Berlie Doherty

41 children’s books by the writer

Berlie Doherty began writing for children in 1983, after teaching and working in radio. She has written more than 35 books for children, as well as for the theatre, radio and television. Berlie has won the Carnegie Medal twice: in 1987 for GRANNY WAS A BUFFER GIRL and in 1992 for DEAR NOBODY. She has also won the Writer's Guild Children's Fiction Award for DAUGHTER OF THE SEA. Her work is published all over the world, and many of her books have been televised.

9+ years

Far from Home: The Sisters of Street Child

Berlie Doherty

Far from Home: The Sisters of Street Child

The sisters of STREET CHILD tell their story...A companion novel to bestselling story of orphan Jim Jarvis set in Victorian England. When Jim Jarvis is separated from his sisters, Lizzie and Emily, he thinks he will never see them ...

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9-11 years

Street Child

Berlie Doherty

Street Child

Unforgettable tale of an orphan in Victorian London, based on the boy whose plight inspired Dr Barnardo to found his famous children's homes. When his mother dies, Jim Jarvis is left all alone in London. He is sent to ...

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12-17 years

War Girls

Melvin Burgess

War Girls

As featured on BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour. 1914: war has broken out across Europe and beyond. Nothing will ever be the same again for those caught up in the conflict. This collection of short stories explores how ...

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4+ years

The Wild Swans

Berlie Doherty, Jane Ray

The Wild Swans

Available for the first time as a paperback picture book, this exquisitely illustrated re-telling of 'The Wild Swans' is a must for any child's library. 'The Wild Swans' is one of the best-loved fairy tales of all time. Retold ...

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5-7 years

The Humming Machine

Berlie Doherty

The Humming Machine

Great-grandpa Toby is making so much noise! And if Tam can hear the clamour coming from his humming machine, the fairies will too. And soon enough, on the night of a blue moon, Great-grandpa Toby vanishes without a trace. While ...

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