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Katherine Woodfine

  • 5 stars across 19 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.

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    4th June 2015

    The Clockwork Sparrow

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

    (17 reviews)
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    4th 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 e... More

    (16 reviews)
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    29th October 2020

    A Dancer's Dream

    This gorgeously designed retelling of The Nutcracker will make the perfect Christmas present for ballet fans every... More

    (13 reviews)
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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... More

    (10 reviews)
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    9th August 2018

    Peril in Paris

    The first in a brand new series by bestselling Sinclair's Mysteries author Katherine Woodfine. ALL ABOAR... More

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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 fo... More

    (6 reviews)
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    8th July 2021

    Nightfall in New York

    The fourth and final adventure in the brilliant Taylor & Rose series by bestselling author, Katherine W... 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 fo... More

    (5 reviews)
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    6th April 2018

    Rose's Dress of Dreams

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

    (5 reviews)
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