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Anne Fine

Anne Fine was born on 7 December, 1947 in Leicester and is the author of over 50 children's books, winning the Carnegie Medal on two occasions. She is the author of Madame Doubtfire, a book that was adapted into the 1993 film Mrs. Doubtfire starring Robin Williams.

She travelled the world in her early 20s, living in Britain, Canada and the United States. The Children's Laureate from 2001 to 2003, her books have been translated into 40 languages.



Anne Fine Books

  • DKC2 7 years +
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    Simply told, beautifully illustrated and with a gripping plot, Carnegie Medal winner Anne Fine's story of a ferocious feline is a satisfying read to stretch a beginner reader.

    Ellie is horrified when her cat Tuffy drags in a dead bird, and even more so when he follows that with a dead mouse. Tuffy's just doing what comes naturally, but he'll need to change his ways or he'll end up in even more trouble.

    Written from Tuffy's point of view, The Diary of a Killer Cat is funny, gripping and purr-fect.
  • NFR2 7 years +
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    Bill's New Frock is a classic story from former Children's Laureate, Anne Fine.

    Bill Simpson wakes up one morning to find he's changed into a girl - and even worse, his mum's forcing him to wear a frilly pink dress to school. How will he manage to survive a whole day like this? Everything is just so different when you're a girl...
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    From the award- and prize-winning author of The Tulip Touch and Bill's New Frock, this wonderfully funny book tells a bittersweet story about family life and is inspired by the highly successful film Mrs Doubtfire.

    Lydia, Christopher and Natalie are used to domestic turmoil. Their parents' divorce has not made family life any easier in either home. The children bounce to and from their volatile mother, Miranda, and their out-of-work actor father, Daniel. Then Miranda advertises for a cleaning lady who will mind the children after work - and Daniel gets the jobs...Disguised as Madame Doubtfire!
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    Tuffy doesn't feel wanted at home any more. His owners just don't appreciate him. So what if he broke the new TV? Got fur on all Dad's clean clothes? Ate Tinkerbell the kitten's special kitten-food? All accidents! But they're making such a fuss! So Tuffy decides to make a break for it. He bids farewell to the gang - Snowball, Tiger and Bella - and runs away. But starting a new life isn't easy, and soon Tuffy starts to wonder if he's made a terrible mistake...
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    From the author of Bill's New Frock comes a humorous and sensitive story about growing up and feeling like the odd one out. Rosie loves everything about parties: balloons, presents, games, birthday cake, goody bags! So she is disappointed when some of her classmates announce that they have outgrown parties and would rather go to the cinema or bowling. Rosie decides to set up the Party Club and remind everyone of how much fun they'll be missing out on. But it's harder than she thought, particularly when even her parents don't seem to like birthday parties much.
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    Hugo wants a gerbil, but his dad says it's cruel to keep an animal in a cage. Hugo doesn't agree, and so Dad challenges him to spend a day cooped up in his room. The countdown has barely begun when Hugo starts to go stir-crazy. Warm, witty and wise to the impatience of childhood, this is Anne Fine on great form, encouraging young readers to develop imagination and empathy. High quality cream paper and a special easy to read font ensure a smooth read for all.
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    Bill's New Frock author Anne Fine's On Planet Fruitcake is another hilarious school story. The former Children's Laureate's writing always brings joy and laughter and in this one Philip lets his imagination run wild.

    His thoughts soon inspire the other children to think up some madcap things: purple cows, brains in pots, a clever chicken. They all feature in this zany story.
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    The Angel of Nitshill Road by Anne Fine, the award-winning author of Bill's New Frock, is perfect for fans of David Walliams and David Baddiel's stories.

    Penny, Mark and Marigold were bitterly unhappy until the angel came. Barry Hunter was bullying them all but then the angel comes up with a solution. Will life at school change for the better?
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    Anne Fine's Ivan the Terrible is a classic book for fans of Pamela Butchart and David Walliams.

    It's Ivan's first day at his new school and Boris is tasked with looking after and translating for him (Ivan can only speak Russian). Although he's joined a civilised school, Ivan is anything but and when he starts greeting people by calling them 'lowly shivering worms', Boris realises he has his work cut out...

    This is a funny story about fitting in with so much appeal to so many different kinds of readers.
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    Flour Babies by Anne Fine, won the Carnegie Medal and the Whitbread Children's Book Award in 1992. When the annual school science fair comes round, Mr Cartwright's class don't get to work on the Soap Factory, the Maggot Farm or the Exploding Custard Tins. To their intense disgust they get the Flour Babies - sweet little six-pound bags of flour that must be cared for at all times. Funny and poignant, Flour Babies is a brilliant depiction of secondary school life.
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    Winner of the Carnegie Medal and the Guardian Children's Fiction Award, Goggle Eyes is Kitty's funny and heart-warming story of coming to terms with her parents' divorce and a new stepfather.

    Anne Fine is the author of Madame Doubtfire, The Diary of a Killer Cat and many other enduring children's favourites. In Goggle Eyes she takes a funny and sensitive look at the problems children face in accepting their parents' divorce and remarriage.

    Kitty Killin is not only a good storyteller, but also the world's greatest expert when it comes to mothers having new and unwanted boyfriends. Particularly when there's a danger they might turn into new and unwanted stepfathers...
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    In Anne Fine's Step By Wicked Step five children are thrown together in a dark and spooky setting and uncover a diary of a boy who coped with a difficult upbringing long ago. Reading the experiences of the young boy, the children are compelled to explore their own experiences of growing up with step-families and the result is a poignant and moving story that is sure to captivate.

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    'Okay, okay. So slap my teensy little paws. I messed up - big time.' Tuffy can't wait for Ellie and the family to go away on holiday. He and the gang plan to ignore the grumpy new cat-sitter, and run wild all night. But could that furry bundle, suddenly flying through the air, put a stop to all the fun?
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    'Okay, okay. So stick my head in a holly bush.' Tuffy knows what he likes. And he doesn't like the 'art' that Ellie's mum brings home from her new classes. So what's a cat to do? A few scratches here just happen to shred a painting. A nudge there somehow slips a vase off a shelf. Dad hope a horribly lumpy clay pot will be next, but Tuffy's having none of it. The killer cat will go his own sweet way!
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    A classic children's story from one of our best-loved authors, former Children's Laureate Anne Fine. Gemma doesn't believe a chicken could have written a book - chickens can't even read! But here in front of them is The True Story of Harrowing Farm, and its scratchy pages definitely look, well, chickeny. It is an epic tale of cruelty and bravery, the story of a chicken who flies frillions of miles, reaching the heights of intergalactic superstardom, to try to save us humans . . . Perfect for boys and girls aged 6 and up, and for fans of Jeremy Strong and Pamela Butchart's Wigglesbottom Primary series. Anne Fine's fun school stories have been delighting children for more than 20 years, winning her awards such as the Smarties Book Award and Carnegie Medal along the way.
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    Tom wants to join the army, but he has to pass his exams first! When he turns up without proper uniform on exam day, strict Mrs Dell threatens to send him home. There are spare clothes available, but is Tom brave enough to face the exam hall - in a skirt? Touching comedy for low ability readers. Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers of 8+
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    What do you miss when you don't have siblings? The Only Child Club aims to find out the good and bad things about not having to compete or share with a brother or sister. It is a perfectly observed story of human behaviour. Ryan wants to start a club. An Only Child Club. He knows that as an only child he doesn't always have the same experiences as some of his classmates. He recruits two similarly deprived friends who join him in an experimental few days of constant bickering, fighting over who gets the free gift from the cereal box and spending a whole day making a model, only to have it destroyed. Having had a taste of what it's like to have siblings, the club is happily disbanded and the trio realizes that friends are nearly as good as having brothers and sisters - and often less annoying! This title is written by an award-winning author with an international reputation who is a long-established UK favourite. Anne Fine has a gift for recognizing and conveying the subtleties of children's desires and emotions. This is an engaging subject matter told with great humour and appeal.
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    The children of Weir(d) Street are lazing about one sunny day when they challenge each other to tell stories of all the odd goings-on in their neighbourhood. A grandfather's guilt at the long-ago death of his twin brother, a young waiter whose rude customers get more than they bargain for, and a hard-working boy who finds himself blessed by a golden-haired stranger - the Weird Street tales are full of drama and suspense! Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers aged 8+
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    Reissued for the Originals series of powerful teen fiction. Nobody wants Tulip in their gang. She skives off school, cheeks the teachers and makes herself unpopular with her classmates by telling awful lies. None of this matters to Natalie who finds Tulip exciting. At first she doesn't care that other people are upset and unnerved by Tulip's bizarre games, but as the games become increasingly sinister and dangerous, Natalie realises that Tulip is going too far. Much too far. Racing, in fact, to the novel's shocking ending.
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    A classic children's story from one of our best-loved authors, former Children's Laureate Anne Fine. Chester Howard can see Joe's project `How to Write Neatly' can only be a disaster. Joe makes a terrible mess of his work, jumbling letters and numbers up together. But a project called `How to Write Really Badly' - now there's something Joe can do better than anyone else. And Chester is about to find there's a lot more to Joe than he expected . . . Anne Fine's fun school stories have been delighting children for more than 20 years, winning her awards such as the Smarties Book Award and Carnegie Medal along the way.
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    It's a dog's life for Anthony. Not only is he lacking the respect he deserves from the neighbourhood dogs and cats, but suddenly all he can do is scratch, scratch, scratch. And now bits of him are dropping off - yeuch! Just when Anthony thinks things can't get any worse, he finds himself on the vet's table. What she has in mind is about to destroy the tiny shred of street cred he has left.
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    Okay, okay. So spank my furry little bum. I held a party. It was my birthday. How was I supposed to know it wouldn't be the only party around town on that dark and dreary Halloween night? So things ended up in a bit of a mess. (Well, more than a mess, really. A complete disaster.) But it was not my fault so don't blame me . . .
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    Bliss! A lovely, quiet, nothing-to-do and nothing-on-the-calendar Sunday...Well, that's until bossy Aunt Susan - an unstoppable force - is on the phone insisting that Harry and his family come down to help her a local event she's promised to organise: the Great Toadpool Show. It means swinging from a trapeze. Or walking on stilts. Or riding a unicycle...And that's not counting the fortune-telling tent, the tombola, or the choir singalong. Aunt Susan has no idea of the mayhem she's about to unleash.
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    Told who to cheer for, who to believe in, Yuri grows up in a country where no freedom of thought is encouraged - where even one's neighbours are encouraged to report any dissension to the authorities. But it is still a shock when a few careless words lead him to a virtual death-sentence - sent on a nightmare journey up north to a camp amidst the frozen wastes. What, or who, can he possibly believe in now? Can he even survive? And is escape possible ...?