It’s only 38 days until Christmas and if you, like me, are behind in your Christmas shopping, let me remind you that giving a young person in your life a book signed by a real author is a wonderful way to celebrate reading.
I don’t often do a direct sell through my website (or elsewhere) because I love when shoppers support book and mortar book stores. But I do have some books which are no longer available in stores, and so, if you would like one of the following books, drop me a line and we can arrange a sale. You will also be helping me to clean out my book cupboard and perhaps pay for some travel for research in the new year.
- Doggy Duo. Published way back in 2003, this was my first ever trade title, published by Banana Books, and illustrated by Teresa Culkin-Lawrence. Featuring two chapter book stories for younger readers, this has a unique format – the two stories are published back to back, so one cover says Little Dog, the other The Dog Ate My Homework, and when the reader finishes the first, they close the book, flip it and start the other. Because of its age, and the fact that I have quite a lot of stock of this one, price is $8 posted anywhere in Australia.
- Snowy’s Christmas. This very Australian picture book (published by Random House and illustrated by David Murphy) tells the story of Snowy, a white kangaroo who – you guessed it – gets to help Santa pull his sleigh. Perfect for Australian kids, but also for sending overseas. Price is $20 including postage anywhere in Australia.
- Pemberthy Bear. One of my earliest picture books, this hard covering offering was illustrated by award winning artist Jacqui Grantford, and published by new Frontier. What’s not to love about a rhyming tale of a grumpy bear who is gradually persuaded to sing a duet? Limited stock of this one. Price is $30 posted anywhere in Australia.
- The Floatingest Frog. Another picture book, illustrated by Simon Bosch and also published by New Frontier, this is a fun story about sibling rivalry, as well as a retelling of an Aesop’s fable. Posted anywhere in Australia for $25.
Still in print and therefore hopefully available from a brick and mortar bookstore near you:
(NB – I support local book sellers by not actively hand selling my books in print. But if you can’t get a copy locally, or super duper want a signed copy, contact me)