Chart Beats

Chart Beats is the only book to cover all aspects of the popular music of the 20th century. Lots of lists, trivia and facts.
The booklet includes details about hundreds of record breakers, no. 1 hits, award winners, writers and producers, top novelty hits and misses and original versions and covers.
It includes an interesting fact about Kim’s first single ‘Kids in America’, plus it features a picture of Kim with Gary Glitter on the cover.

Release date: 1 September 1991
Written by: Dave McAleer
Publisher: Guinness Publishing
Number of pages: 128
ISBN: 0851129641


Celebrate the 80s

A book devoted to four themes: cinema (featuring ‘The Goonies’, ‘The Breakfast Club’, ‘Ferris Bueller’, ‘Rocky’ and ‘Gremlins’), television (featuring ‘A-Team’, ‘The Mysterious Cities Of Gold’, ‘The Adventure Game’, ‘Miami Vice’ and kids’ TV shows), computer games (‘Manic Miner’, ‘Football Manager’, ‘Track & Field’, ‘Super Mario’ etc.) and music (Bros, Wham!, Spandau Ballet, Stock Aitken & Waterman, Rick Astley and Bucks Fizz).
In the last category, two pages are devoted to Kim Wilde. The book contains the article From pop stardom to potting plants: meet the female artist with the most 80s chart hits : Kim Wilde.

Release date: 29 May 2008
Publisher: Dennis Publishing
Number of pages: 148
ISBN: 1906372209


British Hit Singles & Albums

Catalogue containing all the UK chart data of singles and albums. A special collector’s edition was released in 2005 to celebrate the fact that 1000 singles have reached the no. 1 position in the singles chart.
In this edition, a couple of artists, including Kim, contributed a list of their favourite records. Kim appears on a half page on page 451 with her top 10 albums.

Release date: 20 May 2005
Publisher: Guinness Publishing
Number of pages: 720
ISBN: 1904994008


Boys and girls: A Ladybird Book of Childhood

Book, published on 27 September 2007 by Ladybird Books. Includes a four page article written by Kim Wilde about her experiences with Ladybird books during her childhood.

Release date: 27 September 2007
Publisher: Ladybird books
Number of pages: 287
ISBN: 9780723259718

Book description:
Were your school dinners liver and onions rather than turkey twizzlers? Was MySpace a den in the back garden built with runner bean canes and bed sheets? And did you want to be a nurse, a train driver, an astronaut or anything other an a celebrity when you grew up? Congratulations! You are a product of the Ladybird generation! This autumn, Ladybird will take you on a trip down memory lane with the publication of Boys and Girls, the ultimate nostalgia book. Lavishly illustrated with iconic images from the Ladybird Books archive dating back to the 1950s, this stylish book will present you with an evocative glimpse into an era free from Playstations and Youtube. It will take you back to your childhood faster than you can say British Bulldog!


Algajale Aednikule

Estonian translation of Kim’s first book Gardening With Children. It was released in March 2007 by Varrak.
The book is identical to the English edition, except for the language and the fact that there was no dustcover in this edition.

Release date: 1 March 2008
Written by: Kim Wilde
Publisher: Varrak
Number of pages: 224
ISBN: 9789985315132


A Bit of a Star: Media Women….

Subtitle: ‘Their fine-points and phobias as photographed by Dave Lee Travis’. Book with photographs of well-known female stars from music, television and other media, taken by Dave Lee Travis. It contains portraits of people like Toni Basil, Faith Brown, Kiki Dee, Barbara Dickson, Diane Keen, Lulu, Joanna Lumley and Kim Wilde.

Release date: 1 December 1985
Number of pages: 106
ISBN: 9780901023346


25 Jaar Popmuziek: 1983

In a series of books about 25 years of pop music (starting in 1963) the year 1982 is described in this book. It consists of several two page descriptions of artists that were popular during this year. Kim Wilde is mentioned once in this book, along with a photograph. The book is entirely in Dutch.

Release date: 1 June 1988
Publisher: Lekturama
Number of pages: 124


25 Jaar Popmuziek: 1982

In a series of books about 25 years of pop music (starting in 1963) the year 1982 is described in this book. It consists of several two page descriptions of artists that were popular during this year. Kim Wilde is mentioned a few times in this book. There is also a page with a photograph of Kim next to the introduction of the book, plus an article of two pages about Kim with two photographs. The book is entirely in Dutch.

Release date: 1 May 1989
Publisher: Lekturama
Number of pages: 124


25 Jaar Popmuziek: 1981

In a series of books about 25 years of pop music (starting in 1963) the year 1981 is described in this book. It consists of several two page descriptions of artists that were popular during this year. Kim Wilde appears on two pages: an article with two photographs. The book is entirely in Dutch.

Release date: 1 March 1989
Publisher: Lekturama
Number of pages: 124