The House At The Edge Of Magic by Amy Sparkes

Publication Date: 7 January 2021 The Blurb Nine is an orphan pickpocket determined to escape her life in the Nest of a Thousand Treasures. When she steals a house-shaped ornament from a mysterious woman’s purse, she knocks on its tiny door and watches it grow into a huge, higgledy-piggeldy house. Inside she finds a host … Continue reading The House At The Edge Of Magic by Amy Sparkes

The Boy Who Sang With Dragons by Andy Shepherd, illustrated by Sara Ogilvie

Publication Date: 7 January 2021 The Blurb Tomas is a fully-fledged expert dragon grower and protector of the dragonfruit tree. He has eyes in the back of his head for watching over those sneaky dragons, awesomely fast reflexes for putting out sparks and dodging the diving antics of whirling newly hatched dragons. He's got it … Continue reading The Boy Who Sang With Dragons by Andy Shepherd, illustrated by Sara Ogilvie

The Accidental Wizard by Kimberly Pauley, illustrated by Jason Cockcroft

Publication Date: 3 September 2020 The Blurb A raucously funny middle grade adventure for fans of Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman… Twig is the last surviving apprentice of the great wizard Ripplemintz, which, as a job, is just as terrifying as it sounds. Oh Ripplemintz always means well, but for a wizard of such high regard he really does make an awful lot … Continue reading The Accidental Wizard by Kimberly Pauley, illustrated by Jason Cockcroft

The Book Of Mysteries by J.R. Wallis

Publication Date: 28 May 2020 The Blurb Welcome to the Badlands ... a hidden part of our world full of creatures which most people think exist only in fairy tales and nightmares.Ruby is trying to change the future. Her fate is in the hands of the council as they prepare to decide once and for all … Continue reading The Book Of Mysteries by J.R. Wallis

The House On Hoarder Hill by Mikki Lish and Kelly Ngai

Publication Date: 5 March 2020 The Blurb When Hedy and Spencer start receiving messages on dusty picture frames, Christmas at their grandfather’s spooky house turns into a mission to solve the mystery of their grandmother’s disappearance. What is their magician grandfather not telling them? With the help of a (talking) mounted stag head, an (also … Continue reading The House On Hoarder Hill by Mikki Lish and Kelly Ngai

Evernight by Ross MacKenzie

Publication Date: 6 February 2020 The Blurb Thousands of years ago, the Evernight came to the Silver Kingdom and turned everything to darkness and chaos. It was only defeated thanks to the skill and bravery of the Witches. But now the Evernight is about to return, released by the evil Mrs Hester, and the only … Continue reading Evernight by Ross MacKenzie

Otto Tattercoat And The Forest Of Lost Things by Matilda Woods

Publication Date: 6 February 2020 The Blurb Otto lives in the frozen city of Hodeldorf, where eternal winter has fallen. When his mother goes missing one icy morning, Otto vows to find her – joining forces with the Tattercoats, a gang of brave orphans. Now they must journey into a dark forest on a heart-racing … Continue reading Otto Tattercoat And The Forest Of Lost Things by Matilda Woods

The Golden Age Of Magic, a guest post by Guy Jones

I’m delighted to welcome Guy Jones to my blog today for The Fire Maker Blog Tour. The Golden Age of Magic I had a magic set when I was a child. I loved it, though of the hundred or so tricks in the book I never managed to master more than a half dozen. I … Continue reading The Golden Age Of Magic, a guest post by Guy Jones

The Fire Maker by Guy Jones

Cover and interior design by Helen Crawford-White The Blurb… Alex loves magic – its glamour, tricks and illusions. He’s good at it, too: he’s reached the semi-finals of a prestigious competition for young magicians. But when he stumbles into eccentric Mr Olmos’s back garden while running from his former best friend, Alex sees something he … Continue reading The Fire Maker by Guy Jones

The Midnight Hour by Benjamin Read and Laura Trinder

Publication Date: 7th February Cover illustration by Hannah Peck Emily has had a very bad day, and it’s all her weird mum’s fault. Well that, and her gob. Emily’s mouth has a habit of running away with itself, especially when talking to her mum about how embarrassing she is. Starving, and on the brink of … Continue reading The Midnight Hour by Benjamin Read and Laura Trinder