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Julia Jarman - Author

About the Author

Julia Jarman has written over 60 books for children. Born in 1946, Julia was brought up near Peterborough, and attended local schools.    Her family had a small plot of land on which they kept chickens and pigs.    They also had a dog, two cats, a succession of rabbits, and for a short time, a grass snake!   Her pets have featured in her stories at some point.  This little plot was important to Julia as she could escape there and read or just do nothing - essentials for a good imagination.

As a child she became a book worm and visited her local library on an almost daily basis.  She started at one end of a shelf and read all the books until she reached the other end.  Julia decided when she was 8 years old to become a children's writer, having read Little Women and the sequel Good Wives.   The character in these books, Jo March, became a writer when she grew up and Julia wanted to be like her.

To begin with, Julia wrote to magazines, comics and newspapers and managed, at the age of 8, to have some work published.

On leaving school, Julia went to university to study English and Drama.  She became a teacher to earn a living while developing her writing.   During this stage she got married and had three children.  Reading to her own children made her realise the importance of children's stories and underlined her determination to write.

Encouraged by her children, Julia started writing about people that were life like and exciting, and included some scary situations.  Her philosophy is to take real life and add some 'what ifs' - and then anything can happen.

Julia still likes to read a lot but has to also make time for writing, which takes up about four days a week.  She has little time for many hobbies as she also likes to visit schools one day a week to get feedback from children.

 

Featured books by Julia Jarman

Other books by Julia Jarman

Make Friends Break Friends & A Friend In Need

Make Friends Break Friends & A Friend In Need

Author: Julia Jarman Illustrator: 0 Format: eBook Release Date: 01/10/2014

The Best Kiss

The Best Kiss

Author: Julia Jarman Illustrator: Erica-Jane Waters Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/09/2014

Jack loves getting prizes and cups of all sizes, but if there's one thing he hates... it's being kissed! And with an army of aunts and uncles, there's no getting away from it. What's a boy to do? 'A rollicking, rhyming, read-aloud tale...' Books for Keeps The Best Kiss has recently been featured on the ITV series Bookaboo. Read more about bestselling author Julia Jarman on http://www.juliajarman.com, and visit http://www.ericajanewaters.com to find out more about Erica-Jane Waters.

Two Shy Pandas

Two Shy Pandas

Author: Julia Jarman Illustrator: Susan Varley Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/07/2013

Panda longs to play with Pandora next door, but he's too shy. Whenever he sees Pandora he runs away. Meanwhile Pandora longs to say Hello Panda! , but she's much too shy, too. Will these two shy pandas ever muster up the courage to speak to each other?

Two Shy Pandas

Two Shy Pandas

Author: Julia Jarman Illustrator: Susan Varley Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/10/2012

Panda longs to play with Pandora next door, but he's too shy. Whenever he sees Pandora he runs away. Meanwhile Pandora longs to say Hello Panda! , but she's much too shy, too. Will these two shy pandas ever muster up the courage to speak to each other?

Harry the Clever Spider on Holiday Band 08/Purple

Harry the Clever Spider on Holiday Band 08/Purple

Author: Julia Jarman Illustrator: Charlie Fowkes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/09/2012

When Clare and her family go on holiday, she is not allowed to take her pet spider Harry with her - so when he sneaks away with her Clare is told off. But when her mum's suitcase goes missing, who can save the day? Purple/Band 8 books offer developing readers literary language, with some challenging vocabulary. Text type: A story with a familiar setting Posters on pages 22 and 23 advertise Harry's services for finding lost items and remind the readers of Harry's talents. Curriculum links: Citizenship: People who help us; Animals and us. This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

Big Yellow Digger

Big Yellow Digger

Author: Julia Jarman Illustrator: Adrian Reynolds Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/07/2012

Ben and Bella are off on another adventure and, of course, all the animals want to join them! The destination this time is Australia, and the digger digs and judders, as Moose, Zebra, Rhinoceros, Mole and lots of other animals all clamber on. Even Little Roo jumps up, and gets delivered safely back to his his mummy. Everyone stops for a barbie, a dance with the digeridoo, and then it's time to head for home again. Join the fun on an adventure that gets better and better!

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