Download Mike's 2024 Book Week Poem

Reading is Magic

Coming May 2024

The fog is coming. And when it does, everything disappears . . .
One girl. Two identities. Three friends.
One disappears. One forgets. One remembers.
There is truth in every tale . . . Find it!

A frighteningly creepy supernatural YA thriller that chills to the bone with imagined and real horrors.

Coming March 2024

Monkey around with every kind of monster on this humorous hunt for the elusive Cheeky Monster.
Monsters, monsters, here and there.
But where is Cheeky Monster? Where?

Giggle, dance, bounce and wriggle with ALL the monsters – except the Cheeky Monster you’re looking for – in this super-fun read-aloud story.

Out Now

The night before Christmas is here once again.
The North Pole is waiting, let’s climb on the train.
The Christmas Train follows the journey of a brother and sister as they journey towards Santa’s home in the North Pole. As they travel, they experience all of the magic Christmas has to offer, from candy cane trees to gingerbread houses and everything in between!

YA Fiction

Witches only exist in stories. Everyone knows that. But what if the stories are real?


If you wander into the wood …

If you hear scratching sounds from the Old Quarry …

If you go too close to the edge


2023 CBCA Shortlist - Older Readers 2023 Prime Minister's Literary Prize Shortlist - Young Adult

2022 Readings Prize - Young Adult

Mike's Picture Books

The Christmas Train

Hardie Grant

Let's Build a Backyard

Hachette Australia

Let's Build a House

Hachette Australia

Bad Herbert

Larrikin House

Olivia's Voice

MidnightSun Publishing


MidnightSun Publishing

Mike's Funny Poetry Books

Each with 99 poems
A Load of New Nonsense
Tales from an Alien's Toe
Things and Other Stuff
Big Silly and Little Sensible
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