Reading is Magic Festival
27th September - 2nd October 2020

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As the accessibility partner for this year's Reading is Magic Festival, organised by Bath Children's Literature Festival, we are delighted to have the following participating authors and audiobooks available for you. So get browsing, get listening and get ready to join in with all the fun!

Cressida Cowell

A Hero’s Guide to Deadly Dragons

How to be a Pirate

How to Speak Dragonese

How to Train Your Dragon

Twice Magic

The Wizards of Once

Anthony McGowan


Jasbinder Bilan

Asha and The Spirit Bird

Kiran Millwood Hargrave

The Girl of Ink and Stars

The Island at The End of Everything

The Way Past Winter

Anna Wilson

Kitten Kaboodle

Pamela Butchart

The Spy Who Loved School Dinners

Robin Stevens

Arsenic For Tea

The Case of The Drowned Pearl

First Class Murder

Murder Most Unladylike

Katherine Woodfine

The Mystery of The Clockwork Sparrow

Peril in Paris

Spies in St Petersburg

Chris Riddell

Goth Girl and The Fete Worse Than Death

Goth Girl and The Ghost of a Mouse

Goth Girl and The Sinister Symphony

Goth Girl and The Wuthering Fright

Guardians of Magic

Free Lance and The Lake of Skulls by Paul Stewart & Chris Riddell

Fergus Crane by Paul Stewart & Chris Riddell

Hugo Pepper by Paul Stewart & Chris Riddell

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Audio Reviews

Book of the day

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Kiran Millwood Hargrave – The Girl of Ink and Stars

Catalogue number 617401

Forbidden to leave her island, Isabella dreams of the faraway lands her cartographer father once mapped. When her best friend disappears, guided by an ancient map and her knowledge of the stars, Isabella navigates the island’s dangerous Forgotten Territories. But beneath the dry rivers a fiery myth is stirring from its sleep…

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