Polka Dot Shop

When Andy’s school announces a new no-uniform policy, her classmates are over the moon – but her heart sinks.

All she wants is to dress like everyone else, but her mum’s the owner of a run-down kooky vintage boutique, so she’s bound to look – well – different. But when Andy finds a gorgeous bag full of designer goodies in the shop’s storeroom, everything changes. Can she learn to love vintage, and help transform her mum’s shop into something truly special?

From the acclaimed author of the Secret Cooking Club series, this is a fresh, authentic, and totally addictive novel about how real makeovers go so much deeper than clothes.

Get Your Bake On

Posted by Jazz on Friday August 11th, 2017

The second novel in Laurel Remington's delicious Secret Cooking Club series, Confetti & Cake, is out now! Laurel has stopped by our blog to chat about why she loves The Great British Bake Off (who doesn't?)!
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Secret Cooking Club: Confetti and Cake

Scarlett’s blog has found success beyond her wildest dreams.

A TV show is on the cards and the Secret Cooking Club has several new members. What’s more, her mum is getting married, and Scarlett is baking the wedding cake. Everything is perfect ... or is it? Her estranged dad arrives in town unannounced, and Scarlett’s friends say fame has gone to her head. As the wedding approaches, she has much more on her mind than the perfect bake …

The warm, fun and cosy sequel to The Secret Cooking Club – perfect for junior bakers! 

NaNoWriMo Nov Day 4: Laurel Remington

Posted by Jazz on Friday November 4th, 2016

Today it's the turn of last year's Times/Chicken House Children's Fiction Competition winner (and now published author of The Secret Cooking Club!): Laurel Remington! (more…)

AUGUST BOOKS!

Posted by Kesia on Thursday August 4th, 2016

As August arrives in a flurry of rain, we're enjoyed some serious bookish sunshine in the Chicken House offices, with three totally gripping reads ... (more…)

Passing the Crown

Posted by Jazz on Monday June 13th, 2016

Laurel Remington won the 2015 Times/Chicken House Children's Fiction Competition with The Secret Cooking Club, which will be published by Chicken House in August 2016. Here she tells us what her publishing journey has been like, and her advice for the final five. (more…)

We have a longlist!

Posted by Jazz on Thursday March 31st, 2016

We're very pleased to be announcing the longlist for the Times/Chicken House Children's Fiction Competition! Our team of experienced readers read every single submission – and there were lots! – and along with Barry Cunningham and the Chicken House team have drawn up a longlist of the twenty very best submissions. So, here they are!  (more…)