For young fans of THE GREAT BRITISH BAKE OFF: a brand new series about friendship, family and cupcakes from Linda Chapman, the million-selling author of My Secret Unicorn.
Eleven-year-old Hannah Hallett's life has changed. Her mum has recently remarried, and Hannah's got a new dad and twin sisters! The whole family have moved from the city to a small town so that Hannah's mum can fulfil her life-long dream of opening a bakery.
But things don't start well for the new bakery, and soon Mum's too busy to spend time with Hannah the way she used to. Hannah knows she can turn the Sugar and Spice Bakery's fortunes around - all she needs to do is convince Mum she can be useful. Can Hannah use her baking talent to save the bakery, learn to live with her big new family and - most importantly - make some friends before school starts?
Friendship, fun and baking - this is CHOCOLAT for 8+.
Linda Chapman is the million-copy selling author of such series as My Secret Unicorn, Stardust, Skating School, Not Quite a Mermaid and Loving Spirit. She has also written for the Animal Ark series, Rainbow Magic and many more Working Partners' series. Linda lives in Leicestershire with her husband, two daughters and their three dogs. Her website is http://www.lindachapmanauthor.co.uk/
Sam Hearn began illustrating children's books in 2003 and has since worked with publishers like Bloomsbury, Macmillan, Hodder and Scholastic. He is the illustrator of the 'Charlie' series by Hilary McKay. Sam lives in West London. His website is http://samhearn.blogspot.co.uk/