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Hodder Children's Books

The Invincible Tony Spears and the Brilliant Blob

Neal Layton
Authors:
Neal Layton

Tony has settled into his new school, but things never stay the same for long - Tony's mum announces that he is going to have a new little brother or sister. When things get too much, Tony likes to press the red button in the kitchen cupboard, and climb aboard The Invincible spaceship to chill amongst intergalactic life. This time, Tony notices a lonely looking blob hanging around space. Against the computer's warnings, Tony takes the lonely blob 'Dot' back to planet Earth so they can keep each other company. It's fun playing space games with Dot. But, Dot is has very peculiar food habits. The school has a plumbing malfunction, does it have something to do with Dot? Will Tony be able to come up with a plan to calm Dot down before his school presentation and the fancy dress disco? And can Dot help Tony realise how fun caring for a small creature can be?

Orchard Books

Ultimate Creative Colouring

Orchard Books

I Love My Birthday

Giles Andreae, Emma Dodd
Contributors:
Giles Andreae, Emma Dodd

From the author of Giraffes Can't Dance and the award-winning creators of I Love My Mummy and I Love My Daddy comes a picture book about the fun and excitement of being a year older!From birthday kisses to party games with friends, all the joy of the big day is captured through true-to-life humour and lovely pictures. The perfect present for every birthday girl or boy, this book will delight time and time again.With exuberant rhyming text from Giles Andreae and bright bold illustrations from Emma Dodd.

Orchard Books

I Love My Grandad

Giles Andreae, Emma Dodd
Contributors:
Giles Andreae, Emma Dodd

A celebration of grandparents and the special role they play in family life.My grandad is a special man. If I can't do it - Grandad can!The joy of spending a fun-filled day with grandad is explored with warmth and humour in this delightful picture book from Giles Andreae and Emma Dodd - the creators of the award-winning I Love My Mummy and I Love My Daddy.The perfect gift for every family - on Grandparent's Day, or indeed at any time of the year!

Orchard Books

I Love My Granny

Giles Andreae, Emma Dodd
Contributors:
Giles Andreae, Emma Dodd

A celebration of grandparents and the special role they play in family life from the author of international bestseller, Giraffes Can't Dance.The joy of spending a fun-filled day with granny is explored with true-to-life humour and warm, cheerful pictures. The perfect present for every family - on Grandparent's Day, or indeed at any time of the year! - this book will delight time and time again. Giles Andreae, whose rhyming text perfectly captures the joyful exuberance of young children, and the award-winning Emma Dodd, whose cheerful colours and irrepressible illustrations delight children and their parents everywhere.

Orchard Books

I Love My Puppy

Giles Andreae, Emma Dodd
Contributors:
Giles Andreae, Emma Dodd

From the team behind the ever popular I Love My Mummy and I Love My Daddy comes a book to delight anyone who either owns, or wants to own, a pet. When a new puppy joins the family, this cute little bundle of joy brings both fun and new responsibilities! The excitement of this big event is explored with warmth and wit by Giles Andreae, the author of international bestseller Giraffes Can't Dance (from walks in the park, to chewed shoelaces!). Pitch-perfect rhyme and bold friendly art make this book great to share with even the youngest child.Praise for I Love My Daddy:'Simple but touching tribute to the role a dad plays in life' - Daily MailPraise for I Love My Mummy (winner of the Booktrust Early Years Award):'A joyful read for you and your baby' - Junior

Orion Children's Books

Horrid Henry's Tricky Tricks

Francesca Simon, Tony Ross
Contributors:
Francesca Simon, Tony Ross

Following in the footsteps of previous gift books (HH'S DREADFUL DEEDS, HH'S HOUSE OF HORRORS, HH RULES THE WORLD, HH'S EVIL ENEMIES, HH'S WICKED WAYS, HH'S BIG BAD BOOK, HH SHOWS WHO'S BOSS), enjoy the best of Horrid Henry in this compilation of Horrid Henry's most terrible tricks!In these ten favourite stories chosen from the Horrid Henry books, Henry finds a fool-proof way to win at Gotcha, wakes the dead, gets his own back on Stuck-Up Steve, builds the best snowman ever and finds yet another fiendishly funny way to trick Perfect Peter. Plus, there are awesome extras including Gotcha rules, Henry's Talent Show Rap, Grump Cards and the TRUE autobiography of Henry, Lord High Excellent Majesty of the Purple Hand Gang. This is the perfect Christmas gift book for Horrid Henry fans!

Orion Children's Books

She Is Not Invisible

Marcus Sedgwick
Authors:
Marcus Sedgwick

Laureth Peak's father is a writer. For years he's been trying, and failing, to write a novel about coincidence. His wife thinks he's obsessed, Laureth thinks he's on the verge of a breakdown. He's supposed to be doing research in Austria, so when his notebook shows up in New York, Laureth knows something is wrong.On impulse she steals her mother's credit card and heads for the States, taking her strange little brother Benjamin with her. Reunited with the notebook, they begin to follow clues inside, trying to find their wayward father. Ahead lie challenges and threats, all of which are that much tougher for Laureth than they would be for any other 16-year old. Because Laureth Peak is blind.Features an author's note read by Marcus Sedgwick and a bonus conversation between the author and reader.Read by Anna Cannings, from braille. Anna Cannings was born blind with Bilateral Microphthalmia. She grew up in Sussex, where she attended local mainstream schools. At 18, Anna set up her own audio production company, before embracing acting, taking guest lead roles in prime time TV dramas William and Mary and Bodies. Anna was chosen by artist Marc Quinn to be the subject of his marble sculpture on display at the famous White Cube gallery and by artist Rona Lee for her National Oceanography installation. She enjoys keep fit and walking with her guide dog Reno. Visit www.annacannings.com for more about Anna and her work.

Orchard Books

Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Book?

Lauren Child
Authors:
Lauren Child
Orchard Books

Rumble in the Jungle

Giles Andreae, David Wojtowycz
Contributors:
Giles Andreae, David Wojtowycz

Come into the jungle for a noisy rhyming romp packed with all the favourite animals - from tigers to chimpanzees - brought to life with fun, vibrant artwork. This bestselling picture book from an award-winning creative team is a delight to read aloud and share with young children.Now available as an interactive book app! http://bit.ly/RumbleJungleApp

Orchard Books Press Release

Worcestershire Teen Book Award Shortlist

Worcestershire schools have shortlisted Ultraviolet for their Teen Book Award.

Hachette UK announces the creation of a single publishing division for children’s books

Hachette Children's Group Announcement

Tim Hely Hutchinson, CEO of Hachette UK, today announces the creation of the Hachette Children’s Group, a single publishing division comprising Hachette Children’s Books, Orion Children’s Publishing and Little, Brown Books for Young Readers.

Robert Muchamore speaks to Graham Marks

Interview with Robert Muchamore

For official reasons the characters in Robert Muchamore’s award-winning Cherub and Henderson’s Boys series don’t exist. The man behind these worldwide bestsellers certainly does, and here he talks to Graham Marks about writing, research and how he came to create the shadowy, sometimes savage and very real world of Charles Henderson…

Author Spotlight with Graham Marks

Robert Muchamore

For official reasons the characters in Robert Muchamore’s award-winning Cherub and Henderson’s Boys series don’t exist. The man behind these worldwide bestsellers certainly does, and here he talks to Graham Marks about writing, research and how he came to create the shadowy, sometimes savage and very real world of Charles Henderson…

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Hodder Children’s Books sign youngest author ever – the boy with the big art!

Hodder Children’s Books are delighted to announce the acquisition of Jack Draws Anything, a collection of wonderful drawings by the Internet sensation Jack Henderson

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Orchard Books to be Read on CBeebies

We are very excited to announce that two of our books will be read on CBeebies on their ‘Bedtime Stories Feature’ next week!

Orchard Books Press Release

Heist Society Movie Planned

Warner Brothers have announced Hollywood actress Drew Barrymore is to produce and direct the film adaptation of Heist Society by Ally Carter

Orchard Books Press Release

Ultraviolet Shortlisted for Nebula Awards

Orchard Books are delighted to announce that Ultraviolet by RJ Anderson has been shortlisted for the Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy Book as part of The Nebula Awards.

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Jamie Thompson's ' The Dark Lord' Wins Roald Dahl Funny Prize 2012

Orchard Books is thrilled to announce that Jamie Thomson, author of Dark Lord: The Teenage Years is a Roald Dahl Funny Prize winner 2012 in the 7-14 category.

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SLA Second Information Book Award

The School Library Association is delighted to announce the Information Book Award 2012 is opening for submissions on 20th February, sponsored by Hachette Children’s Books.