“It’s a bit like the Secret Seven on steroids, in a good way.” Kitty Empire, The Observer
“With its retro-futurist engineering and icy horizons, this pacy tale of lies and greed versus loyalty and derring-do is a little bit steam-punk and a lot Northern Lights…” Kitty Empire, The Observer
Sunday Times Children’s Book of the Week
“Based on real experiences… It grips us with the need to know how the heart-stopping events will turn out. It is also a tale of our time, imparting understanding and sympathy for those who suffer to escape to other countries, and is powerfully told, without sentimentality or, unfortunately, exaggeration.” Nicolette Jones
Lyrical, moving and realistic, [Running On Empty] is about the struggle of an 11-year-old carer who is starting secondary school and wants to run like Usain Bolt. With a rich and diverse cast, it sings.
Nicollete Jones, SUNDAY TIMES
“Variously described as folklore, fantasy and mystery, The Wren Hunt wears its labels lightly, shedding one genre for another with a sort of slippery grace that initially confuses. But the story takes flight once Wren is ensconced in the judges’ territory, and the book settles into a deft equilibrium between thriller and myth. Watson’s writing has the sort of poise rarely found in a debut, moving the plot at a steady pace, shot through with moments of true beauty.” Kiran Millwood Hargrave, GUARDIAN Review
One of four Honour titles from BookTrust’s inaugural In Other Words initiative, a project set up to showcase great writing from around the world. The author is renowned in his native Denmark and has twice been a Hans Christian Andersen finalist.
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MG Leonard’s entomological trilogy comes to a spectacular conclusion. Darkus, Bertolt, Virginia and their six-legged pals must find Lucretia’s secret Amazon biome before she releases a wave of giant Frankenbeetles and the planet will never be the same again …
The latest in the bestselling series starring 1930s schoolgirl detectives Hazel Wong and Daisy Wells. This instalment, set in Hong Kong, features ultra-English Daisy feeling “foreign” for the first time, an unexpected development in the Wong family – and a murder close to home for Hazel. Stevens’s combination of meticulous research, character development and a knotty plot is guaranteed to please.
IMOGEN RUSSELL WILLIAMS Guardian Review
An incredible collection of brand new short stories from ten of the UK’s very best storytellers, celebrating inspirational girls and women, being published tocommemorate the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage in the UK. £1 from the sale of every book will be donated to Camfed, an international charity which tackles poverty and inequality by supporting women’s education in the developing world.
A brand-new young fiction series about animals, friendship and adventure by bestselling author Sarah Lean.