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Exploring the horrors of WWII
THE EARTH IS SINGING is an intense, chilling story about one girl's struggle to survive the Holocaust. We asked author Vanessa Curtis tells us more about her writing and what inspired her latest book.
A story of identity, loss and new beginnings
In Nick Lake's latest book, teenaged Shelby is on the run with her mother from her violent father who she has never met - but then Shelby is forced to question who or what they are running from. Nick Lake tells us more.
Garth Nix talks about CLARIEL
We were fortunate enough to be able to ask Garth Nix some questions about his bestselling Old Kingdom series and the latest book in the series, a prequel called CLARIEL, which introduces a character we meet later in the series, Chlorr of the Mask.
Eerie stories for Halloween....
Just in time for Halloween comes THIRTEEN CHAIRS, an atmospheric collection of ghost stories. The book opens with a boy, Jack, his hand on the handle of a door, wondering whether to turn it and if he does, what he'll find in the room that lies on the other side?
Bestselling duo behind the Oksa Pollock series
The Oksa Pollock books, about a girl who discovers she is the new leader of a secret world, Edefia, have become bestsellers across Europe. We speak to Anne Plichota and Cendrine Wolf who co-write the series.
Garth Nix's new Old Kingdom story
Look out for Garth Nix's Clariel, a prequel to his The Old Kingdom series which includes Sabriel, Lirael and Abhorsen. Clariel is published by Hot Key Books. Read a sample here.
Former model turns writer
Carina Axelsson, who spent a decade as a top fashion model, has drawn on her experiences in the fashion world for a new series called Model Under Cover.
Danger in the skies!
Imagine a world where Napoleon had not lost the Battle of Waterloo, where fantastic airships powered by steam filled the skies and where an entire city could live in the clouds....