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The book cover of The Story of Tracy Beaker, by Jacqueline Wilson

Our first Virtual School Library author of the week is Jacqueline Wilson!

You can read her most popular book, The Story of Tracy Beaker, for FREE below, find out more about Jacqueline's inspiration for writing in an exclusive video and download fun activities to try at home, including a mask, a wordsearch and a brilliant quiz.

If you enjoy reading this book, your local library service has loads more ebooks to borrow for FREE. Ask your parents to help you join.

And for more reading fun including book recommendations, mini challenges, games and more, why not sign up to the Summer Reading Challenge

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Jacqueline Wilson | Author of the week

Jacqueline Wilson's recommended reads

Ballet Shoes by Noel Streatfeild

This was my own favourite story when I was young. It’s about three adopted sisters, Pauline, Petrova and Posy who all go to stage school. Pauline wants to be an actress, Petrova wants to be a motor mechanic and Posy wants to be a ballet dancer. I’ve read it at least 10 times!

The Explorer by Katherine Rundell

This is an exciting compelling story about four children in a plane crash in the Amazon. The children seem so real you believe in them utterly. By the time you reach the end you’ll understand why the book has got a perfect title.

Do you speak chocolate? by Cas Lester

I love this very contemporary story about two girls making friends at school – though they don’t speak the same language. Chocolate proves a brilliant way of connecting! As in most friendships, there are hitches and misunderstandings – but there’s a very happy ending.