See below for a summary of my published reading books.
Hide and Sleep
Fred the Owl wants to play, but his friends want to sleep.Available from Booktopia.
Bedtime for Baby and The Hungry Baby
Two early readers about the adventures of one very naughty baby.
Kelly and Msicha love playing basketball, but the boys in their time won’t pass to them.
Garth thinks living in the city is pretty cool, but then Dad announces over dinner that they’re moving down south. Brace yourself Garth – you’re in for some big changes.
Available from Blake Publishing.
R is for Rolf
Carlotta and her slobbery dog Rolf are the best of friends. So they’re both over the moon when Dad announces that Rolf can come on holiday! But one silly mistake leaves Rolf stranded, far from the family. Will Carlotta ever see her best friend again?
After school one day Robbie finds a large, sticky brown stain on his bedroom carpet. He has no idea how it got there. But one thing is for sure, his mum is going to be very very mad when she sees it! One way or another Robbie is sure to lose his pocket money…
Robbie is looking after two giant cockroaches for his friend Tim. All he has to do is take care of them for one whole month — that is, without his mum finding out! If those enormous cockroaches get out, Robbie is in VERY BIG trouble!
Published in 2008, R is for Rolf, Stuck! and Bugged! are available as part of the ZigZags series from OUP and from educational book suppliers.
Two Tricky Tales
Aimed at readers in and around grade two, Two Tricky Tales retells two Aesop’s fables: The Fox and the Crow and The Lion and the Mosquito. With delightful illustrations by Roberto Corona it is perfect for classroom sharing or study, but just as appropriate for individual reading.Part of the LM Chapter series, Two Tricky Tales is available through Learning Media in New Zealand, Australia and elsewhere.
In Marty’s Birthday, Marty can’t believe that everyone has forgotten his birthday. Will they remember in time? This first chapter book for readers aged 6 to 8 is illustrated by Elspeth Alix Batt. In the US it has been published under the title Marvin’s Birthday.Part of the LM Chapter series, Marty’s Birthday is available through Learning Media, in New Zealand, Australia and elsewhere.
Frogs: Awesome Amphibians
I love frogs and in 2008, the international year of the Frog, my first nonfiction frog title was published by Ready Ed Publications. A handy classroom reference, or as private reading, it can be purchased online direct from the publisher.
- Two emergent readers, Buzzy Fly and Be Careful, have been published by the Wright Group (US). Levelled readers Remember Me and Over the Fence were published by Macmillan Mc-Graw Hill (also in the US) and The Extraordinary House was published by Macmillan Australia.
- Icecream, about how icecream is made, was published by Macmillan Australia as part of the Springboard series.
- Sonoran Desert Animals was published by Macmillan McGraw-Hill (USA).
- Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (about money) and Desert Critters were both published by ACER Australia in 2008.