• David and the Hairy Beast

    David and the Hairy Beast

    David’s dad gives him a very important job to do. But can the shepherd boy overcome his fear of the Hairy Beast to save the flock?


    First book in the Young David series.

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  • David and the Kingmaker

    David and the Kingmaker

    The prophet Samuel is looking for the next king of Israel. Will he find him on David's farm?


    Second book in the Young David series.

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  • David and the Giant

    David and the Giant

    When the whole army of Israel is too scared to fight a giant, will young David be any braver?


    Third book in the Young David series.

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  • David and the Lonely Prince

    David and the Lonely Prince

    David is invited to a sleepover at King Saul's palace. But will David and the king's son ever become friends?


    Fourth book in the Young David series.

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  • David and the Grumpy King

    David and the Grumpy King

    When David agrees to spend a holiday with his best friend Jonathan, he never imagines he will have to run away from a spear-throwing king …


    Fifth book in the Young David series.

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  • The Peace Garden

    The Peace Garden

    When Natalie Porter starts investigating plant theft in a suburban cul-de-sac, she never dreams it will lead her on a terrifying journey from the gardens of England to the townships of Apartheid South Africa; and a far darker secret than the whereabouts of a missing azalea.

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  • Cars Just Want to be Rust

    Cars Just Want to be Rust

    When WPC Kitty Lockwood investigates a ‘routine’ domestic abuse case, she is drawn into a world more sinister than she ever imagined. While fighting the demons of her past and the chauvinism of her present, Kitty unearths a terrifying secret that could destroy her and all she holds dear.

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Crafty Publishing is a family-run business publishing books for the general and Christian markets. We specialise in

  • Children’s picture books
    We are known for the Young David series about the childhood of the Biblical King David.
  • Regional Crime fiction
  • Crime fiction set in the north-east of England.


Our print books can be found at selected retailers in the UK or ordered through our online shop (both locally and internationally). If you are a retailer please contact us to discuss wholesale discount. We are also stocked through Bertrams, Gardners and CLC Wholesale.

Note that we offer an unconditional money-back guarantee on all products ordered via our online store.

Ebooks are available via the Amazon Kindle store, and in the case of the Young David apps, via the Apple store.


We are not currently accepting unsolicited submissions from authors or agents.

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Thanks for visiting Crafty Publishing! You can read more about our history at our about us page, or browse the titles in our catalog.

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- founder and owner of Crafty Publishing