The first in a brand-new series about dancing, friendship and following your dreams, from best-loved author Jean Ure. When new girl Caitlyn arrives at Coombe House School, Maddy is sure she must be a fellow ballet dancer; she certainly has all the grace and poise of a ballerina. So when Caitlyn denies it, Maddy isn't convinced. But it isn't until she comes across Caitlyn practising ballet in the gym that she realises there must be more to her story...Just what can it be? Maddy is determined to find out!
The first book about ten-year-old FRANKIE FOSTER – the girl who wants to help, but ends up causing chaos!Frankie Foster loves fixing people's problems. Her help might not always be welcome – and she might cause the odd total disaster – but Frankie always fixes things. Eventually!It all started with the “My Beginnings” essays that Frankie and her classmates had to write for English. Her best friend, Jem, wrote all about how she felt being adopted and it was so good it got chosen to be read out at the end of term Speech Day!
A brand-new story of crushes, first love and friendship from the original Queen of Tween - Jean Ure! When Maya falls off her bike and into the arms of Jake Harper, her cousin, Mattie, thinks the crush that follows will be as short lived as the rest - especially as Maya is a year 8 nobody and Jake is a year 12 god. Mattie's pretty sure that Jake's taken, anyway. But if Jake's got a girlfriend, then why does he keep offering Maya lifts around town? And why does Maya accuse Mattie of being jealous of her?
The latest novel from best-selling author Jean Ure - perfect for fans of Jacqueline Wilson and Cathy Cassidy. A warm-hearted story of friendship, school life, and drama - and the perils of sharing a secret… After all, even best friends don't tell each other everything…
Ruby, Tizz and Sam are sisters. At 12, Ruby is the oldest but with all the stuff she has to worry about right now, sometimes she feels more like the mum of the family. And speaking of mums, the sisters do have one, and she loves her three girls to the moon and back, but she suffers from something called bipolar disorder which can sometimes make life very difficult…
A humorous and heartwarming story about a little sister, a big sister, a cat, a dad and…a new girlfriend!Bitsy, or ‘Jelly Baby' as she's sometimes called, has been doing just fine living with Dad and big sister Em since Mum died. The housework may not always get done, and dinners might not always be at the table, but none of them ever minded! Until one day Dad brings home a girlfriend - and everything changes. Now it looks like it might be down to the Jelly Baby of the family to keep it from falling apart.…
Salvatore d'Amato is determined to get a kiss before his birthday - easier said than done. From the best-selling and much-loved Jean Ure. No child is ever ordinary, and certainly not Salvatore d'Amato - or Sally Tomato, as he's sometimes called. He's out to get a girl and he has a plan: he's going to write some Disgusting Ditties - one for each letter of the alphabet, and start some secret body-building, too. That way he's bound to attract someone. (But he doesn't want his sister to know his plans.
A coming of age story about self-discovery and independence from the Queen of Tween, Jean Ure.‘I’ve always been the quiet one in my dramatic family. Not a drama queen, or a genius composer, or a twin, but Just Peachy. Mum says I’ve got my own thing going on… I just wish I knew what that was! When I decide I want to attend Sacred Heart school rather than Summerville where my family have always gone everyone finally stops to listen! Stepping out on my own is scary...
It's All Spells' Night, the broomstick is waiting and soon Junior Wizard Ben-Muzzy and his companions, Joel and Gemma, are off to Proverbial Village, meeting Smellibots, Teeny Meanies, big furry Wallopers and an old witch called Grimwade.
‘I am on holly day. Meet me in the wood, same as before for FUN AND ADVENCHER’. No sooner have twins Joel and Gemma received this note from Junior Wizard Ben-Muzzy than the friends are off on a second magical trip.This time they find themselves in Wonderland, with Airy Fairies, Paddiwack Gnomes and the Great Nurdle Bore. But Ben-Muzzy’s spells are as bad as his spelling, so trouble is never far away!
Ben-Muzzy is a second-class Junior Wizard in the service of the Grand High Wizard, Wollibar. Today, though, he could become a first-class Junior Wizard. All he has to do is get his spells right - and Ben-Muzzy knows his spells backwards. Unfortunately, saying spells backwards can get a wizard into a lot of trouble, especially if it’s a vanishing spell. One moment Ben-Muzzy is in the examination room and the next he’s... well, lost in a wood somewhere - which is where the twins, Joel and Gemma, find him.
Ben, a member of the Zombies who thought that Birthdays were soppy, wanted a recorder for his Birthday but had to keep quiet about it. He ended up getting more than he had bargained for. The last in the Woodside school series.
Leonie Shanks was a loud mouth. Everyone in her class at Woodside School disliked Leonie , so Class 5 sent her to Coventry. Another in the series of four Woodside school stories for girls aged 6 - 9.
Poor Catherine Onslow! Everybody was either part of a group or had a best friend - except Catherine. The first in a series of four unabridged audiobooks for girls aged 6 - 9 set at Woodside School.
Who's for the Zoo? The teacher asks everyone, of course - except Catherine Onslow. No one understands why until they play the Zoo game. Another morally acute story from Jean Ure for girls aged 6 to 9.
While her mother is in the hospital coping with agoraphobia, Cosy Walker copes with living in a foster home. Luckily, her foster parents are atypically (for most fiction) nurturing and kind-hearted. Jemma and Jade, two sisters also in foster care, are rougher than she is used to, but end up liking Cosy in spite of her being a "posh" speaker. One more change in her life is her new high school, where she has a scholarship and must succeed. Math will be her downfall, and she despairs.