Cathy Cassidy - Author

About the Author

Cathy Cassidy is one of the UK's top-selling children's authors. She was an art teacher, a magazine editor and an agony aunt before becoming a full-time writer. She has worked at Shout magazine and previously at Jackie, the magazine named after Jacqueline Wilson. Cathy tours extensively around the UK - meeting over 10,000 young readers in 2012. She has twice won the prestigious 'Queen of Teen' award. Cathy lives in Merseyside with her husband, two dogs and a cat. Read more about the author here.

 

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Featured books by Cathy Cassidy

Strike a Pose, Daizy Star

Strike a Pose, Daizy Star

7+ readers

Author: Cathy Cassidy Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/06/2011

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...?

Other books by Cathy Cassidy

Sami's Silver Lining (The Lost and Found Book Two)

Sami's Silver Lining (The Lost and Found Book Two)

Author: Cathy Cassidy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/02/2019

The must-have second book in the brilliant Lost and Found series from Cathy Cassidy, bestselling author of the Chocolate Box Girls. Forced to flee his home in Syria for safety in England, Sami attempts to begin a new life but struggles to overcome the pain of the past. Memories of the long and dangerous journey across icy waters, armed with only his dad's old coat, a flute and the hope of a brighter future, are never far away. Can his new friends in the Lost and Found band and a blossoming romance with the girl of his dreams melt his frozen heart or is it too late to find a silver lining? Praise for Cathy's books: Touching, tender and unforgettable. Guardian

Sami s Silver Lining (The Lost and Found Book Two)

Sami s Silver Lining (The Lost and Found Book Two)

Author: Cathy Cassidy Format: eBook Release Date: 28/06/2018

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Samis Silver Linings by Cathy Cassidy, read by Irfan Shamji. Forced to flee his home in Syria for safety in England, Sami attempts to begin a new life but struggles to overcome the pain of the past. Memories of the long and dangerous journey across icy waters, armed with only his dads old coat, a flute and the hope of a brighter future, are never far away. Can his new friends in the Lost and Found band and a blossoming romance with the girl of his dreams melt his frozen heart or is it too late to find a silver lining?

Sami's Silver Lining (The Lost and Found Book Two)

Sami's Silver Lining (The Lost and Found Book Two)

Author: Cathy Cassidy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/06/2018

The must-have second book in the brilliant Lost and Found series from Cathy Cassidy, bestselling author of the Chocolate Box Girls. Forced to flee his home in Syria for safety in England, Sami attempts to begin a new life but struggles to overcome the pain of the past. Memories of the long and dangerous journey across icy waters, armed with only his dad's old coat, a flute and the hope of a brighter future, are never far away. Can his new friends in the Lost and Found band and a blossoming romance with the girl of his dreams melt his frozen heart or is it too late to find a silver lining? Praise for Cathy's books: Touching, tender and unforgettable. Guardian

Chocolate Box Girls: Cherry Crush

Chocolate Box Girls: Cherry Crush

Author: Cathy Cassidy Format: eBook Release Date: 15/06/2017

Penguin presents the unabridged downloadable audiobook edition of Cherry Crush by Cathy Cassidy, read by Katie Leung. Chocolate Box Girls: Cherry Crush is the first of five in this addictive series by Cathy Cassidy. Cherry Costellos 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 Cherrys first day there she meets Shay Fletcher - the kind of boy who should carry a government health warning. But Shay already has a girlfriend, Cherrys new stepsister, Honey. Cherry knows her friendship with Shay is dangerous - it could destroy everything. But that doesnt mean shes going to stay away from him... The Chocolate Box Girls Cherry: Dark almond eyes, skin the colour of milky coffee, wild imagination feisty, fun... Skye: Wavy blonde hair, blue eyes, smiley, individual, kind... Summer: Slim, graceful, pretty, loves to dance, determined, a girl with big dreams... Honey: Willowy, blonde, beautiful, arty and out of control, a rebel... Coco: Blue eyes, fair hair, freckles, a tomboy who loves animals and wants to change the world... Each sister has a different story to tell, which will be your favourite? All the teenage humours of romance, jealousy, friendship and sorrow rage freely in this brilliantly observed story of contemporary life. - Julia Eccleshare, Lovereading4kids.co.uk ***Includes delicious recipes, character quizzes and more!***

Chocolate Box Girls: Marshmallow Skye

Chocolate Box Girls: Marshmallow Skye

Author: Cathy Cassidy Format: eBook Release Date: 15/06/2017

Penguin presents the unabridged downloadable audiobook edition of Marshmallow Skye by Cathy Cassidy, read by Rosie Jones. 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 Skyes been feeling like second-best - its the story of her life. And when her friend Alfie confesses hes 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 Summers shadow and find her own chance to shine?

Love from Lexie (The Lost and Found)

Love from Lexie (The Lost and Found)

Author: Cathy Cassidy Format: eBook Release Date: 15/06/2017

Penguin presents the unabridged downloadable audiobook edition of Love from Lexie by Cathy Cassidy, read by Ellie Bamber. Ever since Lexies mum vanished, her world hasnt stopped spinning. A new home, a new school - even a new family but Lexie never gives up hope that her mum will come back and writes her letters every day to tell her all about her new life. Theres plenty to tell - the new group of misfits she calls friends, the talent for music she never knew she had and the gorgeous boy with blue eyes and secrets to hide. But her letters remain unanswered and shes starting to feel more alone than ever. Lexies about to learn that sometimes you need to get lost in order to be found. The first in a gorgeous new series from the bestselling author of the Chocolate Box Girls and the perfect next step for fans of Jacqueline Wilson.

Sweeties #1 Cherry/Skye

Sweeties #1 Cherry/Skye

Author: Cathy Cassidy, Veronique Grisseaux, Anna Merli Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/06/2017

Sweet but with a little bite, Cherry Skye is the first book in the Sweeties exploring tasty family dynamics, dealing with boys, and dealing with each other. Cherry Costello's father, Paddy, owns a successful candy store franchise. The father-daughter team must relocate to a new town as Paddy has remarried to the Tanberry clan. Cherry now has four new half-sisters and must start at a new school. Trouble (and romance) arises as Cherry meets Shay, who happens to be the boyfriend of her older (and meaner) half-sister, Honey! Plus, the Tanberry twins Skye and Summer have some growing pains as they learn life is not identical for the both of them. It's going to take a sweet miracle- or some Costello best-selling chocolates- to overcome the sour tensions in this household!

Sweeties #1 Cherry/Skye

Sweeties #1 Cherry/Skye

Author: Cathy Cassidy, Veronique Grisseaux, Anna Merli Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/06/2017

Sweet but with a little bite, Cherry Skye is the first book in the Sweeties exploring tasty family dynamics, dealing with boys, and dealing with each other. Cherry Costello's father, Paddy, owns a successful candy store franchise. The father-daughter team must relocate to a new town as Paddy has remarried to the Tanberry clan. Cherry now has four new half-sisters and must start at a new school. Trouble (and romance) arises as Cherry meets Shay, who happens to be the boyfriend of her older (and meaner) half-sister, Honey! Plus, the Tanberry twins Skye and Summer have some growing pains as they learn life is not identical for the both of them. It's going to take a sweet miracle- or some Costello best-selling chocolates- to overcome the sour tensions in this household!

Life is Sweet: A Chocolate Box Short Story Collection

Life is Sweet: A Chocolate Box Short Story Collection

Author: Cathy Cassidy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/11/2016

The Chocolate Box Girls Six fantastic stories, which one will be your favourite? Bittersweet - Will Honey's cry for help cause trouble for Shay and Cherry? Chocolates and Flowers - Can Alfie plan the perfect Valentine's Day surprise without breaking Summer's heart? Hopes and Dreams - Will Jodie finally take a risk and step into the spotlight? Moon and Stars - Is Finch and Skye's whirlwind romance in trouble? Snowflakes and Wishes - Caught up in another daring animal rescue, can Lawrie and Coco save the day? Hearts and Sunsets - Now that Ash's summer of adventure is coming to an end, what does the future hold for him and Honey? Dip into the world of the Chocolate Box Girls with this delicious collection of short stories. This fantastic collection includes Cathy Cassidy's four e-shorts, available in print for the very first time and a brand new, never before seen, story. A must-have for all fans of the Chocolate Box Girls!

Visul lui Summer

Visul lui Summer

Author: Cathy Cassidy Format: eBook Release Date: 22/08/2016

Al treilea volum al seriei Clubul fetelor dependente de ciocolatancA o poveste delicioasA din seria Clubul fetelor dependente de ciocolatA , alA turi de Pasiunea lui Cherry E i CufA rul lui Skye.Summer s-a visat dintotdeauna dansatoare E i, cnd apare un loc la E coala de balet, E i-l doreE te dureros de tare. Gimnaziul se terminA E i ncepe vacanE a dar, spre deosebire de geamA na Skye E i de celelalte surori, Summer nu are timp de petreceri pe plajA .AudiE ia devine noua ei obsesie, iar lucrurile ncep sA scape grav de sub control...Cu ct ncearcA mai mult sA atingA perfecE iunea, cu att se pierde mai tare. Va realiza Summer - cu ajutorul bA iatului care vrea sA -i fie mai mult dect prieten - cA visurile vin n tot felul de forme E i mA rimi?EmoE ionant, tandru, de neuitat."e; - The GuardianFiica mea era o cititoare foarte selectivA , aE a cA am vrut sA scriu cA rE i pe care sA nu le lase din mnA , poveE ti care sA o facA sA viseze, sA -E i punA ntrebA ri, sA mediteze E i - de ce nu? - sA nE eleagA mai bine viaE a."e; - Cathy CassidySora mea roE eE te pnA n albul ochilor E i pare cA E i-a pierdut cu desA vrE ire darul vorbirii. (...) Apoi rde cu gura pnA la urechi, iar Finch i ntoarce un zmbet la fel de luminos. n clipa n care noi celelalte simE im miros de ars, e greu de spus dacA acesta vine de la privirile lor electrizate, ori de la fierul de cA lcat pe care Skye l-a abandonat pe unul dintre cele mai bune furouri vintage ale ei."e;

Chocolate Box Girls: Fortune Cookie

Chocolate Box Girls: Fortune Cookie

Author: Cathy Cassidy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/06/2015

After the amazing twist at the end of Sweet Honey, the sixth and final book in Cathy Cassidy's Chocolate Box Girls series follows Jake, the Tanberry sisters' newly discovered half-brother . . . As if the bombshell that he had three half-sisters wasn't enough, Jake's life in London is turning into a nightmare. He has nowhere to run - except for maybe his new family in Somerset . . . But Jake knows next to nothing about the Tanberrys. Will he be welcome there? And even if he is, can anyone really help him turn things around?

Hopes and Dreams: Jodie's Story

Hopes and Dreams: Jodie's Story

Author: Cathy Cassidy Format: eBook Release Date: 03/04/2014

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?

Chocolates and Flowers: Alfie's Story

Chocolates and Flowers: Alfie's Story

Author: Cathy Cassidy Format: eBook Release Date: 30/01/2014

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. With the help of an old-friend he hatches what he thinks is the perfect surprise, but Summer's twin sister Skye isn't so sure . . . Can Alfie make Summer's dream come true without breaking her heart?The first in a delicious series of eBook shorts from Cathy Cassidy.

Daizy Star, Ooh La La!

Daizy Star, Ooh La La!

Author: Cathy Cassidy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/10/2012

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?

Strike a Pose, Daizy Star

Strike a Pose, Daizy Star

7+ readers

Author: Cathy Cassidy Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/06/2011

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...?

Indigo Blue

Indigo Blue

Author: Cathy Cassidy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/06/2011

'I need a seriously brilliant daydream . . . because everything is far from OK . . .' When Indigo's mum announces that they're moving - just Indie, Mum and baby Misti - Indie doesn't understand. Why the hurry? Where are they going? Will her best friend, Jo, still be there for her? In a dingy old flat with a grumpy neighbour, no heating and only biscuits to eat, Indie begins to realize that her mum's got a reason for running away - a secret no one can admit . . .

Dizzy

Dizzy

Author: Cathy Cassidy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/06/2011

'I never sleep, the night before my birthday . . . it's the only day of the year I hear from her . . .' 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 it. Dizzy has kept everything. This year is different. Nothing comes in the post, but something amazing is about to arrive on Dizzy's doorstep. Something that will whisk her away - and put Dizzy's world in a spin.

Daizy Star and the Pink Guitar

Daizy Star and the Pink Guitar

Author: Cathy Cassidy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/06/2010

Meet the one and only Daizy Star! 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 . . .

Letters To Cathy

Letters To Cathy

Author: Cathy Cassidy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2009

Have you ever had a crush? Fallen out with your best friend? Cathy Cassidy is here for you. There are no questions Cathy hasn't been asked and isn't afraid to answer, from growing-up to dating, making friends, following your dreams and much more. Through the happy times, the mad and crazy times and the days when you simply find yourself asking 'Why? '- whatever's bugging you, Cathy can help . . .

Our City

Our City

Author: Cathy Cassidy, John Fardell, Vivian French, et al. Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/11/2008

The first in a new series of OneCity books (crime and London to follow in 2009), this is a cracking collection of specially commissioned stories for upper primary school children, by nine of the best children's writers, who are either based in Scotland or have a Scottish background. All stories will include themes relevant to the work of the OneCityTrust. It is beautifully illustrated by author and illustrator John Fardell (Canongate Kelpies, Viz).

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