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Jeanne Willis

  • 5 stars across 415 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
    7th September 2017


    Stardust, science and STEM subjects combine to create a touching picture book that's perfect for bedtime. One little gir... More

    (22 reviews)
    3rd September 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

    (16 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

    (14 reviews)
    6th June 2019

    Don't Go There!

    Lid up, pants down, bottom on the seat! They mustn't have toilets in outer space, because this baby Martian keeps going ... More

    (14 reviews)
    6th October 2016

    Winnie the Pooh: The Best Bear in all the World

    Celebrate The Best Bear in all the World with this official sequel to the beloved classic children's stories by A.A.Mi... More

    (13 reviews)
    2nd April 2020

    The Magic Faraway Tree: Silky's Story

    The perfect introduction to the wonderful world of the Faraway Tree. Discover the magic! Explore the Enchanted Wood wi... More

    (12 reviews)
    10th February 2015


    Heidi is a girl who has been raised by her aunt Dete in Maienfeld, Switzerland after the early deaths of her parents. Ho... More

    (11 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

    (11 reviews)
    1st May 2008

    The Bog Baby

    The Bog Baby is a magical story by Jeanne Willis and Gwen MillwardWhen two small sisters go fishing to the magic pond, t... More

    (11 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

    (10 reviews)
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