Queen of family stories that can often be controversial, there are few writers who have published as many titles – on as many topics – as Jacqueline Wilson, but here are some books that might work for her fans.
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Malorie Blackman is awesome! She writes for a wide range of ages - so there’s something for everyone. She is thought-provoking and challenging and, sometimes, not for impressionable readers.
Cathy Cassidy writes about friends and the challenges and changes growing older can bring.
Whether it’s a pet dog, or walking across America – Sharon Creech has a way of connecting with her readers’ hearts.
From weird uncles, to flour babies, and banshee sisters – Anne Fine has family life and dramas covered.
Tessa Duder may have written a just a couple of books for kids and tweens, but they’re great, with characters you feel are real.
Made famous by her Baby-sitters’ Club books, Ann M. Martin has recently written many deep and thoughtful family titles.
Adventure and quirky characters populate Geraldine McCaughrean’s books.
Viola is a take-no-prisoners girl, determined to get to the bottom of her mother’s accident.
A heart-wrenching, yet heart-warming, story of wartime experiences.
Like Jacqueline Wilson, Morris Gleitzman gets to the heart of family and emotions – good and bad. Some of his books are more serious, and might not be for younger readers.
A story of family and danger across the years – set in the Victorian period, like Jacqueline Wilson’s Opal Plumstead.
One of the best ‘like Jacqueline Wilson’ authors around.
Family secrets lie behind the action of many Linda Newbery books.
One of my favourite books, ever – and just one of the many thought-provoking books written by Jerry Spinelli.
An amazing story of friendship and cooperation. The sequel, Max the mighty, is just as awesome.
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