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  • 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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