books for kids

October 03, 2022

Willa and Woof: Birthday Business COMING 18 October!

Hi Everyone, I just wanted to keep you updated about the release date for Willa and Woof: Birthday Business, the second book in the new series. I can’t wait for readers to get their hands…

Read this

June 01, 2020

Alice-Miranda in the Outback – officially in stores tomorrow Tuesday 2 June! And Book Signing Saturday 20 June at Book Review St Ives, Sydney

I am so excited that Alice-Miranda has finally made it to the Australian outback for one of her most thrilling adventures yet. Tomorrow you can read all about her trip to Hope Springs via Coober…

Read this

April 22, 2020

Would you like me to read you a story?

This year I am thrilled to be an Ambassador for Australia Reads. There will be some exciting news in the coming weeks but in the meantime, I have recorded two videos for them – reading…

Read this

April 20, 2020

Victorian Premier’s Reading Challenge – you can still do it from home!

The Victorian Premier’s Reading Challenge is still going ahead for 2020. While we’re spending more time at home, there’s never been a better time to get lost in a good book! You can keep reading…

Read this

July 12, 2018

Total Quack Up Writing Competition for Kids (it’s new!) Competition closes 29 July – so get busy!

Penguin Random House is seeking submissions from young writers for a new humorous short story collection, Total Quack Up! (October 2018), edited by children’s authors Sally Rippin and Adrian Beck, and illustrated by James Foley. Rippin and…

Read this