New books available for pre-order

It’s a bumper year for new books. As well as Toffle Towers book 3 out on Aug 4th, I’ve got another two books coming out later this year. One is a graphic novel about Jurassic Park with chickens, and the other the sequel to the cult-favourite My Dead Bunny!

Chickensaurus (Sept 29)

Sally Tinker, the world’s foremost inventor under the age of 12, is back with a new adventure in invention. When Sally’s nemesis hatches a fowl and poultry plot – turning chickens into dinosaurs – there’s no room for the lily-livered. The chickensaurs are let loose, and Sally and co will need all their pluck to return the world to its rightful pecking order.

This is book 4 in my S.Tinker Inc graphic novel series. I’m really happy with how it’s turned out; it’s the biggest story yet, not just in terms of scope but also length. It’s a whopping 200 pages of sci-fi silliness. Perfect for fans of action, adventure, dad jokes and mutated chicken-dinosaurs.

Here are some sample pics from inside the book.

 


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There’s Something Weird About Lena (Oct 7)

There’s Something Weird About Lena is the eagerly anticipated sequel to the CBCA-shortlisted My Dead Bunny.

On my first day back at school
I met a girl called Lena.

Every time she acted mean
she laughed like a hyena.

There’s something a little bit odd, a little bit weird, about Lena. Such an unusual classmate is really hard to wrangle … it’s up to a committed band of courageous classmates to uncover just what she’s hiding.

NB: even though this is a picture book, it’s recommended for older readers (the same goes for My Dead Bunny). These books are funny and also creepy and were never intended for reading to a room full of kindergartners!

Here are some sample pics from inside the book.

 


ORDER A SIGNED COPY
Paper Bird Children’s Books

Order online
Booktopia (Australia/NZ only)
Readings
Angus & Robertson (Australia only)
Book Depository


PLEASE NOTE: you could also pre-order these books from your local indie bookshop. They need your support this year more than ever, so please show them some love!

Author: James Foley

James makes books for courageous kids. He’s the author/illustrator of the S.Tinker Inc graphic novel series for middle primary: Brobot (2016), Dungzilla (2017) and Gastronauts (2018) star Sally Tinker, the world’s foremost inventor under the age of twelve, and Joe Tinker, her stinky baby brother. The fourth in the series, Chickensaurus, is out in late 2020. He is also the illustrator of the Toffle Towers series written by Tim Harris. James’ earlier books My Dead Bunny (2015), In The Lion (2012), The Last Viking (2011) and The Last Viking Returns (2014) have all scored several honours, including children’s choice awards, shortlistings in the Children’s Book Council of Australia Book of the Year awards, and selection to the International Youth Library’s White Raven list. The sequel to My dead Bunny - There's Something Weird About Lena - is out in late 2020. James comes from a long line of queuing enthusiasts. Follow him on FB/twitter/insta/youtube @jamesfoleybooks, or at www.jamesfoley.com.au .

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