Beetle Boy was published in Spring 2016 by Chicken House in the UK, Scholastic in the US, Canada and Australia and has sold in thirty-nine territories, becoming a bestseller in the UK and the Netherlands, winning the 2017 Branford Boase Award for best debut children's novel, the Sheffield Children's Book Award 2017 for shorter novel, was longlisted for the Carnegie Medal and won the gold medal (1st Place) in the 2018 National Children’s Book Awards of China.
Beetle Queen, the second part of the trilogy, was published in April 2017 in the UK to critical acclaim and was nominated for the Carnegie medal.
Battle of the Beetles, the third part of the trilogy, published 1 February 2018 and won the Your Choice STEAM Children’s Book Prize 2019.
The Bug Hunters - a short story in the collection Make More Noise, published 1 February 2018.
The Beetle Collector's Handbook, a non-fiction companion to the trilogy, was published in the UK in September 2018 and was longlisted for the Blue Peter Book Prize and won the Doncaster Book Award for Nonfiction.
Spider Wig, a short book in English for young German readers of English. Published by Klett.
Coming in 2020…
The Tale of a Toothbrush is M. G. Leonard’s debut picture book about a toothbrush that gets thrown away, becoming plastic in the ocean, will be published in January 2020 by Walker Books.
The Highland Falcon Thief is the first book in a new series called Adventures on Trains written with Sam Sedgman. It will be published in March 2020 by Macmillan.
Rex the Rhinoceros Beetle is M. G. Leonard’s first picture book about beetles. This story is about a brave rhinoceros beetle called Rex and his boastful friend Buster. Published in June 2020 by Scholastic.
The California Zephyr Kidnap is the second in the Adventures on Trains series written with Sam Sedgman and will be published in September 2020.