Jacqueline Wilson

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Jacqueline Wilson is a perfect pick to reinvent Enid Blyton’s Faraway Tree
I was spellbound by these stories as a girl, and they have gone on to enchant my children. Who better to renew the magic for a fresh generation?

Alison Flood

11, Jan, 2022 @3:04 PM

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The schoolday I’ll never forget: ‘Our teacher broke all the rules and took us for a wild day out’
My school had any number of petty classroom diktats, and there were severe penalties for naughty children. But one day our nature study teacher decided to break free

Jacqueline Wilson

01, Sep, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Children’s laureates campaign for £100m a year to fix primary school libraries
Current laureate Cressida Cowell leads demands to ringfence funds to renew ‘deteriorating’ facilities that fail to appeal to students

Sian Cain

12, Apr, 2021 @11:01 PM

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Jacqueline Wilson asks children to join Silly Squad this summer
Tracy Beaker author says theme for this year’s Summer Reading Challenge is reading for fun and asks young readers to pick books that make them happy

Alison Flood

05, Jun, 2020 @1:56 PM

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British Library asks nation's children to write miniature books in lockdown
Axel Scheffler and Jacqueline Wilson are adding micro-works to scheme asking youngsters to follow the Brontës’ lead and write their own tiny tales

Alison Flood

12, May, 2020 @10:43 AM

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How we made The Story of Tracy Beaker
Jacqueline Wilson: ‘All my children’s books had sunk without a trace – then I saw an advert for foster children and thought: What a horrible thing’

Interviews by Ammar Kalia

11, May, 2020 @2:26 PM

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Reasons to be cheerful: poetry and stories to give hope to adults and children alike
Children’s author Katherine Rundell introduces original poems, stories and illustrations by the likes of Michael Morpurgo, Jacqueline Wilson and Axel Scheffler

Katherine Rundell

25, Apr, 2020 @9:00 AM

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Young adult books round-up – review
A dark detective adventure, a prophetic dragon and a prison breakout lead this spring’s treats for teen readers

Fiona Noble

07, Apr, 2020 @8:00 AM

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Four Kids and It review – pedestrian take on a magical fantasy
Michael Caine’s distracting voiceover does nothing to improve this uninspired adaptation of Jacqueline Wilson’s children’s tale

Wendy Ide

05, Apr, 2020 @4:30 AM

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Jacqueline Wilson: 'I've never really been in any kind of closet'
The children’s author talks about her latest, perhaps bravest, novel in which she tackles gay love for the first time – and shines a light on her own private life

Lisa Allardice

04, Apr, 2020 @9:00 AM

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Jacqueline Wilson reveals publicly that she is gay
Her long partnership with Trish is ‘old news’ to those who know her, but announcing Love Frankie, her new gay love story, she has chosen to tell readers

Alison Flood

04, Apr, 2020 @9:00 AM

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British Book awards balance art and selling power to decide best writer in 30 years
Novelists rub shoulders with presidents, chefs, comedians and thriller megastars on longlist to define the title with the biggest impact on the book world

Alison Flood

14, Feb, 2020 @6:01 AM

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