When was the last time you were truly scared? We’re talking: ‘I’m going to double check I’ve locked the doors and windows’ scared. Here are some books that’ll have you checking under the bed, hiding under the covers and sleeping with the light on.
A stunningly beautiful clothbound hardback edition of one of the most famous Gothic horror stories in the world.
An enigmatic countess with a wicked past, a terrible crime, a shadowy Venetian palazzo and a grisly apparition demanding vengeance - all the ingredients for a vintage Gothic horror tale.
A tie-in edition to accompany the new Netflix re-imagining of Jackson's scariest novel.
Mary Shelley's masterpiece of gothic horror, now in a beautiful new hardcover edition.
Part of a six-volume series of the best in classic horror, selected by Academy award-winning director Guillermo del Toro.
Susan Hill's original ghost story will induce tears of fear. Beware of reading alone at night.
Twenty new titles in the much-loved and hugely successful Penguin English Library series.
The bestselling inspiration for the chilling movie starring Patty McCormack and Nancy Kelly.
A special edition of the best stories by Angela Carter, the master of fabulous, seductive, luminous storytelling
By the twentieth century, the exorcism had all but vanished, wiped out by modern science and psychology. But Ray Russell resurrected the ritual with his classic 1962 horror novel, giving new rise to the exorcism on page, on screen, and even in real life.
India Morgan Phelps-Imp to her friends-is schizophrenic. She can no longer trust her own mind, because she is convinced that her memories have somehow betrayed her, forcing her to question her very identity.
Breaking Bad meets Night of the Living Dead in this manically energetic, stunningly written debut that pits a crystal meth addict against the zombie apocalypse.
Neil Gaiman meets Joe Hill in this astonishingly original, terrifying, and darkly funny contemporary fantasy.
Lizzie Borden took an axe and gave her mother forty whacks; and when she saw what she had done, she gave her father forty-one . . .
Night Film is a breathtakingly suspenseful literary thriller that makes you question how you decide what is real and what isn't from the critically acclaimed author of Special Topics in Calamity Physics
Learn Te Reo Maori with help from the mischievous Hairy Maclary and his rollicking gang of friends!
Cosy up with these fantastic new books, available now from your local bookseller.
The New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults awards are a unique celebration of the contribution New Zealand’s children’s authors and illustrators make to building national identity and cultural heritage. Here are the Penguin titles that are shortlisted for the 2019 awards.
World Environment Day is the United Nations day for encouraging worldwide awareness and action to protect our environment, here are some books to inspire kids to look after our beautiful environment.
Pink Shirt Day is a day to celebrate our differences and stand up to bullying. Here are some books to encourage a little kindness, and maybe to help start a conversation about this serious issue which affects one in four children.