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Jacqueline Wilson

  • 5 stars across 188 books
    Jacqueline Wilson Biography

    Jacqueline Wilson is a much loved and hugely successful English children’s book author. She was born in Bath in 1945 but grew up in Kingston Upon Thames, not far from London.

    Her writing often deals with difficult but essential topics such as divorce, bullying and mental illness and her fans say they really feel she understands the issues that effect them as children.

    Jacqueline’s commitment to children and children’s literacy has been recognized on several levels. She was awarded an OBE for services to literacy in 2002, in 2005 she was appointed the fourth Children’s Laureate and in 2008 she became Dame Jacqueline Wilson.

    If you’re a big Jacqueline Wilson fan you might like to know there is a Jacqueline Wilson magazine aimed at anyone aged 7-12 who loves reading, writing and creating.   

    Jacqueline Wilson Facts

    Jacqueline didn’t take A-Level English until she was 40 but she (unsurprisingly) got a grade A.

    She is rumoured to have about 15,000 books in her house!

    Although Jacqueline has won many awards for her books, her most famous series is probably her Tracy Beaker series. The first book in the series, The Story of Tracy Beaker was written in 1991, more than 25 years ago!

    Our favourite Jacqueline Wilson book characters

    Tracy Beaker from the Tracy Beaker series
    Katy Carr from Katy
    Tina from The Butterly Club

    Key Jacqueline Wilson Series

    Tracy Beaker Series
    - The Story of Tracy Beaker (1991)
    - The Dare Game (2000)
    - Starring Tracy Beaker (2006)
    - The Tracy Beaker Quiz Book (2009)
    - Ask Tracy Beaker (2010)
    - Tracy Beaker Trilogy (2012)

    Hetty Feather Series
    - Hetty Feather (2009)
    - Sapphire Battersea (2011)
    - Emerald Star (2012)
    - Diamond (2013)
    - Little Stars (2015)

    Our favourite Jacqueline Wilson book quotes

    “Well, I didn’t need them. I didn’t need anyone. I was Lola Rose. I just wished I looked more like my idea of Lola Rose” (Lola Rose)

    “Will you stop trying to be brave! It’s me, Mama! You can be honest with me.” (Hetty in Sapphire Battersea)

    6th October 2016

    Clover Moon

    Clover Moon's imagination is her best escape from a life of hardship in poverty-stricken Victorian London. When tragedy ... More

    (27 reviews)
    5th May 2016

    Rent a Bridesmaid

    Tilly can't believe it when her best friend Matty is asked to be a bridesmaid. In Tilly's favourite daydream, she's kitt... More

    (25 reviews)
    7th May 2015

    Hetty Feather

    London, 1876. Hetty Feather is a tiny, fiery-haired baby when her mother leaves her on the steps of the Foundling Hosp... More

    (23 reviews)
    15th May 2017

    Wave Me Goodbye

    September, 1939. As the Second World War begins, ten-year-old Shirley is sent away on a train with her schoolmates. She ... More

    (23 reviews)
    19th October 2017

    Hetty Feather's Christmas

    Are you longing for Christmas? Can't wait to warm yourself by the fireplace, drinking hot cocoa and toasting marshma... More

    (22 reviews)
    17th May 2018

    Rose Rivers

    A wonderful story starring old friends and new from the much-beloved Victorian world of Hetty Feather. R... More

    (21 reviews)
    30th July 2015


    Katy's life changes in dramatic and unexpected ways after a serious accident. Inspired by the much-loved classic, What K... More

    (20 reviews)
    8th December 2011

    Lily Alone

    Lily isn't home ALONE - but she sort of wishes she was; looking after her three younger siblings is a lot of responsib... More

    (19 reviews)
    7th March 2013

    The Story of Tracy Beaker

    STRICTLY PRIVATE. KEEP OUT ON PAIN OF DEATH. I'm Tracy Beaker - have you heard of me? I'm stuck in The Dumping Grou... More

    (18 reviews)
    31st December 2015

    The Butterfly Club

    Tina is a triplet, but she's always been the odd one out. Her sisters Phil and Maddie are bigger and stronger and bett... More

    (14 reviews)
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