A mysterious gothic Christmas tale set in a frost-bound Victorian country mansion. When orphaned Seren Rees is given a mysterious package by a strange and frightened man on her way to her new home, she reluctantly takes it with her. But what is in the parcel? Who are the Family who must not be spoken of, and can the Crow help Seren find Tom, before the owner of the parcel finds her?
ALL ABOARD THE TRAIN TO PARIS! It’s 1911, and the young detectives of TAYLOR & ROSE are turning their talents to ESPIONAGE. On a case for the mysterious SECRET SERVICE BUREAU, the daring MISS SOPHIE TAYLOR and MISS LILIAN ROSE must leave London for the boulevards and grand hotels of Paris. But DANGER lurks beneath the bright lights of the city – and INTRIGUE and MURDER lie in store. As aeroplanes soar in the skies overhead, our heroines will need to put all their spy skills to the test to face the PERIL that awaits them…
Told with heart and humour, The Boy at the Back of the Class is a child’s perspective on the refugee crisis, highlighting the importance of friendship and kindness in a world that doesn’t always make sense.
“Extraordinary world-building” Imogen Russell Williams, The Guardian
Sunday Times Children’s Book of the Week, 28 October 2018
“Pitzorno, one of Italy’s most garlanded children’s authors, is also known as ‘the Italian Roald Dahl’.” Nicolette Jones
Sunday Times Children’s Book of the Week, 21 October 2018
Legendary children’s writer and Waterstones Children’s Laureate 2017-2019 Lauren Child revisits one of her most popular characters in these brand-new, laugh-out-loud stories about the rather unconventional Bobton-Trents! The perfect gift for children aged six and up.
Linda Newbery has updated the classic Flambards stories of KM Peyton to include many important contemporary issues. It’s a topical, intriguing story that will appeal to all 9-12 readers with a feel for history, families and the countryside.
Linda Newbery writes: “Kathy Peyton, who has become a good friend, kindly gave me permission to draw on her setting and characters for my own story, which is set in the present day. My main character, Grace, is the great-great-granddaughter of Christina, and my story begins when she visits Flambards for the first time in July 2018.”
The first two books werecollectively awarded the Grand Prize of the Imaginaire in the category novel francophone youth in 2016.
The author grew up in Cannes but now lives and works in Belgium.
ussia in 1938 is a place of great terror. Joseph Stalin is in charge. His Secret Police are everywhere, searching for anyone who might be his enemy. People have no idea who they can trust. Seven-year-old Shura doesn’t know about any of this. He’s happy in his little home in Leningrad going to school in the mornings, playing with his best friend in the afternoon, fighting with his big sister, spending time with his Mama, Papa and baby brother Bobka. Until one day everything changes. Mama and Papa and Bobka disappear without a trace.
“Detailed and original, yet never sacrificing the human story for fantasy, this is a fabulous book that will enchant and inspire.” BookTrust
In this highly anticipated sequel to the award-winning The Nowhere Emporium, readers will once again be transported into a magical realm where imagination is power and anything is possible. Loyal fans will be astonished by the new wonders beyond the Emporium’s doors as the gripping mystery unfolds.