Meet Knitbone Pepper, the dead special ghost dog haunting Starcross Hall. A wonderfully whimsical series, jam-packed with mayhem, chuckles and woofs!
What an endearingly mad romp, elegantly and hilariously illustrated by the talented Mr Collins. A triumph! Debi Gliori, award-winning children's author and illustrator
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What happens when you break the rules? Scavengers by Darren Simpson is a unique coming-of-age story about what it means to be free and what it means to be human.
Selected for the Summer Reading Challenge 2019 Landfill has lived his whole life as a scavenger, running with wooflers, swimming with turtles and feasting on fresh gull. Old Babagoo has always looked after him, on one condition – follow his rules. NEVER COME LOOKING OUTSIDE. NEVER RISE ABOVE THE WALL. But despite the dangers, Landfill longs to see Outside. And some rules are made to be broken. Read an extract and find teacher's notes for Scavengers under the 'Resources for this book' tab below.
A book unlike any other – I was totally unprepared for the twists! Alex Wheatle, Winner of the Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize
Darren Simpson, author of Scavengers
Are you ready for a most peculiar fairytale? The Peculiar Peggs of Riddling Woods is a spectacular debut by Samuel J. Halpin, with illustrations by Hannah Peck.
This is the story of a sleepy town called Suds. A place where stories fill the air of children who keep turning grey and disappearing without a trace… Poppy and Erasmus are certain there's something peculiar going on in Suds, and they're determined to unravel its secrets. But when they discover the answers might lie in the darking and twisting woods, can they find the courage to creep inside and solve this riddling mystery?
A thrilling read...flavoured with fairytales, drizzled with a syrup of fear and sprinkled with heart... M.G. Leonard, author of Beetle Boy
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This enchanting story of Marinka and Baba Yaga, her grandmother who guides spirits between this world and the next, has been shortlisted for the CILIP Carnegie Medal 2019.
Marinka dreams of a normal life, where her house stays in one place long enough for her to make friends. But her house has chicken legs and moves on without warning. For Marinka's grandmother is Baba Yaga, who guides spirits between this world and the next. Marinka longs to change her destiny and sets out to break free from her grandmother's footsteps, but her house has other ideas...
Enticing, a little bit dangerous, and thrumming with possibilities. Kiran Millwood Hargrave, author of The Girl of Ink and Stars
Where impossible becomes possible...
The Train to Impossible Places is a wild ride of an adventure from debut author P.G. Bell, with glorious illustrations from Flavia Sorrentino – available in paperback and hardback.
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Shortlisted for the Waterstones Children's Book Prize 2019 Longlisted for the Branford Boase Award 2019 Selected for the Summer Reading Challenge 2019 All aboard for a magical journey... When Suzy hears a strange rattling noise in the middle of the night, she creeps downstairs to find a train roaring through her house. But this is no ordinary train. This is the magical delivery express for The Union of Impossible Places. Whisked onboard by a troll boy called Wilmot, Suzy's world is turned upside down when she's given the job of delivering a cursed package to the fearsome sorceress, Lady Crepuscula. Except when the mysterious package begs not to be delivered, Suzy discovers the fate of the Impossible Places might just be in her hands...
Great fun, fast-moving and inventive Philip Reeve, author of Mortal Engines