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Age 7-11 Videos & Resources

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Mel Taylor-Bessent

Mel Taylor-Bessent

Mel talks about how to make writing fun, how to inject humour into stories, and how to spread festive cheer all year
Suitable for Ages 7-11

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Alice Roberts

Alice Roberts

Join academic, author and broadcaster, Alice Roberts, on a thrilling Stone Age adventure ‘Wolf Road’
Suitable for Ages 7-11

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Sarah Coyle

Sarah Coyle

Hear how Sarah plans her ‘Pick a Story’ picture books, why she includes humour, and more
Suitable for Ages 5-7, 7-11

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Matt Goodfellow

Matt Goodfellow

Matt Goodfellow discusses why he enjoys telling a story through poems, his writing process, links to ‘Skellig’ and more
Suitable for Ages 7-11, 11+

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Craig Graham & Mike Stirling

Craig Graham & Mike Stirling

Join Craig and Mike, writers of ‘The Beano’ as they discuss how they made their newest ‘boomic’ (half-book, half-comic)
Suitable for Ages 7-11

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Guy Bass

Guy Bass

Watch Guy’s hilarious masterclass with an Ideas Dog for ‘Spynosaur’ and his fascinating videos for his space-adventure ‘Scrap’
Suitable for Ages 5-7, 7-11

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Jack Meggitt-Phillips

Jack Meggitt-Phillips

Join Jack Meggitt-Phillips as he discusses his love of macabre humour, tips for writing a series and sets three writing challenges
Suitable for Ages 7-11

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Maz Evans

Maz Evans

Hear how Maz Evans used Greek myths and different emotions to inspire different stories
Suitable for Ages 7-11, 11+

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David Almond

David Almond

David Almond talks about his award-winning book, ‘Skellig’, how he uses light and dark in the story, how he takes inspiration from Greek Myths and more
Suitable for Ages 7-11, 11+

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Josh Lacey

Josh Lacey

Josh Lacey talks about his time travel adventures, his historical research, how he tells two sides of history, and more
Suitable for Ages 7-11

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Hiba Noor Khan

Hiba Noor Khan

Discover how Hiba Noor Khan took inspiration from real people and WWII events to write ‘Safiyyah’s War’
Suitable for Ages 7-11

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Zohra Nabi

Zohra Nabi

Learn how Zohra Nabi was inspired by the golden age of the Islamic Empire to write her debut fantasy adventure
Suitable for Ages 7-11

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Derek Landy

Derek Landy

Learn about Derek Landy’s dead famous detective series, how he crosses genres, and his love of all things horror!
Suitable for Ages 7-11, 11+

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Emma Carroll

Emma Carroll

Learn how to write historical fiction from the Ancient Egyptians to WWII with Emma Carroll
Suitable for Ages 7-11, 11+

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Jennifer Killick

Jennifer Killick

Learn how to write spooky stories, add drama and tension, create characters and more with the queen of horror stories
Suitable for Ages 7-11

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Hannah Gold

Hannah Gold

Learn about the wild world, climate change, animal connections and more in this inspirational masterclass
Suitable for Ages 7-11

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A.F. Steadman

A.F. Steadman

Join A.F. Steadman as she talks about writing a bestselling series, creating villains, building tension and more
Suitable for Ages 7-11

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Jasbinder Bilan

Jasbinder Bilan

Join Jasbinder Bilan for masterclasses on ‘India, Incredible India’ and ‘Asha and the Spirit Bird’
Suitable for Ages 7-11, 11+

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Sophy Henn

Sophy Henn

Learn about comic strips, ‘super’ vs ‘normal’ characters, and how to write a book series with Sophy Henn
Suitable for Ages 7-11

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SF Said

SF Said

SF Said talks about the importance of editing, how to keep the reader gripped, his many drafts and more
Suitable for Ages 7-11

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Aisling Fowler

Aisling Fowler

Aisling Fowler talks about flashbacks, monsters, how a video game inspired the story of ‘Fireborn’, and more
Suitable for Ages 7-11

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Katie & Kevin Tsang

Katie and Kevin Tsang

Learn about collaboration, editing, funny scenes and more with Katie & Kevin Tsang
Suitable for Ages 5-7, 7-11

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Phil Earle

Phil Earle

Join Phil Earle as he talks about his award-winning WWII novels ‘When The Sky Falls’ and ‘While The Storm Rages’
Suitable for Ages 7-11, 11+

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Jo Clarke

Jo Clarke

Jo talks about mystery stories, her job as a school librarian and how she transports readers to new settings
Suitable for Ages 7-11

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Louie Stowell

Louie Stowell

Join Louie Stowell as she talks about Norse Gods, writing in the form of a diary, illustrating and more
Suitable for Ages 7-11

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Michael Mann

Michael Mann

Michael talks about building suspense, creating villains, reimagining London, his inspirations and more
Suitable for Ages 7-11

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Frank Cottrell-Boyce

Frank Cottrell-Boyce

Learn how Frank was inspired by real events, losing the Internet, and writing letters
Suitable for Ages 7-11

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Cressida Cowell

Cressida Cowell

Cressida gives tips on how to make stories feel real, how to write adventure stories and how to plan series
Suitable for Ages 7-11

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Jacqueline Wilson

Jacqueline Wilson

Join Dame Jacqueline Wilson as she talks about writing re-imagined stories, her publication journey, and more
Suitable for Ages 7-11

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Amy Wilson

Amy Wilson

Hear Amy talk about creating supernatural characters, building new worlds & why she loves writing magical realism
Suitable for Ages 7-11

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A.M. Howell

A.M. Howell

Join A.M. Howell as she talks about finding inspiration from her home town and historical events like Halley’s Comet
Suitable for Ages 7-11

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Cat Weldon

Cat Weldon

Cat Weldon talks about her Viking adventure series, her unconventional heroes and the Norse Gods
Suitable for Ages 7-11

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Jennifer Bell and Alice Lickens

Jennifer Bell and Alice Lickens

Join SPEARS and learn about the wild world with Jennifer Bell and Alice Lickens
Suitable for Ages 5-7, 7-11

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Jeffrey Boakye

Jeffrey Boakye

Jeffrey redefines British history, the Empire, postcolonialism and more through the exploration of Black music
Suitable for Ages 11+

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Piers Torday

Piers Torday

Piers Torday talks about writing about an extreme version of the world we live in, prequels, talking animals and more
Suitable for Ages 7-11

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Saviour Pirotta

Saviour Pirotta

Saviour talks about his love for historical fiction, writing about the Stone Age & the importance of research
Suitable for Ages 7-11

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Adam Baron

Adam Baron

Adam discusses why he makes his stories silly and serious, how he approaches sensitive issues and more
Suitable for Ages 7-11, 11+

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Lesley Parr

Lesley Parr

Lesley talks about writing from the point of view of an evacuee, writing dialogue using Welsh dialect and more
Suitable for Ages 7-11

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Cat Doyle

Catherine Doyle

Go on a magical adventure with Catherine Doyle as she reimagines Charles Dickens’ ‘A Christmas Carol’
Suitable for Ages 7-11

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Ross Montgomery

Ross Montgomery

Ross talks about writing WWII stories and how he learnt the importance of listening to his characters
Suitable for Ages 7-11

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Sarah Lean

Sarah Lean

Discover the beauty of character-led storytelling in Sarah Lean’s emotional and heartwarming wintery tale
Suitable for Ages 7-11

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Sophie Wills

Sophie Wills

Join Sophie Wills as she discusses macabre comedy, why her characters make mistakes and more
Suitable for Ages 7-11

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Francesca Gibbons

Francesca Gibbons

Join Francesca Gibbons as she talks about world building, humour, fantasy fiction and more
Suitable for Ages 7-11

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Abi Elphinstone

Abi Elphinstone

Hear how Abi has adventures to inspire her stories, including living with Eagle Hunters, abseiling into caves & more
Suitable for Ages 7-11

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Joseph Coelho

Joseph Coelho

Delve into the natural world and twisted tales in not one, but two author masterclasses with Joseph Coelho
Suitable for Ages 5-7, 7-11

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Andy Shepherd

Andy Shepherd

Discover where Andy gets her inspiration, how she plans her dragon stories, her writing process & more
Suitable for Ages 5-7, 7-11

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Sophie Kirtley

Sophie Kirtley

Find out what it was like to write an exciting time slip story set in the Stone Age with Sophie Kirtley
Suitable for Ages 7-11

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Sophie Deen

Sophie Deen

Learn about coding, critical thinking, algorithms and debugging through Sophie’s fun and action-packed story
Suitable for Ages 7-11

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Jenny McLachlan

Jenny McLachlan

Visit the Land of Roar with Jenny McLachlan and meet dragons, unicorns, mermaids and more
Suitable for Ages 7-11

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Jennifer Bell

Jennifer Bell

Discover how gaming and historical heroes inspired Jennifer Bell to write ‘Wonderscape’
Suitable for Ages 7-11

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Josh Lacey

Josh Lacey

Josh explains how we can all make a difference, why he wanted to write the story as a series of blogs and more
Suitable for Ages 7-11

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Jenni Spangler

Jenni Spangler

Jenni gives tips on creating villains, heart-racing moments, enchanting storylines and more
Suitable for Ages 7-11

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Anthony Horowitz

Anthony Horowitz

Hear how the multi-million bestselling author, Anthony Horowitz, creates suspense, invents villains and more
Suitable for Ages 7-11, 11+

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Justin Somper

Justin Somper

Join Justin Somper as he discussed blending genres, setting stories in the future, dual narratives and more.
Suitable for Ages 11+

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Dominique Valente

Dominique Valente

Join Dominique Valente as she discusses the importance of voice, originality and more in her magical masterclass
Suitable for Ages 7-11

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Holly Rivers

Holly Rivers

Discover how Holly blends the supernatural and science. Expect brilliant inventions & eccentric characters
Suitable for Ages 7-11

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Ross MacKenzie

Ross MacKenzie

Delve into ‘Evernight’ and learn how to step into your character’s shoes to transport readers into new worlds
Suitable for Ages 7-11, 11+

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Annabelle Sami

Annabelle Sami

Learn the tropes of a mystery story and how Annabelle brings her characters to life through dialogue
Suitable for Ages 7-11

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Konnie Huq

Konnie Huq

Konnie talks about breaking stereotypes, adding humour and illustrating her own work
Suitable for Ages 7-11

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M.G. Leonard and Sam Sedgman

M.G. Leonard & Sam Sedgman

All aboard! This masterclass is set on a real steam train!
Suitable for Ages 7-11

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Michael Rosen

Michael Rosen

Hear Michael talk about poetry, his WWII memoir, and his bestselling ‘We’re Going On A Bear Hunt’ picture book
Suitable for Ages 5-7, 7-11, 11+

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Sarah Hagger-Holt

Sarah Hagger-Holt

Join Sarah as she discusses her LGBTQ+ characters and themes of friendship, family and identity
Suitable for Ages 11+

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Cathryn Constable

Cathryn Constable

Learn how Cathryn uses lyrical language, descriptions, and brave, rule-breaking protagonists to tell stories
Suitable for Ages 7-11, 11+

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Sophie Green

Sophie Green

Join Sophie Green as she talks about the detective duos and ‘Noir’ films that inspired ‘Potkin and Stubbs’
Suitable for Ages 7-11

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Atinuke

Atinuke

Learn about Africa’s geography, history, people, animals, culture and resources in this non-fiction book
Suitable for Ages 7-11, 11+

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Claire Barker

Claire Barker

Join Claire Barker as she talks about creating new words, funny stories and writing about nature
Suitable for Ages 5-7, 7-11

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Kieran Larwood

Kieran Larwood

Delve into the Five Realms and discover how Kieran Larwood writes his epic fantasy adventures
Suitable for Ages 7-11, 11+

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Marcia Williams

Marcia Williams

Learn about the Rights of the Child and the amazing children who have stood up for them all over the world
Suitable for Ages 7-11, 11+

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Gabrielle Kent

Gabrielle Kent

Discover how Gabrielle based her ‘Knights and Bikes’ series on a computer game and 80s childhood influences
Suitable for Ages 7-11

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Katherine Rundell

Katherine Rundell

Katherine discusses the ideas and inspirations behind ‘The Good Thieves’, ‘The Explorer’ and ‘The Wolf Wilder’
Suitable for Ages 7-11, 11+

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Onjali Rauf

Onjali Q. Rauf

Explore the refugee crisis with ‘The Boy at the Back of the Class’, and the topic of hope with ‘Hope on the Horizon’
Suitable for Ages 7-11

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Thomas Taylor

Thomas Taylor

Thomas discusses his debut novel ‘Malamander’ and how he created his Eerie-on-Sea setting and characters
Suitable for Ages 7-11

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Anna Fargher

Anna Fargher

Learn how Anna takes inspiration from real animals during the war to write action-packed adventure stories
Suitable for Ages 7-11

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Anna James

Anna James

Anna talks about her love of books, building new worlds and meeting characters from our favourite stories
Suitable for Ages 7-11

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Steve Mould

Steve Mould

Scientist and presenter, Steve Mould, demonstrates a few experiments and talks about writing non-fiction
Suitable for Ages 7-11

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Dan Smith

Dan Smith

Dan Smith discusses ‘She Wolf’, Vikings, creating drama and tension, figurative language and more
Suitable for Ages 7-11, 11+

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Charlotte Milner

Charlotte Milner

Charlotte explains the importance of bees and the sea with ‘The Sea Book’ and ‘The Bee Book’
Suitable for Ages 5-7, 7-11

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Michelle Harrison

Michelle Harrison

Learn about writing magical stories, the importance of having a backstory and taking inspiration from folklore
Suitable for Ages 7-11, 11+

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Michael Morpurgo

Michael Morpurgo

Learn about the importance of ‘dream time’, connecting to characters and honing your writing style
Suitable for Ages 7-11, 11+

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Lucy Strange

Lucy Strange

Learn how to use myths, legends and history to write gripping stories with Lucy Strange
Suitable for Ages 7-11, 11+

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Andy Griffiths

Andy Griffiths

Australia’s no.1 children’s author explains how he puts himself at the heart of his tree house stories
Suitable for Ages 5-7, 7-11

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Ben Miller

Ben Miller

Join Ben Miller for two magical Author Masterclasses where he talks about bringing his ideas to life and more
Suitable for Ages 7-11

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A.F. Harrold and Emily Gravett

Learn how to create poignant and powerful stories with A.F. Harrold and Emily Gravett
Suitable for Ages 11+

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Kiran Millwood Hargrave

Kiran Millwood Hargrave

Learn about pace, plot, planning and more from Kiran Millwood Hargrave
Suitable for Ages 7-11, 11+

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Laura Ellen Anderson

Laura Ellen Anderson

Learn how both words and pictures bring a story to life in an ‘Amelia Fang’ masterclass
Suitable for Ages 7-11

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Sylvia V.Linsteadt

Sylvia talks about taking inspiration from the wild world, animal tracking, and writing from different perspectives
Suitable for Ages 7-11, 11+

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Julian Clary and David Roberts

Julian Clary and David Roberts

Julian and David talk about creating funny books and the writing / illustration process
Suitable for Ages 7-11

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Kaye Umansky

Kaye Umansky

Join Kaye Umansky as she talks about the importance of putting your own spin on stereotypical characters
Suitable for Ages 5-7, 7-11

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Katherine Woodfine

Katherine Woodfine

Learn about writing exciting mystery stories, using real historical events, and setting stories in the past
Suitable for Ages 5-7, 7-11

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Sophie Andersen

Sophie Anderson

Learn how Sophie takes inspiration from Russian folktales to create stories full of magic and wonder
Suitable for Ages 7-11, 11+

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Helena Duggan

Helena Duggan

Hear how Helena Duggan created the ‘Perfect’ world out of some antique glasses and her home town in Ireland
Suitable for Ages 7-11

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Angela McAllister

Angela McAllister

Discover thirteen habitats from around the world with Angela’s beautifully crafted Wild World poetry
Suitable for Ages 5-7, 7-11

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Alex Bellos and Ben Lyttleton

Enrol into Football School and learn about more than just sport
Suitable for Ages 5-7, 7-11

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Steven Butler and Steven Lenton

Steven Butler and Steven Lenton

A masterclass in creating confident characters with this author-and-illustrator duo
Suitable for Ages 5-7, 7-11

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Ross Welford

Watch Ross’ Creativity Masterclass as he discovers a time capsule and uses historical events for inspiration
Suitable for Ages 7-11, 11+

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Gary Northfield

Learn how to choose the perfect protagonist in Gary Northfield’s Creativity Masterclass
Suitable for Ages 7-11

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Danny Wallace

Danny Wallace

Danny shows us how important it is to think about the minor details when setting the scene and writing stories
Suitable for Ages 7-11

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Lara Williamson

Lara Williamson

Watch Lara whimsical masterclass and learn about the importance of hopes and dreams in writing
Suitable for Ages 7-11, 11+

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Christian O’Connell

The story of Radio Boy is brought to life with Christian O’Connell and protagonist ‘Spike’
Suitable for Ages 7-11

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Discover a fierce and fun story of one boy versus six gods, from a magical new voice in children’s fiction…

The Boy To Beat The Gods

Ashley Thorpe

An introduction by Ashley Thorpe
Suitable for Ages 7-11

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Rosie Raja is back in an electrifying, codebreaking-filled escapade. After breathtaking adventures in France and Egypt, trusted Rosie is put to the test among code breakers, double-crossers and resistance fighters in Bletchley Park, England, 1942.

Rosie Raja: Undercover Codebreaker

Sufiya Ahmed

An introduction by Sufiya Ahmed
Suitable for Ages 7-11

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When Harry Houdini comes to visit the seaside town of Sidford-on-Sea, Glory and her friend Dennis are first in-line to see him. He is there to perform a daring trick: he will jump off the town pier in chains, pitching himself into the water below. But when Glory outsmarts the infamous Houdini, she is suddenly sucked into his world, and finds herself tasked with looking after his precious trunk – the one that contains all his secrets.

The Houdini Inheritance

Emma Carroll

An introduction by Emma Carroll
Suitable for Ages 7-11

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Observers! Dreamers! Inventors! Explorers! The time has come to crown four new Protectors of Imagination Island. Do YOU have what it takes to win the Race?

Race to Imagination Island

Mel Taylor-Bessent

An introduction by Mel Taylor-Bessent
Suitable for Ages 7-11

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Follow Delta the wolfdog around Pompeii in 79 AD while the shadow of the great volcano Mount Vesuvius looms, from the bestselling, award-winning author of The Umbrella Mouse, Anna Fargher. Illustrated throughout in black and white by David Dean.

Delta and the Lost City

Anna Fargher

An introduction by Anna Fargher
Suitable for Ages 7-11

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JOIN THE TEAM. SAVE THE WORLD. Twin geniuses Jacob and Kira are recruited to take part in a high-tech mission to protect the planet… but will their dreams of adventure come true, or is the threat too great to handle?

Transcendent

Patrick Gallagher

An introduction by Patrick Gallagher
Suitable for Ages 7-11

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Ettie has lived blissfully with just her grandma for company and the wild woods as her playground.

Until she meets the mysterious Cora and she starts to crave more – now she wants to explore further, to discover secrets of her own. So, when Cora leads her to the hidden quarry pool – deep, cold, beautiful and dangerously inviting – Ettie is ready to jump straight in. But the quarry has secrets too, and Ettie will have to dive deep into the darkness to uncover them . . .

Ettie and the Midnight Pool

Julia Green

An introduction by Julia Green
Suitable for Ages 7-11

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Kamal is better than anyone else in his school at fading into the background. When you’re a refugee and you’ve started a new school three times in as many years, you learn to keep your head down. But, after a major puke incident in front of the whole school, being invisible is no longer an option. And when Kamal finds a mysterious CHEAT BOOK in the library that promises to help him gain popularity, he sees a chance to finally make his mark . . .

The Cheat Book

Ramzee

An introduction by Ramzee
Suitable for Ages 7-11

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Twelve-year-old Pinch Perkins lives on Tricky Dragon Lane, deep in the heart of London’s magical quarter. But when her mum is struck by a curse, and nobody seems to have a clue what to do, Pinch knows it’s down to her to find a cure.

Pinch Perkins and the Midsummer Curse

Cathy FitzGerald

An introduction by Cathy FitzGerald
Suitable for Ages 7-11

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Unlock a magic that could save the world … or destroy it. From bestselling, award-winning author Kiran Millwood Hargrave comes an epic new fantasy: ‘This tale of adventure and magic is as brave as it is exciting’ Independent

In the Shadow of the Wolf Queen

Kiran Millwood Hargrave

An introduction by Kiran Millwood Hargrave
Suitable for Ages 7-11 Ages 11+

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From the award-winning author of The Storm Keeper’s Island, set sail on Catherine Doyle’s latest perilous adventure to the magical islands of Darksea

Pirates of Darksea

Catherine Doyle

An introduction by Catherine Doyle
Suitable for Ages 7-11

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Learn to defy gravity, read minds, pluck coins from thin air, make a sausage appear from nowhere AND predict the future, all while boosting your mental wellbeing, resilience and self-belief. Magic Your Mind Happy will show you how to master the awe-inspiring ancient art of performing magic, anytime, anywhere and for anyone.

Magic Your Mind Happy

Professor Richard Wiseman

An introduction by Professor Richard Wiseman
Suitable for Ages 7-11

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Rusty Fizzbang, vet to magical beasts, needs an apprentice. Ember Spark, looking for adventure, is his newest recruit – and together with an unlikely friend, Arno, she is sent to help a baby dragon whose parents have gone missing. But keeping magical beasts a secret isn’t an easy task, especially with arch-villain, Jasper Hornswoggle, hot on their heels and keen to derail them…

Ember Spark and the Thunder of Dragons

Abi Elphinstone

An introduction by Abi Elphinstone
Suitable for Ages 7-11

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From the internationally bestselling author of Wonderscape and The Uncommoners, comes a spectacular new fantasy series for 9+ set in a world of magical creatures, ancient meteorites and secret organizations, irresistible to fans of Pokémon, Skandar and the Unicorn Thief and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

Magicalia: Race of Wonders

Jennifer Bell

An introduction by Jennifer Bell
Suitable for Ages 7-11

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At twelve years old Betty Steady stands tall and dazzling, and is the Guardian of Wobbly Rock – a faraway kingdom which she protects fearlessly ALL ON HER OWN. But then the Toad Witch literally cuts Betty down to size. Can Betty prevent disaster before the Toad Witch and her evil army launch a terrible attack on Wobbly Rock?

Betty Steady and the Toad Witch

Nicky Smith-Dale

An introduction by Nicky Smith-Dale
Suitable for Ages 7-11

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A page-turning, laugh-out-loud historical adventure by comedian and podcaster Iszi Lawrence, perfect for fans of Horrible Histories.

The Time Machine Next Door

Iszi Lawrence

An introduction by Iszi Lawrence
Suitable for Ages 7-11

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The compelling and thought-provoking sequel to the much-loved WHERE THE WORLD TURNS WILD, this ecological adventure is perfect for fans of THE LAST BEAR, RUNNING ON THE ROOF OF THE WORLD and THE LAST WILD.

When The Wild Calls

Nicola Penfold

An introduction by Nicola Penfold
Suitable for Ages 7-11

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Driven from their home by drought and disease, Tariq and his river tribe travel to the great capital city of Ethrial. But once they arrive, Tariq realises that they are still in grave danger – and time is running out! Tariq is a seer, and he’s had a troubling vision of a tidal wave that will drown the whole city. But when Tariq warns of impending disaster, he is banished from the city.

Tariq and the Drowning City

Sarwat Chadda

An introduction by Sarwat Chadda
Suitable for Ages 7-11

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Did you know that you can discover loads about history just from the loo? Or piles about the past just from a poo? If not, then get ready to discover everything from Henry VIII’s dodgy diet and Aztec poop canoes, to giant, fossilized Viking plops, poo-tastic Roman plumbing, the stinky secrets of Victorian sewers, smelly cesspits, medieval muck and more.

History Stinks! Poo Through The Ages

Suzie Edge

An introduction by Suzie Edge
Suitable for Ages 7-11

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All Kam wants to do is focus on winning big with her relay team (and best girlfriends)! But to fly down the race track she’s going to need to learn what truly makes her soar.

Girl on the Fly

Nansubuga Nagadya Isdahl

An introduction by Nansubuga Nagadya Isdahl
Suitable for Ages 7-11

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The Cavern of Light may offer hope in the form of a legendary weapon, but it lies deep in goblin territory, in the terrifying dark zone of the underground caves. The friends must brave the unknown, facing new and deadly creatures in search of a way to save their world.

Fireborn: Starling and the Cavern of Light

Aisling Fowler

An introduction by Aisling Fowler
Suitable for Ages 7-11

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Ever since she fell into the Source of all magic, Tourmaline seems to have developed strange new powers that are causing chaos. She can’t work out how to control them and it’s exhausting hiding them from everyone.

Tourmaline and the Museum of Marvels

Ruth Lauren

An introduction by Ruth Lauren
Suitable for Ages 7-11

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The year is 2507. The oceans have risen. A new dawn of piracy has begun. Jacoby Blunt and Jasmine Peacock are students at the elite Pirate Academy. This is no ordinary school! Lessons range from Knots Class and Sailing to Combat Workshop. The teachers are all pirate legends. The pressure is always on. Friendship is everything.

Pirate Academy

Justin Somper

An introduction by Justin Somper
Suitable for Ages 7-11

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Unicorn Boy is the first in a colourful, hilarious and heartwarming graphic novel series about a shy kid who unwillingly sprouts a unicorn horn and uses his newfound magical powers to help those in need!

Unicorn Boy

Dave Roman

An introduction by Dave Roman
Suitable for Ages 7-11

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In this book Stink tries to help Danny with his lead role in the school play, makes a Malteser adventure playground in the science cupboard and accidentally unleashes a giant all-powerful wizard into the world.

Fairy vs Wizard

Jenny McLachlan

An introduction by Jenny McLachlan
Suitable for Ages 7-11

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Fans of Clare Balding and Jacqueline Wilson will love this fun and heartwarming new adventure series for animal-mad 8-12 year olds from superstar equestrian influencer Esme Higgs!

Ellie and the Pony Camp Mystery

Jo Cotterill

An introduction by Esme Higgs & Jo Cotterill
Suitable for Ages 7-11

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Marnie Midnight is SO excited to be starting at Minibeast Academy. She adores everything about the moon and she can’t wait to learn about its magic. But Marnie soon discovers that nobody believes in moon magic anymore!

Marnie Midnight and the Moon Mystery

Laura Ellen Anderson

An introduction by Laura Ellen Anderson
Suitable for Ages 7-11

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The first book in the best-selling, laugh-out-loud STITCH HEAD series by award-winning author Guy Bass, with illustrations by Pete Williamson, now brought to almost-life again in this brand-new, monstrously magnificent graphic novel edition.

Stitch Head Graphic Novel

Guy Bass

An introduction by Guy Bass
Suitable for Ages 7-11

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Twelve-year-old Zhi Ging has always been an outcast. Until she receives an invitation to Hok Woh, an underwater school that offers her the chance to become immortal, and to finally belong.

Paper Dragons

Siobhan McDermott

An introduction by Siobhan McDermott
Suitable for Ages 7-11

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Open the door to a spellbinding world where the wilderness is alive and a deep magic rises from the earth itself.

Greenwild

Pari Thomson

An introduction by Pari Thomson
Suitable for Ages 7-11

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It’s Colette’s birthday and the friends are spending an evening at Neon Perch – an epic entertainment spot where they can eat pizza, play mini golf and – best of all – take part in Project Z – an epic new escape room experience. It’s going to be the best night ever! Or is it . . . ?

Fright Bite

Jennifer Killick

An introduction by Jennifer Killick
Suitable for Ages 7-11

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Twelve-year-old Zed has always been fascinated by the Demons that fall from the sky. His whole life his dad has worked as a Hunter, tasked with eliminating Demons once and for all, and Zed hopes to one day follow in his footsteps. But then one night Spark appears and disrupts everything Zed thought he knew. Because this Demon is nothing like the myths – he’s a frightened boy, no older than Zed, who wants to go back home.

The Boy Who Fell From The Sky

Benjamin Dean

An introduction by Benjamin Dean
Suitable for Ages 7-11

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A thrilling spy adventure set in New York during the American revolution. From the rising star of children’s historical fiction, Iszi Lawrence, this is the perfect high-action adventure for fans of Horrible Histories, Emma Carroll and Hamilton.

City of Spies

Iszi Lawrence

An introduction by Iszi Lawrence
Suitable for Ages 7-11

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The Ice Children is an exciting, modern, magical mystery adventure inspired by classic fairy tale ‘The Snow Queen’.

The Ice Children

M.G. Leonard

An introduction by MG Leonard
Suitable for Ages 7-11

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When Zeina Starborn’s dream of exploring the skies becomes a reality, she finds herself in a daring adventure beyond her wildest imagination.

Zeina Starborn and the Sky Whale

Hannah Durkan

An introduction by Hannah Durkan
Suitable for Ages 7-11

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The first in an extraordinary middle-grade fantasy series that takes the traditional “chosen one” narrative and flips it on its head. Think Nevermoor and The School for Good and Evil, but with a thrilling twist!

Casandar Darkbloom and the Threads of Power

P.A. Staff

An introduction by P.A. Staff
Suitable for Ages 7-11

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A spooktacular collection of scary stories by thirteen of the most exciting authors in children’s books today! Do you dare to see what’s lurking inside…?

Read, Scream, Repeat

Jennifer Killick & ‘Read, Scream, Repeat’ Authors

An introduction by Jennifer Killick
Suitable for Ages 7-11

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Pip was not expecting his new neighbours to be vampires, banshees and ghosts. Worst of all is the mysterious spirit snatcher, which appears out of nowhere and sucks away people’s personalities. When it attacks Pip’s parents, the only way to save them is to find and destroy it. But no one knows who it is…

The Spirit Snatcher

Cat Gray

An introduction by Cat Gray
Suitable for Ages 7-11

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Agent 9 is back in action at the Super-Secret Spy Service, and it couldn’t come at a better time. The next assignment? Stopping the Wolf, a cunning canine who’s been hired by the sinister organisation DiViSiON to hunt down the final pieces of a mind-control device.

Agent 9: Mind Control

James Burks

An introduction by James Burks
Suitable for Ages 7-11

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Agent 9 is back in action at the Super-Secret Spy Service, and it couldn’t come at a better time. The next assignment? Stopping the Wolf, a cunning canine who’s been hired by the sinister organisation DiViSiON to hunt down the final pieces of a mind-control device.

Agent 9: Mind Control

James Burks

An introduction by James Burks
Suitable for Ages 7-11

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When Lewis’s family moves to a faraway town called Barrow, he can’t quite put his finger on what feels so strange about his new home. Everyone is obsessed with superstition, and an old story about floods and witches and a curse, while a mysterious bird watches his every move.

The Midnight Switch

Samuel J. Halpin

An introduction by Samuel J. Halpin
Suitable for Ages 7-11

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Life in the Swamplands is tough for twelve-year-old orphan Adia. Her aunt and uncle believe she is an ogbanje, a demon-possessed child thought to bring misfortune. And when Adia manifests mysterious powers, accidentally destroying her village, she starts to think they might be right.

Adia Kelbara and the Circle of Shamans

Isi Hendrix

An introduction by Isi Hendrix
Suitable for Ages 7-11 Ages 11+

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The most troublesome thing about being a detective is that it is almost impossible to go on holiday.

Montgomery Bonbon: Death at the Lighthouse

Alasdair Beckett-King

An introduction by Alasdair Beckett-King
Suitable for Ages 7-11

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Meet the children of Elliot and Virgo, beloved heroes of Who Let The Gods Out? It’s the turn of football-loving Vesper and super bright Aster to take on the world’s worst-behaved immortals. Beginning with Maya bad boy, Kizin, and his Lords and Ladies of Death …

Oh Maya Gods!

Maz Evans

An introduction by Maz Evans
Suitable for Ages 7-11

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Splint the Sinister Snowball has his icy eyes set on world domination with the help of his frosty siblings, Flint, Hint, Mint, Clint and Sharon. But champion dragon-slayer Knight Sir Louis isn’t about to let Castle Sideways become smothered in snow!

Knight Sir Louis and the Sinister Snowball

Brothers McLeod

An introduction by Brothers McLeod
Suitable for Ages 7-11

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Maggie Blue is adjusting to a quieter life, back living with her aunt Esme and hanging out with friends Ida and Will as well as her beloved Hoagy the cat. She tries to forget about the events of the previous year – but she’s being watched, and one day a small white bird appears. Where has the white crow come from, and why won’t it leave Maggie alone?

Maggie Blue and the White Crow

Anna Goodall

An introduction by Anna Goodall
Suitable for Ages 7-11

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After defeating the Crowood Witch and saving the day, Ivy, Maggie and the rest of the Double Trouble Society are on the lookout for their next big adventure.

The Double Trouble Society And The Worst Curse

Carrie Hope Fletcher

An introduction by Carrie Hope Fletcher
Suitable for Ages 7-11

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Meet Maysa and Musa Malik. They might be twins but they are total opposites. And together they make an unstoppable team, especially when trying to solve a mystery!

Meet The Maliks: The Cookie Culprit

Zanib Mian

An introduction by Zanib Mian
Suitable for Ages 7-11

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Chernobyl, 1986. Natasha’s world is coming to an end. Forced to evacuate her home in the middle of the night, she must leave her puppy behind and has no idea if she’ll ever return. Some time later, growing up in the shadow of the ruined nuclear power plant, pups Misha and Bratan have to learn how to live in the wild―and fast.

Dogs of the Deadlands

Anthony McGowan

An introduction by Anthony McGowan
Suitable for Ages 7-11 Ages 11+

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A new contemporary series from Lisa Williamson about an ordinary class of kids with extraordinary stories – teamed up with the hilarious and award-winning illustrator, Jess Bradley. The first book follows Lola going from primary to secondary school with her best friend.

Bigg School: Best Friends Forever

Lisa Williamson

An introduction by Lisa Williamson
Suitable for Ages 7-11

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Josh is such a worrier. He worries about everything. Water slides. School. Global warming. Sleepovers. But he knows something is really wrong when his mum and dad begin to act strangely…

Worrybot

Simon Packham

An introduction by Simon Packham
Suitable for Ages 7-11

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India, 1855. The British rule, and all across the country, Indian magic is being stamped out. More terrifying still, people born with magic are being snatched from their homes. Rumour is that they are being taken across the sea – to England – by the all-powerful, sinister Company.

City of Stolen Magic

Nazneen Ahmed Pathak

An introduction by Nazneen Ahmed Pathak
Suitable for Ages 7-11

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I’m Silvia Fortuna Juno De Luca: half-schoolgirl, half-goddess. Yes – actual Roman goddess. But it all starts with Dad. He was messing about, re-enacting battles at Hadrian’s Wall, when – pow! – he’s transported to . . . Ancient Rome.

My Family and Other Romans

Marie Basting

An introduction by Marie Basting
Suitable for Ages 7-11

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Fablehouse, a mysterious mansion surrounded by ancient woodland, is Heather’s new home. Roaming the countryside with some of the other mixed-race kids who are in care there, she finds a stone tower that feels strangely magical. There they meet Palamedes, the Black knight from King Arthur’s court. He warns them that danger lurks in a world beneath their feet.

Fablehouse

E.L. Norry

An introduction by E.L. Norry
Suitable for Ages 7-11

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After one hilarious, disastrous magic show too many, Abby’s dad decides it’s time to give up showbiz. Until the day Abby finds a mysterious, dusty old book of spells among her mum’s things. Mum had always been the dazzling magician, after all.

The Magician’s Daughter

Caryl Lewis

An introduction by Caryl Lewis
Suitable for Ages 7-11

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Nothing exciting ever happens on twelve-year-old Danny’s estate. That is until he falls through a locker in his grandad’s workshop and finds himself in an Interdimensional Lost Property Office!

Interdimensional Explorers

Lorraine Gregory

An introduction by Lorraine Gregory
Suitable for Ages 7-11

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NHS GP and This Morning’s resident doctor, Dr. Zoe Williams, is here to explain everything girls need to know about puberty – plus lots more.

You Grow Girl!

Zoe Williams

An introduction by Zoe Williams
Suitable for Ages 7-11

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Peggy and Beau are inseparable: the only thing that can ever come between them is war. Peggy is evacuated to the safety of the coast, but Beau is left behind in the city, where he becomes the most extraordinary and unlikely of war heroes.

Until The Road Ends

Phil Earle

An introduction by Phil Earle
Suitable for Ages 7-11

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An empowering story about finding your identity and the courage to fight for it.

Fight Back

A.M. Dassu

An introduction by A.M. Dassu
Suitable for Ages 7-11 Ages 11+

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When Sidney spots a wishing well in the long grass on his way to school, he thinks he might have found the answer to the problems he’s having with his friend Billy.

Sidney Makes A Wish

Lisa Thompson

An introduction by Lisa Thompson
Suitable for Ages 5-7 Ages 7-11

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When Cos finds out that Lord Francis Fitzroy, the explorer behind the Empire Exhibition, is planning to adopt them, she and her friends plot the biggest heist of their life.

Cosima Unfortunate Steals A Star

Laura Naokes

An introduction by Laura Naokes
Suitable for Ages 7-11

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When Mutt gets a job as an apprentice at the leading detective agency in the realm of Rillia, he’s not expecting to work with ex-princesses, snow gnoblins and the most notorious assassin of the White Hand Clan. And he’s definitely not expecting to be thrown in the deep end on the agency’s toughest and most dangerous job yet . . .

Clarity Jones and the Magical Detective Agency

Chris Smith

An introduction by Chris Smith
Suitable for Ages 7-11

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HIS FEET WERE THE FIRST CLUE … Casper dreams of swimming the Channel. Surely, he was born to use his webbed toes. Instead, he’s strictly forbidden to go near water.

Son of the Sea

Richard Pickard

An introduction by Richard Pickard
Suitable for Ages 7-11

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Imagine a world in which the dinosaurs weren’t killed by a meteor hitting the earth. A world in which dinosaurs have learned to speak. To dream. To wage war.

The Deadlands: Hunted

Skye Melki-Wegner

An introduction by Skye Melki-Wegner
Suitable for Ages 7-11

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Award-winning author Tom Palmer shines a light on the incredible work of the WWll Dutch resistance, in a story inspired by the childhood of Hollywood legend Audrey Hepburn.

Resist

Tom Palmer

An introduction by Tom Palmer
Suitable for Ages 7-11

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The Last Bear meets The Life of Pi in this adventure-filled survival story set on a lush Cambodian island! Meet 12-year-old Lark, who finds herself ship-wrecked with no one but a baby gibbon for company. Can she survive storms, lack of food and jelly-fish infested waters and find her way home?

Lost On Gibbon Island

Jess Butterworth

An introduction by Jess Butterworth
Suitable for Ages 7-11

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This is a powerful, hopeful and timely story about the real effects of climate change: two young people on different continents whose lives are catastrophically changed by global warming.

Global

Eoin Colfer, Andrew Donkin & Giovanni Rigano

An introduction by Eoin Colfer, Andrew Donkin & Giovanni Rigano
Suitable for Ages 7-11

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Honey is a young bee buzzing with ambition, who can’t find her role in her small hive. Just when she thinks she’s found a job she likes, a swarm threatens the whole hive!

Honey’s Hive

Mo O’Hara

An introduction by Mo O’Hara
Suitable for Ages 7-11

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Nine and her friends have cured the house’s hiccups and are off to the strange and utterly unpredictable Back of Beyond in search of Professor Dish – Spoon’s best friend and partner in all things alchemy.

The Bookshop at the Back of Beyond

Amy Sparkes

An introduction by Amy Sparkes
Suitable for Ages 7-11

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From the author of The Valley of Lost Secrets comes a thrilling historical adventure set against a backdrop of the 1970s miners’ strikes, perfect for readers aged 9+

Where The River Takes Us

Lesley Parr

An introduction by Lesley Parr
Suitable for Ages 7-11

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From the moment Stink flies out of the fairy door and attaches herself to his hair, Danny knows that Stink is trouble. She needs his help to do a good deed and win her silver wings – and Danny will do anything to get Stink to go back to fairyland. But can Stink ever be good?

Fairy vs Boy

Jenny McLachlan

An introduction by Jenny McLachlan
Suitable for Ages 7-11

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When a secretive robotics company is hacked, teen spies Swift and Hawk discover out-of-control weaponized robots battling to escape into the city.

Swift and Hawk: Undercover

Logan Macx

An introduction by Logan Macx
Suitable for Ages 7-11

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When Felix makes a very special wish, he doesn’t expect to be offered a job as an apprentice to wishkeeper Rupus Beewinkle. Now Felix must save the town’s wishes from the wishsnatcher, who wants to destroy hopes and dreams everywhere.

The Wishkeeper’s Apprentice

Rachel Chivers Khoo

An introduction by Rachel Chivers Khoo
Suitable for Ages 7-11

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A beautiful, soulful, exciting story about holding onto what’s precious, and guarding the extraordinary nature that surrounds us.

The Rescue of Ravenwood

Natasha Farrant

An introduction by Natasha Farrant
Suitable for Ages 7-11

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When three figures arrive at Harper’s window in a flying canoe, informing her that she is due to start her apprenticeship, Harper discovers she is a Spectacular – a magical performer, gifted special powers from the stars.

The Spectaculars

Jodie Garnish

An introduction by Jodie Garnish
Suitable for Ages 7-11

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Packed with historical detail about the Atlantic slave trade, the ravages of empire and human cost of providing luxuries like sugar, cotton and tobacco to Europe, Blackbeard’s Treasure is a page-turning, swashbuckling adventure which takes a look at the real pirates of the Caribbean.

Blackbeard’s Treasure

Iszi Lawrence

An introduction by Iszi Lawrence
Suitable for Ages 7-11

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A beautiful and enthralling adventure about love, belonging, the delicate balance of nature – and the wildness within us all.

Wilder

Penny Chrimes

An introduction by Penny Chrimes
Suitable for Ages 7-11

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Suzie Wen LOVES gadgets and inventing things – but her inventions don’t always turn out how she expects . . . And when Suzie invent the Super 3DTV Gizmo she ends up getting transported into her favourite TV show – Space Blasters!

Space Blasters

Katie & Kevin Tsang

An introduction by Katie and Kevin Tsang
Suitable for Ages 7-11

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Laugh your head off with this fully-illustrated new series from award-winning Nadia Shireen. Perfect for readers age 7 to 107, fans of Dog Man, Roald Dahl, Mr Gum and David Walliams, and anyone who loves to laugh.

Grimwood

Nadia Shireen

An introduction by Nadia Shireen
Suitable for Ages 7-11

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In their second adventure Jack, his best friend Nancy and Stoop (a grumpy, 200-year-old monster hunter) head up to Scotland after reports of some mysterious monsters causing chaos in an ancient abbey. And maybe they’ll even get a glimpse of Nessie! But when they get there they find some obstacles in their path – whether that’s the fog goblins, disgruntled ghosts, some very odd loch monsters and even a rival monster hunting agency.

Monster Hunting: Monsters Bite Back

Ian Mark

An introduction by Ian Mark
Suitable for Ages 7-11

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In this terrifying version of the future, an evil genius has created a smile-operated selfie camera that turns people into zombies. The world as Bob knows it has completely collapsed. There’s not even anywhere to get a decent pizza! It’s up to Bob to fix the present, change the course of time and save the whole world!

Bob vs the Selfie Zombies

Andy Jones

An introduction by Andy Jones
Suitable for Ages 7-11

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Welcome to Villains Academy – the most prestigious villain school in the ENTIRE land. You will either leave here as a fully-formed villain . . . or in tatters.

Villains Academy

Ryan Hammond

An introduction by Ryan Hammond
Suitable for Ages 7-11

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A big-hearted, magical story about sisterhood and a family finding their way in a new place.

All Four Quarters of the Moon

Shirley Marr

An introduction by Shirley Marr
Suitable for Ages 7-11

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From the author of October, October, winner of the Yoto Carnegie Medal 2022, comes a life-affirming story about blended families and learning to find room in your heart for new life and new love.

The Light in Everything

Katya Balen

An introduction by Katya Balen
Suitable for Ages 7-11

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A fabled witch. A powerful curse. A monster out for revenge. ‘The Wildstorm Curse’ is a thrillingly suspenseful story about unlikely heroes and the power of storytelling.

The Wildstorm Curse

Eve Wersocki Morris

An introduction by Eve Wersocki Morris
Suitable for Ages 7-11

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On a quiet farm in a frosty England, under the glowing light of a magical milk moon, a boy calf is born. His name is Albi, and he has no idea how extraordinary he is going to be.

Albi

Georgia Byng

An introduction by Georgia Byng
Suitable for Ages 7-11

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Number 14 Darlington Road, looks like a perfectly ordinary townhouse – at first glance, anyway, but magic is good at hiding . . . when it’s waiting for the right person to discover it . . .

Saving Neverland

Abi Elphinstone

An introduction by Abi Elphinstone
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An amazing and captivating, curl-up-on-the-sofa debut about a magical frost fair and the lasting power of friendship.

The Miraculous Sweetmakers: The Frost Fair

Natasha Hastings

An introduction by Natasha Hastings
Suitable for Ages 7-11

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There’s a new family in town determined to steal the Carrolls’ tinselly crown. Can Holly and her family win the Christmas Chronicle’s competition for the Most Festive Family? Or will they discover that there is more to life than perfect Christmas decorations, a personal toboggan run, and more pressies than you can shake a candy cane at?

The Christmas Competition

Mel Taylor-Bessent

An introduction by Mel Taylor-Bessent
Suitable for Ages 7-11

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The first in a groundbreaking series from two bestselling writers / journalists that teaches you about the world through football. Illustrated by Spike Gerrell.

Football School Season 1: Where Football Rules The World

Alex B and Ben L

An introduction by Alex B and Ben L
Suitable for Ages 7-11

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When Will accidentally creates a mysterious portal during a trip to the zoo, he’s transported into the world of the Night Zoo, and thrust into an incredible adventure.

Night Zookeeper: The Lioness of Fire Desert

Joshua Davidson

An introduction by Joshua Davidson
Suitable for Ages 7-11

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Get to know 10 famous rulers who take time out of their busy schedules to answer all sorts of (very nosy) questions about their actions and unique perspectives.

Interview with Cleopatra and Other Famous Rulers

Andy Seed

An introduction by Andy Seed
Suitable for Ages 7-11

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Join the world of Aveline Jones, where mysteries are solved, spirits are laid to rest, and everybody gets to bed on time.

The Vanishing of Aveline Jones

Phil Hickes

An introduction by Phil Hickes
Suitable for Ages 7-11

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K2 has a secret gift: he draws maps of worlds that are beyond the wildest of imaginations. Worlds with six hundred moons, burning rivers and dark, twisty jungles alive with plants that hunt by the smell of fear. But what K2 doesn’t know, is that the maps he draws are real.

Which Way To Anywhere

Cressida Cowell

An introduction by Cressida Cowell
Suitable for Ages 7-11

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Join a hunt for lost witch treasure, in an enchanting adventure story of storms, spells, and the magic of the natural world, from bestselling and award-winning Tim Tilley.

Witchstorm

Tim Tilley

An introduction by Tim Tilley
Suitable for Ages 7-11

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The second title in the funny, exciting adventure series for ages 8+ is filled with magic, danger, friendship and art. It is fully illustrated in two colours throughout by Rob, the creative genius behind #DrawWithRob.

Peanut Jones and the Twelve Portals

Rob Biddulph

An introduction by Rob Biddulph
Suitable for Ages 7-11

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When Jack rescues a wounded cat, he quickly suspects foul play. Could there be a wildlife criminal on the loose in Briddvale?

Spark

M.G. Leonard

An introduction by MG Leonard
Suitable for Ages 7-11

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Fairies are real, but their power is waning . . . Embark on the adventure of a lifetime and discover the magic of Goblyn Wood, with the first book in a major new fantasy series for fans of Nevermoor and Podkin One-Ear!

Into Goblyn Wood

Anna Kemp

An introduction by Anna Kemp
Suitable for Ages 7-11

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Who would you trust to save the world…a boy or a billionaire? The earth has shifted on its axis and a mysterious dark mark has appeared on the sun – the whole world is in peril! But billionaire tech genius Howard Hansom has a plan…

The Light Thieves

Helena Duggan

An introduction by Helena Duggan
Suitable for Ages 7-11

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When Rachel and Robert are passed a stolen book by their librarian father, they have to go on the run and protect it at all costs. With their father captured and everyone hunting for the Book, they must uncover its secrets and track down the final, missing page.

The Book of Stolen Dreams

David Farr

An introduction by David Farr
Suitable for Ages 7-11

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For as long as Alex Neptune can remember, the ocean has been trying to kill him. So he’s not too happy when a bunch of sea creatures drag him to the abandoned aquarium on the hill, where an imprisoned water dragon needs his help. But how can he say no to a magical creature?

Alex Neptune: Dragon Thief

David Owen

An introduction by David Owen
Suitable for Ages 7-11

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A thrilling and empowering WWII adventure about the French resistance and their British allies, with a determined, Muslim heroine.

Rosie Raja: Churchill’s Spy

Sufiya Ahmed

An introduction by Sufiya Ahmed
Suitable for Ages 7-11

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Unicorns are NOT horse creatures with horns. In fact, they are the most powerful magical beings on the planet and they look just like you and me . . .

Neon’s Secret Universe

Sibeal Pounder

An introduction by Sibeal Pounder
Suitable for Ages 7-11

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Step into historic London and follow two young wildcats caught in the Great Fire . . .

The Fire Cats of London

Anna Fargher

An introduction by Anna Fargher
Suitable for Ages 7-11

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Bastien Bonlivre is in trouble again. His sworn enemy, Olivier Odieux, has escaped jail and is after Bastien once more.

The Unexpected Tale of the Bad Brothers

Clare Povey

An introduction by Clare Povey
Suitable for Ages 7-11

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A magical adventure rooted in Muslim culture and folklore, Nura and the Immortal Palace follows a young girl’s journey from modern-day Pakistan into the world of the jinn.

Nura and the Immortal Palace

M.T. Khan

An introduction by M.T. Khan
Suitable for Ages 7-11

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Andy’s been a bit stressed, so Terry has decided the perfect way for them to relax is to head up to their new camping ground level for a much-needed holiday. But it turns out to be not quite as relaxing as Terry originally planned . . .

The 143-Storey Treehouse

Andy Griffiths

An introduction by Andy Griffiths
Suitable for Ages 7-11

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Enter the colourful world of Indigo Wilde and the magical creatures she takes care of… When a moon bear appears at the door with news that her parents have vanished, Indigo’s off on a hair-raising adventure!

Indigo Wilde and the Unknown Wilderness

Pippa Curnick

An introduction by Pippa Curnick
Suitable for Ages 7-11

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Something bad is happening at Little Strangehaven Primary. What are the peculiar SHIVERS that keep striking the school, bringing Strangeness in their wake – from uncontrollable ballroom dancing to an attack by military chickens?

The Underpants of Chaos

Sam Copeland & Jenny Pearson

An introduction by Sam Copeland & Jenny Pearson
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Years ago, the Emperor used dark magic to steal all the colour from the world. Now he keeps it for himself, enjoying its life-giving power while everyone else must exist in cold shades of grey. That is, until a miracle baby is born – everything she touches turns to colour.

The Colour of Hope

Ross Mackenzie

An introduction by Ross MacKenzie
Suitable for Ages 7-11

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Discover the Magic Faraway Tree and explore the amazing lands it can lead to! An irresistible new story by bestselling author Jacqueline Wilson, set in a much-loved world.

The Magic Faraway Tree: A New Adventure

Jacqueline Wilson

An introduction by Jacqueline Wilson
Suitable for Ages 7-11

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Set in a world where plants talk, friendship is hard-won and adventure is around the bend of every river . . .

The Map of Leaves

Yarrow Townsend

An introduction by Yarrow Townsend
Suitable for Ages 7-11

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Seed is a funny, big-hearted story by award-winner Caryl Lewis about the power of hope and imagination when you believe in the impossible.

Seed

Caryl Lewis

An introduction by Caryl Lewis
Suitable for Ages 7-11

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Planned as the start of a series about remarkable children from the same neighbourhood, The Wondrous Prune is poignant and surprising with wonderful wish fulfilment and accessible storytelling.

The Wondrous Prune

Ellie Clements

An introduction by Ellie Clements
Suitable for Ages 7-11

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Josephine Williams is a future-focused, internet-loving eleven-year-old who is desperate to explore the world beyond her cul-de-sac – and her browser.

The Good Turn

Sharna Jackson

An introduction by Sharna Jackson
Suitable for Ages 7-11

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1945. War has ended, but for sisters Isobel and Flora the struggles still continue. As the girls begin to unearth an ancient myth and family secret, the adventure of a lifetime begins.

The Secret of Splint Hall

Katie Cotton

An introduction by Katie Cotton
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Between bullies at school and changes at home, Charlie Challinor finds life a bit scary. And when he’s made guardian of a furry fox cub called Cadno, things get a whole lot scarier.

The Last Firefox

Lee Newbery

An introduction by Lee Newbery
Suitable for Ages 7-11

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A humorous and heartfelt story of new friends, fresh starts and silver linings, for fans of Jacqueline Wilson, Lisa Thompson and Cath Howe.

Every Cloud

Ros Roberts

An introduction by Ros Roberts
Suitable for Ages 7-11

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Frankie had big plans to watch YouTube and eat pot noodles all weekend but it looks like she’ll just have to go on an epic mega-dangerous quest instead . . .

Frankie Best Hates Quests

Chris Smith

An introduction by Chris Smith
Suitable for Ages 7-11

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Mysterious footprints lead Kara to Rebecca, a thirteen-year-old Jewish girl, and her younger brother Samuel. Kara realises they are refugees – from another time, World War Two – and are trying to find their way home.

The Sky Over Rebecca

Matthew Fox

An introduction by Matthew Fox
Suitable for Ages 7-11

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The Island of Morovia is shaped like a broken heart. The humans live on one side of the island, and the alkonosts – the bird-people – live on the other. But it wasn’t always this way…

The Thief Who Sang Storms

Sophie Anderson

An introduction by Sophie Anderson
Suitable for Ages 7-11 Ages 11+

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Yusuf’s older sister is getting married. He’s ready for the delicious food, the fun with his cousins and the many presents but he s NOT ready to take her place as the responsible one. His only option: cause some chaos and ruin the wedding.

Mayhem Mission

Burhana Islam

An introduction by Burhana Islam
Suitable for Ages 7-11

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A beautiful and uplifting story about a mother, a daughter, and love – with timely themes of the importance of science and the environment.

Julia and the Shark

Kiran Millwood Hargrave and Tom De Freston

An introduction by Kiran Millwood Hargrave & Tom de Freston
Suitable for Ages 7-11 Ages 11+

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Pup and his boy are inseparable. But both their worlds change forever when Pup is cruelly taken away and abandoned in Dead Dog Alley. With nowhere else to turn, Pup joins a pack of misfit Street Dogs, who help him learn to fight for survival on the streets.

A Street Dog Named Pup

Gill Lewis

An introduction by Gill Lewis
Suitable for Ages 7-11

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Once a year, weather weavers from all over the globe come together at the Gathering, to trade weather magic and stories. Stella and Nimbus can’t wait to meet others like them, but they’re in for a frosty welcome.

A Gathering Storm

Tamsin Mori

An introduction by Tamsin Mori
Suitable for Ages 7-11

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Luna thinks that an evening at her aunt’s butterfly club sounds deathly boring.



But it turns out that the meeting, held in the Butterfly Room at the Greenwich Observatory, is not at all as Luna expects. The Butterfly Club is a society with an unusual secret . . . they use time travel to plunder the future for wonders.

The Ship of Doom

M.A. Bennett

An introduction by M.A. Bennett
Suitable for Ages 7-11

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Inspired by West African and Igbo history and mythology, this adventure-filled fantasy introduces readers to Cameron Battle as he begins his journey to greatness.

Cameron Battle and the Hidden Kingdoms

Jamar J. Perry

An introduction by Jamar J. Perry
Suitable for Ages 7-11

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Scarlett Fife has BIG feelings. And she’s about to get into BIG trouble. From the bestselling Maz Evans comes a heartfelt and hilarious new series, perfect for fans of Roald Dahl’s Matilda.

The Exploding Life of Scarlett Fife

Maz Evans

An introduction by Maz Evans
Suitable for Ages 7-11

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When Natty has to move to a new village, she meets two young soldiers who are still battling the effects of war. Huw can’t forget the terrible things he’s seen, but Johnny doesn’t even remember who he is.

When The War Came Home

Lesley Parr

An introduction by Lesley Parr
Suitable for Ages 7-11

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Nine and her friends have broken the curse on their marvellous, magical House, and are free to travel the worlds once more! Their first stop: The Wizarding Hopscotch Championships.

The Tower at the End of Time

Amy Sparkes

An introduction by Amy Sparkes
Suitable for Ages 7-11

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Get ready to welcome the most extraordinary penguin into your own home…

Einstein the Penguin

Iona Rangeley

An introduction by Iona Rangeley
Suitable for Ages 7-11

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The Christmas Carrolls is a heartwarming, hilarious and inclusive tale about the power of spreading cheer, the magic of friendship and what really matters at this most wonderful time of the year.

The Christmas Carrolls

Mel Taylor-Bessent

An introduction by Mel Taylor-Bessent
Suitable for Ages 7-11

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A new boy arrives at the Ash House. He can’t remember his name – or why he’s been sent there.

The Ash House

Angharad Walker

An introduction by Angharad Walker
Suitable for Ages 7-11

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1941. War is raging. And one angry boy has been sent to the city, where bombers rule the skies.

When The Sky Falls

Phil Earle

An introduction by Phil Earle
Suitable for Ages 7-11 Ages 11+

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It’s time for Anisha to step into the spotlight!

Anisha Accidental Detective: Show Stoppers

Serena Patel

An introduction by Serena Patel
Suitable for Ages 7-11

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A monstrously funny and devilishly dark new adventure from debut talent Alex Foulkes, illustrated throughout by the award-winning Sara Ogilvie

Rules for Vampires

Alex Foulkes

An introduction by Alex Foulkes
Suitable for Ages 7-11

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The story of WWII starring the brilliant pilots you’ve never heard of… the women of the Air Transport Auxiliary (ATA) who battled against the odds to get the air force’s planes to the front lines.

Billie Swift Takes Flight

Iszi Lawrence

An introduction by Iszi Lawrence
Suitable for Ages 7-11

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The Truth Pixie meets Inside Out in this hilarious, highly illustrated new series, perfect for helping children gently work through their worries and concentrate on having fun.

The Worries

Jion Sheibani

An introduction by Jion Sheibani
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In her third adventure, Cookie finds mysteries everywhere – but can she solve them, and save the science show?

Cookie and the Most Mysterious Mystery in the World

Konnie Huq

An introduction by Konnie Huq
Suitable for Ages 7-11

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Aarti has lived on the island with Aunt for as long as she can remember. Like the weather, Aunt rules her world with rare warmth. Aarti’s only comforts are a book of Indian myths full of blue gods, a fox’s friendship, and a toy rabbit she finds in a locked room.

Aarti & The Blue Gods

Jasbinder Bilan

An introduction by Jasbinder Bilan
Suitable for Ages 7-11

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Skin Taker carries you back to the Stone Age, to nature, drawing you deeper into an astonishing environment and adventure which began with Wolf Brother and has captivated millions of readers.

Skin Taker

Michelle Paver

An introduction by Michelle Paver
Suitable for Ages 7-11

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Circus Maximus, the greatest sporting stage of the ancient Roman world, where the best horses and charioteers compete in a race to the death, and one girl dreams of glory. Ben Hur meets National Velvet in the ultimate 9-12 adventure story by debut children’s author, Annelise Gray.

Circus Maximus: Race To The Death

Annelise Gray

An introduction by Annelise Gray
Suitable for Ages 7-11

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A relatable, inclusive story about families, unlikely friendships and girl power. Perfect for fans of Ella on the Outside and Jacqueline Wilson.

Jaz Santos vs. The World

Priscilla Mante

An introduction by Priscilla Mante
Suitable for Ages 7-11

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Maddy Yip is perfectly happy in life, until she realises that everyone she knows has a talent – except for her!

Maddy Yip’s Guide To Life

Sue Cheung

An introduction by Sue Cheung
Suitable for Ages 7-11

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Hello! My name is Edie Eckhart and I’m eleven years old. I’m a little bit different. I have a disability called cerebral palsy, so I talk slowly and fall over a lot. It’s never really bothered me because I’ve never known anything else.

Edie Eckhart

Rosie Jones

An introduction by Rosie Jones
Suitable for Ages 7-11

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A brave, life-affirming middle-grade timeslip adventure about finding your family and finding yourself.

The Way To Impossible Island

Sophie Kirtley

An introduction by Sophie Kirtley
Suitable for Ages 7-11

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Jack and the gang have gone through the doorway, looking for Blossom’s missing dad, the man who made the magic. But finding him will be just the start of the adventure, as Blossom’s dad has a mission for the gang, and they’re going to need all the magical powers they can get.

Jack’s Secret World

Jack Ryder

An introduction by Jack Ryder
Suitable for Ages 7-11

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In this stylishly illustrated biography anthology, meet 34 artists, thinkers, athletes and activists with disabilities, from past and present.

I Am Not A Label

Cerrie Burnell

An introduction by Cerrie Burnell
Suitable for Ages 7-11

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From comedian, actor, rapper and screenwriter Ben Bailey Smith comes a blazingly funny, big-hearted story about family, friendship and how far one boy will go to get a laugh.

Something I Said

Ben Bailey Smith

An introduction by Ben Bailey Smith
Suitable for Ages 7-11

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The absorbing story of the Cretan village of Plaka and the tiny, deserted island of Spinalonga – Greece’s former leper colony – is told to us by Maria Petrakis, one of the children in the original version of The Island.

Maria’s Island

Victoria Hislop

An introduction by Victoria Hislop
Suitable for Ages 7-11

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Merdyn the Wild is from the Dark Ages. He’s the world’s greatest Warlock (don’t call him a wizard), banished to the 21st century for bad behaviour, and he’s about to create a whole load of trouble for Rose, aged 12.

The Wizard In My Shed

Simon Farnaby

An introduction by Simon Farnaby
Suitable for Ages 7-11

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With easy step-by-step actions and inspiring stories of other children who stood up and said ‘no more’, this is the definitive guide to creating a better world wherever you live.

How You Can Save The Planet

Hendrikus Van Hensbergen

An introduction by Hendrikus Van Hensbergen
Suitable for Ages 7-11

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The super funny, heart-warming adventure of three boys, one summer holiday, and a few miracles along the way.

The Super Miraculous Journey of Freddie Yates

Jenny Pearson

An introduction by Jenny Pearson
Suitable for Ages 7-11

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Learn about the causes of climate change and how it is affecting our world. Explore the human impact and what it means to have a carbon footprint. Read about creative ideas for tackling the climate crisis and more.

Climate Action

Georgina Stevens

An introduction by Georgina Stevens
Suitable for Ages 7-11

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Enter the hilarious world of Billie Upton Green . . . The start of an exciting new series full of Billie’s laugh-out-loud observations and doodles!

The Accidental Diary of B.U.G.

Jen Carney

An introduction by Jen Carney
Suitable for Ages 7-11

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Once a year, weather weavers from all over the globe come together at the Gathering, to trade weather magic and stories. Stella and Nimbus can’t wait to meet others like them, but they’re in for a frosty welcome.

A Gathering Storm

Tamsin Mori

An introduction by Tamsin Mori
Suitable for Ages 7-11

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Once in a generation, the island chooses a new Storm Keeper – someone to wield its power and keep its magic safe from enemies. The time has finally come for Fionn’s grandfather, a secretive and eccentric old man, to step down. Soon, a new Keeper will rise.

The Storm Keeper’s Island

Catherine Doyle

An introduction by Catherine Doyle
Suitable for Ages 7-11

Who are you? What is racism? Where does it come from? Why does it exist? What can you do to disrupt it? Learn about social identities, the history of racism and resistance against it, and how you can use your anti-racist lens and voice to move the world toward equity and liberation.

This Book Is Anti-Racist

Tiffany Jewel

An introduction by Tiffany Jewel
Suitable for Ages 11+

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The first in a hilarious and fast-paced trilogy about how to be brave, what it means to be a hero and just how confusing the Norse Gods really are.

How To Be A Hero

Cat Weldon

An introduction by Cat Weldon
Suitable for Ages 7-11

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Discover the astonishing things humans can achieve: from the campaign for women’s votes, to the efforts to heal the ozone layer.

How To Change The World

Rashmi Sirdeshpande

An introduction by Rashmi Sirdeshpande
Suitable for Ages 5-7 Ages 7-11

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When the Impossible Postal Express magically arrives to collect Suzy, she sets off on her most difficult delivery yet. A mysterious talking book is stealing words and causing chaos across the whole of the Impossible Places!

Delivery To The Lost City

P.G. Bell

An introduction by P.G. Bell
Suitable for Ages 7-11

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From the award-winning author of ‘The Bubble Boy’ comes a heart-warming and unforgettable story​ that follows one boy’s search for the perfect family, with surprising and unexpected results.

The Perfect Parent Project

Stewart Foster

An introduction by Stewart Foster
Suitable for Ages 7-11

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