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Jo Cotterill

  • 5 stars across 35 books
    Jo Cotterill has had several careers - actor, musician, teacher, newspaper seller - but is now a full-time writer in Oxfordshire. She loves writing for all ages and has published over twenty books. A Library of Lemons is a book from the heart about making connections and what it really means to be human. Jo loves going into schools and talking about books and reading, and can be found making cards and writing music when she's not spending time with her husband and two young daughters. Find her online: jocotterill.com / @jocotterillbook
    14th June 2018

    Jelly

    Nominated for the CILIP CARNEGIE MEDAL 2019. A warm, feel-good story for 9+ about taking a leap of faith when life feels... More

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    5th May 2016

    A Library of Lemons

    A poignant story about dealing with grief through the magic of reading and friendship. Calypso's mum died a few years a... More

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    19th January 2016

    Electrigirl

    Holly Sparkes is just your average 12-year-old, that is, until she's hit by a bolt of lightning. Now Holly is EXTRAordin... More

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    29th June 2017

    A Storm of Strawberries

    Darby loves summer on her family's strawberry farm - but is the weather about to turn? A UK nomination for IBBY's List ... More

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    9th February 2017

    Hopewell High: Stage Fright

    Alice's parents are having problems and she has the lead in the school play. Can her friends help her to get over her st... More

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    4th May 2017

    Electrigirl and the Invisible Thieves

    Part book. Part comic. One electrifying superhero adventure! Holly Sparkes returns to Blue Haven after her summer holi... More

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    1st July 2013

    Sharp Shades 2.0 Reading Set 1

    Sharp Shades 2.0 Reading Set 1 contains all 12 stories in the Sharp Shades 2.0 series. These books offer the same type o... More

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    4th June 2015

    Looking at the Stars

    What if the only thing you had left were the stories in your head? Amina's homeland has been ravaged by war, and her fa... More

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    Tears of a Friend

    Cassie and Claire have been friends forever. Nothing can split them apart. Until they have a big row, and then everythin... More

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    Tears of a Friend

    Claire and Cassie have always been friends. Cassie believes that nothing will break their bond. But one day they have an... More

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