I love being able to recommend books and this month I’ve compiled a list of great reads – all written by fantastic Aussie authors (and okay – I’ll admit they’re all friends of mine too!).
Olive Black Series by Alex Miles
Olive Black is a ten-year old Aussie superstar. She’s balancing backyard cricket with backstage gossip, maths tests with screen tests.
I have to admit that as a child I had a few stars in my eyes. I was always wondering how kids got to be in television ads and thinking how much fun it would be. Unlike Olive Black, I didn’t pursue a career on screen but you can read all about her adventures in the five fabulous stories in the series. The author, Alex Miles has quite a bit of experience around television as she used to write scripts for Neighbours. Alex also has two of the most adorable little boys you’re ever likely to meet. I think George might be able to outdrive me on the golf fairway soon (and that’s really sad as he’s three!)
The first book in this fabulous series is Puppy Planet followed by Halloween Queen, The Robbery Riddle, Mammoth Mistake and The Pyramid Puzzle.
Here’s a blurb for The Pyramid Puzzle (I want to take Alice-Miranda to Egypt one day too!)
Olive jet-sets all the way to Egypt for her latest blockbuster. She’s starring as a junior archaeologist who uncovers ancient secrets – but it’s the mystery she’s digging up at school that’s truly puzzling… With the help of the naughtiest boy she knows, can Olive solve the riddle of two feuding teachers? Or will she discover that things are not always as they seem?
Champion Charlies Series by Adrian Beck
Do you love football? As in soccer? As in the World Game? Well, the Football World Cup is about to kick off in Russia in the next couple of weeks and to celebrate all things round ball Penguin Random House have released a fantastic new series called Champion Charlies, written by Adrian Beck in partnership with Football Federation Australia. There are currently two books out with another two coming in September.
Champion Charlies 1: The Mix Up