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The Story of Tracy Beaker Award-winning

by Jacqueline Wilson (author)

Suitable for 9 - 15 years

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Product Description

“I’m Tracy Beaker. This is a book all about me. I’d read it if I were you. It’s the most incredible, dynamic, heart-rending story. Honest.”

Ten-year-old Tracy has had a tough time. She lives in a children’s home known as the Dumping Ground, and has never seen her mum or dad. Tracy longs for a real home and a family of her own. Meanwhile she spends her time writing her life story – in between fighting with the other kids! But when Cam, a writer, visits the home and takes a shine to Tracy, could her dream of a proper place to live come true?

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Yearling (imprint of Random House Children's Books)

Date published

October 5th, 2006

Accelerated Reader

AR book level: 4.4; Middle years; 4.0 points

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  • 160 pages




Jacqueline Wilson

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Jacqueline Wilson was born in Bath in 1945, but spent most of her childhood in Kingston-on-Thames. She always wanted to be a writer and wrote her first “novel” when she was nine, filling countless Woolworths’ exercise books as she grew up. Since having her daughter, Emma, she has been writing full time.

Her insightful and emotionally challenging books not only stretch reading ability, but give young readers a glimpse into many kinds of lives. Smart girls, strong girls, bad girls, brave girls. Girls keeping their families going, girls trying to get away… Jacqueline Wilson’s written about them all! These powerful stories of plucky girls in difficult circumstances won’t fail to strike a chord.

She has written over 70 best-selling books, and several have even been adapted for TV – most famously The Story of Tracy Beaker. Her signing sessions attract huge crowds of fans and last for hours! Over 25 million copies of her books have now been sold in the UK alone.

In 2007 Jacky Daydream was published, an inspirational true story of how a shy schoolgirl became a superstar author. This was followed by My Secret Diary, a captivating account of Jacky’s teenage years.

In June 2002 Jacqueline was given an OBE for services to literacy in schools, and she was the Children’s Laureate from 2005-2007. She also became a Dame in December 2007.

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  1. Jane blonde 113694

    on 13 January 2015

    I love this book it is about a girl called tracy beker who lives in a care home.

  2. Avatar princess 761798

    on 26 August 2014

    it is so sad and I love it

    5out of 5
  3. Evie 113313

    on 27 June 2014


  4. Jane blonde 113694

    on 29 April 2014

    I love it

    4out of 5
  5. Goldie 113308

    on 8 March 2014

    One of Jacqueline Wilson s best book ever Tracy is fun to get to know

    5out of 5
  6. Default avatar

    on 8 March 2014

    its good

  7. Goldie 113308

    on 24 January 2014

    I love this book, it’s filled with imagery(meaning there is so much detail I can picture the story in my head). No words describes this book other than glorious and magnificent! Once you’ve started this book you just can’t stop!

    5out of 5
  8. Pearl 113298

    on 2 January 2014

    It is a good book not one of the best and I would only recommend it if you like books about people life itbis a good book for a bit older seen as it is s bie emotional at times.if you are about 8+ I woyld say read it and try it out. I think it is one of them books you like or you don’t.

    4out of 5
  9. Evie 113313

    on 8 November 2013


    1out of 5
  10. Horridhenry thumb 16

    on 8 September 2013

    It is awesome and it is brilliant

  11. Default avatar

    on 25 July 2013

    loved it

  12. Goldie 113308

    on 1 July 2013

    I love this book this is my first jacqueline wilson book and now I want overs

    5out of 5
  13. Jane blonde 113694

    on 28 June 2013

    it is great

    4out of 5
  14. Hayley 113303

    on 19 June 2013

    This book is very funny, entertaining and in some way emotional. I personally think that this is not one of Jacqueline Wilson best books and I think this book is quite overrated but it is still worth a read for anyone age 9+.

    3out of 5
  15. Pearl 113298

    on 22 March 2013

    this book is realy good! its about tracy beakers life. tracy has a good sense of humour so you will find it funny, i give this a 10 out of ten! you should read this! happy reading!

  16. Love stargirl 113412

    on 17 March 2013

    This book is really funny its my favorite book.

  17. Bellasara 113282

    on 8 March 2013

    A hilarious book about feisty Tracy!”

    5out of 5
  18. Petula 113689

    on 8 March 2013

    Really Good!

  19. Pearl 113298

    on 7 March 2013

    good book. i love jacqueline wilson a lot! she is one of my favourite authors. this book 4/5

  20. Avatar owl 761790

    on 7 March 2013

    its a good book

  21. Jane blonde 113694

    on 6 March 2013

    i loved it

  22. Default avatar

    on 5 March 2013


  23. Hayley 113303

    on 5 March 2013

    This is a heart warming book you feel sorry for tracy because shes in care but she dosent let that stop her she dosent let anything stop he or get in her way . She bold and like to shout and scream alot

  24. Gruffalo 113679

    on 5 March 2013

    I think Tracy Beaker is one of JW’s most beloved characters, she’s got it all; a wild imagination, a knack for trouble and a few good mates, who cares if she lives in a Home with a capital H, it just makes it all the better.

    4out of 5
  25. Avatar lion 761782

    on 4 March 2013

    A book that would turn any book reader into a massive Jacqueline Wilson fan :)

  26. Horridhenry thumb 16

    on 4 March 2013

    Got it from the library, AND LOVED IT!!!

  27. Jane blonde 113694

    on 4 March 2013

    Another of Jacqueline Wilson’s specialties. I love this book and so will you.

    5out of 5
  28. Monkey 113537

    on 28 January 2013

    I love this book so much I have 2. Copies at home and one on my I pad!!!

    5out of 5
  29. Love stargirl 113412

    on 16 October 2012


  30. Default avatar

    on 12 August 2012

    I love it because she has such an wild imagination and the book is realy funny. She is quite daring aswel.I see people with it everywere.

    5out of 5
  31. Dora thumb 222

    on 10 August 2012

    i love it! No dout!

  32. Default avatar

    on 3 June 2012

    This book is about a girl named Tracy who is in a care home which she calls the dumping ground. It is about her life in the dumping ground and she meets a girl named cam and tracy wants cam to take care of her.

    5out of 5
  33. Avatar owl 761790

    on 12 May 2012


  34. Goldie 113308

    on 8 May 2012

    I thought it was really interesting and funny at some parts.

    I would reccomend this book to all girls from 9+

    4out of 5
  35. Default avatar

    on 15 March 2012

    tracy beaker is the best! she is my fave character but the TV show series 3 and 4 are even better!

    4out of 5
  36. Clarice thumb 136

    on 2 March 2012

    When I first read this book, i hadn’t heard of Jacqueline Wilson, and I thought her books looked a bit too thick for me. When I read this, I got a little addicted and have been reading her books ever since! I love the bit in the beginning where Tracy does a little fact file. Great Book.

  37. Stargirl 113407

    on 1 March 2012

    Tracy Beaker lives in a children’s home aka The Dumping Ground. She dreams of being a writer, so when Cam, a proper writer visits, will it be a dream come true? Read to find out…

  38. Avatar frankenstein 761774

    on 1 March 2012

    Brilliant, Tracy is really funny.

  39. Default avatar

    on 1 March 2012

    No offense to anyone liked this. But this was just terrible! Hated it,bored me to death and just ugh. Don’t have anything more to say because i just like tore the book up!

  40. Evie 113313

    on 1 March 2012

    a lively girl called tracy beaker who gets up tp all kind of mischiefs

    5out of 5
  41. Fairy thumb 11

    on 28 January 2012

    its the only book i realy did not want to read but realy liked it!!!

  42. Love stargirl 113412

    on 11 December 2011

    a great read ! i would definitiely recommend it!

    5out of 5
  43. Bellasara 113282

    on 22 August 2011

    I loved this book, its really good because it was not too easy and not too hard. I love Tracy Beaker and its just like the programme,

    5 STAR!!!

    5out of 5
  44. Lion 113522

    on 19 July 2011

    I watched the tv show and read the book

  45. Evie 113313

    on 24 May 2011

    I really liked this book mainly because I really like watching The Story Of Tracy Beaker on TV! It has some really good illustrations in it and it is a fun book to read! :)

    5out of 5
  46. Abigail 113288

    on 6 March 2011

    i would love to read it but i just like it

    4out of 5
  47. Evie 113313

    on 4 March 2011

    great book loved it fun to read

  48. Avatar owl 761790

    on 3 March 2011

    I watch this programme all the time and the book is just like it. I think there are other Tracy books and I wan to read them too.

    5out of 5
  49. Jane blonde 113694

    on 3 March 2011

    Tracy Beaker rocks!!! So cool too cool for school. Go Girl were the best ever!

  50. Ef owl thumb 8

    on 28 February 2011

    I TOTALLY LOVE TRACY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!SHE IS COMICAL ,FUNNY, CHEEKY ,RUDE and just herself jackie wilson is so clever her tequnikes are the best i hope tracy will live on forever.

  51. Bellasara 113282

    on 27 February 2011

    loved it. filled with comical brilliance that made me laugh so hard my stomach hurt!

  52. Jane blonde 113694

    on 5 February 2011


    5out of 5
  53. Bellasara 113282

    on 8 December 2010

    I love this book! From Kim

    5out of 5
  54. Clarice thumb 136

    on 20 May 2010

    The best Non-fiction book of all

    5out of 5
  55. Jane blonde 113694

    on 26 April 2010

    This book is SOOOOO FUNNY! It is absoluley hilarious! Jacqueline Wilson is my favourite author EVER and I have even met her in real life! She told me she liked the dress I was wearing at the time! How sweet! This is funny, heart-warming and fabulous! I am like Tracy Beaker in all ways possible! I have got frizzy hair, I haven’t got a mummy and I am feisty, funny and full of laughs! I love reading and writing and I want to be on the red carpet all the time from my cool books that everyone is reading! I might want to be a singer or a writer, but I prefer a writer! Nick Sharrat is my favourite illustrator and hids drawings just make the book come to life! Bye, I’m KK (Caitlin) AND I LOVE The Tracy Beaker Series! xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    5out of 5
  56. Goldie 113308

    on 5 April 2010

    Liked it

    4out of 5
  57. Abigail 113288

    on 12 January 2010

    I love the story of Tracy Beaker! I am so like her in so many different ways! She’s cheeky, funny, rude and most of all absolutley crazy about her mother!

    5out of 5
  58. Jane blonde 113694

    on 28 December 2009

    I think this a really gentle, loving book and a fab new introduction to start on Tracy.

    Although she hated the Dumping Ground, Tracy retold me all the great stories and adventures they had.

    I rate it a 10/10 and I know who I will recommend it to: E V E R Y O N E ! ! ! !

    The illustrations made the story what it is and inspired be to read more!

    5out of 5
  59. Stargirl 113407

    on 10 September 2009

    I love the Tracy Beaker series! They’re soo cool – I’m reading the last one now! :)

  60. Goldie 113308

    on 6 June 2009


  61. Fairy thumb 11

    on 6 June 2009

    i love tracey beaker i bet its really hard to deal with not living with there mum and may live with strangers!

    5out of 5
  62. Clarice thumb 136

    on 6 June 2009

    this book is all about a girl called tracy beaker people say i am her

    3out of 5
  63. Love stargirl 113412

    on 17 April 2009

    AHHHHHHHHHH just finished reading it and all i can say is AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH just so so so great and jacqueline wilson i am your number one fan AHHHHHHHHHH

    5out of 5
  64. Evie 113313

    on 10 March 2009

    This book is brilliant!!! I love Jacky Wilson’s books because they are all true and not just fantasy! I am a fan of Jacqueline Wilson’s books!!!

    5out of 5
  65. Evie 113313

    on 6 March 2009

    This book is funny and ALL about Tracy’s life from when she was a baby to a 9-10 year old child.I give this book 5 STARS!

    5out of 5
  66. Bellasara 113282

    on 4 March 2009

    This is a GREAT book and I love Tracy Beaker I have all the books and a blanket with Tracy on.

    5out of 5
  67. Stargirl 113407

    on 11 January 2009

    This book is a gr8 book you should read it if you are into tracy beaker its brill.

    Aquamarine97 xxx

    5out of 5
  68. Hayley 113303

    on 8 January 2009

    A really great Jacquline Wilson novel. Tracy leads an interesting, daring life in the dumping ground. Tracy believes her mother is a movie star in hollywood and will soon pick Tracy up in her limo and take her away from the dumping ground to Hollywood. Will her dream ever come true?

    5out of 5
  69. Stargirl 113407

    on 13 December 2008

    i think that this book was funny, imaginative and it was entertaining. you should definately read this book

    5out of 5
  70. Storm 113293

    on 7 November 2008

    very funny! it’s like a diary. its like tracy beacker has written her own diary. its very good and i liked it!! i will recomend it to anybody in the world!!!

    5out of 5
  71. Stargirl 113407

    on 27 August 2008

    i love this book because it tells you about her life and its really funny and imaginative

    5out of 5
  72. Flat stanley thumb 225

    on 26 June 2008

    This book was funny and is imagainitive! I LOVED IT!

    5out of 5