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Jacqueline Wilson


UK (1945 - )

Jacqueline Wilson was born in Bath 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' exercise books as she grew up. Since having her daughter, Emma she has been writing full time.

Jacqueline has been on countless shortlists and has won numerous awards, including The Young Telegraph/Fully Booked Award in 1995 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 on the shortlist for the 1999 Whitbread Children's Book Award and has won the 1999 Children's Book of the Year at the British Book Awards and the Guardian Children's Fiction Award.

Over 7 million copies of her books have now been sold in the UK alone. In a recent poll to find the Nation's Favourite Children's Book run by the BBC programme, Bookworm, Double Act was voted 10th and was the only contemporary title in the top ten. Jacqueline herself was voted 4th in the Treasure Islands Favourite Children's Author poll.

In June 2002 Jacqueline was given an OBE for services to literacy in schools.
 
Novels
Hide and SeekTruth or DareRicky's BirthdaySnap
Let's PretendMaking HateNobody's PerfectWaiting for the Sky to Fall
The Killer TadpoleAmberThe Power of the ShadeThis Girl
Falling ApartThe Dream PalaceVideo RoseThe Suitcase Kid
The Party in the Lift The Mum-MinderDeep BlueThe Bed and Breakfast Star
The Dinosaur's Packed LunchDouble ActElsa, Star of the ShelterBad Girls
The Monster Story-TellerThe Lottie ProjectThe Illustrated MumLizzie Zipmouth
Vicky AngelTake a Good LookThe Cat MummySleepovers
Dustbin BabyHow to Survive Summer CampMonster EyeballsSecrets
Lola RoseMidnightBest FriendsThe Diamond Girls
Clean BreakLove LessonsCandyflossKiss
My Sister JodieCookieTracy Beaker's Thumping Heart: Comic Relief 2009Little Darlings
The Longest Whale SongLily AloneThe Worst Thing About My SisterFour Children and It
QueenieOpal PlumsteadThe Butterfly Club
 
Omnibus
The Jacqueline Wilson CollectionJacqueline Wilson Double DeckerJacqueline Wilson's SuperstarsJacqueline Wilson Biscuit Barrel
Video Rose and Mark SparkSecrets and Dreams: Secrets / Midnight / Dream JournalMark Spark in the Dark / Jimmy JellyTwin Tales
 
Collections
Simply the BestThe Worry WebsiteKids' Night In: WarchildShining on: A Collection of Stories in Aid of the Teen Cancer Trust
Three for Tea: Tasty Tales for You And MeTotally Jacqueline WilsonMagic Beans: A Handful of Fairytales from the StorybagBig Day Out
We're Having a Party!Paws and WhiskersMy Jacqueline Wilson TreasuryThe Jacqueline Wilson Christmas Cracker
 
Chapter Books
GlubbslymeTwin TroubleMr CoolConnie and the Water Babies
Jimmy JellyMy Brother BernadetteRapunzel
 
Jacqueline Wilson recommends
Ballet Shoes
Ballet Shoes (1936)
Noel Streatfeild
"One of my all-time favourite children's books."
My Sister's an Alien
My Sister's an Alien (2002)
(My Sister, book 2)
Gretel Killeen
"Madly inventive and very funny."
Last Seen Wearing Trainers
Last Seen Wearing Trainers (2002)
Rosie Rushton
"A powerful contemporary thriller that keeps you turning the pages."
Annie's Game
Annie's Game (2005)
Narinder Dhami
"I loved it... touching and original."
Frank and the New Narkiz
Frank and the New Narkiz (2005)
(Frank, book 4)
Livi Michael
"Original, exciting and very funny."
Fortune Cookie
Fortune Cookie (2009)
Jean Ure
"Funny, funky, feisty - and fantastic reads!"
Being Billy
Being Billy (2011)
Phil Earle
"Phil Earle writes starkly but sensitively in this brilliant page-turning novel. It moved me to tears."
Moon Pie
Moon Pie (2011)
Simon Mason
"An engaging, ultra-modern story, sometimes sharply amusing, sometimes achingly sad."
Kissing Game
Kissing Game (2014)
Jean Ure
"Funny, funky, feisty – and fantastic reads!"
Hi So Much
Hi So Much (2014)
(Darcy Burdock)
Laura Dockrill
"A lively, highly entertaining story about an endearing, imaginative ten-year-old."
Jelly Baby
Jelly Baby (2014)
Jean Ure
"Funny, funky, feisty - and fantastic reads!"
Secrets and Dreams
Secrets and Dreams (2015)
Jean Ure
"Funny, funky, feisty-and fantastic reads."
Oh, Obviously
Oh, Obviously (2015)
(Darcy Burdock)
Laura Dockrill
"A lively, highly entertaining story about an endearing, imaginative ten-year-old."



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