FIVE MORE TALES OF MAGIC AND WONDER
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)