Latest rights news

2018
We had a very successful time at the Bologna and London Book Fairs, with lots of interest in the below books as well as our backlist.

For further information, please contact Rights Director Elinor Bagenal or download our rights guide using the link to the right.

The Hurting by Lucy van Smit
No boy is worth your soul. In this epic noir YA love story, set in contemporary Norway, Nell is swept up in a dark and dangerous romance. Unforgettable, thrilling and atmospheric – there’s no place to hide in The Hurting’s midnight sun. You’ve never read anything like this!

The manuscript is now available.
World rights available. Rights sold:
Germany

Warrior Boy by Virginia Clay
An exciting new middle-grade debut which explores themes of masculinity, identity and overcoming fear, as well as environmental conservation and the protection of threatened cultures.

Manuscript will be available after Bologna.
World rights available

The Way Past Winter by Kiran Millwood Hargrave
The long-awaited third novel by bestselling author Kiran Millwood Hargrave tells the story of Mila and her two sisters, who live in a world of eternal winter. When their brother disappears, Mila believes he’s been taken by the Bear, a hooded stranger of legend who sought shelter at their home. Mila and her sisters follow his trail into the frozen north, determined to find their brother and bring back spring ...

The manuscript will be available after Bologna.
World rights excluding North America available

The Secret Deep by Lindsay Galvin
Aster and Poppy are sent to live with their eccentric Aunt Iona in an eco-camp in the wilderness. But who are the other children at the camp, and why are they there? Can Iona be trusted? When a fire breaks out, the children are evacuated. Aster wakes alone on a tropical island with no idea why …

The manuscript will be available after Bologna.
World rights available

The Last Chance Hotel by Nicki Thornton
Seth is the oppressed kitchen boy at the remote Last Chance Hotel. But when a strange gathering of magicians arrives for dinner, their leader is poisoned. A locked-room murder investigation ensues – and Seth is the main suspect. Can he solve the mystery and clear his name, especially when magic’s afoot in this middle-grade debut?

The manuscript will be available after Bologna.
World rights available. Rights sold:
Canada, USA

Payback by M.A. Griffin
Payback is a wealth redistribution organisation that takes social media by storm and turns young activists into real-life Robin Hoods – chiming in with real-life social concerns. This is M.A. Griffin's third novel for Chicken House.

The manuscript will be available after Bologna.
World rights available

Frostfire by Jamie Smith
Sabira embarks on a dangerous pilgrimage to the top of her mountain home in this debut novel by Jamie Smith. When a huge avalanche traps Sabira on the glacier and destroys the pass, she must face up to the merciless mountain – but there are dark and fiery secrets hiding in its depths …

The manuscript will be available after Bologna.
World rights available

The Polka Dot Shop by Laurel Remington
From Times/Chicken House Children’s Fiction Competition winner Laurel Remington comes this fresh, authentic and totally addictive novel about how real makeovers go so much deeper than clothes.

The manuscript will be available after Bologna.
World rights available

On a Scale of One to Ten by Ceylan Scott
Stunningly written literary YA about one girl’s mental breakdown and the redemptive power of truth and healing. This Own Voices book is drawn from the true experience of the author, Ceylan Scott, an extraordinarily talented twenty-year-old.

The manuscript is available.
World rights available. Rights sold:
Canada, Germany, USA