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Emma Carroll

  • 5 stars across 15 books
    Abi Elphinstone grew up in Scotland where she spent most of her childhood building dens, hiding in tree houses and running wild across highland glens. After being coaxed out of her tree house, she studied English at Bristol University and then worked as a teacher in Africa, Berkshire and London. She is the author of THE DREAMSNATCHER, THE SHADOW KEEPER and THE NIGHT SPINNER, a series of fast-paced adventure books for 8-12 year olds which follow Moll, Sid, Alfie and wildcat Gryff's quest to find the Amulets of Truth and destroy the Shadowmasks' dark magic. When she's not writing, Abi volunteers for Beanstalk charity, speaks in schools and travels the world looking for her next story. Her latest adventure involved living with the Kazakh Eagle Hunters in Mongolia... You can find more about Abi at www.abielphinstone.com or follow her on social media: Facebook: www.facebook.com/abi.elphinstone; Twitter: @moontrug; Instagram: @moontrugger. Amy Alward is a Canadian author and freelance editor who divides her time between the UK and Canada. In 2013, she was listed as one of The Bookseller's Rising Stars. Her debut fantasy adventure novel, The Oathbreaker's Shadow, was published in 2013 under the name Amy McCulloch and was longlisted for the 2014 Branford Boase Award for best UK debut children's book. Her first book written as Amy Alward, The Potion Diaries, was an international success and the second novel in the series, The Potion Diaries: Royal Tour will be published in August 2016. She is currently travelling the world, researching more extraordinary settings and intriguing potions for the third book in the series. She lives life in a continual search for adventure, coffee, and really great books. Visit her at AmyAlward.co.uk or on Twitter @Amy_Alward. Michelle Harrison is a full-time writer. She is a former bookseller and editorial assistant. Originally from Grays in Essex, she has a degree in illustration, and lives in Oxfordshire with her partner. Her debut novel THE THIRTEEN TREASURES won the Waterstones Children's Book Prize in 2009. She has since published two sequels, THE THIRTEEN CURSES and THE THIRTEEN SECRETS, as well as her teen novel UNREST.
    2nd August 2018

    Secrets of a Sun King

    London, 1922. A discovery from ancient Egypt . . . A cursed package . . . The untold story of a young pharaoh . . . W... More

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    1st June 2017

    Letters from the Lighthouse

    We weren't supposed to be going to the pictures that night. We weren't even meant to be outside, not in a blackout, and ... More

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    4th January 2018

    Sky Chasers

    A encounter with a boy dangling from the sky changes pickpocket Magpie's life forever. Like her, the boy dreams of... More

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    7th July 2016

    Strange Star

    They were coming tonight to tell ghost stories. 'A tale to freeze the blood,' was the only rule. Switzerland, 1816. On ... More

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    3rd October 2013

    Frost Hollow Hall

    The gates to Frost Hollow Hall loomed before us. They were great tall things, the ironwork all twisted leaves and queer... More

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    1st October 2015

    The Snow Sister

    Pearl was putting the first touches to a person made of snow. And that person, with coal for eyes and a turnip for a nos... More

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    2nd July 2015

    In Darkling Wood

    'You're telling me there are fairies in this wood?' When Alice's brother gets a longed-for chance for a heart tr... More

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    5th January 2016

    Wuthering Heights: Band 17/Diamond

    Rediscover Emily Bronte's terrifying novel of revenge and hatred set on the wild Yorkshire moors. When an orphaned boy... More

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    2nd November 2017

    The Snow Sister

    Ever since her sister, Agnes, died, Pearl has a tradition every time it snows. She makes a person out of snow. A snow s... More

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    7th February 2019

    When we were Warriors

    A body washed up on the beach... Evacuation to an old house with forbidden rooms and dark secrets... An animal rescue se... More

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