With summer swiftly approaching, we’ve got a great selection of titles for readers to enjoy in the sun – whether it’s a book for the beach or an ebook for the plane!

For teens, LOBSTERS has the inside gossip on the saucy truth about teenage relationships – or why not catch up on the thrilling three-part FLASHES ebooks?


THE GLASS BIRD GIRL’s classic and nostalgic story will transport you back to your school days – or if you’d rather be transported back further into our history as anniversaries of two World Wars loom, VALENTINE JOE and MY BROTHER’S SECRET are haunting and dramatic novels based on real history. 


And of course we are all getting very excited as THE MAZE RUNNER movie approaches – read the books before you see the fabulous film in the Autumn!  

31st July 2014


Here at Chicken House we know that the best ideas for stories can come from the most unlikely of places – and they’re not always in a manuscript! So that’s why we’ve launched The Big Idea. If you’ve always had a great idea for a story for children but...

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12th June 2014


It’s that time of year again!

If you think your manuscript would be right at home alongside previous winners such as BRAVE, THE POISON BOY and MUNCLE TROGG, then you’ve got until 31st October 2014 to enter it into our competition.

If you’re a writer with an original and exciting...

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The Times Childrens Fiction Competition

The Times/Chicken House Children’s Fiction Competition 2015 ...

... is now open! Visit our news page to find out how to enter.

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Need advice?

We no longer accept unsolicited submissions. But do take a look at our submissions page for our top tips on writing for children and for details of our annual children's fiction competition.

The Maze Runner Prequel: The Kill Order (PB)
Heart of Danger
The Boy in the Biscuit Tin (Reissue)
Flashes: Part Three (eBook)
The Fish in Room 11 (Reissue)
Shadow Runners

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