Gripping and humorous debut novel from Norway about friendship and family. Shortlisted for the Italian equivalent of the Carnegie Medal, the Premio Strega in 2018. The author is also a scriptwriter and puppeteer. The illustrator is from Oslo. Her book Jungle Machine is published by Gecko Press. Follow her on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/norabrech/ Waterstones Related posts: […]
Published end of October 2019. The debut children’s novel from the author of the bestselling Stories for Boys Who Dare to Be Different crackles with good natured charm and a festive sense of magic. The real-life appearance of an imaginary friend kicks off a series of madcap escapades as two plucky schoolchildren attempt to elude […]
Published end of October 2019. A maritime fantasy from the Costa Award-winning Frances Hardinge, Deeplight probes the treacherous undertow of obsession and greed. Signed Edition with exclusive orange sprayed edges, ribbon marker, end paper, plus additional content from the author on the Gods. [Check when following the link for availability of signed edition.] Waterstones Related posts: […]
After the triumphant return of Tracy Beaker last year, Jacqueline Wilson spins a wonderful sequel deepening the relationship between Tracy and her daughter Jess. As perceptive and understanding of the mind of a nine- year old as ever, We are the Beaker Girls is Wilson doing what she does better than anyone else. Waterstones No […]
Enchanted creatures and forbidden magic abound in the first of a bewitching new series from former Waterstones Children’s Laureate Chris Riddell. Adorned with the maestro’s singular, stunning illustrations, Guardians of Magic is sure to replicate the phenomenal success of Goth Girl and Ottoline. This edition contains a bookplate signed by Chris Riddell and contains an exclusive […]
An inspired riff on Gulliver’s Travels… Michael Morpurgo’s latest masterwork interweaves Swift’s classic parable with a tale of the desperate migrant crisis that is very much of the moment. Typically powerful and emotionally authentic… Waterstones No related posts.
Celebrating 25 years of the original novel, here is a loving homage to Eva Ibbotson’s The Secret of Platform 13 from superfan Sibeal Pounder (the author of Witch Wars). An updated illustrated edition of The Secret of Platform 13 also available. Follow the illustrator on Instagram: https://instagram.com/beatrizcastroillustradora Waterstones No related posts.
A heartwarming and inspiring middle grade novel about finding deep roots and exploring the past, the present, and the places that make us who we are. Renée Watson is a New York Times bestselling author, educator, and activist. Her young adult novel, Piecing Me Together (Bloomsbury, 2017) received a Coretta Scott King Award and Newbery […]
The Extremely Inconvenient Adventures of Bronte Mettleston by Jaclyn Moriarty ill. Karl James Mountford
Second book from new independent publisher run by Bella Pearson. Bronte Mettlestone is ten years old when her parents are killed by pirates. This does not bother her much: her parents ran away to have adventures when she was a baby. She has been raised by her Aunt Isabelle, with assistance from the Butler, and […]
Waterstones Children’s Book Of The Month, October 2019 Glittering with wintry wonder, this debut children’s novel from illustrator Jamie Littler takes a sleigh ride into the heart of a magical adventure. A young boy called Ash and his disagreeable yeti guardian find themselves on an explorers’ expedition, where his special powers could come in very […]
Max wants to be just like his dad – fun, loud and strong. Instead, he always seems to be accidentally getting into fights and breaking things. But when his dad starts bringing home mysterious boxes, even more mysterious wads of cash starts turning up. Then Dad disappears. And it’s up to Max to look after his sisters […]
Scaredy-Cat Sophie is afraid of everything! So when a balloonist comes to the town fair, Sophie is left behind while everyone else goes to watch him fly in his marvellous balloon. She’s far too frightened of the crowds, the commotion and even riding in a horse-drawn carriage. But Sophie longs to watch the hot-air balloon […]
Sally Gardner’s first middle grade novel in 14 years soars with the imagination of a master story-teller. A pitch-perfect story about a crystal chandelier that splinters into a thousand pieces, a girl abandoned as a baby on the steps. Waterstones No related posts.
The first book in the blockbusting new series (about Artemis’s younger twin brothers, Myles and Beckett) from global bestseller Eoin Colfer. A week after their eleventh birthday the twins are left in the care of house security system, NANNI, for a single night. In that time, they befriend a troll on the run from a […]
Finale to the “Perfect’ trilogy… Things are quiet in the town that used to be Perfect until Violet and Boy uncover more trouble brewing. Five scientists are missing and Town is about to be taken over by a huge zombie army. Can Violet and Boy save their friends? It’s a matter of life or death! […]
Mabel Mynt knows a lot about space… like how we feel connected to the stars because we are all made of stardust. And that Mum’s new boyfriend, Galactic Gavin, has eyes that twinkle like Sirius, the brightest star in the night sky. And that sometimes the perfect place for her sister, Terrible Topaz, would be […]
Join young investigator and shield maiden Alva as she goes a-viking around the medieval world in search of adventure! Alva clings to her sleeping wolf as the Viking longship pitches and rolls over the North Sea’s crashing waves. Soon she will reveal herself as a secret stowaway, but only when there’s no chance of turning […]
A middle-grade / YA debut from a leading Mexican author. First published in Mexico City in 2008. This English translation by Lawrence Shimel. Thirteen-year-old Juan’s summer is off to a terrible start. First, his parents separate. Then, almost as bad, Juan is sent away to his strange Uncle Tito’s house for the entire holiday! Who […]
Suzy’s second adventure aboard the Impossible Postal Express. Publishes early October 2019. Suzy can’t wait to return to the Union of Impossible Places on the Impossible Postal Express. But when she arrives, she overhears a dastardly plan to destroy Trollville from a shadowy and unexpected villain. Suzy and her friends must race from magical cloud-worlds […]
Book 3 in The Wizards of Once sequence. The spectacular adventures of Xar and Wish continue apace in this third part of the Wizards of Once series. On the run from a motley assortment of vile villains and monsters, our unlikely heroes must outwit the dastardly Kingwitch before all is lost forever. This Waterstones exclusive […]
Playfully adapting myth, folklore and fairytale, Sophie Anderson follows up her Waterstones Children’s Book Prize- nominated The House With Chicken Legs with the kaleidoscopic tale of Yanka, born in a bear cave and on a quest for belonging. Through an atmospheric wintry landscape Anderson weaves an enticing, magical spell of power and beauty. Waterstones No […]
The second incredible instalment of a spellbinding fantasy adventure from the bestselling, award-winning author of The Last Wild trilogy. It is 1984 and forty years since Simon, Patricia and Evelyn and Larry first stepped through a magical library door into the enchanted world of Folio. Waterstones No related posts.
Sunday Times Children’s Book of the Week, 1 September 2019 Times Children’s Book of the Week, 21 September 2019 A beautiful, spell-binding novel about family, magic, an old house and a mysterious visitor. . . Abi and her two step-brothers, Max and Louis, find that strange things happen when they are alone in their eerie, […]
Times Children’s Book of the Week, 31 Aug 2019 “Crime for kids is a bloated genre with mixed offerings, but this writer has cracked the code and this thrilling, funny, perceptive detective story is in a class of its own.” Alex O’Connell, THE TIMES Lori wants to be a detective, but so far the most […]