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Jacqueline Wilson

Former Children’s Laureate Jacqueline Wilson is one of the UK’s best-known living children’s authors.

Awards

Jacqueline has won loads of awards, including the prestigious Children’s Laureate 2005-2007, two British Book Awards Children’s Books of the Year for Girls in Tears and The Illustrated Mum, and the Guardian prize for The Illustrated Mum. In a poll to find the Nation’s Favourite Children’s Book Double Act was voted 10th and was the only contemporary title in the top ten.

Jacky answers your questions

Jacqueline Wilson

Were you a good or naughty school girl? Adriana, aged 10

I was mostly a good girl – but just occasionally I broke the rules – and once I lost my temper and shouted at a teacher who was being very unkind to my friend.

If you had to choose the most memorable moment from your childhood, what would it be? Ellen, aged 10

I think it was going on holiday to Bournemouth when I was eleven. It was so beautiful then and the sun shone every day and I made some special friends.

Which of your books was the most fun to write? Charlie, aged 9

I think I liked writing Sleepovers most because I liked inventing all those birthday parties with their special cakes!

When I read your books I always imagine myself as one of the characters. Do you ever do this when you write your stories? Hannah, aged 12

I always imagine myself as the main character telling the story.

Why do you always wear a lot of rings? What do they mean to you? Amy-Anne, aged 13

I don’t wear quite as many rings as I used to – but I still wear more than most people. I just like the way they look.

What piece of advice would you give your younger self? Orli, aged 12

Try not to worry so much!

If you had to choose another book to write a sequel to, which would it be? Lydia, aged 11

Perhaps I might write a sequel to Little Darlings one day – so many children have asked me what happens next to Destiny and Sunset.

If you had not become a world famous author, what do you think you would have been, and why? Emily, aged 10

I’d have been very happy to be a bookseller. It’s always been a favourite fantasy of mine to have my own bookshop.

How do you understand us teenagers so well and how do you keep up to date with issues that are relevant to what we are going through now? Sophie, aged 13

I can remember all the things I worried about when I was a teenager and I can imagine what it’s like for young people nowadays. I also get so many letters and emails from young people that it’s easy to keep in touch.

If you could meet one of your characters, who would it be, and why? Jenny, aged 12

I’d like to meet Hetty Feather – I like her sparky character and she could tell me all about life in Victorian times.

Browse Jacqueline Wilson books and fun stuff

By Jacqueline Wilson

  • 10 for £9.99 Pack

    10 for £9.99 Pack

  • Amazing Value Christmas Fiction Pack x 10 (Ages 7-11)

    Amazing Value Christmas Fiction Pack x 10 (Ages 7-11)

  • Amazing Value Fiction Pack x 20

    Amazing Value Fiction Pack x 20

  • Ask Tracy Beaker and Friends

    Ask Tracy Beaker and Friends

  • Beach Reads for Girls Pack

    Beach Reads for Girls Pack

  • Best Friends

    Best Friends

  • Big Summer Reading Pack x 20

    Big Summer Reading Pack x 20

  • Blue Bananas Pack

    Blue Bananas Pack

  • Blue Bananas Pack

    Blue Bananas Pack

  • Blue Bananas Pack

    Blue Bananas Pack

  • Blue Bananas Pack x 5

    Blue Bananas Pack x 5

  • Clover Moon

    Clover Moon

  • Clover Moon

    Clover Moon

  • Colour First Readers: Jacqueline Wilson Pair

    Colour First Readers: Jacqueline Wilson Pair

  • Colour First Readers Pack x 10

    Colour First Readers Pack x 10

  • Colour First Readers Pack x 8

    Colour First Readers Pack x 8

  • Cookie

    Cookie

  • Corgi Pups Bumper Pack

    Corgi Pups Bumper Pack

  • Corgi Pups: Colour First Readers Pair

    Corgi Pups: Colour First Readers Pair

  • Corgi Pups Pack

    Corgi Pups Pack

  • Corgi Pups Pack x 3

    Corgi Pups Pack x 3

  • Dancing the Charleston

    Dancing the Charleston

  • Developing Readers Pack

    Developing Readers Pack

  • Diamond

    Diamond

  • Emerald Star (Hardback)

    Emerald Star (Hardback)

  • Four Children and It

    Four Children and It

  • Girls in Love/Girls Under Pressure

    Girls in Love/Girls Under Pressure

  • Girls Out Late/Girls in Tears (2 books)

    Girls Out Late/Girls in Tears (2 books)

  • Hetty Feather

    Hetty Feather

  • Hetty Feather Pack

    Hetty Feather Pack

  • Hetty Feather Pack x 4

    Hetty Feather Pack x 4

  • Hetty Feather Pack x 5

    Hetty Feather Pack x 5

  • Hetty Feather's Christmas

    Hetty Feather's Christmas

  • How to Survive Summer Camp

    How to Survive Summer Camp

  • How to Survive Summer Camp

    How to Survive Summer Camp

  • I Am Reading: Book and CD Pack

    I Am Reading: Book and CD Pack

  • Jacqueline Wilson Ages 7-11 Pack x 6

    Jacqueline Wilson Ages 7-11 Pack x 6

  • Jacqueline Wilson Ages 7-9 Pack x 6

    Jacqueline Wilson Ages 7-9 Pack x 6

  • Jacqueline Wilson Bestsellers Pack

    Jacqueline Wilson Bestsellers Pack

  • Jacqueline Wilson Fabulous Five

    Jacqueline Wilson Fabulous Five

  • Jacqueline Wilson Pack

    Jacqueline Wilson Pack

  • Jacqueline Wilson Pack

    Jacqueline Wilson Pack

  • Jacqueline Wilson Pack

    Jacqueline Wilson Pack

  • Jacqueline Wilson Pack

    Jacqueline Wilson Pack

  • Jacqueline Wilson Pack

    Jacqueline Wilson Pack

  • Jacqueline Wilson Pack

    Jacqueline Wilson Pack

  • Jacqueline Wilson Pack x 11

    Jacqueline Wilson Pack x 11

  • Jacqueline Wilson Pack x 12

    Jacqueline Wilson Pack x 12

  • Jacqueline Wilson Pack x 12

    Jacqueline Wilson Pack x 12

  • Jacqueline Wilson Pet Journal

    Jacqueline Wilson Pet Journal

  • Katy

    Katy

  • Katy

    Katy

  • Lily Alone

    Lily Alone

  • Little Darlings

    Little Darlings

  • Lola Rose

    Lola Rose

  • Magical Friends

    Magical Friends

  • Make Your Own Fashion Bracelets

    Make Your Own Fashion Bracelets

  • Mark Spark in the Dark

    Mark Spark in the Dark

  • Midnight

    Midnight

  • Mr Cool

    Mr Cool

  • Must-Have Hardbacks Pack

    Must-Have Hardbacks Pack

  • My Mum Tracy Beaker

    My Mum Tracy Beaker

  • My Mum Tracy Beaker

    My Mum Tracy Beaker

  • My Secret Diary: Dating, Dancing, Dreams and Dilemmas

    My Secret Diary: Dating, Dancing, Dreams and Dilemmas

  • My Secret Diary: Dating, Dancing, Dreams and Dilemmas

    My Secret Diary: Dating, Dancing, Dreams and Dilemmas

  • My Sister Jodie

    My Sister Jodie

  • My Sister Jodie

    My Sister Jodie

  • Opal Plumstead

    Opal Plumstead

  • Opal Plumstead

    Opal Plumstead

  • Paws and Whiskers

    Paws and Whiskers

  • Queenie

    Queenie

  • Queenie (Hardback)

    Queenie (Hardback)

  • Reading Ladder Level 2 Pack x 5

    Reading Ladder Level 2 Pack x 5

  • Reading Ladder Level 2 Pack x 5

    Reading Ladder Level 2 Pack x 5

  • Reading Ladder Level 2 Pack x 8

    Reading Ladder Level 2 Pack x 8

  • Reading Ladder Spooky Stories Pack x 4 (Level 2)

    Reading Ladder Spooky Stories Pack x 4 (Level 2)

  • Rent a Bridesmaid

    Rent a Bridesmaid

  • Rent a Bridesmaid

    Rent a Bridesmaid

  • Sapphire Battersea (Hardback)

    Sapphire Battersea (Hardback)

  • Summer Reading Value Pack

    Summer Reading Value Pack

  • The Butterfly Club

    The Butterfly Club

  • The Butterfly Club

    The Butterfly Club

  • The Longest Whale Song (Hardback)

    The Longest Whale Song (Hardback)

  • The Worry Website

    The Worry Website

  • The Worst Thing About My Sister

    The Worst Thing About My Sister

  • The Worst Thing About My Sister (Hardback)

    The Worst Thing About My Sister (Hardback)

  • Tracy Beaker Pack x 3

    Tracy Beaker Pack x 3

  • Tracy Beaker Trio

    Tracy Beaker Trio

  • Tracy Beaker Trio

    Tracy Beaker Trio

  • Vicky Angel

    Vicky Angel

  • Wave Me Goodbye

    Wave Me Goodbye

  • We Are the Beaker Girls

    We Are the Beaker Girls

  • World War II Fiction Pack x 7

    World War II Fiction Pack x 7