Reimagining children's classics
Taking inspiration from some favourite stories and characters, these authors have all put a new spin on classic novels.
Author: Andrew Lane
Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books
An exciting, fast-paced adventure, which paints a vivid picture of mid-nineteenth century Britain and Russia
Author: Hilary McKay Illustrator: Nick Maland
Publisher: Hodder Children's Books
Evocatively illustrated, this is a warm and humorous sequel to Frances Hodgson Burnett's A Little Princess.
Author: Andy Briggs
Publisher: Faber Children's Books
A classic with a 21st century twist, this riveting adventure overflows with suspense, danger, brutality and beauty
Author: Kenneth Oppel
Publisher: David Fickling Books
Oppel paints a vivid, sometimes horrific, picture of medicine at the time, in a gripping, fast-moving and atmospheric narrative
Author: Chris Priestley
Friendship, trust and betrayal combine to form a dangerous liaison in this moving and frightening new book from Chris Priestley
Author: J D Sharpe
Publisher: Electric Monkey
'Can I have some gore?' Oliver Twist is given a supernatural spin in this vivid reimagining of Dickens’ novel.
Author: Jacqueline Wilson
Publisher: Puffin Books
Jacqueline Wilson pays tribute to her 'all-time favourite classic children's author' E. Nesbit in this contemporary reimagining of Five Children and It.
Author: Emma Thompson Illustrator: Eleanor Taylor
Publisher: Frederick Warne
Oscar-winning actress and screenwriter Emma Thompson has turned her hand to children's books in this new continuation of Peter Rabbit's adventures.
Author: Terry Pratchett
Terry Pratchett once again proves himself a master storyteller in this tribute to one of Charles Dickens' best-known characters, the Artful Doger.
Author: Natasha Farrant
Publisher: Chicken House
A spirited reimagining of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, told from the perspective of Lydia, the youngest Bennet sister. It is great fun to see her thoughts on her older sisters Jane and Lizzy, plus Mr Darcy.