LoveReading

Becoming a member of the LoveReading community is free.

No catches, no fine print just unadulterated book loving, with your favourite books saved to your own digital bookshelf.

New members get entered into our monthly draw to win £100 to spend in your local bookshop Plus lots lots more…

Find out more

Jacqueline Wilson - Author

About the Author

Jacqueline Wilson is an extremely well-known and hugely popular author. THE ILLUSTRATED MUM was chosen as British Children's Book of the Year in 1999 and was winner of the Guardian Children's Fiction Award 2000. Jacqueline has won the prestigious Smarties Prize and the Children's Book Award for DOUBLE ACT, which was also highly commended for the Carnegie Medal. Jacqueline was awarded an OBE in 2002.

Featured books by Jacqueline Wilson

Four Children and It

Four Children and It

Author: Jacqueline Wilson Format: Hardback Release Date: 16/08/2012

The new bestseller from Jacqueline Wilson, creator of Tracy Beaker , Hetty Feather and The Illustrated Mum , is a funny, moving and heartwarming story of four children who discover a way to make wishes come true. Echoing the classic E Nesbit novel, Five Children and It , this new story from this mega-selling author, winner of the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize, is a brilliant read not just for those familiar with the original book but for any of Wilson's millions of fans.

ebook of the month

Other books by Jacqueline Wilson

The Get Creative Journal

The Get Creative Journal

Author: Jacqueline Wilson, Nick Sharratt Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/07/2017

Taking inspiration from Jacqueline Wilson's brilliant characters, fire your imagination and get your creative juices flowing with this boredom-busting activity journal, beautifully illustrated by Nick Sharratt and complete with space to record your ideas every day. Have a go at writing a tall tale like Tracy Beaker, drawing a sea creature with Ella from The Longest Whale Song and much more in this, the perfect gift for every Jacqueline Wilson fan!

Clover Moon

Clover Moon

Author: Jacqueline Wilson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/06/2017

Clover Moon's imagination is her best escape from a life of hardship in poverty-stricken Victorian London. When tragedy plunges her into a world of grief, Clover realizes that everything she loved about the place she called home is gone. Clover hears of a place she could run to, but where will she find the courage - and the chance - to break free? And could leaving her family be just what she needs to find a place that really feels like home? Introducing a brilliant and brave heroine from the wonderful world of the bestselling and award-winning Jacqueline Wilson.

The Palgrave Handbook of Prison Tourism

The Palgrave Handbook of Prison Tourism

Author: Jacqueline Wilson Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/06/2017

This extensive Handbook addresses a range of contemporary issues related to Prison Tourism across the world. It is divided into seven sections: Ethics, Human Rights and Penal Spectatorship; Carceral Retasking, Curation and Commodification of Punishment; Meanings of Prison Life and Representations of Punishment in Tourism Sites; Death and Torture in Prison Museums; Colonialism, Relics of Empire and Prison Museums; Tourism and Operational Prisons; and Visitor Consumption and Experiences of Prison Tourism. The Handbook explores global debates within the field of Prison Tourism inquiry; spanning a diverse range of topics from political imprisonment and persecution in Taiwan to interpretive programming in Alcatraz, and the representation of incarcerated Indigenous peoples to prison graffiti. This Handbook is the first to present a thorough examination of Prison Tourism that is truly global in scope. With contributions from both well-renowned scholars and up-and-coming researchers in the field, from a wide variety of disciplines, the Handbook comprises an international collection at the cutting edge of Prison Tourism studies. Students and teachers from disciplines ranging from Criminology to Cultural Studies will find the text invaluable as the definitive work in the field of Prison Tourism.

Wave Me Goodbye

Wave Me Goodbye

Author: Jacqueline Wilson, Nick Sharratt Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/04/2017

September, 1939. As the Second World War begins, ten-year-old Shirley is sent away on a train with her schoolmates. She doesn't know where she's going, or what's going to happen to her when she gets there. All she has been told is that she's going on `a little holiday'. Shirley is billeted in the country, with two boys from East End London, Kevin and Archie - and their experiences living in the strange, half-empty Red House, with the mysterious and reclusive Mrs Waverley, will change their lives for ever. Award-winning, bestselling and beloved author Jacqueline Wilson turns to this period of history for the first time, in this beautiful, moving story of friendship and bravery against the backdrop of the worst conflict the world has ever known.

Rent a Bridesmaid

Rent a Bridesmaid

Author: Jacqueline Wilson, Nick Sharratt Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/01/2017

Tilly can't believe it when her best friend Matty is asked to be a bridesmaid. In Tilly's favourite daydream, she's wearing the most beautiful bridesmaid dress and walking down the aisle behind a bride. The one wedding she'd really love to attend is her own mum and dad's - but it seems like that's never going to happen. So Tilly decides to make her own dream come true, and puts a notice in the local shop, advertising her services as a bridesmaid. And to her amazement, she gets a reply . . . A fabulous, funny and moving story about finding family and friendship in all sorts of places, from the mega-bestselling author of Tracy Beaker, Hetty Feather and Katy.

The Jacqueline Wilson Colouring Book

The Jacqueline Wilson Colouring Book

Author: Jacqueline Wilson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/10/2016

Clover Moon

Clover Moon

Author: Jacqueline Wilson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/10/2016

Clover Moon's imagination is her best escape from a life of hardship in poverty-stricken Victorian London. When tragedy plunges her into a world of grief, Clover realizes that everything she loved about the place she called home is gone. Clover hears of a place she could run to, but where will she find the courage - and the chance - to break free? And could leaving her family be just what she needs to find a place that really feels like home? Introducing a brilliant and brave heroine from the wonderful world of the bestselling and award-winning Jacqueline Wilson.

Little Stars

Little Stars

Author: Jacqueline Wilson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/07/2016

Hetty Feather has begun a new chapter in her life story. Escaping from Tanglefield's Travelling Circus with her dearest friend Diamond, Hetty is determined to find them positions as glamorous music hall artistes. Hetty and Diamond quickly become the Little Stars of Mrs Ruby's show, alongside many colourful acts - including an old friend from Hetty's past, Flirty Bertie. But the Cavalcade proves a dangerous place, and Hetty must fight to protect her darling Diamond, who longs for a normal childhood. Meanwhile, Hetty struggles to understand her feelings for Bertie - and for Jem, whom she has never forgotten. Hetty dreams of a glittering future for herself and Diamond. The bright lights of the London theatre world beckon - will Hetty become a true star? Starring a cast of wonderful characters, both old favourites and new, this is the fifth fabulous Hetty Feather story.

Rent a Bridesmaid

Rent a Bridesmaid

Author: Jacqueline Wilson, Nick Sharratt Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/05/2016

Tilly can't believe it when her best friend Matty is asked to be a bridesmaid. In Tilly's favourite daydream, she's kitted out in the most beautiful bridesmaid dress, walking down the aisle behind a beautiful bride. The one wedding she'd really like to attend is her own mum and dad's. But as that's never going to happen, it's time for Tilly to make her own dream come true - and put her bridesmaid services up for hire . . . A fabulous, funny and moving story about the power of friendship from the mega-bestselling author of Tracy Beaker, Hetty Feather and Katy. Full of beautiful illustrations by much-loved illustrator, Nick Sharratt.

Katy

Katy

Author: Jacqueline Wilson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/05/2016

As seen on CBBC! Inspired by Susan Coolidge's classic What Katy Did, read Jacqueline Wilson's modern day take on the story about the feisty tomboy heroine. Katy Carr is a lively, daredevil oldest sister in a big family. She loves messing around outdoors, climbing on the garage roof, or up a tree, cycling, skateboarding, swinging... But her life changes in dramatic and unexpected ways after a serious accident. Katy is an irresistible modern version of a much-loved classic. Perfect for young readers of 9+, fans of Hetty Feather and Tracy Beaker will fall in love with Katy and her family too.

Monster Eyeballs

Monster Eyeballs

Author: Jacqueline Wilson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/04/2016

A brilliant school story explroing themes of bullying and getting along, by award-winning author and former Children's Laureate Jaqueline Wilson. Perfect for children learning to read. Mark is the class bully. He loves scaring everyone. But has he met his match with Kate and the Monster Eyeballs? The Reading Ladder series helps children to enjoy learning to read. It features well-loved authors, classic characters and favourite topics, so that children will find something to excite and engage them in every title they pick up. It's the first step towards a lasting love of reading. Level 2 Reading Ladder titles are perfect for readers who are growing in confidence and are beginning to enjoy longer stories. Clear type Up to 8 lines per page Bright, appealing pictures for added interest A variety of sentence structures A wider range of vocabulary Strong themes and characters to discuss All Reading Ladder titles are developed with a leading literacy consultant, making them perfect for use in schools and for parents keen to support their children's reading. Book band: Orange

The Butterfly Club

The Butterfly Club

Author: Jacqueline Wilson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/12/2015

Tina is a triplet, but she's always been the odd one out. Her sisters Phil and Maddie are bigger and stronger and better at just about everything. Luckily, they look after teeny-tiny Tina wherever they go - but when the girls start in scary, super-strict Miss Lovejoy's class, they're split up, and Tina has to fend for herself for the first time. Tina is horrified when she's paired up with angry bully Selma, who nobody wants to be friends with. But when Miss Lovejoy asks them to help her create a butterfly garden in the school playground, Tina discovers she doesn't always need her sisters - and that there's a lot more to Selma than first meets the eye. A beautiful, heartwarming story about friendship, confidence and becoming your own person, from the mega-bestselling author of Tracy Beaker, Hetty Feather and Sleepovers.

Little Stars

Little Stars

Author: Jacqueline Wilson Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/10/2015

Hetty Feather has begun a new chapter in her life story. Escaping from Tanglefield's Travelling Circus with her dearest friend Diamond, Hetty is determined to find them positions as glamorous music hall artistes. Hetty and Diamond quickly become the Little Stars of Mrs Ruby's show, alongside many colourful acts - including an old friend from Hetty's past, Flirty Bertie. But the Cavalcade proves a dangerous place, and Hetty must fight to protect her darling Diamond, who longs for a normal childhood. Meanwhile, Hetty struggles to understand her feelings for Bertie - and for Jem, whom she has never forgotten. Hetty dreams of a glittering future for herself and Diamond. The bright lights of the London theatre world beckon - will Hetty become a true star? Starring a cast of wonderful characters, both old favourites and new, this is the fifth fabulous Hetty Feather story.

The Jacqueline Wilson Christmas Cracker

The Jacqueline Wilson Christmas Cracker

Author: Jacqueline Wilson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/09/2015

The Jacqueline Wilson Christmas Cracker is packed with lots of festive fun! Including: - Brilliant Christmas stories - A classic favourite- Starring Tracy Beaker - Festive puzzles - Tasty Christmas recipes - Perfect present tips - Fun Christmas facts - A guide to making your own Christmas tree decorations Merry Christmas from Jacqueline Wilson!

Jacqueline Wilson Friendship Journal

Jacqueline Wilson Friendship Journal

Author: Jacqueline Wilson Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/08/2015

Do you have a best friend? Maybe you have a big group of them - or just one special friend, who you share all your secrets with. This pretty Friendship Journal is the perfect place to record your friendship, and it's packed with fun friendship-themed activities, puzzles and quizzes, as well as friendship advice from your favourite Jacqueline Wilson characters!

Katy

Katy

Author: Jacqueline Wilson Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/07/2015

Katy's life changes in dramatic and unexpected ways after a serious accident. Inspired by the much-loved classic, What Katy Did, bestselling children's favourite Jacqueline Wilson creates an irresistible modern version for the twenty-first-century. Fans of Hetty Feather and Tracy Beaker will fall in love with Katy and her family too.