Children’s Fiction The Dollmaker of Krakow R. M. Romero The Wizards of Once Cressida Cowell The Explorer Katherine Rundell HB $24.99 December One night a little doll named Karolina comes to life in a toyshop in Krakow, Poland, in 1939 and changes the life of the broken-hearted Dollmaker. When the Nazi occupation sweeps over the city, Karolina and the Dollmaker must bravely use their magic to save their Jewish friends from a terrible danger, no matter what the risks. This powerful story is about finding friendship in the darkest of places and the importance of love in times of great pain. PB $19.99 This is the story of a Wizard and a Warrior who have been taught to hate each other; and the tale of what happens when their worlds collide. Xar is a Wizard with no Magic, and he will do anything to get it. Wish is a Warrior who has a Magical Object and will do anything to conceal it. Xar and Wish must forget their differences if they're going to make it to the dungeons at Warrior Fort, where something that has been sleeping for hundreds of years is stirring... PB $16.99 From his seat in the tiny aeroplane, Fred watches as the Amazon jungle passes by below him. He has always dreamed of becoming an explorer. As the plane crashes into the canopy, Fred is suddenly left without a choice. He and the three other children may be alive, but the jungle is a vast, untamed place. With no hope of rescue, the chance of getting home feels impossibly small. Except, it seems, someone has been there before them... Snow & Rose Emily Winfield Martin The Magic Misfits Neil Patrick Harris HB $29.99 December Snow and Rose didn’t know they were in a fairy tale. People never do... Once, they lived in a big house with an army of servants. Once, they had a father and mother who loved them more than the sun and moon. But that was before their father disappeared into the woods and their mother disappeared into sorrow. This is the story of two sisters and the enchanted woods that have been waiting for them to break a set of terrible spells. PB $16.99 Carter knows magic tricks are just that—tricks. And as a street magician he’s pretty good at them. But then Carter runs away from his conman uncle and finds himself alone and in danger from carnival ringleader, B.B. Bosso. A chance encounter leads Carter to a magic shop, where he teams up with five other kids and the MAGIC MISFITS are born! Can the gang use their magical talents to save the day and stop B.B. stealing a priceless diamond? Greta Zargo and the Death Robots from Outer Space A. F. Harrold PB $12.99 Greta Zargo needs a big scoop if she's going to win the Prilchard-Spritzer Medal, the quite famous award for great reporting. But big scoops are in short supply in the quiet little town of Upper Lowerbridge, and all Greta's got to investigate is a couple of missing cakes. But then, with a whoosh of unknown energy, a mysterious silver robot descends from the sky... A laugh-out-loud new series from the author of The Imaginary.