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Deb's Books!

Scroll Down to Find Books about Soccer, spies, spelling, pesky wolves, ghosts WW2 and flooded Cities. 

 

Deb's books can be found all over over the world and are translated into many languages.

Click on the books below to find out more.

The Most Marvellous Spelling Bee Mystery
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Final Storm

The Third Book in the Grimsdon Trilogy

After surviving for three years in the flooded city of Grimsdon and uncovering the secrets of New City, Isabella, Griffin and their friends have settled into a new home, enrolled in school and are making new friends, including the charming, Aleksander Larsen.

They face a world of robots, wild weather and a mysterious evil mastermind. Isabella is in danger and Griffin will need to face his darkest fears or he will lose his best friend forever. 

'The characters, the adventures, the emotion, the plot twists and turns - WHAT'S NOT TO LOVE!'

Jo Noble, Librarian, St Agatha's Catholic School, Clayfield

'AWESOME. EXCITING. UNPUTDOWNABLE!'
Mrs Kerry Gittins, Head Librarian, Renaissance International School

 

'Your book had me on the edge of my seat in every chapter.'

James, age 12, Sydney Grammar School

NEW!

Wolfie's Here!

Sneaking Around a Bookstore Near You...

 

Fairytales are nonsense. They're full of wolves pestering pigs and picking on sweet little girls in red hoods. But I would never do those things. I knit! I bake blueberry pie! You know what I really want to do?

I WANT TO RESCUE A PRINCESS!

Yours sincerely,

Wolfie

Wolfie: An Unlikely Hero is an amusing, entertaining, hilarious story that will make you laugh out loud. (It) is a real page-turner that demands to be read and then read again and again.

Kids Book Review

This is a unique, hilarious story about trying to change your image which will appeal to all sorts of ages for all sorts of reasons.

Barbara Braxton, Teacher Librarian OZTLNET 

 The Stupendously Spectacular Spelling Bee and The Most Marvellous Spelling Bee Mystery

AUSTRALIAN FAMILY THERAPISTS AWARDS, SHORTLISTED YABBA, KROC, KOALA AWARDS

India Wimple can spell. Brilliantly. When the Wimples suggest she enter the Stupendously Spectacular Spelling Bee, India says she's not good enough - but her family encourage her to sign up. In the sequel, India is invited to London to the international bee, but when a series of accidents happens, India and her friends suspects skullduggery is afoot and she and her friends are determined to save the bee.

'I absolutely adored The Stupendously Spectacular Spelling Bee.' ASO

'This is an inspirational story.' Barbara Braxton, Teacher Librarian

'Humorous and poignant.' Kate Nafz, School Library Journal, USA

'This story about facing and overcoming one's fears is a winner.' Kirkus Review

Teresa A New Australian

SHORTLISTED WAYBRA AWARDS, WINNER BEST BOOK IN TRANSLATION, MALTA

 

Teresa was only four years old when the bombs began to fall. Over the next three years, her island home of Malta became the most heavily bombed place of WW2. With her country destroyed and starvation rife, Teresa's father decides to leave for Australia and its promise of a brighter future.

Teresa was inspired by Deb's father who was born in a cave during the bombings of 1942. After the war, he and his family, along with a million other migrants, made the journey to Australia to start a new life.

This is book four in an exciting series from Scholastic.

New City

HONOUR BOOK YABBA AWARDS, SHORTLISTED KOALA & KROC

 

Isabella and her friends have escaped the floodwaters of Grimsdon with its sea monsters, evil harbor lords and sneaker waves. They have arrived in the modern world of New City but will their lives be as wonderful as they’re told? From freakish weather to the Garrison’s tough rules, the kids face new threats at every turn. They’re treated as heroes but what does the mysterious Major General really want from them? There are ornithopters, rescue eagles and a dark secret at the edge of the forest Isabella is determined to uncover.

Grimsdon

SHORTLISTED AUREALIS AWARDS, REAL AWARDS, SPEECH PATHOLOGY AWARDS & KIDS BOOK REVIEW

 

Grimsdon is in ruins. Three years ago a massive wave broke its barriers and flooded the city. Isabella and her best friend Griffin live with three young kids in an opulent mansion, surviving with the help of Griffin's brilliant inventions and Isabella’s fighting skills. But will that be enough to combat the threat of powerful sneaker waves, unscrupulous bounty hunters, a ruthless harbour lord and the creeping rumours of a sea monster? And can they trust the mysterious stranger who arrives in his flying machine?

 

This is the first of Deb's cranky novels. Along with New City, it was written because she worried that governments around the world weren't taking enough care of the planet.

The Remarkable Secret

of Aurelie Bonhoffen

IBBY OUTSTANDING INTERNATIONAL BOOK AWARD, AUREALIS AWARD, CBC NOTABLE BOOK

 

Inspired by Deb's Nanna who used to tell her lots of stories when she was a kid, this is the story of Aurelie Bonhoffen and her family who own an amusement park, but on Aurelie's 12th birthday, she discovers her family's 100 year old secret.

Max Remy Superspy

2 Books in 1 - 10 Part Series

KOALA, YABBA, COOL AWARDS, ANGUS & ROBERTSON TOP 50 BOOKS, CBC AWARDS USA, WAYRBA, CROC, ELLIE AWARDS USA, OPPENHEIM AWARDS USA, AUREALIS AWARS, READ AND WRITE AWARDS

 

Max Remy and her best friend, Linden, travel the world as the youngest spies of elite intelligence agency, Spyforce. Armed with time and space machines, Jetpacks, freeze rays and stink bombs, they travel from London to Hollywood, Paris and country Australia to save the world from bad guys. It’s fast, fun and sometimes very, very messy. There are ten books in the series which are inspired by Deb's love of adventures, cartoons and the TV show Get Smart, which she watched as a kid.

Jasper Zammit Soccer Legend

3 Books in 1

Jasper Zammit loves soccer. He dreams of walking into stadiums, of girls calling his name and of one day playing in the World Cup … if only he can stop his daydreaming long enough. When new girl Lil joins his team, they might finally have a chance of winning the finals, but there’s bully Badger Mackenzie to contend with, unexpected trouble at home and a new coach who doesn’t always play by the rules. Written with the advice of soccer legend Johnny Warren, this is an engaging story of friendship, family and the beautiful game.

Ghost Club

3 Part Series

SHORTLISTED SISTERS IN CRIME DAVVITT AWARDS, YABBA AWARDS 2016

Twins Angeline and Edgar are the youngest investigators at The Ghost Club, formed over 150 years ago by Charles Dickens. Armed with special ghost hunting equipment, they explore spooky places to try and talk ghosts out of their pesky, haunting ways, and apart from stray bursts of ectoplasm and a few grumpy pot-throwing ghosts, they do a very good job.

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