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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...

Best Friends

By: Jacqueline Wilson Nick Sharratt, Illustrator

Can Gemma and Alice remain best friends forever when one of them has to move away? Another outstanding novel from a bestselling author.

Alice is my very best friend. I don’t know what I’d do without her.

Gemma...



Jacqueline Wilson's Biscuit Barrel

By: Jacqueline Wilson
Illustrated by: Nick Sharratt & Sue Heap

Two funny, adventurous tales that are perfect for both girls and boys, from the incomparable Jacqueline Wilson.
     Dip into Jacqueline Wilson's Biscuit Barrel -- it's deliciously...


Buried Alive!

By: Jacqueline Willson Nick Sharratt, Sue Heap, illustrators

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...

Clean Break

By: Jacqueline Wilson

If you loved Jacqueline Wilson’s Best Friends, here is another superb, thought-provoking novel for readers of 8+.

Em adores her funny, glamorous dad – who cares if he’s not her real father?...


Cliffhanger

By: Jacqueline Wilson

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....


Double Act Play Edition

By: Jacqueline Wilson Vicky Ireland

A play script edition of Jacqueline Wilson’s hugely popular book about how twins Ruby and Garnet cope with being identical but different has been adapted for the stage by children’s theatre director,...

Dustbin Baby

By: Jacqueline Wilson

An unforgettable and moving story for older readers from mega-bestseller Jacqueline Wilson, featuring a special introduction from the author.
     April knows she was abandoned...

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’...


Glubbslyme

By: Jacqueline Wilson

Jacky Daydream

By: Jacqueline Wilson

Jacqueline Wilson, Britain’s Children’s Laureate, takes a look back at her own childhood in this captivating story of friendships, loneliness, books, toys, parents and much more. With photographs and new...

Jacqueline Wilson Address Book

By: Jacqueline Wilson

A gorgeous, small-format, chunky hardback address book, decorated with wonderful Nick Sharratt artwork. Tabbed pages and plenty of space make it easy to store and locate hundreds of addresses and phone...


Jacqueline Wilson Box Set

By: Jacqueline Wilson

Three bestselling titles in a boxed set:

The Illustrated Mum
Dolphin loves her beautiful tattooed mother but sometimes wishes she were a bit more normal.

Secrets
Treasure and India, two unlikely friends,...





Jacqueline Wilson Calendar 2005

By: Jacqueline Wilson

Jacqueline Wilson Diary 2005

By: Jacqueline Wilson


Jacqueline Wilson Diary 2008

By: Jacqueline Wilson

This colourful hardcover diary is a must-have for lovers of Jacqueline Wilson books. Tons of space for addresses, school timetables, secrets and new resolutions.

Jacqueline Wilson Diary 2009

By: Jacqueline Wilson

Jacqueline Wilson Journal

By: Jacqueline Wilson Nick Sharratt, illustrator


Jacqueline Wilson Quiz Book

By: Jacqueline Wilson

Jacqueline Wilson Slipcase

By: Jacqueline Wilson

Three fantastically popular Jacqueline Wilson titles in one great value box set.

Three absolutely compelling tales from the highly acclaimed Jacqueline Wilson. She has won dozens of prestigious accolades, including the Smarties Prize and the...

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...


Lizzie Zipmouth

By: Jacqueline Wilson Illustrated by Nick Sharratt

Lizzie isn’t speaking to her new stepfamily -- she’s a stubborn zipmouth -- until she meets a member of the new family who is even more determined than she is.

In this short, lively...

Lola Rose

By: Jacqueline Wilson
Illustrated by: Nick Sharratt

The follow-up to the No. 1 bestselling novel, The Long Earth.

     A generation after the events of The Long Earth, mankind has spread across the new worlds opened up by...

Love Lessons

By: Jacqueline Wilson
Illustrated by: Nick Sharratt

A superb novel for older readers about forbidden love, from the bestselling, award-winning Jacqueline Wilson.
     Fourteen-year-old Prue and her sister Grace have been educated...


Midnight

By: Jacqueline Wilson Illustrated by Nick Sharratt

A wonderful tale of family and fairies from the phenomenally successful Jacqueline Wilson.

Violet has always been in the shadow of her mesmerizing, controlling brother Will -- by turns delightful and terrifying....

My Secret Diary

By: Jacqueline Wilson, Illustrated by Nick Sharratt

In this wonderfully written memoir of Jacqueline Wilson’s life as a teenager, stories about family problems, first love, school life and friends build up a fascinating picture of a real teenager...

My Sister Jodie

By: Jacqueline Wilson Nick Sharratt, illustrator

A fabulous new novel that will be lapped up by all of Jacky’s millions of fans.

“A brilliant young writer of wit and subtlety.” —The Times

“Hugely popular with seven to ten year...




Secrets

By: Jacqueline Wilson
Illustrated by: Nick Sharratt

A compelling, moving Jacqueline Wilson tale about an unlikely friendship and a serious secret.
     India lives in a large, luxurious house with a mum she can't stand and a dad she...

Secrets and Dreams Boxed Set

By: Jacqueline Wilson

Sleepovers

By: Jacqueline Wilson Illustrated by Nick Sharratt

Amy, Bella, Chloe, Daisy and Emily are friends at school and have their own Alphabet Club -- look at their initials! Daisy is the newest member and is desperate to fit in, even though Chloe is sometimes...


Starring Tracy Beaker

By: Jacqueline Wilson, Illustrated by Nick Sharratt

Tracy Beaker is back and she’s just desperate for a role in her school play, A Christmas Carol and for one extremely worrying moment, the irrepressible Tracy thinks she might not even get to play one of the unnamed...

The Bed and Breakfast Star

By: Jacqueline Wilson

The Cat Mummy

By: Jacqueline Wilson Nick Sharratt, illustrator

I sometimes talk about my mum to Mabel, because Mabel doesn't ever get upset. Verity adores her cat, Mabel, and is desperately sad when she dies. Remembering her recent school lessons about the Ancient...


The Dare Game

By: Jacqueline Wilson, Illustrated by Nick Sharratt

I’m Tracy Beaker, the great inventor of extremely outrageous dares! I’ve bought a big fat purple notebook for writing down all my mega-manic ultra scary stories in. But especially for my own...

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 Dinosaur's Packed Lunch

By: Jacqueline Wilson Illustrated by Nick Sharratt

On a school trip to the museum to see the dinosaurs, everyone in the class has a packed lunch. Everyone, that is, except for Dinah. Until a friendly IGUANODON decides to help. Soon Dinah has a very special...


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 Lottie Project

By: Jacqueline Wilson Nick Sharratt, Illustrator

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

Charlie's world is changing -- for the worse. Her new teacher refuses to call her anything but Charlotte. (Blech!)...

The Monster Story-Teller

By: Jacqueline Wilson Illustrated by Nich Sharratt

One morning at school, Natalie is feeling bored — until a tiny monster waves at her from a plant on the classroom window sill. The monster whizzes her off in his mini flying saucer for some MONSTER...


The Mum-Minder

By: Jacqueline Wilson

I’m Sadie and I’m nearly nine. Mum’s a childminder, but she doesn’t have to mind me. I can mind myself, easy-peasy. Lucky for Mum, because now she’s got the flu, so I’ve got to mind...

The Story of Tracy Beaker

By: Jacqueline Wilson

A much-loved tale featuring Jacqueline's most popular character.
     STRICTLY PRIVATE. KEEP OUT ON PAIN OF DEATH.

     I'm Tracy Beaker. I'm...


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 Tracy Beaker Journal

By: Jacqueline Wilson

The World of Jacqueline Wilson (Mini)

By: Jacqueline Wilson

The perfect mini-hardback gift for Jacqueline Wilson’s thousands of fans.

Everything you could ever want to know about Jacqueline Wilson and her books in one adorable, small, pink package....

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...


Totally Cool School Diary 2008/2009

By: Jacqueline Wilson

A must-have for fans of Jacqueline Wilson’s books, this colourful, hardcover, mid-year diary includes tons of space for friends’s birthdays, phone numbers and even secret wishes and worries. Plus,...

Totally Cool School Diary 2009/2010

By: Jacqueline Wilson

Totally Jacqueline Wilson

By: Jacqueline Wilson

A lavish, full-colour extravaganza filled with party ideas, quizzes, hobbies and games, plus tid-bits about her books — and fantastic new stories from Jacqueline too. Will make a Jacqueline Wilson fan very happy.


From...



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 cares for abandoned...

The Tracy Beaker Quiz Book

By: Jacqueline Wilson

8 to 12-year-olds can test their knowledge with this fun-packed, interactive quiz book based on one of Jacqueline’s best-loved characters.


Jacqueline Wilson Diary 2010

By: Jacqueline Wilson

The Jacqueline Wilson Daydream Journal

By: Jacqueline Wilson

There’s tons of space in this fabulous Daydream Journal to record thoughts, experiences and ideas. Read about daydreamer Tracy Beaker’s hopes and dreams too. Illustrated with favourite Jacqueline...

Little Darlings

By: Jacqueline Wilson, Illustrated by Nick Sharratt

Jacqueline Wilson's latest guaranteed bestseller shines the spotlight onto the crazy world of celebrity.

Sunset lives a life of luxury with her beautiful ex-model mum, her world-famous ex-rocker dad and two little...


Totally Cool School Diary 2010/2011

By: Jacqueline Wilson

This colourful hardback mid-year diary includes space for friends’ birthdays, phone numbers and even secret wishes and worries. It also has everything you need for the school year, including timetables...

The Longest Whale Song

By: Jacqueline Wilson, Illustrated by Nick Sharratt

Ella's mother ends up in a coma after giving birth to her new baby brother and Ella is forced to make her peace with her new stepdad. At school, she loses a best friend and copes with a bully, but her...

The Jacqueline Wilson Diary 2011

By: Jacqueline Wilson


Ask Tracy Beaker and Friends

By: Jacqueline Wilson, Illustrated by Nick Sharratt

A fabulous new innovation in Jacky stationery -- a dip-in book of answers combined with a journal.
     
A brilliant new book for Jacqueline Wilson fans -- a magic-8 style book of answers,...

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...




Jacqueline Wilson Diary 2012

By: Jacqueline Wilson

Perfect for all of Jacqueline Wilson’s thousands of fans, this beautiful 2012 diary has a fun reading theme and includes a fun quiz, a sheet of pretty stickers and even space for budding writers...


Sapphire Battersea

By: Jacqueline Wilson

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...

Jacqueline Wilson BFF Journal

By: Jacqueline Wilson

Perfect for any girl with a special best friend — or even three or four best friends!—this fun, friendship-themed journal includes a fun quiz to find out what sort of friend you are, friendship...

My Summer Holiday Journal

By: Jacqueline Wilson, Illustrated by Nick Sharratt


The Worst Thing About My Sister

By: Jacqueline Wilson, Illustrated by Nick Sharratt

The fantastic new story about having a troublesome sister, from mega-bestselling Jacqueline Wilson.
 
Being a sister isn't always easy... but what's the very worst thing about your sister? Marty and...

The Tracy Beaker Trilogy

By: Jacqueline Wilson
Illustrated by: Nick Sharratt

Three fantastic, bestselling stories featuring Jacqueline Wilson's most popular character, Tracy Beaker.
 
'I'm Tracy Beaker. This is a book all about me. I'd read it if I were you. It's the most incredible, dynamic, heart-rending...

Jacqueline Wilson Writing Journal

By: Jacqueline Wilson
Illustrated by: Nick Sharratt

A fun, pretty journal for all budding writers, with lots of handy tips and advice from their favourite writer, Jacqueline Wilson -- includes a page of pretty stickers, a puzzle page and lots more. Is it your...


Jacqueline Wilson Diary 2013

By: Jacqueline Wilson
Illustrated by: Nick Sharratt

A beautiful 2013 diary with a handy ringbind format, a page of pretty stickers and a fun party theme, perfect for fans of the mega-bestselling Jacqueline Wilson.
 
It's party time! This gorgeous...

Jacqueline Wilson Pet Journal

By: Jacqueline Wilson
Illustrated by: Nick Sharratt

A gorgeous journal from bestselling Jacqueline Wilson, for all young animal lovers -- perfect for pet owners, or for anyone hoping to own a pet one day!
 
Do you have a pet, like Jacqueline?...

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....

Jacqueline Wilson's Funny Girls

By: Jacqueline Wilson; Nick Sharratt, illustrator

Two lively and hilarious tales from much-loved award-winning author Jacqueline Wilson.

     THE STORY OF TRACEY BEAKER
I'm Tracy Beaker. This is a book all about me. I'd read it if I were you....


Jacqueline Wilson's Double Decker

By: Jacqueline Wilson
Illustrated by: Nick Sharratt & Sue Heap

Jump on board the Jacqueline Wilson Double Decker with two fantastic books in one!
     DOUBLE ACT
Ruby and Garnet are ten-year-old twins. They're identical, and they do EVERYTHING together,...


Jacqueline Wilson's Super Stars

By: Jacqueline Wilson
Illustrated by: Nick Sharratt

Two of Jacqueline Wilson's most well-loved stories.
     Two of Jacqueline Wilson's most popular stories together in one fantastic collection.

     In The Suitcase...


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...

Jacqueline Wilson Diary 2014

By: Jacqueline Wilson

A beautiful 2014 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 2014 Diary is the perfect...



Jacqueline Wilson Birthday Journal

By: Jacqueline Wilson
Illustrated by: Nick Sharratt

Make every birthday extra special with the Jacqueline Wilson Birthday Journal!
     
There's nothing more exciting than a birthday party! This Birthday Journal is the perfect...

Paws and Whiskers

By: Jacqueline Wilson

Opal Plumstead

By: Jacqueline Wilson

The exciting new story from one of the nation's best-loved authors, featuring a brand-new character, Opal, and set during the First World War.

     The brilliant new story...


Daydreams and Diaries

By: Jacqueline Wilson
Illustrated by: Nick Sharratt

Featuring two brilliant books in one, this is the fascinating true story of mega-bestselling author Jacqueline Wilson -- her childhood, her teenage years, her inspiration as a writer and lots more!
     Thousands...

Jacqueline Wilson Dream Journal

By: Jacqueline Wilson
Illustrated by: Nick Sharratt

A gorgeous journal with a dream theme, from mega-bestselling author Jacqueline Wilson.

     Have sweet dreams all year round with the Jacqueline Wilson Dream Journal! It's...

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 Jacqueline Wilson Treasury

By: Jacqueline Wilson
Illustrated by: Nick Sharratt

A wonderful treasury featuring some of Jacqueline Wilson's best-loved stories -- the perfect gift for any fan.

     A fantastic collection of stories from bestselling author,...

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