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Nick Lake

  • 5 stars across 13 books
Nick Lake is 29 years old and a children's book editor at HarperCollins.  He lives in London with his English teacher wife, Hannah.  This is his first novel.
22nd June 2023

The House With a Dragon in it

An adventure to treasure from two multi award-winning creators, discover a classic story of family, friendship and belie... MoreThe House With a Dragon in it

(6 reviews) Review
10th January 2019

Nowhere on Earth

'Action and excitement and deep emotion. Gorgeous.' Cecelia AhernIt starts with a plane crash. There are survivors: a te... MoreNowhere on Earth

(5 reviews) Review
30th September 2021

Locked Out Lily

A startlingly original, stunningly-illustrated modern classic about learning to face your fears from the multi award-win... MoreLocked Out Lily

(3 reviews) Review
1st January 2015

There Will Be Lies

Shelby Jane Cooper is seventeen, pretty and quiet. It's just Shelby and her mom, Shaylene, a court stenographer who wear... MoreThere Will Be Lies

(2 reviews) Review
1st April 2010

Blood Ninja

Taro is a boy from a coastal village in rural Japan, fated to become a fisherman like his father. But in just one night,... MoreBlood Ninja

(2 reviews) Review
5th May 2016

Whisper to Me

'I love you. I'm sorry for what I did to you. I'm going to write it all down, explain everything that happened, why I br... MoreWhisper to Me

(1 review) Review
2nd March 2009

The Secret Ministry of Frost

Ahalf-Inuit albino and heir to a huge Northern Irish manor, Light has never exactly blended in. Since her father's myste... MoreThe Secret Ministry of Frost

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2nd January 2014

Hostage Three

It's a once-in-a-lifetime thing: a girl on a yacht with her super-rich banker father; a chance for the family to heal af... MoreHostage Three

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17th November 2017


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3rd January 2013

In Darkness

WINNER of the 2013 Printz Award. In darkness, I count my blessings like Manman taught me. One: I am alive. Two: there ... MoreIn Darkness

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