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Christiane Engel – River of Doom

As we head into spooky-season, Christiane completes her mysterious middle grade series with this fab cover for ominous-sounding, ‘River of Doom’.

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Sam Dawson – Queen & Castle

Legendary adventures await in this captivating new cover illustration & supporting interior art by Sam Dawson.

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Laura Catalan – Les Enfants de la Balme

Laura has illustrated ‘Les Enfants de la Balme’, a new historical middle grade series from Editions Mame set in June 1940.

In the small village of La Balme, the lives of Philippe, Marie and their cousin Paul are turned upside down by the Second World War. Obey or resist, everyone will have to make a choice.

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Olivier Latyk – Le buveur de hiéroglyphes

‘Le buveur de hiéroglyphes’ is the latest fascinating adventure in the popular young fiction series illustrated by Olivier Latyk for Nathan Publishing.

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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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