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Joseph Delaney

  • 5 stars across 45 books
    Susan Cooper (Author) Susan Cooper is a world-renowned author of children's books. Born and brought up in England, she worked as a journalist before moving to America, where she now lives. Her classic The Dark Is Rising sequence has won the Newbery Medal and was twice shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal. Her Boggart titles have won the Scottish Arts Council Children's Book Award and been shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal and the Smarties Prize. King of Shadows was also shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal. As well as writing novels, Susan Cooper has written for the theatre and for television. Her website is at www.thelostland.com and her Facebook is at www.facebook.com/SusanCooperFanPage.Joseph Delaney (Author) Joseph Delaney used to be an English teacher, before becoming the best-selling author of the Spook's series, which has been published in 24 countries. The first book, The Spook's Apprentice, was turned into a major motion picture in 2015.Berlie Doherty (Author) Berlie Doherty began writing for children in 1983, after teaching and working in radio. She has written more than 35 books for children, as well as for the theatre, radio and television. Berlie has won the Carnegie Medal twice: in 1987 for GRANNY WAS A BUFFER GIRL and in 1992 for DEAR NOBODY. She has also won the Writer's Guild Children's Fiction Award for DAUGHTER OF THE SEA. Her work is published all over the world, and many of her books have been televised.Jamila Gavin (Author) Jamila's first book, The Magic Orange Tree, was published in 1979 and she has since been writing steadily, producing critically acclaimed novels and collections of short stories.

    She has been shortlisted for many of the major children's book awards, including the Smarties Award and the Guardian Award. Coram Boy won the Children's Whitbread Award and was shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal, before being adapted for the stage. The Wheel of Surya, part one of the Surya trilogy, was runner up for the Guardian Children's Fiction Award, and the other two titles were also shortlisted.Matt Haig (Author) Matt Haig's first novel for young readers, Shadow Forest, won the Blue Peter Book of the Year Award and the Gold Smarties Award. He is also the author of various adult novels, including the bestsellers The Last Family in England, The Radleys and The Humans. Reviewers have called his writing 'totally engrossing', 'touching, quirky and macabre' and 'so surprising and strange that it vaults into a realm all of its own'. His books have been translated into 25 languages. He lives in York.Eleanor Updale (Author) Eleanor Updale has been writing books since the turn of the century. Before that she worked in radio and television: mainly on news programmes including The World at One and Newsnight. Eleanor's 'Montmorency' series has won awards on both sides of the Atlantic, and Johnny Swanson was longlisted for the Carnegie Medal, shortlisted for the UKLA Book Awards and won the Fantastic Book Award.

    You can find out more at www.eleanorupdale.com
    5th January 2017

    Spook's: Dark Assassin

    The third chilling instalment in the new Spook's legend . . . An assassin lurks in the darkness between earth and obli... More

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    2nd January 2014

    The Spook's Apprentice: Book 1

    The Spook's Apprentice is the first book in Joseph Delaney's terrifying Wardstone Chronicles - over 3 million copies sol... More

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    2nd January 2014

    The Spook's Curse: Book 2

    The Spook's Curse is the second book in Joseph Delaney's terrifying Wardstone Chronicles - over 3 million copies sold wo... More

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    4th June 2015

    Arena 13

    This is the first book in the exhilarating new fantasy sequence from Joseph Delaney, the multi-million-selling author of... More

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    2nd June 2016

    Arena 13: The Prey

    Following the first year of his apprenticeship as an Arena 13 combatant, Leif seeks information from his late father's p... More

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    1st June 2015

    Arena 13

    The city of Midgard is terrorised by Hob, a terrifying, evil creature who tortures at will and has the rulers of the cit... More

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    2nd January 2014

    The Spook's Blood: Book 10

    The Spook's Blood is the tenth book in Joseph Delaney's terrifying Wardstone Chronicles - over 3 million copies sold wor... More

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    1st September 2011

    Haunted

    Derek Landy, Philip Reeve, Joseph Delaney, Susan Cooper, Eleanor Updale, Jamila Gavin, Mal Peet, Matt Haig, Berlie Doher... More

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    29th March 2012

    Spook's: I Am Grimalkin: Book 9

    'I am Grimalkin, and I have already chosen those I will kill . . .' Grimalkin has made it her lifetime ambition to dest... More

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    2nd January 2014

    The Spook's Stories: Witches

    This is a fabulous collection of stories based on many of the witches from Joseph Delaney's Spooks books. Ever wondered ... More

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    2nd January 2014

    The Spook's Destiny: Book 8

    The Spook's Destiny is the eighth book in Joseph Delaney's terrifying Wardstone Chronicles - over 3 million copies sold ... More

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    1st October 2015

    The Ghost Prison

    `This is the entrance to the Witch Well and behind that door you'd face your worst nightmare. Don't ever go through ther... More

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    27th March 2014

    The Spook's Apprentice - Play Edition

    Joseph Delaney's popular book, The Spook's Apprentice, told the story of Thomas Ward, apprenticed to the local spook to ... More

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    4th August 2016

    Spook's: The Dark Army

    The second terrifying tale in the Spook's spin-off series from bestselling author Joseph Delaney. Thomas Ward was worki... More

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    27th February 2014

    Spook's: Alice: Book 12

    Over the years, Alice has fought evil side by side with the Spook and his apprentice, Thomas Ward. But now Alice is alon... More

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    2nd January 2014

    Spook's: I Am Grimalkin: Book 9

    I Am Grimalkin is the ninth book in Joseph Delaney's terrifying Wardstone Chronicles - over 3 million copies sold worldw... More

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    5th June 2014

    Spook's: A New Darkness

    Girls are dying in mysterious circumstances...They are found dead in their beds, covered in blood, with a look of pure h... More

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    24th April 2014

    The Spook's Revenge: Book 13

    `He's the seventh son of a seventh son. His name is Thomas J. Ward and he's my gift to the County. When he's old enough ... More

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    2nd January 2014

    Spook's: Slither's Tale: Book 11

    Slither's Tale is the eleventh book in Joseph Delaney's terrifying Wardstone Chronicles - over 3 million copies sold wor... More

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    30th September 2010

    Spook's Bestiary

    "My name is John Gregory. What follows is my Bestiary - my personal account of the denizens of the dark I've encountered... More

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    5th March 2009

    The Spook's Tale / Interception Point

    "The Spook's Tale" - How would you like to train as a spook? I need a brave lad for my line of work...The Spook keeps th... More

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    5th December 2013

    The Spooks Revenge

    'He's the seventh son of a seventh son. His name is Thomas J. Ward and he's my gift to the County. When he's old enough ... More

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    1st November 2013

    Seventh Son: The Spook's Apprentice Film Tie-in

    'Someone has to stand against the dark. And you're the only one who can.' For years, the local Spook has been keeping t... More

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    3rd January 2017

    Spook's: Dark Assassin

    The third chilling instalment in the new Spook's legend . . . An assassin lurks in the darkness between earth and obli... More

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    1st March 2009

    The Spook's Secret: Book 3

    'It's going to be a long, hard, cruel winter and there couldn't be a worse place to spend it.' As the nights draw in the... More

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    1st July 2007

    The Spook's Secret: Book 3

    In this third and terrifying instalment in the "Wardstone Chronicles", the nights are drawing in and it's time for Tom a... More

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    4th January 2016

    Spook's: The Dark Army

    The second terrifying tale in the Spook's spin-off series from bestselling author Joseph Delaney. Thomas Ward was worki... More

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    5th June 2014

    Spook's: A New Darkness

    `It's a dangerous job, but someone has to do it.' For years, the local Spook kept the county safe from evil. But now hi... More

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    5th January 2017

    Spook's: Dark Assassin

    The third chilling instalment in the new Spook's legend . . . An assassin lurks in the darkness between earth and obli... More

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    1st June 2009

    The Spook's Sacrifice

    As the Spook's apprentice Tom's first duty is to protect the County from the dark. But now Mam needs his help in her hom... More

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    1st July 2007

    The Spook's Battle

    In the fourth instalment in the "Wardstone Chronicles", Mam has returned to her own land, Greece, to fight the rising po... More

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    2nd June 2014

    Spook's: A New Darkness

    Girls are dying in mysterious circumstances . . . They are found dead in their beds, covered in blood, with a look of p... More

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    1st June 2009

    The Spook's Mistake: Book 5

    'The moment of danger is close. Very soon our enemies will be here.' As danger increases, the Spook sends his apprentice... More

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    1st March 2009

    The Spook's Curse: Book 2

    How many times have you told me that the dark's getting stronger in this town? What terrible force makes good men inflic... More

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    1st March 2009

    The Spook's Apprentice: Book 1

    'Someone has to stand against the dark. And you're the only one who can.' For years, the local Spook has been keeping th... More

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    5th June 2008

    Spooks Mistake, The Book 5

    As danger increases in the County in the form of press gangers and the Fiend, Tom is sent by his master to another Spook... More

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    5th December 2013

    The Spook's Revenge: Book 13

    `He's the seventh son of a seventh son. His name is Thomas J. Ward and he's my gift to the County. When he's old enough ... More

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    15th October 2012

    The Spooks Blood

    Time is running out for Thomas Ward. His final battle against the Fiend is drawing near, and the Spook's apprentice has ... More

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    1st September 2012

    Spook's: Slither's Tale: Book 11

    Far from the Wardstone, a new darkness is rising . . . Slither is a haizda mage who preys upon humans, drinking their b... More

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    1st March 2009

    The Spook's Battle: Book 4

    'Pendle District is riddled with witches ...The biggest problem we face is their sheer numbers. You see that's right at ... More

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    1st September 2011

    Spooks; I Am Grimalkin Book 9

    'I am Grimalkin, and I have already chosen those I will kill...' Grimalkin has made it her lifetime ambition to destroy ... More

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    30th April 2018

    The Beast Awakens

    Calling all budding Stephen King fans... this is the book for you! The first book in a horrifying new fa... More

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    1st March 2015

    A New Darkness

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    2nd May 2019

    The Witch's Warning

    A gloriously spooky horror-fantasy story from Joseph Delaney, the internationally multi-million bestselling author of ... More

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