Ten fantasy books
Winter is the perfect time to curl up with a good fantasy book. Here are some suggestions after you've exhausted Harry Potter, His Dark Materials, The Lord of the Rings trilogy, Earthsea et al.
Author: Cornelia Funke
Publisher: The Chicken House
12-year-old Meggie and her father, Mo, a bookbinder, both love reading, but since the disappearance of Meggie's mother, they no longer read together. One night a stranger knocks at their door, prompting Mo to reveal his awful secret.
Author: Frances Hardinge
Publisher: Macmillan Children's books
Smugglers, thieves, murder, floating coffeehouses, river battles, highwaymen, suspense, political intrigue and excitement - this book has everything!
Author: China Miéville Illustrator: China Miéville
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Zanna and Deeba inadvertently enter UnLondon, an alternative London which is threatened by Smog - a living poisonous cloud.
Author: Philip Reeve
In a teasingly recognisable London threatened by northern invaders, orphan Engineer, Fever Crumb, is assigned to help renegade archaeologist Kit Solent.
Author: Patrick Ness
Publisher: Walker Books
The first in a series, this enthralling sci-fi/fantasy novel grips readers throughout, presenting them with tough questions about identity, ethics and the nature of truth.
Author: Shaun Tan
These often thought-provoking stories look at the reactions ordinary people have to the unusual situations they find themselves in and feature a host of different illustrative styles ranging from collage to painterly Edward Hopper-esque scenes.
Author: Jonathan Stroud
Publisher: Doubleday Children's Books
A fantastic, fast-paced adventure story set in a vividly-realised world of Arabian and Biblical myth.
Author: Jasper Fforde
Publisher: Hodder and Stoughton
Times are tough for Jennifer Strange, manager of Kazam Mystical Arts - then predictions of a new Dragonslayer coming to slay the Last Dragon begin...