Anne Cassidy - Hachette Children's Group

Anne Cassidy



Anne Cassidy has an established reputation in the world of young adult fiction. She has published several titles for Scholastic, including the East End Murders series for Point Crime as well as her stand alone novels, Talking to Strangers and the Hidden Child, which was shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal in 1998. The powerful Looking for JJ was shortlisted for many awards including the Whitbread, and won the Booktrust Teenage Book Award in 2004. Anne draws on her own interests and experiences for her novels, and writes about issues that are close to her heart. Anne also loves writing stories for younger readers. She lives in London.
Franklin Watts

Ben's Rocket

Anne Cassidy, Steve Cox
Contributors:
Anne Cassidy, Steve Cox

Ben really wants to go into space. He tries hard to get there! Perhaps his dad can help him?The Tadpoles series contains fun, original stories told in under 80 words and accompanied by bright illustrations, perfect for beginner readers.

Franklin Watts

Puss in Boots

Anne Cassidy, Roger Fereday
Contributors:
Anne Cassidy, Roger Fereday
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Cinderella

Anne Cassidy, Jan Mccafferty
Contributors:
Anne Cassidy, Jan Mccafferty

Cinderella's life is made miserable by her mean stepsisters. Then the Prince holds a ball - and Cinderella's life changes forever...A beautifully illustrated retelling of this favourite fairy tale. Must Know Stories includes favourite tales, celebrating the diversity of our literary heritage. Level 2 stories are told in short chapters, with under 1000 words.

Hodder Children's Books

Blood Money

Anne Cassidy
Authors:
Anne Cassidy

Jaz and Jack have a secret they're hiding from Bobby - they have fallen in love - or so Jaz likes to believe. But this secret fades into insignificance when Jack finds a bag full of money abandoned in a house near to his. The house had been raided by the local mafia, and someone had stupidly left behind the loot. It's a massive amount of money and Jack takes it without thinking about the consequences. All he knows is that this money means freedom, it means a life beyond the estate. He is sure Jaz and Bobby will feel that, too. But someone else is after the money and Jack is in big trouble. Frightened, he convinces Jaz to hide it in her grandma's attic - they can take it bit by bit ... But Jaz is uneasy, not only with hoarding the illegal booty, but also with Jack's new attitude to her - all of a sudden he is blowing hot and cold ... has Jack got a secret of his own? Jaz doesn't know who to trust, all she knows is that she feels like the net is closing and she wishes she'd never heard of the money...

Hodder Children's Books

Innocent

Anne Cassidy
Authors:
Anne Cassidy
Hodder Children's Books

The Dead House

Anne Cassidy
Authors:
Anne Cassidy

Highly Commended by the Sheffield Children's Book Award 2010.Lauren and her aunt and uncle are returning to London after years living away in Cornwall. For Lauren it is a return to the sight of a terrible family tragedy and a house full of ghosts. When she was six years old her mum and little sister were murdered in their home ... and Lauren's dad was put in prison for the crime. Now she is living a stone's throw from her old house, and despite her trepidation, Lauren is curious to know who lives there now, and how the house will make her feel. When she becomes friendly with Nathan, the son of the new owners, she finds herself back at the scene of so many nightmares...of memories, but also of things forgotten. Lauren blocked out a lot of that fateful day, but now that she's older, things are coming back to her...things that could mean her dad is innocent, not guilty of murder. After all these years of hating him Lauren now faces the prospect of loving her dad once again. But is it that easy?

Franklin Watts

Cheeky Monkey's Big Race

Anne Cassidy, Lisa Smith
Contributors:
Anne Cassidy, Lisa Smith

Imagine you are going into a race and a cheeky monkey turns up. That's just what happens to Wendy. Will she be able to beat that cheeky monkey and win the cake?The Leapfrog series is perfect for children who are reading on their own, with fun stories of no more than 200 words.

Franklin Watts

Robbed!

Anne Cassidy
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Anne Cassidy