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Mandy White is picked on by bad girls--until a bigger, badder girl becomes her special friend. Tanya, a foster child across the street, is nothing like Mandy. Mandy's overprotective mother wants her daughter to have nothing to do with the new neighbor. But Mandy is growing up and learning a lot about herself and the real world. Like sometimes bad girls are truly terrible bullies--and sometimes a bad girl can have the best heart and make the best friend. Illustrations. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.
Kim's gang had better watch out! Tanya's my friend now, and she'll show them!Mandy has been picked on at school for as long as she can remember, so she is delighted when cheeky, full-of-fun Tanya befriends her. Mum isn't happy - she thinks Tanya's a "bad girl" and a bad influence. Is she or isn't she?From the Trade Paperback edition.
Floss's parents split up when she was younger and she now divides up her week, spending five days with her mum, her mum's new boyfriend and her new baby half-brother. The other two days Floss spends with her dad, helping him to run his greasy spoon cafe. But then their simple arrangement is thrown into disarray when Floss's mum decides to move to Australia for six months. Floss has to choose whether to go with her or stay with her dad. Another gripping and emotionally involving slice of family life from the award-winning, bestselling author, Jacqueline Wilson.
Clean Break is told from the point of view of Em, or Emerald as she likes to be known, and is about what happens to her mum, gran, and two half-siblings, Maxie and Vita, when the man of the house leaves them for another woman.
Ten-year-old Ruby and Garnet are identical twins who do everything together. Especially since their mother died three years earlier. They dress alike, wear their hair the same, and sit together in every class. In fact, everything about them is the same -- except their personalities. Ruby is funny and outgoing, Garnet is sensitive and shy. Together they're the perfect double act -- and that's just the way they like it. Soon the twins' life is turned upside down. Their dad has been spending a lot of time with his new "friend" Rose. Ruby and Garnet can't stand Rose. To make matters worse, Dad and Rose buy a bookstore out in the country and the whole family moves. Ruby hates their new school, but Garnet thinks it isn't all that bad. When Garnet befriends some of their new classmates, Ruby feels betrayed and stops speaking to Garnet. Garnet misses her sister terribly, but has to admit it's nice doing things on her own for a change. Somehow, the girls will have to find a way to maintain their special twin relationship without spending every minute of the day together.
Noisy, brash, and a troublemaker, ten-year-old Elsa uses her loud voice to warn of a fire at the homeless shelter where she lives with her family.
REASONS TO READ MY BOOK, NUMBERS 1 TO 9 1 It's about three girls in Year Nine 2 You can learn all sorts of secrets about me (I'm Ellie) 3 Ditto my best friend Natalie 4 Ditto my equally best friend Magda 5 You can see if your nine all time heroes/heroines match up with mine 6 You can squirm at my most embarrassing moments 7 You can have lots of laughs (mostly at me!) 8 You might even cry a bit, too 9 PLUS, you get to find out a lot more about BOYS!
In the final volume of the fresh and funny Girls Quartet, Ellie's best friends do the unthinkable--bond without her--until the girls realize how to really be friends. <BR>Ellie knows the rule: Best friends always come before boys. But Russell isn't just any old boy. He and Ellie are in love. They're going to go out forever and ever . . . at least, that's what she thinks until everything goes wrong. Now Ellie feels like crying all the time and--to make matters worse--she can't even count on Magda and Nadine anymore! The three of them were supposed to be inseparable. They couldn't really be splitting up for good. Could they?
'Nine o'clock. That's when I have to be home. Dad thinks it's not SAFE any later. But then the most amazing, magical thing happens. Out with my best friend, Magda and Nadine, I meet a boy. And it's ME he's interested in! ME! Plain, plump Ellie. Not drop-dead gorgeous Magda. Nor super-cool Nadine. ME! But will Russell STAY interested in a girl who was to be home by nine. . . ?'Stay out later than late with Ellie and her friends in this sparky and true-to-life sequel to GIRLS IN LOVE and GIRLS UNDER PRESSURE.
Do you like the way you look? It's diet time for me, I'm just so horribly hugely F-A-T! This time I'm sticking to it - no matter what - or they'll be calling me Ellie the Elephant if I'm not careful! My friends Nadine and Magda think I'm mad - but it's all right for them. Nadine looks like a model - and has a chance to be a real cover girl! Magda is drop-dead gorgeous (though boys always seem to get the wrong idea about her. )
Covered from head to toe with one-of-a-kind tattoos, Marigold is the brightest, most beautiful mother in the world. At least, that's what Dolphin thinks--she just wishes Marigold wouldn't stay out quite so late or have mood spells every now and again. Dolphin's older sister, Star, loves Marigold too, but she's tired of looking after her. So when Star's dad shows up out of the blue and offers to let the girls stay with him, Star jumps at the opportunity. But Dolphin can't bear to leave Marigold alone. Now it's just the two of them, and Dolphin is about to be in over her head. . . . From the Hardcover edition.
Covered from head to toe with one-of-a-kind tattoos, Marigold is the brightest, most beautiful mother in the world. At least, that's what Dolphin thinks--she just wishes Marigold wouldn't stay out quite so late or have mood spells every now and again. Dolphin's older sister, Star, loves Marigold too, but she's tired of looking after her. So when Star's dad shows up out of the blue and offers to let the girls stay with him, Star jumps at the opportunity. But Dolphin can't bear to leave Marigold alone. Now it's just the two of them, and Dolphin is about to be in over her head. . . .From the Hardcover edition.
Fourteen-year-old Prue and her sister Grace have been educated at home by their super strict father all their lives. Their attempts to find out what being an ordinary teenager is like buying nice clothes instead of wearing Mumâ's odd, hand-made garments, reading teenage magazines etc.
Jayni Fenton once lived with her mother, father and younger brother, until her mother won the lottery. Her father used to hit her mother whenever he lost his temper, but suddenly hits Jayni when she confronts him about his beatings.
Charlie's world is changing -- for the worse. Her new teacher refuses to call her anything but Charlotte. (Blech!) And forces her to sit next to Jamie Edwards, the most revolting stuck-up boring boy in the whole class. (Yuck!) And assigns her a project on the boring Victorian period. (Ugh!) But Charlie's dreary research -- and her active imagination -- leads to some interesting discoveries. Like Lottie... a nursemaid whose life in the Victorian era holds some interesting parallels to Charlie's own.
Jacqueline Wilson is a bestselling author in England, second only to J. K. Rowling. Charlie's world is changing--for the worse. Her new teacher refuses to call her anything but Charlotte. (Blech!) And forces her to sit next to Jamie Edwards, the most revolting, stuck-up, horrible boy in the whole class. (Yuck!) And assigns her a project on the dreary Victorian period. (Ugh!) But clever Charlie isn't so easily beaten. Instead of writing a boring report, she creates a diary for Lottie, a Victorian nurserymaid and history suddenly comes to life. If learning about Lottie's world isn't enough to make school bearable, at least Charlie has her mom, Jo, who's more like a big sister than a mother. The two of them are all the family they need, thank you very much. But to Charlie's horror, even that is changing. Jo has been acting strange lately--getting dressed up... and putting on makeup for no reason! Could it be, is it possible, that she's got a boyfriend who is disrupting her and Charlie's perfect life? It's all too much for Charlie. There's only so much change a girl can handle before she has to take control of her own life, just the way she's taken charge of Lottie's! Picture descriptions have been prepared by the proofreader with the assistance of Susan Lumpkin and Courtney Stover who provided invaluable editorial support and advice to make the descriptions more understandable to blind readers.
India lives in a large, luxurious house with a mom she can't stand and a dad she adores, although he hasn't had much time for her recently. She seeks solace in her journal, which she keeps in sincere imitation of her heroine, Anne Frank. Treasure lives on the low-income council estate with her loving and capable grandmother. She is devoted to her nan but lives in fear of having to go back to live with her mother and violent stepfather. A chance meeting sparks a great friendship between the girls, and so when Treasure has to run away to avoid her stepfather, India comes up with a hiding place inspired by her favorite author. India doesn't have a real Secret Annex but she does have a hidden attic.
Introducing Tracy Beaker, 10-year-old girl-wonder and the daughter of a famous Hollywood actress . . . sort of. Tracy Beaker's not exactly sure what her mother does, because Tracy has been in foster care for as long as she can remember. She has a picture of her mother, who's pretty enough to be in movies, so maybe she is. And maybe one day Tracy's mother will show up and reclaim her long-lost daughter, and together they'll have fabulous adventures. Then again, maybe she won't. In the meantime, Tracy's doing everything she can to take care of herself-even though she has to share her birthday cake with silly Petey Ingham just because they have the same birthday . . . and even though the other girls she lives with are mean and nasty and rude and horrible. Mostly. Then a journalist shows up to write a story about their orphanage, and she and Tracy strike up a special friendship. In a story written with humor and sensitivity, Tracy emerges as a spirited girl who's not quite as tough as she lets everybody think she is. From the Hardcover edition.
Andrea West's parents are divorced, and her tiny stuffed rabbit, Radish, seems her only comfort in the world. She must leave the home she loves with the mulberry tree in the front yard and deal with parents who still fight, stepparents, step-siblings, two different bedrooms (neither of which is really hers), loneliness, and an acute longing for the past. Her grades sink, her friends drift away, and she's not quite sure how to fix any of it. Eventually, though, a new equilibrium begins to settle on her life. Honest and true-to-life, Andy's story shows that dealing with divorce is never easy.
Jade's best friend Vicky has always been the bigger, brighter and bolder of the two, at fourteen just as she was at primary school. When Vicky is killed in a car crash, Jade can scarcely believe her vivacious friend is dead - especially when she appears hovering beside her, brighter than ever, translucent, invisible to others and able to fly. . . Our best-selling author has created a touching and warm-hearted story about the power of friendship and learning to cope with bereavement.
A wonderful collection of linked short stories from this enormously popular and bestselling author.Is anything bothering you? Problems in school or at home? Don't know what to do or where to turn? With Mr. Speed at the head of the class, help is only as far as the nearest computer! All his students have to do is log on to the Worry Web Site and wait for the good advice they need. . . . Like Holly, who wants a wicked stepmom but learns to accept a nice new friend. Or Greg, who thinks his crush is hopeless until a school trip comes along. Or Samantha, who feels as if everything is wrong but finds a place where something feels right. No problem is too large or too small for the Worry Web Site--or for one special teacher.From the Hardcover edition.