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The wolves of Willoughby Chase. Illustrated by Pat Marriott by Aiken, Joan, 1924-2004

The fall of Fergal, or, Not so dingly in the Dell by Philip Ardagh ; with illustrations by David Roberts

A house called Awful End by Philip Ardagh ; illustrated by David Roberts

Molly Moon's incredible book of hypnotism by Georgia Byng

Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer

Gregor the Overlander by Suzanne Collins

The big house by Carolyn Coman ; pictures by Rob Shepperson

Whispering to witches by Anna Dale

The BFG by Roald Dahl ; pictures by Quentin Blake

Matilda by Roald Dahl ; illustrations by Quentin Blake

The witches by Roald Dahl ; pictures by Quentin Blake

The field guide by Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black

The Giggler treatment by Roddy Doyle ; with drawings by Brian Ajhar

The transmogrification of Roscoe Wizzle by David Elliott

Inkheart by Cornelia Funke ; translated from the German by Anthea Bell

Coraline by Neil Gaiman ; with illustrations by Dave McKean

Pure dead magic by Debi Gliori

The princess in the kitchen garden by Annemie and Margriet Heymans ; translated by Johanna H. Prins and Johanna W. Prins

Which witch? by Eva Ibbotson ; illustrated by Annabel Large

The Akhenaten adventure by P.B. Kerr

Leon and the spitting image by Allen Kurzweil

Afternoon of the elves by Janet Taylor Lisle

Seven spiders spinning by Gregory Maguire ; illustrated by Dirk Zimmer

Rare beasts by Charles Ogden ; illustrations by Rick Carton

Measle and the Wrathmonk by Ian Ogilvy

The ratastrophe catastrophe by David Lee Stone

The Amulet of Samarkand by Jonathan Stroud

Peppermints in the parlor by Barbara Brooks Wallace