Clarice Bean Spells Trouble

There are so many things in life that don’t make any sense. Like why isn’t YOU spelt U? Why isn’t WHY spelt Y? And why can trying to help a buddy get you into tons of trouble? You’re meant to stick by your friends, aren’t you? OK: it may not help that Clarice’s friend is Karl Wrenbury – the naughtiest boy in the school. In between trying to help him and survive the spelling bee, Clarice is in non-stop trouble these days…

  • The second delightfully bonkers book about Clarice Bean
  • A fresh, funny and offbeat look at pre-teen school life
  • Author Lauren Child is a former Children’s Laureate
  • She has won the Greenaway Medal and Smarties Prize

“Witty and charming. We can’t get enough of Clarice Bean.” Independent

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  • loved it

    Just like the other book, I loved it!! Clarice Bean actually got in trouble though, and it wasn’t even her fault!

    31 December 2015

  • loved it

    Once again, these books are cool! Lauren Child is one of my favorite authors!

    8 February 2015

  • very good.

    4 January 2014

  • loved it

    This book is really funny! Clarice Bean will make you laugh out loud.

    5 March 2013

  • The illustrations were nice. I like Clarice Bean and think she is a good main character. This was funny and all round enjoyable. A nice light read

    4 March 2013

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    Lauren Child

    Lauren Child is the creator of the hugely popular, award-winning Charlie and Lola, Clarice Bean and Ruby Redfort books.


    Lauren Child has won the Nestle Smarties prize four times and the Kate Greenaway Prize for I Will Not Ever Eat a Tomato. Lauren has an MBE for Services to Literature, and in 2017 was named the Children’s Laureate 2017-19.

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