Now I Am Bigger
This is a picture book in free verse - it captures all the excitement and wonder of a small child's world, when every day brings something new - new teeth, new words, new bed - and every little change is very, very BIG.
Since Chris lost his best mate, Dave, cars are all he really cares about. Then Josh Carter moves to town. His dad is a famous racing car driver and everyone wants to be Josh's friend. But as Chris soon discovers, Josh is a bit of a motormouth, and that's where the trouble begins . . .
Motormouth is a new verse novel, published by Penguin Books and available now.
Read some poems from this book.
Sixth Grade Style Queen (Not!)
HONOUR BOOK - 2008 CBCA AWARDS
This tells the story of Dawn, who is struggling to survive in Grade Six. The bane of her life is popular Melissa Banner and life seems hard enough, being called Frog Spawn and battling with the Style Queens. Then Dawn's parents split up, and Dawn's world becomes a crazy see-saw.
(Penguin Books Australia)
What reviewers are saying:
"This verse novel is a gem ... A brilliant book." Bendigo Advertiser, 30 June 07
"Although the difficulties of the 'tween years are so eloquently portrayed there is also a fine edge of humour in the book which makes it an engaging and sympathetic read." Magpies, July 2007.
Farm Kid won the NSW Premier’s Literary Award for Children’s Books in 2005, and is a CBC Notable Book.
The family farm is the only life Zack knows. To him it's space, blue skies, cows, hay and the creek. But the drought could change everything.
'...a series of beautifully crafted blank verse, free of condescension and sentimentality' (Ruth Starke, ABR)
FARM KID HAS NOW BEEN REPRINTED AND IS AVAILABLE THROUGH ME or on Fishpond.com.au.
Read some poems from the book.
My poetry books for adults are here.