My Children’s Books

I have written and had published more than 100 children’s books. Links books go either to Amazon.com or the Book Depository where you should be able to buy them, although availability changes over time. Note also that many are available mainly in Australia, so you might try an Australian source, especially if one of the linked pages says the book is unavailable or has a ridiculous price. Many also appear on Google Books, Google’s book scanning service.

Non-Fiction

2017

  • Team Reads: This is the NBL!, Macmillan Education. Planned publication, 2017.
  • Team Reads: Nathan Jawai: A Basketball Champion, Macmillan Education. Planned publication, 2017.
  • Team Reads: Which Sport Rules?, Macmillan Education. Planned publication, 2017.

2015

  • Migration: Animals on the Move, Discovery Education. Originally published as On the Move, Australian Geographic, 2011

2014

  • Outback Heroes, Macmillan Education
  • Christmas Island Red Crabs, Macmillan Education
  • What is Energy, Discovery Eduction, 2014. Originally published as Energy in Action, Australian Geographic, 2011
  • Rain Forest Habitats, Discovery Education, 2014. Originally publishes as Rainforest Riches, Australian Geographic, 2011
  • Brain Works, Discovery Education, 2014. Originally published as Brain Works, Australian Geographic, 2011

2013

  • Wired World, Discovery Education, 2013. Originally published as Wired World, Australian Geographic, 2011
  • DNA Detectives, Discovery Education, 2013. Originally published as DNA Detectives, Australian Geographic, 2011
  • Life on a Space Station, Discovery Education, 2013. Originally published as Life on a Space Station, Australian Geographic, 2011
  • Overpopulation, Discovery Education, 2013. Originally published as A Peopled Planet, Australian Geographic, 2011
  • Plant-Powered Men: Inspirational Men Share Their Secrets of Optimal Health and Boundless Energy. Chapter contributed to book by Kathy Divine, 2013.

2012

  • Colonial Australia: New South Wales, Pearson, 2012
  • Colonial Australia: Victoria, Pearson, 2012
  • Colonial Australia: South Australia, Pearson, 2012
  • Colonial Australia: Tasmania, Pearson, 2012
  • Colonial Australia: Queensland, Pearson, 2012
  • Colonial Australia: Western Australia, Pearson, 2012

2011

  • Money Sense: Currency, Macmillan Library, 2011
  • Money Sense: Managing Money, Macmillan Library, 2011
  • Money Sense: The Money System, Macmillan Library, 2011
  • Money Sense: Consumer Sense, Macmillan Library, 2011
  • Days to Remember, Macmillan Education, 2011
  • Kakadu, Macmillan Education, 2011
  • Yellowstone, Red Wings Learning, 2011
  • On the Move, Australian Geographic, 2011. Also published as Animaux Migrateurs, Petit homme, 2012.
  • A Peopled Planet, Australian Geographic, 2011
  • Life on a Space Station, Australian Geographic, 2011
  • Energy in Action, Australian Geographic, 2011
  • Rainforest Riches, Australian Geographic, 2011
  • Brain Works, Australian Geographic, 2011
  • Wired World, Australian Geographic, 2011
  • DNA Detectives, Australian Geographic, 2011

2010

  • Famous Female Spies, Macmillan Education, 2010
  • In the Public Eye, Macmillan Education, 2010
  • Whaling, Macmillan Education, 2010
  • Australia’s Social Systems: Political System, Pearson Education, 2010
  • Australia’s Social Systems: Financial System, Pearson Education, 2010
  • Australia’s Social Systems: Legal System, Pearson Education, 2010
  • Australia’s Social Systems: Economy, Pearson Education, 2010
  • Living Sustainably: Using Water, Macmillan Education, 2010
  • Living Sustainably: Treading Lightly on the Earth, Macmillan Education, 2010
  • Living Sustainably: Smart Shopping, Macmillan Education, 2010
  • Living Sustainably: Using Energy to Get Around, Macmillan Education, 2010
  • Living Sustainably: Using Energy at Home and School, Macmillan Education, 2010
  • Living Sustainably: Reducing Waste, Macmillan Education, 2010
  • Secret Codes, Weldon Owen, 2010
  • Spartacus the Gladiator, Weldon Owen, 2010. Also published as Spartacus der Gladiator, Mildenberger Verlag, 2012
  • Behind the News Topics: Inventions, ABC Books/Pearson, 2010
  • Behind the News Topics: Landmarks, ABC Books/Pearson, 2010
  • Behind the News Topics: Internet, ABC Books/Pearson, 2010

2009

  • The Big Campaign, Macmillan Education, 2009
  • The Nelson Mandela Story, Macmillan Education, 2009
  • Coral Reefs, Macmillan Education, 2009
  • Diamonds Forever, Macmillan Education, 2009
  • Green All Around, Macmillan Education, 2009
  • A Place in Space, Macmillan Education, 2009
  • This Ad’s For You, Macmillan Education, 2009.
  • The Ripper Under the Microscope, Macmillan Education, 2009. As Harry James.
  • Graphs in Action, Teacher Created Materials Publishing, 2009
  • CSI: Analyzing Data, Teacher Created Materials Publishing, 2009

2008

  • Ready, Steady… Wait, is That a Sport? Rigby 2008
  • Khoa Do: Independent Spirit, Rigby 2008
  • Fill It Up! Something Different in Your Car, Rigby 2008
  • Hello? Are You There: A History of  Telephone Technology, Educators Publishing Service 2008
  • Feel the Music: Sounds of the Caribbean, Educators Publishing Service 2008
  • The World of Trade, also released as El Mundo del Comercio, Teacher Created Materials Publishing, 2008
  • What Are Budgets?, also released as Que son los Presupuestos?Teacher Created Materials Publishing, 2008

2007

  • A Short History of Shopping, Rigby, 2007
  • Countries of Southeast Asia: Thailand, Heinemann Library, 2007
  • Countries of Southeast Asia: The Philippines, Heinemann Library, 2007
  • Countries of Southeast Asia: Singapore, Heinemann Library, 2007
  • Countries of Southeast Asia: Malaysia and Brunei, Heinemann Library, 2007
  • Countries of Southeast Asia: Myanmar, Heinemann Library, 2007
  • Michael Milton: Wonder Skier, Rigby 2007
  • Mountain Bike Adventuring, Rigby 2007
  • A Virtual Visit: Alice Springs and Rotorua, Rigby 2007
  • The Snowy River, Rigby 2007
  • Australian Symbols, Rigby 2007
  • Natural Resources, Carson-Dellosa, 2007
  • Pollution Problems, Carson-Dellosa, 2007
  • Playing Sports, Carson-Dellosa, 2007

2006

  • Australia’s Government, Heinemann Library, 2006
  • A Virtual Visit: Mexico City and Boston, Educators Publishing Service, 2006
  • Animals in Disguise, Educators Publishing Service, 2006
  • Roberto Clemente, Educators Publishing Service, 2006
  • Desert Tortoise, Educators Publishing Service, 2006

2004

  • Mysteries of the Universe: How Astronomers Explore Space, National Geographic, 2004.
  • Skateboards, National Geographic, 2004.
  • Crittercam, National Geographic, 2004.
  • Tree to Me, National Geographic, 2004.
  • Zoo Vet, National Geographic, 2004.
  • The Making of Special Effects, National Geographic, 2004.
  • Past Work, Future Work, Nelson Thomson, 2004.
  • Communities Everywhere, Nelson Thomson, 2004.
  • Mobile Days, Nelson Thomson, 2004.
  • More than Wool and Wheat: A Look at Australian Farming, Barrie, 2004.
  • Parliament House: Up Close and Personal, Barrie, 2004.

1990’s

  • Nightmare on Fudge Ripple Street, with Billie Dean, Rigby, 1998.
  • Cosy Homes, Rigby, 1997.
  • Secrets of Fun Park, Rigby, 1998.
  • Blast Off!, Rigby, 1998.
  • Animals as Entertainers, with Billie Dean, Rigby, 1997.
  • Sound Technology: Conquering Distance, Conquering Time, Rigby, 1997.
  • So Many Things to Do, Rigby, 1997.
  • Wet Wear! with Billie Dean, Rigby, 1997.

Fiction Books

2010

  • Flying Free, with Tamsin Dean Einspruch, Macmillan Education, 2010
  • Kid Swish’s Detective Agency, Pearson, 2010

2009

  • The Jungle Park Casealso released as Analyzing Data in the Jungle Park Case, Teacher Created Materials Publishing, 2009
  • It’s Our Business, Teacher Created Materials Publishing, 2009 (as Harry James)

2008

  • Out of the Park, Educators Publishing Service 2008
  • Our Vacation Budget, also released as Using Decimals to Plan Our Vacationand Nuestro Presupuesto de Vacaciones, Teacher Created Materials Publishing, 2008
  • My Lemonade Stand, also released as Number Patterns at My Lemonade Stand and Mi Puesto de Limonada, Teacher Created Materials Publishing, 2008

2007

  • Me, Rupe, and Some Geezer Named Al, Education Publishers Service. 2007

1990’s

  • Dunkin Dazza’s Stupendous Swish, Addison Wesley Longman, 1999.
  • Dunkin Dazza’s Daring Dribble, Addison Wesley Longman, 1998.
  • Dunkin Dazza’s Humongous Hook, Addison Wesley Longman, 1997.
  • The Body Bounce, Macmillan, 1997.
  • Dunkin’ Dazza’s Soaring Slammer, Addison Wesley Longman, 1996.

Graphic Novels

  • Recipe for Disaster: The Great Molasses Flood, Educators Publishing Service 2008
  • Riverside’s Most Talented, Educators Publishing Service 2008
  • Racing Rivals, Educators Publishing Service 2008
  • The Worst Day Ever, Educators Publishing Service 2008