Welcome to Applecore Books...

... contemporary fiction for teenagers and young adults. 


*** NEW ***

Published August 2014 - HEARTS AND ARROWS, by Kate Hanney

This tense and exciting sequel to Watermelon has already received some fabulous reviews.

"I love Kate Hanney's books. She has the ability to get under the skin of characters - real people - and show you what makes them tick."

"This isn't nice. It's gritty. People die. But it's real and authentic."

"Gripping and emotionally intense."

"The pull on your heart strings means that you can’t put this book down easily…"

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Read our books on prescription!

Middlesbrough Council have started a Young People's Books on Prescription service. They have collected a number of books which deal with issues and problems which may affect health and happiness -- such as anger, anxiety, depression and low self esteem -- and are making these books available to young people in the area, for free. They are doing this because evidence suggests that books can make a difference.

We are absolutely delighted that all five Applecore Books are on the list, out of just nine fiction titles.

Three cheers for Middlesbrough Council! - See the full list here

Back in June, The Guardian Newspaper asked readers to tell them about the best self-published books they had discovered, and out of over 3,200 authors, they featured just 34 'great authors', including Wendy Storer! And this is what they said...

Bring Me Sunshine by Wendy Storer, recommended by many including Marnie Riches: 'Lovely writing and interesting, moving subject matter. My daughter adored this book. Wendy clearly has great skill. It would be great to get this book the attention it deserves.'

So a big THANK YOU to Marnie Riches and everyone else who recommended Bring Me Sunshine.

Signed Books

Buy any Applecore book directly from us, and have it personally signed by the author. :-D Opens internal link in current windowContact us direct, for details.

Resources and Visits

Resources packs and school visits, now available. Click on the link to find out more.

NB - All books are available at a discount for schools.