About The Bucket List
A new list of bold and truthful writing for children and young people
The Bucket List is a new discovery list of bold and truthful writing for children and young people, with lots to love for adults too. From graphic novels to YA and 8-12 fiction to picture books, these are quite simply books we believe in, voices we want to hear and stories that need to be told.
This is a huge passion project for us all – every book on the list is one we believe really matters. They’re smart books, clear-eyed books, entertaining, hard-hitting, thoughtful and thought-provoking. They trust young readers to think, to feel and to discriminate. There’s a strong visual strand but whether it’s words, pictures or a combination of both, the whole list is about damn good storytelling.