VSATSH_COV_44895_PC_AU-finalMy sessions today at Text Marks the Spot, the Bendigo Writer’s Festival Schools event, were great fun. Here’s my list of recommended books – starting, of course, with my own!











Verity Sparks and the Scarlet Hand

Susan Green: Walker Books 2015 (Australia)


Judith Rossell ABC Books 2014 (Australia)

The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place #5:The Unmapped Sea.

Mary Rose Wood: Harper Collins 2015 (USA)

Awful Auntie

David Walliams: Harper Collins 2014 (UK)


Morris Gleitzman: Viking 2015 (Australia)

The Honest Truth

Dan Gemeinhart: Chicken House 2105 (USA)

The Truth is a Cave in the Black Mountains

Neil Gaiman(UK) illustrated by Eddie Campbell (Australia): Headline 2014

Song for a Scarlet Runner

Julie Hunt : Allen&Unwin 2013 (Australia)

Brotherhood of Thieves: The Final Battle

Stuart Daly: Random 2015 (Australia)

The Letter for the King

Tonke Dragt: Pushkin 2015 (the Netherlands (Holland))

Every Move

Ellie Marney: Allen & Unwin 2015 (Australia)

Tiger Stone

Deryn Mansell: Black Dog Books 2015 (Australia)

A Song for Ella Grey

David Almond: Hodder 2015 (UK)

The Cut Out

Jack Heath : Allen & Unwin 2015 (Australia)

The Heart of Two Worlds

Anne Plichota Pushkin 2014 (France)




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