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Author Lynne Barrett-Lee successfully combines two very different genres – war stories and cat tales – into one book.
The final novel from award-winning British author Mal Peet is a gigantic coming-of-age story with all the unique power of this popular writer’s best work.
Lisa Thompson’s debut YA novel is a gripping mystery wrapped around a superbly created central character.
If you like your stories dark around the edges, covered in cobwebs and with a few skeletons rattling their bones in the background, then Lee Battersby’s Magrit is the book for you.
Mårten Sandén is one of Sweden’s bestselling children’s writers. Now translated into English, his evocative ghost story is set to reach a wider readership, which it thoroughly deserves.
Charlie Law is fourteen, and has always lived in Little Town. But even Charlie has seen the place change for the worse. Little Town is not the community it used to be.
Empress Dowager Cixi was a woman who ruled China in the 19th century and arguably the most important Chinese woman in history.
If you’ve already bingewatched A Series of Unfortunate Events on Netflix but you still want a Snicket-fix, we’ve found five awesome apps to keep that creepy spirit alive
Some authors write a book that becomes so famous that everything else they write afterwards plays second fiddle.
It’s not easy to find time for leisure reading when your day is packed with school, extra-curricular activities, tutorials, homework, social media ... But it’s not impossible.
A title as bland as Missing Arabella isn’t going to say “Read me! I’m interesting!” to many, which is a great pity, because behind this unimaginative intro is an excellent novel.

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