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Young Readers

Midnight Magic

Black cats born at midnight Are different indeed, A mischievous, odd And peculiar breed . . .   Midnight is looking for a place to call home. Trixie is looking for an adventure.   When the pair meet, sparks fly! But what will Trixie’s family think of the little black kitten’s magic powers and taste for mischief?   A bewitching new series for younger readers, told in rhyming verse an …

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Middle Grade

A Sprinkle of Sorcery

A SUNDAY TIMES CHILDREN’S BOOK OF THE WEEK *Shortlisted for the Teach Primary Book Awards 2020* The Widdershins are back in the sequel to the best-selling A Pinch of Magic. A missing sister, a secret island and … a sprinkle of sorcery. The family curse has been lifted and the Widdershins sisters: Betty, Fliss and Charlie are free to leave the misty prison isle of Crowstone. But when a mysterious …

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A Pinch of Magic

*Shortlisted for THE BRITISH BOOK AWARDS 2020* *Shortlisted for THE SEFTON SUPER READS 2020* On the isle of Crowstone, set upon eerie marshes with a prison as its closest neighbour, the Widdershins sisters: Betty, Fliss and Charlie, set out to break a deadly curse which has haunted their family for generations. But the curse isn’t the only unusual thing about the Widdershins. Each of them possesse …

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The Other Alice

*WINNER of the CALDERDALE BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD 2017* What happens when a tale with real magic, that was supposed to be finished, never was? This is a story about one of those stories . . . Midge loves riddles, his cat, Twitch, and – most of all – stories. Especially because he’s grown up being read to by his sister Alice, a brilliant writer. When Alice goes missing and a talking cat turns up in …

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One Wish

One wish only, understood? There are rules, so listen good . . . The Spinney Wicket Wishing Tree can grant your heart’s desire – just wish out loud, or hang a message from its branches. The Wishing Tree just sounds like a sweet old tradition, but Tanya is only too aware how real its magic could be. Tanya can see fairies, and when she meets Ratty and his cheeky fairy Turpin, it seems at last she’s …

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The Thirteen Secrets

Red’s past won’t stay hidden. She’s now living at Elvesden Manor under her real name, Rowan, and trying to put her terrible adventures behind her. But staying out of trouble isn’t as easy as she’d hoped. Haunted by awful dreams of Hedgewitch’s cottage – and of Eldritch, who swore revenge when she left him there to die – Red fears the fairy realm is about to draw her back in . . . But will she make …

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The Thirteen Curses

The fairies stole her brother . . . . . . and now Red is trapped. In the dangerous fairy realm, she strikes a bargain. Her brother will be returned, but only if she can complete a perilous magical quest in the human world. If she fails, she will lose him – and her own freedom – for ever. With the help of Tanya and Fabian, Red’s desperate task begins – but a shocking discovery turns it into a race …

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The Thirteen Treasures

*WINNER of the WATERSTONES CHILDREN’S BOOK PRIZE 2009* Tanya has a secret. She can see fairies. But not the fairies we imagine. These fairies cast spells on her, rousing her from her sleep and propelling her out of bed. Disturbed by her daughter’s behaviour, Tanya’s mother sends her away to live with her grandmother at Elvesden Manor, a secluded countryside mansion on the outskirts of town. Then a …

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Winter Magic

A beautiful and classic anthology of frosty, magical short stories from acclaimed children’s writers. The Dreamsnatcher’s Abi Elphinstone heads up this gorgeous collection of wintery stories, featuring snow queens, frost fairs, snow dragons and pied pipers . . . from classic children’s writers Michelle Harrison, Michelle Magorian, Geraldine McCaughrean, Jamila Gavin, Berlie Doherty, Katherine Wood …

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Young Adult


Seventeen-year-old Elliott hasn’t slept properly for months. Ever since the accident that nearly killed him, a shadowy figure has made its presence felt – a figure only he can see. Elliott is convinced his near death experience has enabled him to contact the dead. But are his ghostly visions real, or the effects of a damaged mind? When he gets a job at a supposedly haunted museum it seems like the …

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