chapter books

Thomas Girard – The Boxcar Children Creatures of Legend

Thomas has illustrated 4 books from the brand-new Boxcar Children Creatures of Legend miniseries, published by Albert Whitman.

Join the Boxcar Children as they investigate their most exciting creatures yet! The four epic adventures in the series are: The Secret of Bigfoot Valley; Mystery of the Hidden Elves; Mermaids of the Deep Blue Sea; Myth of the Rain Forest Monster.

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Laura Catalan – The Last Firefox

March sees the release of ‘The Last Firefox’, a heartwarming story illustrated by Laura Catalan about family, friendship and finding your inner fire.

This gripping adventure tale about courage and companionship will be published by Puffin.

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Sam Caldwell – Wodge and Friends: Take the Stage

Packed with daring escapades and oodles of laughs, ‘Wodge and Friends: Take the Stage’ has hints of classic adventure stories like Narnia and The Magic Faraway Tree.

Illustrated by Sam Caldwell, this outlandish tale is perfect for 7+ fans of laugh-out-loud adventures such as How to Train Your Dragon. Available now from Hardie Grant.

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Anjan Sarkar – Little Olympians

‘Artemis, the Archer Goddess’ is the fourth book in the popular Little Olympian series illustrated by Anjan Sarkar.

This series follows little versions of the Greek gods who are at a camp to learn how to control their powers and use them properly – as well as learn how to get along with one another.

Available from Little Bee this February.

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Quang & Lien – Girl Giant and the Jade War

In this sequel to Girl Giant and the Monkey King, Thom and her friends set off on a far flung adventure to save the Heavens and the Jade Emperor from certain destruction.

This richly woven middle-grade fantasy series illustrated by Quang & Lien is full of humor, magic, and heart.

‘Girl Giant and the Jade War’ will be published by Roaring Brook Press this December.

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Levente Szabo – Circus Maximus: Race to the Death

Middle grade historians will love ‘Circus Maximus’, a story about the greatest sporting stage of the ancient Roman world, where the best horses and charioteers compete in a race to the death, and one girl dreams of glory.

Ben Hur meets National Velvet in the ultimate 9-12 adventure story with stunning cover art by Levente Szabo.

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Quang & Lien – The Bookshop of Dust and Dreams

Our super-talented Vietnamese duo, Quang & Lien have worked their magic on this fantastic new middle grade cover design.

‘The Bookshop of Dust and Dreams’ hits shelves this October, published by Penguin Random House.

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Sam Caldwell – Wodge and Friends

‘The Mystery in the Garden: Wodge and Friends’ is a hilarious new adventure for middle grade readers, illustrated by Sam Caldwell.

Packed with daring escapades and oodles of laughs, the story features a particularly grouchy fairy statue, a nosy twerp of a neighbour and a mysterious creature with an all-consuming love for broccoli ice-cream.

Perfect for 7+ fans of laugh-out-loud adventures, this humorous tale is available now from Hardie Grant.

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Anjan Sarkar – Little Olympians

Little gods, big personalities! This new series follows little versions of the Greek gods who are at a camp to learn how to control their powers and use them properly – as well as learn how to get along with one another.

Illustrated by Anjan Sarkar, the first two books in the Little Olympians series: ‘Zeus, God of Thunder’ and ‘Athena, Goddess of Wisdom’ are available this June from Little Bee Books.

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Laura Catalan – Daughter of the god Sulde

Laura Catalan expands her superb middle grade portfolio with this wonderful cover illustration & accompanying black and white chapter art for ‘Daughter of the god Sulde’.

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