Two of the biggest names in children’s books join forces in this extraordinary tale of friendship. With beautiful words from Irish Children’s Laureate, Eoin Colfer, and stunning illustrations from picture book superstar, Oliver Jeffers, Imaginary Fred is the perfect picture book this autumn. Sometimes, with a little electricity, or luck, or even magic, an imaginary friend might appear when you need one. An imaginary friend like Fred…
Jonathan Franzen’s Purity is a grand story of youthful idealism, extreme fidelity, and murder. The author of The Corrections and Freedom has imagined a world of vividly original characters and he follows their intertwining paths through landscapes as contemporary as the omnipresent Internet and as ancient as the war between the sexes.
Grandpa’s Great Escape is an exquisite portrait of the bond between a small boy and his beloved Grandpa – it takes readers on an incredible journey with Spitfires over London and Great Escapes through the city in a high octane adventure full of comedy and heart. This spectacular flight of the imagination is destined to become a much-loved favourite for all the family.
The brilliant School for Good and Evil trilogy comes to a close in July with The Last Ever After! Here we catch up with the author Soman Chainani, to find out more about what awaits Sophie and Agatha in book 3.
The Pulitzer-prize winning All the Light We Cannot See is a beautiful, stunningly ambitious novel about a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation of World War II. Here the author Anthony Doerr describes the inspiration that triggered the creation of this extraordinary story.