Press Releases

Press Releases

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

    Hachette Children’s Group Thursday 25th September 2014 Hachette UK announces the creation of a single publishing division for children’s books Hilary Murray Hill to join Hachette Children’s Group as CEO in January 2015 upon the ret ...

  • Press Release

    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. Dark Lord: The Teenage Years follows thirteen-year-old schoolboy, Dirk Lloyd, who has ...

  • Press Release

    Hachette Children's Books are delighted to announce that four of their titles have been longlisted for the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal 2013! These are:The Twelve Days of Christmas – Jane Ray (Orchard Books)Pirates n Pistols – Chris Mould ( ...

  • Press Release

    Orchard Books is thrilled to announce that author and actor Jonathan Meres has been shortlisted for the Red House Children’s Book Award in the Younger Readers Category for the first book in his World of Norm series, The World of Norm: May Conta ...

  • Hodder Children's Books and Orchard Books Press Release

    Dark Lord: The Teenage Years by Jamie Thomson (Orchard Books) and Stanley's Stick by Neal Hegley (Hodder Children's Books) have been shortlisted for the Oldham Brilliant Books Award! Brilliant Books is the Oldham Schools’ Book Awards, which is ...

  • Orchard Books Press Release

     The World of Norm: May Contain Nuts by Jonathan Meres has been shortlisted for the Scottish Children’s Book Award! The other books in the 8-11 category are:- Out of the Depths by Cathy MacPhail - Soldier's Game by James Killgore Another O ...

  • Press Release

    The Longlist for the Information Book Award is announced today.  There were over 100 books submitted for the award this year and the judges have worked hard to create some excellent and exciting long lists in each age category.Under 7s All Abou ...

  • Hodder Children's Books Press Release

    Dear Vampa by Ross Collins has won the award for 0-7 Bookbug Readers category of the Scottish Children's Book Awards! Originally set up by the Scottish Arts Council in 1999, the Scottish Children's Book Awards are now run by Scottish Book Trust in pa ...

  • Orchard Books Press Release

    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.The Nebula Awards are voted on, and presented by, ac ...

  • Hachette Children's Books Press Release

    Children and young people aged four to 18 years are being challenged to make their own picture book in the ReadingZone Picture Book Competition, running in UK schools and libraries between now and 14th April 2012. Author and illustrator Nick Sharratt ...

  • Press Release

    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, publisher of the Franklin Watts, Hodder Children’s Books, Orchard ...

  • Orchard Books Press Release

    On the 1st February Lauren Child, author of the Charlie and Lola and Clarice Bean series, was interviewed on the Chris Evans Breakfast Show.Lauren Child was on The Chris Evans Breakfast Show to launch the new children’s writing competition 500 ...

  • Orchard Books Press Release

    Worcestershire schools have shortlisted Ultraviolet for their Teen Book Award. Speed dating sessions in Worcestershire schools has resulted in a list of 6 top dates. Students around the county have been speeding through titles of books to choose thei ...

  • Press Release

    We are very excited to announce that two of our books will be read on CBeebies on their ‘Bedtime Stories Feature’ next week!‘Nat Fantastic and the Brave Knights of Old’ by Giles Andreae and Katharine McEwen, will be broadcast ...

  • Orchard Books Press Release

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  • Hodder Children's Books Press Release

    Hachette Children's Books are delighted to announce that they have three titles on the CILIP Kate Greenaway longlist 2012! The titles are Limelight Larry by Leigh Hodgkinson (Orchard Books), Stanley's Stick by John Hegley and Neal Layton (Hodder Chil ...

  • Orchard Books Press Release

    Orchard Books helped children's charity "Rays of Sunshine" to grant their 2000 wish to 8 year old Amy from Bexhill-on-Sea when she realised her dream to publish her own Hospital Fairy book - Mimi the X-Ray FairyThe talented 8 year old, became acutely ...

  • Press Release

    Orchard Books helped children's charity "Rays of Sunshine" to grant their 2000 wish to 8 year old Amy from Bexhill-on-Sea when she realised her dream to publish her own Hospital Fairy book - Mimi the X-Ray FairyThe talented 8 year old, became acutely ...

  • Orchard Books Press Release

    Warner Brothers have announced Hollywood actress Drew Barrymore is to produce and direct Heist Society the film!The film is based on the book by Ally Carter published by Orchard Books.When Katarina Bishop was three, her parents took her to the Louvre ...

  • Orchard Books Press Release

    The North East Book Award was set up 6 years ago due to popular demand; those schools who had taken part in the North East Teenage Book Award wanted a similar scheme to enthuse their younger readers in Y7 and 8 about new books and exciting new author ...