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Latest MG Reads

Updated: Jan 15, 2023


Lady Mary by Lucy Worsley

Cover illustrated by Lidija Paradinovic


The story of Henry the Eighth and Catherine of Aragon's divorce as you've never heard it before - from the eyes of their daughter, Princess Mary.






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Ghostlight by Kenneth Oppel

Cover illustrated by James Fraser


Gabe doesn't believe in ghosts - until he finds himself face to face with Rebecca Strand, a sixteen year old ghost who died protecting the ghostlight in 1839. Her father was a member of the Order, a secret society devoted to protecting the world from malevolent spirits like Viker, the ghost responsible for their deaths. Now Gabe and his friends must find a way to stop Viker before they all become lost souls... Suitable for 10+.



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The Ice Whisperers by Helenka Stachera

Illustrated by Marco Guadalupi


When Bela's is summoned to deepest Siberia to stay with an uncle she's never met, she uncovers a secret she was never meant to find - a doorway that opens to an icy land, frozen in time and full of legends come to life. But this frozen land is in danger, and it's up to Bela to find a way to save it. To succeed, she must join forces with the impossible: a long-lost sister she never knew she had, born 40,000 years before...



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Into Goblyn Wood by Anna Kemp

Illustrated by David Wyatt


Hazel has always known she was different, but she doesn’t know where she came from. When her best friend Pete is kidnapped by strange creatures, she must gather her courage and enter Goblyn Wood, a forest inhabited by fairies. But their magic is being drained away, and Hazel soon realises that her own power is the key to saving both Pete and her new friends.




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The Girl, the Ghost and the Lost Name by Reece Carter

Illustrated by Eleonora Asparuhova


Corpse doesn't remember anything from her life. All she knows is her home on the rock-that-doesn't-exist, her friend Simon the spider, and the vile Witches whose magic she steals. But a powerful treasure could give her all the answers to what she's lost. Corpse must cross stormy seas, battle sea monsters, and face a cruel figure from her past to find it. But the Witches will do anything to get it first.



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The Map of Leaves by Yarrow Townsend

Illustrated by Marie-Alice Harel


Orla has lived on her own since Ma died, with only her beloved garden for company. When sickness comes and nature is blamed, Orla knows she must find a cure. Armed with her mother's book of plants and remedies, she steals away on a river boat with two other stowaways, Idris and Ariana. Soon the trio must navigate the rapids of the Inkwater to a poisonous place from which they may never return ...



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Tyger by SF Said

Illustrated by Dave McKean


Adam has found something incredible in a rubbish dump in London. A mysterious, mythical, magical animal. A TYGER. And the tyger is in danger. Adam and his friend Zadie are determined to help, but it isn't just the tyger's life at stake. Their whole world is on the verge of destruction. Can they learn to use their powers before it's too late?




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Tamarind & the Star of Ishta by Jasbinder Bilan

Cover illustrated by Aitch

Map illustration by Alexis Snell


When Tamarind arrives at her ancestral home she's full of questions for her extended family. But instead of answers, she finds an ominous silence and a trickle of intriguing clues: an abandoned hut, a friendly monkey, a glowing star ring, and a strange girl in the garden who calls herself Ishta. Slowly, Tamarind unravels a mystery at the heart of who she is.



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The Ogress and the Orphans by Kelly Barnhill

Cover illustrated by Amanda Yoshida


On the edge of Stone-in-the-Glen, once a lovely town until a series of unfortunate events turned it into a desolate and cruel place, lives a kind and gentle Ogress. But when one an orphan goes missing, all eyes turn to her. The orphans know this can't be, but how can they tell the story of the Ogress's goodness to people who refuse to listen? And how can they make their deluded neighbours see the real villain in their midst, the dazzling, dragon-slayer Major?



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The Hatmakers by Tamzin Merchant

Illustrated by Paola Escobar


When Cordelia's father Prospero and his ship, the Jolly Bonnet, are lost at sea, Cordelia is determined to find him. But Uncle Tiberius and Aunt Ariadne have no time to help the littlest Hatmaker, for an ancient rivalry between the Maker families is threatening to surface. Worse, someone seems to be using Maker magic to start a war. It's up to Cordelia to find out who, and why . . .



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Yesterday Crumb and the Storm in a Teacup by Andy Sagar

Illustrated by Marine Gosselin


When Yesterday Crumb is taken in by Miss Dumpling, the flamboyant Tea Witch, Yesterday is introduced to a magical, walking teashop filled with fantastical customers, a flying teapot turtle called Pascal and powerful spells in every teacup! But a mysterious figure of darkness is working hard to ensure her magical new life comes crashing down - and it all starts with a deadly shard of ice in Yesterday's heart...



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Onyeka and the Academy of the Sun by Tọlá Okogwu

Illustrated by Brittany Jackson


When Onyeka discovers she can control her hair with her mind, her mother quickly whisks her off to the Academy of the Sun, a school in Nigeria where Solari – children with superpowers – are trained. But Onyeka and her new friends at the Academy soon have to put their powers to the test as they find themselves caught up in an epic battle . . . one that puts the future of all Solari at risk.



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The Thief Who Sang Storms by Sophie Anderson

Illustrated by Joanna Lisowiec


Magic is forbidden on the Island of Morovia, where humans live on one side, and the alkonosts - the bird-people - live on the other. When Linnet's father is captured for taking a precious jewel, Linnet must set out on a treacherous journey to save him. Linnet discovers something even more powerful than singing magic. Something that could save her father, and heal the broken heart of her island once more...



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