Auckland Libraries: Like Jacqueline Wilson? Try these...

Like Jacqueline Wilson? Try these...

He pai ki a koe a Jacqueline Wilson? Tirohia ēnei…

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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Thief!

Malorie Blackman

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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.

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Broken Heart Club

Cathy Cassidy

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Cathy Cassidy writes about friends and the challenges and changes growing older can bring.

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The boy on the porch

Sharon Creech

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Whether it’s a pet dog, or walking across America – Sharon Creech has a way of connecting with her readers’ hearts.

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Eating things on sticks

Anne Fine

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From weird uncles, to flour babies, and banshee sisters – Anne Fine has family life and dramas covered.

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Jellybean

Tessa Duder

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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.

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Better to wish

Ann M. Martin

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Made famous by her Baby-sitters’ Club books, Ann M. Martin has recently written many deep and thoughtful family titles.

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Pull out all the stops!

Geraldine McCaughrean

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Adventure and quirky characters populate Geraldine McCaughrean’s books.

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Viola Vincent reporting

Anna Kenna

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Viola is a take-no-prisoners girl, determined to get to the bottom of her mother’s accident.

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Goodnight Mister Tom

Michelle Magorian

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A heart-wrenching, yet heart-warming, story of wartime experiences.

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Two weeks with the Queen

Morris Gleitzman

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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.

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The pearl in the attic

Karen McCombie

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A story of family and danger across the years – set in the Victorian period, like Jacqueline Wilson’s Opal Plumstead.

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Secrets and dreams

Jean Ure

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One of the best ‘like Jacqueline Wilson’ authors around.

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The treasure house

Linda Newbery

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Family secrets lie behind the action of many Linda Newbery books.

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Maniac Magee

Jerry Spinelli

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One of my favourite books, ever – and just one of the many thought-provoking books written by Jerry Spinelli.

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Freak the Mighty

W. R. (W. Rodman) Philbrick

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An amazing story of friendship and cooperation. The sequel, Max the mighty, is just as awesome.

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Book list by:

Annie

LibrarianHelensville Library