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Anila's Journey
Mary Finn
Shortlisted for the Bisto Irish Children's Book Award. A stunning debut novel, Anila's Journey captures a girl with an amazing talent for drawing who is swept up in an epic journey up the Ganges where she hopes she may find... Featured in: 11+ readers | 13+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/01/2008
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Will Peterson
A nail-biting mystery is dramatically unravelled through archaeology with a clever paranormal twist. Sent to England from their home in New York, Josh and Rachel find something dark and sinister behind the closed doors of Triskellion, the picturesque village which... Featured in: 11+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/02/2008
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Riding Icarus
Lily Hyde
A thrilling mix of modern fairytale and adventure with elements of magical realism set in Kiev and featuring a girl who lives in a flying trolleybus. Inspired by the author's love of Russian fairytales and her travels in Kiev. Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/07/2008
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Katy Moran
Shortlisted for the 2009 Branford Boase Best Debut Novel Award Go back in time to Dark Age Britain for this powerful story about loyalty and survival in another time. Abandoned by his father, Essa makes a new life for... Featured in: 11+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 03/03/2008
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Zal and Zara and the Great Race of Azamed
Kit Downes
Join the fantastical flying carpet race in this magical adventure novel from a debut author. Pacy, exciting and full of humour, it's a timeless story combining good versus evil, a breathless race against time and two protagonists who must overcome... Featured in: 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/09/2008
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Hang a Thousand Trees with Ribbons
Ann Rinaldi
A wonderfully atmospheric historical novel based on the story of the first African American female poet and a perfect introduction to the subject of slavery. Featured in: 13+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 06/10/2008
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The Shadow of Malabron
Thomas Wharton
A rebellious teenager finds himself transported to another world and there he finds himself forced to go on a perilous journey with a group of strikingly different characters including a speaking wolf. It's a fantasy that weaves the fabric of well-loved stories into... Featured in: 11+ readers | 13+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/08/2008
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Toby Alone
Timothee De Fombelle
Winner of the 2009 Marsh Award for Children's Literature in Translation. It is the second time translator Sarah Ardizzone has won the Award: she took it in 2005 for Eye of the Wolf by Daniel Pennac. She received it at... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 07/04/2008
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The Society of S
Susan Hubbard
A journey of discovery by a 13-year old girl who discovers her mother might not be dead after all. A debut novel, although the author has written two award-winning collections of short stories. Featured in: 13+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/12/2008
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Winter Song
Jean-Claude Mourlevat
A powerful story of courage and freedom set against an oppressive government. It has already been translated into numerous languages and is the winner of the highly prestigious Prix Saint Exupery. Featured in: 13+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 03/11/2008
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Patricia McCormick
A powerful novel written in vignettes about a Nepalese girl who risks everything for a chance to reclaim her life from the depths of childhood prostitution. Endorsed by Amnesty International UK this title was also a finalist for the US... Featured in: 13+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/06/2008
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The Knife of Never Letting Go
Patrick Ness
Shortlisted for the 2009 Branford Boase Best Debut Novel Award Shortlisted for the Carnegie Award 2009. Winner of the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize 2008 and Booktrust Teenage Prize 2008. The electrifying and unflinching young adult debut novel about the impossible... Featured in: YA readers | 13+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 05/06/2014
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walker books new voices

Showcasing Walker Books’ brightest new storytelling talent in 2008.

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We'll be showcasing twelve bright new storytelling talents, with a new author every month. These include first time novelists, experienced writers for adults debuting their fiction for children, and distinguished writers in translation appearing for the first time in the English language. These 'New Voices' represent many genres – from fantasy and thriller to magical realism and historical drama – and will appeal to a broad range of readers aged ten years and upwards.

We'll be offering you the chance to read extracts ahead of publication as well as exclusive interviews with the authors.


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