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Jacqueline Wilson - Author

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Jacqueline Wilson was born in Bath in 1945, but spent most of her childhood in Kingston-on-Thames. She always wanted to be a writer and wrote her first ‘novel’ when she was nine, filling in countless Woolworths’ exercise books as she grew up. As a teenager she started work for a magazine publishing company and then went on to work as a journalist on Jackie magazine (which she was told was named after her!) before turning to writing novels full-time.

Jacqueline is one of the nation’s favourite authors, and her books are loved and cherished by young readers not only in the UK but all over the world. According to a recent Mori poll, Jacqueline was voted English children favourite children’s author. She has sold millions of books and in the UK alone the total stands at over 25 million!

In 2002 Jacqueline was awarded the OBE for services to literacy in schools and from 2005 to 2007 she was the Children’s Laureate. In 2008 she became Dame Jacqueline Wilson.

2011 saw the 20th Anniversary of her best known novel, The Story of Tracy Beaker,which is not only still hugely popular but has given life to two sequels and an award-winning TV series for CBBC.

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Featured Books, with extracts, by Jacqueline Wilson

Katy
Jacqueline Wilson
August 2015 Book of the Month In her new book Jacqueline Wilson retells one of her own childhood favourites, Susan Coolidge's classic What Katy Did. She echoes the original closely: both Katys are bright, headstrong, daydreamers with big imaginations, unable...
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Opal Plumstead
Jacqueline Wilson
Best-selling Jacqueline Wilson's 100th book is a cracking story set just before the First World War with one of Wilson's feistiest girls yet at its heart. Opal Plumstead is a clever, bookish girl with a Scholarship place at a posh...
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The Butterfly Club
Jacqueline Wilson
February 2015 Book of the Month Best-selling Jacqueline Wilson unfolds a compelling new story about the importance of both family and friends. Tina is the youngest and the smallest of the triplets. She was so little when she was a...
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Opal Plumstead
Jacqueline Wilson
Best-selling Jacqueline Wilson's 100th book is a cracking story set just before the First World War with one of Wilson's feistiest girls yet at its heart. Opal Plumstead is a clever, bookish girl with a Scholarship place at a posh...
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The Jacqueline Wilson Treasury
Jacqueline Wilson
With is chunky size and gloriously bright and glossy cover, this good-looking volume is the perfect gift for Jacqueline Wilson's younger fans. The treasury includes favourite stories such as Lizzie Zipmouth and The Cat Mummy which are ideal for newly...
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Diamond
Jacqueline Wilson
The fourth in the Hetty Feather series following the turmoils and adventures of a foundling girl in Victorian London. Click here for the full series.
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Four Children and It
Jacqueline Wilson
May 2013 Book of the Month A funny, moving and heart-warming story of four children who discover a way to make wishes come true. Echoing the classic E Nesbit novel, Five Children and It, this new story from this...
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The Worst Thing About My Sister
Jacqueline Wilson
Best-selling Jacqueline Wilson understands perfectly how the needle sharp jealousy of sisters is matched only by the strength of their underlying affection. Marty and Melissa are not in the least little bit like each other; Marty is a tomboy and...
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Emerald Star
Jacqueline Wilson
Best-selling Jacqueline Wilson adds a new chapter to her story of feisty Hetty Feather, a foundling child who bounces resiliently through life despite the many knock backs that come her way. Having found her real mother who subsequently dies, Hetty...
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Four Children and It
Jacqueline Wilson
The new bestseller from Jacqueline Wilson, creator of Tracy Beaker, Hetty Feather and The Illustrated Mum, is a funny, moving and heart-warming story of four children who discover a way to make wishes come true. Echoing the classic E Nesbit...
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Green Glass Beads A Collection of Poems
Jacqueline Wilson
Age 9+. Former Children's Laureate Dame Jacqueline Wilson has been a lover of poetry for as long as she can remember. Choosing her own favourite poems, she has gathered together a wonderful, vibrant collection from classics such as Shakespeare's The...
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The Worst Thing About My Sister
Jacqueline Wilson
Best-selling Jacqueline Wilson understands perfectly how the needle sharp jealousy of sisters is matched only by the strength of their underlying affection. Marty and Melissa are not in the least little bit like each other; Marty is a tomboy and...
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Lily Alone
Jacqueline Wilson
A Lovereading4kids 'Great Read' you may have missed 2011 selection. Best selling Jacqueline Wilson tells a dramatic new story as Lily struggles to look after her younger siblings and herself after Mum goes missing. Can she keep everyone safe until...
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Sapphire Battersea
Jacqueline Wilson
Best-selling Jacqueline Wilson's enchantingly feisty Victorian heroine Hetty Feather is back in a new adventure. How Hetty continues to fight to belong to her own ‘family' and against the constraints of her life as a foundling and the limited opportunities...
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Green Glass Beads Poems
Jacqueline Wilson
Age 9+. Former Children's Laureate Dame Jacqueline Wilson has been a lover of poetry for as long as she can remember. Choosing her own favourite poems, she has gathered together a wonderful, vibrant collection from classics such as Shakespeare's The...
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The Longest Whale Song
Jacqueline Wilson
Best-selling Jacqueline Wilson captures a welter of emotions in this heart-rending story of how Ella copes when her mother is in a coma. Ella doesn't like much about her life – especially her step-father Jack, her new home far away...
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How To Survive Summer Camp
Jacqueline Wilson
Bestselling Jacqueline Wilson's classic How to Survive Summer Camp is out in a brand new edition for a new generation of readers. It brilliantly and hilariously captures the dramatic intensity of living 24/7 with your peers. Stella is dreading going...
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My Brother Bernadette
Jacqueline Wilson
Fabulous reissue of an absolute gem of a book by on of the bestselling authors of all time but this is one of the very few titles by Jacqueline Wilson suitable for newly fluent readers. Still with colour illustrations on...
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Lily Alone
Jacqueline Wilson
A Lovereading4kids 'Great Read' you may have missed 2011 selection. Best selling Jacqueline Wilson tells a dramatic new story as Lily struggles to look after her younger siblings and herself after Mum goes missing. Can she keep everyone safe until...
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Little Darlings
Jacqueline Wilson
A Lovereading4kids 'Great Read' you may have missed 2011 selection. Jacqueline Wilson takes a look into the lives of celebrities in this touching story of two girls, two families and one father. Destiny and Sunset's lives seem miles apart; one...
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Twin Tales
Jacqueline Wilson
Two reassuring stories about family strife and overcoming your fears from a master storyteller. The first story is Twin Trouble in which Connie is unhappy because her parents are having a baby, well not one but twins. She can't understand...
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The Longest Whale Song
Jacqueline Wilson
Best-selling Jacqueline Wilson has come up with a fresh new title in which she brilliantly handles many of the ingredients for which she is so deservedly popular. Ella's already struggling with her new stepfather Jack, moving house and the thought...
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Hetty Feather
Jacqueline Wilson
Best-selling author Jacqueline Wilson shows that her story-telling touch is just as sure when she turns to history as it is in her contemporary novels. As usual, Jacqueline Wilson uses a first person story telling voice as Foundling Hetty Feather...
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How To Survive Summer Camp
Jacqueline Wilson
Special Anniversary Edition. Bestselling Jacqueline Wilson's classic How to Survive Summer Camp is out in a brand new edition for a new generation of readers. It brilliantly and hilariously captures the dramatic intensity of living 24/7 with your peers. Stella...
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Little Darlings
Jacqueline Wilson
Bestselling Jacqueline Wilson tells a fairy tale story of the unlikely intertwining of two very different families against a strong and realistic background. Destiny is growing up poor with her mum who does three jobs and struggles to pay the...
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Cookie
Jacqueline Wilson
Bestselling author Jacqueline Wilson knows exactly the ways in which Beauty Cookson feels insecure. It's hard enough fitting in at school where she's horribly teased by the cool crowd, but she has even more difficulties at home where she seems...
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My Sister Jodie
Jacqueline Wilson
A fantastic book from Jacqueline Wilson. Pearl and Jodie are sisters who are very different. Jodie is noisy, brash, insensitive and bold. Pearl is only ten, little and shy and anxious all the time. When their parents both get jobs...
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My Sister Jodie
Jacqueline Wilson
A fantastic book from Jacqueline Wilson. Pearl and Jodie are sisters who are very different. Jodie is noisy, brash, insensitive and bold. Pearl is only ten, little and shy and anxious all the time. When their parents both get jobs...
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Sleepovers
Jacqueline Wilson
Throughout Daisy's first year at the school, her friends plan ever-more elaborate sleepover parties for their birthdays. Daisy is dreading her own - she doesn't know what her friends will make of her rather special older sister ...
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Starring Tracy Beaker
Jacqueline Wilson
New adventures for Tracy Beaker while she's still in The Dumping Ground. Tracy loves acting and is determined to get a part in the school Christmas play. Will they let her have a part despite her bad behavior? Amazingly, Tracy...
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How To Survive Summer Camp
Jacqueline Wilson
Dumped by her parents at Evergreen Summer Camp, Stella is sure she is going to have a miserable time. But, despite herself, she finds she not only makes great new friends but also starts to really enjoy herself. A funny...
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Starring Tracy Beaker
Jacqueline Wilson
If you've not heard of Jacqueline Wilson's brilliant character Tracy Beaker then I urge you to get this book now and introduce her to any girl from 7 upwards. This is Jacqueline's first Tracy Beaker novel for quite a long...
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The Story Of Tracy Beaker
Jacqueline Wilson
Funny and poignant, this is the most popular of all Jacqueline Wilson's best-selling titles. Tracy Beaker, a feisty ten year old living in a children's home, gives a sparky view of life in what she calls The Dumping Ground. She ...
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The Dare Game
Jacqueline Wilson
Tracy Beaker is back! Still living with Cam, her wonderful foster mother, Tracy's behaviour has not improved! Skipping school, she teams up with two boys to play her favourite of all games – the Dare Game. Soon the dares get...
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Great Books to Read Aloud
Jacqueline Wilson
‘Reading aloud is the best way to get your children hooked on books for life’ says Jacqueline Wilson. Edited by Jacqueline Wilson this is a wonderful compilation that sits very well alongside the Lovereading4kids ethos of providing guidance to the parent...
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The World of Jacqueline Wilson
Jacqueline Wilson
7-9 years. A must for all fans of Jacqueline Wilson's books but also a great introduction to new readers of the plotlines and of many of the characters to be found in her unputdownable stories.
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Best Friends
Jacqueline Wilson
This is a real heart warming story that will trigger many thoughts in a young child's mind – both sadness and happiness - but it will also provide the realisation that when best friends are separated it doesn't mean that...
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Girls in Tears
Jacqueline Wilson
Yet again Jacqueline Wilson captures the childhood issues of growing up, both emotional and physical. Her characters and the friendships between each of them are brilliantly drawn and every child reading Girls in Tears will find a character they empathise...
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Double Act
Jacqueline Wilson
Growing up as twins has been brilliantly captured by Jacqueline Wilson. Full of poignancy and plenty of humour throughout- it's a real feel-good book.
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Lola Rose
Jacqueline Wilson
True-to-life, at times very emotional, but totally and utterly unputdownable. That's what my 12 year old said of it. She read it virtually in one sitting and she's not a book worm. In fact, I'd say she's quite reluctant at...
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Girls Out Late
Jacqueline Wilson
Girls always tend to disagree with their parents on what time they must be home when out with their mates but Jacqueline shows us all how this issue can work for both teenager and parent in yet another brilliantly written...
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My Brother Bernadette
Jacqueline Wilson
Fabulous reissue of an absolute gem of a book by on of the bestselling authors of all time but this is one of the very few titles by Jacqueline Wilson suitable for newly fluent readers. Still with colour illustrations on...
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Illustrated Mum
Jacqueline Wilson
The story of Dolphin, a young girl living in the wake of her mother's depression, and her sister Star, who is on the verge of adulthood. Both cope with living in a very dysfunctional household where their tattoo-crazy mum has...
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The Bed and Breakfast Star
Jacqueline Wilson
Elsa longs to be a star and she makes her life sound very glamorous indeed to try to make her wish come true. The reality is very different. As her family moves from one dump to another, Elsa creates a...
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Lily Alone
Jacqueline Wilson
CD- Audio. Jacqueline Wilson's storytelling powers are shown at their absolute best yet again in this brilliant story in which Lily must contend with 3 younger siblings while her mother is away with the new boyfriend and her step dad...
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Candyfloss
Jacqueline Wilson
Floss's parents split up when she was younger and she now divides up her week, spending five days with her mum and other two days with her dad, helping him to run his greasy spoon cafe. Floss's decides to stay...
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The Jacqueline Wilson Christmas Cracker
Jacqueline Wilson
Packed with Christmas stories, this title includes a tale starring Tracy Beaker. It also includes festive puzzles, tasty Christmas recipes, perfect present tips, and fun Christmas facts.
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Jacqueline Wilson's Happy Holidays
Jacqueline Wilson
How are you going to spend your summer holiday? Will you be going on a sunny beach holiday, meeting your friends at the park, or relaxing in the garden with an ice cream? This title is packed with short stories,...
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