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Cathy was born in Coventry and loved writing from an early age. She went to Art College in Liverpool and her first job was as fiction editor on the legendary Jackie magazine. She then wrote for a number of teen mags and taught art in primary school before concentrating on her successful writing career.

The Chocolate Box Girls series:

Cherry Crush

Marshmallow Skye

Summer's Dream

Coco Caramel

Sweet Honey

You can meet all five of the Tanberry sisters starring in their own video on Cathy's youtube channel here!

Cathy has a lively website full of activities to try, competitions and news on all her books - www.cathycassidy.com




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Author of the Month - Cathy Cassidy


Cathy Cassidy is one of the UK’s top selling children’s authors and has twice won the prestigious ‘Queen of Teen’ award. Cathy understands teenagers and her Chocolate Box Girls series taps straight into the dramas and dreams of teenage girls with great insight, wit and sensitivity.

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Chocolate Box Girls: Sweet Honey
Chocolate Box Girls: Sweet Honey
Cathy Cassidy
Cathy Cassidy’s Chocolate Box Girls are growing up and learning to deal with new problems. Fifteen year old Honey flies off to live with her dad in Australia. After all her troubles at home, Honey is determined to make a...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 05/06/2014
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Coco Caramel
Coco Caramel
Cathy Cassidy
February 2014 Book of the Month  Horse-mad Coco is the youngest of the sisters in the family. Different from all the others, she is a tomboy at heart and passionate about saving the endangered species of the world. Coco’s main...
Featured in: 11+ readers | 9+ readers | Pony Mad
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/02/2014
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Summer's Dream
Summer's Dream
Cathy Cassidy
Best-selling Cathy Cassidy's third story of the Chocolate Box Girls is as irresistible, insightful and captivating as its predecessors. Summer has always longed to be a professional dancer but when she doesn't make the grade for the Royal Ballet School...
Featured in: 11+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/03/2013
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Chocolate Box Girls: Marshmallow Skye
Chocolate Box Girls: Marshmallow Skye
Cathy Cassidy
April 2012 Book of the Month. Skye and Summer are identical twins but Skye wants to be her own person, but with an effortlessly cool twin, how can she? And will Skye ever step out of Summer's shadow and find...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 05/04/2012
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Chocolate Box Girls: Cherry Crush
Chocolate Box Girls: Cherry Crush
Cathy Cassidy
All the teenage humours of romance, jealousy, friendship and sorrow rage freely in this brilliantly observed story of contemporary life. Cherry tells what it feels like to arrive in a new family. Her dad has fallen in love with an...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 02/06/2011
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Love, Peace and Chocolate: A Pocket Money Puffin
Love, Peace and Chocolate: A Pocket Money Puffin
Cathy Cassidy
Bestselling Cathy Cassidy captures the importance of friendship – and first love – in this touching story of Year 8s Jess and Kady. The girls have shared everything together since playgroup. But, both are looking for love and, when Jack...
Featured in: 9+ readers
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/05/2010
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Angel Cake
Angel Cake
Cathy Cassidy
Friends and relationships are the hallmarks of Cathy’s novels as she portrays her characters and their friendships particularly well.  The plot lines are easy to get into, there’s always a subliminal message too and in Angel Cake it’s don’t judge...
Featured in: 9+ readers | eBooks
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/04/2010
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Lucky Star
Lucky Star
Cathy Cassidy
Dramatic and emotionally charged, Cathy Cassidy’s stories are also warmhearted and funny. Fourteen year old Mouse has a way of falling into trouble. He doesn’t go looking for it but it seems to find him anyway. When he falls for...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 07/02/2008
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Scarlett
Scarlett
Cathy Cassidy
Scarlett's not red like a sunset, she's red with rage. She cannot believe her mum's sunk so low as to pack her off to Ireland to stay with the dad who left them. Surely he's the reason for everything going...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 01/06/2006
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Shine On Daizy Star
Shine On Daizy Star
Cathy Cassidy
Entertainingly capturing the important details of life, including the need for friends, for being cool and having fun, this tells how Daisy Star’s life is turned upside down when her father comes up with a completely mad-cap plan. Surely no...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 04/06/2009
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