Just read the "Dinglemen" book by new author Karen Hocking. It is fantastic - you absolutely have to read it, particularly if you are a fan of fantasy fiction, as I am. It's a great story, written for children. I would estimate it at the 8+ market, but this definitely 8+++ loved it. Its a little like Terry Pratchett (whom I also love) and is a lovely, quirky tale of ... no, I won't spoil it for you. Its definitely on my Christmas gift list for my nieces and nephews, and my husband too.