Released 1st February
Battle of the Beetles – M.G Leonard
The final instalment of M.G. Leonard’s Beetle Trilogy
Arch-villainess Lucretia Cutter has a secret Biome hidden in the Amazon rainforest: can Darkus and his friends, human and beetle alike, find it before it’s too late? If they can’t stop Lucretia, she will release her hoard of giant Frankenstein beetles, and the planet will never be the same again …
Begone The Raggedy Witches – Celine Kiernan
A middle-grade fantasy adventure perfect for fans of Frances Hardinge and Katherine Rundell.
When witches kidnap Mup’s dad, she must journey to their home to save him, and so begins a fantastical adventure of rhyming crows, talking cats and outlawed magic. For Witches Borough is a dangerous place, ruled by a tyrannical queen and her band of raggedy witches.
Tin – Padraig Kenny
Christopher is ‘Proper’: a real boy with a real soul, orphaned in a fire. He works for an engineer, a maker of the eccentric, loyal and totally individual mechanicals who are Christopher’s best friends. But after a devastating accident, a secret is revealed and Christopher’s world is changed for ever … What follows is a remarkable adventure, as Christopher discovers who he really is, and what it means to be human.
Shiny Pippin and the Broken Forest – Harry Heape
First in a hilarious new series of books for 7-10 year olds
Twister – Juliette Forrest
Sorcery, magic, wonder and danger: this firecracker of a fantasy conjures them all. Wild, beguiling and utterly addictive. Twister’s beloved father has gone missing. She’s hunting high and low – and that’s how she finds the witch who lives in the woods. The witch gives her a magical necklace: a precious object that holds the souls of living things. It can turn you into a wolf, or a raging river, or a rainstorm. It conjures all your dreams and fears. But there’s a dark foe on the hunt for this trinket: a baddie whose coat crawls with creatures. And this devilish villain might have harmed Twister’s father, too…
Released 8th February
The Eye of the North – Sinead O’Hart
A dazzling fantasy adventure, perfect for fans of ROOFTOPPERS, THE UNCOMMONERS and A SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS
Emmeline Widget has never left Widget Manor – and that’s the way she likes it. But when her scientist parents mysteriously disappear, she finds herself being packed off on a ship to France, heading for a safe house in Paris. Onboard she is befriended by an urchin stowaway called Thing. But before she can reach her destination she is kidnapped by the sinister Dr Siegfried Bauer.
Dr Bauer is bound for the ice fields of Greenland to summon a legendary monster from the deep. And he isn’t the only one determined to unleash the creature. The Northwitch has laid claim to the beast, too.
Can Emmeline and Thing stop their fiendish plans and save the world?
A Spoonful of Murder – Robin Stevens
A Murder Most Unladylike mystery
When Hazel Wong’s beloved grandfather passes away, Daisy Wells is all too happy to accompany her friend (and Detective Society Vice President) to Hazel’s family estate in beautiful, bustling Hong Kong.
But when they arrive they discover something they didn’t expect: there’s a new member of the Wong family. Daisy and Hazel think baby Teddy is enough to deal with, but as always the girls are never far from a mystery. Tragedy strikes very close to home, and this time Hazel isn’t just the detective. She’s been framed for murder!