Jacqueline Wilson

One of Britain's bestselling children's authors, with over 25 million books sold...

Jacqueline Wilson

Date of Birth: December 17, 1945

Jacqueline Wilson was born in Bath in 1945. When she was a teenager, she started working with the Dundee-based publishing company DC Thomson on a new girls magazine, Jackie, after she had an article published in the magazine.

An urban myth that the magazine was named after her has been perpetuated by the author in promotional work even though this has been denied by those who were involved in the launch.

Wilson's books are typically realistic stories about modern British children facing problems in their daily lives, ranging from the death of a pet (The Cat Mummy) to divorce (The Suitcase Kid), homelessness (The Bed and Breakfast Star), and abuse (Secrets). Her books are usually illustrated by Nick Sharratt, and Sharratt's ink drawings and colourful cover designs have come to be associated with her work. Her work also often has characters from her own stories appearing in her other books, such as in Dustbin Baby. The majority of her books are written in the first person narrative, although some, such as Twin Trouble, are written in third person.

Girls in Love, Best Friends and The Story of Tracy Beaker have been adapted as TV series.

Book and writing awards

Guardian Children's Fiction Prize 2000 (The Illustrated Mum); National Book Awards Children's Book of the Year 2000 (The Illustrated Mum);Blue Peter People's Choice Award 2002 (The Story of Tracy Beaker); National Book Awards Children's Book of the Year 2003 (Girls in Tears); OBE for services to literacy in schools 2002

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Opal Plumstead

Opal Plumstead

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Opal Plumstead might be plain, but she has always been fiercely intelligent. Yet her scholarship and dreams of university are snatched away when her father is sent to prison, and fourteen-year-old Opal must start work at the Fairy Glen sweet...
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Opal Plumstead

Opal Plumstead (Hardback)

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Format: Hardback 528 pages
Published: 09/10/2014
Publisher: Doubleday Children's Books

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Opal Plumstead might be plain, but she has always been fiercely intelligent. Yet her scholarship and dreams of university are snatched away when her... Read more

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Emerald Star - Hetty Feather 3

Emerald Star - Hetty Feather 3 (Paperback)

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Format: Paperback 432 pages
Published: 04/07/2013
Publisher: Yearling (imprint of Random House Children's Books)

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This title is a fantastic new adventure for brave, feisty Hetty Feather - one of Jacqueline Wilson's most well-loved characters. Since leaving... Read more

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Sapphire Battersea - Hetty Feather 2

Sapphire Battersea - Hetty Feather 2 (Paperback)

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Format: Paperback 432 pages
Published: 05/07/2012
Publisher: Yearling (imprint of Random House Children's Books)

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Hetty Feather is a Foundling Hospital girl and was given her name when she was left there as a baby. When she is reunited with her mother, she hopes... Read more

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Emerald Star - Hetty Feather 3

Emerald Star - Hetty Feather 3 (Paperback)

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Format: Paperback 432 pages
Published: 04/07/2013
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Diamond - Hetty Feather 4

Diamond - Hetty Feather 4 (Hardback)

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Format: Hardback 304 pages
Published: 26/09/2013
Publisher: Doubleday Children's Books

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Diamond wasn't always a star. Born to penniless parents who longed for a strong, healthy son, she was a dainty, delicate daughter - and a bitter... Read more

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Cookie

Cookie (Paperback)

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Format: Paperback 336 pages
Published: 02/07/2009
Publisher: Corgi Childrens

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Beauty Cookson is no beauty. She's a plain, timid girl who constantly feels inferior to the super-confident, snooty girls at school. Worse than... Read more

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Little Darlings

Little Darlings (Paperback)

by Jacqueline Wilson

Format: Paperback 416 pages
Published: 03/02/2011
Publisher: Yearling (imprint of Random House Children's Books)

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Sunset lives a life of luxury with her beautiful ex-model mum, her world-famous rock star dad and her two little celebrity siblings. But life on the... Read more

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The Longest Whale Song

The Longest Whale Song (Paperback)

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Format: Paperback 336 pages
Published: 04/08/2011
Publisher: Yearling (imprint of Random House Children's Books)

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Ella's mum is in a deep coma, having just had a new baby. That means Ella has to live with Jack, her hopeless stepfather, and cope with her tiny... Read more

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Little Darlings

Little Darlings (Paperback)

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Format: Paperback 416 pages
Published: 03/02/2011
Publisher: Yearling (imprint of Random House Children's Books)

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Sunset lives a life of luxury with her beautiful ex-model mum, her world-famous rock star dad and her two little celebrity siblings. But life on the... Read more

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How to Survive Summer Camp

How to Survive Summer Camp (Paperback)

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Format: Paperback 224 pages
Published: 02/06/2011
Publisher: Oxford University Press

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My new T-shirt said I LOVE EVERGREEN ADVENTURE HOLIDAYS. My new T-shirt was a liar. Dumped at Evergreen Summer Camp while her mum's off on a... Read more

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My Sister Jodie

My Sister Jodie (Paperback)

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Format: Paperback 400 pages
Published: 12/03/2009
Publisher: Corgi Childrens

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Quiet, cautious Pearl has always adored her bold, brash, bad big sister Jodie. When their parents get new jobs at a grand, fusty old boarding... Read more

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Jacky Daydream

Jacky Daydream (Paperback)

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Format: Paperback 368 pages
Published: 13/03/2008
Publisher: Yearling (imprint of Random House Children's Books)

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Lots of Jacqueline Wilson's characters are well-known and well-loved by thousands of readers: Hetty Feather, Ruby and Garnet, Pearl and Jodie,... Read more

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Vicky Angel

Vicky Angel (Paperback)

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Format: Paperback 256 pages
Published: 01/03/2007
Publisher: Yearling (imprint of Random House Children's Books)

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You look as if you've seen a ghost!' Jade is so used to living in the shadow of Vicky, her loud, confident best friend, that when a tragic... Read more

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Dustbin Baby

Dustbin Baby (Paperback)

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Format: Paperback 240 pages
Published: 01/03/2007
Publisher: Corgi Childrens

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April knows she was abandoned in a rubbish bin as a newborn baby, fourteen years ago. Now she's happily settled with her foster mother, Marion -... Read more

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The Suitcase Kid

The Suitcase Kid (Paperback)

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Format: Paperback 160 pages
Published: 05/10/2006
Publisher: Yearling (imprint of Random House Children's Books)

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When my parents split up they didn't know what to do with me ...My family always lived at Mulberry Cottage. Mum, Dad, me - and Radish, my... Read more

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