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Author Spotlight with Graham Marks

Emmy Laybourne

Emmy Laybourne is, in her own words, ‘a writer, teacher and a recovering character actress’ who lives in upstate New York with her husband ‘and two surprisingly well-mannered children’. Here she talks to Graham Marks, on Skype, about how she became a writer, the highs and lows of starting out on a writing career, and her novel, Monument 14.

Orchard Books

Elodie the Lamb Fairy

Daisy Meadows
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Daisy Meadows

Elodie the Lamb Fairy looks after little lambs in both the fairy and human worlds. But Jack Frost casts a nasty spell on her tiny magical lamb, it starts moo-ing like a cow! Elodie need Kirsty and Rachel's help to get things back to normal.

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Penelope the Foal Fairy

Daisy Meadows
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Daisy Meadows

Kirsty and Rachel love animals, especially cute baby ones! But when strange things start happening at the Wetherbury Petting Zoo, it's clear some magical mischief is afoot. Can the girls help their new friends The Baby Farm Animal Fairies put things right?

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Billie the Baby Goat Fairy

Daisy Meadows
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Daisy Meadows

Kirsty and Rachel love animals, especially cute baby ones! But when strange things start happening at the Wetherbury Petting Zoo, it's clear some magical mischief is afoot. Can the girls help their new friends The Baby Farm Animal Fairies put things right?

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Pearl The Cloud Fairy

Daisy Meadows, Georgie Ripper
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Daisy Meadows, Georgie Ripper
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Evie The Mist Fairy

Daisy Meadows, Georgie Ripper
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Daisy Meadows, Georgie Ripper
Orion Children's Books

Ruin and Rising

Leigh Bardugo
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Leigh Bardugo
Hodder Children's Books

Voyage to Valhalla

Robert Swindells
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Robert Swindells

When Davy and his friends discover the skull of an ancient Briton buried in the woods, they decide to unearth as much as they can of the skeleton themselves before telling any adults. But by the time they have disinterred the skeletons, Davy has become the subject of hauntings and hallucinations.

Orion Children's Books

Shadow and Bone

Leigh Bardugo
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Leigh Bardugo
Orion Children's Books

Siege and Storm

Leigh Bardugo
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Leigh Bardugo

Enter the Grishaverse with Book Two of the Shadow and Bone Trilogy by the number one New York Times-bestselling author of Six of Crows and Crooked Kingdom. Perfect for fans of Laini Taylor and Sarah J. Maas. Soldier. Summoner. Saint. Alina Starkov's power has grown, but not without a price. She is the Sun Summoner - hunted across the True Sea, haunted by the lives she took on the Shadow Fold. But she and Mal can't outrun their enemies for long.The Darkling is more determined than ever to claim Alina's magic and use it to take the Ravkan throne. With nowhere else to turn, Alina enlists the help of an infamous privateer and sets out to lead the Grisha army.But as the truth of Alina's destiny unfolds, she slips deeper into the Darkling's deadly game of forbidden magic, and further away from her humanity. To save her country, Alina will have to choose between her power and the love she thought would always be her shelter. No victory can come without sacrifice - and only she can face the oncoming storm.Praise for the Grishaverse:"Utterly, extremely bewitching." The Guardian"There's a level of emotional and historical sophistication within Bardugo's original epic fantasy that sets it apart." Vanity Fair"Unlike anything I've ever read." Veronica Roth, bestselling author of Divergent"This is a great choice for teenage fans of George R.R. Martin and J.R.R. Tolkien." RT Book ReviewsRead all the books in the Grishaverse!The Shadow and Bone Trilogy (previously published as The Grisha Trilogy)Shadow and BoneSiege and StormRuin and RisingThe Six of Crows DuologySix of CrowsCrooked KingdomThe Language of Thorns: Midnight Tales and Dangerous Magic

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Nicki the Holiday Camp Fairy

Daisy Meadows, Georgie Ripper
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Daisy Meadows, Georgie Ripper

Holiday camp is one of the best things about summer, thanks to Nicki the Holiday Camp Fairy! Rachel and Kirsty have been looking forward to camp for months, but everything is going wrong. Can they help Nicki fix things, before the whole summer is ruined?

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Madison the Magic Show Fairy

Daisy Meadows, Georgie Ripper
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Daisy Meadows, Georgie Ripper

Jack Frost has stolen the Showtime Fairies' magic stars, which means everyone is losing their special talent! Can Rachel and Kirsty help Madison find her star so that the magic auditions for the Tippington Variety Show will be a success?

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Leah the Theatre Fairy

Daisy Meadows, Georgie Ripper
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Daisy Meadows, Georgie Ripper

Jack Frost's pesky goblins have stolen Leah's magic star, and this is causing chaos at the auditions for the Tippington Variety Show! Kirsty and Rachel must find the star and stop the goblins from using it to ruin the auditions for everyone.

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Hayley The Rain Fairy

Daisy Meadows, Georgie Ripper
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Daisy Meadows, Georgie Ripper
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Alesha the Acrobat Fairy

Daisy Meadows, Georgie Ripper
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Daisy Meadows, Georgie Ripper
Orchard Books

The Orchard Book Of Viking Stories

Robert Swindells, Peter Utton
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Robert Swindells, Peter Utton

The fiery world of the Vikings is filled with amazing adventures and acts of courage. Battles with mighty giants, demons and dwarves abound and superhuman gods - Thor, Odin and many more - leap from the pages. These retellings will fire every child's imagination. All the drama, magica and mystery of Robert Swindells' stories are captured in Peter Utton's illustrations, which bring the world of the Vikings so vividly to life.

Daisy Meadows

The Rainbow Magic and Magic Animal Friends books are written by a small collective of authors under the name Daisy Meadows. Rainbow Magic is the no.1 bestselling series for girls aged 5 and up with over 30 million copies sold worldwide!Learn more about the books at www.rainbowmagicbooks.co.uk (where you can download the Rainbow Magic Reading Challenge poster) and www.magicanimalfriends.com (where you'll find fun animal activity sheets)

Joanna Nadin

Joanna Nadin is a winner of the Fantastic Book Award, the Surrey Book Award, Blue Peter 'Book of the Month' and Radio 4 Open Book 'Book of the Year'. She has been shortlisted for the Booktrust Best Book Award and Queen of Teen, and Spies, Dad, Big Lauren and Me was selected for the Richard and Judy Book Club. In 2011, Penny Dreadful is a Magnet for Disaster was shortlisted for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize. Joe All Alone was nominated for the 2016 CILIP Carnegie Medal. She writes the Flying Fergus series with Sir Chris Hoy. Joanna previously worked as a policy writer for the Labour Party and a special adviser to the Prime Minister. She continues to freelance as a speechwriter and editor, and lectures in Creative Writing at Bath Spa University.

Leigh Bardugo

Leigh Bardugo is the number one New York Times bestselling author fantasy novels and the creator of the Grishaverse. With over one million copies sold, her Grishaverse spans the Shadow and Bone trilogy, the Six of Crows duology and The Language of Thorns. She was born in Jerusalem, grew up in Los Angeles, graduated from Yale University, and has worked in advertising, journalism, and most recently, makeup and special effects. These days, she lives and writes in Hollywood, where she can occasionally be heard singing with her band.Find her website at www.leighbardugo.com and follow her on Twitter @lbardugo.

Tony Ross

Tony Ross is one of the most popular and successful of all children's illustrators, with many picture books to his name. He has also produced line drawings for many fiction titles.

Tracy Banghart

Tracy Banghart grew up in rural Maryland, with a cornfield in her backyard and flying squirrels in her bedroom walls, and spent her summers on a remote island in northern Ontario. All that isolation and pretty scenery led to a reading addiction, writing obsession, and several serious book boyfriends. Always a bit of a nomad, Tracy now travels the world army-wife style with her husband, son and sundry pets. Follow her adventures on Twitter @tracythewriter.