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Cathy Cassidy

Cathy Cassidy has written more than 25 books for teens and is a Sunday Times bestseller.

She was voted in the Richard and Judy Best Kids’ Book Ever chart and has totalled more than 2.7 million in sales worldwide. She was voted Queen of Teen in 2010 after thousands of girls worldwide nominated her as their favourite author. She is a bestseller in France and is sold in 25 languages.

Bittersweet, was selected for World Book Day in 2013 and reached No.2 in the UK bestseller children’s chart. Her newest  novel, Broken Heart Club, will be published April 2016.

Cathy Cassidy was born and brought up in Coventry. She wrote her first picture book at the age of eight for her brother, Andy, and sold her first short story to a national magazine at 16. After a degree in illustration she worked on national teen and educational magazines before qualifying as an art teacher.

Cathy lives with her husband, two teenage children, two dogs, two cats and a rabbit.

For more information about Cathy, click here or tweet her @cathycassidyxx
 

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Broken Heart Club

Andie, Eden, Ryan, Tasha and Hasmita love being part of the Heart Club. They've promised to stay best friends forever and nothing can tear them apart.

But sometimes things happen that you couldn't ever have expected and forever might not be as long as you think.

Now, two years later, Eden and Ryan are haunted by memories of the past. Can they find a way to bring the club back together or is it too late to mend a broken heart?

A gorgeous new story from the bestselling author of The Chocolate Box Girls series.

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Looking Glass Girl

Alice is thrilled when Savannah invites her to a Wonderland-themed sleepover; she's wanted to join this circle of friends for so long. Finally, she's fitting in.

But an accident suddenly changes everything and Alice is rushed to hospital.

As her friends and family rally round, a mystery begins to unravel. Was Alice pushed, and why - who would want to hurt her?

Can her loved ones - and the gorgeous boy who doesn't want to leave her side - help Alice survive?

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Snowflakes & Wishes

Lawrie can't wait to return to Tanglewood for Christmas - he hasn't forgotten Somerset or the friends he made there, especially Coco Tanberry.

But when his beloved dog Sheba goes missing he and Coco are once again mixed up in a daring animal rescue...

Will Lawrie's visit turn out to be a hopeless search or will he and his family finally find what they are looking for?
 

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Moon & Stars

Is Finch and Skye's whirlwind romance in trouble?

It's Halloween and Finch is returning to Tanglewood - Skye can't wait to see him. But Finch has a secret he isn't ready to share and he doesn't know if he can face her.

After a spooky night in the gypsy caravan, Finch realises this can't go on - but will he find the courage to do the right thing?

There are two-sides to every Chocolate Box girl's story...

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Sweet Honey: Chocolate Box Girls

The next instalment in the addictive Chocolate Box Girls series and sequel to Cherry Crush, Marshmallow Skye, Summer's Dream and Coco Caramel.

Honey is going to live with her dad in Australia. Determined to make a fresh start, she couldn't be further away from the tough times at Tanglewood.

Her new life is a dream come true - until school begins. The girls are different from Honey's friends in England and the only person who seems to understand her is the cute boy from the beach she's chatting to online.

But when he, the girls at school and even her dad start breaking promises, who can she trust? All alone on the other side of the world, Honey's past is about to catch up with her...

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Hopes & Dreams

Jodie always feels like second best, caught in the shadow of her best friend Summer.

Now Jodie has taken Summer's place at the prestigious Rochelle Academy. It's everything she's ever dreamt of, but she's racked with guilt and struggling to follow her dancing dreams.

With the help of her friends and the gorgeous Sebastien, will Jodie finally take a risk and step into the spotlight?

A new e-short from the Chocolate Box Girls series.
 

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Chocolates & Flowers

Alfie knew how he felt about Summer Tanberry from the moment he saw her dance.

 As Valentine's Day and Summer's birthday approaches, Alfie is determined to find the perfect present to make her smile again.

A new e-short from the Chocolate Box Girls series.

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Coco Caramel: Chocolate Box Girls

Coco: Blue eyes, fair hair and freckles. She's a tomboy who loves animals and wants to change the world...

Coco is the youngest of the Tanberry sisters but she's as headstrong as any of them...

Coco is crazy about animals and loves her riding lessons. When Caramel, her favourite pony at the stables, is sold, Coco scopes out the new owner - and she's not happy about what she discovers. With big sister Honey going off at the deep end and Summer only just recovering from her eating disorder, there's no-one at Tanglewood to help Coco out.

Can Coco save Caramel alone - or will a new friend help her?
 

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Bittersweet

Shay, the boy with the cool blond fringe and the blue guitar, the boy who smells of darkness and the ocean, is Cherry's boyfriend. But it wasn't always this way. Once, he was in love with Honey, Cherry's oldest step-sister. Since their break-up, bitterness has twisted every word she's said to him.

Now Honey needs his help. Should Shay reach out to her - or is it safer to steer clear?

Dip into the delicious world of the Chocolate Box Girls, as for the first ever time Shay gets the chance to tell his own story. And don't miss the rest of the Chocolate Box Girls series: Cherry Crush, Marshmallow Skye and Summer's Dream.

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Germany Random House Germany
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Summers Dream: Chocolate Box Girls

The third scrumptious story in Cathy Cassidy's Chocolate Box Girls series.

Summer has always dreamed of dancing, and when a place at ballet school comes up, she wants it so badly it hurts.

Middle school ends and the holidays begin, but unlike her sisters, Summer has no time for lazy days and sunny beach parties. The audition becomes her obsession, and things start spiralling out of control . . .

The more Summer tries to find perfection, the more lost she becomes. Will she realise - with the help of the boy who wants more than friendship - that dreams come in all shapes and sizes? 

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Ooh la la! Daizy Star

Daizy can't believe that primary school is nearly over and when Miss Moon surprises Year Six with a trip to France Daizy wants it to be perfect...

Paris might be the city of poets, painters and chocolate croissants, but so far Daizy's no closer to finding her own star quality. And with Willow and Beth acting weirdly (not to mention Ethan Miller) will Daizy's dream trip turn into a nightmare?

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Marshmallow Skye: Chocolate Box Girls

Skye: long wavy blonde hair, blue eyes, smiley, individual, eccentric, kind...

Skye and Summer Tanberry are identical twins, and Skye loves her sister Summer more than anyone else in the world. They do everything together, but lately Skye’s been feeling like second-best – it’s the story of her life. And when her friend Alfie confesses he’s fallen not for her, but for Summer, it hurts.

Skye wants to be her own person, but with an effortlessly cool twin, how can she?

Will Skye ever step out of Summer’s shadow and find her own chance to shine?  

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Strike a Pose Daizy Star

Daizy's finally found her star quality - modelling!

Will Dad's latest crazy scheme ruin her big break?

Can Daizy save her family from becoming castaways on a remote island AND discover how to be a top model in time for the class Fashion Show?

Or will she be one big catwalk catastrophe...?!  

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Cherry Crush: Chocolate Box Girls

Cherry Costello's life is about to change forever. She and Dad are moving to Somerset where a new mum and a bunch of brand-new sisters await.

And on Cherry's first day there she meets Shay Fletcher; with suntanned skin and sea-green eyes he's the kind of boy who should carry a government health warning.

But Shay already has a girlfriend, Cherry's new stepsister, Honey. Cherry knows her friendship with Shay is dangerous - it could destroy everything. But that doesn't mean she's going to stay away from him... 

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Croatia Omnes
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France Nathan Jeunesse
Germany Random House Germany
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Indonesia UFUK
Italy Edizioni E.L.
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Romania Editura TREI
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Love, Peace and Chocolate

Wishes...

Secrets...

A tender-hearted story about friendship which is sure to ring true with all Cathy Cassidy fans. 

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Daizy Star and the Pink Guitar

Daizy is ready to dazzle everyone with her brand-new pink guitar – maybe she’ll even find her star quality! But then Dad comes up with another crazy idea, which means swapping happy family life for milking African goats. Eeeek!

Daizy needs a clever plan . . . she’s got to win the Battle of the Bands, or she can say goodbye to all her friends, sleepovers and – worst of all – custard doughnuts . . .

Daizy Star is a series about growing up, families and their support during times of change. Follow Daizy as she learns the importance of always telling the truth and accepting that the people closest to you are there no matter what.

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Angel Cake

Anya used to dream of moving to Britain to start a brand-new life. But as she sits in a school where nobody understands her, she dreams of Polish summer skies and the place where she once belonged.

Then Anya meets bad boy Dan. He’s no angel, but she’s sure there’s a sweeter side to him. And when things fall apart at school, Anya realizes she’s not alone – how can Dan be such bad news when being with him feels like heaven?

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Sundae Girl

Jude's family are crazy, quirky, bizarre...her mum brings her nothing but trouble and her dad thinks he's Elvis! All she wants is a hassle-free life – but it's not easy when she's chasing a trail of broken promises.

Things go from bad to worse, but could the floppy-haired boy from school be her knight on shining rollerblades . . .?

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Dream and Doodles Daybook

Do you LOVE to daydream? To let your mind wander to a place far away, before you write down your weird and wonderful ideas?

Scribble down all your favourite things, from recipes to outfits to make-up to music, or maybe you write songs, or love to draw . . .

Part diary, part journal, the Cathy Cassidy Daybook is the PERFECT place to keep all your amazing thoughts and dreams together in one collection.

Go on – get doodling in this diary! Every day is a chance to dream.

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Shine on Daizy Star

Meet the one and only Daizy Star! She’s quirky and cool and loving life in Year Six with her best friends Willow and Beth. But when Dad hatches a mad plan that will turn life upside-down, Daizy is too horrified to tell anyone at all . . . and pretty soon she finds herself tangled up in a knot of secrets and lies.

Will Daizy realize that even when she’s sinking, her friends and family are there to help her swim?

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Scarlett

Can wild child Scarlett ever settle down?

'I'll be different, I won't break the rules . . . I promise'

Scarlett has got herself in trouble so often; her Mum's no longer believes her promises. Sent off to stay with Dad, the message is behave or else!

Can Scarlett mend her ways or will she die of boredom? Perhaps gorgeous and mysterious local boy Kian can supply some of the answers...

 

 

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Indigo Blue

Indie's mum loves the colour blue. Blue is the colour of her favourite things - bluebirds, bluebells, the sky. So much so that she named her children Indigo and Misty - shades of blue, special colours, magical colours.

Indie loves her mum. But blue isn't always a happy colour - and there's a lot of sad stuff in her mum's life. And now suddenly she wants them to run away from their lovely house and leave Max - mum's fella - behind. Indie doesn't know why. Or where they're going. Or how to tell her friends.

In a dingy old flat with a grumpy neighbour, no heating and only biscuits to eat, Indie begins to realise that her mum's got a secret - a reason she really needed to get away. Indie mustn't let her go near Max again - or something terrible will happen.

A powerful, moving and tender book about love, family, domestic violence - and what it feels like to get the blues.

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Ginger Snaps

Gone are the days when Ginger was an outsider, always on the fringes of friendship. She's swapped puppy fat and pigtails for make-up and hair straighteners and never looked back - until now.

Ginger and Shannon are best mates, but when they befriend lonely Emily, everything changes. Even the saxophone-playing boy in the trilby hat can't help - he's part of the problem . . . are Ginger and Shannon drifting apart or can they stay best friends for ever?

A gorgeously tender-hearted story about secrets, friends and fitting in from the new queen of tween, Cathy Cassidy. Sure to ring true with readers of 8-13.

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Lucky Star

Mouse is doing his best to stay out of trouble. Cat is doing her best to land herself in it.

They've both had it pretty tough so when they meet by chance they thank their lucky stars. Weird and wonderful things happen when they're together – but how long can it last? Because everyone has their secrets – and there can be only one winner in a game of cat and mouse.

Can't there?

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Driftwood

Hannah and Joey have been best friends for ever. Joey's parents love rescuing things and making them beautiful - their house is full of things made from driftwood, old glass and shells from the beach. Which is why the scraggy kittens the girls find in a bin at school end up living there.

When Paul moves in as Joey's foster brother, everyone thinks that maybe he needs rescuing too. But nobody knows quite how badly. At first, it's great - Hannah's brother befriends Paul, and the four of them hang out together. But then things start to go wrong.

Paul is being bullied. Subtly at first - but quickly it gets dangerous. People aren't like driftwood or abandoned kittens and Hannah doesn't know how to rescue him. Paul doesn't want to be rescued - but with help, he can find a way to save himself.

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Dizzy

a ragdoll
a postcard from Marrakech
a rainbow-stripe hat
a dreamcatcher
a silver necklace with a pink stone in

Dizzy's mum left when she was small. But every year, on her birthday, something arrives in the post - a present or a card with her mum's loopy writing on. Dizzy has kept everything.

But this year is different. This year's present is her mum, in person.

Tanned and skinny with loads of earrings and a huge smile, Storm is a human whirlwind. She whisks Dizzy away for a summer that puts her whole world in a spin. 

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