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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

Rigby Star Guided Year 2/P3 Purple Level Guided Reader Set

Rigby Star Guided Year 2/P3 Purple Level Guided Reader Set

Author: Julia Jarman, Celia Warren, Julia Donaldson Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 12/12/2005

Part of Rigby Star Guided series this is the only programme built specifically for guided reading. Its rich, multi-layered stories and non-fiction texts by top quality authors and illustrators are guarantreed to captivate children and facilitate discussion.

Rigby Star Guided Year 1/P2 Blue Level Guided Reader Set

Rigby Star Guided Year 1/P2 Blue Level Guided Reader Set

Author: Julia Jarman, Jillian Powell, Monica Hughes, Celia Warren Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 09/12/2005

Part of Rigby Star Guided series this is the only programme built specifically for guided reading. Its rich, multi-layered stories and non-fiction texts by top quality authors and illustrators are guarantreed to captivate children and facilitate discussion.

Big Red Bath

Big Red Bath

Author: Julia Jarman Illustrator: Adrian Reynolds Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/03/2005

Ben and Bella are having such a lovely, splashy time in the big red bath that soon everyone wants to join in the fun! But will there be room for all the animals . . . even Hippopotamus? A riotous story - brought to life by young, bright, friendly illustrations from a bestselling, award-winning artist.

Harry the Clever Spider Band 07/Turquoise

Harry the Clever Spider Band 07/Turquoise

Author: Julia Jarman Illustrator: Charlie Fowkes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/01/2005

When a young girl adopts Harry the spider as her new pet, no one is very impressed - not Mum, not Dad, and certainly not her big brother (could it be that he's afraid of large, hairy spiders?)... But when Mum needs to go to the dentist and no one can find the car keys, Harry saves the day. Turquoise/ Band 7 books offer literay language and extended descriptions, with longer sentences and a wide range of unfamiliar terms. Text type - A story with a familiar setting. The story is followed by a poster on pages 22 and 23 advertising Harry's skills as a helpful spider, which is a great way to recap and discuss the story with children and gives an opportunity to extend into further work outside the reading session. This story is paired with an information book on the same theme: Fly Facts by Janice Marriott. This book has been levelled for Reading Recovery. This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

Rigby Star Guided 2 Purple Level: Rabbit's Surprise Birthday Pupil Book (single)

Rigby Star Guided 2 Purple Level: Rabbit's Surprise Birthday Pupil Book (single)

Author: Julia Jarman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/04/2000

Genre: Animal fantasy story Learning Objectives: Language Comprehension Strand 8: Engage with books by exploring and enacting interpretations. Writing Opportunities Strand 9: Draw on knowledge and experience of texts in deciding what to write (e.g. draw on text knowledge when writing about personal experiences).

Rigby Star Guided 1 Blue Level: Terrible Tiger Pupil Book (single)

Rigby Star Guided 1 Blue Level: Terrible Tiger Pupil Book (single)

Author: Julia Jarman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/04/2000

Genre: modern story with rhythm, rhyme and suspense. Learning Objectives: Word Recognition Strand 5: Recognize and use alternative ways of spelling the phonemes already taught, for example, that the long vowel sound /a/ can be spelt with 'ai', 'ay' and 'a-e'. Language Comprehension Strand 7: Explore the effect of patterns of language and repeated words and phrases.

Rigby Star Guided 1 Blue Level: Bully Bear Pupil Book (single)

Rigby Star Guided 1 Blue Level: Bully Bear Pupil Book (single)

Author: Julia Jarman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/04/2000

Genre: A fantasy story with animal characters and a theme of bullying. Learning Objectives: Word Recognition Strand 5: Recognize and use alternative ways of spelling the phonemes already taught, for example, that the grapheme 'oo' is pronounced differently in 'Moose' and 'took'.. Language Comprehension Strand 7: Identify the main events and characters in stories.

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