|Residence||Lewes, East Sussex, UK|
|Fields||Educational psychology, Cultural studies, Children's literature|
He was educated at Burgess Hill School in Hampstead, London, where his English teacher was briefly Bernice Rubens. A former teacher and then an educational psychologist, he has had a long association with the Sussex University, having lectured in Educational psychology and Cultural studies and Children's literature at the institution. He was a Senior Lecturer in several of these disciplines.
Tucker is a regular broadcaster and participated in Stop the Week on Radio 4. He contributes articles and obituaries on children's writers to The Independent, and has also written for TES, THES and TLS. He lives in Lewes, East Sussex and has three adult children.
- What is a Child?, 1977, Fontana
- The Child and the Book: Psychological and Literary Exploration, 1982, 1990, Cambridge University Press
- Family Fictions; Contemporary Classics of Children’s Literature, with Nikki Gamble, 2001, Continuum
- The Rough Guide to Children's Books, 0-5 years, 2002, Rough Guides
- The Rough Guide to Children's Books, 5-11 years, 2002, Rough Guides
- Darkness Visible: Inside the World of Philip Pullman , 2003, forthcoming 2007, Wizard Books
- Rough Guide to Books for Teenagers, with Julia Eccleshare, 2003, Rough Guides
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