Jacqueline Wilson

The creator of Tracy Beaker, Jacqueline Wilson is an award-winning author who served as the Children’s Laureate between 2005 and 2007. Born in 1945, Jacqueline is now one of the nation’s favourite children’s writers, she has sold over 35 million books in the UK alone and also created the likes of Hetty Feather. Famed for her partnership with illustrator Nick Sharratt, her books cover important issues that children face as they grow up.


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Jacqueline Wilson Books

  • JAC2 7 years +

    Sleepovers (Paperback)

    Jacqueline Wilson

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    In Jacqueline Wilson's book, Sleepovers, five friends plan out themed sleepover parties for their birthdays. The only problem is that Daisy is new to the school and the gang of girls, and she's unsure about how the others will react when they meet her sister who has special needs. With her trademark tact and sensitivity, Jacqueline Wilson tackles the issue of disability and friendship with humour and warmth. This is a wonderful book that will strike a chord with a lot of girls and boys aged 7+.

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    Hetty Feather (Paperback)

    Jacqueline Wilson

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    Warm, moving, funny and totally fascinating, Hetty Feather by Jacqueline Wilson is the perfect book for young readers aged 9 and over.

    It's London, 1876, and Hetty Feather is just a tiny baby when her mother leaves her at the Foundling Hospital. The Hospital cares for abandoned children - but Hetty must first live with a foster family until she is big enough to go to school. Life in the countryside is hard but with her 'brothers' Jem and Gideon, she helps in the fields and plays imaginary games. Together they sneak off to visit the travelling circus and Hetty is mesmerised by the show, especially Madame Adeline and her performing horses. But Hetty's happiness is threatened once more when she is returned to the Foundling Hospital. The new life of awful uniforms and terrible food is a struggle for her. But now she has the chance to find her real mother. Could she really be the wonderful Madame Adeline? Or will Hetty find the truth is even more surprising?

    Jacqueline Wilson will surprise and delight old fans and new with this utterly original take on a historical novel. Set in Victorian times and featuring a brand new feisty heroine, Hetty Feather, this is a Tracy Beaker-esque tale that will thrill young readers.
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    JCWL 8 years +

    Jacqueline Wilson MP3 CD Collection - 10 MP3 CDs (Audio)

    Jacqueline Wilson

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    Jacqueline Wilson is one of our favourite authors and this MP3-CD collection contains 10 unabridged stories - including the complete series of Hetty Feather books, Clover Moon and Sapphire Battersea.

    Entertaining, thought-provoking and absolutely captivating, the stories are read by a host of talented and experienced narrators, including Jacqueline herself.

    With over 85 hours of listening, these are books your children will love to listen to on long journeys. They are sure to spark interesting ideas for debate and conversation.

    Ages 8 plus
    Approximate running time: 86 hours, 3 minutes
    Please note this collection contains CDs that can only be played on MP3-accessible CD players, computers and laptops. The majority of post-2001 car model stereos are MP3 CD accessible. Please check your CD player is MP3 accessible before placing an order.
    To listen to the audio, import into iTunes or any other media player, then transfer to your MP3 device or player. Suitable for smartphones, iPads and tablets.
    Format: MP3 CD
    Unabridged
    Titles in this collection: Hetty Feather, Hetty Feather: Sapphire Battersea, Hetty Feather: Emerald Star, Hetty Feather: Diamond, Hetty Feather: Little Stars, The Butterfly Club, Katy, The Longest Whale Song, Rent a Bridesmaid and Clover Moon.
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  • BFQ2 9 years +

    Best Friends (Paperback)

    Jacqueline Wilson

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    In Best Friends, Jacqueline Wilson brings her amazing insight and sensitivity to bear on a subject that is close to her readers' hearts - friendship.

    Gemma and Alice have been friends practically since they were born on the same day in the same hospital, but their friendship faces a huge set-back when Alice and her family move to live hundreds of miles away. How can their friendship survive?

    Readers from 9+ will identify with this funny but sad tale.
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  • LAL2 9 years +

    Lily Alone (Paperback)

    Jacqueline Wilson

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    Award-winning author, Jacqueline Wilson, writes with her trademark sensitivity and thoughtfulness about a young girl who tries to cope with looking after six-year-old twins and her three-year-old sister when her mum goes on holiday. The story tackles the enormous pressures faced by Lily as she covers for her mum and tries to keep the family together. With its gripping plot and resourceful heroine, Lily Alone will keep readers aged 9+ on the edge of their seats until the last page is turned.

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  • EAK2 9 years +

    The Story of Tracy Beaker (Paperback)

    Jacqueline Wilson

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    The Story of Tracy Beaker introduces Jacqueline Wilson's most popular character ever!

    10-year-old Tracy lives in a care home but frequently escapes from her annoying surroundings with the help of a vivid imagination.

    Accompanied by brilliant illustrations from Nick Sharratt, The Story of Tracy Beaker is essential reading for children from 9+.
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  • JOD2 9 years +

    My Sister Jodie (Paperback)

    Jacqueline Wilson

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    In Jacqueline Wilson's My Sister Jodie, Pearl and Jodie are sisters with very different personalities. Pearl is quiet and studious and used to letting her brash sister Jodie lead the way.

    When the family moves to a large boarding school where the children's mum and dad become the cook and the caretaker, however, the balance is dramatically altered and things may never be the same again... Jacqueline Wilson fans aged 9 + will love My Sister Jodie.
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  • AUM2 9 years +

    Wave Me Goodbye (Paperback)

    Jacqueline Wilson

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    September, 1939. As the Second World War begins, ten-year-old Shirley is sent away on a train with her schoolmates. She doesn't know where she's going, or what's going to happen to her when she gets there. All she has been told is that she's going on `a little holiday'. Shirley is billeted in the country, with two boys from East End London, Kevin and Archie - and their experiences living in the strange, half-empty Red House, with the mysterious and reclusive Mrs Waverley, will change their lives for ever. Award-winning, bestselling and beloved author Jacqueline Wilson turns to this period of history for the first time, in this beautiful, moving story of friendship and bravery against the backdrop of the worst conflict the world has ever known.
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    Rose Rivers (Paperback)

    Jacqueline Wilson

    A wonderful new story of friendship against the odds, set in the Victorian world of the much-loved Hetty Feather. Rose Rivers is the daughter of a wealthy artist and lives in luxury in a beautiful home with her siblings. But despite her comfortable life, something is missing - could a new friend be just what Rose is looking for? Beautifully illustrated by Nick Sharratt, Rose Rivers is a brilliant new addition to Hetty Feather's world, by the award-winning and bestselling Jacqueline Wilson.
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  • AEJHN 9 years +

    The Tracy Beaker Trilogy (Paperback)

    Jacqueline Wilson

    '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 story. Honest'.

    Ten-year-old Tracy is one of the most popular and well-loved children's book characters ever created. She lives in a Children's Home but would like a real home one day, with a real family. Meet feisty, funny Tracy, follow her adventures and share her hopes for the future in these three beautifully observed, hilarious and touching tales, all told in Tracy's own words.

    This book from best-loved children's author Jacqueline Wilson features three unputdownable Tracy Beaker stories plus an exclusive letter from Jacqueline Wilson about how Tracy was created.
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  • AHUSR 9 years +

    The Worst Thing About My Sister (Paperback)

    Jacqueline Wilson

    Yet another wonderful book by worldwide bestselling author Julia Donaldson, The Worst Thing About My Sister is a tale of sibling relationships which is sure to resonate with young readers aged 9 and above.

    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 things pink, girly and pretty. The sisters can manage to live together, despite their occasional scraps but then Mum tells them they have to share a room. For Marty, having to share her bunk beds and lose her private sanctuary turns out to be the very worst thing about having a sister. But the girls soon discover that being too close for comfort can have unexpected consequences, and when an accident happens, the sisters realise they are closer than they thought.

    A must-have title for all young fans of Jacqueline Wilson books, The Worst Thing About My Sister is - to put it simply - wonderful!
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  • AKTQE 9 years +

    My Jacqueline Wilson Treasury (Hardback)

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    This is a fantastic collection of stories from bestselling author Jacqueline Wilson, including favourites such as Sleepovers, Lizzie Zipmouth and The Cat Mummy.

    With gorgeous full-colour artwork from her long-time collaborator Nick Sharratt, this treasury will make a perfect gift for any Jacqueline Wilson fan, and is also the ideal introduction to Jacqueline Wilson books for newly confident readers.
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  • ADPIP 9 years +

    The Suitcase Kid (Paperback)

    Jacqueline Wilson

    In Jacqueline Wilson's The Suitcase Kid, ten-year-old Andy has to live out of a suitcase, spending one week with Mum and another with Dad in an unhappy rotation. The author uses skilful storytelling and her trademark humour to describe Andy's journey as she adjusts to her alien new existence with divorced parents and new stepfamily.

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  • ACGOT 9 years +

    Double Act (Paperback)

    Jacqueline Wilson

    Ruby and Garnet are ten-year-old twins. Identical, they do everything together, especially since their mother died three years earlier. But can being a double act work forever when so much around them is changing?

    Winner of the Red House Children's Book Award and the Smarties Book Prize, Double Act is one of our favourite Jacqueline Wilson books. Children aged 9 and above will absolutely love it!
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    My Mum Tracy Beaker (Paperback)

    Jacqueline Wilson

    A heart-warming tale of unconventional families and unconditional love; the perfect read for Jacqueline Wilson fans, young and old(er). Shortlisted in the UK Author Category in the National Book Awards 2018! One of The Observer's Best Children's Books of 2018! _____ Jacqueline Wilson's bestselling, ultra famous and TOTALLY BRILLIANT Tracy Beaker is BACK!! Tracy has returned, hand in hand with her daughter Jess, she's ready to make her childhood dreams come true. Jess and Tracy Beaker are the perfect team. They do everything together. Jess thinks Tracy is the best mum ever, even when she shouts at her teachers! Tracy has made the perfect home for Jess, leaving The Dumping Ground far behind her. Yes, their flat's a bit mouldy. It's only just big enough for two. And the Duke Estate is a bit scary. But it's their happy home. Until Sean Godfrey, Tracy's rich boyfriend, whisks them away to his mansion, life of fast cars and celebrity stardom. Will Jess's brilliant mum turn into a new person altogether? And will Tracy realise that her childhood dream might not be what she needs after all? Jacqueline Wilson is one of the most loved authors for a reason. Her characters never needed a cape, or a special power to be a hero to generations of children; just huge imaginations, a bit of fierceness and a big heart. And there is no hero fiercer or more iconic than Tracy. My Mum Tracy Beaker is a fantastic new story, reuniting readers with a much-loved old friend (and some old enemies. . .) Just like old times, it's packed full of illustrations from Nick Sharratt. _____ Praise for Tracy Beaker: `Wilson can still step effortlessly into the mind of a nine year old, and her chatty prose will sweep you along' - The Daily Telegraph `This warm-hearted story about the importance of family and friends is classic Jacqueline Wilson' - First News `[A] cosy woolly jumper of a book about wish fulfilment and its alternatives' - The Observer
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  • ADVBU 5 years +

    Cliffhanger (Paperback)

    Jacqueline Wilson

    From climbing and abseiling to canoeing and a Crazy Bucket Race, Tim's adventure holiday promises to be full of action. There's just one problem: he is hopeless at sports of any kind. Can Tim survive the horrors of a week absolutely packed with activity? Can his team - the Tigers - be the overall champions?

    In this brilliant book from prolific children's author Jacqueline Wilson, there are more than a few surprises in store in Cliffhanger! A great read for any child aged 9 or above.
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    Dancing the Charleston (Hardback)

    Jacqueline Wilson

    Dancing the Charleston is a glamorous novel from Jacqueline Wilson that will transport you back in time.

    In a little cottage on the edge of the grand Somerset Estate, Mona lives with her aunt - a dressmaker to the lady of the house. Life on the edge of the Somerset Estate means that Mona knows she will never have a life full of beautiful clothes and riches. But soon, that will all change...

    When Lady Somerset dies and a new member of the family inherits the house, Mona is propelled into a life of razzle-dazzle parties, new Bohemian friends and wonderful trips to London. However, even with these changes Mona discovers that she cannot dance away from her past...
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  • ASYWL 9 years +

    Little Stars (Paperback)

    Jacqueline Wilson

    Hetty Feather has begun a new chapter in her life story. Escaping from Tangle field's Travelling Circus with her dearest friend Diamond, Hetty is determined to find them positions as glamorous music hall artistes. Hetty and Diamond quickly become the Little Stars of Mrs Ruby's show, alongside many colourful acts - including an old friend from Hetty's past, Flirty Bertie. But the Cavalcade proves a dangerous place, and Hetty must fight to protect her darling Diamond, who longs for a normal childhood. Meanwhile, Hetty struggles to understand her feelings for Bertie - and for Jem, whom she has never forgotten. Hetty dreams of a glittering future for herself and Diamond. The bright lights of the London theatre world beckon - will Hetty become a true star? Starring a cast of wonderful characters, both old favourites and new, this is the fifth fabulous Hetty Feather story.
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  • ADPIQ 9 years +

    Starring Tracy Beaker (Paperback)

    Jacqueline Wilson

    Bestselling children's author Jacqueline Wilson brings readers aged 9 and above another installment from her much-loved Tracy Beaker series.

    Tracy Beaker is back and she's just desperate for a role in her school play. They're performing A Christmas Carol and for one extremely worrying moment, the irrepressible Tracy thinks she might not even get to play one of the unnamed street urchins. But then she is cast in the main role. Can she manage to act grumpy, difficult and sulky enough to play Ebenezer Scrooge? Well, she does have a bit of help on that front from Justine Pain-In-The-Bum Littlewood...

    Sure to delight young fans of the Tracy Beaker book series, and Jacqueline Wilson books in general, Starring Tracy Beaker is sure to become a bookshelf favourite!
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  • ACGOV 9 years +

    Bad Girls (Paperback)

    Jacqueline Wilson

    Mandy has been picked on at school for as long as she can remember. That's why she is delighted when cheeky, daring, full-of-fun Tanya picks her as a friend. Mum isn't happy - she thinks Tanya's a bad girl and a bad influence. Mandy's sure Tanya can only get her out of trouble, not into it... or could she?

    Written by one of our best-loved children's authors and illustrated by her long-time collaborator, Nick Sharratt, Bad Girls is a wonderful example of the magic of coming-of-age books by Jacqueline Wilson. Children aged 7 and above will love this!
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  • AEQNK 9 years +

    Sapphire Battersea (Paperback)

    Jacqueline Wilson

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    Hetty Feather is a Foundling Hospital girl and was given her name when she was left there as a baby. When she is reunited with her mother, she hopes her beautiful new name, Sapphire Battersea, will also mean a new life! But things don't always go as planned...

    Follow the twists and turns of Hetty's adventure as she goes out to work as a maid for a wealthy man. She longs to be reunited with her childhood sweetheart Jem - but also finds a new sweetheart, Bertie the butcher's boy, who whisks her away from her chores to experience the delights of the funfair! But Hetty's life may also take a darker path. Can she cope with the trials ahead?

    A wonderful story that is a must-read for all fans of Jacqueline Wilson books!
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  • AKDOU 9 years +

    Diamond (Paperback)

    Jacqueline Wilson

    Diamond wasn't always a star. Born to penniless parents who longed for a strong, healthy son, she was a dainty, delicate daughter - and a bitter disappointment. Discovering an extraordinary gift for acrobatics, Diamond uses her talent to earn a few pennies, but brings shame on her family. When a mysterious, cruel-eyed stranger spots her performing, Diamond is sold - and is taken to become an acrobat at Tanglefield's Travelling Circus. The crowds adore Diamond, but life behind the velvet curtains is far from glamorous. Her wicked master forces Diamond to attempt ever more daring tricks, until she is terrified to step into the ring. But there are true friends to be found, too: the gentle Mister Marvel; the kindly Madame Adeline; and the glorious Emerald Star, Tanglefield's brand-new ringmaster, and Diamond's heroine. When life at the circus becomes too dangerous to bear any longer, what will the future hold for Diamond? And will her beloved Emerald be a part of it?
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  • ACMNH 11 years +

    Girls in Love (Paperback)

    Jacqueline Wilson

    On her family holiday to Wales, Ellie meets a nerdy boy named Dan. Dan falls for Ellie and asks her out, but Ellie just doesn't feel the same. When she arrives back at school after the summer holidays Ellie find her best friend, Nadine, has a new boyfriend, and her other friend, Magda, soon asks a boy named Greg out as well.

    Feeling left out, Ellie lies to her friends about dating Dan and describes him falsely as cool, handsome and 15 years old. Magda and Ellie begin to worry about the pressure Liam is putting on Nadine. Will this come between them...?

    The first book in Jacqueline Wilson's bestselling Girls series, Girls in Love introduces readers aged 11 and up to Ellie, Magda and Nadine - characters they're sure to want to read a lot more about. A top-class read for pre-teens!
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    Rose Rivers (Hardback)

    Jacqueline Wilson

    A wonderful new story starring old friends and new from the much-beloved Victorian world of Hetty Feather. Rose Rivers lives in a beautiful house with her artist father, her difficult, fragile mother and her many siblings. She has everything money can buy - beautiful dresses, horse-riding lessons, books - but she's not satisfied. Why can't she be sent away to a good school like her twin brother? Why can't she learn to become a famous artist like her father or his friend Paris Walker. Why is life so unfair for people who were not born rich? When a young girl, Clover Moon, joins the household as a nursemaid to Rose's troubled sister Beth, Rose finds a true friend for the first time and she starts to learn more about the world outside. Will Rose finally achieve her dreams? And will she be able to help Clover find her own dream? Beautifully illustrated by Nick Sharratt, Rose Rivers is a brilliant new addition to Hetty Feather's world, by the award-winning and bestselling Jacqueline Wilson.
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