Macmillan Publishers first published The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling in 1894, followed by The Just So Stories in 1902. 2016 marks 150 years since Kipling's birth and Macmillan is celebrating with new editions of the classic books, as well as publishing new writing inspired by these familiar and well-loved stories.

Today Macmillan Publishers still publishes the best in children’s books, including best-selling and award-winning authors and illustrators, such as Julia Donaldson, Axel Scheffler, the current Children’s Laureate Chris Riddell and Frank Cottrell Boyce.

Macmillan Publishers is delighted to be partnering with Cubs 100 in their special year. The organisation has a long standing connection with The Jungle Book – the Leader names are taken from the original story – and Macmillan is supporting the anniversary by publishing a specially produced book of short stories, with extracts from both The Jungle Book and The Just So Stories. The book will be available for free at the National Takeover Days on Saturday 24th September. 

The Wildest Birthday Book Ever!

And here it is! This unique Cubs100 Birthday Book includes a foreword by Steve Backshall, a welcome by Bear Grylls, as well as extracts from all your favourite stories - The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling, Moone Boy: The Blunder Years by Chris O’Dowd and Nick V. Murphy, The 13-Storey Treehouse by Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton, The Astounding Broccoli Boy by Frank Cottrell Boyce, The Mighty Dynamo by Kieran Crowley, and Just So Stories by Rudyard Kipling.

The book was made available to those attending the Cubs100 Takeover Day on Saturday 24th September, and through Scout Shop purchases. 

Christmas book list

Discover the perfect picks for every Christmas stocking from Macmillan Children's Books. Click the image above to find the perfect reads for this season!

Jungle Book Adventures by Bear Grylls

Exclusively from Macmillan Publishers is a 12 page sample of Bear Gryll's modern take of the  Jungle Book story. Click the image to download your free sampler - the perfect gift for your  Cubs this Christmas or an addition to your Promise Party!

Jungle Book Activities - click the image to download!

Jungle Book Stories - available from Scout Shops

Returning to print in this beautiful edition, The Jungle Book, Just So Stories and The Second Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling is now available to buy through Scout Shops here.

Moone Boy Smores 

A year is a very long time when you're an idiot. To cope with the curse of the calendar, Martin Moone has developed the habit of dividing the year into smaller sections, or 'yections'.

To celebrate the publication of Moone Boy: The Marvellous Activity Manual, publisher Macmillan Children's Books have created one marvellous week of 'yections' blog posts, to showcase just some of the brilliant activities that can be found inside this ultimate companion guide for Moone Boy fans for every yection all year round.

Today we're celebrating our summer yection (or Yection 5: Days of Wonder, as Martin would say). Camping trips may well be over for another year, but thanks to Trevor's Mother we can make our favourite camping snack s'mores all year-long and pretend that we are camping under the stars, with a mouth full of delicious gooey magic.*

*Make sure you have adult supervision while toasting your s'mores!

 Activitiy Sheets

Click the thumbnails below to download activity sheets from a selection of the stories included:

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Macmillan Publishers also support The Scout Association through The Gruffalo Explorers Nature Trail books, which are proud to partner the My Outdoors Challenge Award; helping Beavers earn a badge that is all about nature and the great outdoors. Find out more at