was a young koala who thought he knew all the bush-smarts
he needed. Very soon, he discovered that looking for the right
gum tree was a dangerous business. He ended up scared and
homeless-and he really, really, missed his mom. Kobi needed
to learn more bush-smarts, and FAST, if he were to stay alive.
. . Jumping Grasshoppers, how will poor Kobi manage?
Read--and discover his survival secrets.
is my first non-rhyming picture book. Oscar looks like all his
mean and nasty relatives, but he IS different. Yet the bush
critters simply judge him by his looks. He scares them, so they
run away. No one wants to be his friend.
Then Oscar does something that makes the bushies stop and think
about him. Could they have judged him wrongly?
Imagine a wild place where sun burns the sand,
Where water and food must be scratched from the land.
This place was the wellspring of men black as coal,
And Dreamtime ruled all who endured as one soul.
Frillneck Lizards, are they Dinosaurs that live,
Or just some wretched lizards with nothing much to give?
Without a built in thermostat to regulate their heat,
Old Frilly has to wing it - and maybe even cheat.
suffered from procrastination-putting off until later, things
she should do RIGHT NOW. Her mom nagged, but Daisy had not started
the essay that was due tomorrow. Bartholomew Q. accepted no
excuses. After muttering a magical mantra, he whisked Daisy
off to find fabulous words for her essay.
Who knew that Oogledorks, Dynoroars, and wild adventure could
be found where adjectives and verbs hung out-not to mention
trees that talked. And Black Crow? He was pure evil. Will Daisy
gather wonderful words? Will she survive being kidnapped? Absolutely.
The Green Fishbait and his henchmen have it under control!
Frannie's dad was transferred to Oregon, she worried about going
to a new school, and why she and her twin, Jeff, weren't really
close. Frannie also dreamed about her missing Mom, and wondered
why she had never returned to them. Ghosts, a long ago murder,
and helping to trap a killer were not on her private "worry"
list. Yet a late night visit from a scary apparition, trailing
long gray veils and begging for Frannie's help, changed everything.
Frannie and the ghost, who was amazingly kind and friendly,
put their heads together and planned revenge. A chilling encounter
in the basement, and the appearance of the ghost's familiar,
an arachnid of gargantuan size, persuaded twin Jeff to help
them track and trap Thelma Hill's killer. Using the internet
to trap the killer was dangerous. When the panicked and treacherous
killer pays a midnight visit to their basement, the trap is
sprung. Later, when the hoo-hah of the capture dies down,Thelma
Hill finally brings news of Frannie's mom.
This story is dear to my heart. It took me back
to my Aussie roots. I hope it takes you there as well.
a reluctant grandson in Oregon is pressured into writing to
his grandma in Australia, wonderful things happen. Both have
a need for love and reassurance as they deal with their everyday
problems. Back and forth the letters go: Josh shares his daily
problems, and Grandma Rose shares past memories that astonish
her grandson and his friend Kelly.
Xbox gathers dust, as the two friends find themselves bike riding
and bird watching - and actually reading. Googling the weird
and wonderful Aussie critters that come to Rose's garden becomes
a fun hobby. Soon, Andy and Gradma Rose shrink the Pacific Ocean
into a puddle they can easily ford.
Glossary of Australian sayings and
and Claude - Double Trouble Guardian
wrote "Taconi and Claude" with
reluctant readers in mind -
in the Aussie outback, on Coorparoo Cattle Station, Taconi,
a young aboriginal boy, deals with what life throws at him,
including a lot of advice from his chatty mate, a sulfur crested
cockatoo named Claude.
not easy being an aboriginal boy in the Aussie outback of
the mid 1900's. Taconi has nightmares about his upcoming "man"
ceremony, and ancient Dreamtime Spirits stalk him with plans
of their own. Tales from the Dreamtime, told around a celebration
fire, offer tribal history. Stories from his dad offer a glimpse
of life away from Coorparoo Station, + the chance to train
as a Jackaroo.
dodges a nasty Medicine Man who wants him gone, helps his
dad become station "cookie," and ends up a hero
of sorts, thanks to a crazed emu. All this, plus enough
witchetty grubs, snake and yabbies for a bonzer soup. And
when he Dreamtime spirits finally come for him, Claude is
there to offer advice.
** Glossary of Australian and Aboriginal words included.
A followup to Taconi and Claude.
Grandsons Andy and Bindi battle to
survive in the Aussie outback.
and sibling rivalry fuel this adventure, with a nasty threat
thrown in for the kicker. Circumstances force longtime friends,
Josh Howard and Bindi, into going Walkabout together.
Aussie outback is harsh, hot, and unforgiving - if the wild
dingoes don't get them, eating witchetty grubs might. The
threat he made to his brother Tom nags at Josh, and lies between
he and Bindi don't make things easier. If Josh ever wants
to see Coorparoo Cattle Station Homestead again, he had better
keep in good with Bindi.
simmers when a crazed Medicine Man wants Josh dead, and later,
he learns about the mysterous Dreamtime Spirits from a tribal
elder. At night, by the camp fire, he mulls over why Tom hates
him and what he can do about it.
Glossary of Australian and Aboriginal words included.
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of a magical Boab Tree, Taconi and Claude find themselves
marooned in the 21st Century. Ruthie and Horatio (2 characters
from my other books) join forces to help Taconi and his cockatoo
find their way back home to where they belong - the Aussie
outback of the 1950's.