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 here.

You can purchase A Penny in Time directly from me (shipping within Australia only, cost is AU $21 per book, which includes postage) or at amazon.


Lyli Meets the Stone-Muncher

Story and illustrations by Céline Eimann
Text adapted by Anna Bartlett

Lyli wants to know whats over the mountains that surround her crowded city. Shes not scared of the ferocious Stone-Muncher that is rumoured to live in a tunnel nearby. She doesnt 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 whats really over the mountains?

A lively story of friendship, adventure and extending your horizons.

You can purchase Lyli Meets the Stone-Muncher at amazon.