Investigator Hacker Murphy makes Creeper Files, detailing the nefarious activities of the most evil man/plant ever known, available for the first time. There’s evil on the loose. Jake’s dog knows there’s a problem: why won’t he go into the garden on his own? Jake’s friends know there’s a problem: who’s the strange figure lurking in their garden? Jake knows there’s a problem: what is the terrifying viney creature he is running away from?! Jake’s mum has no idea there’s a problem: she’s a grown-up, you know what they’re like. You’ll never look at a potato in the same way again …Perfect for fans of Doctor Who and Scooby Doo.
The Clockwork Sparrow meets Downton Abbey
The city of Yorke is in a panic. There’s been a murder! Is an ancient ghost-hound called the Barghest on the loose?
ROSE RAVENTHORPE, her friend Orpheus and the secret society of butlers search for clues in the dark, eerie skitterways, on the mist-covered moors, and atop the ancient walls of the city. Rose believes that the villain is human, and she’s determined to prove it.
Everyone’s favourite housemaid-detective is back! Nancy has a new job as a ladies’ maid, and is accompanying her new employer on a visit to the grand and mysterious Midwinter Manor. The house is full of guests, and with each one eccentric and intriguing in their own way, it’s set to be an interesting few days. But things turn from interesting to downright deadly when Nancy discovers a dead body in the library. A funny and energetic middle-grade mystery, narrated part in the third person and part through Nancy’s illustrated journal.
Waterstones Children’s Book of the Month, January 2018
Times Children’s Book of the Week, Jan 13 2018
Familiar to many through the high adventure of her Dreamsnatcher series, Abi Elphinstone returns with a spectacular new story
“At the heart of this warm, imaginative tale is a sense of the magic to be found in the wilderness…” GUARDIAN REVIEW
ACHUKA Book of the Month
ACHUKA’s first Book of the Month of 2018 is a tremendous flight of the imagination told with great pace and wit, with well-judged amounts of poetry and sentiment for seasoning.
11 year-old Stella finds herself with a black hole as a pet after an abortive visit to NASA. The ramifications of her predicament will get young readers thinking about science, philosophy and life.
The central pages of the book are pitch black, with white text. I wonder why?
This psychological fantasy of imaginary friends, survival, a mysterious girl and a treasure hunt, sustains anxiety while not losing heart, and finally reaches the hoped-for new start. Written with clarity and tact, it is pitched for the young despite having a serious theme, frightening circumstances and a sinister threat. Nicolette Jones
It’s a brand-new term for Scarlet and Ivy, and the girls are intrigued by a fascinating new girl, Ebony. She’s as enchanting as she is mysterious, and she’s began to gather quite the following – in fact, most of the younger girls appear to be under her spell.
This is the fifth book in the SCARLET AND IVY series, perfect for fans of MURDER MOST UNLADYLIKE.
A beautiful gift edition containing two wintery short stories, decorated throughout for the first time with gorgeous black and white illustrations by Simini Blocker.
Midnights is the story of Noel and Mags, who meet at the same New Year’s Eve party every year and fall a little more in love each time . . .
Kindred Spirits is about Elena, who decides to queue to see the new Star Wars movie and meets Gabe, a fellow fan.
Midnights was previously published as part of the My True Love Gave to Me anthology, edited by Stephanie Perkins and Kindred Spirits was previously published as a World Book Day title.
Perfect for children aged 8 to 12 years old and fans of Lemony Snicket, David Walliams, David Baddiel, My Brother is a Superhero . . .