About Us

About Us

Hachette Children's Group

Hachette Children's Group is one of the largest children's publishers in the UK with an excellent track record in creating bestselling and award-winning books for children of all ages and interests.

The group comprises the imprints Hodder Children's Group, Orchard Books, Orion Children's Books, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, Quercus Children's Books, Pat-a-Cake, Wren & Rook, Franklin Watts and Wayland Books. The Group is also the publisher of Enid Blyton and the owner of Enid Blyton Entertainment.

Across its imprints, Hachette Children's Group publishes a diverse range of books to cater for every child, including picture books, fiction, non-fiction and series and licensed publishing. Their authors, illustrators, series and licensees include: David Almond, Lauren Child, Cressida Cowell, Kes Gray, Jim Field, Nadiya Hussain, Patrice Lawrence, Michael Rosen, Francesca Simon, Alex T. Smith, Piers Torday, Rainbow Magic, My Little Pony and Pokemon.

Our imprints

Hodder Children's Group

Hodder Children's Books is home to a cross-section of respected and prize-winning writers and illustrators, and to some of the brighest new talents in fiction for children and young adults. Brands from Enid Blyton to Felicity Wishes, authors from Hilary McKay to David Almond and Cressida Cowell, artists from David Melling to Lauren Child, sit side-by-side on a list that is simply unparalleled.

Orchard Books

Orchard Book readers can choose from favourite picture books such as Giraffes Can't Dance, Dig, Dig Digging, slightly older readers can escape in to the wonderful world of series fiction in Rainbow Magic and Beast Quest, while teens can indulge in Ally Carter and Teri Terry. From the young, bright and bold to the edgy, glamorous and intense, Orchard Books provides a rich treasure-trove of titles.

Orion Children's Books

Orion Children's Books is the home of escapism, from children's favourite Horrid Henry to critcally acclaimed young adult fiction such as the Guardian Children's Prize shortlisted The Bone Spaarrow to the fantasy mastermind that is Leigh Bardugo, there is something for everyone.

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

LBBYR has a fantastic array of authors, from adored adult writer Jenny Colgan to Frank Lampard's Frankie's Magic Football series. They are home to plenty of fantastic middle-grade and teen fiction such as Rose Raventhorpe's Black Cats and Butlers and the gorgeous debut Seven Days of You.

Quercus Children's Books

Exciting, enchanting and engrossing- that is Quercus Children's fiction. We produce quality teen and YA fiction from debut author Josh Martin's gorgeously eerire Ariadnis to Lars Avery's heart-tearing The Memory Book to the wonderful There May Be A Castle by Piers Torday, all of the books on our list are books children, teens and young adults will want to talk about.

Franklin Watts

Franklin Watts is well-known for its high quality and attractive project and reader development books, which support the curriculum in all and at all ages. We have something for everyone - from top-quality non-fiction, perfect for classroom projects and homework help, to excelent reading books, which really get kids turning the pages. Frankling Watts aims ton give children of all abilities a life-long love of learning and books.


Wayland has been at the forefront of information resources for nearly 40 years, offering an extensive range of quality non-fiction for use in schools, libraries and the home. Thoroughly researched text adn excellent visuals makes them perfect for classroom teaching, project work and homework help. Wayland is committed to making educational books that will promote learning, satisfy the National Curriculum requiremenrts and instil a lifelong love of reading.

Wren & Rook

At Wren & Rook, we produce brave, diverse and imaginative books for children and young people. From our highly illustrated non-fiction stories to our personality-led titles for teens and young adults, our books offer trusted and authentic voices amid the clamour of online information. Wren & Rook books are crafted with exceptional narratives and stunning visual appeals, and are designed to be loved by children, to empower teens and to be admired by adults.


Pat-a-Cake is Hachette Children's new baby, pre-school and early years imprint. Our aim is to publish bold, bright and visually strong books with well-crafted, multi-layered content. Texts will be easy-to-use for least confident parents and aligned with child development endorsed by Pat-a-Cake's very own Child Development expert Dr Jaqueline Harding. Pat-a-Cake will take children and parents on a magical journey from sharing the very first baby book to watching little ones read all by themselves.