Introducing our #TimesChickenHouse shortlistees

Posted by Kesia on Wednesday May 31st, 2017

We’re so excited about the Times/ Chicken House competition shortlist – and, of course, the winner announcement at the end of June! In the meantime, we thought we’d properly introduce our fabulous five shortlistees, and ask them a few questions about their work. Our first two are the supremely talented Virginia Clay and Ruth Griffiths … (more…)

The #TimesChickenHouse shortlist is here!

Posted by Kesia on Friday May 5th, 2017

Our discerning Publisher, Barry Cunningham, has had the tricky job of picking out the top five longlisted submissions for the Times/Chicken House Children's Fiction Competition shortlist. We don’t envy him: picking a longlist was difficult enough – the standard was truly spectacular! – but we’re pleased to say that he’s arrived at a decision. Drumroll please – our shortlist is … (more…)

Hey, it’s May!

Posted by Jazz on Thursday May 4th, 2017

Yippee! Anyone off for a summer holiday yet? No, me neither. Never mind: instead, we’ve got two incredible titles lined up for your reading pleasure. Both of these books are genuinely special and unforgettable – not that we’re biased, or anything …