A brand-new young fiction series about animals, friendship and adventure by bestselling author Sarah Lean.
Based on a true story of a 14 year old girl Lisa Jura, who had to flee her home in Vienna and rebuild her life in London, the story will bring home to older children the reality of the Holocaust.
As we celebrate 100 years of Votes for Women, Usborne will be releasing a new cover for the book previously called POLLY’S MARCH. The whole Historical House series, with Adele Geras and Ann Turnbull, is being given a fresh launch and look.
When Zak’s plane crash-lands on Outpost Zero, a small Antarctic research base in one of the most isolated places on Earth, he discovers a cold, dark nightmare. The power’s out and the people who live there have disappeared. Worse, as he searches for answers, bizarre visions suggest a link to something else – deep beneath the ice – which only he can understand .
The tension and sense of dread build rapidly in this brilliantly constructed horror thriller. BOOKTRUST
Waterstones Children’s Book of the Month, February 2018
Described as Pinocchio meets The Wizard of Oz with a hint of Northern Lights, Tin is an incredible journey into an unforgettable world.
County Kildare debut writer Pádraig Kenny effortlessly conjures an alternate world of childlike robots, remorseless villains and a young boy desperate to uncover the truth of his own past.
Half BEE. Half BOY. Melvin Meadly is . . . BEE BOY. As a bee, Mel is ready to defend his hive against all enemies taking on killer wasps, terrifying hawkmoths, and battling queen bees. But as a boy, has he got what it takes to protect his bees (and himself) against the greatest menace of all Nasty Norman Crudwell?
Heavily illustrated throughout with two-tone black-and-yellow comic-style pictures.
Jess is allergic to the sun. She lives in a world of shadows and hospitals, peeking at the other children in the playground from behind curtains. Her only friend is a boy in a coma, to whom she tells stories.
[A] delicately constructed debut… Elegant, assured, sad and hilarious
Imagen Russell Williams, Guardian Review
Imogen Russell Williams, Guardian Review
Times Children’s Book of the Week 27 Jan 2018
Emma Carroll has been steadily carving a niche as a writer of evocative and spine-tingling children’s fiction, justifiably earning her writing comparisons not only with classic Children’s writers including Joan Aiken but also the ghost stories of Susan Hill. Her prize-winning fiction includes Frost Hollow Hall (Longlisted for the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize), The Girl Who Walked on Air, In Darkling Wood, Strange Star and Letters from the Lighthouse
Dotty is sporty, funny, creative, clever and FEARLESS: She is great with codes and puzzles and most of all – if there’s a mystery to solve – she’s your girl. This time round her trusty sidekick, Beans and TOP DOG, McClusky are keeping secrets from Dotty – will she like their surprise?
Disarmingly doodled and illustrated throughout.