Vashti Hardy

  • 5 stars across 26 books

 Vashti Hardy was a primary school teacher for several years and has always had a keen interest in children's writing, leading to her MA in Creative Writing from the University of Chichester. Vashti is an alumni member and writing buddy of The Golden Egg Academy, and her books Brightstorm and the award-winning Wildspark are critically acclaimed. Vashti lives near Brighton in Sussex.



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1st March 2018


Shortlisted for the Waterstone's Children's Book Prize 2019 A fast-paced fantasy adventure that will set you... MoreBrightstorm

(50 reviews) Review
2nd May 2019

Wildspark: A Ghost Machine Adventure

Winner of the Blue Peter Award 2020. A mind-bending adventure from the author of Brightstorm! A year a... MoreWildspark: A Ghost Machine Adventure

(27 reviews) Review
6th February 2020


  The thrilling second novel in the acclaimed series The Brightstorm Chronicles! The Brightstorm twi... MoreDarkwhispers

(17 reviews) Review
1st October 2020

The Griffin Gate

Bestselling author Vashti Hardy transports us to a world like no other in a steampunk, fantasy adventure with family at ... MoreThe Griffin Gate

(17 reviews) Review
2nd September 2021

The Puffin Portal

Award-winner Vashti Hardy celebrates kindness, found family and brilliantly inventive kids in this mystery-led, steampun... MoreThe Puffin Portal

(13 reviews) Review
1st July 2021


  A rip-roaring, island-hopping adventure - and unforgettable ecological fable - from the award-winning au... MoreCrowfall

(11 reviews) Review
1st April 2021

Harley Hitch and the Iron Forest

  A highly illustrated fiction series about a determined young inventor, from award-winning author Vashti ... MoreHarley Hitch and the Iron Forest

(11 reviews) Review
3rd March 2022

The Raven Riddle

Grace and Tom are about to face their most challenging mission so far… Bestseller Vashti Hardy returns with an exciting ... MoreThe Raven Riddle

(10 reviews) Review
5th May 2022


  The exciting conclusion to the Brightstorm twins' trilogy within The Brightstorm Chronicles! Arthu... MoreFiresong

(9 reviews) Review
6th January 2022

Harley Hitch and the Missing Moon

Harley Hitch is back with another inventive adventure! When the circus comes to town, Harley's curiosity get th... MoreHarley Hitch and the Missing Moon

(8 reviews) Review
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