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  • Published: 1 February 2022
  • ISBN: 9780241455494
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 256
  • RRP: $14.99

The Accidental Diary of B.U.G.: Sister Act



The third hilarious diary of Billie Upton Green by superstar author-illustrator Jen Carney

There's an exciting addition to the Upton Green family (and it's not whatever Mr Paws has left on the living room carpet...).

But getting a new little sister isn't nearly as straightforward as Billie expects. Why are there so many rules? It's been weeks and weeks, and she still hasn't been able to hold the baby up at Show & Tell.

Luckily, the school musical is in full swing, giving Billie the perfect distraction. She just needs to watch out for Painy Janey, who has her eyes on the main part and doesn't care what gets in her way...

  • Published: 1 February 2022
  • ISBN: 9780241455494
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 256
  • RRP: $14.99

About the author

Jen Carney

Jen Carney is an author-illustrator living in Lancashire with her wife, three children and an array of
animals. She wrote her debut novel to celebrate diverse, contemporary and slightly bonkers families.

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Praise for The Accidental Diary of B.U.G.: Sister Act

For readers of seven-plus, Jen Carney's The Accidental Diary of BUG (Puffin) introduces sparky eponymous heroine Billie Upton Green . . . This cheery, highly illustrated diary story, more rooted in contemporary reality than Liz Pichon's Tom Gates books, is the first in a series that's sure to find devoted fans.

The Guardian

I really enjoyed reading the adventures of Billie Upton Green (not Bug!!)! Billie is a delightful and relatable character, and her escapades are both funny and heart-warming. I particularly enjoyed the inclusivity in the text, and it's a real joy to see such positive LGBTQ+ representation in children's books. Jen has written a real treat for younger readers, and the artwork is fabulous, too!

L. D. Lapinski, The Strangeworlds Travel Agency

Readers will love Billie's adventures, and her funny, doodle-filled way of sharing them, as much as they love the Dork Diaries or Wimpy Kid stories, and it's great too to see such a warm celebration of diverse family life.

Andrea, LoveReading4Kids

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