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Books by Jean Ure

  • Danny Dynamite

    Jean Ure

    Product Code: BWPDD
    Paperback
    When Billy the Skid and his nasty gang of mountain bikers ride into Bodley Street and ride menacingly up and down, Danny and friends are determined to fight back. They know bullies must be stopped - the question is how? After a little thought, Danny comes up with an ingenious plan and enlists the help of the twins, Daisy and Donna. All will be well providing Danny can lure Billy into the spooky graveyard and sprint through like dynamite! A cheering story for new readers, with a cosy setting, a clear triumph for Danny against the bully and told with lots of humour.
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  • Skinny Melon and Me

    Jean Ure

    Product Code: BEWRD
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    This is the first title in Jean Ure's acclaimed series of humorous, delightful and poignant stories written in the form of diaries and letters which make them immediately accessible to children. Cherry's mother has just re-married, much to Cherry's disgust. The worst thing about her step-father is his name: Roland Butter. Can you imagine? Cherry's best friend, Skinny Melon, is a sounding board for all Cherry's angsts - Roland's allergies for one - who wants a wimpy step-father, all sniffly and red-eyed? All this and curried compost school dinners to contend with. But when Roland starts sending Cherry coded messages, her curiosity is aroused. Will she ever learn to live with, and even like, Roland Butter?
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  • The Snow Globe

    Jean Ure

    Product Code: AZCAJ
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    When her family's circumstances suddenly change, Abi finds herself moving to the large and intimidating local high school. She's pretty nervous on her first day but soon meets someone she thinks she could be friends with - even best friends. But as the two girls bond over Abi's treasured snow globe, prejudices and stereotypes might just tear them apart. There's a lot to learn about friendships and forgiveness. Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers aged 8+
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  • Born to Dance (Dance Trilogy, Book 1)

    Jean Ure

    Product Code: AWQLP
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    The first in a brand-new series about dancing, friendship and following your dreams from best-loved author Jean Ure, whose books are described by Jacqueline Wilson as "funny, funky, feisty - and fantastic reads!" When new girl Caitlyn arrives at Coombe House School Maddy is sure she must be a fellow ballet dancer; she certainly has all the grace and poise of a ballerina. So when Caitlyn denies it, Maddy isn't convinced. But it isn't until she comes across Caitlyn practising ballet in the gym that she realises there must be more to her story...Just what can it be? Maddy is determined to find out!
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  • Strawberry Crush

    Jean Ure

    Product Code: ARBUE
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    A brand new story of crushes, first love and friendship from the original Queen of Tween - Jean Ure! When Maya falls off her bike and into the arms of Jake Harper, her cousin Mattie thinks the crush that follows will be as short-lived as the rest - especially as Maya is a Year 8 nobody and Jake is a Year 12 god. Mattie's pretty sure that Jake's taken, anyway. But if Jake's got a girlfriend then why does he keep offering Maya lifts around town? And why does Maya accuse Mattie of being jealous of her? Perhaps there's more to this crush than meets the eye...
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  • Secrets and Dreams

    Jean Ure

    Product Code: ALYYD
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    The latest novel from bestselling author Jean Ure - perfect for fans of Jacqueline Wilson and Cathy Cassidy When Zoe's dream of going to boarding school becomes a reality, she can't wait for her life there to begin - but sometimes things don't turn out the way we expect, and when one of Zoe's new friends reveals a secret too big to share with the others in the group, Zoe finds herself caught in the middle. Will she be able to keep the Daisies together? Staying loyal while 'fitting in' has never seemed harder...
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  • Jelly Baby

    Jean Ure

    Product Code: AKAUH
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    A humorous and heart-warming story about a little sister, a big sister, a cat, a dad and...a new girlfriend! Bitsy, or 'Jelly Baby' as she's sometimes called, has been doing just fine living with Dad and big sister Em since Mum died. The housework may not always get done, and dinners might not always be at the table, but none of them ever minded! Until one day Dad brings home a girlfriend - and everything changes. Now it looks like it might be down to the Jelly Baby of the family to keep it from falling apart...
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  • Hunky Dory

    Jean Ure

    Product Code: AIPBK
    Paperback 7 years +
    A classic Jean Ure story for girls AND boys, about a boy who's driving girls wild...Dorian Jones is an 11-year-old boy who is having 'terrible trouble with girls'. They just won't leave him alone. Girls at school and his annoying younger sisters' friends have massive crushes on him, but Dory's passion is for dinosaurs and he is happiest excavating his back garden. His best friend at school is Aaron and his best friend out of school is a girl called the Herb. How will Dory stop girls throwing themselves at him? Why is Aaron holding hands with Sophy Timms? And why is the Herb acting so strange around Dory all of a sudden...
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  • The Kissing Game

    Jean Ure

    Product Code: AIOTB
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    Salvatore d'Amato is determined to get a kiss before his birthday - easier said than done. From the bestselling and much-loved Jean Ure. Salvatore d'Amato - or Sally Tomato, as his friends sometimes call him - is determined to get a kiss by his thirteenth birthday. And not just any kiss. A kiss from his heart's desire - the lovely, loveable, luscious Lucy! With his wonderful love poetry, and his secret body-building, how will she be able to resist? If only that horrible Harmony Hynde would stop bothering him in the meantime!
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  • Pumpkin Pie

    Jean Ure

    Product Code: AHUSQ
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    Jacqueline Wilson calls Jean's books "Funny, funky, feisty - and fantastic reads" and Pumpkin Pie is no exception, especially now it's sporting a gorgeous new cover look! Who wants to be one of three? And who wants to be the middle one of three? Polly is stuck in the middle, with a beautiful, fashion-conscious older sister and a high-achieving younger brother grabbing all the attention. Polly wants to be the one to get noticed, the one to become a famous actress, the one who is thin. But when Polly decides to take drastic action to shed pounds, she loses more than just weight.
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  • Passion Flower

    Jean Ure

    Product Code: AEQPD
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    A classic read from the acclaimed author Jean Ure. There's trouble ahead when Steph and Sam's father embarks on a spot of kidnapping. Parents! First they're together, then they're apart. For Stephanie, a cool fourteen year old, and Samantha, her ten-year-old sister, being stuck in the middle of their parent's problems is just what they need. Not. When Dad decides that what the girls really need is a summer holiday with him in Brighton, they jump at the chance. No rules, no hassle, no worries. But things never turn out the way you think, and Steph and Sam soon discover there's a lot more to being a family than they thought!
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  • Lemonade Sky

    Jean Ure

    Product Code: AELRY
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    The poignant, heart warming and beautifully written new standalone novel from the best-loved and original Queen of Tween, whose books are described by Jacqueline Wilson as "funny, funky, feisty - and fantastic reads!". Ruby, Tizz and Sam are sisters. At 12, Ruby is the oldest but with all the stuff she has to worry about right now, sometimes she feels more like the mum of the family. And speaking of mums, the sisters do have one, and she loves her three girls to the moon and back, but she suffers from something called bipolar disorder which can sometimes make life very difficult! A poignant, moving and uplifting story about family and friendship by the original Queen of Tween, Jean Ure.
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  • Star Crazy Me

    Jean Ure

    Product Code: ADWEI
    Paperback 7 years +
    A brilliant new comedy drama from Jean Ure, all about the ups and downs of seeking fame. Carmen is in Year 9 and has serious ambitions to be a rock star. She has a great voice, has taught herself to play the guitar, and with one of her best friends, Josh, actually writes her own songs. The school is having a Top Spot contest for would-be pop stars, and Carmen eagerly puts her name on the list. But when Carmen hears a spiteful girl at her school make comments about her weight, she bunks off school and swears she is never going back!
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  • Freaks Out!

    Jean Ure

    Product Code: ADSCH
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    The third hilarious book about ten-year-old FRANKIE FOSTER -- the girl who wants to help, but ends up causing chaos! From the best-loved and original Queen of Tween, whose books are described by Jacqueline Wilson as, "funny, funky, feisty - and fantastic reads!" Frankie Foster loves fixing people's problems. Her help might not always be welcome -- and she might cause the odd total disaster -- but Frankie always fixes things. Eventually! Frankie's best friend Skye, who's pretty serious at the best of times, is acting even more quiet than usual, so it's up to Frankie and their other best friend, Jem, to find out what's up. And when Skye confesses that she's lost a very special pencil, bequeathed to her by her granny, Frankie is determined to discover what's happened to the precious heirloom. In fact, she's SO determined to help, she's prepared to go to some extraordinary lengths! with some hilarious and very spooky consequences!
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  • Ice Lolly

    Jean Ure

    Product Code: ADPFO
    Paperback 7 years +
    A heart-warming gem of a novel about a very special girl who suddenly finds herself all alone in the world! Laurel is only twelve when her mum dies and she is shipped off to stay with relatives she hardly knows. Her new family don't seem to care about anything Laurel loves, including books and Mr Pooter, her old marmalade-coloured cat. So Laurel decides that she won't feel anything: she'll become Ice Lolly, the girl with the frozen heart. But a special friend and a mysterious letter open up new possibilities for Ice Lolly, and for Mr Pooter!
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  • Fruit and Nutcase

    Jean Ure

    Product Code: ADDYE
    Paperback 9 years +
    The third title in Jean Ure's acclaimed series of humorous, delightful and poignant stories written in the form of diaries and letters which make them immediately accessible to children. This is the story of how Mandy learns to cope with her untidy life and finally emerges triumphant. Mandy Small has trouble writing so Cat, her teacher, suggests that she tells her life story into a tape recorder. So begins Mandy's funny and sometimes sad story of life with her loving but chaotic parents -- Dad, the Elvis look-alike, and Mum, whose idea of a special meal is burnt toast! Then there's school, where the horrible Tracey Bigg picks on Mandy and her timid friend, Oliver, not to mention Old Misery Guts, the landlady and Nan, who thinks that Mandy's parents aren't fit to look after her. With so many things to worry about, Mandy begins to think that she's in danger of turning into a real Fruit and Nutcase! Mandy's story, told in the form of diary into a tape recorder, is a funny and often moving account of a child's everyday life, with all its difficulties. Hilariously illustrated by Mick Brownfield.
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  • Over the Moon

    Jean Ure

    Product Code: ADDYC
    Paperback 10 years +
    More comedy, calamity and cool characters from Jean Ure, the queen of tween. Scarlett is finding out that life is full of ups and downs. One minute she's over the moon and the next she's down in the dumps. She's bright, attractive and twelve years old, but she has to rely on more than just her looks to get her the grades she needs to qualify for the Founder's Day dinner and dance. And what's she going to do when her eyes mysteriously puff up? Who's going to want to take her to the dance in that state, least of all a dish like golden-haired Sun God Matt?
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  • Fortune Cookie

    Jean Ure

    Product Code: ADDRW
    Paperback 7 years +
    A fun and feisty new comedy drama from master storyteller Jean Ure -- with a gorgeous new cover look to appeal to all girls who love real-life stories. When Daniella Cassidy and her best friend Lisa fall in love with the gorgeous puppy in the next door garden, they never imagine they'll end up getting to keep him -- that they'll have to save his life -- or that he'll lead them into such big trouble...A crazy real-life adventure about friendship, family, pets -- and a plan that spirals out of control.
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  • Love and Kisses

    Jean Ure

    Product Code: ADDRK
    Paperback 11 years +
    A fun and feisty new novel from master storyteller Jean Ure -- with a gorgeous new cover look to appeal to all girls who love real-life stories. Thirteen-year-old Tamsin has never had a boyfriend, and she's starting to feel left behind. Even her ten-year-old sister has a boyfriend, so surely it must be her turn soon! When Tamsin meets Alex, she just can't stop thinking about him, and she's thrilled when he asks her out on a date. But he's sixteen and has already left school. Before she knows it, Tamsin is lying about her age and going behind her parents back...but for how long can she keep up the pretence? A charming story about the innocence of first love -- and learning to do the right thing.
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  • Fizzypop

    Jean Ure

    Product Code: ABCAY
    Paperback 9 years +
    The first book about ten-year-old FRANKIE FOSTER -- the girl who wants to help, but ends up causing chaos! Frankie Foster loves fixing people's problems. Her help might not always be welcome -- and she might cause the odd total disaster -- but Frankie always fixes things. Eventually! It all started with the "My Beginnings" essays that Frankie and her classmates had to write for English. Her best friend, Jem, wrote all about how she felt being adopted and it was so good it got chosen to be read out at the end of term Speech Day! But writing the essay stirs up some questions for Jem, and she starts wondering about the identity of her biological mum. Needless to say, Frankie jumps at the chance to uncover the mystery and makes it her mission to reunite mother and daughter! regardless of the consequences!
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