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MY GOLDEN TICKET Fully en­dorsed by the Roald Dahl Lit­er­ary Estate, par­ents can now help their chil­dren dive into a world of pure imag­i­na­tion. En­ter­ing your child’s name into the Won­derbly web­site cre­ates a per­son­alised story in which they em­bark on a fan­tas­tic ad­ven­ture through Willy Wonka’s Choco­late Fac­tory. Ages: 5-9, Won­derbly, £19.99 TOTO: THE DOG GONE AMAZ­ING STORY OF THE WIZARD OF OZ Michael Mor­purgo For­mer Chil­dren’s Lau­re­ate Mor­purgo brings his inim­itable style to Oz in his new col­lab­o­ra­tion with il­lus­tra­tor Emma Chich­ester-Clark, which tells the fa­mil­iar tale from a new per­spec­tive: Dorothy’s dog Toto. Ages: 5-9, HarperCollins, £14.99 A SKIN­FUL OF SHAD­OWS Frances Hardinge Hav­ing won the Costa Book Of The Year Award for The Lie Tree, there is much an­tic­i­pa­tion for Hardinge’s lat­est of­fer­ing: a su­per­nat­u­ral mys­tery set dur­ing the English Civil War. Her hyp­notic prose and re­source­ful hero­ine will ap­peal to young adults and adult read­ers alike. Pan Macmil­lan, £12.99 (out Thurs­day) NEVERMOOR Jes­sica Townsend Mor­ri­gan Crow is cursed to die at mid­night on her 11th birth­day un­til a strange man whisks her away to a se­cret city where she must pass a series of dan­ger­ous tri­als to sur­vive. The sub­ject of a heated pub­lish­ers’ auc­tion, Townsend’s de­but fully lives up to its hype. Ages: 9-12, Orion, £12.99 (out Oct 12) LA BELLE SAUVAGE Philip Pull­man Mas­ter sto­ry­teller Pull­man re­turns to the world of His Dark Ma­te­ri­als with a new tril­ogy, The Book Of Dust.

This first in­stal­ment is set ten years be­fore the events of North­ern Lights and re­veals how Lyra came to be liv­ing at Jor­dan Col­lege. Ages: Young adult, David Fick­ling Books, £20 (out Oct 19)

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