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Hodder Children's Books

The Story of Tantrum O'Furrily

Cressida Cowell, Mark Nicholas
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Cressida Cowell, Mark Nicholas

'One wild and windy night a stray cat called Tantrum O'Furrily and her three hungry kittens were dancing across the roof tops' With beautiful illustrations by Mark Nicholas, winner of the Carmelite Prize and written by Cressida Cowell, creator of the bestselling How to train Your Dragon series.Tantrum O'Furrily's kittens are hungry and doubt that a story can ease a stray cat's rumbling stomach. They soon learn that stories are powerful, and that if you're courageous you might find a saucer of milk at the end of that story.

Quercus Children's Books

There May Be a Castle

Piers Torday
Authors:
Piers Torday

A remarkable story about love and death from the winner of the Guardian Children's Fiction PrizeEleven-year-old Mouse is travelling to see his grandparents on Christmas Eve with his mother and two sisters. But it's snowing, and visibility is bad, and the car goes off the road, and crashes. Mouse is thrown from the car. When he wakes, he's not in his world any more. He meets a sheep named Bar, who can only say Baaa, and a sarcastic horse named Nonky, who is a surprising mix of his beloved toy horse and his older sister.So begins a quest to find a castle in a world of wonder - a world of monsters, minstrels, dangerous knights and mysterious wizards; a world of terrifying danger but also more excitement than Mouse has ever known.But why are they looking for a castle? As the cold grows, we realise it might just have something to do with the family he's left behind; and that Mouse's quest is more important than ever. This is a novel about love and death. It's about the power of stories to change the way we view the world - and it's about the power of a child to change their own world. Emotionally arresting but ultimately uplifting, this is a remarkable novel for our times.

Hodder Children's Books

Nadiya's Bake Me a Story

Nadiya Hussain, Clair Rossiter
Contributors:
Nadiya Hussain, Clair Rossiter

Join Great British Bake Off sensation Nadiya Hussain for scrumptious stories and delicious bakes that all the family can enjoy.A unique combination of storybook and cookbook, with all recipes and stories devised and written by Nadiya herself, Nadiya's Bake Me a Story brings families into the kitchen to spend time together sharing stories and cooking. - Make yummy butter-bean patties and, while they are in the oven, enjoy the story of Jack and the Bean-Patty Stalk- Meet Ruby-Red and the Three Bears, then bake your Very-Berry muffins- Join Rapunzel on an adventure, then make her carrot and nutmeg cookies- Bake some pumpkin and spice flapjacks, then curl up with the tale of Cinderella and her pumpkinsCombining playful photography of Nadiya and her children with vibrant illustrations by Clair Rossiter, this glorious celebration of the joy of sharing food and stories is the perfect addition to every family's kitchen!

Hodder Children's Books

Emily Brown and the Elephant Emergency

Cressida Cowell, Neal Layton
Contributors:
Cressida Cowell, Neal Layton

Emily Brown, Stanley the bunny and Matilda the elephant are busy going on adventures, but every time they get to a particularly exciting part . . . Ring! Ring! goes the Emergency Telephone and it's Matilda's mummy on the end worrying that Matilda isn't wearing her wellies, or eating properly or almost anything. How can Emily Brown persuade her that sometimes adventures are good? This brilliant title from this award-winning team is a witty and poignant book about the importance of spending quality time with your children and allowing them to explore the world around them.'A sensitive and witty handling of fears that has a valuable lesson for adults too. Great fun.' - Daily MailWritten by Cressida Cowell, the bestselling author of the How to Train Your Dragon series. http://www.cressidacowell.co.uk/Illustrated by award winning Neal Layton, creator of Stanley's Stick. http://www.neallayton.co.uk/

Hodder Children's Books

Cheer Up Your Teddy Emily Brown

Cressida Cowell, Neal Layton
Contributors:
Cressida Cowell, Neal Layton

Emily Brown and her side-kick rabbit, Stanley, are back and this time they're on a mission to cheer up one very unhappy teddy bear. But, no matter what they try, the teddy bear is STILL miserable. Emily Brown has had ENOUGH!With an important message that children will understand, this is storytelling at its best, from an exciting creative team in children's books.'Will both delight fans, and give them something to reflect on. Layton's illustrations are a joy, matching the text perfectly.' - BooksellerWritten by Cressida Cowell, the bestselling author of the How to Train Your Dragon series. http://www.cressidacowell.co.uk/Illustrated by award winning Neal Layton, creator of Stanley's Stick. http://www.neallayton.co.uk/

Hodder Children's Books

Emily Brown and the Thing

Cressida Cowell, Neal Layton
Contributors:
Cressida Cowell, Neal Layton
Hodder Children's Books

That Rabbit Belongs To Emily Brown

Cressida Cowell, Neal Layton
Contributors:
Cressida Cowell, Neal Layton
Hachette Children's Group

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Hachette Children’s Books is one of the most successful 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.

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.

Hodder Children's Books

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Hodder Children's Books is home to a cross-section of respected and prize-winning writers and illustrators, and to some of the brightest 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.

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Hodder Children's Books

Hodder Children's Books is home to a cross-section of respected and prize-winning writers and illustrators, and to some of the brightest 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.

Hodder Children's Books

Hodder Children's Books is home to a cross-section of respected and prize-winning writers and illustrators, and to some of the brightest new talents in fiction for children and young adults. Brands from Enid Blyton to Strictly Come Dancing, authors from Robert Muchamore to David Almond and Cressida Cowell, artists from David Melling to Mick Inkpen, sit side-by-side on a list that is simply unparalleled.

About Hodder Children's

Hodder Children's Books is home to a cross-section of respected and prize-winning writers and illustrators, and to some of the brightest new talents in fiction for children and young adults. Brands from Enid Blyton to Strictly Come Dancing, authors from Robert Muchamore to David Almond and Cressida Cowell, artists from David Melling to Mick Inkpen, sit side-by-side on a list that is simply unparalleled.

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Hodder Children's Books is home to a cross-section of respected and prize-winning writers and illustrators, and to some of the brightest new talents in fiction for children and young adults. Brands from Enid Blyton to Strictly Come Dancing, authors from Robert Muchamore to David Almond and Cressida Cowell, artists from David Melling to Mick Inkpen, sit side-by-side on a list that is simply unparalleled.

Charity Auction

The BIG-Hearted Book

A private charity auction will be held on Tuesday 6th August at the Illustration Cupboard in London. The event will mark the publication of The BIG-Hearted Book and will auction off original and specially donated artwork from some of the best names in children’s illustration to raise funds for the International Children’s Heart Foundation. Artists including Quentin Blake, Tony Ross, David Melling, Cressida Cowell and Mick Inkpen have created pieces showing their best-loved character holding a heart.

Cressida Cowell

Cressida grew up in London and on a small, uninhabited island off the west coast of Scotland. The island had no roads, houses or electricity. For the first four years, the family would be dropped off like castaways on the island by a local boatman and picked up again two weeks later. Imagine being like Robinson Crusoe and having a whole island to yourself to explore… By the time Cressida was eight, the family had built a small stone house on the island, so they no longer had to camp out in tents, which made life much drier. Her father got a boat, so they could fish for enough food to feed the family for the whole summer. Every year, Cressida spent the long summer holiday, and some of the spring, on the island. The house was lit by candle-light, and there was no electricity, telephone or television, so Cressida and the family lived like people in the olden days. In the evening, Cressida’s father told the children old Scottish tales about the people who lived on the surrounding islands, who were always fighting and tricking each other, and about dragons living in caves in the cliffs. Cressida spent her time writing stories, fishing for things to eat, and exploring the island looking for these dragons. These childhood experiences (quite apart from her fluency in Old Norse, of course), made her delighted to be approached to translate the Hiccup memoirs. After school, Cressida obtained a BA in English Literature from Oxford University, a BA in Graphic Design from St Martin’s and an MA in Narrative Illustration from Brighton. Cressida wrote and illustrated her first picture book, Little Bo Peep’s Library Book for Hodder Children’s Books in 1998. She loves to write picture books and her Emily Brown series, illustrated by Neal Layton, was winner of the 5 and Under category of the Nestlé Children’s Book Prize 2006. Her first novel for eight to twelve year olds, How to Train Your Dragon, was published to popular and critical acclaim in 2003. Cressida is married to Simon Cowell (who is not THAT Simon Cowell, but a quite different Simon Cowell). They live in London with their three children, Maisie, Clementine and Alexander.

21 Mar
Sheldonian Theatre, Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3AZ

Cressida Cowell at Oxford Literary Festival

12pm - 1pm

Join the one and only Cressida Cowell, author and illustrator of the fabulous book series and DreamWorks movie franchise How To Train Your Dragon.

Piers Torday

Piers Torday began his career in theatre and then television as a producer and writer. His bestselling first book for children, The Last Wild, was shortlisted for the Waterstones Children's Book Award and nominated for the CILIP Carnegie Medal as well as numerous other awards. His second book, The Dark Wild, won the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize. The third book in the trilogy, The Wild Beyond, was published in 2015 to critical acclaim. His next book for children, There May Be A Castle, will be published in October 2016. The son of the late Paul Torday (author of Salmon Fishing in the Yemen) Piers recently completed his father's final unfinished novel, The Death of an Owl.In regular demand as a speaker at schools and festivals, Piers is also a reading helper with Beanstalk, a former judge on the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize, a Patron of Reading at Heathmere School and a trustee of the Pleasance Theatre.Born in Northumberland, Piers now lives in London with his husband and hopefully a cat.

Press Release

THE HACHETTE CHILDREN’S GROUP ANNOUNCES TWO NEW IMPRINTS FOR 2017

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.

Nadiya Hussain

Never again will she say she can't. Nadiya can and she will. Nadiya Hussain's delicious bakes and desserts, captivating smile and sparkling personality made her a hugely popular winner of 2015's Great British Bake Off. Her first children's book, Nadiya's Bake Me a StoryT, hit the bestseller charts in 2016, as did her cookbook for adults, Nadiya's Kitchen. In addition to her cookbooks, Nadiya also writes novels, is a columnist for The Times and Essentials, a regular reporter for The One Show on BBC One, and has her own travel show, The Chronicles of Nadiya.Nadiya's family is originally from Bangladesh, where desserts aren't a feature of mealtimes. But, encouraged by a school home economics teacher, Nadiya honed her skills as a baker over ten years and produces fabulous bakes and desserts every day. She also loves to write, having won a National Poetry competition as a child.Born in Luton, Nadiya lives with her husband, Abdal and is mum to three gorgeous children.