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Jacqueline Wilson

Jacqueline Wilson is a bestselling author in Britain, second only to J. K. Rowling.

Jacqueline Wilson is the author of award-winning books, including The Suitcase Kid, The Lottie Project, Bad Girls, The Story of Tracy Beaker, Vicky Angel, and The Girls Quartet and she has won the Guardian Children’s Fiction Award, the Smarties Prize, and the Children’s Book Award for Double Act, which was also highly commended for the Carnegie Medal.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Jacqueline Wilson was born in Bath, Somerset, 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 countless Woolworths’ composition books as she grew up. She started work at a publisher and then went on to work as a journalist for D.C. Thomson in Scotland after she had an article published in Jackie magazine. Since having her daughter, Emma, she has been writing full time.

Jacqueline’s biggest passion and/or worst vice is buying books. She has over 15,000 books crammed into every corner of her small house—and they’ve started to creep across the carpets. Her favorite holiday place is Hay-On-Wye, which has about twenty secondhand bookshops.

Jacqueline has written numerous books for young people including: Bad Girls, Double Act, The Lottie Project, The Suitcase Kid, The Story of Tracy Beaker, The Bed and Breakfast Star, Cliffhanger, The Illustrated Mum and a quartet for slightly older readers, which includes Girls in Love (an ALA Quick Pick), Girls Under Pressure, Girls Out Late, and Girls in Tears. She has also written a series of crime novels and several plays, which have been broadcast on the radio.

Jacqueline has received countless honors and has won several awards in England, including The Young Telegraph/Fully Booked Award for The Bed and Breakfast Star, the Smarties Prize, the Sheffield Children’s Book Award and the Children’s Book Award for Double Act. The Illustrated Mum was shortlisted for the Whitbread Children’s Book Awardand has won the Children’s Book of the Year at the British Book Awards and the Guardian Children’s Fiction Award. Girls in Tears received the W.H. Smith Children’s Book of the Year Award.


PRAISE

GIRLS IN LOVE
“Tender moments . . . and the funny narrative, filled with British colloquialisms, and clever exchanges . . . make this a breezy read.”
Publishers Weekly


BAD GIRLS
“Wilson proves that bad girls can make for a good story.”
Publishers Weekly


THE LOTTIE PROJECT
“Wilson creatively reshapes [heroine] Charlie’s own experiences to depict the plight of a girl living 100 years earlier, thus adding new dimension to Charlie’s perceptions while offering intriguing period particulars.”
—Starred, Publishers Weekly

“Charlie’s creative writing is a gentle endorsement for using one’s imagination to work through problems. Readers will empathize with many of the situations Charlie copes with.”
The Horn Book Magazine


THE STORY OF TRACY BEAKER
“Wilson again shapes a convincing and memorable heroine with a snappy, fresh voice.”
Publishers Weekly


Author Bookshelf

Bad Girls

By: Jacqueline Wilson

Kim’s gang had better watch out! Tanya’s my friend now, and she’ll show them!

Mandy has been picked on at school for as long as she can remember, so she is delighted when cheeky, full-of-fun...

Candyfloss

By: Jacqueline Wilson Illustrated by Nick Sharratt

Floss’s parents split up when she was younger and she now divides up her week, spending five days with her mum, her mum’s new boyfriend and her new baby half-brother. The other two days Floss...

Cookie

By: Jacqueline Wilson Nick Sharratt, illustrator

Frequently berated for breaking his hyper-fussy house rules, as well as for her lack of looks, confidence and friends, Beauty lives in uneasy fear whenever Dad’s home. Her pretty, sweet mum is equally afraid...


Double Act

By: Jacqueline Wilson

Ten-year-old Ruby and Garnet are identical twins who do everything together. Especially since their mother died three years earlier. They dress alike, wear their hair the same, and sit together in every class....

Girls in Love

By: Jacqueline Wilson

Ellie’s starting ninth grade and she’s got some very definite goals. She’ll stay best friends with Magda and Nadine. She’ll go on a diet and stick to it. She’ll get a glamorous hairstyle....

Girls in Tears

By: Jacqueline Wilson

In the final volume of the fresh and funny Girls Quartet, Ellie’s best friends do the unthinkable—bond without her—until the girls realize how to really be friends.

Ellie knows the rule: Best...


Girls Out Late

By: Jacqueline Wilson

Ellie finally meets a boy. The right boy. And she wants to spend all her time with him. Her curfew is way too early, but if
her stepmother doesn’t tell, her father will never know she’s been out late....

Girls Under Pressure

By: Jacqueline Wilson

Ellie thinks she looks awful. Horrible. FAT. Her best friends are both drop-dead gorgeous and Ellie’s sick of being the ugly duckling. So she goes on a diet. And she even starts to exercise, much to her friends’...

Kiss

By: Jacqueline Wilson
Illustrated by: Nick Sharratt

A moving, insightful, sensitive and entertaining novel exploring first love and first heartbreak, for older readers, from phenomenally bestselling author Jacqueline Wilson.
     Sylvie...


The Diamond Girls

By: Jacqueline Wilson
Illustrated by: Nick Sharratt

A sparkling gem of a novel for older readers from bestselling Jacqueline Wilson, featuring a special introduction by the author.
     Dixie is the youngest Diamond girl. She and her...

The Illustrated Mum

By: Jacqueline Wilson

Covered from head to toe with one-of-a-kind tattoos, Marigold is the brightest, most beautiful mother in the world. At least, that’s what Dolphin thinks—she just wishes Marigold wouldn’t stay out...

The Story of Tracy Beaker

By: Jacqueline Wilson

Introducing Tracy Beaker, 10-year-old girl-wonder and the daughter of a famous Hollywood actress . . . sort of.

Tracy Beaker’s not exactly sure what her mother does, because Tracy has been in foster care for as...


The Suitcase Kid

By: Jacqueline Wilson

When Andy West's parents get divorced, the plucky 10-year-old is left without a home to call her own. Both her parents have remarried, and Andy finds herself shuttling back and forth between their houses--one week with Mom and "Bill...

The Worry Web Site

By: Jacqueline Wilson

A wonderful collection of linked short stories from this enormously popular and bestselling author.

Is anything bothering you? Problems in school or at home? Don’t know what to do or where to turn? With...

Vicky Angel

By: Jacqueline Wilson

Jade is so used to being with and agreeing with Vicky, her larger-than-life best friend, that when a tragic accident occurs, she can hardly believe that Vicky’s gone. But Vicky is a spunky girl who’s not...


Hetty Feather

By: Jacqueline Wilson, Illustrated by Nick Sharratt

A wonderful and original Jacqueline Wilson novel, featuring Hetty Feather, a Victorian Tracy Beaker!

London, 1876 and Hetty Feather is just a tiny baby when her mother leaves her at the Foundling Hospital. The Hospital...

Lily Alone

By: Jacqueline Wilson, Illustrated by Nick Sharratt

The fabulous new story from our bestselling author -- a surefire hit with all her fans.

Lily isn't home ALONE -- but she sort of wishes she was; looking after her three younger siblings is a lot of responsibility.


From...




Sapphire Battersea

By: Jacqueline Wilson
Illustrated by: Nick Sharratt

A fascinating, funny and moving Victorian novel featuring Hetty Feather.

Hetty Feather was just a baby when her mother left her at the Foundling Hospital. Hetty longed to find her real mum -- and...


The Worst Thing About My Sister

By: Jacqueline Wilson
Illustrated by: Nick Sharratt

Marty and her sister Melissa couldn't be more different. Marty loves her Converse trainers, playing football, hiding in her secret den and helping her dad with his DIY. But Melissa loves Justin Bieber and all...

Emerald Star

By: Jacqueline Wilson
Illustrated by: Nick Sharratt

The third and final story featuring the hugely popular Hetty Feather, from mega-bestselling author Jacqueline Wilson. 

A fantastic new adventure for brave, feisty Hetty Feather -- one of Jacqueline Wilson's...

Queenie

By: Jacqueline Wilson
Illustrated by: Nick Sharratt

A brilliant and moving story from bestselling author Jacqueline Wilson, set in the children's ward of a 1950s hospital.
     
It's 1953, the year Elizabeth is to be crowned Queen of England....


Diamond

By: Jacqueline Wilson
Illustrated by: Nick Sharratt

The fantastic new novel from bestselling author Jacqueline Wilson, starring Diamond, the little circus acrobat who first appeared in the hugely popular Hetty Feather books.
     Diamond...

Paws and Whiskers

By: Jacqueline Wilson

A wonderful collection of stories, extracts and poems about cats and dogs from one of our most beloved writers for children, Jacqueline Wilson.
     This special anthology features...

Opal Plumstead

By: Jacqueline Wilson
Illustrated by: Nick Sharratt

The brilliant new story from one of the nation's best-loved authors, starring her most outspoken, fiery and unforgettable heroine yet: Opal Plumstead, schoolgirl, sweet factory worker and Suffragette.
     Opal...


Jacqueline Wilson Diary 2015

By: Jacqueline Wilson

A beautiful 2015 diary with a handy ringbind format and a page of pretty stickers, perfect for fans of the mega-bestselling Jacqueline Wilson.

     This gorgeous bakery-themed...

The Butterfly Club

By: Jacqueline Wilson

The wonderful new story about triplet Tina, from one of the UK's best-loved authors.
     Tina is a triplet, but she's always been the odd one out. Her sisters Phil and Maddie are...

Mark Spark In The Dark

By: Jacqueline Wilson

Everyone thinks Mark is the bravest boy in the whole school. But secretly Mark is afraid of the dark! One night, when he thinks his gran is in trouble, Mark is the only one who can help. But can Mark be...


Video Rose

By: Jacqueline Wilson

Rose loves watching videos and is sat in front of the telly ALL the time. So when the video player breaks, it's a total nightmare! But then a very mysterious repair man comes to fix it. He gives Rose the...

Werepuppy On Holiday

By: Jacqueline Wilson

'He can't help being a bit wild, Mum. He's not like other dogs.' A scary werewolf video leaves Micky terrified of dogs and Mum decides the only answer is to get Micky a puppy of his own. But when they...

Take A Good Look

By: Jacqueline Wilson

Mary is fed up of being wrapped in cotton wool by her gran. Being blind doesn't mean that she can't look after herself. So Mary decides to go down to the sweetshop by herself for the first time but the...


Young Puffin Modern Classics Werepuppy

By: Jacqueline Wilson

A werewolf video leaves Micky terrified of dogs. Mum decides the only answer is to get Micky a puppy of his own. To everyone's surprise - including Micky's - he chooses a werepuppy. But Wolfie turns...

Werepuppy And The Werepuppy On Holiday Bind Up

By: Jacqueline Wilson

Two brilliant books in one! 'He can't help being a bit wild, Mum. He's not like other dogs.' A scary werewolf video leaves Micky terrified of dogs and Mum decides the only answer is to get Micky a puppy...

Starring Mark Spark And Video Rose

By: Jacqueline Wilson

Two brilliant books in one! VIDEO ROSE Rose loves watching videos and is sat in front of the telly ALL the time. So when the video player breaks, it's a total nightmare! But then a very mysterious repair...


Four Children and It

By: Jacqueline Wilson

The new bestseller from Jacqueline Wilson, creator of Tracy Beaker, Hetty Feather and The Illustrated Mum, is a funny, moving and heartwarming story of four children who discover a way to make wishes come...

Four Children and It

By: Jacqueline Wilson

Four Children and It is the number one bestseller from Jacqueline Wilson, the award-winning, bestselling creator of Tracy Beaker, Hetty Feather and The Illustrated Mum. A funny and heartwarming story...

Little Stars

By: Jacqueline Wilson, Illustrated by Nick Sharratt

The wonderful new Hetty Feather story from the hugely popular and bestselling Jacqueline Wilson.

A fantastic new story set in the world of Hetty Feather and continuing the adventures of Jacqueline...


Happy Holidays

By: Jacqueline Wilson, Illustrated by Nick Sharratt

A fantastic collection of short stories, activities and puzzles all about summer holidays, perfect for any Jacqueline Wilson fan.

     How are you going to spend your summer...