Gastronauts is officially released today (and a Dead Bunny is back)

My new book Gastronauts is officially released today!

I couldn’t be happier with how it turned out … though I do wonder if I crossed the grossness threshold with this one.

Here’s the synopsis:

Sally Tinker – the world’s foremost inventor under the age of twelve – has developed her greatest invention yet. But when Sally’s baby brother Joe swallows it with disastrous (and gaseous) consequences, Sally and her friend Charli must shrink themselves, venture into the very bowels of Joe, and shut down the invention before it’s too late. What could possibly go wrong?

Magpies magazine calls it ‘hilariously funny … it will  be devoured by emerging readers. Perfect for school and public libraries.’ Cheers, Magpies!

You can read a free sample here, and check out some of my favourite images below.


Buy local – find your closest bookshop

Or order online:
– Booktopia (Australia and NZ only)
Angus and Robertson (Australia only)
QBD (Australia only)
Book Depository

P.S. Today is also the official release of the paperback edition of My Dead Bunny!

I was very lucky to get to illustrate this hilarious zombie rabbit tale written by Sigi Cohen. It was shortlisted for Picture Book of the Year by the Children’s Book Council of Australia in 2016, and has a cult following among Australian librarians and upper primary students. (It’s also the only one of my books I’ve ever received parental complaints about).

Now, Bradley the Bunny is back in a bigger format with a brand new cover.

(And for fans of the book, get excited: because a sequel of sorts is in the works! I’m pumped to get started on it).

You can buy the paperback edition of My Dead Bunny from your local bookshop, or online at

Author: James Foley

James Foley makes children’s books for children who read books. If you’re a child and you’re eating his books, you’re doing it wrong. His books include Brobot, Dungzilla, Gastronauts, Chickensaurus, Toffle Towers, My Dead Bunny and There's Something Weird About Lena. James lives in Perth with his wife, 2 kids, and a labrador. He is a massive Marvel movie nerd and comes from a long line of queuing enthusiasts. Follow him on FB/twitter/insta/youtube @jamesfoleybooks, or at .

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