More information on each book is available by clicking on the book covers.
‘Too Many Friends‘ will be released by UQP in May 2017. A delightful verse novel rejoicing in the innocence of young friendship.
I have lots of friends.
I have so many friends that
Tahnee wants everyone in her Year 2 class to get along and be happy. But what happens when all of Tahnee’s friends want her attention at the same time? And how can Tahnee be friends with Lucy, when Lucy doesn’t seem to want any friends?
A novel about friendship and school life, and the balance we all need to find to be the best friend we can be.
Kathryn’s middle grade verse novel, ‘On Track‘ was released by UQP in June 2015.
you couldn’t get two brothers
more different than
Shaun and Toby.
Toby struggles at school, has a stumbly, fumbly, bumbly body and thinks that Sports Day is the worst day of the year. No matter how hard he tries, he’s not good at anything … except running away from his ‘big, better brother’.
Shaun is top of his class and does everything first, better, best! He can’t wait for Sports Day — D-Day for discus. But when his ‘joke of a brother’ is around, nobody notices the things Shaun can do.
Will Toby and Shaun get on track before Sports Day?
As I develop (& discover) activities related to On Track, they will be collated here; https://katswhiskers.wordpress.com/kats-books/on-track
Kathryn’s verse novel, ‘Bully on the Bus‘, was released by UQP, July 2014, and won the Australian Family Therapy’s Award for Children’s Literature (Younger Readers) in 2015.
She picks on me and
I don’t know how to make her stop.
Leroy has a ‘Secret Weapon’, but will it help him find the strength and courage he needs to overcome the bully’s ways, once and for all? Links to reviews, teachers’ notes, sample notes and activities found here; https://katswhiskers.wordpress.com/kats-books/bully-on-the-bus
Kat’s picture book, ‘This is the Mud!’, with gorgeous illustrations by Warren Crossett, was published in 2009 by Lothian Hachette.
This is the cow who was chewing her cud
as she went for a drink and got stuck in the mud!
Who will rescue the cow?
Who will rescue the rescuers?
And how do they all make such a mess in the mud?
Wash hands after reading this very muddy book!
Brette and her brother are on a routine trip with their father, checking the fences of their property. All goes well until an accident leaves Dad hurt and unconscious. Brette must cross a swollen creek and travel over kilometres of rough country to get help. Will she be able to do it in time to save her father?