Beachy Books

Beachy Books is an independent book publisher based on the Isle of Wight.

We publish ‘Jack and Boo’ children’s books inspiring children to have fun, imagine and learn in nature. Jack and Boo books have appealed to pre-school  and primary age children up to Key Stage 1.

Beachy Books now offers private publishing to clients such as schools, community groups, or individuals. We are not a traditional publisher, so if you have the next Great British Novel, or a celebrity biography, then it might be best to send your book to a literary agent or larger publisher.

Beachy Books is best for short run books that we can supply to you at cost prices for specific purposes, campaigns, or to sell for your own fundraising, or anything with a local Isle of Wight interest.


Beachy Books was established by Philip Bell in 2010 to publish his first picture book called Jack and Boo’s Bucket of Treasures. The book was a labour of love and captured the fun days out on the beach with his young children, and featuring real photos, colourful illustrations and poetic prose.

Philip soon discovered he loved the whole publishing process and when Jack and Boo’s Bucket of Treasures proved popular with other children and families, and later went onto win a Writing Magazine Children’s Publishing award, it paved the way for Beachy Books to publish more books.

Philip’s story for young children, Bedtime at the Lighthouse, was chosen by former Children’s Laureate Michael Rosen (see winners here), to be included in the Mumsnet/Walker Books – The Book of Bedtime Stories published 3rd October 2013. This is what Walker Books said about the shortlisted authors.

Philip is working on new stories for publication including picture books, chapter books for young readers, short stories and novels for adults.

Browse our books, check out our blog, find out where to buy, listen to a beachy rambles podcast, read all about us and make contact.

If you want more information then please use our contact form.