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Jeanne Willis

  • 5 stars across 294 books
    Jeanne Willis Biography
    Author Jeanne Willis has written over 80 children's books from picture books and stories for younger readers to teen novels. She has won several awards, including the Children's Book Award, the Silver Smarties Prize and has also been shortlisted for the Whitbread Award.

    Born in St Albans in 1959, Jeanne Willis always loved writing and creating adventures through comic strips and books. She originally trained as an advertising copywriter at Watford College before going on to work for numerous advertising agencies. Her first novel was published when she was 21 years old and she juggled writing and her advertising copywriter career for many years before becoming a children's author full time. 

    Jeanne Willis Facts
    Jeanne has worked on TV scripts including Polly Pocket and The Slow Norris.

    She wrote her first book aged just five.

    Our favourite Jeanne Willis Book Characters
    The Little Girl - from Stardust 
    Dennis - from Monster Bed
    30th June 2009

    Who's in the Loo?

    'Who's in the loo? There's a very long queue. Is it an elephant having a poo?' If your house has many occupants, the... More

    (14 reviews)
    1st October 2016

    Winnie the Pooh: The Best Bear in all the World

    Celebrate 90 years of Winnie-the-Pooh with The Best Bear in all the World, the official sequel to the classic children... More

    (13 reviews)
    7th September 2017


    One little girl dreams of being a star. But whether it's finding Mum's lost wedding ring or winning the fancy-dress priz... More

    (13 reviews)
    11th August 2016

    There's No Such Thing as a Snappenpoop

    Little Brother wants to join in the fun with his sibling, but Big Brother won't let him play. "Fetch me a Snappenp... More

    (10 reviews)
    6th April 2015

    The First Slodge

    Once upon a slime, there was a Slodge. The first Slodge in the universe. She saw the first moon and stars, the first f... More

    (9 reviews)
    7th April 2016

    Lottie Potter Wants an Otter

    A feel-good, rhyming picture book, packed full of outrageously funny otters from multi-award-winning author, Jeanne Wi... More

    (8 reviews)
    2nd April 2015

    Slug Needs a Hug

    When it begins to bug slug that his mummy doesn't hug him, he leaves home to find out why. Kitten suggests he should be ... More

    (6 reviews)
    1st October 2015

    Poles Apart!

    Everybody knows that penguins belong at the South Pole and polar bears live at the North Pole - but what would happen if... More

    (5 reviews)
    1st May 2008

    The Bog Baby

    The Bog Baby is a magical story by Jeanne Willis and Gwen Millward When two small sisters go fishing to the magic... More

    (5 reviews)
    17th March 2005

    Tadpole's Promise

    Tadpole loves his rainbow friend, the caterpillar, and she tells him she loves everything about him. "Promise that you w... More

    (4 reviews)
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      This is such a sweet book. It's about a little girl who is often outshined by her older sister. Her grandad then explains how we are all made from sta...

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