20 Big Top Books

Step up, step up for some amazing books set at the circus!

What do you think of, when you think of the circus? A place of fun and whimsy, or exploitation and a seedy underbelly? However you feel, you're sure to find some big adventures under the Big Tops in these books.

Cirkus cover

9. Cirkus

Patti Frazee
The Gracekeepers cover

10. The Gracekeepers

Kirsty Logan
Menagerie cover

12. Menagerie

Rachel Vincent
Mechanique cover

14. Mechanique: A Tale of the Circus Tresaulti

Genevieve Valentine, Kiri Moth (Illus)
Pantomime cover

15. Pantomime

Laura Lam
Winter Ground cover

16. The Winter Ground

Catriona McPherson
Circus cover

17. Circus

Alistair MacLean
Geek Love cover

18. Geek Love

Katherine Dunn
Night Circus cover

19. The Night Circus

Erin Morgenstern
Goblin cover

20. Goblin

Ever Dundas

List created by

Brianne Moore

Brianne is a website editor with Scottish Book Trust