REASONS TO READ MY BOOK, NUMBERS 1 TO 9 1 It's about three girls in Year Nine You can learn all sorts of secrets about me (I'm Ellie) Ditto my best friend Natalie Ditto my equally best friend Magda You can see if your nine all time heroes/heroines match up with mine You can squirm at my most embarrassing moments You can have lots of laughs (mostly at me!) You might even cry a bit, too PLUS, you get to find out a lot more about BOYS!
JACQUELINE WILSON is an extremely well-known and hugely popular author. THE ILLUSTRATED MUM was chosen as British Children's Book of the Year in 1999 and was winner of the Guardian Children's Fiction Award 2000. Jacqueline has won the prestigious Smarties Prize and the Children's Book Award for DOUBLE ACT, which was also highly commended for the Carnegie Medal. Jacqueline was awarded an OBE in 2002. * 'A brilliant young writer of wit and subtlety' THE TIMES * 'Hugely popular with seven to ten year olds: she should be prescribed for all cases of reading reluctance' INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY * 'Has a rare gift for writing lightly and amusingly about emtional issues' BOOKSELLER NICK SHARRATT has written and illustrated many books for children and won numerous awards for his picture books, including the Sheffield Children's Book Award and the 2001 Children's Book Award. He has also enjoyed great success illustrating Jacqueline Wilson books. Nick lives in Brighton.