The Girl of Ink & Stars wins the Waterstones Children's Book Prize

Posted by Jazz on Friday March 31st, 2017

We are absolutely over the moon to share that The Girl of Ink & Stars, the debut novel from Kiran Millwood Hargrave, has won the Waterstones Children's Book Prize 2017!

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It's longlist time!

Posted by Kesia on Friday March 24th, 2017

It’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for: we’re delighted to present the longlist of the 2017 Times/ Chicken House Children’s Fiction Competition! (more…)

Love Song wins the Romantic Novel Award!

Posted by Jazz on Tuesday March 14th, 2017

We are thrilled that Sophia Bennett has won the Romantic Novel of the Year Award for her YA contemporary romance, Love Song – the only YA novel to do so in the Romantic Novelists' Association 57-year history! (more…)

Chicken House acquires The Breathing Sea by Lindsay Galvin

Posted by Kesia on Monday March 6th, 2017

We’re super excited to announce a brand new acquisition, The Breathing Sea by debut author Lindsay Galvin. An electrifying and unputdownable YA adventure, the novel follows a group of teens stranded on a desert island as they uncover a thrilling underwater secret … (more…)

Beetle Queen is scuttling into bookshops now ...

Posted by Jazz on Friday March 3rd, 2017

M.G. Leonard's wickedly wonderful Beetle Boy sequel, Beetle Queen, isn't officially publishing until 6th April – but you may have noticed that some lucky readers have managed to get their hands on an early copy (ft. incredible spotty edges!). (more…)

New books for March!

Posted by Jazz on Thursday March 2nd, 2017

We are utterly spoilt for choice this month, with three very different but equally excellent reads hitting the shelves on 2nd March. Whether you're up for an exciting sci-fi with a badass female lead, a heart-in-mouth YA tale of abduction, or a real-life historical journey with a beautiful bond between one boy and his elephant: WE'VE GOT YOU COVERED. (more…)