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Jacqueline Wilson

Born on 17th December 1945, Somerset, England

Jacqueline’s novels have been notable for featuring controversial themes such as adoption and divorce. Since her first novel in 1969, Wilson has written over 100 books.

For her work, Wilson has won many awards including the Smarties Prize and the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize. The Story of Tracy Beaker won the 2002 Blue Peter People's Choice Award,

From 2005 to 2007 Jacqueline served as the fourth Children's Laureate. In that role, Wilson urged parents and carers to continue reading aloud to children long after they are able to read for themselves. She also campaigned to make more books available for blind people.

For her lifetime contribution as a children's writer, Jacqueline was a UK nominee for the international Hans Christian Andersen Award in 2014.

Jacqueline's books in Leaf through a good book

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