Guest Editor - Jacqueline Wilson Guest Editor - Jacqueline Wilson

We are HUGELY honoured and jumping up and down with excitement to have the multi award-winning Jacqueline Wilson as our Guest Editor this month. Find out more about her books as well as books by other authors that she loves and that have inspired and influenced her.


Guest editor's featured books

The Worst Thing About My Sister
Jacqueline Wilson - illustrated by Nick Sharratt
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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Format: Hardback | Released 02/02/2012
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Lily Alone
Jacqueline Wilson - illustrated by Nick Sharratt
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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Format: Paperback | Released 08/12/2011
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The Longest Whale Song
Jacqueline Wilson - illustrated by Nick Sharratt
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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Format: Paperback | Released 04/08/2011
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The Dare Game
Jacqueline Wilson - illustrated by Nick Sharratt
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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Format: Paperback | Released 05/10/2006
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Starring Tracy Beaker
Jacqueline Wilson - illustrated by Nick Sharratt
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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Format: Paperback | Released 05/07/2007
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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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Format: Paperback | Released 05/08/2010
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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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Format: Paperback | Released 02/03/2000
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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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Format: Paperback | Released 07/10/2004
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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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Format: Paperback | Released 06/01/2005
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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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Format: Paperback | Released 30/11/2003
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Lola Rose
Jacqueline Wilson - illustrated by Nick Sharratt
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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Format: Paperback | Released 04/03/2004
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Best Friends
Jacqueline Wilson - illustrated by Nick Sharratt
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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Format: Paperback | Released 03/03/2005
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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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Format: Paperback (b Format) | Released 01/01/1995
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The Story Of Tracy Beaker
Jacqueline Wilson - illustrated by Nick Sharratt
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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Format: Paperback | Released 05/10/2006
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Sleepovers
Jacqueline Wilson - illustrated by Nick Sharratt
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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Format: Paperback | Released 13/03/2008
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Sapphire Battersea
Jacqueline Wilson - illustrated by Nick Sharratt
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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Format: Hardback | Released 29/09/2011
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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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Format: Paperback | Released 03/02/2011
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Cookie
Jacqueline Wilson - illustrated by Nick Sharratt
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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Format: Paperback | Released 02/07/2009
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My Sister Jodie
Jacqueline Wilson - illustrated by Nick Sharratt
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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Format: Paperback | Released 12/03/2009
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Guest editor's chosen books

Where the Wild Things are
Maurice Sendak
Jacqueline Wilson, February 2012 Guest Editor: "The text is very minimal but perfect - and the illustrations are glorious. This isn't a scary book in the slightest, though the monsters are grotesque, equipped with very sharp teeth and pointy claws. Little Max...
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Format: Paperback | Released 04/05/2000
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Ballet Shoes 75th Anniversary Edition
Noel Streatfeild
Chosen by Sally Nicholls, March 2012 Guest Editor: "All of my novels are about families, and Ballet Shoes is at its heart a family story. I loved this book as a child, and it was the family I loved most;...
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Format: Paperback | Released 07/04/2011
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Lavender's Blue
Kathleen Lines
Chosen by February 2012 Guest Editor, Jacqueline Wilson: "I think every child should have a special book of nursery rhymes - these odd quirky strange little verses are a first vital introduction to poetry, and all toddlers love to chant along with...
Lovereading Price: £8.79 - Saving £2.20 (20%) Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/03/2007
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Carrie's War
Nina Bawden
Chosen by Jacqueline Wilson, February 2012 Guest Editor: "This is a very touching utterly convincing book about three wartime evacuees billeted to Wales. It's very much a children's story, with a mystery to be solved, but Nina Bawden is very subtle with...
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Format: Paperback (b Format) | Released 28/10/1993
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The Hunger Games
Suzanne Collins
Jacqueline Wilson, February 2012 Guest Editor: "I don't usually go for blockbuster dystopian stories - but this trilogy is imaginatively conceived and well written and a genuine page-turner. Sixteen year old Katniss takes part in a terrifying annual televised game where teenagers fight...
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Format: Paperback | Released 05/01/2009
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February 2012 Guest Editor Steve Cole

Creator of the infamous Tracy Beaker, Jacqueline is not only a Dame of the Realm and an OBE but a former Children’s Laureate to boot!

And, she has agreed to share some of her favourites with us, and her book, The Worst Thing about my Sister, a brilliant tale of the bond of sisterhood, is published this month and is one of our Book of the Months too!

Jacqueline Wilson's Guest Editor Choices

LAVENDER'S BLUE, a book of nursery rhymes compiled by Kathleen Lines: I think every child should have a special book of nursery rhymes - It's a book to treasure forever. Click here for more

WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE by Maurice Sendak The text is very minimal but perfect - and the illustrations are glorious. This isn't a scary book in the slightest… Click here for more

BALLET SHOES by Noel Streatfeild This was one of my childhood favourites - and although it's dated in many ways I think many girls will still love this story. Click here for more

CARRIE'S WAR - by Nina Bawden This is a very touching utterly convincing book about three wartime evacuees billeted to Wales. It's very much a children's story, with a mystery to be solved… Click here for more

THE HUNGER GAMES - a trilogy by Suzanne Collins I don't usually go for blockbuster dystopian stories - but this trilogy is imaginatively conceived and well written and a genuine page-turner… Click here for more