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Monster School by DC Green

PT, the Swamp Boy, is terrified. During his first class at Monster School, mafia goblins threaten to murder him. He is saved … by the meanest monsters in school –
• A vampire with attitude!
• A socially-challenged zombie!
• A giant spider called Bruce!
Now PT is really sweating. If the Dead Gang learns his secret, he’ll spin on a kebab stick before recess. Imagine what will happen if the dragon finds out!

 

ISBN: 9781925000078
Publication date: October 2013
Format: B format paperback
Price: AUD$18.95
Category: Fantasy
Age guide: 10+

  • ‘A wild, wise-cracking ride. I loved it.’ – Ian Irvine.
  • ‘A rollicking read, filled with snappy dialogue.’ – Jenny Mounfield, Amazon.com.
  • ‘I fell in love with the wonderful cast of monster characters. This is one book I wish I'd written … a classic.’ – Robyn Parnell, Goodreads.
  • ‘Fast moving, exciting and drops information at just the right rate... Altogether, great fun, with the usual DCG mix of big-hearted weirdness.’ – Sally Odgers.
  • ‘Jam-packed with action and adventure… From the first to the last page you'll be hooked in and barracking for PT and the Dead Gang.’ – Matt Porter, Goodreads.
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DC Green 

About the Author

Surf journalist DC Green has won multiple big awards, had thousands of articles published in over forty countries and roamed the world’s greatest surf spots with the likes of eleven-times world champion Kelly Slater. Children’s author DC Green has won two very small awards, had five children’s novels published in one country and Kelly Slater no longer returns his calls. DC doesn’t mind. He loves motivating even the most reluctant of readers and writers. His school shows, that have toured through every Australian state, have been acclaimed as ‘bizarre, egotistical, enthralling, funny and not to be missed’, while DC’s humorous fantasy Erasmus James series has been hailed ‘the finest written in the history of English literature about mutants chooks and ninja horses’.

Key selling points:

  • Monster School is high-paced adventure with action, fights and fun – from page one!
  • It’s Lord of the Rings in an overcrowded city
  • Laugh-out-loud, character-driven humour
  • The Pokemon of monsters – EVERY known monster type lives in the City of Monsters
  • This book/series won two awards, even before publication
  • Amazing covers AND internal art by The World of Grrym illustrator, Danny Willis
  • Local author willing to promote through signings,interviews, blogs, pretty much anything legal
  • Bookmarks, posters and stickers available (while stocks last)

 

Welcome Home by Christina Booth

Welcome Home is the story of a young boy and a whale as she swims into the river harbour seeking safety and a resolution to the violent past relationship between whales and man. This prosaic journey, accompanied with soft sketchy watercolour images, reveals how the past can impact our future. Can the boy make amends for the past? Can the whale forgive and return to what was once her ancestor’s home? Whaling is a horrific image to portray in any literature yet this story offers its history and consequences to children and adults in a gentle, safe way. This story does not avoid the facts but ends with hope and reconciliation, using history to show the consequences of our actions and choices.

 

ISBN: 9781925000092 PB 9781925000085 HC
Publication date:1 Oct 2013 HC, 1 Feb 2014 PB
Extent: 32 pages
Format: Portrait picture book
Price: AUD$26.95 HC AUD $16.95 PB
Category: Fiction
Age guide: 7+

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 ChristinaBooth

About the Author

Christina Booth is an award winning Australian children’s author/illustrator. Four of her picture books have gained CBCAs Notable Children’s Book Awards. Her picture book, Kip, the story of a crowing rooster living in the city, was awarded a CBCA Honour Book in 2010. Two of Christina’s illustrated books (In The Deep Red Desert, Angie Lionetto- Civa; The Carrum Sailing Club, Claire Saxby), were selected to be read on ABC’s Playschool program in 2012.

Key selling points:

  • How do you teach and show the effects of whaling to children? Through a story.
  • Welcome home is a gentle and safe introduction to the history of whaling and how it put whales at the risk of extinction.
  • An important message without preaching for all ages to consider.
  • A wonderful classroom book or a treasure for the family bookshelf.
  • Includes information pages at the conclusion of the story to assist in explaining about Southern Right Whales and whaling around Southern Australia
  • To complement the story, the last two pages of the book are filled with information about Southern Right Whales, a brief history of whaling and the event that inspired the story.
 

 

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