Hodder Children's Books

Books published by Hodder Children's Books

Eight Pieces of Silva

Eighteen-year-old Silva is meant to be looking after her 16-year-old stepsister Becks while their parents are on a belated honeymoon to Japan, but when Silva doesn’t come home, Becks decides to check out her bedroom and then her worries really kick off.

Reviewed on 25 September 2021 by Linda Wilson

Break the Fall

Audrey Rey is a young gymnast with her sights set on the Olympic Games in Tokyo. But her back injury is a complicating factor and then the ultimate shock rocks the team when one of the girls fails a drugs test and their coach is accused of sexual misconduct.

Reviewed on 13 March 2021 by Linda Wilson

Dark Blue Rising

When an unexpected accident brings Tabby to the attention of the authorities for the first time in her life, she loses everything she’s ever known and has to face the unwanted truth that her whole life has been built on a lie.

Reviewed on 31 July 2020 by Linda Wilson

The Haven: Deadfall

Lily is missing. Ollie and the rest of the Haven’s council vow to get her back, no matter what the cost.

Reviewed on 04 July 2020 by Linda Wilson


By day, 17-year-old Keira Johnson is one of only three black students at Jefferson Academy. By night, Keira is Emerald, queen of the universe she has created in the online multi-play game SLAY. When a boy is killed in a dispute originating in the game, Keira must fight to preserve the world she has created from those who want to see it taken down.

Reviewed on 14 March 2020 by Linda Wilson

The Haven: Revolution

Pupils are going missing from an elite boarding school. Ollie Turner knows it’s a job for the kids of the underground community, the Haven, and that’s even before he knows quite how personal the connection is.

Reviewed on 31 January 2020 by Linda Wilson

The Boxer

Seventeen-year-old Sunny turns to amateur boxing after a vicious racial assault and finds himself pitted against a former friend in his first competition.

Reviewed on 21 December 2019 by Linda Wilson

Songs About a Boy

World famous boyband Fire&Lights are on the brink of a messy break-up as tensions between lead singer and songwriter Gabriel West and band member Olly Samson boil over. Charlie Bloom, the band’s young photographer, blames herself and just wants to wind back the clock to happier times.

Reviewed on 30 November 2019 by Linda Wilson

The Sharp Edge of a Snowflake

Two very different girls are brought together in the aftermath of a murder in the snowy Icelandic winter.

Reviewed on 12 October 2019 by Linda Wilson

The Haven

When 13-year-old Ollie Turner’s guardian is murdered, he’s taken in by a group of kids living a separate life under the streets of London and has to fight to prevent chaos and destruction being brought to the city’s streets.

Reviewed on 13 July 2019 by Linda Wilson

The Colour of the Sun

It’s not every day of the summer holidays that you get to see a dead body. And it’s not every day that you think you know the killer.

Reviewed on 29 June 2019 by Linda Wilson

That's Not What Happened

Three years ago, a massacre at Virgil County High School left six traumatised teens struggling to make sense of what happened. Now survivor Lee Bauer wants the truth to be told. But the truth is not always welcomed with open arms.

Reviewed on 23 February 2019 by Linda Wilson

Run, Riot

Four teens are on the run in their tower block home, determined to bring a friend’s killers to justice.

Reviewed on 13 October 2018 by Linda Wilson

Songs About Us

Charlie Bloom is back taking photos of world famous boyband Fire&Lights, but cracks are starting to appear in the gloss and hype that surrounds the band and Charlie is faced with some difficult choices.

Reviewed on 03 February 2018 by Linda Wilson

Indigo Donut

Indigo’s mother was murdered when she was a small child, but the past has a nasty habit of coming back to haunt her.

Reviewed on 25 November 2017 by Linda Wilson

New Guard

In one last highly dangerous and highly deniable operation, CHERUB mission controller James Adams has to plan and execute the rescue of two kidnapped oil industry workers from war-torn Syria.

Reviewed on 11 November 2017 by Linda Wilson

I Am Traitor

The alien invaders have already taken Amy Sullivan’s brother and her best friend. Now they’re coming for her.

Reviewed on 30 September 2017 by Linda Wilson

End of Days

The war between the angels and the remnants of humanity reaches a suitably explosive climax.

Reviewed on 06 August 2016 by Linda Wilson

Songs About A Girl

Fifteen-year-old Charlie Bloom’s life is turned upside down when she’s asked to take a series of backstage photos of the latest boyband phenomenon, Fire&Lights.

Reviewed on 19 July 2016 by Linda Wilson


Marlon promised his mother that he would have nothing to do with drugs, but when he falls under Sonya’s spell, keeping that promise suddenly becomes a lot more difficult.

Reviewed on 25 June 2016 by Linda Wilson