Set against a backdrop of the 1944 Cowra Prisoner of War Camp breakout, this powerful story explores an important part of Australia’s past and how it informs the future.
Sad the Dog
An ode to finding the one who brings out the best in you and makes you feel special.
‘Simply satisfying’ – New York Times, Dec 2015
Book 8: Black Tengu
The eighth and final instalment. Will Niya have the courage to help Sensei as he promised?
Atl must choose which way to run. Freedom or obligation? Nothing can stop the Jaguar Warrior. Not even the one who hunts him.
CBCA Notable Book
Book 1: White Crane
Can a one-legged boy train to become a great samurai warrior? Niya Moto is the only one-legged Samurai kid in Japan, famous for falling flat on his face in the dirt.
Book 2: Owl Ninja
The kids from the Cockroach Ryu are back and this time they join forces with the Owl Ninja clan!
Book 3: Shaolin Tiger
The Samurai Kids journey to China to fulfil a promise Sensei Ki-Yaga made many years ago to the Shaolin Temple
CBCA Notable Book
BOOK 4: MONKEY FIST
Kyoko is kidnapped in the middle of the night – but by whom? Who has the skill and ability to sneak up on Sensei and slip him a sleeping drug?
BOOK 5: FIRE LIZARD
Read an extract from Samurai Kids Book 5: Fire Lizard The tiger roars. It bares its teeth and, staring directly at us, bellows even louder than before. Kyoko drops her pack in fright.
BOOK 6: GOLDEN BAT
Read an extract from Samurai Kids Book 6: Golden Bat “If anyone moves, this boy dies.”
BOOK 7: RED FOX
Read an extract from Samurai Kids Book 7: Red Fox “I crumple to my knee and heave the contents of my stomach into the sand. Ah-Argh.
The Rescue Agent Team (or RATs, as they like to call themselves) want to save the world. Where better to start than in their home town of Boggabilla?
Set in a 13th century polar community, a young boy’s destiny transforms him from a frightened child into a courageous hero. Illuak, a Too-lee boy, has been told by his grandmother that it is his fate to save his people from a bear.