An ode to writing competitions ...

Posted by Jazz on Friday October 26th, 2018

Nicki Thornton's debut novel The Last Chance Hotel won the Times/Chicken House Children's Fiction Competition in 2016 and is currently Waterstones' Children's Book of the Month. Nicki has dropped by the blog to share how the competition changed her life ... 

Introducing THE FIRE MAKER

Posted by Jazz on Friday October 19th, 2018

We’re so thrilled to announce that we’ve acquired the second novel by Guy Jones, author of beautiful and critically acclaimed The Ice Garden. Guy’s new middle-grade, standalone novel is called The Fire Maker and it’s a magical-realist adventure with a genie at its heart and the feel of an instant classic. (more…)

Small, furry and born to protect: meet POG

Posted by Kesia on Friday October 5th, 2018

We’re SO EXCITED to reveal the cover and title for Pádraig Kenny’s new standalone novel for middle-grade readers, Pog, which is coming out in April 2019! (more…)


Posted by Jazz on Wednesday October 3rd, 2018

IT'S HALLOWEEN TIME. Yup, for the entire month of October it's entirely acceptable to dress solely in costume and only communicate via songs from The Nightmare Before Christmas (Halloween or Christmas film? The eternal debate). AND, seeing as the weather has become properly autumny now, we have even more of an excuse to stay inside and read – and we've got you covered. (more…)