Books

A Penny in Time


  When Yared is left at his nanna’s for a week he feels like running away. He wants to be in his own room, with his football cards and his batman doona, not in the spare room at his nanna’s with its blue flowery bedspread and the bookshelf full of old-fashioned girls’ adventure stories. He wants his own parents, not his brisk, stern nanna.

But then Yared stumbles upon a box of old coins in his nanna’s bedroom and things begin to change. Worlds open up before him and lives are linked across the decades as Yared discovers truths he never knew about history, love and belonging.

‘A magic ramble through our history.’ – Jackie French

Celebrating 100 years since the first Australian penny.
Free teachers’ notes are available for download here.

You can purchase A Penny in Time through the publisher’s website or at amazon.com.

And here's a trailer for an (imaginary) mini-series based on A Penny in Time:

Lyli Meets the Stone-Muncher


  Story and illustrations by Céline Eimann
Text adapted by Anna Bartlett


Lyli wants to know what's over the mountains that surround her crowded city. She's not scared of the ferocious Stone-Muncher that is rumoured to live in a tunnel nearby. She doesn't believe in monsters!

But when Lyli sets out on her expedition, she finds a lot more than she bargained for. Were the legends true all along? And what's really over the mountains?

A lively story of friendship, adventure and extending your horizons.
You can purchase Lyli Meets the Stone-Muncher through the publisher’s website (hardback) or at amazon.com (paperback).