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Share your and your DC's favourite Jacqueline Wilson books for a chance to win a whole library of them worth £100

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SorchaMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 16-Feb-17 17:01:38

In Butterfly Beach, Jacqueline Wilson's £1 World Book Day book, we once again meet the unlikely best friends from The Butterfly Club. To celebrate its publication on 2 March, we're asking you to tell us your favourite Jacqueline Wilson books.

Selma can't wait to go on holiday with her best friend forever, Tina. But a holiday with Tina means a holiday with her triplet sisters, too - and it's not long before Selma feels like the odd one out. Can their shared love of butterflies bring Selma and Tina together again?

Did you know that Jacqueline has also recently turned her hand to writing historical books, including Hetty Feather, Clover Moon and modern-day retellings of classic stories including Katy (based on What Katy Did) and Four Children and It (based on Five Children and It). And we're giving you the chance to read (or re-read!) some of these titles, and more. All you need to do is tell us...

Did you have a favourite Jacqueline Wilson book growing up? Do your DCs have different favourites today? Let us know to win a whole library of Jacqueline Wilson books, worth £100.

Butterfly Beach is just £1 or FREE with your child's World Book Day token.

This discussion is sponsored by Penguin Random House and ends on 16 March

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Leeds2 Thu 16-Feb-17 18:05:45

I am too old to have read anything by Jacqueline Wilson when I was growing up, but recently enjoyed reading Katy and also like the Longest Whale Song.

My DD's favourites were always Tracy Beaker. The children in the school library where I work seem to like the Hetty Feather books, and Cookie.

cwalliss82 Sat 18-Feb-17 06:45:24

My children are too little for her books just yet. I was 9 when she brought out her first book but I don't remember reading any of them as a child but I did watch some of the Tracy Beaker series on TV.

TroubleInSnowland Sat 18-Feb-17 06:53:49

I'm another one who's too old to have read them as a child but d, aged 10, loves them. She's been reading them for 2 years and enjoys them all. Although she gets most of them from the library, she enjoys a trip to the book shop for a new book. She really enjoyed Katie but took it on holiday to read and left it behind 🙁. Apparently all daddy's fault because he made her get in the shower!

WarmHugs Sat 18-Feb-17 07:08:45

I think I'm too old to have read any of her books when I was young! I did love What Katy Did though.

My DD hasn't read any of these yet, but is a huge bookworm so will be next on our list!

LavenderDoll Sat 18-Feb-17 07:21:07

I'm too old to have read them whilst young. But I hold Jacqueline Wilson responsible for turning my DD into a book worm. There is nothing that makes me happier than than seeing her curled up with a book lost in a world of her own. Her favourite is The Butterfly Club and she borrows it repeatedly from the library to re read. The story obviously infected her as she talks lots about the feeling of the characters and how she would have reacted in similar circumstances.

NicHay Sat 18-Feb-17 07:46:32

I didn't read any Jacqueline Wilson growing up but my girls are both big fans. My eldest has reread Hetty Feather several times and my youngest likes a lot of her books

glenka Sat 18-Feb-17 07:53:03

I am also to old to have read them as a child but our children now both love reading her books. The Butterfly Club has been a favourite book but they really like all of her books.

lizd31 Sat 18-Feb-17 09:44:44

My great niece loves The Werepuppy & she likes to share the book at bedtime with my cat Princess

wickerlampshade Sat 18-Feb-17 09:46:22

My daughter is obsessed by Jacqueline Wilson and her favourites have to be the Hetty Feather series. She is desperately hoping that number 6 is due out soon!

winterpark Sat 18-Feb-17 10:52:41

I was a big fan of Tracy Beaker, I read it to my boys as they were growing up and they loved it too smile

123hartley123 Sat 18-Feb-17 10:58:03

Its got to be Tracy Beaker, all generations like her

Annieg1234 Sat 18-Feb-17 11:00:49

i didnt really read Jacqueline Wilson as im abit too old but my daughter has always loved her. Her favourite is the Hetty Feather series which was great for me as i love History so it was a pleasure exploring that period and the Foundlings with her.

muppet1501 Sat 18-Feb-17 11:06:55

Never read any Jaqueline Wilson myself but my daughter loves Tracy Beaker. She's definitely her favourite author

cluckyhen Sat 18-Feb-17 11:41:13

I'm too old to have read any of the JC books as a youngster! Tracy Beaker is a hit in our house though

saltedcaramelhotchoc Sat 18-Feb-17 12:11:43

My daughter absolutely loves the Butterfly Club - to the point where she has almost memorised it - and Sleepovers (the latter was oddly banned by her teacher, who has clearly not heard that banning books makes them more desirable). She's reading The Lottie Project now and has read lots of other JW books, as have I now as she asks me to read them too to discuss them.

The teacher's dislike for JW aside, I have to say that her books have not only captivated my daughter and made reading not just a pleasure but a basic need for her - so she can't stop reading - but have also helped us to talk through some tricky friendship issues. JW understands children, and knows how to communicate with them.

Annimousey Sat 18-Feb-17 12:33:38

The Illustrated Mum. :D

user1487422182 Sat 18-Feb-17 12:54:04

I had loads of these books when I was younger, my favourite was The Bed and Breakfast Star.

Jenbob13 Sat 18-Feb-17 13:08:00

Aww yeah the Illustrated mum!

But what about Vicky Angel? That nearly dissolved I read it that much.

MarieClare92 Sat 18-Feb-17 13:51:11

I was obsessed with Jacqueline Wilson growing up, but my favourite was the Bed and Breakfast Star smile

Bequinha213 Sat 18-Feb-17 14:46:10

Unfortunately I didn't read any of her books while growing up but my daughter has and her favourite book up to now is the butterfly club!

jlwells1986 Sat 18-Feb-17 16:38:02

I loved the Tracy Beaker series - they were always fun to read and encouraged me to read all the time

cuddlymunchkin Sat 18-Feb-17 16:41:10

My daughter's favourite so far is 'Best Friends'.

cuddlymunchkin Sat 18-Feb-17 16:44:52

Just realised I'm meant to give my favourite too - I never read any when I was younger but read them with my daughter out loud at bed time. My favourite so far would be the one called 'Secrets' (I think?) with the two girls who write diaries like Anne Frank. One is called Treasure. She reminded me of a younger me.

fazkin Sat 18-Feb-17 16:52:48

I was another one who missed the phase but my DD, 6, has started her series "Naughtiest girl in school" and really enjoying it.

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