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Carnegie Medal

Children's Laureate 2001-2003

Carnegie Medal 1989, 1992

Whitbread Award 1993, 1996

Guardian Fiction Award 1990


The cover of 'Goggle-Eyes'

 Why me?

Helen's in a bad mood. She won't speak to anyone. She has run off to the cloakroom in tears.

So why does Mrs Lupey send Kitty to sit with her? Liz is Helen's best friend.

But Kitty is not only a good story-teller, but also the World's Greatest Expert when it comes to mothers having new and unwanted boyfriends. particularly when there's a danger they might turn into new and unwanted stepfathersIt is available as an eBook from Penguin Books as an ePub eBook, or ...

N.B. The book isn't called Google Eyes or even Google-Eyes...
If that's what you typed, maybe you're spending too much time with internet search engines!

Carnegie medal

Winner of the Carnegie Medal in 1990

Winner of the Guardian Children's Fiction Award in 1990

Shortlisted for Smarties Award (9 - 11 section) 1990

Der Neue Diogenes, the German translation of Goggle-Eyes, was shortlisted for German Youth Literature Prize 1993 (Deutsche Jugendlitteraturpreis).

My War With Goggle-Eyes

Goggle-Eyes was published in the USA with the title My War With Goggle-Eyes.

American Library Association Notable Book

International Reading Association Young Adult Choice for 1991

School Library Journal Best Book of the Year

"Goggle-Eyes is a winner: witty, sensitive and warm-hearted ... a lovely book"


"This author is too much of a treasure to be reserved for children alone"


Goggle-Eyes, a book for older children, was first published in 1989.