In 2002, British author Jenny Nimmo gave readers Midnight for Charlie Bone, the first in the Children of the Red King book series. The Children of the Red King Charlie Bone book series numbers eight, with a new series featuring Charlie Bone called Chronicles of the Red King. Jenny Nimmo books are weird (in the Shakespearean sense of the word) and whimsical As a protagonist, Charlie Bone is of royal and magical blood, with supernatural powers, but is likable and credible.
The book titles in the United States are Midnight for Charlie Bone, Charlie Bone and the Time Twister, Charlie Bone and the Castle of Mirrors, Charlie Bone and the Invisible Boy, Charlie Bone and the Hidden King, Charlie Bone and the Wilderness Wolf, Charlie Bone and the Shadow of Badlock and Charlie Bone and the Red Knight. Here are free printable Charlie Bone activities. The Chronicles of the Red King are the Secret Kingdom, The Stones of Ravengloss and the Leopards’ Gold. She has another series called The Snow Spider too.