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.


Book Recommendations


Sat on the top of a bus days before Christmas, Maya sees a couple arguing violently in the middle of a crowded Regent Street. They see her watching, she looks away, and the woman disappears. Maya goes to the police, who shrug and send her away. Then a body turns up… Now convinced she is a vital witness to a crime, the police send Maya into hiding in rural Wales. She resolves to get to the bottom of the mystery. Then the snow comes and no one can get out. But what if someone can still get in?


 Illustrated by the inimitable Madalena Matoso in a vibrant palette with a range of colourful characters and varying backdrops, this creative and imaginative experience will delight its audience time and time again.

What will you do? Where will you go and who will you take on your journey? It’s all down to you…


Written and illustrated by a direct descendant of suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst, this colourful picture book is full of facts about 13 inspirational women from history. It showcases some of their great achievements in a fun and accessible way for younger readers.

 download‘This book takes you on a journey from the rock pools along the shoreline to the deepest darkest depths of the ocean, to discover an incredible and rarely seen world.

‘Breathtaking illustrations reveal the creatures that live there – from the microscopic and the bizarre to the fragile and the deadly – in all their startling beauty’

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