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Giles Andreae speaks to Graham Marks

Author Spotlight

Giles Andreae is not only the bestselling author of such award-winning picture books as Giraffes Can’t Dance, Rumble in the Jungle and The Lion Who Wanted to Love, he’s also the man behind the entertaining world of Purple Ronnie, as well as The Interesting Thoughts of Edward Monkton. Here he talks to Graham Marks about all the many and varied bits of his very creative life, including toilet brush poetry.

Hodder Children's Books

Devoted

Jennifer Mathieu
Authors:
Jennifer Mathieu

An empowering, feminist coming-of-age story about self-discovery, from the author of MOXIE - a Zoella Book Club book ...Rachel Walker's family and community have turned away from the world.Every part of Rachel's life is controlled, from what she reads to where she goes and what she wears. Her parents dictate how her life must be: marriage, modesty, children and obedience to her future husband. But when a former member of her community, a girl who escaped, moves back to her small Texas town, Rachel's world turns upside down.She realises that her life is her own. But can she find the courage to fight for it?

Hodder Children's Books

Moxie

Jennifer Mathieu
Authors:
Jennifer Mathieu

'I LOVE THIS BOOK SO MUCH!' Zoella'... this is my new favorite book. I'm proud to be a Moxie girl!' Jennifer Niven, author of All the Bright Places and Holding Up the UniverseVivian Carter is fed up. Fed up with her high school teachers who think the football team can do no wrong. Fed up with sexist dress codes, hallway harassment and gross comments from guys during class. But most of all, Viv Carter is fed up with always following the rules.Viv's mum was a tough-as-nails, punk rock Riot Grrrl in the '90s, and now Viv takes a page from her mother's past and creates Moxie, a feminist zine that she distributes anonymously to her classmates. She's just blowing off steam, but other girls respond and spread the Moxie message. As Viv forges friendships with other young women across the divides of cliques and popularity rankings, she realises that what she has started is nothing short of a girl revolution.TIME TO FIGHT LIKE A GIRLA page-turning read with a feminist message, for anyone who has ever had to deal with #everydaysexism'MOXIE is sweet funny and fierce. Read this and then join the fight!' AMY POEHLER

Orchard Books

Pixie Princess

Rosie Banks
Authors:
Rosie Banks

The fourth brilliant Secret Kingdom bumper special - two magical stories in one! Jasmine, Ellie and Summer are thrilled to be visiting Trixibelle's home for a special pixie celebration! But evil Queen Malice is determined to ruin the fun...and steal the crown of the mysterious Pixie Princess. Can the girls stop the queen's wicked plans and save the pixies' Heart Tree home?

Orchard Books

Puppy Fun

Rosie Banks
Authors:
Rosie Banks
Orchard Books

Magic Seal

Rosie Banks
Authors:
Rosie Banks

The Snowy Seas are home to the Ice Mermaids, who love and care for all the animals that live there. But something's made the mermaids cruel and unkind - it must be Queen Malice's spell! Can Summer, Ellie and Jasmine find the Seal Keeper and return her kindness charm before the mermaids' kind nature is lost forever?

Orchard Books

Glitter Bird

Rosie Banks
Authors:
Rosie Banks

The students at the Pixie Flying School are arguing all the time and have forgotten how to be friends... It must be the work of Queen Malice! Ellie, Summer and Jasmine have to find the magical Bird Keeper and reunite her with the friendship charm to make everyone friends again - but how will they manage it when even they can't get along?

Orchard Books

Rainbow Lion

Rosie Banks
Authors:
Rosie Banks

Ellie, Summer and Jasmine have found three of the Animal Keepers, but the magical lion is still missing - and no one is brave enough to stand up to Queen Malice while his power is reversed! Can the three friends overcome their fears and return the bravery charm to the Lion Keeper, before the evil queen takes over the Secret Kingdom once and for all?

Orchard Books

Sticker and Colouring Book

Rosie Banks
Authors:
Rosie Banks

This beautiful colouring book, packed with sparkly stickers, puzzles, games and all the things little girls love, brings the world of Secret Kingdom to life! With over 200 stickers and 24 pages of stunning black and white artwork to inspire creativity and fun.

Orchard Books

Christmas Ballerina

Rosie Banks
Authors:
Rosie Banks
Orchard Books

Snow Bear Sanctuary

Rosie Banks
Authors:
Rosie Banks
Orchard Books

Phoenix Festival

Rosie Banks
Authors:
Rosie Banks
Orchard Books

Fancy Dress Party

Rosie Banks
Authors:
Rosie Banks
Orchard Books

Jewel Cavern

Rosie Banks
Authors:
Rosie Banks
Orchard Books

Stephanie the Starfish Fairy

Daisy Meadows, Georgie Ripper
Contributors:
Daisy Meadows, Georgie Ripper

Rachel and Kirsty are visiting Kirsty's grandmother by the sea for their spring break. One morning they spot a very sparkly shell on the beach and it whisks them away to Fairyland! It's the occasion of the yearly Ocean Gala, where Shannon the Ocean Fairy plays her Magical Golden Conch Shell to ensure that the seas and oceans remain peaceful and ordered for the year ahead. But Jack Frost is there to ruin things for everyone! His pesky goblins break the Magical Golden Conch Shell into seven pieces as they try to steal it and the pieces are whisked away into the oceans of the human world. Queen Titania uses her magic to send seven magical sea creatures to guard the pieces of the shell, but the Ocean Fairies, and Rachel and Kirsty must get the pieces back before chaos takes over the oceans! Can they outwit Jack Frost and his goblins and make the oceans a safe and happy place for everyone once again...? In this fourth book in the series, Kirsty, Rachel and Stephanie the Starfish Fairy must find Shimmer the starfish. This involves a midnight adventure by the rockpools and a goblin chase through the moonlight!

Orchard Books

Antony And Cleopatra

Andrew Matthews, Tony Ross
Contributors:
Andrew Matthews, Tony Ross

Chris Higgins

Before writing her first novel, Chris taught English and Drama for many years in secondary schools. She also worked at the Minack, the open-air theatre on the cliffs near Land's End, but now writes full-time.Chris has won a number of awards including Young Minds, the Lancashire Book Award, the Lincolnshire Young People's Book Award, the KYBA, and she has been shortlisted twice for Queen of Teen.She lives in the far west of Cornwall with her husband.

Jennifer Mathieu

Jennifer Mathieu was born on the East Coast of America, to a mom from Cuba and a dad from Chile. Jennifer teaches English to middle and high schoolers in Texas, where she now lives with her husband, son and rescue dog. She used to make her own zine, and is writing about all her favourite things in Moxie - punk rock, lady rights, the 90s, zines, Texas, and an interesting female protagonists. She writes contemporary YA fiction that treats teens like real people. www.jennifermathieu.comtwitter: @jenmathieu Instagram: @authorjenmathieu Facebook: writerjennifermathieu

Lee Wildish

Lee Wildish is an acclaimed illustrator. His Spooky, Spooky House won the Overall Red House Children's Book Award in 2013, his Spaghetti with the Yeti was shortlisted for the Roald Dahl Funny Book Prize in 2013, and he has been shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Award and the Sheffield Children's Book Award.

Teri Terry

Teri Terry has lived in France, Canada, Australia and England at more addresses than she can count, acquiring four degrees, a selection of passports and an unusual name along the way. Past careers have included scientist, lawyer, optometrist and, in England, various jobs in schools, libraries and an audiobook charity. The footpaths and canal ways of the Buckinghamshire Chilterns where she now lives inspired much of the setting of her futuristic thriller trilogy - Slated, Fractured and Shattered.Teri Terry is also the author of the award-winning Mind Games and Book of Lies. Her books have been translated into twelve languages and won prizes at home and abroad.

Tom Easton

Tom Easton is an experienced writer of fiction for children of all ages.