The Piper – Danny Weston

He who pays the piper calls the tune.

When Peter and his little sister, Daisy, are evacuated from London to the countryside, they find themselves on an isolated farm in the middle of a treacherous marshland. As Daisy gets drawn deeper into the secrets of their new home, Peter starts to realise that something very sinister is going on. What is that music they can hear at night? And who are the children dancing to it?

The Piper cover

The Piper cover


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Alec Devlin series

Sebastian Darke series

Movie Maniacs series

Interview with Danny Weston


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Doll Bones – Holly Black

Uncle Montague’s Tales of Terror – Chris Priestley

The Night Gardener – Jonathan Auxier

Puppet Master – Joanne Owen

Breathe – Cliff McNish


The Bubble Wrap Boy – Phil Earle

All my life I’ve been tiny Charlie from the Chinese Chippie, whose only friend is Sinus, the kid who stares at walls. But I believe that everyone’s good at something. I’ve just got to work out what my something is…

The Bubble Wrap Boy cover

The Bubble Wrap Boy cover

Charlie’s found his secret talent: skateboarding. It’s his one-way ticket to popularity. All he’s got to do is practise, and nothing’s going to stop him – not his clumsiness, not his overprotective mum, nothing. Except Charlie isn’t the only one in his family hiding a massive secret, and his next discovery will change everything. How do you stay on the board when your world is turned upside down?

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Saving Daisy

Being Billy

Demolition Dad

Phil’s Tips for Writers


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A Boy Called Hope – Lara Williamson

Counting by 7s – Holly Goldberg Sloan

Dandelion Clocks – Rebecca Westcott

Boy in the Tower – Polly Ho-Yen

If You Find This – Matthew Baker

The Nowhere Emporium – Ross MacKenzie

When the mysterious Nowhere Emporium arrives in Glasgow, orphan Daniel Holmes stumbles upon it quite by accident. Before long, the ‘shop from nowhere’ — and its owner, Mr Silver — draw Daniel into a breathtaking world of magic and enchantment.

The Nowhere Emporium cover

The Nowhere Emporium cover

Recruited as Mr Silver’s apprentice, Daniel learns the secrets of the Emporium’s vast labyrinth of passageways and rooms — rooms that contain wonders beyond anything Daniel has ever imagined. But when Mr Silver disappears, and a shadow from the past threatens everything, the Emporium and all its wonders begin to crumble. Can Daniel save his home, and his new friends, before the Nowhere Emporium is destroyed forever?

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Zac and the Dream Pirates

Zac and the Dream Stealers


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The Inkheart trilogy – Cornelia Funke

The School for Good and Evil series – Soman Chainani

A Tale Dark and Grimm – Adam Gidwitz

Howl’s Moving Castle – Dianna Wynne Jones

Ophelia and the Marvellous Boy – Karen Foxlee

Arsenic for Tea – Robin Stevens

Schoolgirl detectives Daisy Wells and Hazel Wong are at Daisy’s home, Fallingford, for the holidays. Daisy’s glamorous mother is throwing a tea party for Daisy’s birthday, and the whole family is invited, from eccentric Aunt Saskia to dashing Uncle Felix. But it soon becomes clear that this party isn’t really about Daisy at all. Naturally, Daisy is furious.

Arsenic for Tea Cover

Arsenic for Tea Cover

Then one of their party falls seriously, mysteriously ill – and everything points to poison.

With wild storms preventing anyone from leaving, or the police from arriving, Fallingford suddenly feels like a very dangerous place to be. Not a single person present is what they seem – and everyone has a secret or two. And when someone very close to Daisy looks suspicious, the Detective Society must do everything they can to reveal the truth . . . no matter the consequences.

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Murder Most Unladylike

First Class Murder (July 2015)

Interview with Robin Stevens

Advice for new authors

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Beswitched – Kate Saunders

Smart – Kim Slater

The Laura Marlin Mysteriers – Lauren St John

The Ruby Redfort series – Lauren Child

The Mysterious Misadventures of Clemency Wrigglesworth – Julia Lee

The Screaming Staircase – Jonathan Stroud

When the dead come back to haunt the living, Lockwood & Co. step in . . .

For more than fifty years, the country has been affected by a horrifying epidemic of ghosts. A number of Psychic Investigations Agencies have sprung up to destroy the dangerous apparitions.

Screaming Staircase Cover

Screaming Staircase Cover

Lucy Carlyle, a talented young agent, arrives in London hoping for a notable career. Instead she finds herself joining the smallest, most ramshackle agency in the city, run by the charismatic Anthony Lockwood. When one of their cases goes horribly wrong, Lockwood & Co. have one last chance of redemption. Unfortunately this involves spending the night in one of the most haunted houses in England, and trying to escape alive.

Set in a city stalked by spectres, The Screaming Staircase is the first in a chilling new series full of suspense, humour and truly terrifying ghosts. Your nights will never be the same again . . .

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The Whispering Skull

The Bartimaeus series

Heroes of the Valley

The Last Siege

The Leap

Buried Fire

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Knightley & Son – Rohan Gavin

The Reluctant Assassin – Eoin Colfer

Shiverton Hall – Emerald Fennell

The Graveyard Book – Neil Gaiman

Johnny and the Dead – Terry Pratchett