Book Week stories

A massive round of applause to all of the school librarians who made Book Week rock. Far from being the buttoned-up noise-Nazis that we’ve come to expect, the librarians I’ve encountered love to see kids excited about reading, and they’ll happily put on a costume, throw a parade and lure authors away from their desks to […]

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Motivating reluctant readers

Has there ever been a better time to be a young book lover? The diversity and volume of children’s books is staggering. There is something in print for every reading level and every possible interest, cleverly illustrated and packaged  inside an inviting cover. Yet, a lot of children approach reading with the same enthusiasm as […]

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How’s my front cover in this?

There’s a theory that book sales are proportional to the number of teeth on the front cover. With this theory in mind my publisher, Paul Collins, of Ford Street Publishing, enlisted the talented Marc McBride to do the artwork for the Hazard River series. Marc, who is famous for the Deltora Quest illustrations, is not […]

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Non-stop action at Hazard River

Get set for more action at Hazard River with Bat Attack and Tiger Terror. The stories are action-packed fun for readers aged 8+, published by Ford Street Publishing. The freaky front covers are done by super-talented illustrator, Marc McBride. The HAZARD RIVER series: Holidays are normally fun – right? But when Jack Wilde and his friends visit […]

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