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Katherine Woodfine

  • 5 stars across 10 books
    Katherine Woodfine is a true champion of children's literature. Until 2015 she was Arts Project Manager for Booktrust, where she project-managed the Children's Laureateship and YALC, the UK's first Young Adult Literature Convention, curated by Malorie Blackman.


    She is part of the founding team at Down the Rabbit Hole, a monthly show for Resonance FM discussing children's literature.
    4th June 2015

    The Clockwork Sparrow

    Katherine Woodfine's bestselling debut novel. A fast-paced historical mystery adventure for readers aged 9+, with gorgeo... More

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    9th August 2018

    Peril in Paris

    ALL ABOARD THE TRAIN TO PARIS! It's 1911, and the young detectives of TAYLOR & ROSE are turning their talents to ESPION... More

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    6th April 2018

    Rose's Dress of Dreams: (Little Gem)

    Young Rose dreams of sewing beautiful dresses for the women of Paris. But when a chance encounter with royalty changes h... More

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    5th May 2016

    Mystery & Mayhem

    Enthralling children's fiction for everyone who loves Robin Steven's Murder Most Unladylike Mysteries and Frances Hardin... More

    (2 reviews)
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    9th February 2017

    The Painted Dragon: The Sinclair's Mysteries

    A fast-paced historical mystery adventure for readers aged 9+ years, with gorgeous Edwardian period detail. Perfect for ... More

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    25th February 2016

    The Jewelled Moth

    A fast-paced historical mystery adventure for readers aged 9+, with gorgeous Edwardian period detail. Perfect for fans o... More

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    5th October 2017

    The Midnight Peacock

    A fast-paced historical mystery adventure for readers aged 9+ years, with gorgeous Edwardian period detail. Perfect for ... More

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    12th April 2011

    Where The Mountain Meets The Moon

    In the valley of Fruitless mountain, a young girl named Minli lives in a ramshackle hut with her parents. While her fa... More

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    17th October 2019

    Awesomely Austen - Illustrated and Retold: Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice

    A fresh, funny and accessible retelling of Jane Austen's best-known story, with witty black and white illustrations ... More

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    15th September 2019

    Sophie Takes to the Sky

    Scaredy-Cat Sophie is afraid of everything! So when a balloonist comes to the town fair, Sophie is left behind while eve... More

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      The Clockwork Sparrow

      This is a fabulous book. It is about two girls named Sophie Taylor and Lilian Rose who both work in a department store called Sinclair's, that is the...

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      Rose's Dress of Dreams: (Little Gem)

      Rose's Dress of Dreams introduces the delightful character Rose Bertin as she wanders around her local town of Abbeville in France. She imagines every...

    • Peril in Paris

      Peril in Paris

      Another elegant, exciting tale of espionage from the pen of Katherine Woodfine. The Taylor and Rose Detective Agency are now working on assignments fo...