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Cathy Cassidy

Born on 13 June, 1962 in Coventry, Cathy Cassidy writes young adult fiction and has been named Queen of Teen twice. As well as her best-known books in the Chocolate Box Girls series, she has worked as an agony aunt and as an editor for Jackie Magazine. She studied illustration at Liverpool Polytechnic and has drawn the illustrations and front covers of her Daizy Star books.

Cathy loves animals, her family and daydreaming and lives on the Wirral, Merseyside with her family.


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Cathy Cassidy Books

  • Love from Lexie (The Lost and Found)

    Cathy Cassidy

    Product Code: BMHGH
    Paperback
    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.
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  • The Chocolate Box Secrets

    Cathy Cassidy

    Product Code: ANJVY
    Paperback 9 years +
    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? This is a brilliant collection from bestselling author Cathy Cassidy. It is a must-have for all fans of the Chocolate Box Girls.
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  • Chocolate Box Girls: Sweet Honey

    Cathy Cassidy

    Product Code: AMTBK
    Paperback 9 years +
    This is 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...It is a perfect next step for fans of Jacqueline Wilson, by the bestselling author of Scarlett, Dizzy, Angel Cake and Ginger Snaps.
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  • Sasha's Secret

    Cathy Cassidy

    Product Code: BXVLG
    Hardback
    *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?
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  • Sami's Silver Lining (The Lost and Found Book Two)

    Cathy Cassidy

    Product Code: BUJTA
    Paperback
    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
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  • Sami's Silver Lining (The Lost and Found Book Two)

    Cathy Cassidy

    Product Code: BQAEU
    Hardback
    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
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  • Love, Peace and Chocolate

    Cathy Cassidy

    Product Code: AXJPL
    Paperback
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    Wishes...secrets...a tender-hearted story about friendship which is sure to ring true with all Cathy Cassidy fans.
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  • Broken Heart Club

    Cathy Cassidy

    Product Code: AWWRT
    Paperback
    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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  • Life is Sweet: A Chocolate Box Short Story Collection

    Cathy Cassidy

    Product Code: AVXAQ
    Paperback
    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!
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  • Looking-Glass Girl

    Cathy Cassidy

    Product Code: AQWVL
    Paperback
    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? It is 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.
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  • Chocolate Box Girls: Fortune Cookie

    Cathy Cassidy

    Product Code: AQWRU
    Paperback
    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...
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  • Coco Caramel

    Cathy Cassidy

    Product Code: AIXEG
    Paperback 9 years +
    This is an 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.
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  • Summer's Dream

    Cathy Cassidy

    Product Code: AGDHZ
    Paperback 9 years +
    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"). 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.
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  • Letters to Cathy

    Cathy Cassidy

    Product Code: ADQMV
    Paperback 9 years +
    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...

    Cathy Cassidy has been shortlisted for Queen of Teen 2014. Vote for her at www.queenofteen.co.uk!
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  • Shine on, Daizy Star

    Cathy Cassidy

    Product Code: ADQMU
    Paperback
    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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  • Daizy Star and the Pink Guitar

    Cathy Cassidy

    Product Code: ADQMS
    Paperback 9 years +
    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...
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  • Dizzy

    Cathy Cassidy

    Product Code: ADQMO
    Paperback 9 years +
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    '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.
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  • Lucky Star

    Cathy Cassidy

    Product Code: ABRIZ
    Paperback 9 years +
    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 has been shortlisted for Queen of Teen 2014. Vote for her at www.queenofteen.co.uk!
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  • GingerSnaps

    Cathy Cassidy

    Product Code: ABRIX
    Paperback 9 years +
    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?
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  • Scarlett

    Cathy Cassidy

    Product Code: ABRIW
    Paperback 9 years +
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    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 ...
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  • Angel Cake

    Cathy Cassidy

    Product Code: ABRIV
    Paperback 9 years +
    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?
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  • Indigo Blue

    Cathy Cassidy

    Product Code: ABRIU
    Paperback 9 years +
    '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 ...
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  • Driftwood

    Cathy Cassidy

    Product Code: ABRIT
    Paperback 9 years +
    '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?
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  • Cherry Crush

    Cathy Cassidy

    Product Code: ABRIJ
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    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...
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