A Guide To Abi Elphinstone’s Books

The Frost Goblin - for 5+ years, fully illustrated

In Bertie Crash-Wallop's noisy family, it can sometimes feel like there is no room for a quiet boy like him. Then Bertie discovers a family of goblins on the night of the deepest frost. Can he help them scatter their frost magic before it’s too late, and can the goblins show Bertie what it means to belong?

The Snow Dragon for 5+ years, fully illustrated

In Griselda Bone's gloomy orphanage, daydreaming is banned, skipping is forbidden and Christmas is well and truly cancelled. But for Phoebe and her sausage dog, Herb, is it possible that magic awaits in the swirling, snow-filled air?

Saving Neverland - for 7+ years, partly illustrated, standalone title

Martha Pennydrop is ten and desperate to grow up. But growing up is a tricky business. It means turning your back on fun and imagination because those were the things that led to the Terrible Day when something awful nearly happened to Martha's younger brother, Scruff, which would have been All Her Fault. But when Martha and Scruff discover a drawer full of mysterious gold dust in the bedroom of their new house - along with a window that's seemingly impossible to close - it's the start of an incredible adventure to a magical world: Neverland! The Pennydrops' new house used to belong to another family - the Darlings - who once visited this world themselves. Now Peter Pan is back and in need of their help. Neverland is in the icy grip of a curse cast long ago by Captain Hook. Winter beasts patrol the island, Neverland’s magic is running out and only Martha, Scruff and Peter Pan can save it. But can they outwit all the snow tigers and frost bears standing in their way?

Sky Song - for 8+ years, standalone title

In the snowy kingdom of Erkenwald, whales glide between icebergs, wolves hunt on the tundra and polar bears roam the glaciers. But the people of this land aren’t so easy to find - because Erkenwald is ruled by an evil Ice Queen and the tribes must stay hidden or risk becoming her prisoners at Winterfang Palace.
Join Eska, a girl who breaks free from a cursed music box, and Flint, a boy whose inventions could change the fate of Erkenwald forever, as they journey to the Never Cliffs and beyond in search of an ancient, almost forgotten, song with the power to force the Ice Queen back. This is a story about an eagle huntress, an inventor and an organ made of icicles. But it is also a story about belonging, even at the very edges of our world…

The Unmapped Chronicles: Everdark, Rumblestar, Jungledrop, The Crackledawn Dragon - for 8+ years

Unbeknown to most people, there are four secret kingdoms hovering on the edges of our world: Rumblestar, Crackledawn, Jungledrop and Silvercrag. Each kingdom is filled to the brim with magical creatures who conjure up weather for our world. Drizzle hags brew rain and snow trolls beaver away with moon syrup and cloud wisp to make snow… But an evil harpy called Morg wants to steal all the Unmapped magic for herself which, in turn, is sending our world’s weather into chaos. Join various kids from our world (like Casper Tock, Fox Petty-Squabble and Zebedee Bolt) as they journey into the Unmapped Kingdoms – past fire krakens, sea witches and storm ogres – to save Earth from Morg’s dark magic.

Everdark, the series prequel, is printed with dyslexia-friendly text.

The Dreamsnatcher series: The Dreamsnatcher, The Shadow Keeper, The Night Spinner - for 8+ years

Join Moll, Alfie, Sid and wildcat Gryff as they embark on a perilous quest to find the Amulets of Truth – three legendary objects steeped in riddles and buried in curses which have the power to stop the dreaded Shadowmasks taking over the world.

The Ember Spark series: Ember Spark and the Thunder of Dragons - for 8+ years

A magical new series filled with adventure, wonder and edge-of-your-seat excitement, set in a world of daring dragons and magical maladies by the best-selling author of Sky Song, Abi Elphinstone, illustrated by Kristina Kister.