Series by Rebecca Johnson
Published by Penguin, ‘Juliet – Nearly a Vet’ is a fun series about a ten-year-old girl who thinks she is almost a vet. Her mother is a vet and Juliet watches her all the time, and there really isn’t that much to it!
‘Juliet’ has received a large number of excellent reviews as well as winning the Environmental Award for Children’s literature 2014 (Bush Baby Rescue: Juliet Nearly a Vet, Book 4). Individual books in the series have been twice nominated for the CBCA younger readers section (2014 and 2015), and nominated for the Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature (2014). This series will soon be published in Norwegian, Czech, Slovak and Portuguese
Winner of the 2014 Whitley Commendation for Best Educational Series, the Insect Series (published by Pascal Press) has strong links to the Australian Curriculum, presenting facts and scientific knowledge in a fiction format with stunning photographs.
The Insect Series focuses on metamorphosis, survival, adaptations, properties of natural materials and the usefulness of insects through fiction stories with stunning close-up photos of insects of all kinds. These books won the 2014 Whitley Award for Best Educational Series and have strong listed links to the Australian Curriculum for many year levels. A great additional science resource for teachers and the fiction stories that accompany the facts make the learning even more fun.
The Steve Parish Story Book collection (now published by Pascal Press) and featuring Australian wildlife, combines full-colour photographs by award-winning photographer Steve Parish with fact-filled fiction stories.
Pascal Publishing’s Reading Eggs scheme has created the Eggy Animal Stories app to accompany the Steve Parish story books. Children can have the stories read to them (or read alone), complete mazes, colour in, play games and complete quizzes. The app is free to download and the first three books are also free. To download the app, simply search ‘Eggy Animal Stories’ in the app store. The Steve Parish Story Book collection has been extremely popular, with over 3 000 000 books sold and over 40 books in the series.