Miss Penny Dreadful and the Midnight Kittens (Australia/NZ August 2022)

Forever in trouble for sketching in her notebook, Penny Pickering dreams of her famous authoress aunt turning up at her boarding school and whisking her away. So when Aunt Harriet appears at Miss Strickland’s School for Girls of an Enquiring Mind and asks Penny if she would like to join her on an adventure, Penny knows exactly what to say – yes, please! Penny soon finds herself headed for Hampshire and a strange place called Mr Toddington’s Museum of the Curious and Absurd where bewitched kittens are said to have a tea party at midnight. Booktopia Book Depository Angus & Robertson

The Ghost Locket (Australia/NZ, UK September 2022)

Eleven-year-old Lolli must return to London and break a promise she made — to never again enter the historic building run by her beloved Aunt Elsie. However, with the busy Christmas season coming, help is required and Lolli, with her guardian Freya, must return to the house of her nightmares.
Inside, Lolli must face up to what she saw three years ago. Only she can make things right for two ghosts, one friendly and one decidedly not.

But Freya can’t see the things that Lolli sees. She doesn’t understand what’s at stake. Can Lolli convince Freya that her dreams are real and help the ghosts in time? Where the Wild Things Are Readings Riverbend Booktopia Dymocks Book Depository

 

When This Bell Rings (Australia/NZ)

In London’s Belgravia, Tamsin lives next door to Edie St Clair, famous author of the ‘London of the Bells’ series of graphic novels.

With the series’ tenth and final novel overdue, Tamsin offers her idol help and discovers that Edie can literally draw herself into her stories. When Edie goes missing, Tamsin draws herself into the novel and lands in a world of unexpected danger. Booktopia Readings Dymocks Book Depository

The Mulberry Tree (USA/Canada, Australia/New Zealand, Czech Republic, Germany)

Do naught wrong by the mulberry tree, or she’ll take your daughters … one, two, three

Ten-year-old Immy and her family run away from their storm cloud of problems to a tiny village in Cambridgeshire, England. When they find an adorable thatched cottage to begin a perfect new life in, the only downside is the ancient, dark and fierce-looking mulberry tree in the back garden. And the legend that comes with it – the villagers say the tree steals away girls living in the cottage on the eve of their eleventh birthday. Of course, Immy thinks this is ridiculous. Then she starts to hear a strange song in her head… Amazon Book Depository Readings Dymocks Booktopia 

The Turnkey (Australia/NZ) The Turnkey of Highgate Cemetery (USA/Canada, UK)

Winner Best Children’s Crime Novel 18th Annual Davitt Awards 2018 Shortlisted for the Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards 2017 Flossie Birdwhistle is the Turnkey at London’s Highgate Cemetery. As Turnkey, Flossie must ensure all the souls in the cemetery stay at rest. This is a difficult job at the best of times for a twelve-year-old ghost, but it is World War II and each night enemy bombers hammer London. Even the dead are unsettled. When Flossie encounters the ghost of a German soldier carrying a mysterious object, she becomes suspicious. What is he up to? Before long, Flossie uncovers a sinister plot that could result in the destruction of not only her cemetery, but also her beloved country. Can Flossie stop him before it is too late? UK: Amazon Waterstones WHSmith Book Depository Foyles  USA/Canada: Amazon Barnes&Noble Powell’s Book Depository Australia: Readings Dymocks Booktopia Book Depository

The Seven Keys (Australia/NZ)

Flossie Birdwhistle is the Turnkey at London’s Highgate Cemetery. Seven years have passed since Flossie saved her country from a ghostly invasion during World War II. Since then, things have been quiet. That is, until Flossie’s nemesis, Hugo Howsham, reveals a secret the pair have been keeping – the keys of the Magnificent Seven cemeteries can be combined to make a Turnkey not only mortal, but immortal. When Hugo Howsham begins stealing keys, the other Turnkeys turn against Flossie, trusting her no longer. With family, friends and her cemetery in danger, can Flossie find the inner strength to protect everything she has ever cared about? Readings Dymocks Booktopia Book Depository