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Karen McCombie

  • 5 stars across 95 books
Karen McCombie is the bestselling author of over 80 books for children and teenagers, including the series Ally's World, Angels NextDoor and You, Me and Thing, and has sold over 1 million books worldwide. Before becoming an author she worked for teen magazines such as J17 and Sugar. Originally from Scotland, she lives in London with her husband, young daughter and assorted cats, who all give her inspiration for her books, whether they like it or not.
12th January 2017

St Grizzle’s School for Girls, Goats and Random Boys

When Dani’s mum gets the chance to study penguins in the Antarctic, she decides the best place for eleven-year-old Dani ... MoreSt Grizzle’s School for Girls, Goats and Random Boys

(17 reviews) Review
5th September 2018

The Lost Diary of Sami Star

Being at home is hard for Hannah. With Mum, Dad and Vix always fighting they've got no time for her or her worries, she ... MoreThe Lost Diary of Sami Star

(12 reviews) Review
1st June 2017

St Grizzle's School for Girls, Ghosts and Runaway Grannies

When local schools are asked to make a film showcasing the surrounding area, Dani and the rest of St Grizzle’s set to wo... MoreSt Grizzle's School for Girls, Ghosts and Runaway Grannies

(11 reviews) Review
10th January 2019

Little Bird Flies

Nominated for the 2020 CILIP Carnegie MedalBridie lives on the remote Scottish island of Tornish, the youngest of three ... MoreLittle Bird Flies

(11 reviews) Review
7th July 2022

How To Hide An Alien

Life isn’t easy, especially if you’re from another planet… With his space-pod destroyed, the Star Boy is adapting to li... MoreHow To Hide An Alien

(10 reviews) Review
11th April 2016

The OMG Blog

Four 'good' girls meet in detention and are encouraged to take part in a school blogging competition together. Ideas are... MoreThe OMG Blog

(8 reviews) Review
5th August 2021

How To Be A Human

Who said friends have to match to matter? When the Star Boy's space-pod crashes in the grounds of Fairfield Acade... MoreHow To Be A Human

(7 reviews) Review
1st June 2017

The Pearl in the Attic

A story of family, friendship and mystery from one of the UK's best-loved writers. When Scarlet's ... MoreThe Pearl in the Attic

(6 reviews) Review
2nd June 2016

The Whispers of Wilderwood Hall

Ellis is losing track of time... Following her mother's marriage to a famous rock star, Ellis moves to a c... MoreThe Whispers of Wilderwood Hall

(5 reviews) Review
4th June 2015

Candy Girl

Dixie's landed a dream work experience placement at Candy magazine. But rather than interviewing celebs and mingling wit... MoreCandy Girl

(3 reviews) Review
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