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Hachette Children's Group

Autumn 2016 Rights Guide

The Spring 2016 Hachette Children's Group rights guide for Franklin Watts, Hodder Childrens, Orchard Books, Little,Brown Books for Young Readers, Orion Childrens, Quercus Childrens and Wayland Books are available below to download.

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The Falcon Chronicles: Shark Seas Activity Sheets

Steve Backshall Activity Sheets

Hachette Children's Group

Spring 2016 Rights Guide

Download the Hachette Children's Group Rights Guide for Spring 2016.

Author Spotlight with Graham Marks

Ryan Graudin

Ryan Graudin was born in Charleston, South Carolina with a severe case of wanderlust. When she's not travelling, she's busy photographing weddings, writing and spending time with her husband and wolf-dog.

22 Mar
The Hawth, Hawth Avenue, Crawley RH10 6YZ

Big Red Bath at The Hawth, Crawley


Big Red Bath theatre show at The Hawth, Crawley

08 Mar
Biddick Lane, Fatfield, Washington NE38 8AB

Big Red Bath at Arts Centre Washington


Big Red Bath theatre show at Arts Centre Washington

27 Sep
Baptist Church, Southfield Lane, Wigtown, Wigtownshire, DG8 9ES Scotland

James Campbell at Wigtown Book Festival


Join James Campbell as he reveals his latest book in the Boyface series.

28 Sep
Children's Marquee, South Main Street, Wigtown, Wigtownshire, Scotland DG8 9EH

Jamie Thomson at Wigtown Book Festival


Don't miss Jamie Thomson as he talks about his latest book - full of aliens and abductions!

30 Aug
Baillie Gifford Imagination Lab

Phil Earle at Edinburgh Festival

5pm - 6pm
30 Aug
Baillie Gifford Imagination Lab

Phil Earle at Edinburgh Festival

5pm - 6pm
22 Feb
Festival Village under Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre, London, SE1 8XX

Alex T. Smith and Caryl Hart at Imagine Festival: Storytelling and Illustration

Monster High


Ghoulfriends Forever is a brand-new Monster High series, introducing three new monster characters.

06 Apr
Union Blue Room, Cambridge Union, 9a Bridge Street, Cambridge, CB2 1UB

Clementine Beauvais at the Cambridge Literary Festival

11:30am - 12:30pm

Clementine Beauvais at Cambridge Literary Festival

Monster High

Graphic Novels

Brand new stories about all your favourite Monster High characters come to life in this gorgeous full-colour graphic novel.

Monster High

Junior Novel

Welcome to Monster High where the children of the world's most famous monsters brave the horrors of high school!

Author Spotlight with Graham Marks

Ally Carter

Ally Carter is the international best-selling author of two hugely successful YA series: The Gallagher Girls spy sequence and the crime thriller Heist Society novels. Here she talks to Graham Marks about her writing career, how she writes, and what it’s been like to work on United We Spy, the last in the Gallagher Girls series…

Press Release


Hachette Children’s Group CEO, Hilary Murray Hill is delighted to announce the launch of two new imprints which will both begin publishing in 2017.

Author Spotlight with Graham Marks

Taran Matharu

Taran was born in London in 1990 and found a passion for reading at a very early age. His love for stories developed into a desire to create his own, writing his first book at nine years old. Straight after graduating with a First Class degree in Business Administration, Taran was keen to explore a new avenue and get inside the publishing world, landing an internship in Digital Sales at Penguin Random House, from June to September 2013. At twenty-two, while taking time off to travel, Taran began to write Summoner, taking part in Nanowrimo 2013. Thanks to and updating daily, its popularity dramatically increased, reaching over three million reads in less than six months. After being featured by NBC News, Taran decided to launch his professional writing career and has never looked back.