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A novel that collides "Firefly" with Brother in the Land in the most satisfying way. Way Down Dark is a gritty, claustrophobic dystopian novel with a heroine worth rooting for.

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Sixteen-year-old Rory’s birthday hasn’t got off to a shining start. A bag of soggy chips and nostalgic memories of an absent dad are unlikely to get anyone into the party spirit. As Rory sits by the pier at the edge of his dead-end town, he encounters a washed up, naked, utterly strange girl.

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A story about circus, family and finding your way, Circus Mirandus is a fun introduction to the joys of a good circus story.

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As a witch hunter, Elizabeth Grey's job is to weed out anyone who is even remotely linked with witchcraft. The brutal laws of the land state that anybody convicted of witchcraft are burned at the stake to protect the good people of Anglia.

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At last! A swashbuckling pirate heroine! Will Mabbitt’s uproariously rambunctious debut novel is a side-splitting, action-packed delight for eight to 12-year-olds. It introduces the fantastically resourceful and spirited Mabel Jones. 

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Ally Kennen is the master of the emotionally literate teen and upper middle grade adventure story. She writes about dark subjects in a touching, sensitive and sometimes very funny way.

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With a world filled with warring dragon and bird people, a missing firebird, and doors that lead to other countries, The Girl at Midnight is a fast paced YA novel that's bursting with magic.

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Kirsty Logan’s inventive debut novel, The Gracekeepers, imagines a circus travelling through a flooded future world.

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Ten-year-old Tim Hart lives with his adoptive parents at the Dawn Star Hotel. He loves to draw, using his imagination to create new worlds.

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