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Children's and YA 2013

FICTION

THE PERFECT LIFE OR

THE PERFECT LOVE

YOU CHOOSE.

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to achieve her goal. But is she willing to

including the one man who might

tually believe her?

Rights guide

Children’s and YA

2013


Children’s and YA

CONTENTS

YOUNG ADULT

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I, Wolf

Reach

Yes

Earth Dragon and Fire Hare

Inheritance

How to Keep a Boy from Kissing You

How to Convince a Boy to Kiss You

The Industry

The Estate

The Girl from Snowy River

Refuge

Nanberry: Black Brother White

Act of Faith

The Sultan’s Eyes

The Bone Tiki

The Taniwha’s Tear

The Lost Tohunga

Justice and Utu

Ghosts of Parihaka

Mountain Wolf

Calling the Gods

Mercy

Exile

Muse

Fury

Heart to Heart

A Ring Through Time

Between the Lives

Disruption

A Necklace of Souls

How to Sell Toothpaste

The Intern (working title)

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Middle Grade

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The Romance Diaries – Ruby

The Romance Diaries – Stella

Stay: the last dog in Antarctica

Paraku, The Desert Brumby

The Drover’s Quest

Jade and the Stray

Jade at the Champs

Jade and the Hunters

Jade’s Summer of Horses

Dingo: The Dog Who Conquered a Continent

Pennies for Hitler

I Am Jack

Super Jack

Always Jack

Telling Lies

Dear France

White Ninja

Red Samurai

Black Warrior

Steel Pelicans

Phantom of Terawhiti

Red Dirt Diary

Red Dirt Diary 2: Blue about Love

Red Dirt Diary 3: Blue’s News

The Girl Who Brought Mischief

The Horses Didn’t Come Home

The Ratcatcher’s Daughter

Let Me Whisper You My Story

Truly Tan

Truly Tan: Jinxed!

Truly Tan: Spooked!

Junior

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Selby Sprung

Emily Eyefinger and the Secret from the Sea

The Fartionary

The Ripper Razzle Dazzle Big Book of Fun and Stuff and More Stuff

The Enormous Book of Hot Jokes for Kool Kids

The World’s Grossest Facts

Nell’s Festival of Crisp Winter Glories

The Tender Moments of Saffron Silk

The Big Dry

Yoko’s Diary

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Junior

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Jamie Reign: The Last Spirit Warrior

Jamie Reign: The Hidden Warrior

Jamie Reign: The Lost Soul

The Song of the Winns

The Spies of Gerander

The Secret of Zanzibar

Picture Book

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Dirrangun

Minah

Whalers

Mr Bear Branches and the Cloud Conundrum

The Moose is Loose!

First Day (working title)

Dinosaurs Love Cheese

Diary of a Wombat

Baby Wombat’s Week

Christmas Wombat

Wombat Goes to School

Queen Victoria’s Christmas

QUEEN VICTORIA’S UNDERPANTS

A Day to Remember

The Hairy Nosed Wombats Find a New Home

A Boy Like Me

Christmas in the Bush

Ruby Red Shoes

Ruby Red Shoes Goes to Paris

Queen Alice’s Palaces

The Greatest Mother’s Day of All

The Greatest Father’s Day of All

The Easter Bunny’s Helpers

There is a Monster Under My Bed Who Farts

You are a Star

Tea with Miss Tilly

Rudie Nudie

Not a Cloud in the Sky

Just the Way We Are (working title)

I Got This Hat

Fearless

Fearless in Love

Fearless 3

Moose on the Loose

The Fearsome, Frightening, Ferocious Box

Goodnight, Mice!

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Picture Book

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Beach Bag Boogie

Whose Bottom

Black & White (Mangu & Ma)

hoot

snore

splash

The ABC Book of Cars, Trains, Boats and Planes

The ABC Book of Machines

The ABC Book of Rockets, Planets and Outer Space

The ABC Book of Summer, Autumn, Winter and Spring

The ABC Book of Nursery Rhymes

The ABC Book of Lullabies

A&R Australian Children’s Classics

subagents

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YOUNG ADULT

A paranormal action novel for fans of DEPARTMENT 19

by Will Hill and GONE by Michael Grant.

Matt Boyd 13+

I, Wolf

Hunt or be hunted …

Sixteen-year-old Romy suffers from a rare genetic disease that will send him mad -- and ultimately kill him. His

last hope is a mysterious clinic in Austria, where a cure is promised.

But the treatment is drastic and Romy is changed forever.

When he meets Antonia -- beautiful, headstrong and out of his league -- Romy starts coming to terms with his new life. But after a

spate of grisly night-time attacks, Romy is forced to confront an awful truth … What has he become?

June 2012 | 288pp | 200 x 130mm | Paperback | ISBN 9780733329760

Rights Held: World English; Translation – all languages

Matt Boyd lives in Sydney, Australia. I, Wolf is his first paranormal action novel. For more information, visit his website www.

mattboyd.com.au or his Facebook page at www.facebook.com/IWOLFmattboyd.

Inaugural winner of the Tessa Duder Award for Young Adult Fiction

Hugh Brown 12+

Reach

See this nail?’ Will nodded. ‘I keep it specially long’ - Perky stuck it into his ear and probed delicately - ‘for

cleaning small orifices.’ He removed it, now golden with wax, and rolled the haul into a ball. He held it up

between thumb and forefinger a moment. ‘A minuscule sun, a tiny luteous orb.’ He left it balanced on the pad of

his thumb.

Will grinned. ‘Behold! The great god Perky, plucking new solar systems from his ears.’ Perky gave Will an

appraising look. ‘And behold Will the bookworm, whose pupation is near its end.’

Will Clark thinks he’s a socially inept bookworm who just happens to enjoy cross-country running and taekwondo. But then his

mother returns after a five-year absence overseas, and he has his first full-contact taekwondo fight, and the gorgeous comic-reading

Conway Jones asks if she can be his maths tutor … Will must reassess himself, and his past, as he reaches towards a new future and

lets his dreams take flight.

June 2012 | 256pp | 198 x 128mm | Paperback | ISBN 9781869509569

Rights Held: World English; Translation – all languages

Deborah Burnside 12+

Yes

Flashcard: Determination.

Make that, flashcard: Friendship — Foolishness — Fear. Because they can all look the same to Marty.

M&M, as he’s known to his friends, might have trouble reading people, organising things or pleasing his father,

but he knows that when his mate Luke — Legless — attempts to involve him in another crazy venture, it’s futile

to resist.

This time it’s the Young Enterprise Scheme. Luke believes it will make them rich and popular — and along the way will capture the

heart of his elusive love. Marty wonders if it should be, flashcard: Madness. Reluctantly, Marty says YES. And what comes next is a

whole lot bigger and weirder than he could ever have imagined ...

A funny and moving insight into the quirky world of living with low-level autism.

December 2011 | 272pp | 198 x 128mm | Paperback | ISBN 9781869509255

Rights Held: World English; Translation – all languages

Deborah Burnside’s first novel, On a Good Day (2004) was listed as a 2005 Storylines Notable Young Adult Fiction Book. She has also

written junior fiction; her first junior novel, Night Hunting, was listed as a 2009 Storylines Notable Junior Fiction Book.

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Ken Catran 13+

Earth Dragon, Fire Hare

This savage bright land pressed upon his artist soul and made him surge with excitement. The more so that he

had a rifle, and that he was ready to kill, and that out there, amongst all the beauty, were others who would kill

him.

New Zealand’s forgotten war, fought in the deep green jungles of Malaya. In 1948 Britain and her allies are pitted

against Communist terrorists in a struggle for freedom. On opposing sides are Peter Hayes, a young Kiwi soldier,

and Ng, a dedicated guerrilla. They are enemies, but, as the bitter conflict deepens, both will ask questions. Who

fights for freedom? Who is the oppressor?

And then a chance horoscope links them … to meet in battle. Destiny also decrees that Peter and Ng will become unlikely comrades.

But in this treacherous and bloody war, nothing is as it seems - not even trust. The path to honour and the search for peace promise

to be hard-fought and come at the highest cost. Earth Dragon, Fire Hare is the ultimate tale of war.

June 2012 | 272pp | 210 x 135mm | Paperback | ISBN 9781869509415

Rights Held: World English; Translation – all languages

Ken Catran is an award-winning author of young adult fiction and fantasy, whose works have been adapted for television. With

dozens of titles to his name, he is a highly respected contributor to the Storylines Writers in Schools program, and has enthralled

countless young readers and writers.

In this thrilling YA novel, Lisa Forrest has created a fantasy adventure around the

myth of the Cirkulatti, circus performers with extraordinary gifts.

Lisa Forrest 13+

Inheritance

Cirkulatti: a person descended from circus performers of the ancient world, rumoured to have supernatural

gifts...

Tallulah has always known she was different. She can communicate without speaking, a secret she shares only with her childhood

nanny, Irena, who warns Tallulah that gifts like hers are not always welcome.

When Tallulah begins training at the prestigious Cirque d’Avenir school, it soon becomes clear the troupe is not all that it seems. As

Tallulah is drawn deeper into a world of dark, ancient powers and centuries-old greed, she must call on the skills Irena taught her

-- and on the protection of the mysterious cuff Irena gave her for safekeeping.

But what is the secret of the power the cuff holds? And why are men willing to die to possess it? Tallulah always knew her gift was

dangerous … But will it stop her from accepting her true inheritance?

April 2013 | 384pp | 208 x 143mm | Paperback | ISBN 9780733328923

Rights Held: World English; Translation – all languages

Lisa Forrest is an Olympic swimming champion, successful author, media host and actor. Lisa was just fourteen when she burst onto

the international swimming scene in 1978. She won the hearts of the Australian public when, with a 10,000 watt smile and a ton of

personality, she participated in numerous international competitions. At 16, Lisa captained the Australian swimming team at the

1980 Moscow Olympics.

Today, Lisa is one of Australia’s most popular media figures. She has written three books for children and in 2008, Lisa published

BOYCOTT the story behind Australia’s controversial involvement in the 1980 Moscow Olympics.

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YOUNG ADULT

Tara Eglington 12+

How to Keep a Boy from Kissing You

Sweet sixteen and never been kissed - and that’s the way Aurora Skye wants it to be. She’s too busy finding Potential

Princes for her two best friends, counseling her sensitive New Age dad and dealing with the unexpected return

of her long-absent mum. But always in the background there’s Hayden Paris, the boy next door, the bane of

Aurora’s life. Smart, funny, and always around to see her at her worst, he ‘gets’ her like no-one else … and that’s

what makes him so infuriating.

When Aurora and Hayden are coerced into the lead roles in the school production of Much Ado About Nothing,

things can only get worse. How is Aurora going to save her first kiss for the secret admirer who wooed her with poetry and a

spectacular bunch of flowers on Valentine’s Day if she doesn’t know who he is and she’s obligated to lock lips with Hayden in the play’s

final dramatic clinch?

From talented debut YA author Tara Eglington, this is a page-turning, funny and delicious romp of a book that both kissing and nonkissing

teenage girls will adore.

February 2013 | 400pp | 129 x 198mm | Paperback | ISBN 9780732295172

Rights Held: World English; Translation – all languages.

Rights Sold: Portuguese/Brazil (Editora Fundamento)

YOUNG ADULT

Tara Eglington 12+

How to Convince a Boy to Kiss You

The course of true love never did run smooth. For a girl who shares her name with a princess (a.k.a Aurora from

Sleeping Beauty) Aurora Skye’s life seem fathoms away from a fairytale. Sure, she’s landed Hayden Paris, Potential

Prince extraordinaire. And she got her wish -- one first kiss with all the knee-trembling, butterfly-inducing

gloriousness she’d hoped for.

But Aurora’s learning that a kiss is just the beginning of a story.

Instead of being the truly transcendent, utterly epic follow up it should be, her second attempt at kissing has literally landed Hayden

Paris in the emergency room. If that’s not mortifying enough, the whole school is now referring to her as ‘Lethal Lips’.

Meanwhile it’s all systems go for her best friend Cassie - she and Potential Prince Scott are totally loved up and can’t stop kissing.

Jelena (Jefferson High’s answer to Helen of Troy) has moved on from the heinous betrayal by Bad Boy Alex West and has unleashed

her plan to rule the world by running for School Captain. Problem is Alex is running too and Jelena’s pulling out all the stops to

prevent him from stealing her rightful place as ruler of Jefferson High - including offering Aurora’s Find a Prince/Princess Program

as one of her campaign initiatives.

How is Aurora going to prove her program is foolproof and help Jelena win the election when her matchmaking manoeuvres seem

to be throwing all the wrong people together - including the NAD and the hippy-dippy Ms Deforest -- and she can’t even convince

Hayden to kiss her?

November 2013 | Paperback | ISBN 9780732295189

Rights Held: World English; Translation – all languages

Rights Sold: Portuguese/Brazil (Editora Fundamento)

Tara Eglington grew up in Byron Bay, NSW. Like Aurora, Tara was brought up by a real-life NAD (New Age Dad) although thankfully,

he never dated her interpretive dance teacher. Surrounded by crystals, chakras and sound-based healing, Tara’s only option for teen

rebellion was to complete a non-arts degree and move to Sydney for a ‘normal’ career. She ended up following a creative pursuit

anyway and wrote freelance stories for the Bridal industry, risking life and limb at Wedding Expos as she battled bridezilla’s for free

champagne tastings, all in the name of delivering a good story.

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Rose Foster 14+

The Industry

Kirra Hayward is an ordinary sixteen year old - smarter than most, but otherwise completely anonymous. When

she stumbles across an unusual puzzle on the internet and manages to solve it, she has no idea of what she’s

letting herself in for.

Kidnapped by a shadowy organisation known only as The Industry, Kirra soon discovers how valuable her codebreaking

skills are. And when she stubbornly refuses to help them, they decide to break her … by any means at

their disposal.

Kirra knows that to protect herself, she must trust no one, not even her fellow prisoner, Milo. But as time goes by she realises he might

be the only person she can rely on …

Compulsive and page-turning, The Industry is the first in a new series from talented debut author Rose Foster.

‘The Industry, Rose Foster’s amazing, heart-pounding thrill-ride, will have you panting for a sequel.’

- Michael Grant, international bestselling author of the Gone series

April 2012 | 320pp | 198 x 132mm | Paperback | ISBN 9780732293307

Rights Held: World English; Translation – all languages

Rose Foster 14+

The Estate

Safely ensconced in Vlaclav’s training school, set on his estate near Vienna, Kirra must come to grips with her

place in the world. The trainees are divided into Analysts and Retrievers. Desmond wants Kirra to be an analyst,

as he thinks it’ll be less dangerous for her to decode the Spencer code and produce information for other agents

to use. The retrievers are required to collect people or items of value and return them to their owners or families.

As Kirra knows, this can get you shot.

As the new kid, Kirra undergoes an assortment of practical jokes, some irritating, others verging on the

dangerous. She makes new acquaintances, not all of them friendly. Flo, in particular, seems to have an axe to grind. Kirra learns that

Flo has a long history with Vaclav and the Estate -- she was one of the first to be chosen for training and resents Kirra as the new star.

When Kirra discovers she has been selected by Vaclav to be a Retriever, strange things begin to happen to her. She visits Aurelie, a

former operative who has been made redundant, to learn languages, and also finds out quite a bit about the way the Estate works.

She also learns that she’s not the first to have the rare ability to crack the Spencer code. Josephine Shaw, her mysterious predecessor

has vanished…

February 2014 | 320pp | 198 x 128mm | Paperback | ISBN 9780732293314

Rights Held: World English; Translation – all languages

Jackie French 10+

The Girl from Snowy River

The year is 1919. Thirty years have passed since the man from Snowy River made his famous ride. But World

War I still casts its shadow across a valley in the heart of Australia, particularly for orphaned seventeen-year-old

Flinty McAlpine, who lost a brother when the Snowy River men marched away to war.

Why has the man Flinty loves returned from the war so changed and distant? Why has her brother Andy ‘gone

with cattle’, leaving Flinty in charge of their younger brother and sister and with the threat of eviction from the

farm she loves so dearly?

A brumby muster held under the watchful eye of the legendary Clancy of the Overflow offers hope. Now Flinty must ride to save her

farm, her family and the valley she loves.

Set among the landscapes of the great poems of Australia, this book is a love song to the Snowy Mountains and a tribute to Australia’s

poets who immortalised so much of our land. The Girl from Snowy River combines passion, heartbreak, history and an enduring love

and rich understanding of our land. It continues the grand saga that began with A Waltz for Matilda.

December 2012 | 352pp | 200 x 130mm | Paperback | ISBN 9780732293109

Rights Held: World English; Translation – all languages

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Jackie French 10+

Refuge

Refuge centres around a 14-year-old male Afghan who spent much of his life in Pakistan refugee camps before

making the voyage from Indonesia to Australia. As the boat crashes against the rocks of Christmas Island he

loses consciousness and awakes to find himself in the life he has always dreamed of in Australia, but with no

memory of how he got there: not unusual, says his doctor father. AS it is the school holidays he becomes one of a

gang of kids who roam the beach, led by an older boy, although he slowly realises that the true power is wielded

by ten year old Susanna - who has been ten years old for twenty years.

Each of the children in the gang has come to Australia as a place of hope or refuge and they represent the times and places of

Australia’s greatest migrations. Their life is everything they have dreamed of, from the wonderful House of Women for Chinese

Tien Ling to Irish Dairmid’s farm, Luis’s fishing boat, the library that goes on forever, and the musical concerts for German David

Goldberg.

Slowly our Afghan boy realises that each day he can make the choice: to stay in the dream or walk through the door on the beach, or

to go back to the sea and the rocks and accept real life instead.

August 2013 | 224pp | 198 x 128mm | Paperback | ISBN 9780732296179

Rights Held: World English; Translation – all languages

Winner CBCA 2012 - Young Readers Book of the Year

Jackie French 12+

Nanberry: Black Brother White

The amazing story of Australia’s first surgeon and the boy he adopted.

Two brothers -- one black, one white -- and a colony at the end of the world

It’s 1789, and as the new colony in Sydney Cove is established, Surgeon John White defies convention and adopts

Nanberry, an Aboriginal boy, to raise as his son. Nanberry is clever and uses his unique gifts as an interpreter to

bridge the two worlds he lives in. With his white brother, Andrew, he witnesses the struggles of the colonists to keep their precarious

grip on a hostile wilderness. And yet he is haunted by the memories of the Cadigal warriors who will one day come to claim him as

one of their own.

This true story follows the brothers as they make their way in the world -- one as a sailor, serving in the Royal Navy, the other a hero

of the Battle of Waterloo. No less incredible is the enduring love between the gentleman surgeon and the convict girl who was saved

from the death penalty and became a great lady in her own right.

August 2011 | 320pp | 196 x 130mm | Paperback | ISBN 9780732290221

Rights Held: World English; ANZ, Translation – all languages

2012 CBCA Notable Book

Kelly Gardiner 12+

Act of Faith

England, 1640. Sixteen-year-old Isabella is forced to flee her home when her father’s radical ideas lead him into

a suicidal stand against Oliver Cromwell’s army. Taking refuge in Amsterdam and desperate to find a means to

survive, Isabella finds work with an elderly printer, Master de Aquila, and his enigmatic young assistant, Willem.

When Master de Aquila travels to Venice to find a publisher brave enough to print his daring new book, Isabella

accompanies him and discovers a world of possibility — where women work alongside men as equal partners,

and where books and beliefs are treasured.

But in a continent torn apart by religious intolerance, constant danger lurks for those who don’t watch their words. And when the

agents of the Spanish Inquisition kidnap de Aquila to stop him printing his book, Isabella and Willem become reluctant allies in a

daring chase across Europe to rescue him from certain death.

July 2011 | 240pp | 209 x 137mm | Paperback | ISBN 9780732292805

Rights Held: World English; Translation – all languages

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Kelly Gardiner 12+

The Sultan’s Eyes

It’s 1648, and Isabella has made a home for herself in Venice, safe from the clutches of the Inquisition. She, her

friend Willem, and their mentor, the irascible Signora Contarini, work together as printers and publishers. Their

publishing house is famous throughout Europe for one title: The Sum of All Knowledge, a revolutionary book of

history and philosophy that has brought them - yet again - to the attention of the authorities.

Then Isabella’s nemesis, Fra Clement, is appointed Inquisitor in Venice, and vows to stamp out heretical printing.

Isabella knows she will no longer be safe in the city, and, guided by their learned cartographer Al-Qasim, the

three friends make their escape to the one place they feel sure Fra Clement will never follow: the fabled city of Constantinople, now

ruled by the Ottoman Empire. They are greeted as esteemed guests, in a city where beautiful books are still written and illustrated by

hand, and mechanised printing is frowned upon. Isabella quickly becomes friends with the boy king and his elder sister, Ayşe, and

acts as Mehmet’s eyes: she reads to him and teaches them both the languages of antiquity and of Europe. Engrossed in her duties,

she doesn’t at first notice that Willem is besotted with a young slave girl called Suraiya - or that Signora Contarini and Al-Qasim are

involved in an underground movement to bring the printing press to the Ottoman Empire.

August 2013 | 224pp | Paperback | ISBN 9780732294809

Rights Held: World English; Translation – all languages

David Hair 13+

The Bone Tiki

Matiu Douglas has a bone tiki he stole from a tangi. His father’s important new client wants it. Badly. And he has

some very nasty friends. When Mat is forced to flee for his life, an unexpected meeting with a girl called Pania

sets his world spinning. Suddenly he’s running through the bush with a girl-clown, a dog who is way too human,

and a long-dead warrior. Fearful creatures from legend are rising up around him, and Mat faces a terrifying

ordeal.

And there is nowhere left to hide . . . not even in another world.

A breathtaking adventure set in two parallel New Zealands, from exciting new author David Hair.

May 2009 | 304pp | 198 x 128 | Paperback | ISBN 9781869507343

Rights Held: World English; Translation – all languages

Originally from Hawke’s Bay, the setting for his award-winning first novel, The Bone Tiki, David Hair now lives in Wellington. He has

recently spent three years living in India, while studying for a degree in financial planning.

David Hair 13+

The Taniwha’s Tear

When Matiu Douglas and his friends defeated Puarata, the tohunga makutu, they thought they’d won the war.

Instead they started one. Now his warlocks are fighting for supremacy in a violent struggle spreading across the

magical land of Aotearoa and into our world. The outcome will be determined by the taniwha Mat has promised

to save.

But Mat is about to discover no-one can be trusted when your enemies have already mastered powers he has

barely begun to learn. Can loyalty and friendship prevail over centuries-old evil?

May 2010 | 368pp | 198 x 128 | Paperback | ISBN 9781869508265

Rights Held: World English; Translation – all languages

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David Hair 13+

The Lost Tohunga

It is a year since Matui Douglas and his friends slew Puarata, the tohunga makutu, and nine months since they

rescued the taniwha in Lake Waikaremoana. Life has settled into a normal routine, although Mat is training

every school holidays in Taupo, with Aethyln Jones, refining his magical and martial skills. He is also in mental

contact with Ngatoro-i-rangi. The legendary tohunga is imprisoned somewhere in Aotearoa, the Ghost World,

where war continues among the warlocks who served Puarata. It has become a covert war of bitter intrigue and

chilling murders, as they seek the elusive power Puarata used to gain pre-eminence, Te Iho, The Heart.

The first of the warlocks to find Te Iho will assume Puarata’s bloody korowhai and dominate Aotearoa. They are closing in. Mat’s next

visit to Taupo will see him drawn once more into the fray. When Jones is attacked and a fellow protégé kidnapped, Mat finds himself

once more on the tail of the warlocks, on a path leading to Te Iho. Handguns and flintlocks, technology and magic, modern teens and

mythological beings, all collide in this thrilling young adult fantasy novel from the writer who defines the new genre of Maori Gothic.

‘Hair deftly mixes Maori legend with the world of computers and cars, to produce a story with a strong New Zealand stamp that

will also appeal to readers around the world … The action comes fast and furious.’ - Manawatu Standard

June 2011 | 368pp | 198 x 128 | Paperback | ISBN 9781869508272s

Rights Held: World English; Translation – all languages

David Hair 13+

Justice and Utu

Justice is not enough. Aotearoa demands utu.

Matiu Douglas is used to his father Tama’s job as a defence lawyer creating stress, but when Tama takes on a case

in magical Aotearoa - the defence of Mat’s old enemy Donna Kyle - family tensions run high. But that is only the

13+beginning of Mat’s worries. A jail-break becomes a man-hunt, and strange new alliances must be forged if

justice is to be served.

May 2012 | 320pp | 198 x 128 | Paperback | ISBN 9781869509316

Rights Held: World English; Translation – all languages

David Hair 13+

Ghosts of Parihaka

They say the past is another country. Some people can go there.

It hasn’t been an easy time for Matiu Douglas, magical adept. One of his friends is now a ghost, his enemies

have stolen the Treaty of Waitangi, he can’t date the girl he really likes and he keeps getting unwanted marriage

proposals from a dangerous, centuries-old tohunga’s daughter.

But when his best friend, Riki, is snatched into the ghost-world of Aotearoa during a school trip, Mat has to put

all his other worries aside and act fast.

For Riki vanished at Parihaka, scene of one of the darkest acts from New Zealand’s colonial past, and in Aotearoa such places are

deadly dangerous.

April 2013 | 304pp | 198 x 128 | Paperback | ISBN 9781869509323

Rights Held: World English; Translation – all languages

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Rosanne Hawke 12+

Mountain Wolf

Razaq Nadeem lives in the tribal area of Kala Dhaka, known as Black Mountain, in Pakistan. When an earthquake

strikes the area, and his family is lost, Razaq is told by his dying father to flee to Rawalpindi, where his uncle

Kamil lives.In the aftermath of the quake, all is chaos. Razaq attends a school set up by aid workers for the

homeless, learns some English and helps with the younger boys.

But danger is around every corner. Razaq is sold into slavery by a man preying on orphans in the area and,

desperate to escape the virtual imprisonment of washing dishes in a teashop for no wages, he heads for the

streets, only to be betrayed and returned. Razaq’s unusual and exotic looks attract the attention of a customer at the teashop, with

disastrous results. Sold once more, he must watch as Tahira, a girl he becomes fond of is sold to a rich man. Razaq and Tahira meet

again, but despair of their fate as they grow older. A way out is eventually offered by Majeed, a social worker, but only after a hairraising

escape.

From the author of Marrying Ameera comes another powerful and confronting book that deals with social justice for disenfranchised

young people who have no voice or power as they bartered and sold for sex.

May 2012 | 224pp | 197 x 130mm | Paperback | ISBN 9780732293871

Rights Held: World English; Translation – all languages

Rights Sold: North America (Enslow Publishers)

Jack Lasenby 13+

Calling the Gods

Thrown hard on the bottom boards, I stared up at distorted mouths, faces so red I could feel their heat. They

stank of rage and of something else; several frothed at the mouth; their howls drowned the clatter and shriek of

gulls swerving and tilting above the mast.

Banishment is the cruellest punishment, and Selene is being driven out unjustly by her own people. Set in a

New Zealand both recognisable and strangely different, Calling the Gods is a novel for older readers, a story

of violence, love, and courage, of leadership and betrayal, of the extraordinary human ability to adapt and survive; a tale of a young

woman’s heroic persistence against impossible odds.

December 2011 | 304pp | 210 x 135mm | Paperback | ISBN 9781869509484

Rights Held: World English; Translation – all languages

Jack Lasenby is an award-winning writer who has been writing books for children and young adults for over 35 years. His latest

books, Old Drumble and The Haystack, were, respectively, winner of and finalist for the NZ Post Junior Fiction Award.

Rebecca Lim 13+

Mercy

Mercy ‘wakes’ on a school bus bound for Paradise, a small town where everyone knows everyone else’s business

— or thinks they do. But they will never guess the secret Mercy is hiding ...

As an angel exiled from heaven and doomed to return repeatedly to Earth, Mercy is never sure whose life and

body she will share each time. And her mind is filled with the desperate pleas of her beloved, Luc, who can only

approach her in her dreams.

In Paradise, Mercy meets Ryan, whose sister was kidnapped two years ago and is now presumed dead. When another girl disappears,

Mercy and Ryan know they must act before time runs out. But a host of angels are out for Mercy’s blood and they won’t rest until they

find her and punish her — for a crime she doesn’t remember committing ...

An electric combination of angels, mystery and romance, Mercy is the first book in a major new series.

November 2010 | 288pp | 208 x 139mm | Paperback | ISBN 9780732291990

Rights Held: Translation - all languages

Rights Sold: North American (Disney Hyperion), UK (HarperCollins UK), Germany (Ravensburger

Tashenbuch), Brazil (Editora Fundamento), Turkey (Koleksiyon Yayineni)

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Exile

Mercy’s search continues ...

All Mercy knows is that she is an angel; exiled from heaven for a crime she can’t remember committing. So when

she ‘wakes’ inside the body and life of eighteen-year-old Lela Neill, Mercy has only limited recall of her past life.

Her strongest memories are of Ryan, the mortal boy who’d begun to fall for her— and her for him. Lela’s life is

divided between caring for her terminally ill mother and her work as a waitress at the Green Lantern, a busy city

cafe frequented by suits, cab drivers, strippers, backpackers and the homeless, and Mercy quickly falls into the

rhythm of this new life.

But when Mercy’s beloved, Luc, reappears in her dreams, she begins to awaken to glimpses of her true nature and her true feelings for

Ryan. How can she know that her attempts to contact Ryan will have explosive consequences? Meanwhile, ‘the Eight’ - responsible

for her banishment - hover near, determined to keep Mercy and Luc apart, forever …

May 2011 | 304pp | 209 x 136mm | Paperback | ISBN 9780732292003

Rights Held: Translation - all languages

Rights Sold: North American (Disney Hyperion), UK (HarperCollins UK), Germany (Ravensburger

Tashenbuch), Brazil (Editora Fundamento), Turkey (Koleksiyon Yayineni)

Rebecca Lim 13+

Muse

An angel in exile, caught between lives … and loves.

Mercy is an angel, exiled from heaven, and when she wakes in the body of nineteen-year-old Irina, Mercy

discovers that she’s one of the world’s most infamous supermodels on the verge of a very public breakdown.

Against the glamorous background of Milan’s opulent fashion world, Mercy continues her increasingly desperate

search for Ryan Daley, the mortal boy she remembers falling for in a past life. But this time, Mercy’s memories

and powers are growing ever stronger - and she begins to doubt the pleas of her dream lover, Luc, as more of her mysterious past is

revealed. Are Luc’s desires as selfless as her own or does he want her for a more terrifying purpose?

The grand scale celestial battle for Mercy’s soul builds to an incredible stormy crescendo as archangels and demons clash in a

cataclysmic showdown that not all will survive …

November 2011 | 368pp | 210 x 136mm | Paperback | ISBN 9780732292010

Rights Held: Translation - all languages

Rights Sold: North American (Disney Hyperion), UK (HarperCollins UK), Germany (Ravensburger

Tashenbuch)

Rebecca Lim 13+

Fury

Heartbreak. Vengeance. Fury.

Mercy is an exiled angel cast down to earth and forced to live out thousands of different lives for her own

protection. Betrayed by her eternal love, Luc, Mercy burns with fury. The time of reckoning is here and now she

must wage open war with Luc and his demons. Ryan’s love for Mercy is more powerful than ever, but loving an

angel is mortally dangerous. As their two worlds collide, Mercy approaches her ultimate breathtaking choice.

Hell hath no fury like Mercy ...

May 2012 | 384pp | 207 x 135mm | Paperback | ISBN 9780732292027

Rights Held: Translation - all languages

Rights Sold: North American (Disney Hyperion), UK (HarperCollins UK), Germany (Ravensburger

Tashenbuch)

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Dannielle Miller 13+

Heart to Heart

From the author of The Butterfly Effect and The Girl With The Butterfly Tattoo comes a modern-day handbook for girls on how they

can best navigate their (increasingly complex) relationships with boys.

Preliminary discussions that the author has had with teen boys also indicate they think girls don’t really understand them and that

the media in particular portrays them as either an uncaring player or as a’metrosexual Bieberish’ kind of guy.

Love Him or Leave Him? will be similar in style and tone to Dannielle’s other books. It will combine solid research and practical

advice with humour and anecdotes gathered through the many conversations Danni has with teens.

February 2014 | 224pp | 198 x 128mm | Paperback | ISBN 9780732296469

Rights Held: World English; Translation – all languages

Dannielle Miller has strong working relationships with hundreds of private and public schools in Australia and New Zealand and

Singapore. Enlighten Australia has an initiative called Project Respect that targets 5000 girls in Years 7 - 10 from government,

Catholic and independent schools, and 10 schools are on board. The project responds to curriculum requirements and its evaluation

will be supervised by Professor Catherine Lumby.

YOUNG ADULT

Felicity Pulman 13+

A Ring Through Time

Alice Bennett has moved to Norfolk Island with her family who are descended from John Bennett, last

commandant of the Second Settlement of the penal colony that was established on the island in the 19th century.

John Bennett was a particularly brutal commandant and Allie comes up against long-standing resentment from

some of her classmates when she attempts to vindicate him in a history class. Angriest of all is Noah, who

is descended from Padraic O’Brien, one of the more outspoken of the convicts. Allie starts to sense her own

connection with her past and when she is babysitting for the family who now occupy Government House she

discovers a diary and realises she has uncovered a tragic story.

The story is of Alice Bennett, daughter of the infamous John, who was notorious for the ill-treatment of the convicts under his

command. Alice encounters Finn O’Brien, who is a political prisoner, a gifted musician and possessor of a pair of blue eyes that

immediately entrance Alice. They pursue a doomed romance, and tragedy strikes. Alice’s father has been spying on her, and in a

preemptive move, orders Finn to be hanged. Alice’s diary ends abruptly, as she sends her younger sister Susannah to ‘go on to dinner

without her’.

Determined to find out what happened to her ancestress, Allie asks a friend in Sydney to see if Alice can be traced. The friend

discovers a letter from Susannah, Alice’s sister, to their brother William, explaining what has happened - that Alice, inconsolable at

the loss of Finn, has walked into the sea and disappeared. After the colony is closed up, Susannah goes to Hobart and marries, and

William becomes the ancestor of Allie’s family.

In two minds whether to show Alice’s diary to anyone, in the end Allie shows it to Noah, and then to her classmates, in the interests

of revealing the truth, and resulting from this, their own developing relationship. Noah, too, has a secret - it seems Finn and Paddy

were forgers, not political prisoners. Allie and Noah, having come to terms with their historical background, are balancing past with

present, and moving towards their future.

March 2013 | 304pp , 210 x 135mm | Paperback | ISBN 9780732294885

Rights Held: World English; Translation – all languages

Felicity Pulman is the award-winning and widely published author of numerous short stories, articles and novels for children and

Y/A, including The Janna Mysteries (Random House). She has many years experience talking to students or adults about researching

and writing her books as well as conducting workshops in a wide variety of genres including writing fantasy, crime and historical

fiction. Hearts in Chains was begun during her May Gibbs Fellowship residence in Adelaide in 2010.

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Jessica Shirvington 12+

Between the Lives

THE PERFECT LIFE OR THE PERFECT LOVE. YOU CHOOSE.

For as long as she can remember, Sabine has lived two lives. Every 24 hours she Shifts to her ‘other’ life - a life

where she is exactly the same, but absolutely everything else is different: different family, different friends, different social expectations.

In one life she has a sister, in the other she does not. In one life she’s a straight-A student with the perfect boyfriend, in the other she’s

considered a reckless delinquent. Nothing about her situation has ever changed, until the day when she discovers a glitch: the arm

she breaks in one life is perfectly fine in the other.

With this new knowledge, Sabine begins a series of increasingly risky experiments which bring her dangerously close to the life she’s

always wanted... But just what - and who - is she really risking?

May 2013 | 336pp | 234 x 153mm | Paperback | ISBN 9780732296261

Rights Held: World English; Translation - all languages ex German

Rights Sold: US (Walker Teen, Bloomsbury), UK (Orchard, Hachette)

Picture Book

Jessica Shirvington 12+

Disruption

Pheromones may have stopped the world in its tracks.

But nothing, and no one, is going to stand in Maggie’s way.

Especially Quentin Mercer.

Originally M-chips were implanted solely for identification and GPS-tracking purposes. But when you stick a

piece of intelligent technology into every living person, upgrades are inevitable…

It’s nine years since M-chips became law and every man, woman and child began wearing the obligatory M-band around their

wrist. Eight years since the highest rate of divorce ever recorded and the discovery that M-chips could communicate with human

pheromones via something called Phera-tech. Seven years since M-band applications and accessories became ‘must-haves’. Three

years since Maggie’s father spontaneously rated as a ‘negative’ and was taken from them. And almost two years since Maggie made

her choice and put her plan into action.

Ever since M-chips started tapping into human pheromones and spewing out reaction data, M-Corp has become the new superpower.

Why trust your heart when all you have to do is come within a two-metre radius of another person to record a compatibility rating?

Everything from business dealings to lust matches and long-term relationships – the M-band delivers decisive ratings for it all. And

then there’s the relationship ultimate – the ‘true-match’: a rare occurrence and the new measure of wealth, power and fame. And

the negatives: known as ‘negs’, they are the unwanted percentage of the population who, for some unknown reason, rate negative

with every single person with whom they cross paths. Identified as the ‘pollution’ of society, they are immediately removed for

‘rehabilitation’. But negs aren’t going to rehab farms. Not even close.

Recently eighteen, Maggie has been scheduled for her M-band upgrade to include Phera-tech. Even if you don’t plan to use the tech,

everyone is tested at age eighteen, just in case you’re a neg. And everything Maggie has done over the past two years has been to

ensure she’ll be in the same upgrade room as Quentin Mercer, heir to the Mercer Corporation, soon to be her personal access card

to all things M-Corp.

March 2014 | 234 x 153mm | Paperback | ISBN 9780732296285

Rights Held: World English; Translation - all languages ex German

Jessica Shirvington lives in Sydney with her husband of ten years, FOXTEL presenter and former Olympic sprinter Matt

Shirvington, and their two daughters. She has previously founded and run a coffee distribution company, Stella Imports, in

London, and been involved in managing the restaurants Fuel Bistro, Tow Bar and MG Garage in Sydney. She is currently a full-time

mum, author and co-director in the company MPS Investments Pty Ltd.

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R.L. Stedman 12+

A Necklace of Souls

In a hidden kingdom a mysterious Guardian protects her people with the help of a magical necklace. But evil

forces are also seeking the power of the necklace, and as the Guardian grows weaker these forces threaten to

destroy the kingdom. With the help of her best friend, Will, and the enigmatic N’tombe, Dana, the rightful heir,

must claim the power of the necklace and save her people. But the necklace takes a terrible toll on whoever wears

it - a toll that Dana may not be prepared to face.

April 2013 | 368pp | 198 x 128mm | Paperback | ISBN 9781775540069

Rights Held: World English; Translation – all languages

A physiotherapist by training, R L Stedman lives in Otago and works for the Ministry of Health. Her work has been published in a

number of e-zines and in The New Zealand School Journal. A Necklace of Souls is the winner of the Tessa Duder prize for 2012 and

is her first novel.

YOUNG ADULT

Leonie Thorpe 12+

How to Sell Toothpaste

Dom’s dad is an award-winning creative in an ad firm, with possibly his greater success being his ability to look

younger — and way, way cooler — than his 18-year-old son. Annoyed that his dad has beaten him to the stud

earring, the bicep tatt, the cute girl in the café, and the cool wardrobe, Dom decides to take on his dad on his

own turf — an ad campaign. How hard can it be? It’s only selling rubbish to losers, after all. How hard can it be?

Try getting creative over toothpaste!

September 2012 | 272pp | 210 x 135mm | Paperback | ISBN 9781869509422

Rights Held: World English; Translation – all languages

Critically acclaimed junior novelist Leonie Thorpe brings her trademark humour into the YA fiction market in this sassy, wacky novel.

YOUNG ADULT

Gabrielle Tozer 12+

The Intern (working title)

Seventeen-year-old Josie is studying journalism and ends up at Sash magazine to do an internship. Although

she has little enthusiasm for fashion - constantly relying on her fifteen-year-old sister to provide advice - and

wants to be a serious journalist, Josie has little choice. It’s Sash or the local cat fancier’s magazine.

Once there, Josie comes to grips with the fact that the fashion industry isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Her first

day finishes with a load of bikinis to launder, and she has to contend with her fellow interns and the editor,

Rae, who is in charge and arbitrary - one day Josie’s her hot new favourite, the next, who knows?

Josie also has to get used to living in the city and sharing a small flat with her cousin Tim, and his hotter-than-hot flatmate James, is

also an education. Things come to a head when Josie manages to connect with Billy, a troubled rock star, but a disastrous episode at

a nightclub and the fallout on social media that ensues causes Josie to wake up and see the real person behind his glamorous front.

But the fallout of a catastrophic meeting between Josie and Billy’s girlfriend ends Josie’s internship.

Back home, she starts to wonder if she’ll ever get a journalistic break. And when it does come, it’s from an unexpected source, as Sash

is folding, but a new online magazine is being started and she is invited to join the team.

February 2014 | 336pp | 198 x 128mm | Paperback | ISBN 9780732297053

Rights Held: World English; Translation – all languages

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What do you read if you’re too young for Jane Austen, but

you love great stories and sweet romance?

Jane Austen’s little sister!

Jenna Austen 9+

The Romance Diaries – Ruby

Ruby is worried that her friends keep making the same mistakes when it comes to romance. Then she develops

a theory: most girls go for either a ‘Jane Austen’ guy (funny, sweet, caring) or a ‘Jane Eyre’ guy (dark, brooding,

serious) -- when really they should be dating the exact opposite!

But when Ruby puts her theory into practice, the results don’t exactly go to plan ... And if she’s so smart about love, how come she

can’t figure out who’s been sending her all the flirty emails and flowers?

January 2013 | 192pp | 197 x 130mm | Paperback | ISBN 9780733331527

Rights Held: World English

Sophie Masson was born in Indonesia of French parents and was brought up mainly in Australia. A bilingual French and English

speaker, she has a master’s degree in French and English literature. Sophie is the prolific author of numerous young adult fantasy

novels as well as several adult novels. She lives in Armidale, New South Wales, with her husband and children.

Jenna Austen 9+

The Romance Diaries – Stella

Written in Diary format, this is a completely fresh take on the themes in Jane Austen’s classic Pride and Prejudice.

From the outside, Stella has it all. She’s inherited her mum’s multi-million dollar empire, Fletcher Media, she gets

to hang out on fashion shoots and lunch with celebrities rather than go to school, and she has an army of servants

to cater to her every wish.

When Alex Dudek, the son of Polish immigrants, starts as an intern at Fletcher Media, he immediately takes

Stella for a spoilt rich arihead. And Stella thinks he’s nothing more thn a cold indie snob.

But when they’re forced to work together on a research project for Besties magazine, they can’t help but get to know each other a little

better... Could Alex have misjudged Stella? And will Stella let go of her pride long enough to admit she might have been wrong about

Alex?

August 2013 | 192pp | 198 x 128mm | Paperback | ISBN 9780733331534

Rights Held: World English

Jesse Blackadder 9-12

Stay: the last dog in Antarctica

Stay began her life as ‘Girl’, a fibreglass collection box for the Guide Dog Association, doomed to lead an

unexciting, if worthy existence in Hobart, until she is stolen by a penguin researcher nicknamed ‘Chills’ while

on leave from Antarctica. As the last living dogs who make up the husky teams are being sent home as a result of

new environmental laws, Chills decides to protest against this by using Girl as a mascot.

Renamed ‘Stay’, she survives a hazardous voyage by boat through the Southern Ocean to Davis Station. Once

there, she becomes a much-loved part of the Antarctic community, moving from base to base at the whim of

whoever steals her next, being photographed, and even tumbling down a crevasse.

During all of her adventures though, Stay also has to endure the hostility of the huskies, who can’t make out if she’s real or not. And

when it’s finally time for Stay to go home she decides to remain, and with the help of Nuts (the helicopter pilot who is, indeed, crazy)

and Kaboom, a friendly weather observer, finds a permanent home in Antarctica, where she still resides.

Based on a true story, Stay even has her own Facebook page where her many friends are active in posting photos and comments.

July 2013 | 208pp | 198 x 128mm | Paperback | ISBN 9780733331770

Rights Held: World English; Translation – all languages

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Jesse Blackadder 9-12

Paraku, The Desert Brumby

Eleven-year-old pony-mad Rachel and her veterinarian father Mike travel to Lake Gregory in the remote East

Kimberley in search of the fabled brumbies of Arabian descent. Mike has been employed by the Sheik of Dubai

to capture a dozen of the best brumbies to travel across the world to become endurance racehorses.

The young brumby stallion Paraku and his mare, Marran, live wild and free on the shores of Lake Gregory,

surviving in a harsh but beautiful landscape populated by an Aboriginal community, and surrounded by dingoes,

camels and birds. Although the horses are wild, they have ancient memories of living with humans and are

always curious about the ‘two-leggeds’. When Rachel sees Paraku she falls in love with his wildness and does everything in her power

to stop him being caught. But on the final day of the hunt, he slips past her and is captured, along with Marran. Her father promises

that she can keep Paraku, but the Sheik sends word that all the captured horses must be sent to Dubai. Faced with losing him for good,

Rachel begs her father to accompany him to Dubai and work in the Sheik’s stable.

Inspired by the real story of the Kimberley Brumbies that ended up in Dubai, Paraku is a journey from wilderness to captivity, across

countries and continents, about a girl and the wild horse that she loves.

January 2014 | 208pp | 198 x 128mm | Paperback | ISBN 9780733331794

Rights Held: World English; Translation – all languages

Susan Brocker 9-12

The Drover’s Quest

Rumour is flying around the west coast gold fields that Tom McGee has struck it rich and found a nugget of gold

as big as a man’s fist. So no one is surprised when next his campsite is found wrecked and abandoned. Men have

been killed for a lot less on the tough goldfields of 1860s New Zealand.

But one person is convinced Tom is not dead. His headstrong daughter, Charlotte.

Solving the mystery is not her first task, though. First, she must get to the coast. A skilful horse rider, she disguises

herself as a boy and joins a cattle drive across the Southern Alps. To survive the dangerous drive over Arthur’s Pass and to keep her

identity hidden from the vicious trail boss, she’ll need the help of her dog, her horse, and her father’s friend, Tama. She knows she can

do it - she has to - but what will she find? And will her new American friend, Joseph, help or hinder her quest?

Charlie is in for the ride of her life - and the stakes couldn’t be higher.

July 2012 | 176pp | 198 x 128mm | Paperback | ISBN 9781869509071

Rights Held: World English; Translation – all languages

This is Susan Brocker’s fourth novel; following the bestselling Saving Sam and Dreams of Warriors. She also wrote the true story of

Anzac horses in Brave Bess and the ANZAC Horses. www.susanbrocker.com

Amy Brown 8-12

Jade and the Stray

It must be Fate. After a family tragedy, Jade Lennox has moved to tiny Flaxton to live with her grandfather. A

whole year in the middle of nowhere, and the future looks bleak.

Until, that is, she finds someone else who’s lonely and despairing - a pony under a death sentence. Jade can’t let

the black pony die. But what can she do? She has no money, no land for grazing, and doesn’t know the first thing

about looking after horses. What she does know is that she must save the stray. . .

August 2010 | 240pp | 198 x 128mm | Paperback | ISBN 9781869508425

Rights Held: World English; Translation – all languages

From age five to sixteen, Amy Brown belonged to Flaxmere Pony Club and competed in regional and national showjumping events.

An avid reader of pony fiction, when she left home she gave up riding and took up writing.

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Jade at the Champs

At last Jade can do what she has always dreamed about — ride her own pony!

In the second of the Pony Tales series, Jade Lennox faces a new challenge. Now that her dad is out of prison and

has a job in Flaxton, she can prepare her beloved pony, Pip, for the national Pony Club Champs. She’s made the

junior team, and her coach is Olympic gold medallist, Michaela Lewis. But when Pip develops laminitis, Jade

must ride Dorian, the exquisite but temperamental grey. Can they become a partnership in time? Will Pip ever

recover? And will saving another abused pony jeopardise her own chances of winning the championship? Jade

faces some tough decisions.

March 2011 | 256pp | 198 x 128mm| Paperback | ISBN 9781869508432

Rights Held: World English; Translation – all languages

Amy Brown 8-12

Jade and the Hunters

At the time, offering to take home the worst behaved pony at the Showjumping Champs seemed like a brave

decision. Now, back in Mr White’s paddock, too nervous to even mount her five-year-old monster, Taniwha,

Jade is feeling stupid.

‘Have you ever been hunting? It’s probably exactly what your feisty Kaimanawa boy needs.’ Two years older than

Jade, and home from boarding school, Zoe Death couldn’t be much more intimidating. But maybe she’s right?

Persuaded by her friends Becca and Laura, Jade spends the winter holidays on the Deaths’ sheep station. Is this the perfect opportunity

for Jade to recover her confidence and bond with Taniwha, or a dangerous mistake?

August 2011 | 224pp | 198 x 128mm | Paperback | ISBN 9781869509217

Rights Held: World English; Translation – all languages

Amy Brown 8-12

Jade’s Summer of Horses

Jade’s summer is not looking too good. She needs to find a new home for Pip, her beautiful old mare, and is

resigned to schooling troublesome Taniwha. Then she gets some good news.

Becca’s Aunt Flora, who has a riding school by the beach at Ocean Bay, is looking for a bombproof beginner’s

mount — namely, Pip! Better still, would Jade like to spend a few weeks helping out around the school and

learning about endurance riding? Of course.

To Jade, Samudra Riding School is heaven. Unfortunately, a property developer thinks so, too, and is determined to build luxury

beach houses on the horses’ land. Jade must find a way to save perfect Pip’s new home.

March 2012 | 256pp | 198 x 128mm | Paperback | ISBN 9781869509224

Rights Held: World English; Translation – all languages

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Jackie French 9-13

Dingo: The Dog Who Conquered a Continent

This critically acclaimed and best-selling Animal Stars series looks at history through the eyes of an animal.

All of Australia’s dingoes may be descended from one south-east Asian ‘rubbish dog’ who arrived here over 5,000

years ago. This is a story about the first dingo.

It is also the story of Loa, who heads off across the sea in his canoe when the girl he loves marries another. He

takes only his spears and a ‘rubbish dog’, one of the scavengers from around the camp to eat if he gets hungry, or

to throw to threatening sharks or crocodiles. But when a storm blows boy and dog out to sea, both must learn to survive in a strange

new world as partners - and even as friends.

From renowned author Jackie French comes a story about survival in our earliest times.

Praise for the Animal Stars series:

‘an irreverent and informative charmer’ Sunday Age

‘This exciting story of adventure and survival against the odds with likeable main characters has greater power than text books to

spark new interests and extend existing ones’ Viewpoint

‘What a delight to read this book! … I think this book could inspire much original history reading by young readers’ Book News

‘This is history brought to life for the young reader’ Reader’s Feast Book Guide

July 2012 | 176pp | 197 x 130mm | Paperback | ISBN 9780732293116

Rights Held: World English; Translation – all languages

Other titles in the series:

Middle Grade

The companion piece to the international bestseller Hitler’s Daughter,

Pennies for Hitler examines the life of a child during World War 2, from a

different perspective.

Jackie French 10+

Pennies for Hitler

It’s 1939, and for Georg, son of an English academic living in Germany, life is full of cream cakes and loving

parents. It is also a time when his teacher measures the pupils’ heads to see which of them have the most ‘Aryan’-

shaped heads. But when a university graduation ceremony turns into a pro-Nazi demonstration, Georg is

smuggled out of Germany to war-torn London and then across enemy seas to Australia where he must forget his past and who he is

in order to survive.

Hatred is contagious, but Georg finds that kindness can be, too.

June 2012 | 336pp | 198 x 129mm | Paperback | ISBN 9780732292096

Rights Held: World English; Translation – all languages

Jackie French is one of Australia’s most renowned and best-loved and respected children’s authors.

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Notable Award CBCA 2001, now a highly accaimed stage play by

Monkey Baa Theatre, and being adapted in 2013 for film,

short listed for WA Young Reader Award, Family Therapy Awards and WAYBRA

Award, highly commended for Children’s Literature Prize for Peace 2001,

runner up San Francisco Book Festival Award Children’s Category 2009

Susanne Gervay 8+

I am Jack

Endorsed by Life Education Australia, I am Jack addresses bullying in schools while remaining accessible and entertaining for younger

readers. Jack likes going to school. He enjoys learning new things. George Hamel calls Jack ‘Bum Head’. All the kids at school call

Jack ‘Bum Head’. Jack’s in Big trouble ... school is getting dangerous. Nobody seems to want to listen. Until one day.

March 2000 | 144pp | 207 x 151mm | Paperback | ISBN 9780207199059

Rights Held: UK, Translation

Rights Sold: series to US (Kane Miller), I Am Jack to Korea (Jinsun Publishing Co. Ltd.)

I Am Jack has been adapted for the theatre and is about to be adapted for the screen with a film script finished and a director and

producer attached.

Middle Grade

The Biennial Book Award for Children’s Literature,

Society of Women Writers 2005

Susanne Gervay 8+

Super Jack

Instead of having to contend with bullies, Jack must contend with his family in this sequel to the bestselling I

Am Jack.

It’s the school holidays and Mum announces to Jack and his annoying younger sister, Samantha, that they are all

going on a family holiday to the Gold Coast. And family means Nanna, sort-of-stepdad Rob, and his son, Leo, as well as Jack’s friend

Anna.

Families are made up in all sorts of ways nowadays and it takes this holiday for Jack and Leo to work out their differences and for Jack

to realise just how lucky he is to have such a great family.

August 2003 | 192pp | 207 x 147mm | Paperback | ISBN 9780207199189

Rights Held: UK, Translation

Rights Sold: series to US (Kane Miller), I Am Jack to Korea (Jinsun Publishing Co. Ltd.)

Middle Grade

Family Therapists’ Award 2011

Susanne Gervay 8+

Always Jack

Jack’s life is pretty good — he has brilliant friends, everyone loves his funny jokes and he’s a great inventor. But

things are getting complicated. Nanna’s older and wobblier, and why does his face now go red when he sees his

best friend Anna? And to top it off, Mum and Rob’s wedding seems to be taking over the world.

Something really scary has also happened to his mum and it’s going to take all of Jack’s courage to deal with it.

From the author of the bestselling I am Jack comes an insightful and inspiring book about the effect of cancer on families.

‘A powerful tool for providing comfort to children’ - an article about the book in The Sun Herald

October 2010 | 160pp | 127 x 198mm | Paperback | ISBN 9780732290207

Rights Held: UK, Translation

Rights Sold: series to US (Kane Miller), I Am Jack to Korea (Jinsun Publishing Co. Ltd.)

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Tricia Glensor 10+

Telling Lies

Set in 1942 in Occupied France, Telling Lies is the story of a 15-year-old girl, Simone, whose family are supporters

of the Resistance. Simone finds herself taking an active part in helping a New Zealand airman who has parachuted

out of his crippled RAF bomber near their farm. This tale of what it was like to live in Occupied France evokes the

varying moods of the times superbly: paranoia, fear, defiance, betrayal, split loyalties, nostalgia for simpler times,

hardship, quick thinking … Against this beautifully evoked backdrop of time and place - and consideration of

the issues that people of all ages had to face - is a thrilling adventure whose twists and turns hold you in thrall.

Patricia was inspired to write the book by a trip to France in 2008, when she met Monique Fillerin, the last surviving member of the

legendary Fillerin family, who sheltered her father in 1942 and helped him escape back to England. While Telling Lies is fictional, it

draws on some of her father’s experiences as he recorded them in his diary.

May 2012 | 176pp | 198 x 128mm | Paperback | ISBN 9781869509347

Rights Held: World English; Translation – all languages

Patricia Glensor lives in a clifftop house on Wellington’s wild and beautiful south coast. She has three adult children, loves travelling

and the outdoors, and works as a freelance writer and editor. For the past fifteen years she has edited the New Zealand School Journal.

This is her first novel.

Middle Grade

Also new from Tiffiny Hall 10+

Dear France

France is a Taekwondo champion – training for the Olympics. She talks to her guardian angel, Sam, about

everything – but their relationship is ambivalent. She relies on him, and sometimes she would like to kill him –

but how do you kill an angel? Sometimes she thinks the only thing she has control over is her body, but how can

she be sure when food ‘talks’ to her all the time? And alongside her gruelling training regime, she also has to deal

with her younger sister – who is sixteen going on thirty.

When France meets Harley, a would-be-clairvoyant, she starts to wonder if her life is heading in the right

direction. He’s cute, but can her growing attraction to him banish Sam from her mind for good?

Funny and feisty, this is a novel about fighting your demons ... and guardian angel, too.

May 2014 | 256pp | 198 x 128mm | Paperback | ISBN 9780732294564

Rights Held: World English; Translation – all languages

Fifth Dan Taekwondo black belt, athlete, Logie-nominated television personality, trainer on Channel Ten’s The Biggest Loser - there

is no doubt Tiffiny Hall has many titles tucked under her black belt. Tiffiny has a Bachelor of Arts/Media and Communications and

a Diploma of Modern Languages in French from the University of Melbourne. She worked as a print journalist before writing her

first health books, Weightloss Warrior, Fatloss for Good and The Lighten Up Cookbook. Tiffiny is a popular speaker at schools and

White Ninja is the first book in the Roxy Ran series for younger readers.

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Middle Grade

‘Dazzlingly different… a novel about transformation that has the power to

transform every reader. Tiffiny Hall is the new voice in children’s fiction.’

- John Marsden

Tiffiny Hall 10+

White Ninja

Roxy Ran is an ordinary thirteen-year-old girl who doesn’t know anything about her ninja powers until a

confrontation with the school bully unleashes them.

When new boy Jackson Axe introduces Roxy to the world of martial arts, she learns about the legend of the White Warrior and the

powers that are trapped in the Tiger Scrolls. The White Warrior is hunted by both the ninja and samurai clans, and now Jackson and

Roxy must find the Tiger Scrolls and unleash the powers of the White Warrior before the samurai do.

And in order to survive, Roxy must unleash her inner ninja.

September 2012 | 240pp | 130 x 198mm | Paperback | ISBN 9780732294533

Rights Held: World English; Translation – all languages

Tiffiny Hall 10+

Red Samurai

In this second sensational title in the Roxy Ran series, Roxy is now The White Warrior. She has released the

powers of the Tiger Scrolls - and the wrath of the Samurai, the centuries-old arch enemies of the Ninja. Roxy

now has to take on the Samurai, not realising that their leader, the Red Samurai, is closer to home than she ever

could have imagined.

April 2013 | 224pp | 196 x 129mm | Paperback | ISBN 9780732294540

Rights Held: World English; Translation – all languages

Tiffiny Hall 10+

Black Warrior

The town of Lanternwood is under attack. There’s a Tigon, a monster that is half-dragon, half-tiger, on the loose.

Roxy is being hunted by a fire-breathing army and her best friend Cinnamon has been kidnapped. It seems that

everyone Roxy loves has been cursed and it’s up to her to save them.

Somebody wants revenge. And when life couldn’t be more dangerous, Roxy loses her powers and all seems lost,

particularly when she is plagued by ferocious nightmares that entwine her fate in a quest, not only to hunt down

the Tigon, but also to find her estranged father.

Forced into a life on the run, Roxy is chased out of town by the Tigon’s fire-breathing army.

The search for her father means Roxy must try to stay alive as the friends Roxy once trusted betray her. And what awaits her is more

horrifying than any of the terror she’s suffered so far.

January 2014 | 240pp | Paperback | ISBN 9780732294557

Rights Held: World English; Translation – all languages

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Des Hunt 9+

Steel Pelicans

The fuse was still burning - there were only millimetres left. It flared brightly as the hissing moved into the tube.

I jumped back, my fear now taking control. The lighter fell, plunging the tunnel into darkness ...

Sometimes friendship and loyalty can be dangerous things - especially when fireworks are involved.

Inseparable Aussie friends dare-devil Dean and tag-along Pelly often get up to no good. That’s what makes them

the Steel Pelicans. But as Dean’s homemade fireworks get increasingly dangerous, things start going wrong, and

Pelly’s parents hasten a move back to New Zealand.

After living most of his life in Australia, Pelly feels like he’s been dumped in a foreign land with no friends and a school that doesn’t

care, until he joins up with Afi Moore and is invited to stay the weekend at the Moores’ seaside bach. Then the pair stumble on a

smuggling operation and find themselves deep in trouble, which only gets worse when Dean comes over for the holidays. In no time

at all, Dean’s obsession with explosives threatens not only the investigation but also their lives.

March 2012 | 256pp | 198 x 128mm | Paperback | ISBN 9781869509538

Rights Held: World English; Translation – all languages

Also new from Des Hunt 9+

Phantom of Terawhiti

It’s the school holidays and Zac thinks he might go crazy with boredom. He’s living in exile with his disgraced

father on the remote Terawhiti Station on Wellington’s wild south-west coast.

Zac and his father witness a shipwreck off the coast. Investigating further, he finds a set of unusual paw prints on

the beach. Whose yacht it is? And what animal could have made the paw prints?

Soon Zac is drawn into a mystery which threatens his life and those around him. He must protect the secret of

the Phantom of Terawhiti from those intent on hunting it - and him - down.

February 2013 | 256pp | 198 x 128mm | ISBN 9781869509545

Rights Held: World English; Translation – all languages

Des Hunt specialises in action-packed adventures set in the natural landscapes of New Zealand. This is his twelfth novel, three of

which have been finalists in the NZ Post Children’s Book Awards. Des lives on the Coromandel Peninsula.

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Middle Grade

This hilarious chapter-book series is perfect for fans of DIARY OF A WIMPY KID

and THE DORK DIARIES.

Katrina Nannestad 8-12

Red Dirt Diary

Blue Weston’s life is spiralling out of control.

Her parents are sending her to boarding school next year. Her mad twin brothers are building pig chariots in the

back shed. Her best friend has been abducted by zombies and replaced with a boy-crazy tween. And then there’s

the drought that’s showing no signs of ending soon …

It’s New Year’s Day, and Blue has resolved to keep a diary of the year’s events. It will be another hard year of dust storms and drought

on her family’s farm -- with the odd leech attack and bagpipe-loving pig thrown in for good measure!

Red Dirt Diary is the hilarious tale of eleven-year-old tomboy Blue Weston, who lives with her family on a property outside Dubbo.

Illustrated with black-and-white diary doodles throughout, it’s the perfect book for fans of Robin Klein’s Penny Pollard series and of

Louise Rennison’s Georgia Nicolson series.

May 2010 | 192pp | 198 x 130mm | Paperback | ISBN 9780733328053

Rights Held: World English; Translation – all languages

I think I’m going to puke …

Katrina Nannestad 8-12

Red Dirt Diary 2: Blue about Love

I’m going to be a bridesmaid.

Mat, Lynette and me.

Long, pink shiny dresses and flowers in our hair.

Leading Miss McKenzie down the aisle to disaster.

When Blue’s favourite teacher announces she’s engaged, Blue thinks she must have lost her mind. Why would Miss McKenzie want

to get married? Especially to someone named James Linley Welsh-Pearson! Surely it couldn’t be because she loves him -- could it?

Can Blue stop the wedding in time or will Miss McKenzie leave Hardbake Plains … forever?

February 2012 | 224pp | 198 x 127mm | Paperback | ISBN 9780733330698

Rights Held: World English; Translation – all languages

Katrina Nannestad 8-12

Red Dirt Diary 3: Blue’s News

Blue Weston is on a mission!

■ She’s starting Hardbake Plains’ first ever newspaper with Mat and Ben

■ She’s determined not to like her new teacher, the Colonel

■ And she’s trying to convince Miss McKenzie to come back from Scotland

But despite Blue’s best intentions, things don’t go exactly to plan … And to make matters worse, her mum is dusting off the old

boarding school uniform!

Can Blue get things back on track?

And boarding school? Her parents wouldn’t dare …

September 2012 | 224pp | 198 x 129mm | Paperback | ISBN 9780733330704

Rights Held: World English; Translation – all languages

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Middle Grade

Also new from Katrina Nannestad 8-12

The Girl Who Brought Mischief

When Inge Maria arrives on the tiny island of Bornholm in Denmark to live with her grandmother, she’s not

sure what to expect.

Her grandmother is stern, the people on the island are strange, and children are not allowed to run wild or

express themselves the way they did back in Copenhagen -- especially if you are a girl.

Inge Maria tries not to feel sorry for herself, but she misses her mama. And on top of everything else, mischief

seems to have a way of finding her no matter how hard she tries to be good ...

But could it be that a bit of mischief is exactly what Grandmother and the people of Bornholm need?

June 2013 | 224pp | 198 x 128mm | Paperback | ISBN 9780733332005

Rights Held: World English; Translation – all languages

Katrina Nannestad grew up in central-western NSW. After studying arts and education at the University of New England in Armidale,

she worked as a primary school teacher. Her first teaching job was at a tiny two-teacher school in the bush. Katrina now lives near

Bendigo with her husband and two sons.

Pamela Rushby 9+

The Horses Didn’t Come Home

The last great cavalry charge in history took place at Beersheba in the Sinai Desert in 1917. It was Australian

soldiers and horses that took part in, and won, this amazing, unexpected, unorthodox battle.

The men proudly claimed it was their great-hearted horses that won the day.

But in the end, the horses didn’t come home ...

March 2012 | 256pp | 197 x 128mm | Paperback | ISBN 9780732293543

Rights Held: World English; Translation – all languages

Pamela Rushby is a well-known Australian author. Her latest YA title won the Ethel Turner Prize in the 2010 NSW Premier’s Award.

Also new from Pamela Rushby 10+

The Ratcatcher’s Daughter

It’s 1900. Thirteen-year-old Issy McKelvie leaves school and starts her first job - very reluctantly - as a maid in

an undertaking establishment. She thinks this is about as low as you can go. But there’s worse to come.

Issy becomes an unwilling rat-catcher when the plague - the Black Death - arrives in Australia. Issy loathes

both rats and her father’s four yappy, snappy, hyperactive rat-killing terriers.

But when her father becomes ill it’s up to Issy to join the battle to rid the city of the plague-carrying rats.

March 2014 | 256pp | 198 x 128mm | Paperback | ISBN 9780732297138

Rights Held: World English; Translation – all languages

Pamela Rushby is a well-known Australian author. Her latest YA title won the Ethel Turner Prize in the 2010 NSW Premier’s Award.

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Moya Simons 9-13

Let Me Whisper You My Story

From the author of Hello God comes a moving story about the impact of war on ordinary people.

Rachel is German and Jewish and living in Leipzig,Germany. Life is good, and revolves around Sabbath meals

shared with her happy family.With the outbreak of World War II, their lives are changed. The family are forced

to move from their comfortable home into cramped housing, and when the Nazis arrive to finally take the family

away they don’t know what is to become of them.

But Rachel’s father gives her instructions that save her l also tells her not to speak. Rachel remains quiet for the rest of the war, but

what happened to her family? Will Rachel regain her voice now that she really needs it?

June 2010 | 240pp | 130 x 197mm | Paperback | ISBN 9780732288587

Rights Held: World English; Translation – all languages

Moya Simons has been writing for children for over fifteen years. She has been shortlisted in the Young Australian Best Book Awards

three times, and also in the West Australian Young Readers Book Awards. Her books have been published in the USA, UK, Italy,

Holland, Spain, Japan, Taiwan and Germany.

A hilarious series for fans of CLARICE BEAN and RUBY REDFORT.

Jen Storer 8-12

Truly Tan

Dear Diary,

It’s official. Our whole entire family has moved to Smythesdale. The pets are disturbed and restless. My sisters are

disturbed and restless - although that’s normal. What is not normal is a cursed fox and a haunted cubby house.

That is definitely unnormal.

At least the people of Smythesdale now have an expert in their midst. Someone with a cool head and a sharp eye. Someone who can

solve intriguing mysteries and knows how to keep detailed Spy Files.

Really, it’s lucky I came along when I did.

Truly,

Tan

November 2012 | 224pp | 187 x 137mm | Paperback | ISBN 9780733331213

Rights Held: World English; Translation – all languages

Jen Storer 8-12

Truly Tan: Jinxed!

Tan’s back. She’s bolder. She’s brighter. But is she … jinxed?

Dear Diary

I am writing to you with the aid of my Mail Order Moose Pen -- you know, the one that had edible antlers …

Dad put an old tram in our back paddock. It has Follow Me Through the Shadow painted on it. Obviously that

tram is full of secrets. I bet it is even haunted. The problem is I can’t get inside. I am banned.

Just as well I am a Secret Spy. Just as well I am cunning and … stealthy.

This could be my biggest case. This could make me famous. It is exciting to be me.

Truly,

Tan

May 2013 | 224pp | 187 x 137mm | Paperback | ISBN 9780733331220

Rights Held: World English; Translation – all languages

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Tan is back in another deliciously spooky adventure!

Jen Storer 8-12

Truly Tan: Spooked!

Tan and the Chosen Few have another mystery on their hands... The ‘stonies’ (stone animal statues) around Pepercorn Valley have

been mysteriously disappearing.

But who would steal them? What could they want with a stone emu or a stone flamingo?

The mystery is truly baffling!

Its a good thing Tan has the mind of a Great Detective...

November 2013 | 224pp | Paperback | ISBN 9780733331237

Rights Held: World English; Translation – all languages

Jen Storer is a talented and exciting writer for children. Her fantasy novel Tensy Farlow and the Home for Mislaid Children was

shortlisted for a string of awards, including the Prime Minister’s Literary Awards (Best Children’s Fiction) and the 2011 CBCA, Book

of the Year. Prior to becoming a full-time writer, Jen worked in the publishing industry as an editor, a project manager and in creative

development.

Junior

Duncan Ball 7-10

Selby Sprung

Selby, the only talking dog in Australia and, perhaps, the world, is back with this new collection of his wonderful

adventures.

The thrills come thick and fast in this sixteenth Selby book, as Selby is hurled out of the world’s only sky-writing

embroidery aeroplane to what should be certain death. Vampires invade Selby’s peaceful town, and Selby is

captured by a Shark Man on Death Island. The death-defying dog is put to the test time and again in these gutwrenching

and hilarious stories.

And all the while, Morrie Artie, the Evil Genius, and his thousands of agents comb Australia in search of this remarkable dog. Will

Selby be sprung? Will his secret finally be revealed to the world? After over two hundred adventures, will this be the end of Selby?

There’s only one way to find out … Based on real events.

November 2011 | 176pp | 198 x 128mm | Paperback | ISBN 9780732292638

Rights Held: UK; Translation - all languages

Rights Sold: Selby’s Secret, Selby Surfs, Selby Supersnoop, Selby Speaks, Selby Spacedog, Selby Snowbound and

Selby Screams to Brazil (Editora Fundamento)

Other titles in the series:

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Also new from Duncan Ball 7+

Emily Eyefinger and the Secret from the Sea

In these thrilling new adventures, Emily - the girl with an eye on the end of her finger - is chased by mysterious

gargoyles in Paris, rescues a runaway movie star, disguises herself as a baby elephant to catch ‘the ghost gang’,

outsmarts the master criminal Arthur Crim, creeps into a super-computer to catch the world’s smartest mice and

flies to the middle of the ocean with her Great Aunt Olympia in search of the long-lost secret of the Sea People.

August 2012 | 112pp | 198 x 131mm | Paperback | ISBN 9780732293154

Rights Held: Translation - all languages

Duncan Ball has written fifteen Selby titles, ten Emily Eyefinger adventures and numerous other popular books for children. He is

consistently featured in Children’s Choice Awards across Australia. Most recently, he published My Sister Has a Big Black Beard, a

collection of poetry. Many of his popular children’s books have won and been shortlisted for many prizes, most of them voted by

children. You can find out more at http://www.duncanball.com.au/

Other titles in the series:

Junior

Andy Jones 6+

The Fartionary

Do you know why astronauts aren’t allowed to eat baked beans two weeks before a space mission?

What’s something polar bears do after meals, but jellyfish don’t?

Find out in The Fartionary! A hilarious book full of farty facts, trivia, jokes and more, The Fartionary covers

everything you’ve ever wanted to know about farts. Find out why chewing gum makes you fart more, which

famous people are ‘fluffers’ and who has the world record for the longest fart (2 minutes and 42 seconds!). Learn

how to do ‘bottom bubble-blowing’ experiments, talk your way out of a ‘stinky’ situation and impress your friends with the funniest

fart jokes...

November 2011 | 272pp | 210 x 137mm | Paperback | ISBN 9780733330568

Rights Held: World English; Translation – all languages

Rights Sold: Korea (Miraei)

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Andy Jones 6+

The Ripper Razzle Dazzle Big Book of Fun and Stuff

and More Stuff

From the creators of the bestselling FARTIONARY comes an activity book like no other!

Do you like...

chickens?

* Skydiving babies? * Vomiting stick men? * Gangster penguins? * Battery-powered ride-on dinosaur robot

If you answered YES to any of the above questions, then you will love this book!

Packed full of drawings, cartoons, puzzles, doodles, dot-to-dots, rhymes, games (plus lots of other whacky, kooky, zany, crazy, loopy,

tricky, scary, FUN stuff), THE RIPPER RAZZLE DAZZLE BIG BOOK OF FUN AND STUFF AND MORE STUFF will keep kids

entertained for hours on end!

November 2012 | 264pp | 296 x 210mm | Paperback | ISBN 9780733331602

Rights Held: World English; Translation – all languages

Junior

Also new from Andy Jones 6+

The Enormous Book of Hot Jokes for Kool Kids

Now all five of the best-selling HOT JOKES books are available in one side-splitting edition!

This is the ultimate joke book for Kool Kids. Andy Jones has collected hundreds of the hottest jokes, rhymes and

riddles as he travelled around the country with his children’s show ANDY & THE FUNKY MONKEY. Now all

five of the best-selling HOT JOKES books are available in one side-splittng edition!

June 2004 | 304pp | 210 x 134mm | Paperback | ISBN 9780733314056

Rights Held: World English; Translation – all languages

Andy Jones is a popular children’s entertainer. He has previously toured schools Australia wide with his show Andy Jones & the

Funky Monkey, and is currently touring with a fitness show called Kamokidz.

Junior

Ruben Meerman 7+

The World’s Grossest Facts

Do you know which vegetable turns your pee bright red?

Which insect can live for nine days without its head?

Which has more germs -- the kitchen sink or a toilet bowl?

Find out in THE WORLD’S GROSSEST FACTS. A collection of funny, bizarre and completely digusting facts! These fun facts and

hilarious cartoons will keep kids entertained for hours on end. They might be gross -- but they’re all scientifically true!

November 2013 | 256pp | 210 x 235mm | Paperback | ISBN 9780733331947

Rights Held: World English; Translation – all languages

Ruben Meerman is a surfer with a physics degree and a Grad Dip in Science Communication. He has taught primary science

education at Griffith University, worked in the laser industry and has performed thousands of science shows in hundreds of schools.

He regularly appears on radio, television and at schools.

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Glenda Millard 7+

Nell’s Festival of Crisp Winter Glories (Book Seven)

The final book in the highly acclaimed, multi-award-winning KINGDOM OF SILK series is a heart-warming

story about the power of love and family.

Two of Perry Angel’s favourite people are Grandma Nell and his good friend Jenkins.

One night, while listening to Nell play the beautiful Tennessee Waltz, Perry thinks of the perfect way to bring

his two favourite people together: he wants to put on a dance - a proper one with petticoats and posies and a real

band. Perry shares his idea with his sisters, and before long the dance turns into a wonderful winter festival.

But when something happens to Nell, will Perry’s wish come true?

Glenda Millard has won many prestigious awards for her Kingdom of Silk series, including CBCA Book of the Year for Younger

Readers for Perry Angel’s Suitcase, and the Queensland Premier’s Children’s Book Award for Layla, Queen of Hearts. Now this

stunning series about the very ‘uncommon’ Silk family has its glorious finale in Nell’s Festival of Crisp Winter Glories.

April 2013 | 144pp | 196 x 130mm | Paperback | ISBN 9780733329845

Rights Held: World English; Translation – all languages

Rights Sold: series sold to UK (Phoenix Yard Books)

Glenda Millard 7+

The Tender Moments of Saffron Silk (Book Six)

Flame-haired Saffron is the youngest of the five Silk sisters. Her family know that she has a talent for becoming

Anne of Green Gables or Cleopatra, and that she loves reading myths and legends.

But they don’t know about the firebirds that come to warn her of terrible headaches.

And Saffron doesn’t know how to tell them.

In a big family, it’s easy to be overlooked. But when Saffron is sent to the city to see a specialist, she learns that her family’s love for her

is deeper than she ever imagined. And that when you’re a Silk, miracles are never far from home...

March 2012 | 128pp | 198 x 130mm | Paperback | ISBN 9780733329838

Rights Held: US, Translation - all languages

Rights Sold: series sold to UK (Phoenix Yard Books), five titles sold to Turkey (Pegasus Yayinevi), three

titles sold to Slovenia (Boris Drevensek S.P.), and two titles sold to North America (Farrar, Straus &

Giroux), Japan (Kumon Publishing) and Israel (Dani Books)

Glenda Millard has won many prestigious awards for her Kingdom of Silk series, including CBCA Book of the Year for Younger

Readers for Perry Angel’s Suitcase, and the Queensland Premier’s Children’s Book Award for Layla, Queen of Hearts.

Now this stunning series about the very ‘uncommon’ Silk family has its glorious finale in Nell’s Festival of Crisp Winter Glories.

Other titles in the series:

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Tony Davis 11+

The Big Dry

Junior

Beautifully and economically written, this is one of those books that touches your heart, stays with you long after

you’ve finished the final page and says so much about the human condition - and all through three endearing

and memorable characters.

Heat. Drought. Dust storms.

People missing everyday.

The city turning into a ghost town.

But the biggest danger for George and his younger brother Beeper is not the weather.

It’s Emily, a girl who moves like a ballet dancer, slides through locked doors, and can bring two lost boys only closer to disaster.

July 2013 | 240pp | 198 x 128mm | Paperback | ISBN 9780732297633

Rights Held: World English; Translation – all languages

Tony Davis has worked as a book author, publisher, magazine editor and newspaper writer.

Originally trained and graded on THE AUSTRALIAN, he later filled a variety of editorial roles at the SYDNEY MORNING HERALD,

including senior journalist, features editor and chief of staff. He has reported from around the world for that paper. Tony continues

to write weekly for the HERALD and THE AGE as a freelance, and is the motoring columnist for the AUSTRALIAN FINANCIAL

REVIEW. Tony lives in Gordon, Sydney.

Junior

Paul Ham 8-12

Yoko’s Diary

The diary of Yoko, a 13-year-old Japanese girl who lived near Hiroshima during the war.

1945 was a hard time to be a child in Japan. Many had seen their cities destroyed by US bombers. Food, fuel and

materials were in short supply. Yet spirits remained high. In April 1945, Yoko Moriwaki started high school in

Hiroshima, excited to be a prestigious ‘Kenjo’ girl, and full of duty towards her parents, school and country. But

the country was falling apart and in four months time her city would become the target for the first atomic bomb

ever used as a weapon.

In her diary, Yoko provides an account of that time - when conditions were so poor that children as young as twelve were required to

work in industry; when fierce battles raged in the Pacific and children like Yoko believed victory was near. With additions by Yoko’s

relatives and fellow students, and an introduction by award-winning author Paul Ham, Yoko’s Diary not only shows us the hopes,

beliefs and daily life of a young girl in wartime Japan, it is a touching account of the consequences of the first nuclear bombing of a

city.

May 2013 | 224pp | 190 x 145mm | Paperback | ISBN 9780733331176

Rights Held: World English; Translation – all languages

Paul Ham is the author of the highly acclaimed KOKODA and was the Australian correspondent of the LONDON SUNDAY TIMES.

He was born and educated in Australia and lives in Sydney.

Debbie Edwards is a freelance translator. She lives in Sydney.

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P J Tierney 8+

Jamie Reign: The Last Spirit Warrior

Jamie Reign was born twelve years ago, on the first day of the Chinese Year of the Dragon. This supposedly

auspicious start in life hasn’t been much use to him, living a loveless existence with his abusive father, Hector, on

a salvage boat. Jamie’s mother Mayling died on the day he was born.

When Jamie inadvertently summons some fiery orbs from the air to tackle some local bullies, he doesn’t

understand that he has tapped into The Way, the universal energy source, and in doing so he sets off a chain of

events with unforeseen consequences.

Whisked away by the mysterious Mr Fan to the Chia Wu, a school for students with special abilities, Jamie is taken under the wing of

the legendary Kung Fu Master Wu. It is believed by Master Wu and his staff that Jamie is the Last Spirit Warrior, and as such his life’s

purpose is to right the dreadful wrongs (climatic and political) taking place in the world. But not everyone believes so - and Jamie

himself has doubts. What use is a Spirit Warrior who is hopeless at Kung Fu?

July 2013 | 384pp | 198 x 128mm | Paperback | ISBN 9780732295196

Rights Held: ANZ, UK

Junior

P J Tierney 8+

Jamie Reign: The Hidden Warrior

Jamie takes to kung fu training with fervor, knowing Zheng or at least part of him, is so close.

Yet Jade insists on training Jamie in upper body strength only. If this continues he’ll never beat Cheng. It’s only Jade’s ability to see into

the future that stops Jamie from rebelling entirely.

Through remote viewing and following the disruptions in the Way, Master Wu and Jamie locate Cheng on the remote island of Po

Toi. They convince Hector to take them on the Swift. There they discover a child smuggling ring. The operation is a lucrative cover

for Zheng’s operatives to find children connected to The Way. They train the ones with talent into an army, the rest they sell to fund

their enterprise.

On a reconnaissance mission, Jamie is startled to discover his old friend Feng Chow heads up the operation.

January 2014 | 208pp | Paperback | ISBN 9780732295202

Rights Held: ANZ, UK

Junior

P J Tierney 8+

Jamie Reign: The Lost Soul

The mood at Chia Wu is somber. The initial excitement of the return of Jamie and Master Wu is fast dissipating. Wing’s injury is

getting worse; Feng Chow, although imprisoned on the island is still harboring the evil spirit and worse of all, the great hope for the

future, the Spirit Warrior has lost his connection to the Way.

For Jamie the loss is doubly hard, without The Way he fears he will never be able to find his mother.

They are not far into their journey when they are betrayed by the riverboat captain hired to take them inland. He sells the warriors

to the pirates that board his boat and although the warriors fight hard, they are captured and Mr Fan is injured. They are imprisoned

in the pirate’s village.

Only Jamie and the captain know the implications of such a seemingly innocent gesture. The Warriors escape and with the pirates on

their trail, Jamie leads them upriver. He has only instinct and deja vu as his guide. When he has the feeling he has lived this moment

before, he is remembering it from his past life. It means he is on track. Jamie eventually leads his weakened companions to a long

forgotten ruin.

April 2014 | 384pp | Paperback | ISBN 9780732295219

Rights Held: ANZ, UK

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Frances Watts 9-12

The Song of the Winns

‘Alistair has been kidnapped!’

Alex, Alice and Alistair think they are just three ordinary mice, until Alistair mysteriously vanishes. Then Alex

and Alice learn a secret about their family: a secret which means Alistair’s life is in danger — unless Alex and

Alice can find him first …

So begins a hair-raising journey as Alex and Alice try to outrun enemy agents in a desperate race against time.

Meanwhile, Alistair is astonished to find himself in a far-off land where everyone — except his new friend Tibby Rose — is his enemy.

But why? Pursued at every turn, the pair must try to unravel the mystery. And when they do, they discover that it is not only their

own lives which are in peril … the future of an entire country is at stake.

October 2011 | 304pp | 135 x 205mm | Hardback | ISBN 9780733330506

Rights Held: UK, Translation - all languages

Rights Sold: North America (RUNNING PRESS KIDS), Germany (Boje Verlag|Pestalozzi Verlag GmbH)

Middle Grade

Frances Watts 9-12

The Spies of Gerander

‘It had been four years since the triplets had seen their parents -- and for most of that time, they’d thought their

parents were dead …’

Alistair, Alice and Alex have returned home safe from their adventures, but now that they know their homeland

is in danger they can’t sit by and do nothing. Together with their friend Tibby Rose, they join FIG — an

organisation working to free Gerander from the rule of greedy Queen Eugenia of Souris.

Posing as orphans, Alex and Alice are sent on a risky undercover mission in a desperate attempt to learn the Sourians’ plans — only

to encounter some old enemies ... and some new ones.

Meanwhile, Alistair and Tibby Rose set out to rescue Alistair’s parents from an enemy prison. But someone is determined to stop

them — someone who seems to know their every move. Is it possible FIG has a traitor?

October 2011 | 336pp | 135 x 205mm | Hardback | ISBN 9780733329142

Rights Held: UK, Translation - all languages

Rights Sold: North America (RUNNING PRESS KIDS), Germany (Boje Verlag|Pestalozzi Verlag GmbH)

Junior

Frances Watts 9-12

The Secret of Zanzibar

’So many secrets … so many lies …’

Time is running out, as Queen Eugenia prepares to crown herself the absolute ruler of Greater Gerander.

And so Alistair and Tibby Rose travel deep into dangerous territory on a daring mission to stop her, while Alice

and Alex risk their lives by returning to the enemy stronghold they so recently fled. They must act now to restore

Zanzibar to the throne, or lose their homeland forever.

But Zanzibar has a secret. And it may cost Alistair his life …

August 2012 | 320pp | 199 x 159mm | Hardback | ISBN 9780733330650

Rights Held: UK, Translation - all languages

Rights Sold: North America (RUNNING PRESS KIDS), Germany (Boje Verlag|Pestalozzi Verlag GmbH)

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Bronwyn Bancroft 6-9

Dirrangun

“Some people say that Dirrangun is a witch,

That she’s mean and cunning and

Brings you all the mischief in the world.

But she’s a very old woman and

Others say that she’s friendly.

She has long hair down to her knees.”

Dirrangun is well-known near Grafton and along the north coast of New South Wales. Both the Bunjalung and Githavul people speak

of her and of her connection with local landmarks. She is a powerful woman. Powerful and emotional, Bronwyn’s artistic insight into

the past draws the reader into a better understanding of the Bunjalung and Githavul stories.

April 2012 | 32pp | 280 x 215mm | Hardback | ISBN 9780732295332

Rights Held: World English; Translation – all languages

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Bronwyn Bancroft 6-9

Minah

“Whenever I used to see one of those old fellers going off with a spear for murrung -- fish -- I’d watch him. I’d run

after him.

I was only a little feller but I had a sense to follow and learn how to do all those things.”

Not everyone has someone to look up to and learn from in their life. But for this little boy, Uncle Abraham is

that special person. This is about Minah, Uncle Abraham, shows how the passing down of knowledge can help

keep memory alive.

A well-known poem by Percy Mumbulla, UNCLE ABRAHAM WHOSE BLACKFELLER’S NAME WAS MINAH is a heart-warming

family story. Originally told to Roland Robinson, who was a great admirer of Percy’s stories. Powerful and emotional, Bronwyn

Bancroft’s insight into Aboriginal family life gives the reader a fresh perspective on this well-known poem.

April 2012 | 32pp | 215 x 280mm | Hardback | ISBN 9780732295325

Rights Held: World English; Translation – all languages

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Bronwyn Bancroft 6-9

Whalers

‘The killers get real glad whenever they see the dark fellers killin’ a whale.’

This is the story of the orca, the largest of the dolphin family. Known as killer whales, the orcas’ relationship with

the Aboriginal whalers of Twofold Bay has become legend.

THE WHALERS is told in the lyrical voice of Percy Mumbulla and comes directly from an oral storytelling

tradition and was collected as part of a group of stories and poems by Roland Robinson. With beautiful

illustrations by Bronwyn Bancroft, this book explores the special relationship between orca and whaler.

April 2012 | 32pp | 280 x 215mm | Paperback | ISBN 9780732295318

Rights Held: World English; Translation – all languages

Rights Sold: Korea (Daeko Co. Ltd)

Bronwyn Bancroft is a descendant of the Djanbun clan of the Bundjalung nation and is a highly respected, award-winning artist

and children’s book illustrator. Her work is also included in many prestigious galleries around Australia. Roland Robinson was a

distinguished poet and writer. It is regaded that his most important work was conducted with various Aboriginal people from the

New South Wales. In particular his collaboration with Percy Mumbulla of the Yuin people.

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Terri Rose Baynton 4+

Mr Bear Branches and the Cloud Conundrum

Lintfrey Longfellow would love nothing more than to sit among the clouds …

But, sadly, clouds just aren’t made for sitting on.

Can Mr Bear Branches find a solution to Lintfrey’s cloud conundrum?

A charming picture book about two lovable new characters who are the very best of friends.

March 2012 | 24pp | 218 x 305mm | Hardback | ISBN 9780733329210

Rights Held: World English; Translation – all languages

Terri Rose Baynton lives in the beautiful seaside town of Waihi Beach, New Zealand, among good friends, warm waves and a

menagerie of animals. She is a scriptwriter and storyliner for children’s television, working with Weta Productions on Jane and the

Dragon and The WotWots, alongside her father, WotWot creator Martin Baynton.

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Mark Carthew & Matt Stanton 2-5

The Moose is Loose!

‘The moose is loose and so is the goose!’

When the animals on the Kalaboo Zoo train break free, it’s up to driver Mac and signalman Bruce to get

them back.

But these animals are sneaky, slippery and sly … Will Mac and Bruce find a way to get the rowdy crew

back on board?

June 2013 | 32pp | 250 x 250mm | Hardback | ISBN 9780733331015

Rights Held: World English; Translation – all languages

Mark Carthew is an award winning editor, author & teacher. He is the series editor of the award winning & internationally regarded

illustrated drama script series VoiceWorks and contributing author & editor in the Chatterbox series for Pearson Education.

Mark’s picture books include NEWTS, LUTES and BANDICOOTS, WICKED WIZARDS AND LEAPING LIZARD (both illustrated

by Mike Spoor) and FIVE LITTLE OWLS (illustrated by CBCA Crichton Award winning illustrator Mini Goss). In 2009, Mark’s

picture book THE GOBBLING TREE (illustrated by Susy Boyer) won the Speech Pathology Book of the Year Award.

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Andrew Daddo & Jonathan Bentley 4+

First Day (working title)

Are you ready?

Let’s have a yummy breakfast first. (Whatever you want. Porridge? Fruit Salad?)

Then it’s time to get dressed.

It’ll be fun. You’ll meet new friends. New BFFs! You might have to be a bit brave...

It’s the first day at school. But who is the most nervous about the big day?

December 2013 | 32pp | 244 x 244mm | Hardback | ISBN 9780733331206

Rights Held: World English; Translation – all languages

Andrew Daddo is an author, columnist, corporate coach, radio broadcaster and TV presenter. He has authored 18 books (including

the bestselling Goodnight, Me), has a regular column in Australian Golf Digest and Sydney’s Sun Herald.

Jonathan Bentley worked as a freelance illustrator for 12 years in England and Australia before joining the Courier Mail as an

editorial illustrator.

Jackie French & Nina Rycroft 3+

Dinosaurs Love Cheese

I like milk and sandwiches, but Dinosaurs love cheese!

A delightful picture book about a world of hidden animals that only a child can see.

March 2013 | 32pp | 257 x 260mm | Hardback | ISBN 9780732292645

Rights Held: World English; Translation – all languages

Jackie French is one of Australia’s most renowned and best-loved and respected children’s authors.

Nina Rycroft is the enormously talented illustrator of such titles as NO MORE KISSES, BALLROOM BANANZA and BOOM BAH.

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Jackie French & Bruce Whatley 3+

Diary of a Wombat

A delightful and entertaining peek into the life of one very busy wombat!

Monday Morning: Slept. Afternoon: Slept. Evening: Ate. Scratched. Night: Ate.

A typical day. Don’t be fooled. This wombat leads a very busy and demanding life. She wrestles

unknown creatures, runs her own digging business, and most difficult of all - trains her humans. She teaches them when she would

like carrots, when she would like oats and when she would like both at the same time. But these humans are slow learners.

Find out how one wombat - between scratching, sleeping and eating - manages to fit the difficult job of training humans into her

busy schedule.

October 2002 | 32pp | 293 x 217mm | Various

Rights Held: World English; Translation – all languages

Rights Sold: USA (Clarion Books), UK & Canada (HarperCollins), German (Gerstenberg Buchverlag),

Spanish (Ediciones Castillo), Brazil (Editora Fundamento), China (King-In Culture), France (Editions

Albin Michel), The Netherlands (Uitgeverij Unieboek | Het Spectrum BV)

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Jackie French & Bruce Whatley 3+

Baby Wombat’s Week

He sleeps. He eats. He gets bored.

He creates havoc wherever he goes!

He’s Mothball’s baby - and he’s even cuter, naughtier and more determined than his mum.

October 2009 | 32pp | 216 x 293mm | Various

Rights Held: World English; Translation – all languages

Rights Sold: USA (Clarion Books), UK & Canada (HarperCollins), German (Gerstenberg Buchverlag),

China (Beijing King Ear Images), France (Editions Albin Michel), Korea (Mirae Media and Books)

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Jackie French & Bruce Whatley 3+

Christmas Wombat

It’s Christmas!

And it’s Christmas for Mothball the Wombat, too.She eats, she sleeps, she scratches,but on Christmas

Eve ...

Created by writer Jackie French and illustrator Bruce Whatley, Christmas Wombat is another irresistible picture book by this

extraordinary award-winning pair.

October 2011 | 32pp | 293 x 217mm | Hardback | ISBN 9780732291716

Rights Held: World English; Translation – all languages

Jackie French & Bruce Whatley 3+

Wombat Goes to School

She eats, scratches, and finds a strange old hole ...

When Mothball wombat clears away an old hole it leads her to a hidden entrance among the school bags at the

local school. The children learn that it is very, very hard to catch a wombat, while the wombat learns that lunch

boxes contain very few carrots, that sports sheds can be a good place to have a nap, and that when you’re brown

and round, it’s not a good idea to get too close to a netball ...

Another hilarious picture book from Jackie French and Bruce Whatley, who have created one of Australia’s best-loved and most

iconic picture book characters.

October 2013 | 32pp | Hardback | ISBN 9780732295493

Rights Held: World English; Translation – all languages

Jackie French is one of Australia’s most renowned and best-loved children’s authors.

Bruce Whatley has published a number of bestselling books with HCPA, including Little White Dogs Can’t Jump. He has also cocreated

with Jackie French a number of successful picture books including Diary of a Wombat, Josephine Wants to Dance and Pete

the Sheep.

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Also new from Jackie French & Bruce Whatley 3+

Queen Victoria’s Christmas

Something strange is happening at the palace and the dogs can’t work it out.

The cooks are busy ... are royal visitors arriving?

Mysterious parcels are arriving.

And most curious of all ... what is that tree doing in Prince Albert’s study?

From the creators of the delightful Queen Victoria’s Underpants comes the story of the first ‘traditional’ Christmas, complete with a

Christmas tree and presents for the family, as seen from the point of view of Queen Victoria’s dogs.

October 2012 | 32pp | 257 x 257mm | Hardback | ISBN 9780732293574

Rights Held: World English; Translation – all languages

Jackie French & Bruce Whatley 3+

Queen Victoria’s Underpants

A very funny story about the most famous underwear in the British Empire.

Meet Lizzy, whose family are in the clothing industry. Very few people probably know that Queen

Victoria made the wearing of underpants popular. At the beginning of her reign very few women wore

them. But Queen Victoria made tartans, perambulators and chloroform fashionable. By the time she

died just about every woman in Britain wore underpants like hers.

June 2010 | 32pp | 256 x 256mm | Hardback | ISBN 9780732288228

Rights Held: World English; Translation – all languages

Rights Sold: UK (HarperCollinsPublishers), Korea (Yes Dream)

Jackie French & Mark Wilson 7-12

A Day to Remember

Anzac Day is the day when we remember and honour ANZAC traditions down the ages, from the

first faltering march of wounded veterans in 1916 to the ever-increasing numbers of their descendants

who march today.

Containing reference to the many places the ANZACs have fought, and the various ways in which

they keep the peace and support the civilians in war-torn parts of the world today, this is a picture

book that looks not only at traditions, but also the effects of war.

March 2012 | 32pp | 241 x 261mm | Hardback | ISBN 9780732293604

Rights Held: World English; Translation – all languages

Jackie French is one of Australia’s most renowned and best-loved and respected children’s authors.

Mark Wilson is a respected painter and children’s book illustrator, who exhibits regularly. He also plays drums in a number of bands

and is a long time supporter of the Wilderness Society.

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Jackie French & Sue De Gennaro 4-8

The Hairy Nosed Wombats Find a New Home

The Northern Hairy Nosed wombat is one of the world’s most endangered animals, even more endangered than

the panda. Australia has three wombat species, the Southern Hairy Nose, the Bare Nose or Common wombat,

and the Northern Hairy Nose or Yemini.

Thirty years ago there were only about 32 Northern Hairy Nosed wombats in the world. They all lived in an area

of about 500 acres near Epping Forest, in Queensland. Long ago there were many hairy noses, but white settlers

sheep and cattle ate the grass, and an introduced diseases like mange and toxoplasmosis and wild dogs killed

many wombats, too.

Finally, in volunteers raised enough money to enclose the wombats’ home in a high fence and to install feeding and water stations,

too. But a long drought meant that there still weren’t many young wombats.

THE HAIRY NOSED WOMBATS FIND A NEW HOME is a charmingly humorous picture book for young children about the

endangered hairy nosed wombat and the search for a new home for them.

February 2014 | 32pp | Hardback | ISBN 9780732295486

Rights Held: World English; Translation – all languages

Libby Hathorn & Bruce Whatley 7+

A Boy Like Me

‘Peace can be found

and touched and heard.

I know I’ll always find you,

brave and welcome bird …’

Fragile and sometimes fleeting, peace can be sought and found in all of us. A Boy Like Me is a beautiful

and inspiring story about finding peace no matter who, or where, we are.

May 2012 | 32pp | 262 x 220mm | Various

Rights Held: World English; Translation – all languages

Libby Hathorn is the celebrated author of more than fifty children’s books, some of which have been translated, as well as adapted

for opera, stage and screen. Her work has won honours in Australia as well as in the United States, United Kingdom and Holland.

Bruce Whatley is one of Australia’s best-loved and most talented children’s book illustrators. Both Libby and Bruce have won

numerous awards for their work.

Lindy Kelly & Lyn Kriegler 4+

Christmas in the Bush

When a little boy spends his first Christmas after his parent’s separation with his Dad, on Dad’s new

farm, he’s worried about what his Christmas will bring.

On Christmas morning his worst fears are realised. No presents — and Dad even asks him to do

chores!

What the little boy doesn’t know is Dad has a trick or two up his sleeve which will make this Christmas in the bush the best Christmas

ever …

December 2011 | 32pp | 210 x 278mm | Paperback | ISBN 9781869508807

Rights Held: World English; Translation – all languages

Lindy Kelly lives on a farm in Nelson, New Zealand, loves horses and has written for many years. Her work for hildren includes Lost

in the Bush and the self-published Fern of Maru Bay, a perennial favourite.

Lyn Kriegler is an award-winning illustrator who lives in the bush with her husband and cats.

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Anne Mangan & Tamsin Ainslie 4+

The Greatest Mother’s Day of All

A delightfully funny and heartwarming take on a typical family’s celebration of Mother’s Day with

presents, breakfast in bed … and all the ensuing mess, fun and good intentions gone astray that will

be familiar to so many mothers.

And coming soon, a companion title that focuses on dads - and one dad in particular who miscalculates

Father’s Day, but isn’t disappointed when the big day arrives!

April 2012 | 32pp | 227 x 231mm | Hardback | ISBN 9780732293345

Rights Held: World English; Translation – all languages

Anne Mangan & Tamsin Ainslie 4+

The Greatest Father’s Day of All

A companion title for THE GREATEST MOTHER’S DAY OF ALL that focuses on dads - and one dad in particular who miscalculates

Father’s Day, but isn’t disappointed when the big day arrives!

August 2013 | 32pp |Hardback | ISBN 9780732295776

Rights Held: World English; Translation – all languages

Anne Mangan was born in London and migrated with her family to Australia when she was two. Anne now lives in Bendigo,

Victoria, with her husband and three children and is currently employed as a social worker, while studying law part-time.

Tamsin Ainslie is an illustrator based in Murwillumbah, Northern NSW, where she lives with her daughters Olympia and Matilda,

their dog Peggy and Olympia’s little mouse, Tracey. She has illustrated a number of picture books, including COUNT MY KISSES

LITTLE ONE and ONE SHEEP, TWO SHEEP.

Also new from Anne Mangan 3-7

The Easter Bunny’s Helpers

The Easter Bunny needs help delivering the Easter eggs this year and who better to help him than

some Australian animals?

March 2013 | 32pp | 231 x 229mm | Hardback | ISBN 9780732295769

Rights Held: World English; Translation – all languages

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Tim Miller & Matt Stanton 2+

There is a Monster Under My Bed Who Farts

A hilarious new picture book - for anyone who’s ever claimed, ‘It wasn’t me!!’

There is a monster under my bed who farts.

You don’t want to use the bathroom after him...

November 2012 | 32pp | 251 x 249mm | Hardback | ISBN 9780733331251

Rights Held: World English; Translation – all languages

Matt Stanton is a 27-year-old creative farter. With a wealth of knowledge and experience about farting and drawing - he has been

doing both since he was in nappies. When he’s not coming up with new entries for his personal fart chart, Matt works as an Art

Director for one of Australia’s leading publishers.

Tim Miller is also 27 and a fartaholic. He has dedicated his wonderful way with words to finding as many farting adjectives as

humanly possible. By day Tim is the Children’s Marketing Executive at one of Australia’s leading publishers. There Is A Monster Under

My Bed That Farts is his autobiography.

Michael Parker & Judith Rossell 4+

You are a Star

Take a trip out of this world, into the sky, past the moon and through the universe to find out how we

are all made of stars. This is science, but not as you know it... Mesmerising.

‘This is a beautiful, reassuring story with calming words and comforting illustrations perfect for a

child’s bedtime.’ KIDS’ BOOK REVIEW

‘The idea that we are all made of stars … is a fantastic thought and a brilliant idea to carry through our lives. But more, the book is

a call to exploration and discovery: ‘Come and see’. And it conveys the message that life is wonderful and miraculous. A fantastic

message to give to children starting on their journey through life.’ SYDNEY OBSERVATORY

September 2010 | 32pp | 250 x 249mm | Hardback | ISBN 9780733325397

Rights Held: World English; Translation – all languages

Rights Sold: Portuguese/Brazil (Editora Fundamento)

Michael Parker studied law and worked (extremely briefly) in corporate litigation before seeing the light and retraining to teach

English. He currently coordinates English at a school in Sydney. He has lived with the Japanese mafia and climbed to Camp One on

Mount Everest in Tibet. His first novel, Doppelganger, for young adults, was shortlisted in the NSW Premier’s Awards.

Justine Payen & Philip Webb 4+

Tea with Miss Tilly

When you take afternoon tea with Miss Tilly, there is no knowing where you will end up: from ancient

Egypt to outer space, via Atlantis and Loch Ness ...

What is for sure is that you’ll have one helluva ride and a generous helping of fun!

April 2012 | 32pp | 278 x 235mm | Paperback | ISBN 9781869509170

Rights Held: World English; Translation – all languages

This is Justine Payen’s first book.

Philip Webb is an award-winning illustrator whose work includes the beloved Piggity Wiggity.

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Winner of Book of the Year for Younger Children in the

2012 Australian Book Industry Awards and shortlisted in the

2012 Children’s Book Council of Australia Awards

Emma Quay 2+

Rudie Nudie

One, two Rudie Nudie, Rudie Nudie in the bath ...

Emma Quay captures all the joy and energy of childhood in this irresistible rhyming tale. With its charming illustrations and lively

text, Rudie Nudie is destined to become an instant family favourite!

November 2011 | 24pp | 237 x 261mm | Hardback | ISBN 9780733323355

Rights Held: World English; Translation – all languages

Rights Sold: Korean (Hansel Gyoyook Publishing Co. Ltd)

Emma Quay wanted to be a children’s book illustrator from a very early age. After moving from England to Australia in 1993, she

began her illustrating career and has since become one of Australia’s most sought-after picture-book artists. She has won numerous

awards, including the 2010 CBC Early Childhood Book of the Year for Bear and Chook by the Sea (written by Lisa Shanahan).

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Also new from Emma Quay 3+

Not a Cloud in the Sky

Bird had been flying for such a long time.

Sometimes everything looked the same all over.

Nothing different. Nothing at all.

Apart from the odd cloud …

A beautiful new picture book about how finding a friend can change the shape of a day.

April 2013 | 32pp | 305 x 219mm | Hardback | ISBN 9780733330919

Rights Held: World English; Translation – all languages

Rights Sold: Korean (Kookmin Books Co Ltd)

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Jessica Shirvington 2-5

Just the Way We Are (working title)

A fabulously fun, heartwarming picture book for the MODERN FAMILY generation

Meet Anna, Chiara, Henry, Jack and Lucy.

Their families might not look like your family, but that’s okay...

They’re perfect, just the way they are!

March 2014 | 32pp | 244 x 244mm | Hardback | ISBN 9780733331626

Rights Held: World English; Translation – all languages, ex German

Jessica Shirvington lives in Sydney with her husband of ten years, FOXTEL presenter and former Olympic sprinter Matt Shirvington,

and their two daughters. She has previously founded and run a coffee distribution company, Stella Imports, in London, and been

involved in managing the restaurants Fuel Bistro, Tow Bar and MG Garage in Sydney. She is currently a full-time mum, author and

co-director in the company MPS Investments Pty Ltd.

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I got this hat from a racing-car driver…

Jol and Kate Temple & Jon Foye 4-8

I Got This Hat

From the team that made PARROT CARROT comes a very clever and funny rhyming tale about the

surprisingly large world of hats.

I got this hat in China

I got this hat from a miner

I got this hat from a deep-sea diver

Hats. Only the headless dislike them. Everyone else loves wearing them! In this fun title we take a peek at the world around us

through the playful medium of hats.

September 2013 | 32pp | 244 x 244mm | Hardback | ISBN 9780733332067

Rights Held: World English; Translation – all languages

Winner, CBCA Junior Judges Children’s Choice Award, Picture Book, 2010

Winner, KOALA Award, Picture Book, 2010; Winner, YABBA Award, Picture Book, 2010

Winner, COOL Award, Picture Book, 2010; Winner, KROC Award, Picture Book, 2010

Shortlisted, Children’s Book Council Book of the Year Awards, Early Childhood, 2010

Colin Thompson & Sarah Davis 4+

Fearless

When a new baby is born it’s difficult to tell if it will grow up to be big or small or brave or scared of the dark and spiders. So

sometimes babies get the wrong name.

It’s the same with dogs.

So when the Claybourne-Willments, who should have been called the Smiths, got Fearless as a little puppy, it seemed a good name

for him. Except Fearless wasn’t.

How does Fearless finally live up to his name? By accident, of course!

October 2009 | 32pp | 302 x 212mm | Hardback | ISBN 9780733320255

Rights Held: World English; Translation - all languages

Rights Sold: Brazil (Editora Fundamento) and Chinese Complex (Youth Culture Enterprise)

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everyone.’

In the delightful follow-up to the multi-award-winning picture book,

everyone’s favourite bulldog discovers what it really means to be in love...

Colin Thompson & Sarah Davis 4+

Fearless in Love

The only thing Fearless can remember his mother telling him was, ‘Life is much nicer if you love

But loving everyone is much more complicated than Fearless had anticipated. Until he meets Primrose ...

February 2012 | 32pp | 217 x 303mm | Hardback | ISBN 9780733329517

Rights Held: World English; Translation - all languages

Rights Sold: Brazil (Editora Fundamento) and Chinese Complex (Youth Culture Enterprise)

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Picture Book Picture Book

Colin Thompson & Sarah Davis 4+

Fearless 3

In Fearless in Love, Fearless met Primrose, and it was love at first sight...

Now Fearless and Primrose have puppies. While most of the litter go to good families, Fearless Jnr stays home with Mum and Dad.

But unlike his dad, Fearless Jnr isn’t afraid of anything ... until he gets in over his head. It’s Fearless to the rescue! But can a bulldog

that’s scared of everything save his son?

May 2014 | 32pp | 210 x 297mm | Hardback | ISBN 9780733330872

Rights Held: World English; Translation - all languages

Rights Sold: Brazil (Editora Fundamento) and Chinese Complex (Youth Culture Enterprise)

Colin Thompson is an internationally recognised author and illustrator who has won many awards for his words and pictures. Most

recently, his title Dust (ABC Books) was awarded Honour Book in the 2007 Children’s Book Council awards.

Sarah Davis is a relative newcomer to Australian children’s books, although she has been exhibiting her artwork for some time. She

has recently collaborated with Sue Whiting on Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy (New Frontier) and Mending Lucille, written by Jennifer

Poulter (Lothian) (for which she won the CBC Crichton Award 2009).

Scott Tulloch 4+

Moose on the Loose

Moose on the Loose!

If you could have any pet in the world what would it be?

Willy can think of all kinds of cool pets he’d like to have but they’re either too big, or too small, or too

smelly, or too extinct! But there’s one pet Willy can’t live without and that’s the fabulous Mr Moose. Mr

Moose lives in Willy’s bedroom and has a special job that only Willy knows about.

March 2013 | 32pp | 250 x 235mm | Paperback | ISBN 9781869506834

Rights Held: World English; Translation – all languages

Scott Tulloch is a professional artist and illustrator who lives and works in Martinborough, New Zealand.

Picture Book

Frances Watts & David Legge 4+

The Fearsome, Frightening, Ferocious Box

At first your eyes will not believe,

Such terrors they can scarce conceive,

But come, look closely; you will see

Horrific creatures just like me.

Open the box, if you dare,

But danger lies within: Beware!

From the award-winning duo who brought you KISSES FOR DADDY and CAPTAIN CRABCLAW’S CREW comes a fearsome,

frightening, ferocious tale for the very brave of heart …

May 2013 | 32pp | 280 x 230mm | Hardback | ISBN 9780733328916

Rights Held: World English; Translation – all languages

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Picture Book

Winner of the 2012 Prime Minister’s Literary Award

for Children’s Fiction

A CBCA Notable Book

Frances Watts & Judy Watson 2+

Goodnight Mice!

Kiss Dad once.

Cuddle Mum twice.

‘Goodnight, Mum and Dad.’

‘Goodnight, mice.’

It’s time to say goodnight - but the four cheeky mice skittering, scampering and scurrying to bed don’t seem very sleepy!

This warm, affectionate story is the perfect bedtime book for the whole family to share.

March 2011 | 24pp | 251 x 252mm | Hardback | ISBN 9780733324215

Rights Held: World English; Translation – all languages

Rights Sold: Turkish (Arkadas)

Frances Watts was born in Lausanne, Switzerland and moved to Sydney when she was three. She worked as a bookseller and editor

for nearly ten years before she began her writing career. Her first picture book, KISSES FOR DADDY (illustrated by David Legge),

was an Honour Book 2006 CBCA Awards and has sold thousands of copies around the world. Her next two picture books with

David Legge, PARSLEY RABBIT’S BOOK ABOUT BOOKS and CAPTAIN CRABCLAW’S CREW, both won accolades in the CBCA

Awards. She is also the author of the EXTRAORDINARY ERNIE series for younger readers, and THE GERANDER TRILOGY,

which follows the adventures of four plucky mice.

Picture Book

Lindsay Wood & Rebekah Holguin 3+

Beach Bag Boogie

A holiday feeling tingles over his skin, and a jig-jiggling urge to get dancing sets in …

Jasper is camping with his family at the beach. When he wakes up in a tent, at first he doesn’t remember

where he is, but soon the various sights and sounds of a day at the beach make him dance with joy.

This delightful picture book captures the quintessential kid’s summer holiday spent at the beach. With a catchy repetitive structure,

it will have children chanting along as it is read to them, and a ‘jig-jiggling urge to dance’ will set in! Former Weta Workshop artist

Rebekah Holguin matches vibrant illustrations to the infectious, energetic text.

December 2011 | 32pp | 210 x 278mm | Paperback | ISBN 9781869509033

Rights Held: World English; Translation – all languages

Lindsay Wood is the author of junior fiction title This Way Up.

Rebekah Holguin is an exciting new talent, whose excellence was spotted by Weta Workshop when they signed her up after a school

work placement. She is now based in the US.

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Picture Book

Jeannette Rowe 2-5

Whose Bottom

Another colourful addition to Jeanette Rowe’s bestselling WHOSE? Series where children flip the flaps

to discover who belongs to the different bottoms shown on each page.

Whose bottom can you see?

Whose bottom can it be?

June 2013 | 16pp | 185 x 210mm | Hardback | ISBN 9780733332074

Rights Held: World English; Translation – all languages

Jeannette Rowe is the ABC Books’ bestselling Australian pre-school author and illustrator. Her books have sold well over three

million copies worldwide in twenty territories.

Other titles in the series:

Picture Book

A delightful first-focus board book for babies,

featuring stunning black-and-white photos

Megan Bowers-Vette 0-2

Black & White (Mangu & Ma)

From 0-2 years, black and white imagery can help your baby focus and improve their concentration.

Even newborns less than three months old can see black and white images clearer than anything else.

This beautiful black and white photographic collection of images will be one you will love to share with your baby. Produced as a

sturdy board book this book will withstand repeated readings and is small enough for little hands to hold.

October 2012 | 16pp | 145 x 145mm | Board Book | ISBN 9781869509958

Rights Held: World English; Translation – all languages

Megan Bowers-Vette is a talented photographer whose passion for her young baby led her to develop the stunning black and white

images used in Mangu and Ma.

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BOARD/CLOTH Book BOARD/CLOTH Book

Hoot, hoot, hoot!

Alison Lester 0-3

Hoot

I see a snowy owl

against the inky blue.

What do you say, snowy owl?

June 2013 | 8 spreads | 150 x 190mm | Board Book | ISBN 9780733330438

Rights Held: World English; Translation – all languages

Alison Lester 0-3

Snore

I see a grey koala

with gum leaves in her paw.

What do you say, grey koala?

Snore, snore, snore!

June 2013 | 8 spreads | 150 x 190mm | Board Book | ISBN 9780733330445

Rights Held: World English; Translation – all languages

BOARD/CLOTH Book

Splash, splash, splash!

Alison Lester 0-3

Splash

I see a pretty penguin

sliding like a flash.

What do you say, pretty penguin?

June 2013 | 8 spreads | 150 x 190mm | Board Book | ISBN 9780733330452

Rights Held: World English; Translation – all languages

Alison Lester is one of Australia’s most popular author-illustrators. She has written and illustrated many picture books for children,

including the multi-award-winning, bestselling Are We There Yet? (Penguin). Alison grew up on a farm overlooking the sea and first

rode a horse as a baby in her father’s arms. She still lives in country Victoria and rides her horse, Woollyfoot, whenever she can.

Alison was recently named Australia’s first joint Children’s Laureate for 2012-13.

Other titles in the series:

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BOARD/CLOTH Book BOARD/CLOTH Book

Helen Martin, Judith Simpson & Cheryl Orsini 2+

The ABC Book of Cars, Trains, Boats and

Planes

Hoot! Toot! Zoom! Brrm!

Come explore the busy and exciting world of transport.

Look and listen to the traffic of highways, railways, waterways and airways.

February 2010 | 12 spreads | 150 x 191mm | Board Book | ISBN 9780733323928

Rights Held: World English; Translation – all languages

Helen Martin, Judith Simpson & Cheryl Orsini 2+

The ABC Book of Machines

Machines save time throughout the day.

They help us work. They help us play.

Big or small, fast or slow, machines are always on the go!

From dump trucks and diggers to vacuums and toasters, this bright fun board book picks up on a

toddler’s natural fascination with machines. The clear, simple sentences and colourful illustrations will engage and delight young

children.

‘A must-have for your toddler’s library -- and not just for boys’ Kids-BookReview.com

‘will delight and engage young children’ EssentialBaby.com.au

July 2011 | 13 spreads | 159 x 186mm | Board Book | ISBN 9780733329586

Rights Held: World English; Translation – all languages

BOARD/CLOTH Book

Helen Martin, Judith Simpson & Cheryl Orsini 2+

The ABC Book of Rockets, Planets and Outer

Space

5, 4, 3, 2, 1 … Lift-off!

Rockets and astronauts! Sun, Moon and stars!

Discover the wonders of outer space.

From the team that brought you the bestselling ABC Book of Cars, Trains, Boats and Planes and ABC Book of Machines comes a

new book all about the fascinating world of space and space travel. With their bright, colourful illustrations and simple, rhythmical

language, these board books are perfect for preschool boys and girls. Collect the whole set!

June 2012 | 13 spreads | 150 x 190mm | Board Book | ISBN 9780733330513

Rights Held: World English; Translation – all languages

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BOARD/CLOTH Book BOARD/CLOTH Book

Helen Martin, Judith Simpson & Cheryl Orsini 2+

The ABC Book of Summer, Autumn, Winter and Spring

Seasons come ... Seasons go ... Sun shines ... Winds blow ... Rain falls ... Plants grow...

From the bestselling authors of ‘The ABC Book of Cars, Trains, Boats and Planes’ comes a glorious hardback picture book which

celebrates the joys of each season. From Autumn’s ‘red, yellow, brown’ leaves to Winter’s ‘sparkly cold snow’, the text also introduces

children to the concept of weather and its changing patterns. Beautifully illustrated in a retro style, this is the perfect book to share

with young children to inspire a delight in nature and its cycles.

February 2014 | 16 spreads | Hardback | ISBN 9780733331954

Rights Held: World English; Translation – all languages

Helen Martin is an award-winning writer and director. She has been an early childhood producer on TV programs such as Play

School and Hi-5.

Judith Simpson is an experienced and award-winning author for very young children.

Cheryl Orsini is a Sydney-based illustrator of more than twenty children’s books.

Various 0-4

The ABC Book of Nursery Rhymes

Showcases well-loved nursery rhymes such as Baa Baa Black Sheep, Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star and This Little

Pig Went to Market along with illustrations from some of Australia’s favourite children’s book illustrators.

August 2006 | 13 spreads | 190 x 144mm | Board Book | ISBN 9780733318368

Rights Held: World English; Translation – all languages

Features the work of Kerry Argent, Jonathan Bentley, Kim Gamble, Wayne Harris, Ann James, Stephen Michael King, David

Legge, Alison Lester, Andrew McLean, Patricia Mullens, Kilmeny Niland, Donna Rawlins and Julie Vivas.

BOARD/CLOTH Book

Various 0-4

The ABC Book of Lullabies

Rock-a-bye baby, in the tree top ...

A wonderful treasury of children’s lullabies, beautifully illustrated by thirteen of Australia’s top illustrators.

March 2012 | 13 spreads | 190 x 151mm | Board Book | ISBN 9780733330803

Rights Held: World English; Translation – all languages

Features the work of Tamsin Ainslie, Jonathan Bentley, Gaye Chapman, Janine Dawson, Wayne Harris, Ann James, Stephen

Michael King, Alison Lester, Caroline Magerl, Kilmeny Niland, Cheryl Orsini, Anna Pignataro and Emma Quay.

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A&R Australian Children’s Classics

Australia’s first publisher, Angus & Robertson, now an imprint of HarperCollins,

published many classic children’s titles.

These include such favourites as A Little Bush Maid by Mary Grant Bruce, The Silver

Brumby by Elynne Mitchell, The Adventures of Snugglepot and Cuddlepie by May

Gibbs, Blinky Bill by Dorothy Wall, The Muddle-Headed Wombat by Ruth Park with

illustrations by Noela Young, The Magic Pudding by Norman Lindsay, Bottersnikes

and Gumbles by SA Wakefield and many more.

Internationally acclaimed and sold, many have been made into feature films.

Rights information is available on request.

We invite you to visit our website www.harpercollins.com.au for further information.

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