Jacky Daydream

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Now she’s a superstar author, but once Jacqueline Wilson was just a shy schoolgirl who wrote all her daydreams down. Now she takes a frank and captivating look at her own childhood in this warm and moving autobiography. It’s a tale of friendships, loneliness, books, toys, family and much more. Read it to see how Jacky played with paper dolls like April in Dustbin Baby; how she sat entrance exams like Ruby in Double Act, and how – just like Tracy Beaker – she loved writing and making up stories! This fascinating story of a favourite author’s childhood will inspire every Jacky fan to pick up their own pen and write!

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Yearling (imprint of Random House Children's Books)

Date published

March 13th, 2008

Accelerated Reader

AR book level: 6.2; Middle years; 10.0 points

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  • 308 pages



UK edition


Jacqueline Wilson

Photo of Jacqueline Wilson


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  1. Bookmadlu
    on 3 April 2018

    Really, Really good. A must read!

  2. royalcat22
    on 13 November 2016

    This book caught my eye in stores, and after reading it, I became an instant Jacky fan. While taking readers on a journey through her childhood, Jacqueline Wilson has produced another hit among children. This is now one of my favourite books!

    5 out of 5
  3. Skater11
    on 31 October 2015

    i liked it but where is the rest of the book. There was only a little section of the book. If any body else knows where the full book is tell in the review.

  4. icecream2020
    on 16 September 2014


  5. raisemeup
    on 10 September 2014

    I am the number 1 fan I nearly finished the ALL ALL OF THE BOOKS YEA BUT NOT THIS 1

    5 out of 5
  6. tomgates27
    on 23 March 2014

    good but sometimes repeats her self on the books she read as a child!

    5 out of 5
  7. loobyloulou123
    on 9 March 2014

    i loved this book, the story of Jacqueline Wilson’s life.

    5 out of 5
  8. Potterfan7
    on 9 March 2014

    This is a great book, I especially like the front cover which i think is by Nich Sharratt.

  9. Rumaitha12
    on 9 March 2014

    This autobiography was well written and it was quite sad.

  10. books2000
    on 8 March 2014

    its good

  11. roseyclo
    on 6 March 2014

    very good.

  12. Catherine0703
    on 6 March 2014

    Amazing especially with the photos and reports

  13. Celine1
    on 5 March 2014

    I love this book it’s so good and special I love it

  14. emmaloveslittlemix
    on 18 January 2014

    Jacky Daydream is about Jacqueline wilson’s life and its such a good book so enjoy

  15. thebookreader
    on 29 October 2013

    this book really inspired me to start writing stories I am currently in the middle of writing one but this really touched my heart and made me think about how alike we are this is a great book love it! I love it a lot!

    5 out of 5
  16. JapaneseStar
    on 27 September 2013

    I think it is very interesting to hear about her life

    5 out of 5
  17. Jwbooksrule
    on 10 September 2013

    It was ok

  18. HoneyBee
    on 15 July 2013

    I think it was EXCELLENT. Jacqueline Wilson is my fav. author and I hope she is yours too! I think the book is very entertaining for those who like her! :-)

    5 out of 5
  19. Chocolatelover10
    on 18 June 2013

    This book is really brilliant! It’s very interesting to see how Jacqueline Wilson’s childhood was like. I also was really intresed to see that some of the things in her books she has expirenced to for example her best friend’s mum has cancer just like Jayni’s mum in Lola Rose,also that she used to play with paper dolls when she was a child just like april in dustbin baby. I would definetly recommend that any mega fan of Jacqueline Wilson should read this book.

    5 out of 5
  20. ilovetoread24
    on 29 May 2013

    i love it i would love to read it online

    5 out of 5
  21. abby840
    on 23 March 2013

    i realy want this book hopefully i will get it and read it i love jackies books! she is amazing i bet this will be a fav! i will give this a love it star! a must read book!!

    5 out of 5
  22. Too-Amazayn
    on 9 March 2013

    Jacqueline Wilson is THE author to go to when looking for a good book for young girls although to be honest her old stuff is a lot more interesting and meaning compared to the new. classics such as Double act and Best of Friends and don’t forget the story of Tracy Beaker. This book is the story of her life.

  23. KarlMagic33
    on 7 March 2013

    Really Good!

  24. ellie-melay27
    on 7 March 2013

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

  25. bugzy72
    on 7 March 2013

    its a good book

  26. lap312i
    on 6 March 2013

    this book is a biography of wilson’s childhood. enjoy it

  27. Paradise56
    on 6 March 2013

    another great book by jaquline wilson

    5 out of 5
  28. samcharlie123
    on 5 March 2013

    This book is Jacqueline Wilson’s autobiography. A must read if you too love the author.

    4 out of 5
  29. bouncybunny
    on 5 March 2013

    I liked reading this book. I liked. Learning about my favorite author .I think this book is really good .

  30. stupendousteen
    on 4 March 2013

    an amazing autobiography. a must read. if you love Jacqueline Wilson then you would want to know about her childhood.

    5 out of 5
  31. swimming10
    on 4 March 2013

    So good ! About Jacky’s past. So interesting!

  32. abirnawi20
    on 3 March 2013


  33. DSherwin924
    on 23 February 2013

    This book is all about Jacqueline wilsons past when she was small.

    5 out of 5
  34. Emster123
    on 10 January 2013

    I love this jw book soooo much! Most of my friends werent sure about this book because it didn’t have a story plot but I loved it!! I thought it was a very interesting book because even though there wasn’t a story plot, you got to see what it was like to be Jacqueline Wilson when she was younger and what it was like living with her family and growing up. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes an autobiography. Well done jackie!!!!

    5 out of 5
  35. zombielover10
    on 23 October 2012

    I like this book very much. It’s very interesting. it’s good to know what Jacqie did at my age so thats awesome !!!

    5 out of 5
  36. Jennicom
    on 14 October 2012

    This book is like a biography of Jacqueline Wilson’s childhood. I found it very intresting. You learn lots about Jacky.

  37. PinkaliciousCoCo
    on 26 September 2012

    jacqueline wilson has had an interesting life and i thoroughly enjoyed reading about it.

    4 out of 5
  38. AmyXx
    on 4 March 2012

    This book was different. I like the way it was set.

  39. nikki657
    on 3 March 2012

    great book love it

  40. la1397
    on 3 March 2012

    I adored Jacky Daydream, simply because I adore Jacqueline Wilson. I also loved the way it was an autobigoraphy but written for children, so ti wasn’t a bit tiresome and boring to read, but exciting and colourful, and most certainly enjoyable.

  41. pilgrim55
    on 2 March 2012

    This book is all about Jacqueline Wilson’s childhood.It starts from when she was a baby and up till teenage years!!!!

    5 out of 5
  42. angelslater
    on 2 March 2012

    i think this is the next book im going to read it looks brill

  43. kicky105
    on 1 March 2012

    A heart-warming autobiography of the author’s life, was slightly long in some places, but overall an enjoyable read

  44. cowmoo1170
    on 1 March 2012

    Pure gold. Really makes you think about one of the UKs best authors ideas!

    5 out of 5
  45. salimisra
    on 1 March 2012

    this is a bookk about jacqueline wilson life and how she became a writer

    5 out of 5
  46. bookmad123
    on 13 February 2012

    this isi a really interesting book about jacqueline wilson’s childhood it also has a quiz question from each chapter about one of her books it is very interesting the first bit is slightly gory though i would reccomend thiis book to any jacquelinre wilson lover!!!!!!


  47. Book-Club-Review-Team
    on 2 February 2012

    Jacky will be author of the month in March. Look out for our very special competition where you could win a personalised, signed copy of her new book, The Worst Thing About My Sister!

    5 out of 5
  48. loi77
    on 24 November 2011

    Awesome!!! Could read it a billion times, funny and sad but cool!

    4 out of 5
  49. lolly817846
    on 14 November 2011

    Well…?Its just not for me.Sorry Jacky but it’s the worst book you have written.Though some of the parts are good.[If I’m your Biggest Fan]You Must do better sorry,thats all I got to say

    2 out of 5
  50. amy07011
    on 14 September 2011

    This is a really good book, really cool to see what Jacky was like when she was young!

    5 out of 5
  51. nicnac800
    on 11 July 2011

    Well I’ve not finnished this book yet but I give it 5 stars so Far!!!

    5 out of 5
  52. pawprint2
    on 18 June 2011

    It’s good but bad title it only mentions daydreaming like once!

    4 out of 5
  53. aliyah11
    on 6 May 2011

    This book is absolutely amazing i couldnt put it down

    5 out of 5
  54. toastandbutter
    on 1 April 2011

    this is boring i havent read it

  55. snowflake98
    on 19 March 2011

    I love it when she tells us that when he was born she was put in the nursery an d when the nurses came after every 4 hours she’d just think that was her mother. She also tells us that she shut eyes and imagined that her mother was holding her. She’s never open her eyes she was waiting 4 the day when her mother picks her up. She tells us that when her mum picks her up for the first time she says ” she’s just like i imagined” that makes her very happy.

    on 5 March 2011

    Wonderful book, about Jacquline Wilson’s life. Ilove it!!!

  57. angiestarr007
    on 4 March 2011

    love this book really great

  58. cherry17
    on 3 March 2011

    I really loved this book because if you are a fan of Jacqueline Wilson like me, then this is the book to find out loads more about her! 4/5

    4 out of 5
  59. funky11
    on 3 March 2011

    this was okay

  60. gethi
    on 3 March 2011

    I loved this loads and found it really interesting!

    4 out of 5
  61. Lovingstar1234
    on 3 March 2011


  62. am27
    on 3 March 2011

    i love this book, im always reading it.

    5 out of 5
  63. Meg10
    on 16 February 2011

    This book is one of the best Jacky Wilson books ever that she has written!Her life story is very touching,understandable and fantastic!Top rating:5 stars:Fantastic:loved it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! By Megan,10

  64. Egghead
    on 14 February 2011

    1 word- BORING

    1 out of 5
  65. Anne6
    on 11 January 2011

    This book looks realy realy interesting

  66. meggymoo1305
    on 5 January 2011

    i am really enjoying this book so far =

  67. sweethart184
    on 19 December 2010


    5 out of 5
  68. megan1234
    on 8 December 2010



  69. lucy2467
    on 2 October 2010

    not so good.i wouldent let any of my family read it because its so bad its so horrible and boring.i thought it’d be good from its title but its totally not!i just read a couple of pages and returned it back to my school libary.its not worth reading it.

    not for anyone and not for me!

    and ill have to end the revew

    1 out of 5
  70. Jacquelinefan6991
    on 3 September 2010

    It was an okay book because you get to know loads of facts about Jacqueline Wilson (I’m a fan of hers), but it kind of starts to get a bit boring. Not really good, but i love her other books for definite! She’s my number one author!

    3 out of 5
  71. Hermione2010
    on 8 May 2010

    This is my fave jw. It is all about her childhood. There are also super pics!!! I love jacky daydream!!!!!!

  72. mbstar
    on 31 December 2009

    I have read this wonderful auto-biography, but some how I think I like fiction stories more.

    I like the themes, the reality and the ways Jacky had gone through in her marvellous life.

    I would rate it 10/10 if you liked auto-biographies and info, but for me I would rate it a positive 5/10.

    2 out of 5
  73. starmate456
    on 12 December 2009

    This book was very interesting and i never knew Jacqueline Wilson was like that!!!

    5 out of 5
  74. stardust123
    on 8 December 2009

    I have read this book and I thought it is a very well written and interesting book. It tells you lots about Jacqueline Wilson herself instead of her amazing and creative characters. In this auto-biography about her you find out about her teachers, schools, parents, outings, holidays and friends. Yet again Jacqueline Wilson has written another brilliant book that I would recomnend to anybody.

    5 out of 5
  75. Hillywho
    on 25 November 2009

    I liked this book because you can really get to know Jaqueline Wilson more, and her personality!

    4 out of 5
  76. corncob97
    on 19 November 2009

    This book gives you an inside veiw of Wilson’s life. A funny and humorous concoction. It’s like seing inside her mind. Love hannah

    5 out of 5
  77. booklover789
    on 7 November 2009

    I’ve read Jacky Daydream and it was so interesting learning about what Jacky. I loved it and I would reccomend it to 7/8 years plus. I suggest to you that you should…READ THIS GREAT BOOK!!!

    5 out of 5
  78. Rosie9
    on 29 October 2009

    I haven’t read this. I love Jaqueline’s books.

    Cheers Rosie9xx

  79. alidai92
    on 28 October 2009

    i loved this book i would never have known so much about jacqueline if i hadn’t read the book !

    5 out of 5
  80. saf234
    on 7 August 2009

    I have read Jacky Daydream and i thought it was a realy good book to read.As soon as i had read it all my friends started to read it to because they thought it was such a good book toooo.

    5 out of 5
  81. BabyLala
    on 21 June 2009

    this was a fantastic book and I really enjoyed it. It shows you that her mind was ful of imaganation from the minite she was born.

    5 out of 5
  82. tobyonecanoby
    on 28 April 2009

    Most of you liked the book, Jacky Daydream and rated it 5 stars well this book wasnt for me, it just wasnt my cup of tea. I found it pretty boring and I couldnt get into it but I read it because it cost me £8.00. I baught it because all my friends had it! I’m going to read Jackys new book, my secret diary to see what it’s like! Let’s hope it good.

    2 out of 5
  83. JackyFan
    on 14 April 2009

    jacky daydream is amazing. it’s all about jacqueline wilsons childhood. who would have thought that jacqueline played with paper dolls like April in Dustbin Baby. the reason why i love the book is because i’m so fond of jacqueline wilson.if u are a fan this book was made for you!

    5 out of 5
  84. Kookie76
    on 6 March 2009

    at first i found this book hard to read but eventually i enjoyed it. i am currently half way through it.

    4 out of 5
  85. Magicalm
    on 4 March 2009

    This was a great book 5 stars.I have read it twice.I hope Jacqueline Wilson writes about her teenage years too!

    5 out of 5
  86. Mad4ponies
    on 23 December 2008

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE this book!!! I’m a huge Jacky fan and I loved learning about her childhood. Who would have ever thought she would grow up to be so successful?!

    5 out of 5
  87. curry
    on 10 November 2008

    i love reading about mandy miller (who was jaquline wilsons childhood hero) and about the long walk she took in Richmond park on a school trip with her Teacher boy that headmaster must of been angry. I feel as if i know jacky and she is my childhood hero just as mandy miller was hers

  88. hannahmontanafan
    on 25 October 2008

    This book is really cool because it tells you all about Jacqueline’s childhoodm and I cannot wait to read My Secret Diary to find out about her teenage years

    5 out of 5
  89. Wish-I-Was-Taken
    on 4 October 2008

    This book is amazing! JW used to be my first fave authour but now I am still a fan, but I think Terry Pratchett, Enid Blyton, Karen Mc Combie etc. are all much better authours. But I do recommend it!!!! It is for all JW fans!!!!!!


    Wish i was takenxxx

    formely known as Taken

  90. janeblonde34
    on 28 September 2008

    this book is all about jaculine wilson. it is ace so youbetter read it by someone you know

    5 out of 5
  91. JazzyJazzy
    on 14 September 2008

    Jacky Daydream is really special to me as Jacqueline Wilson is probably the best childrens author of all time, for me anyway. This book is funny, interesting and is a lot of fun. You should read it!!!!!!

    5 out of 5
  92. chaerg123
    on 21 June 2008

    luv – ed it

    5 out of 5
  93. GrayBlossom
    on 7 May 2008

    The book was OK, but just not the type of book that I’d like to read – but maybe for someone else. I found that this book babbled a bit, and it was kind of in a messy order. Personally, I prefer her other books but this one was a OK book. I won’t say it’s rubbish, because it’s not, but after a while of reading it just bored me a little. But Jacqueline Wilson is a very good writer, to be honest ;) This by the way, is just my opinion. Some of you could really like this book.

    3 out of 5
  94. paige260497
    on 28 April 2008

    this book is okay but i’d like it more if it had more information like how jacqueline wilson found her dream but then the rest was ok i havent read all of it

    3 out of 5
  95. Funky88
    on 28 April 2008

    This book is a very good book because it’s well explained.And its very exciting to know a lot more a bout jacqueline wilson:D

    5 out of 5
  96. Chickawawa
    on 11 March 2008

    I think this book is really good not just because i love jacquelinwe wilson because it starts right at the beginning when she was born and to where she is now. It has 33 chapters and every chapter has its own subject. This would really be an excellent book for 6-12 year olds because i loved it when i was 8 and it wasn’t to hard for me

    thanks for reading this book review CHICKAWAWA p.s i would give this 5 stars but 4 stars for different readers

  97. booklover999
    on 2 March 2008

    jacky daydream is an excellent book about jacqueline wilson`s life when she was younger. it is like she is telling you the whole thing of stuff like what she did and where she went for holidays and all kinds of things. i have been so inspired by all of her books that i would someday like to become a famous writer but just now i am going to have to stick to writing stories on peices of paper and writing reviews. i hope you like her books too and enjoy them as much as i do .

    5 out of 5
  98. Clevergirl
    on 28 February 2008

    This is a brilliant book all about Jaquelines Life.It starts off as she is born and finishes right at where she is now. I would reccomend it to any person girl or boy. I’d give it * *stars!

    5 out of 5