Welcome to Chicken and Frog Bookshop


 Monday – Thursday 9.30-18.30

Friday-Saturday 9.30-17.30

7 Security House, Ongar Road, Brentwood, Essex CM15 9AT

01277 230068

(See our contact page for more details)

 What’s On lets you know all about our regular weekly sessions.

Events lets you know all about upcoming author/illustrator events.

Calendar  is where you can look ahead to see what’s coming up!

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34 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Timmy Akinsehinwa on September 27, 2015 at 17:50

    Hi how’s the bookshop btw it’s me Timmy the KS2 winner of the 2014/15 New Beginnings competition


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  3. Posted by Claire on October 7, 2014 at 19:30

    We are a local Brownie pack based in Warley Hill and we are looking for someone to come along to do a storytelling night and wondered if you could help us with that?
    The date would be 25th November. We meet between 6 and 7.30pm.
    Many thanks for your help


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  7. Posted by Kristina Richardson on June 23, 2014 at 06:48

    Hello I write children’s books and one of them is called froggy and Chicky I haven’t got them published but I was wondering if you knew any publishers for children’s books and if I got them published if you would be interested in salling them at your store…thank you for your time.


    • There are hundreds of children’s publishers out there, but many won’t look at a manuscript without an agent. I know that Nosy Crow are an exception to this. I couldn’t say whether we would stock your book before seeing it for myself. Good luck!


  8. Posted by Emma on April 21, 2014 at 21:25


    Just watching the amazon program on bbc2. It scares me regarding the statistic for bookshops! Could you please let me know when you do the story time? I know my kids would love it!

    Thank you



    • We don’t have set story times, apart from on a Saturday at 9:45. Other than that, you can pop in for a story whenever you’re in town. Don’t worry, we’re bucking the trend. Amazon won’t beat us!


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  10. Posted by Mrs claire monrose on December 27, 2013 at 17:30

    my son is in year 10 and brentwood county high school, im am enquiring about your tuition sessions for English for him in the run up to his gcse’s.
    What times, days and prices are your tuition sessions?


    • Hi, we have a class that runs on a Wednesday at 17:50 – 18:40 which would be ideal for your son. We charge £15 a session and require payment a week in advance. If you have any further questions or wish to book him in please let us know.


  11. Posted by Stephanie on August 29, 2013 at 18:43

    Bought some Elmer goodies (including Elmer soft toy!) for my nephew’s birthday presents… my sister loved them! I’m going to be coming back for more Elmer things, as I’m trying to convince her to theme his bedroom!! Lovely friendly service at Chicken and Frog – keep up the great work (and the teacher discounts!!)


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  13. Posted by rob dodwell on June 6, 2013 at 22:14

    Finally something worthwhile in Brentwood high street! 10 nail bars, 20 tanning salons/beauty parlours, a multitude of bars, clubs, restaurants and fashion boutiques blah blah blah…please NO MORE!!! Give me a bookshop any day. Great selection of books, friendly and knowledgeable staff, a vibrant and enticing atmosphere! Awesome! Keep up the good work!


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  15. Hi, thanks so much for contacting us. I’m sorry, but we’re not in a position to hire anyone at the moment. Good luck with the job hunt.


  16. wow i must pop down sometime with my kids! I also do face painting and glitter tattoos if you ever have events and can tailor my work around any themes you have. Looking forward to visiting you soon! Xxx


  17. Posted by Sara and Hannah on December 6, 2012 at 12:24

    I’ve just come back from taking Hannah to Storytime. It was brilliant. Hannah loved it! Fluffy cushions, a cup of tea and some great touchy feely books. Support you local bookshop – it deserves it!


  18. Posted by mrs kerry woodcock on November 19, 2012 at 20:28

    hi could you.give me some info regarding private tution for my.daughter thank you


  19. Posted by Lynn Medland on November 13, 2012 at 09:08

    You gave me a poster for our notice board but it has no contact details on it just the shop name. It might be good to put your telephone number on. Keep up the good work. Lynn


    • Sorry about that, we realised after we’d given it out. I’ve made a new one which I’ll email to you. We don’t have a phone number yet, BT will be (hopefully) sorting it out for us on the 16th November


  20. Posted by Lin Heath on October 28, 2012 at 14:05

    I’m definitely going to get along next week for a visit. Looks absolutely gorgeous. What a fantastic shop to have in Brentwood. A lovely place for the community to chill, learn and enjoy.When do you hear about funding?xx


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