The Teacher's Tales of Terror (Bloomsbury Children's Books). Chris Priestley has readers on the edge of their seats in this trio of terrifying stories as a teacher and his pupils share three spine-chilling tales. But, of course, with a very surprising ending that resounds like a slamming door on a quiet night! Traction City (Scholastic Children's Books) - In a dangerous future world where gigantic, traction-powered cities attack and devour each other, London hunts where other predator dares. Hidden in its vast superstructure is a murderous creature that severs the right hands of its victims. A rebellious young aviatrix and a secretive scavenger boy are about to come face to face with a robotic Stalker that is terrifyingly out of control.
Chris Priestley is not only a brilliant novelist he is also an illustrator. His illustrations have appeared in publications like the Economist and New Statesman and on the cover of his latest novel for Bloomsbury, The Dead of Winter. Chris lives in Cambridge with his family. www.bloomsbury.com/chrispriestley Philip Reeve trained as an illustrator and has contributed art to many children's books including Horrible Histories. He has been writing since he was five years old. Mortal Engines was his first published title and launched an internationally bestselling series whose seventh title, Scrivener's Moon, is published in 2011. He lives on Dartmoor. www.philip-reeve.com