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Biography

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 Edinburgh.

Books

Rose Rivers

Jacqueline Wilson (and others)

A wonderful new story starring old friends and new from the much-beloved Victorian world of Hetty Feather.

Rose Rivers lives in a beautiful house with her artist father, her difficult, fragile mother and her many siblings.

She has everything money can buy - but she’s not satisfied.

Why can’t she be sent away to a good school like her twin brother?

Why can’t she learn to become a famous artist like her father or his friend Paris Walker?

Why is life so unfair for people who were not born rich?

When a young girl, Clover Moon, joins the household as a nursemaid to Rose’s troubled sister Beth, Rose finds a true friend for the first time and she starts to learn more about the world outside.

Will Rose finally achieve her dreams? And will she be able to help Clover find her own dream?

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Beautifully illustrated by Nick Sharratt, Rose Rivers is a brilliant new addition to Hetty Feather's world, by the award-winning and bestselling Jacqueline Wilson.

Wave Me Goodbye

Jacqueline Wilson (and others)

September, 1939. As the Second World War begins, ten-year-old Shirley is sent away on a train with her schoolmates. She doesn’t know where she’s going, or what’s going to happen to her when she gets there. All she has been told is that she’s going on ‘a little holiday’.

Shirley is billeted in the country, with two boys from East End London, Kevin and Archie – and their experiences living in the strange, half-empty Red House, with the mysterious and reclusive Mrs Waverley, will change their lives for ever.

Award-winning, bestselling and beloved author Jacqueline Wilson turns to this period of history for the first time, in this beautiful, moving story of friendship and bravery against the backdrop of the worst conflict the world has ever known.

Hetty Feather's Christmas

Jacqueline Wilson (and others)

Are you longing for Christmas? Can’t wait to warm yourself by the fireplace, drinking hot cocoa and toasting marshmallows?

Hetty Feather’s festive story is bound to get you in the Christmassy mood!

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An unexpected gift leads to trouble for Hetty on Christmas Day at the Foundling Hospital, and the dreaded Matron Bottomly is delighted to have an excuse to exclude Hetty from the festive celebrations.

Poor Hetty is distraught – but just when it seems that all is lost, a dear friend arrives to whisk her away for a Christmas unlike any other . . .

Full of friendship, fun and festive cheer, this beautifully-packaged hardback is complete with stunning illustrations by Nick Sharratt and fabulous bonus material featuring fun facts about the Victorian Christmas.

The Jacqueline Wilson Diary 2018

Jacqueline Wilson (and others)

This gorgeous 2018 diary is perfect for fans of Jacqueline Wilson. With a fun historical theme, look out for much-loved characters including Hetty Feather and Opal Plumstead in a diary that's packed with puzzles, activities, fun facts and tips, as well as space to write every day! All beautifully illustrated by Nick Sharratt.

The Get Creative Journal

Jacqueline Wilson (and others)

Taking inspiration from Jacqueline Wilson's brilliant characters, fire your imagination and get your creative juices flowing with this boredom-busting activity journal, beautifully illustrated by Nick Sharratt and complete with space to record your ideas every day.

Have a go at writing a tall tale like Tracy Beaker, drawing a sea creature with Ella from The Longest Whale Song and much more in this, the perfect gift for every Jacqueline Wilson fan!

Clover Moon

Jacqueline Wilson (and others)

Clover Moon’s imagination is her best escape from a life of hardship in poverty-stricken Victorian London. When tragedy plunges her into a world of grief, Clover realizes that everything she loved about the place she called home is gone. Clover hears of a place she could run to, but where will she find the courage – and the chance – to break free? And could leaving her family be just what she needs to find a place that really feels like home?

Introducing the brilliant and brave new heroine from the wonderful world of the bestselling and award-winning Jacqueline Wilson.

Rent a Bridesmaid

Jacqueline Wilson (and others)

Tilly can’t believe it when her best friend Matty is asked to be a bridesmaid. In Tilly’s favourite daydream, she’s wearing the most beautiful bridesmaid dress and walking down the aisle behind a bride. The one wedding she’d really love to attend is her own mum and dad’s - but it seems like that's never going to happen. So Tilly decides to make her own dream come true, and puts a notice in the local shop, advertising her services as a bridesmaid. And to her amazement, she gets a reply . . .

A fabulous, funny and moving story about finding family and friendship in all sorts of places, from the mega-bestselling author of Tracy Beaker, Hetty Feather and Katy.

The Jacqueline Wilson Colouring Book

Nick Sharratt (and others)

The wonderful world of Jacqueline Wilson is waiting for you to colour it in! Unleash your creativity and lose yourself in this beautiful colouring book bursting with Nick Sharratt's inspirational illustrations of Jacqueline's larger-than-life characters. This is the perfect gift for any Jacqueline Wilson fan.