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Waterstones Children’s Book of the Month!

I am absolutely thrilled The House with Chicken Legs is Waterstones Children’s Book of the Month for May!

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It is a huge honour and a privilege, and I am so proud of everyone who worked on The House with Chicken Legs: my agent Gemma Cooper; my editors Rebecca Hill, Becky Walker and Mallory Kass; all the talented and passionate publishing, marketing, and sales stars at Usborne; my publicist Fritha Lindqvist; and of course the incredible design team, the brilliant cover illustrator Melissa Castrillón, and the magical interior illustrator Elisa Paganelli.

One of the most amazing things about The House with Chicken Legs being chosen as Waterstones Children’s Book of the Month is seeing all the beautiful displays being created by the wonderful booksellers in Waterstones branches across the UK. Here’s just a few of them … and as you can see Melissa’s gorgeous cover art has been hugely inspiring!

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Waterstones Clapham Junction
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Waterstones Glasgow
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Waterstones Crawley
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Waterstones Nuneaton
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Waterstones Coleraine
Waterstones Norwich
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Waterstones Covent Garden; hand painted by Melissa Castrillón for the launch of The House with Chicken Legs!

I couldn’t have hoped for a more spectacular introduction to welcome The House with Chicken Legs into the world! Thank you, Waterstones!