Candy Publication Day!

It’s finally here! Candy, my first-ever children’s book, is published today in the UK by Scholastic! Illustrated by Mark Beech, it is available as a paperback priced just £6.99.

My thanks to everyone at Scholastic, especially my amazing editor Sophie, for all their hard work on the book!

Described as “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory meets Bugsy Malone for 9+ readers”, the book is available to buy from a range of places, including Amazon, Waterstones, W.H. Smith and Foyles. I will have an update on the availability of signed copies tomorrow.

To buy the book outside the UK, you can use Book Depository with free international shipping!

The author Ben Aaronovitch (Rivers of London) said, “Lavie Tidhar has turned his mad imagination on the world of the school playground and the result is hilarious, insightful and terrifying all at once.”

Candy will be out in France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Romania and the Czech Republic in the next few months too.

Here is the cover and blurb!


Charlie and the Chocolate Factory meets Bugsy Malone for 9+ readers

In a city where candy is a crime and biscuits have been banned, Nelle Faulkner is a twelve-year-old private detective looking for her next client.

So when a notorious candy gangster asks for her help, Nelle is on the case.

Swept into a secret world of sweet smugglers and chocolate crooks, can Nelle and her friends find a way to take the cake? Or will they come to a sticky end…