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Judi Curtin - Author

About the Author

Judi Curtin is Ireland’s favourite children’s writer. She is the best-selling author of the ‘Alice and Megan’ series which has sold rights to Australia, New Zealand, Russia, Poland, Lithuania and Serbia. In Ireland, the series has sold over 100,000 copies. She is also the author of the smash-hit 'Eva' series: Eva's Journey, Eva's Holiday, Leave it to Eva, and Eva and the Hidden Diary, which has sold 36,000 copies to date. She has been nominated for Irish Book Awards on numerous occasions.

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Featured books by Judi Curtin

Alice Next Door

Alice Next Door

9+ readers 11+ readers

Author: Judi Curtin Format: Paperback Release Date: 10/03/2014

Megan's best friend Alice has moved away -- but the two friends hatch a risky plot to get back together.

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Other books by Judi Curtin

Lily at Lissadell

Lily at Lissadell

Author: Judi Curtin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/09/2019

When Lily is a young teenager, the time comes for her and her friends to leave school and find work; some are emigrating to America, some going to work in shops. Lily is going into service in the Big House - Lissadell. Lily's employers, the Gore-Booth family, are kind, but life as a young housemaid can be hard: Lily works long days, she has to learn to get along with the staff, particularly her roommate, the sullen and uncommunicative Nellie, and she misses her home and family. But when Maeve, daughter of Constance Markievicz and niece of the Gore-Booths, comes to visit and decides to paint a portrait of Lily an unusual friendship begins between the two girls from such different worlds. A warm and engaging story about friendship, life in the early 20th century and how the political world affects everyone.

Dro ar l Tro

Dro ar l Tro

Author: Judi Curtin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/06/2019

You've Got A Friend

You've Got A Friend

Author: Judi Curtin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/05/2019

The fantastic follow-up to Time After Time and Stand By Me Families are so complicated! Molly's dad seems so lonely. He lives on his own, he won't get a pet, he doesn't get on with his brother ... Best friends Molly and Beth suspect his problems lie in his past, but what can two thirteen-year-olds do about that? Well, when they have a time-travelling door, maybe they CAN do something. The girls go back to 1975 hoping to right some wrongs - if they can navigate 1970s cars, food and boybands - and if the colourful fashions don't blind them first! A heart-warming story of sticking with your friends and hanging on to your dreams!

Cyfres Alys a Megan: 3. Paid Gofyn i Alys

Cyfres Alys a Megan: 3. Paid Gofyn i Alys

Author: Judi Curtin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/06/2018

Stand By Me

Stand By Me

Author: Judi Curtin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/05/2018

In the second book in the Time After Time series our favourite time-travelling best friends are back! What if something happened long ago that still makes you sad? Graham is Molly and Beth's favourite uncle, so they really want to help him fix the past - and since the girls know of a mysterious door that can take them back in time, maybe they can! But how can they find who they're looking for without apps or social media? And what will the girls make of the 60s, where the hairstyles are wild, the slang is weird and no one's heard of ciabatta? And can they help Graham fix a friendship that was destroyed back in 1960? The girls soon discover that fun with friends is just the same whatever time you live in and that real friendship lasts forever - even when you're apart. This is an exciting story about time-travel, family, friendship and love.

Cyfres Alys a Megan: 2. Alys Eto

Cyfres Alys a Megan: 2. Alys Eto

Author: Judi Curtin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/10/2017

Time After Time

Time After Time

Author: Judi Curtin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/03/2017

Molly and Beth are best friends and love spending time together. But when their two families move in together, maybe they are a little too close for comfort! Out shopping one day they need to avoid the most embarrassing encounter ever with Molly's mum, and hide in a shop they had never noticed before. When they leave by the side door, they realise immediately that something is not right! Transported back to the past, where mobile phones don't work and the world feels very different, they realise that they have a chance to see the world through their parents' eyes. Before finding their way home, can they see what their own pasts looked like?

Eva's Holiday

Eva's Holiday

Author: Judi Curtin Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 28/09/2016

Time After Time

Time After Time

Author: Judi Curtin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/09/2016

Molly and Beth are best friends and love spending time together. But when their two families move in together, maybe they are a little too close for comfort! Out shopping one day they need to avoid the most embarrassing encounter ever with Molly's mum, and hide in a shop they had never noticed before. When they leave by the side door, they realise immediately that something is not right! Transported back to the past, where mobile phones don't work and the world feels very different, they realise that they have a chance to see the world through their parents' eyes. Before finding their way home, can they see what their own pasts looked like?

Viva Alice!

Viva Alice!

Author: Judi Curtin Format: Audio disc Release Date: 28/07/2016

Eva and the Hidden Diary

Eva and the Hidden Diary

Author: Judi Curtin Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 28/07/2016

Eva and the Hidden Diary

Eva and the Hidden Diary

Author: Judi Curtin Format: Audio disc Release Date: 28/07/2016

Viva Alice!

Viva Alice!

Author: Judi Curtin Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 28/07/2016

Alice to the Rescue

Alice to the Rescue

Author: Judi Curtin Format: Audio disc Release Date: 01/03/2016

Alice to the Rescue

Alice to the Rescue

Author: Judi Curtin Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 01/03/2016

Alice & Megan Forever

Alice & Megan Forever

Author: Judi Curtin Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 01/02/2016

Alice & Megan Forever

Alice & Megan Forever

Author: Judi Curtin Format: Audio disc Release Date: 01/02/2016

Bonjour Alice

Bonjour Alice

Author: Judi Curtin Format: Audio disc Release Date: 01/01/2016

Bonjour Alice

Bonjour Alice

Author: Judi Curtin Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 01/01/2016

Alice in the Middle

Alice in the Middle

Author: Judi Curtin Format: Audio disc Release Date: 01/11/2015

Don't Ask Alice

Don't Ask Alice

Author: Judi Curtin Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 01/11/2015

Don't Ask Alice

Don't Ask Alice

Author: Judi Curtin Format: Audio disc Release Date: 01/11/2015

Alice in the Middle

Alice in the Middle

Author: Judi Curtin Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 01/11/2015

Alice Next Door

Alice Next Door

Author: Judi Curtin Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 01/09/2015

Alice Again

Alice Again

Author: Judi Curtin Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 01/09/2015

Only Eva

Only Eva

Author: Judi Curtin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/05/2015

The latest great book from the author of the best-selling 'Eva' and 'Alice & Megan' series Eva Gordon doesn't like mysteries - so when new girl Aretta hurries away after school every day Eva's determined to find out why. And Aretta's not the only person Eva's interested in - her friend's granny has been parted from her beloved dog, so Eva decides to cheer her up. But can she? Eva finds that some things are too big and complicated for one girl to deal with on her own ... but she has a talent for bringing people together, and together people can do almost anything!

Bonjour Alice

Bonjour Alice

Author: Judi Curtin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/03/2015

Ancient castles, yummy French food and deep, dark forests - sounds like the perfect holiday! Megan's really looking forward to the summer holidays - her whole family is going to France, and best of all Alice is coming too! But when Alice tries to make friends with a local French boy things begin to get very interesting ... Another adventure with Alice and Megan - the fifth book in the bestselling series popular with young girls everywhere.

Alice & Megan Forever

Alice & Megan Forever

Author: Judi Curtin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/03/2015

Secondary school's a whole new world! Alice and Megan are starting secondary school; with new subjects, new teachers and new friends, it's going to take a bit of getting used to. And when Megan meets Marcus, the class bad-boy who's always in trouble, but doesn't seem to care, things really start to get complicated. At least she has Home Ec class with Alice - the worst cook in the school - to look forward to, so school's not all bad! Alice's ill-fated Home Economics adventures will have readers in stitches. 'Ireland's answer to Jacqueline Wilson. Perfectly written stories of friendship and growing up . . . these sweet stories are a joy.' Irish Independent

Alice to the Rescue

Alice to the Rescue

Author: Judi Curtin, Nicola Colton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/03/2015

Winning is a good thing, isn't it? Everyone in first year is really excited about the big prize in the English essay competition - four months in France - and Alice has a good chance of winning. Megan loves writing essays, but she doesn't want to win - go away for four months alone, no way! She doesn't want Alice to go either - why would anyone want to go abroad without her best friend? But Alice seems determined to win ... How much should you give up for your best friend? The seventh book in Judi Curtin's bestselling series.

Don't Ask Alice

Don't Ask Alice

Author: Judi Curtin, Nicola Colton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/08/2014

Alice and Megan are back, and that can only mean one thing: trouble! It's Easter and best friends Alice and Megan are together in Limerick again. They are both looking forward to their confirmation especially as their two families are going out to dinner together to celebrate. But not even a meal can be simple when Alice is around as she decides to hatch a plan to get her parents back together...

Alice in the Middle

Alice in the Middle

Author: Judi Curtin, Nicola Colton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/08/2014

A best friend is forever, isn't she? Megan can't wait to go away to Summer Camp with her best friend Alice. It will be fantastic - no organic porridge, no school, nothing but fun! But when Alice makes friends with Hazel, Megan begins to feel left out. Hazel's pretty, sophisticated and popular, and Alice seems to think she's amazing. Is Megan going to lose her very best friend? 'A funny realistic story ideal for any Jacqueline Wilson fan' Irish Independent

Viva Alice!

Viva Alice!

Author: Judi Curtin, Nicola Colton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/08/2014

A new Alice and Megan story! Alice and Megan are back together again! When they are together, they can handle anything! Grace invites Alice and Megan to spend Easter in her house in Lanzarote. The girls are accidentally left home-alone for two days in the house. It's fun at first, until they become trapped on an upstairs balcony and spend a long cold night and day waiting to be rescued! Meanwhile Melissa is still unhappy at boarding school. Alice wants to help her to get back to their school, but Megan sees this as a betrayal. Tension mounts between the two girls, until Megan gives in and agrees to help. In the end, Melissa comes back, and Megan realises that she is confident enough to stand up to her.

Alice Again

Alice Again

Author: Judi Curtin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/03/2014

It's spring mid-term, and Alice has invited Megan to visit her in Dublin. Megan is hoping for a nice trouble-free few days with her best friend. No such luck! She soon discovers that Alice is once again plotting and scheming. It seems that Alice's Mum Veronica has a new boyfriend. The plan is to discover who he is, and to get rid of him. Alice (with poor Megan in tow) becomes totally horrible in an effort to scare the poor man away. Can this possibly work? Just how horrible can she be? And how can Megan stand by and watch while her best friend turns into a total monster? 'A must-read for girls aged 10 and up, this has the Jacqueline Wilson touch' Evening Echo

Alice Next Door

Alice Next Door

Author: Judi Curtin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/03/2014

Best friends NEED to be together. Don't they? Poor Megan! Not alone is she stuck with totally uncool parents, and a little sister who is too cute for words, but now her very best friend, Alice, has moved away. Now Megan has to go to school and face the dreaded Melissa all on her own. The two friends hatch a risky plot to get back together. But can their secret plan work? 'engrossing story with a real insight into the world of pre-teen girls' Publishing News

Eva and the Hidden Diary

Eva and the Hidden Diary

Author: Judi Curtin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/09/2013

The latest great book from the author of the best-selling 'Eva' and 'Alice & Megan' series. Eva Gordon's great at solving problems, but surely even she can't fix something that went wrong in the past? When Eva and Kate find an old diary, written long ago by a girl their own age, they end up determined to right old wrongs! But they can't spend all their time living in the past as the present, too, is throwing all sorts of challenges at them ... But when the girls get together they can handle anything! Eva and the Hidden Diary has been nominated for Novel of the Year in the Irish Book Awards! Cast your votes here, until 21 November: www.irishbookawards.ie/vote/

Friends Forever: The Mystery Tour

Friends Forever: The Mystery Tour

Author: Judi Curtin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/04/2013

Friends Forever: They Mystery Tour is the third book in this wonderful series of friendship stories from Ireland's best-selling author for 8-12 year old girls, Judi Curtin. Blackouts, gas masks and rationing - the truest friendships are made in the hardest times . . . Hi, this is Lauren again! My special cat, Saturn, has quite a skill for travelling far, far away, and I don't mean in distance. My best friend, Tilly, and I were ready for our next mystery tour adventure . . . This time we landed in London in 1939 as the first bombs of the Second World War were about to drop. Luckily we met a new friend, Violet, just in time to catch the evacuation train into the countryside. But there we were going to face all sorts of war-time challenges . . . Judi Curtin was born in London and grew up in Cork. She now lives in Limerick with her family. She has three children and a cat called Domino. Domino does not have any superpowers - as far as Judi knows. In her spare time, Judi likes to read, play Scrabble and grow tomatoes. She is Ireland's best-selling fiction author for 8-12 girls with her Alice & Megan series. www.judicurtin.com

Leave it to Eva

Leave it to Eva

Author: Judi Curtin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/08/2012

Fun, feisty Eva Gordon's never been one to shy away from helping her friends - whether they want her help or not! - but this time she might have found a problem that's too big even for her ... When Eva and her family head to Seacove for their summer holidays, she's looking forward to seeing Kate again, but it turns out things have gone very wrong for Kate. Her granny's in the hospital, and with no else to look after her, Kate's hiding out at home by herself, afraid she's going to be taken into care. Eva tries to be a good friend and help her out, but how long can a twelve-year-old manage by herself? It's not just Kate who needs Eva's help, though helping Ruby turns out to be a LOT more fun! Ruby needs Eva to keep her company on a trip to London where she's trying out for a scholarship. Is there any way the trip away with Ruby can help everyone sort things out? It seems impossible, but if you have a problem that needs solving, just leave it to Eva! Eva's third book from bestselling author Judi Curtin.

Friends Forever: Double Trouble

Friends Forever: Double Trouble

Author: Judi Curtin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/02/2012

Hi! I'm Lauren and lately I've discovered something strange about my cat Saturn. Something very strange indeed . . . And this time it wasn't just me, but also my best friend Tilly who magically travelled back in time with him. Imagine our surprise to find ourselves in Ancient Rome, where no one spoke our language - and they wanted to sell us as slaves! But that wasn't the scariest bit. Because when the tremors started, and the smoke appeared, we knew something explosive was about to happen...

Eva's Holiday

Eva's Holiday

Author: Judi Curtin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/08/2011

Eva Gordon likes fashion, fun and hanging out with friends, so she can't believe she has to spend the entire summer in a cottage in the countryside with her parents and eight-year-old Joey. Worse, it looks like she's going to be stuck with Kate, the girl next door who doesn't care about being cool ... it's Eva's worst nightmare come true! But when the girls have to pull together to solve a problem, Eva finds out that there's more to life than having the right hair or clothes and sometimes 'weird' girls can make the best friends.

Friends Forever: The Time Spell

Friends Forever: The Time Spell

Author: Judi Curtin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/04/2011

Can true friendship survive the test of time? It all started when Lauren got a cat. No ordinary cat! Saturn has long white hair, eyes that don't match and... it seems...strange powers. One minute she's cuddling Saturn, the next thing she knows she's not just miles, but YEARS away from home. It's 1912, she ends up on board a ship - and THEN she discovers it's the Titanic! It was like some crazy dream, except the new friends she made were real . . .

Alice & Megan's Cookbook

Alice & Megan's Cookbook

Author: Judi Curtin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/10/2010

Get cooking with Alice & Megan! Alice and Megan are writing a cookbook. But Alice is not the world's the greatest cook ... so could it be a recipe for disaster? Well, not with Megan's help - as well as advice (whether the girls want it or not!) from Megan's mum, little sister Rosie, Miss Leonard, the Home Economics Teacher ... This fun-filled cookbook is packed with brilliant recipes. Why not wake up to French toast and tropical smoothies? Or go to school with raspberry muffins and pasta salad? Or snack on smores and quesadillas? Or impress your friends with home-made burgers followed by ice cream with toffee sauce? All this and more included! Brilliant Breakfasts . Lucky Lunchboxes . Super Snacks . Marvellous Main Courses . Delicious Desserts . Cakes & Cookies.

Eva's Journey

Eva's Journey

Author: Judi Curtin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/09/2010

Rich, spoilt, high-maintenance Eva Gordon likes fancy, sophisticated things so when her parents sell their sell their holiday home and their expensive car Eva can't understand why. But when Eva's dad loses his job and she has to move house and change schools, she realises life has changed for good. She's determined to hate her new life, until a chance visit to a fortune teller gives her the idea that doing good may help her to get her old life back. Eva (with the help of her friend Victoria) starts to help all around her, whether they want it or not! The story of Eva's Journey from spoilt princess to pretty cool girl!

Alice & Megan Forever

Alice & Megan Forever

Author: Judi Curtin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/09/2008

Secondary school's a whole new world! Alice and Megan are starting secondary school; with new subjects, new teachers and new friends, it's going to take a bit of getting used to. And when Megan meets Marcus, the class bad-boy who's always in trouble, but doesn't seem to care, things really start to get complicated. At least she has Home Ec class with Alice - the worst cook in the school - to look forward to, so school's not all bad! Alice's ill-fated Home Economics adventures will have readers in stitches. 'Ireland's answer to Jacqueline Wilson. Perfectly written stories of friendship and growing up . . . these sweet stories are a joy.' Irish Independent

See If I Care

See If I Care

Author: Judi Curtin, Roisin Meaney Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/09/2007

Two schools, one in Ireland and one in England, have decided to set up a pen-pal programme between their pupils. Luke is hoping to get an English boy to write to, but instead he gets stuck with Elma, who would prefer an Irish girl as her penpal. Reluctantly, the two begin their correspondence. Life is not going well for either Luke or Elma, so they invent new, more glamorous lives for themselves in their letters, little realising how similar their true lives actually are. However, when things take a turn for the worse, Elma has no one to confide in except Luke. He offers some useful advice and in turn tells the truth about his life and family. Together they realise that things are beginning to look up....

Alice Again

Alice Again

Author: Judi Curtin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/08/2006

It's spring mid-term, and Alice has invited Megan to visit her in Dublin. Megan is hoping for a nice trouble-free few days with her best friend. No such luck! She soon discovers that Alice is once again plotting and scheming. It seems that Alice's Mum Veronica has a new boyfriend. The plan is to discover who he is, and to get rid of him. Alice (with poor Megan in tow) becomes totally horrible in an effort to scare the poor man away. Can this possibly work? Just how horrible can she be? And how can Megan stand by and watch while her best friend turns into a total monster? 'A must-read for girls aged 10 and up, this has the Jacqueline Wilson touch' Evening Echo

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