The Party Club
From the author of Bill's New Frock comes a humorous and sensitive story about growing up and feeling like the odd one out. Rosie loves everything about parties: balloons, presents, games, birthday cake, goody bags! So she is disappointed when some of her classmates announce that they have outgrown parties and would rather go to the cinema or bowling. Rosie decides to set up the Party Club and remind everyone of how much fun they'll be missing out on. But it's harder than she thought, particularly when even her parents don't seem to like birthday parties much.
Anne Fine has won the Smarties Book Prize, the Guardian Children's Fiction Award and the Carnegie Medal (twice), and has twice been voted Children's Author of the Year. In 2001, she became Children's Laureate, and in 2003, she was awarded an OBE. Her books include The Jamie and Angus Stories, Jamie and Angus Together, Jamie and Angus Forever, The Haunting of Pip Parker, How to Cross the Road and Not Turn Into a Pizza, Care of Henry, Nag Club, Under a Silver Moon and The Only Child Club. She is the author of Madame Doubtfire, which was made into the film Mrs Doubtfire, and also writes for adults. She lives in Barnard Castle, County Durham.