Find Your Girl Squad

Finding a girl squad that’s as unique and special as you are starts with finding YOURSELF.

Friendships are SO difficult to get right – and when rumours swirl or dramas unfold, your confidence vanishes and the worries start to take over.

In this essential guide to friendship you’ll meet Poppy, who’s juggling all sorts of dilemmas at school. But whether it’s coping with feeling left out, handling bullies or embracing her true weird and wonderful self, friendship expert Dr Angharad Rudkin and author Ruth Fitzgerald are there to help with positive, practical advice. As you follow Poppy’s trials and tribulations, you’ll discover the secrets to finding your own ultimate girl squad – one which loves you for YOU.

ISBN: 978-1526362506
Published: 23rd January 2020

Emily Sparkes & the Friendship Fiasco

Emily Sparkes and the Friendship Fiasco

Emily Sparkes thinks having your best friend move to Wales at the same time as your parents decide to have a new baby is probably more trauma than anyone should have to cope with. But things go from bad to worse when shes paired with revolting Gross-Out Gavin for the school trip! Emily is determined to escape him, and when glamorous new girl Chloe Clarke turns up it seems her prayers might be answered.

Unfortunately, everyone has gone Chloe Clarke mad and Emily finds her sworn enemy Zuzanna has had the same idea. Getting and keeping Chloe as a friend proves a lot more troublesome than Emily anticipated and leads her into a whole new set of disasters

Book 1
ISBN: 9780349001821
Published: 3rd February 2015

Emily Sparkes and the Competition Calamity

Emily Sparkes and the Competition Calamity

Emily Sparkes might have found herself a new best friend and avoided humiliation at the hands of the grossest boy in the universe, but now her creativityness has landed her in a whole new world of trouble…

Emily has absolutely accidentally entered her mother into a competition to find the nation’s Mum in a Million. So when Mrs Sparkes is shortlisted, Emily is more shocked than anyone! Desperate not to be publicly humiliated on TV, she has to come up with a plan for a mum makeover. Because her eco-warrior, allotment-loving, generally horrendously embarrassing parent can’t make her star appearance in a granddad-cap and wellies … can she?

Oh. And Chloe Clarke comes back. Need we say more?

Book 2
ISBN: 9780349001845
Published: 2nd July 2015

Emily Sparkes and the Disco Disaster

Emily Sparkes and the Disco Disaster

Unfortunately for Emily Sparkes, life has a way of humiliating her at every turn. Normally through the medium of her mother. But now, probably because he felt left out, her dad has decided to be the ULTIMATE embarrassment.
Discovering his old record collection in the attic, he somehow gets the idea that he’d make a great DJ, and volunteers his services for the school disco. He even thinks he might have a go at rapping for everyone’s entertainment.

Emily has two options:
1) Go and live in an igloo in the Arctic where nobody can find her
2) Raise enough money at the school fete to pay for a real DJ instead

Neither is straightforward. But with Chloe Clarke and Zuzanna to help, surely nothing can go wrong?

Book 3
ISBN: 9780349001876
Published: 7th January 2016

Emily Sparkes and the Backstage Blunder

Emily Sparkes and the Backstage Blunder

Another peek at the endlessly humiliating life of Emily Sparkes! It’s school play season, and Emily has landed herself a starring role… not. Join her, the Hollywood-star-to-be Chloe Clarke, and the terribly sensible Zuzanna as they blunder their way through the highs and lows of the theatre, daahling.

Book 4
ISBN: 9780349001883
Published: 5th May 2016

Book Reviews

“I have read the first Emily Sparkes and I LOVE it… it’s lots of fun and a really cool read!”

Cathy Cassidy, bestselling author of The Chocolate Box Girls series.

“Utterly Hilarious and utterly relatable. Ruth Fitzgerald just gets all of the awful problems associated with being eleven years old. Everything in Emily’s life is a crisis and each crisis is funnier than the last.”

Robin Stevens. Best-selling author of the Murder Most unladylike series.

“[One of] the best of the bunch for middle years’ youngsters.”

The Observer

“This genuinely funny novel introduces a wittily determined, wryly self aware heroine. More please!”