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March releases for 10-12 year-olds

Not sure what book to get your young reader? Check out the latest and most anticipated books for 10-12 year-olds – guaranteed to please and delight.


The World’s Worst Teachers

David Walliams

Millions of young readers have loved the World’s Worst Children tales – now they will revel in this delightfully dreadful collection of the most gruesome grown-ups ever: The World’s Worst Teachers. From the phenomenally bestselling David Walliams and illustrated in glorious colour by the artistic genius, Tony Ross.

Skandar and the Phantom Rider

A.F. Steadman

Skandar’s adventure among the warrior unicorns continues in this spectacular sequel to the instant New York Times and international bestseller Skandar and the Unicorn Thief.

Paper Dragons: The Fight for the Hidden Realm

Siobhan McDermott

Twelve-year-old Zhi Ging has always been an outcast. Until she receives an invitation to Hok Woh, an underwater school that offers her the chance to become immortal, and to finally belong. There, she battles in hair-raising boat races, meets ageshifting tutors and competes in thrilling trials.

But there are rumours of a growing dark force . . . and students who fail the trials are disappearing. Can Zhi Ging uncover the truth before it’s too late?

Dreamstalkers: The Night Train

Sarah Driver

Everything changed the day the dreams disappeared… and the nightmares came.

The first novel in a spellbinding new fantasy adventure series from the author of The Huntress trilogy. Perfect for readers 10-12 and fans of Philip Pullman, Abi Elphinstone and Katherine Rundell.

Seven Million Sunflowers

Malcolm Duffy

15-year-old Kateryno and her family live in Kharkiv. Their lives are shattered when on February 24th 2022 the Russian army invades. Their apartment block is struck by a missile. After weeks living in their basement, Kateryno, her mother, and brother, decide to leave, joining seven million Ukrainian refugees. They come to England and meet their host family, the Hawkins. But their new beginning brings a whole new set of problems.

The Parent Agency: 10th Anniversary Edition

David Baddiel

This special edition marks ten years of the brilliantly funny children’s novel. The Parent Agency is an epic wish-fulfilment adventure for every child – and for the child in everyone.

Artezans: The Forgotten Magic

L.D. Lapinski

Get ready. Magic is back.

A story of family identity, belonging, and the blood of the covenant versus the water of the womb. Who do you owe your magic to – your blood, your family, your history, or yourself?

The Secret Society of Very Important Post

Alexandra Page

It’s 1953, just days from the coronation of Queen Elizabeth, and Penny Black can’t get into the summer holiday spirit. Not when she’s about to move to Scotland – and away from everything she knows – for good.

But when Wishyouwas plops into the fireplace in a cloud of soot and chaos, with a summons from the Royal Postmistress herself, all of Penny’s plans suddenly go up in smoke.

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