The Secret Railway

Publisher: Oxford

Leo and Ella expect moving day to be boring and hard work. What they don't expect is to accidentally fall into a hidden world, where it seems they hold the key to saving the Kingdom of Izzambard from the evil Griselda.

Helped in their mission by a magical steam train, they must be sure to avoid Griselda's mechanical spies, must never be late - and definitely need to get home in time for tea!

Hilarious and gripping from page one, this is a masterful piece of storytelling, and the first in a new series. Tense, imaginative, filled with fabulous characters and whacky inventions, and with some genuinely scary moments, this first 'chapter book' is hard to put down - which is something of a rarity in fiction for younger readers. Highly recommended.

Share this page with your friends

More books like this

Ellie’s Magical Bakery: Best Cake for a Best Friend

Author: Ellie Simmonds

This small-format chapter book for newly-independent readers is thoughtfully presented and packed with brilliant pen and ink illustrations to entice and entertain young readers.

Read more about Ellie’s Magical Bakery: Best Cake for a Best Friend

The Black Cat Detectives

Author: Wendy Meddour

Auntie Urooj is lonely so Shaima decides to sign her up with the Truly Deeply Muslims online marriage agency. But her new suitor Rasheed isn't all he appears to be...

Read more about The Black Cat Detectives