Books that make you part of something bigger
I write books about friendship, adventure, nature, family, science, technology and Australia’s incredible natural landscape. I love fast, funny, exciting books!
My children’s books — published in Australia and overseas — include:
WEDNESDAY WEEKS series, co-authored with Denis Knight
– NOTABLE BOOK 2021 Children’s Book Council of Australia
– SHORTLISTED 2022 WA Premier’s Book Awards
BENEATH THE TREES
– Out February 2021
FIONA WOOD: INVENTOR OF SPRAY-ON SKIN
– Book 1 in the Aussie STEM Stars series
– SHORTLISTED 2021 Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards
– SHORTLISTED 2020 Australian Book Design Awards
OFF THE TRACK
– SHORTLISTED 2019 The Wilderness Society Environmental Award for Children’s Literature
– SHORTLISTED 2021 West Australian Young Readers Book Award
ZEROES AND ONES
– NOTABLE BOOK 2019 Children’s Book Council of Australia
– SHORTLISTED 2019 Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards
TO THE LIGHTHOUSE
– SHORTLISTED 2019 West Australian Young Readers Book Award
THE COSMIC ADVENTURES OF ALICE AND BOB
– SHORTLISTED 2018 Australian Book Design Awards
– WINNER 2009 Frances Lincoln Diverse Voices Children’s Book Award
Book recommendations for you
In a world of magic, can science save the day? Comedy fantasy adventure for ages 8+. Wednesday Weeks never wanted to be a sorcerer’s apprentice. She’d rather study science than magic. But when her cloak-wearing, staff-wielding grandpa is captured by a power-hungry goblin king, Wednesday must find a way to embrace her magical heritage and rescue him from the dreaded Tower of Shadows.
The true story of Australian of the Year Professor Fiona Wood: A biography for kids ages 10+. This is engaging narrative non-fiction for kids.
Cam and Sophie’s rescue attempt goes horribly wrong… Action and adventure in the Queensland rainforest. This chapter book is great to read aloud or for kids who are independent readers.
A daring adventure on Perth’s Rottnest Island. This is a book about friendship, resilience and trust. It’s a great book to read aloud or for kids who are independent readers.
You’re hiking… What would you do if your parents never caught up? This is a chapter book that is great to read aloud, or for kids who are independent readers.
Weird facts and engaging anecdotes to chronicle the genesis of life-changing gadgets. This is a non-fiction book about the history of computers. It’s a great book for kids who love facts. It’s also pretty funny (I think :-))
Hashimoto Monsters is Takeshita Demons, rejacketed with a bonus fourth book. This is a middle grade adventure for readers aged 8 and up. A spooky series for kids.
Adventure trilogy inspired by Japanese mythology and my years living in Japan. A series of spooky middle grade adventures.