Our Books

Bird’s Nest Books publishes fiction (for adults, YA and children) featuring home educated characters, and non-fiction aimed at supporting the home educating community. We also publish books that represent other individuals, groups or communities not often featured in literature, that are perhaps for a niche audience and likely to be overlooked by larger publishers. We like to give a voice to new and upcoming authors and illustrators and to involve them in the publishing process as much as possible.

Our books are available from our online shop, on Amazon and at selected high street stores.

If you are interested in buying wholesale for your shop, online store, community group etc. we’d be very interested in working with you and can usually offer a discount, even on very low quantities. Please contact us to enquire and we’ll do our best to help.



The Music Man’s Songbook

A collection of original songs for children, written, composed and performed by Jon Lawrence and beautifully illustrated by Gemma Wells. The book includes a CD for singing, dancing and lots of fun!




A Home Education Notebook

A collection of some of Ross Mountney’s most popular articles and blog posts which have been updated, with new material added, and arranged in 52 chapters so you can be sure to dip in and find inspiration every week of the year.

“Another brilliant offering from Ross.”

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The Wrong Adventure

By Ross Mountney, illustrated by James Robinson. The second book in the series, following on from Who’s Not In School?

“…an awesome sequel to the first book about Harry and his Home Educating family.”     Read more…


Who’s Not In School?

By Ross Mountney, illustrated by James Robinson. As a home educating family, Harry and his siblings don’t go to school, but their busy life gives Harry plenty of opportunities to get into mischief!

“I love that Home education is portrayed as the norm for this family as it is our norm…”  Read more…


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If you have a book you think we’d be interested in, or you are a designer or illustrator, and would like to talk to use about working on our titles, please look at our Submissions page.