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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

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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...?

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Other books by Cathy Cassidy

Sasha's Secret

Sasha's Secret

Author: Cathy Cassidy Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/06/2019

*The must-have third book in the gorgeous Lost and Found series from Cathy Cassidy, bestselling author of the Chocolate Box Girls* Sasha has a huge secret which could jeopardise the bright future of the Lost and Found band. Sasha seems to have it all. She's the lead singer of an amazing band, she's starting to get famous online and it seems like the coolest boy in school might have a crush on her. Nobody could imagine that Sasha has a huge secret that is growing too big to hide. The band hasn't noticed that her struggles with anxiety are overwhelming her, but when a world-famous rock-star invites the band to record music at his country mansion, and when Sasha starts having blackouts, she has a feeling that she won't be able to keep it secret much longer... Will she be able to hide her problems, or will Sasha's secret be exposed?

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? Touching, tender and unforgettable. - The 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

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

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

Author: Cathy Cassidy Format: Hardback 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

Love from Lexie (The Lost and Found)

Love from Lexie (The Lost and Found)

Author: Cathy Cassidy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/02/2018

Ever since Lexie's mum vanished, her world hasn't 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. There's 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 she's starting to feel more alone than ever. Lexie's 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.

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.

Love from Lexie (The Lost and Found)

Love from Lexie (The Lost and Found)

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

Ever since Lexie's mum vanished, her world hasn't 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. There's 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 she's starting to feel more alone than ever. Lexie's 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.

Broken Heart Club

Broken Heart Club

Author: Cathy Cassidy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/02/2017

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.

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: Hardback 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... Jake Cooke has just had the surprise of his life. He already knew he had a no-good dad but now he's got four half-sisters that he never knew existed. When Jake's talent for trouble causes chaos at home, he runs away to meet his new family. Life in a rundown flat in Chinatown is a far cry from Tanglewood where the days are filled with picnics, beach parties and chocolate festivals. It's already starting to feel like home. But Jake's about to realize he can only escape his problems and his future for so long. However far you go, you can't outrun destiny . . . Praise for Cathy's books: Touching, tender and unforgettable. - Guardian A great choice for older Jacqueline Wilson fans - Irish Independent

The Chocolate Box Secrets

The Chocolate Box Secrets

Author: Cathy Cassidy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/05/2015

Welcome to the world of the Chocolate Box Girls! Cherry, Summer, Skye, Coco and Honey may be very different - but they all love crafting and creating! From hosting a chocolate-themed sleepover to designing a flower headband and concocting a cupcake-sensation, each Chocolate Box sister shares her secrets. With ideas for every season - there's a whole year of Chocolate Box inspired ideas waiting - which will you make first? A brilliant collection from bestselling author Cathy Cassidy. A must-have for all fans of the Chocolate Box Girls.

Chocolate Box Girls: Fortune Cookie

Chocolate Box Girls: Fortune Cookie

Author: Cathy Cassidy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/05/2015

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 . . . Jake Cooke has just had the surprise of his life. He's got four half-sisters that he never knew existed. When Jake's talent for trouble causes chaos at home, he runs away to meet his new family. Life in a rundown flat in Chinatown is a far cry from Tanglewood, where the days are filled with beach parties and chocolate festivals. It's already starting to feel like home. But Jake's about to realize he can only escape his future for so long. However far you go, you can't outrun destiny . . . Praise for Cathy's books: Touching, tender and unforgettable. - Guardian A great choice for older Jacqueline Wilson fans - Irish Independent

Looking Glass Girl

Looking Glass Girl

Author: Cathy Cassidy Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/04/2015

Alice nearly didn't go to the sleepover. Why would Savvy, queen of the school, invite someone like her? Now Alice is lying unconscious in a hospital bed. Lost in a wonderland of dreams and half-formed memories, she's surrounded by voices - the doctor, her worried friends and Luke, whose kisses the night of the fall took her by surprise . . . When the accident happened her world vanished - can Alice ever find her way back? A wonderful modern-day reimagining of Lewis Carroll's timeless classic, Looking Glass Girl is the stunning new book from Cathy Cassidy, an unforgettable tale of friendship and love from one of the UK's best-loved authors.

Looking Glass Girl

Looking Glass Girl

Author: Cathy Cassidy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/03/2015

Alice nearly didn't go to the sleepover. Why would Savvy, queen of the school, invite someone like her? Now Alice is lying unconscious in a hospital bed. Lost in a wonderland of dreams and half-formed memories, she's surrounded by voices - the doctor, her worried friends and Luke - whose kisses the night of the fall took her by surprise . . . When the accident happened her world vanished - can Alice ever find her way back? A wonderful modern-day reimagining of Lewis Carroll's timeless classic, an unforgettable tale of friendship and love from one of the UK's best-loved authors.

Chocolate Box Girls: Sweet Honey

Chocolate Box Girls: Sweet Honey

Author: Cathy Cassidy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/02/2015

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 . . . A perfect next step for fans of Jacqueline Wilson, by the bestselling author of Scarlett, Dizzy, Angel Cake and Ginger Snaps.

Chocolate Box Girls: Sweet Honey

Chocolate Box Girls: Sweet Honey

Author: Cathy Cassidy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/06/2014

The chocolate box girls. Each sister has a different story to tell, which one will be your favourite? 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 . . .

Chocolate Box Girls: Sweet Honey

Chocolate Box Girls: Sweet Honey

Author: Cathy Cassidy Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/06/2014

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 . . . A perfect next step for fans of Jacqueline Wilson, by the bestselling author of Scarlett, Dizzy, Angel Cake and Ginger Snaps.

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?

Chocolate Box Girls: Coco Caramel

Chocolate Box Girls: Coco Caramel

Author: Cathy Cassidy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/02/2014

Another delicious book in the Chocolate Box Girls series, a sequel to Cherry Crush, Marshmallow Skye and Summer's Dream, from bestselling girls' favourite, Cathy Cassidy. 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? A perfect next step for fans of Jacqueline Wilson, by the bestselling author of Scarlett, Dizzy, Angel Cake and Ginger Snaps.

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.

Chocolate Box Girls: Coco Caramel

Chocolate Box Girls: Coco Caramel

Author: Cathy Cassidy Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/06/2013

Another delicious book in the Chocolate Box Girls series, a sequel to Cherry Crush, Marshmallow Skye and Summer's Dream, from bestselling girls' favourite, Cathy Cassidy. 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 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, Coco can't rely on family help. Can Coco save Caramel alone - or will a new friend help her? A perfect next step for fans of Jacqueline Wilson, by the bestselling author of Scarlett, Dizzy, Angel Cake and Ginger Snaps. For all the latest Cathy news, visit www.cathycassidy.com

Chocolate Box Girls: Summer's Dream

Chocolate Box Girls: Summer's Dream

Author: Cathy Cassidy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/03/2013

The next scrumptious story in Cathy Cassidy's Chocolate Box Girls series, following Cherry Crush and Marshmallow Skye. Perfect for fans of Jacqueline Wilson. 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? Third must-have title in this gorgeous series from one of the UK's best-loved girls' authors, Cathy Cassidy. Each sister has a different story to tell, which one will be your favourite? Cathy Cassidy was voted Queen of Teen in 2010 - beating Jacqueline Wilson and Louise Rennison to the throne. Praise for Cathy's books: 'Touching, tender and unforgettable.' Guardian

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?

Chocolate Box Girls: Summer's Dream

Chocolate Box Girls: Summer's Dream

Author: Cathy Cassidy Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/06/2012

The next 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? Third must-have title in this gorgeous series from one of the UK's best-loved girls' authors, Cathy Cassidy. Each sister has a different story to tell, which one will be your favourite? Cathy Cassidy was recently voted Queen of Teen - beating Jacqueline Wilson and Louise Rennison to the throne. Praise for Cathy's books: 'Touching, tender and unforgettable.' Guardian Cathy Cassidy wrote her first picture book for her little brother when she was eight or nine and has been writing fabulous stories ever since. The Chocolate Box Girls is a sumptuous series starring sassy sisters, super-cool boys and one of Cathy's biggest loves - chocolate. Cathy lives in Scotland with her family.

Chocolate Box Girls: Marshmallow Skye

Chocolate Box Girls: Marshmallow Skye

Author: Cathy Cassidy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/09/2011

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?

Chocolate Box Girls: Marshmallow Skye

Chocolate Box Girls: Marshmallow Skye

Author: Cathy Cassidy Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/09/2011

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?

Sundae Girl

Sundae Girl

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

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 . . .?

Lucky Star

Lucky Star

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

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?

Angel Cake

Angel Cake

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

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 begin to fall apart, Anya realizes she's not alone - how can Dan be such bad news when being with him feels like heaven?

GingerSnaps

GingerSnaps

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

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?

Scarlett

Scarlett

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

I'll be different, I won't break the rules . . . I promise' Scarlett has got herself in trouble so often, her Mum 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 . . .

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.

Strike a Pose, Daizy Star

Strike a Pose, Daizy Star

Author: Cathy Cassidy Format: Paperback / softback 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...?!

Driftwood

Driftwood

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

'I feel like I'm losing my best mate . . .' Hannah and Joey have been best friends forever - just the two of them. But when Joey's new foster brother, Paul, turns up, everything changes. Hannah's world is turning upside down. Can you rescue a friendship when it's drowning? Can you save a friend in trouble - if they don't want to be saved?

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 . . .

Chocolate Box Girls: Cherry Crush

Chocolate Box Girls: Cherry Crush

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

Chocolate Box Girls: Cherry Crush is the first of five in this addictive series by Cathy Cassidy. 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 - 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... 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: Cherry Crush

Chocolate Box Girls: Cherry Crush

Author: Cathy Cassidy Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/09/2010

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...

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 . . .

Love, Peace and Chocolate (Pocket Money Puffin)

Love, Peace and Chocolate (Pocket Money Puffin)

Author: Cathy Cassidy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/05/2010

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

Angel Cake

Angel Cake

Author: Cathy Cassidy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/04/2010

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 begin to fall apart, Anya realizes she's not alone - how can Dan be such bad news when being with him feels like heaven?

Cathy Cassidy

Cathy Cassidy

Author: Cathy Cassidy Format: Game cartridge Release Date: 04/12/2009

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 . . .

Angel Cake

Angel Cake

Author: Cathy Cassidy Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/07/2009

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 begin to fall apart, Anya realizes she's not alone - how can Dan be such bad news when being with him feels like heaven?

Shine On, Daizy Star

Shine On, Daizy Star

Author: Cathy Cassidy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/06/2009

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?

GingerSnaps

GingerSnaps

Author: Cathy Cassidy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/02/2009

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.

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).

GingerSnaps

GingerSnaps

Author: Cathy Cassidy Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/06/2008

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.

Lucky Star

Lucky Star

Author: Cathy Cassidy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/01/2008

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? Cathy Cassidy's hugely engaging writing has massive appeal for 8-13 year olds. Cathy's last book, Sundae Girl, spent six weeks in the Bookscan top ten.

Lucky Star

Lucky Star

Author: Cathy Cassidy Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/08/2007

Teenagers Cat and Mouse come from opposite sides of the track in north London, but trouble seems to follow them both around. Mouse is struggling to keep his graffiti art away from the eyes of the police, and volatile Cat's problems are tearing her apart. A chance meeting brings them together, but can their friendship survive the secrets and lies and shocking events that follow? Cathy Cassidy's hugely engaging writing has massive appeal for boys and girls aged 8-13.

Sundae Girl

Sundae Girl

Author: Cathy Cassidy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/04/2007

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 . . .? Cathy Cassidy's warm, funny, tender fiction has won her an army of dedicated fans, both boys and girls. Her fan club now has 5,000 members and counting!

Scarlett

Scarlett

Author: Cathy Cassidy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/04/2006

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 wrong, her never being able to stay in a school, rules always just, somehow, seeming to get broken? Ha! They won't get round her so easily. But she hasn't reckoned the gorgeous Kian, and he might just find a way to change Scarlett's mind. There's a chance that - this time - things will be different . . .

Driftwood

Driftwood

Author: Cathy Cassidy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2005

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. And 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.

Indigo Blue

Indigo Blue

Author: Cathy Cassidy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/01/2005

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.

Dizzy

Dizzy

Author: Cathy Cassidy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/06/2004

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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