Toppsta - Childrens Books – Reviews

Jenny Valentine

Jenny Valentine

  • 4 stars across 21 books

Jenny Valentine moved house every two years when she was growing up. She has just moved house again, probably not for the last time. She worked in a wholefood shop in Primrose Hill for fifteen years where she met many extraordinary people and sold more organic loaves than there are words in her first novel. She has also worked as a teaching assistant and a jewellery maker. She studied English Literature at Goldsmiths College, which almost put her off reading but not quite.
Jenny is married to a singer/songwriter and has two children. Finding Violet Park is her first novel.

29th April 2021

A Girl Called Joy: Sunday Times Children's Book of the Week

'A delight for its warmth and humour, but principally because the writing is alive and stunning.’ The Sunday Times Child... MoreA Girl Called Joy: Sunday Times Children's Book of the Week

(12 reviews) Review
7th June 2012

Iggy and Me and the New Baby

More adventures of the irrepressible Iggy as told by her sister Flo, by Jenny Valentine, winner of the Guardian Children... MoreIggy and Me and the New Baby

(2 reviews) Review
2nd April 2020

Hello Now

A beautifully moving, exquisite and utterly original love story from Carnegie-shortlisted author Jenny Valentine – for 1... MoreHello Now

(2 reviews) Review
3rd September 2009

Iggy and Me

The first of a new series of young fiction by Jenny Valentine, winner of the Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize for her d... MoreIggy and Me

(1 review) Review
19th August 2021

Love From Joy

For readers aged 9+ comes the second book in a sparkling new series about family, friends and finding the joy in life! F... MoreLove From Joy

(1 review) Review
14th April 2022

Planet Joy

For readers aged 9+ comes the third book in a sparkling series about family, friends and finding the joy in life! From G... MorePlanet Joy

(1 review) Review
14th April 2022

Planet Joy

For readers aged 9+ comes the third book in a sparkling series about family, friends and finding the joy in life! From G... MorePlanet Joy

(1 review) Review
5th August 2010

The Double Life of Cassiel Roadnight

Two boys. One identity. He can change his life if he says yes… An explosive new mystery from the award-winning... MoreThe Double Life of Cassiel Roadnight

(0 reviews) Review
2nd June 2008

Finding Violet Park

A stunning new look for Jenny Valentine’s debut novel, winner of the Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize The min... MoreFinding Violet Park

(0 reviews) Review
2nd July 2015

Fire Colour One

A bold and brilliant novel about love, lies and redemption, from award-winning author, Jenny Valentine – one of the grea... MoreFire Colour One

(0 reviews) Review
Image to show page is loading Show More Books

New Book

Coming Soon

Recent Reviews

  • Hello Now

    Hello Now

    I liked this book because the characters were really cool. Every page made me want to read more....

  • Planet Joy

    Planet Joy

    by Ona

    This is the third book in the series and is told from the viewpoint of Joy Applebloom. Joy is a ten-year-old girl; the sort who looks for rainbows whe...

  • Love From Joy

    Love From Joy

    by Ona

    This is the second book in the series about a girl called Joy Applebloom. Joy is a 10 year old girl with a very optimistic and positive outlook on eve...

Series by
Jenny Valentine