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Jenny McLachlan

  • 5 stars across 22 books
Before Jenny started writing books for teenagers, she was an English teacher. Although she loved teaching funny teenagers (and stealing the things they said and putting them in her books) she now gets to write about them full-time. In her spare time, just like Bea the heroine in her first novel, Flirty Dancing, Jenny loves to jive. She is based in Eastbourne.

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1st August 2019

The Land of Roar

The first in a new children’s fantasy adventure series, full of imagination, humour and heart, and with echoes of Peter ... MoreThe Land of Roar

(93 reviews) Review
6th August 2020

Return to Roar

The magical new book in the bestselling middle-grade fantasy adventure series, The Land of Roar. ... MoreReturn to Roar

(32 reviews) Review
8th July 2021

The Battle for Roar

The final book in the epic and bestselling children’s fantasy series that will make you believe in magic … ... MoreThe Battle for Roar

(17 reviews) Review
6th April 2017

Stargazing for Beginners

Science geek Meg is left to look after her little sister for ten days after her free-spirited mum leaves suddenly to fol... MoreStargazing for Beginners

(5 reviews) Review
7th July 2022

Dead Good Detectives

A super funny and exciting pirate adventure for readers 8+ by the author of the bestselling Land of Roar se... MoreDead Good Detectives

(5 reviews) Review
1st November 2018

Zoom to the Moon: A Bloomsbury Young Reader: Lime Book Band

Book Band: Lime (Ideal for ages 6+) An out-of-this-world adventure story, ideal for children practising their reading a... MoreZoom to the Moon: A Bloomsbury Young Reader: Lime Book Band

(2 reviews) Review
16th March 2023


A laugh-out-loud cartoon-filled adventure for 7+ readers, featuring the world’s funniest fairy, from the be... MoreStink

(2 reviews) Review
10th March 2016

Star Struck

Following on from Flirty Dancing, Love Bomb and Sunkissed, Jenny McLachlan's next book is perfect for fans of Geek Girl ... MoreStar Struck

(1 review) Review
8th March 2018

Truly, Wildly, Deeply

NOMINATED FOR THE CILIP CARNEGIE MEDAL 2019 'Pure reading delight' METRO 'A feelgood romance' OBSERVER Annie is starti... MoreTruly, Wildly, Deeply

(1 review) Review
18th October 2018

Pet Quest: A Bloomsbury Young Reader: White Book Band

Book Band: White (Ideal for Ages 6+) A charming story about pets, ideal for children practising their reading at home o... MorePet Quest: A Bloomsbury Young Reader: White Book Band

(1 review) Review
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