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Rundell's first book, published in 2011, was The Girl Savage; it told the story of Wilhelmina Silver, a girl from Zimbabwe, who is sent to an English boarding school following the death of her father. A slightly revised version was released in the United States in 2014, under the title Cartwheeling in Thunderstorms, where it won the 2015 Boston Globe–Horn Book Award for fiction.
Her second book, Rooftoppers, followed the adventures of Sophie, apparently orphaned in a shipwreck on her first birthday. Sophie later attempts to find her mother, who she is convinced survived the disaster, whilst also taking to the rooftops of Paris in order to thwart officials trying to send her to a British orphanage. It won the overall Waterstones Children's Book Prize and the Blue Peter Book Award for Best Story, and was short-listed for the Carnegie Medal. Translated into French by Emmanuelle Ghez as Le ciel nous appartient for Les Grandes Personnes it was the winner of the 2015 Prix Sorcières Junior novels category.
Rundell's third novel, The Wolf Wilder, tells the story of Feodora, who prepares wolf cubs – kept as status-symbol pets by wealthy Russians – for release into the wild when they become too large and unmanageable for their owners.
Rundell's play Life According to Saki, with David Paisley in the title role, won the 2016 Carol Tambor Best of Edinburgh Award and opened Off-Broadway in February 2017.
Rundell's fourth novel, The Explorer, tells the survival story of a group of children whose plane crashes in the Amazon rainforest, and a secret they uncover. It won the 2017 Costa Book Award in the Children's Book category. Following the award, Rundell discussed the book's environmental themes and her research, which included eating tinned tarantulas, on BBC Radio 4's Front Row. It won the 2018 Edward Stanford Travel Writing Award in the Food & Travel Book of the Year category.
In 2022 she published Super-Infinite: The Transformations of John Donne, which was praised by Claire Tomalin and Andrew Motion, among others.