Children’s books

In the Great Depression, two Shakespearean actors must leave their daughter Adversity at the Emu Swamp Children’s Home. But the Matron and a villainous theatrical agent plan to use the talented Addie in a money-making venture.
Together with Macbeth, her Shakespeare-quoting cockatiel, Addie must flee on a life-changing quest.
For 10-14 year olds

Sweet Adversityto buy
Or ask any good bookshop.
HarperCollins Publishers Australia
ISBN: 9781460755105
ISBN 10: 1460755103
Imprint: HarperCollins – AU

An adventure novel set on an outback dinosaur fossil dig. Set both in contemporary times and in Australia’s Cretaceous era, 95 million years ago. 
For 9-12 year olds.

Lothian Books / Hachette Australia 2006 / 2011 reprint

Charlie is sure her Habanero chilli will win the Flaming Hot Chilli Competition, but her arch-rival has other plans.  
A chapter book for 7-9 year olds.

Charlie & the Red Hot Chilli Pepper … to buy
Pearson Australia 2010-2014
ISBN 978 1442525641 

Young merchant, Ali is keen to impress the King with his salt. But when the salt disappears Ali risks losing his head. Can he solve the mystery of the disappearing salt? 
For 8-9 year olds.

Ali Berber & the Forty Grains of Salt … to buy
Pearson Australia 2014
ISBN 978 486007516

More than anything, Princess Belle wants to be a clown, but however heard of a clown for a princess, or a princess who’s a clown?
A funny story of misadventure for 7-8 year olds.

Blake Publishing 2010
ISBN 978 1741646481

An anthology of scary stories and poems … my story, Corn Dolly Dead even scared me when I wrote it!

Corn Dolly Dead
short & scary anthology

Editor: Karen Tayleur
Walker Books Australia/NZ

To buyWalker Books Australia