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Catweazle

Richard Carpenter
Authors:
Richard Carpenter

Catweazle is a magician from the eleventh century who had trouble making his spells work. One day, all that changed, thanks to a bad dream and the hooting of an owl, and some ferocious Norman soldiers. The magic Catweazle used that day was unlike any other: it worked. The only trouble was it sped him through the centuries into 1970s Britain. There, by good fortune, he befriended a farmer's son, Carrot, and began the process of adjusting - or not - to modern life. How Catweazle manages to deal with cars and telephones and electricity (or 'electrickery', as he calls it) made for hilarious viewing on the LWT TV series and wickedly funny reading in the Puffin novelisation. And here it is again, for older readers to rediscover and as a timeless treat for children today.

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Incarceron

Catherine Fisher
Authors:
Catherine Fisher

Incarceron - a futuristic prison, sealed from view, where the descendants of the original prisoners live in a dark world torn by rivalry and savagery. It is a terrifying mix of high technology - a living building which pervades the novel as an ever-watchful, ever-vengeful character, and a typical medieval torture chamber - chains, great halls, dungeons. A young prisoner, Finn, has haunting visions of an earlier life, and cannot believe he was born here and has always been here. In the outer world, Claudia, daughter of the Warden of Incarceron, is trapped in her own form of prison - a futuristic world constructed beautifully to look like a past era, an imminent marriage she dreads. She knows nothing of Incarceron, except that it exists. But there comes a moment when Finn, inside Incarceron, and Claudia, outside, simultaneously find a device - a crystal key, through which they can talk to each other. And so the plan for Finn's escape is born ... "I loved the book. It's a crazy, cool, dark world ... it's a great story." -- Taylor Lautner, star of the Twilight movies

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Children's illustrators concerned over UK market

Anne McNeil Publishing Director, Hodder Children’s Books responds to the Bookseller article about the lack of room for new talent on UK publishers’ picture book lists.

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Jack Draws Anything has drawn EVERYTHING!

Jack Draws Anything has drawn EVERYTHING! Internet sensation Jack Henderson of Jack Draws Anything has completed his marathon of drawings, raising over £31,000 for the Sick Kids Friends Foundation.

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Robert Muchamore Wins Berkshire Book Award 2011/2012

Congratulations to Robert Muchamore for winning the Berkshire Book Award 2010/11 with CHERUB: Shadow Wave.

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Robert Muchamore launches ReadingZone Live on the London Grid for Learning

Robert Muchamore, bestselling author of the CHERUB series, helps to launch a new programme of author events into London’s schools from City Academy with ReadingZone.com and London Grid for Learning.

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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.

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Hodder Children's Books Shortlisted for RHCBA

Hodder Children’s Books are very excited to announce that Mick Inkpen’s Rollo and Ruff and the Little Fluffy Bird and David Melling’s Don’t Worry Douglas! have both been shortlisted for the 2012 Red House Children’s Book Award!

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Hodder Children's Acquires Strictly Come Dancing Titles

Hodder Children’s Books is thrilled to announce the acquisition of a new license from BBC Worldwide to publish a range of Strictly Come Dancing titles for children.

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First Acquisition by Hodder Children's Books Senior Editor Ellen Holgate

Senior Editor Ellen Holgate has acquired the debut children's mystery series, Sesame Seade by twenty-three-year-old Clementine Beauvais for Hodder Children's Books .

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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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Hodder authors help launch new magazine!

On Saturday 12th November 2011, several Hodder Children's authors popped down to Under The Greenwood Tree Bookshop in Clapham to help launch ShoutAbout! Magazine. The authors were J.P Buxton (author of I Am The Blade), Sarah Mussi (author of Last of the Warrior Kings), H.L Dennis (Secret Breakers: The Power of Three publishing in 2012), Sam Hawksmoor (author of The Repossession publishing in 2012), Nicholas Allan (author of Aunti Anne Droid publishing in 2012), Paul Bryers (author of Avatar), and Beverley Birch.

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Hodder acquires film tie-in title ParaNorman

Hodder Children’s Books are excited to announce the acquisition of three film tie-in PARANORMAN titles.

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Claude in the City Shortlisted for Waterstones Children's Book Prize

Claude in the City by Alex. T Smith has been shortlisted for the Waterstones Children's Book Prize 2012

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Four Hachette Children’s Books titles on the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal 2013 longlist!

Hachette Children's Books are delighted to announce that four of their titles have been longlisted for the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal 2013!

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UK Children's Author Behind Movie Nominated For Two Oscars and Two BAFTAs

How To Train Your Dragon, from DreamWorks has been nominated for two Oscars, and has BAFTA nominations for Best Animated Film and Original Music.

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Dear Vampa by Ross Collins Wins Scottish Children's Book Awards 2011!

Dear Vampa by Ross Collins has won the award for 0-7 Bookbug Readers category of the Scottish Children's Book Awards!

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Guardian Children's Fiction Prize 2011 Longlist Announced

Hodder Children's Books are delighted to have two titles on this years Guardian Fiction Prize 2011 longlist. We have Momentum by Saci Lloyd and My Name is Mina by David Almond.