Our books

Eagle Books is the adventure fiction imprint of Christmas Press. We specialise in fantastic adventure novels for readers 10 and up, and publish a mix of classic and modern writers, authors of exciting, well-written novels with vivid characters and gripping plots of adventure, whose settings may be historical, contemporary, or fantasy.

Our launch title, which was released in April 2016, was Stephanie Smee’s fantastic new English translation of legendary French author Jules Verne’s thrilling adventure novel for adult and young readers, Mikhail Strogoff, in a beautiful limited edition illustrated by David Allan.

Out in April 2017 was award-winning author Sophie Masson’s pulse-pounding spy adventure, Jack of Spades, set in Paris in 1910, which was shortlisted for the 2018 Davitt Awards.

In June 2018 we published talented new author Stephen Hart’s debut novel, a magical and memorable time slip adventure titled The Lighthouse at Pelican Rock.

In March 2019 we published acclaimed author Simon Higgins’ fabulous new historical adventure novel set in feudal Japan, Tomodachi: The Forest of the Night.

In October 2019, we published award-winning poet and fiction writer Jenny Blackford’s enthralling middle-grade novel, The Girl in the Mirror, which won the 2020 Davitt Award for Best Children’s Crime Novel.

In May 2020, we published novelist, scriptwriter and playwright Julian Leatherdale’s first children’s novel, an exciting historical fantasy adventure titled The Phantasmic Detective Agency.

Charlie Chaplin: The Usual Suspect, by Phoebe McArthur, was published in July 2021. It is a lively, fast-paced mystery with vivid characters and an atmospheric country town setting, by a talented author whose first book with us, Lucy Newton: Little Witch (2018), was shortlisted for the 2019 Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards.

The Secret Battle, by Pamela Rushby, a fast-moving historical novel for middle-grade readers by multi-award-winning author and screenwriter Pamela Rushby, was published in October 2021.

Children of the Wild, by Michael Grey, a gripping, powerful speculative fiction novel for young adults, by a talented debut novelist, is out in March 2022.

Wanderer, the first middle-grade novel for over fifteen years by the eminent, multi-award-winning writer Victor Kelleher, will be out in August 2022. It’s not only an exciting, immersive adventure set in a brilliantly-imagined alternative world, but also a lyrical love song to the power of books and stories.

Read all about these fantastic books in the pages dedicated to each one!


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