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Jillian Powell

  • 5 stars across 352 books
    Jillian Powell has an MA in English from Cambridge University and an M.Phil in Art History from the Courtauld Institute, London. She is an experienced writer of children's fiction and non-fiction, and has written on many social issues.


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    11th February 2016

    The BFG

    Phizzwhizzing new cover look and branding for the World's NUMBER ONE Storyteller! On a dark, silvery moonlit night,... More

    (103 reviews)
    1st June 2017

    Letters from the Lighthouse

    We weren't supposed to be going to the pictures that night. We weren't even meant to be outside, not in a blackout, and ... More

    (30 reviews)
    25th February 2016

    Kensuke's Kingdom

    I disappeared on the night before my twelfth birthday. Washed up on an island in the Pacific, Michael struggles to su... More

    (26 reviews)
    1st August 2019

    The Iron Man

    The Iron Man came to the top of the cliff. Where had he come from? Nobody knows. How was he made? Nobody knows. Mankind... More

    (19 reviews)
    10th September 2015

    The Wolf Wilder

    Feodora and her mother live in the snowbound woods of Russia, in a house full of food and fireplaces. Ten minutes away, ... More

    (17 reviews)
    7th May 2015


    Stanley Yelnats' family has a history of bad luck, so when a miscarriage of justice sends him to Camp Green Lake Juveni... More

    (15 reviews)
    11th February 2016

    The Witches

    A REAL WITCH gets the same pleasure from squelching a child as you get from eating a plateful of strawberries and ... More

    (15 reviews)
    7th March 2002

    Artemis Fowl

    *Soon to be a major film!* Join the world of Artemis Fowl , the number one bestseller by Eoin Colfer. A... More

    (12 reviews)
    5th February 2007

    Why the Whales Came

    An exciting historical adventure from War Horse author and former Children's Laureate Michael Morpurgo. Gracie and her... More

    (6 reviews)
    1st February 2013

    Danny the Champion of the World

    'A true genius . . . Roald Dahl is my hero' - David Walliams Danny and his father outwit their greedy, rich neighbour, M... More

    (6 reviews)
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    Jillian Powell

    Egmont Modern Classics

    Puffin Modern Classics

    Collins Modern Classics

    Start Reading: My Sports

    Deluxe Jigsaw Book


    ReadZone Picture Books

    Pocket Readers Fiction

    Collins Big Cat Phonics

    Early Childhood Themes

    Usborne True Stories


    Opposing Viewpoints (Library)

    Health Issues

    Full Flight Gripping Stories

    Build a Story

    My Country


    Picture A Country

    A River Journey

    My New

    Simple Machines

    Leapfrog Rhyme Time

    Your Call

    Espresso: Ideas Box

    Hot Topics

    Be an ECO Hero

    Weird True Facts

    Food and How to Cook it

    Craft Box

    Full Flight Adventure

    Discover Through Craft

    What Happens When We Rec

    Collins Big Cat Progress

    Countries in Our World

    Body in Action

    Journey into Civilization S.

    Raintree Freestyle Express: Destination Detectives

    Green Science Genius

    Horrible Histories Special

    Collins Big Cat Phonics Progress



    Breakthroughs in Science

    Exploring Environments

    Issues That Concern You

    Explorer Tales

    Current Controversies (Hardcover)

    I am Reading

    Craft Topics

    In their own words

    Sticker Activity Wallet

    Start Reading: Tales from Around the World

    Gruesome Truth About

    TJ and the Time Stumblers

    Full Flight Fear and Fun


    Issues Today

    Head to Toe Health

    Earth Cycles


    We Love Festivals

    Food and How To Cook It!

    Collins Big Cat

    Advanced Fluency 2 Non-Fiction Set A

    Growing Up in World War

    A World of Food

    Cyfres Bwrlwm

    Full Flight Portuguese

    Full Flight with Attitude

    Full Flight English / Polish Dual Language Books

    Full Flight Heroes and Heroines

    Full Flight Variety

    Read & Respond

    Writing Guides

    Pelican Guided Reading & Writing

    Rapid Upper Levels

    Rigby Star

    Star Independent

    Literacy World

    Hodder Cambridge Primary English

    Full Flight Action

    Emotional Health Issues


    Literacy World Satellites

    Project X CODE Extra

    Looking at Countries


    Bug Club


    Dark Flight

    ReadZone Readers

    First Flight

    Full Flight Thrills and Spills

    Pocket Readers Nonfiction

    Project X Origins

    Full Flight Girl Power

    Full Flight Impact

    Problem Page

    Start Reading: Rosie's R

    Start Reading: Rosie's Rides

    Start Reading: Tales Fro

    Start Reading: Get Up an

    Collins Big Cat Talking Books

    Read & Respond Interactive

    International Rigby Star: Audio Big Books

    Oxford Reading Tree inFact

    Reading Champion

    Rapid Phonics

    What Happens When We Recycle


    Why Is This Festival Spe

    Why Manners Matter

    Reading Corner

    Why is This Day Special?

    Our Earth in Action

    Special Days of the Year

    British Issues

    River Adventures


    Start Reading: Tilly & Todd

    Forensic Science

    100 Literacy Homework Activities S.

    Body Needs

    Literacy Land

    Young Entrepreneurs Club

    How Do They Grow?



    World of History

    Both Sides of the Story

    Rising Stars Reading Planet

    Like Me, Like You

    Read with Oxford

    Project X

    SATs Challenge