Young Readers


Too old for picture books but not yet at the sophistication of Young Adult novels, these are engaging stories for younger readers that are often in a popular series.Once they have read one, they’ll want to read the rest!


TRISTAN BANCKS- My Life & other Exploding chickens

tridtan-bancks-new-head-shot My Life and Other Stuff I Made Up Girls are so scary when you are at primary school, but sometimes you have to do deals as Tristan’s pint sized protagonist finds out.   My Life and other Exploding Chickens Another hilarious instalment from this series in which our hero learns that homework can be farmed out - but it has to be paid for!   My Life and other Weaponised Muffins Tom plans to be good for a whole day - after all, how hard can it be?


Tim Harris – ‘Mr. Bambuckles Remarkables Fight Back’

  Overnight the world has been turned upside down as a typographical error makes the age of 18 now 8 - so kids can drive and go to work!

Recorded at Somerset Literature Festival 2018


PETER HELLIAR- Frankie Fish and the Sonic Suitcase

Peter Helliar's book is a pretty big read for this age group but according to him they just race through it - probably because Peter is a stand-up comedian and it's a pretty funny. This is a short read from him though!

Recorded at the Byron writers Festival 2017


SORAYA NICHOLS – Starlight Stables

A great combination for young girls who love horses, and detective stories. A group of pony riding friends solve a mystery.


Chrissie Perry –' Penelope Perfect : Project Best Friend'

Penelope loves her phone which she bought with half her own money and half from her dad who wanted to keep in touch with her now that he has a new family.. Everything in her life is just wonderful but Penelope plots how to make her life absolutely perfect by acquiring a new best friend.

Recorded at Somerset Literature Festival 2018


DAMEAN POSSNER – Helix and the Arrival

If you think it’s hard living with your family, what was it like for a teenager in the Stone Age? Helix needs to prove himself in his father’s eyes, but he just not the hunting type!


LUKE PROUDFOOT – Shaka Shaka Hawaii

A group of Australian animal mates who love to surf! Comedy for grommets ! And Luke even has music on his website to go with the book. Click here to go to his music site:


RICHARD ROXBURGH - Artie and the Grime Wave

Richard Roxburgh loved reading to his two boys so much he decided to get in on the fun and write his own children's book! Being an actor, he can't resist reading all the characters in funny voices!

Recorded at Byron Writers Festival 2017


JOL TEMPLE - Capt. Jimmy Cook Discovers Third Grade

jol-temple-authors-headshot Jimmy thinks boys don't keep diaries- they keep logs! At least he comes to this conclusion after learning of his famous seafaring ancestor.

Recorded at Sydney Writers Festival 2016

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