctic research base in one of the most isolated places on Earth, he discovers a cold, dark, nightmare. The power's out and the people who live there have disappeared. Worse, as he searches for answers, bizarre visions suggest a link to something else - deep beneath the ice - which only he can understand . . .