My Brother Bernadette by Jacqueline Wilson

My Brother Bernadette

Written by Jacqueline Wilson
Illustrated by David Roberts
Part of the Reading Ladder Series

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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 every page it introduces chapters to the reader. My Brother Bernadette is part of Egmont's Red Bananas series and there are plenty of others in the bunch as well. For younger and less fluent readers why not try Egmont's Green Bananas, short stories heavily illustrated for first readers and also their Blue Bananas which are simple stories for developing readers, again with lots of illustrations.


My Brother Bernadette by Jacqueline Wilson

Sara always gets lumbered with looking after her little brother Bernard. And summer project at the local school is no different. There's so much to do - football, judo, trampolining, model car making, computer games and drama.

But 'Bernadette' is a little boy with big ideas. And he has a plan up his very nicely designed sleeve...

About the Author

Jacqueline Wilson

Jacqueline Wilson was our Guest Editor in February 2012. Click here to see her selection of books.

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.

Click here to download an interview with Jacqueline.

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48 pages
Interest Age: From 7


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Publication date

7th February 2011




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