Historical fiction rocks!
We are super excited to share the news that Black Powder by Ally Sherrick has WON the Historical Association's Young Quills Award! We're over the moon for Ally and her brilliant book. To celebrate, Ally shares why she loves a bit of history ... (more…)
The 2017 #TimesChickenHouse winner is…
On the hottest day EVER, Wednesday 21 June, our fabulous panel of judges gathered at the blissfully air-conditioned Savile Club in London. Over a table laden with tea, coffee and biscuits, our judges (pictured below) set themselves the difficult task of talking through our wonderful shortlist and ultimately deciding on a winner. (more…)
#TimesChickenHouse Competition: The Panel
We have a very exciting #TimesChickenHouse announcement on its way tomorrow... yes, a winner! But before we start the drumroll, we wanted to say a big thank you to our judges, who did a brilliant job of debating an incredibly competitive shortlist yesterday (more on that soon). Alongside our very own Publisher, Barry Cunningham, this fantastic panel of industry experts lent their expertise to the task, and we couldn't be more grateful. Here they are - can we have a round of applause, please? (more…)
Introducing our #TimesChickenHouse shortlistees: Part II
June is upon us - which means the winner of the 2017 Times/Chicken House Children's Fiction Competition will be announced later this month... eek! We can't wait to find out whose novel we'll be publishing. Last week we introduced two of our five wonderful shortlisted authors, Virginia Clay and Ruth Griffiths. Now, it's time to find out about our other shortlistees – Danny Rurlander, Jasbinder Bilan and Katherine Bassford ... (more…)
Storm Horse wins 2017 Heart of Hawick Award
We’re thrilled with the news that Storm Horse has won the Junior Fiction category of the wonderful Heart of Hawick Children's Book Award 2017 – congratulations to author Nick Garlick! Thank you to the organizers and the children who voted for Storm Horse as their winner. We asked Nick to write about his day at the ceremony... (more…)
Your new June read is here!
The skies are clear (at the time of writing!), and we’re SO EXCITED to be launching a brand new debut. The Boy Who Went Magic, by the supremely talented A. P. Winter, is taking flight today from the Chicken House coop! (more…)