Helen Bailey Books in Order

The Helen Bailey books have become so popular over the years that generation after generation, people keep going back to them.

If you're just starting with it and want a reading list, you're in luck. Here we list out all the Helen Bailey books in order; keeping in mind various factors like the publication year, reviews, its popularity among readers, etc.

It’s always a good idea to read such book titles in sequence so that you don't miss out on the story plot and its discussions in the book clubs.

Publication Order of Felicity Wishes Books

Friendship and Fairyschool

Thomson, Emma 2001
Felicity has trouble figuring out what kind of fairy she will be when she finishes her final term of fairy school, but her friends already know where she excels. Read More

Spooky Sleepover

Thomson, Emma 2002
Felicity has lots of adventures and three fantastic friends to share them with. This book includes three short stories for young readers. Read More

Secrets and Surprises

Thomson, Emma 2003
Felicity's birthday is just around the corner, but when no one wants to come to her party after sending out invitations to all of her friends, it seems she will be spending her special day alone. Read More

Big Book Of Magical Mishaps

Thomson, Emma 2004
Things always seem to go wrong for Felicity Wishes, even though her intentions are good. But with her optimistic attitude and fantastic friends, she always manages to come out on top. Read More

Publication Order of Topaz Books

Topaz in the Limelight

Bailey, Helen 2005

When Topaz has a chance encounter with Madame Catovia, a fortune teller at the Starbridge Summer Festival, she ignores the prediction that she will never be a star. But when she finds herself cut out of a crowd scene despite standing next to the poisonous Octavia Quaver during filming, and only manages to get a part as a dead body in a remake of Murder Mile, Topaz begins to wonder if Madame Catovia is right after all.

Then Octavia's pushy mother Pauline is ordered off the film set and Octavia makes a strangely familiar prediction

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Topaz Takes a Chance

Bailey, Helen 2005

Flushed with her success in the Starbridge Christmas show, Topaz asks Adelaide Diamond, Headmistress of the Precious Gems Stage School, if she can appear in adverts. To her surprise, Miss Diamond agrees. But the path to fame and fortune is never smooth, particularly when blocked by arch-rival Octavia Quaver from Rhapsody's Theater Academy.

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Topaz Steals the Show

Bailey, Helen 2007

Topaz L'Amour is ecstatic—she's won a place at the Precious Gems Stage School! But in the competitive world of show business, singing into a hairbrush and tap dancing on the bathroom floor with drawing pins in your trainers count for nothing. Topaz quickly learns that life at stage school is hard work.

Topaz's new friends at Precious Gems have to deal with their own problems: Sapphire longs for her movie-star mother to take an interest in her life and accept that she doesn't want to go into show business. Ruby would love to perform but can't get over her crippling stage fright.

And Topaz doesn't just have to cope with lack of experience and training—the scheming and ambitious Octavia Quaver, from Rhapsody's Theater Academy, is doing her best to steal the limelight. Follow the trials, tears, tribulations and eventual triumph of Topaz and her friends, as they try to make their dreams come true.

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Topaz Takes a Break

Bailey, Helen 2007

Topaz L'Amour has reached the end of her first year at Precious Gems Stage School, and she's off to Whoosh Waterworld with her friends for a well-earned break. But there's no chance to relax when she discovers that her arch-rival Octavia Quaver from Rhapsody's Theater Academy is at the same holiday park.

They've both entered the Search for a Star talent competition and Octavia is determined to win, whatever it takes!

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Topaz Takes the Stage

Bailey, Helen 2008

Topaz L'Amour is thrilled: her hard work at Precious Gems Stage School is paying off and she's beaten hundreds of hopefuls to a role in a play. But when the leading lady refuses to attend rehearsals and is fired by the director, it looks as if the production is doomed.

Worse still, Topaz has to share the part with her arch-rival Octavia Quaver from Rhapsody's Theater Academy. Will the play be ready on time? And if it is, who will be chosen for the opening night?

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Topaz on Ice

Bailey, Helen 2008

Topaz L'Amour can't believe her luck—she's back for a second year at Precious Gems Stage School! Convinced that fame is just around the corner, she's auditioning for the Ice Spectacular despite not being able to skate. But when Octavia Quaver, her crafty rival from Rhapsody's Theater Academy, gets the part of the Ice Princess, Topaz begins to wonder whether she'll ever become a star.

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Publication Order of Crazy World Of Electra Brown Books

Life at the Shallow End

Bailey, Helen 2008

Electra Brown can be very shallow. Her dad is having a mid-life crisis, her mom's given in to her daytime TV addiction, her little brother (aka The Little Runt) has been caught shoplifting Tampax and even Google the guinea pig's gone mental. But despite life going pear-shaped around her, all Electra can think of is whether green eyeliner complements or clashes with blue eyes!

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Out of My Depth

Bailey, Helen 2008

Electra's totally out of her depth. Everyone's giving her the third degree! Freak Boy's dad wants to know whether he's being bullied. Sorrel's interrogating Electra about Lucy's private life. Even her dad is cross-examining her about her mum's love-life, over his Deep Pan Super Supreme.

And all Electra can think is, How far can you get a piece of melted cheese to stretch without it breaking? Welcome to the crazy world of Electra Brown.

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Swimming Against the Tide

Bailey, Helen 2009
Everyone's got major lurve-action except Electra. She hates swimming against the tide; she'd rather go with the flow. She should be planning how to hook a hunk, but all she can think is, What's for lunch?She can be VERY shallow. Read More

Taking the Plunge

Bailey, Helen 2009

Electra's finally taking the plunge. After all, her friend Lucy did it in France, Sorrel thought she had but hadn't after all, and Claudia, who's done it loads of times, has bet Electra she won't. She will, though. She's going to go out with the first boy who asks her.

But what if he turns out to be a frog and not a prince? She can be very shallow.

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Falling Hook, Line and Sinker

Bailey, Helen 2010

Electra's head over high heels in lurve!She's fallen hook, line and sinker for a testosterone-packed hunk. He's cute, he's cool and he's been expelled from school. What more could a girl want?There's only one minor problemo: she already has a boyfriend.

She should do what's right and walk away. But will she? As if!

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Publication Order of Willow Of The Woods Books

Litter to Glitter

Bailey, Helen 2010

When the Prickle Sisters throw their rubbish out of the windows instead of recycling, their rubbish dump soon turns Windybottom into Stinkybottom, and the school concert may have to be cancelled. Willow is determined to get to the bottom of the terrible stink.

But will she succeed?With the help of her magic flute and butterflies, our heroine soon saves the day and turns litter to glitter!

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Willow of the Woods

Bailey, Helen 2011

Willow is a woodsprite on a mission! When all the water disappears in Windybottom Wood, she is determined to find out what has happened. The nasty Prickle Sisters have stolen all the water for their swimming pool!As Windybottom turns brown and crispy, the animals pack their bags and start to leave.

Can Willow and her magical flute save it in time from being destroyed?

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Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Running in Heels

Bailey, Helen 2010

Daisy Davenport has it all - stunning looks, spectacular house, seriously gorgeous boyfriend.But when her father is sent to jail for corruption, Daisy's life is shattered. Cramped into rooms above a kebab shop, she and her family have to readjust - fast.

And if life isn't hard enough already, Daisy's new school is a world away from her old one. And the school bully is going to make sure she remembers it ...

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Knowing Me, Knowing You

Bailey, Helen 2011
Chantelle 'Channy' Allen is just about enduring her slightly bored teenage existence - trying not to die of embarrassment every time her parents' Abba tribute band peform a cringing medley of hits in front of all her friends. But then Channy finds out something that turns her world upside down! Read More

When Bad Things Happen in Good Bikinis

Bailey, Helen 2015

Writer Helen Bailey's world fell apart in early 2011 when, on a well-earned break to Barbados, she watched helplessly from the beach as her husband was dragged out to sea in a rip-current and drowned. With her life as she knew it shattered, Helen began to chronicle living after such devastating and shocking loss in a blog—Planet Grief—and gained a worldwide following from many who had experienced huge loss.

And now her blog has become a book. Anecdotal, witty, heartbreaking and utterly grounded, this book covers all the obvious struggles in the aftermath of a loss, as well as many not-so-obvious but just as poignant everyday obstacles. Helen has emerged from her nightmare, and her story offers wry humor, comfort and hope.

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Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Loving Each Other Safely

Helen Bailey 2011

In the Books Beyond Words series the story is told through pictures only. They are for adults with intellectual disabilities, but are useful for anyone with communication difficulties. This book helps explain what you need to do to stay healthy and safe in a loving sexual relationship.

Ed is jealous of all the couples around him and wishes he had a girlfriend. He fancies Lauren when they meet playing football but initially he doesnt understand how to manage his feelings. Eds brother gives him advice and he and Lauren start going out.

The book explains about safe sex and covers visiting a sexual health clinic. Text at the back of the book includes: guidance for supporters and carers on using the book, a suggested storyline, plus details of other helpful resources and relevant organisations.

Advice is given about: masturbation, starting a relationship; knowing when you are ready for sex and consent; contraception; and sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Readership Anyone who works with or cares for people with intellectual disabilities/mental retardation.

Also, social, community and advocacy workers. Related titles Also in the series Falling in Love, ISBN 978-1-901242-32-4 and Looking After My Balls, ISBN 978-1-904671-05-3. There are over 25 different titles in the Books Beyond Words series, such as: Going to the Doctor, Mugged, When Mum Died, Looking After My Breasts and Speaking Up For Myself.

RCPsych Publications is the publishing arm of the Royal College of Psychiatrists (based in London, United Kingdom), which has been promoting excellence in mental health care since 1841. Produced by the same editorial team who publish The British Journal of Psychiatry, they sell books for both psychiatrists and other mental health professionals; and also many written for the general public.

Their popular series include the College Seminars Series, the NICE mental health guidelines and the Books Beyond Words series for people with intellectual disabilities. RCPsych publishes in all areas of psychiatry and mental health, including but not limited to: Clinical psychiatric practice Intellectual disability Mental health services for children, adolescents, adults and the elderly Psychopharmacology Psychotherapy Rehabilitation psychiatry Family mental health Service provision RCPsych Publications books can help with the following disorders: Addictions Affective disorders Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) Bereavement Borderline personality disorder Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) Dementia Depression Eating disorders Perinatal psychiatric disorder Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) Psychosis Schizophrenia Sleep problems

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And that's the end of the complete list! Now that you have it - the next step for you is to of course purchase them and dive into reading Helen Bailey books. Worry not, we've done the tedious job for you and added amazon direct book links including AudioBook, Kindle, Paperback and Hardcover versions as applicable.

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