Help us #CrackTheFeverCode!

Posted by Jazz on Wednesday September 13th, 2017

To celebrate the paperback release of The Fever Code, the fifth book in James Dashner's multi-million-selling Maze Runner series, we decided to launch with something a little more ... mysterious! (more…)

Beetle Boy is a Tom Fletcher Book Club pick!

Posted by Jazz on Wednesday September 13th, 2017

Here at Chicken House we are very excited to announce that Beetle Boy by M.G. Leonard has been selected for the first-ever Tom Fletcher Book Club, exclusive to WHSmith! (more…)

DRAGON RIDER is getting a sequel!

Posted by Jazz on Friday February 24th, 2017

We are super proud and pleased to announce some very exciting news – the wonderful Cornelia Funke is back with a sequel to the bestselling fantasy novel Dragon Rider(more…)

Introducing our Young Judge ...

Posted by Kesia on Friday February 17th, 2017

Only one month to go before the Times/Chicken House Children's Fiction Competition longlist announcement, and while our team are feverishly reading through our biggest EVER number of submissions, we have some very exciting news  … (more…)

Maz Evans is Spurgeons' first ever ambassador

Posted by Jazz on Wednesday February 8th, 2017

Those of you who've already managed to get your hands on a copy of Who Let the Gods Out? will know that it is not lacking in the hilarity stakes – readers young and old have been loving Maz Evans' hilarious mythological romp. But it's also the tale of a young boy in a very difficult position: caring for his very poorly mum whilst still at school. (more…)

Who Let the Gods Out? is Waterstones Children's Book of the Month!

Posted by Jazz on Wednesday February 1st, 2017

We are SUPER excited to share the wonderful news that Who Let the Gods Out? by Maz Evans is Waterstones' Children's Book of the Month! We could not be more thrilled for this wonderful book and its wonderful author - ever since Maz's story stormed into the chicken coop with a bolt of lightning, we knew it was going to be something special ... (more…)

The Secret of Nightingale Wood is Waterstones' Children's Book of the Month!

Posted by Jazz on Saturday October 1st, 2016

Introducing The Secret of Nightingale Wood by Lucy Strange – a gorgeous, haunting winter read, and now Waterstones' Children's Book of the Month!  (more…)

APPRENTICE WITCHES!

Posted by Kesia on Thursday June 30th, 2016

Exactly one week to go until James Nicol’s The Apprentice Witch is magicked into the book world, and we’re delighted to announce that we’ve acquired two more novels in the series – hurray! But what’s it all about? (more…)

And the winner is ...

Posted by Kesia on Friday June 17th, 2016

On Monday at the Savile Club, in the downpour of the British summer, our ten judges sat down over coffee and biscuits to decide on the winner of the 2016 Times/Chicken House Children’s Fiction Competition. The debate was heated: every one of our shortlisted novels received passionate support. But ultimately, there can only be one winner. And the winner is … (more…)

Our shortlist is here!

Posted by Jazz on Friday April 29th, 2016

From the huge amount of entries we received to this year's Times/Chicken House Children's Fiction Competition, we've managed to narrow it down to just five! It was a tough job - each of this year's longlistees were truly fantastic, each story filled to the brim with originality, outstanding writing and completely riveting plots. Each longlisted submission left our team of readers glued to the pages, and it was no mean feat to whittle 20 stories down to five. So without further ado, here they are!  (more…)