Frankenstiltskin by Joseph Coelho, illustrated by Freya Hartas

Publication Date: 7 October 2021 The Blurb The second story in a funny, deliciously dark, three-part series of twisted classics, written in verse by award-winning poet Joseph Coelho. Joining the family business, animal-lover Bryony proves to be an extraordinary taxidermist, whose tender fingers create displays which comfort, educate and astound. But when Byrony’s proud father … Continue reading Frankenstiltskin by Joseph Coelho, illustrated by Freya Hartas

Walker Books’ SpoOooOOokey Halloween Blog Tour

I'm delighted to be hosting Angela on my blog today with her Halloween Horror Story... Angela Woolfe’s Halloween Horror Story I’m sure that many other kids of the 70s, like me, grew up with very little experience of Halloween in the UK. Bonfire Night was the big one: the night of toffee apples, and sparklers … Continue reading Walker Books’ SpoOooOOokey Halloween Blog Tour

The Raven Heir by Stephanie Burgess

Publication Date: 5 August 2021 The Blurb Cordelia and her triplets Rosalind and Giles have lived safely in the castle at the centre of the forest all their lives, protected by the spells their mother has woven. The only time Cordelia feels truly free is when she turns into a dragonfly or a blackbird and … Continue reading The Raven Heir by Stephanie Burgess

Little Horror by Daniel Peak

Publication Date: 30 September 2021 The Blurb Rita may be a baby, but she has the mind (and attitude) of a teenager. She may be new to walking but she’s as wise-crackingly clever as anyone in Key Stage 3. She knows she is not a normal toddler but when her parents disappear and a sinister … Continue reading Little Horror by Daniel Peak

The Shadows Of Rookhaven by Padraig Kenny

Publication Date: 30 September 2021 The Blurb Shadows are gathering over Rookhaven. It is the time of The Great Configuration, a once in a hundred years event. Family and monsters descend on Rookhaven from all over the country to take part. But amid the guests there is an interloper. One who is disguised and has … Continue reading The Shadows Of Rookhaven by Padraig Kenny

His Royal Hopeless by Chloe Perrin

Publication Date: 2 September 2021 The Blurb Robbie is heir to the evilest dynasty in the world: the Sinistevils. He can't wait to pledge his heart to the menacing power of the family Sceptre and embark on his bloodthirsty future.The thing is, Robbie is ... well ... hopelessly nice!  Life in this royal family is about … Continue reading His Royal Hopeless by Chloe Perrin

The Dream House by Laura Dockrill, illustrated by Gwen Millward

Publication Date: 9 September 2021 The Blurb Rex has gone to stay with his godfather, Sparky. Rex doesn't say much but that's OK because Sparky is always on hand with a cup of tea to enjoy on the sofa, set up outside like an outdoor living room. Rex has his sketchbook, and he draws how … Continue reading The Dream House by Laura Dockrill, illustrated by Gwen Millward

Lightning Falls by Amy Wilson

Publication Date: 26 August 2021 The Blurb Valerie has been living at Lightning Falls nearly all her life. She’s perfectly happy helping Meg and the rest of the family to haunt the guests who come to stay there at the crumbling Ghost House. One night, she sees a strange boy, Joe, up on the viaduct. … Continue reading Lightning Falls by Amy Wilson

Peanut Jones And The Illustrated City by Rob Biddulph

Publication Date: 2 September 2021 The Blurb Some legends are born, some are drawn . . . Drawing feels like magic to Peanut Jones. But art can't fix her problems. Her dad has gone missing, and she's stuck in a boring new school. Until the day she finds a unique pencil turbo-charged with special powers. … Continue reading Peanut Jones And The Illustrated City by Rob Biddulph

The Red Gloves And Other Stories by Catherine Fisher

Publication Date: 16 September 2021 The Blurb Gripping stories of myth, folklore and magic: two step-brothers share one nightmare; red gloves that reach for your throat; a changing room where a stranger asks to swap lives with you; a voice in the brambles and a ghost in the rain.. The Review Enthralling, evocative storytelling, make … Continue reading The Red Gloves And Other Stories by Catherine Fisher