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Orchard Books

I Am Not Sleepy and I Will Not Go to Bed

Lauren Child
Authors:
Lauren Child
Orchard Books

Clarice Bean, That's Me

Lauren Child
Authors:
Lauren Child

"This book is about me, Clarice Bean. It's a very funny book and all of the pages have pictures, mostly of me. There are some annoying bits when my little brother barges in on pages 8 and 9, so you might want to miss them out . . ."All Clarice Bean wants is a bit of peace and quiet. But that can be hard to find in a house where your little brother is being utterly annoying, your big brother is in the dark tunnel of adolescence and your granddad's pouring soup on his cornflakes.Clarice introduces us to her life and family in the original book that launched the hugely successful, critically-acclaimed Clarice Bean series. This multi award-winning, bestselling picture book is a classic tale of family life that will have you laughing out loud.

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

The Twistrose Key

Tone Almhjell, Jan Schoenherr
Contributors:
Tone Almhjell, Jan Schoenherr

Something is wrong in the house that Lin's family has rented; Lin is sure of it. The clocks tick too slowly. Frost covers the flower bed, even in a rain storm. And when a secret key marked 'Twistrose' arrives for her, Lin finds a crack in the cellar, a gate to the world of Sylver.This frozen realm is the home of every dead animal who ever loved a child. Lin is overjoyed to be reunited with Rufus, the pet she buried under the rosebush. But together they must find the missing Winter Prince that night in order to save Sylver from destruction.They are not the only ones hunting for the boy. In the dark hides a shadow-lipped man, waiting for this last Winter Prince to be delivered into his hands.Exhilarating suspense and unforgettable characters awaits the readers of this magical adventure, destined to become a classic.

Hodder Children's Books

Sleuth on Skates

Clementine Beauvais, Sarah Horne
Contributors:
Clementine Beauvais, Sarah Horne

Armed with a pair of purple rollerskates and a brain with as many connections as there are stars in the universe, eleven-year-old Sesame Seade is more than qualified to be Cambridge's number one self-made supersleuth. All she needs now is a mission. So when a student ballerina and aspiring journalist vanishes into thin air, some serious sleuthing begins. Very much against her parents' wishes, but with help from her friends Toby and Gemma and a conspiratorial duck, Sesame slips into the wings and solves the mystery of the missing dancer.Illustrated throughout with hilarious artwork by Sarah Horne, this series features a smart and sassy heroine with a unique take on life. Also in the series: GARGOYLES GONE AWOL and SCAM ON THE CAM.

Orchard Books

I Am Not Sleepy and I Will Not Go to Bed

Lauren Child
Authors:
Lauren Child
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

The Show Must Go On!

P. J. Night
Authors:
P. J. Night

Becca Hart has secretly wanted to act on stage for as long as she could remember-it's all she ever thinks about. Determined to make her dream come true Becca tries out for this year's school play, The Last Sleepover, and gets the starring role! After a few creepy incidents on set and persistent nightmares at home, Becca quickly learns that this is no ordinary school play. Is it stage fright? Or is the play haunted?

Orchard Books

Slated

Teri Terry
Authors:
Teri Terry
Orchard Books

A Fiend in Need

Jamie Thomson
Authors:
Jamie Thomson

Sooz, a 13 yr old girl from Surrey has become the Dark Mistress of Dirk's otherworldly kingdom, the Darklands. Thanks to the Ring of Power given to her by Dirk, his minions recognize her as their ruler. Sooz immediately sets about redecorating Dirk's Dark Tower to the taste of a young girl. But Sooz has to face her toughest challenge when an army of fanatical paladins and orcs gather to march against her. Despite their centuries of hostility to each other, they prefer to form an alliance rather than accept Sooz's new regime.And what of Dirk? He continues on slaving away at school, plotting ways to rescue Sooz. Eventually he is able to advise her on life in the Darklands and Sooz is able to hold back the fanatical paladins.

Orion Children's Books

The White Giraffe and Dolphin Song

Lauren St John, David Dean
Contributors:
Lauren St John, David Dean
Orchard Books

Divine Freaks

Fiona Dunbar
Authors:
Fiona Dunbar
Orion Children's Books

My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece

Annabel Pitcher
Authors:
Annabel Pitcher

Ten-year-old Jamie Matthews has just moved to the Lake District with his dad and his teenage sister, Jasmine, for a 'Fresh New Start'. Five years ago his sister's twin, Rose, was blown up by a terrorist bomb. His parents are wrecked by their grief. Jasmine turns to piercing, pink hair and stops eating. The family falls apart. But Jamie hasn't cried in all that time. To him Rose is just a distant memory.Jamie is far more interested in his cat, Roger, his birthday Spiderman T-shirt, and in keeping his new friend Sunya a secret from his dad. And in his deep longing and unshakeable belief that his mum will come back to the family she walked out on months ago.When he sees a TV advert for a talent show, he feels certain that this will change everything and bring them all back together once and for all.Read by David Tennant(P)2004 Orion Publishing Group.Ltd

Orchard Books

How To Eat Fried Worms

Thomas Rockwell
Authors:
Thomas Rockwell
Hodder Children's Books

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Author Spotlight with Graham Marks

Teri Terry

Teri Terry arrived on the children’s book radar last year with her debut novel Slated, which was immediately shortlisted for a number of prizes, and has recently won the 14-16 category of the Leeds Book Awards. Here she talks to Graham Marks about the extraordinary journey she has taken to become an author – a story almost worthy of a book itself.

Orchard Books

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Author Spotlight with Graham Marks

Chris Higgins

Chris Higgins is an ex English and Drama teacher turned award-winning writer. She has written the My Funny Family series for younger readers, but is probably best known for her teen novels, which have gained her two nominations for Queen of Teen. Here she talks to Graham Marks about how she became a writer, tells us some of her writing secrets and talks about her latest novel, The Day I Met Suzie.

Hodder Children's Books

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Hodder Children's Books Press Release

David Gatward has won the Leeds Book Award 2011

David Gatward has won the Leeds Book Award for the 11-14 year old category

Hodder Children's Books Press Release

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 .