The Pen Series Pack

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What would you do if all your problems could be solved with the stroke of a pen?

That’s the question posed in The Pen series, a collection of middle-grade fiction that follows the various owners of a magical pen that makes whatever they draw, happen!


In the pack:
Ruby and the Pen

Ruby and the Pen is the story of a 12-year-old, cartoon-drawing girl who buys a pen from a mysterious stall at the local market. She soon learns that the pen has a magical power. Initially the pen protects Ruby from the meanest girls at her new school, but over time the pen’s power becomes dangerous, leaving Ruby facing a whole new set of problems

Xander and the Pen

Xander, a boy who loves to draw superheroes, buys a pen from a mysterious market stall. He soon learns that the pen has a magical power. At first, the pen improves life for Xander’s family and friends, but there are unintended consequences. As events spiral out of control, Xander has a new set of problems to solve, and a big decision to make.


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RUBY AND THE PEN | XANDER AND THE PEN

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Unlike most children’s authors, David Lawrence started out as a financial analyst! He went from creating profit-and-loss statements to performing stand-up comedy and TV writing, before penning his first book in 2007. Since then, he has written another 12 fun-filled children’s books aimed at engaging reluctant readers. David is passionate about children’s literacy and is a proud Ambassador of the Indigenous Literacy Foundation.


Cherie Dignam has always loved drawing and works in a variety of mediums including coloured pencils and watercolour. However, she is at her happiest with a good old-fashioned dip pen and ink. When she’s not working to keep her pet cat Boris supplied with endless tins of tuna, Cherie creates from her home, a short walk from the beach in sunny Perth, Australia.

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Game On: Shrinkle

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When rebellious Liam starts playing ‘Shrinkle’ on his babysitter’s phone, he has no idea what he’s letting himself in for. The app shrinks Liam and his brother Max to the size of a minifigure! Their safe home has suddenly become a treacherous landscape. Can they scale sofa mountain, escape Miss McBoob’s snoring mouth and outsmart the now-giant pet cat? And will they stay tiny forever?

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SPECIFICATIONS: 210mm x 135mm | Paperback | 184 Pages | B& W Illustrations | EK Books | Game On # 1

Ruby and the Pen

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Ruby and the Pen is the story of a 12-year-old, cartoon-drawing girl who buys a pen from a mysterious market stall. She soon learns that the pen has a magical power: whatever she draws, happens! Initially the pen protects Ruby from the meanest girls at her new school, but over time the pen’s power becomes dangerous. Soon, Ruby has problems galore and one big question to be answered — should she fix all of her problems with the stroke of a pen?

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SPECIFICATIONS: 210mm x 135mm | Paperback |280 Pages | B& W Illustrations | EK Books | The Pen Series #1


Awards:


Shortlisted: 2024 Speech Pathology Australia – Book of the Year Awards | 2024 Wilderness Society – Environment Awards for Children’s Literature

Game On Series Pack

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THE POPULAR SERIES FOR KIDS WHO WOULD RATHER BE GAMING THAN READING!

Written with reluctant readers in mind, and featuring gaming inspired mayhem that kids will love, the Game On series will be a blast for readers aged 8-12.


In the pack:
Game On: Shrinkle

When a game on their babysitter’s phone shrinks them to the size of minifigures, game-obsessed Max and his prankster brother Liam must navigate their now dangerous house, filled with giant baby sisters, sneaky cats, and sofa mountains.

Game On: Glitched

Liam hasn’t learnt his lesson and plays with Miss McBoob’s phone AGAIN. This time, a glitching app they’re sent hurtling back in time to different versions of their home town. They’ll have to solve the riddles and dodge dinosaurs if they ever want to get back to their own time, all before the phone battery dies!


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SHRINKLE | GLITCHED

Game On: Glitched

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Max is horrified to find that younger brother Liam has learned nothing from their previous adventure. Once again Liam opens an app on Miss McBoob’s phone, and this time the brothers travel through time. Without leaving their town they find themselves in the Stone Age, the Roman Era, the Middle Ages and finally in the age of the dinosaurs! Will they be able to work together to solve the riddles and return to their own time before the battery runs out? Or will that irate mammoth get to them first?

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SPECIFICATIONS: 210mm x 135mm | Paperback | 224 Pages | B& W Illustrations | EK Books | Game On # 2

Xander and the Pen

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Xander and the Pen is the story of a boy who loves to draw superheroes, and the pen he buys from a mysterious market stall. He soon learns that the pen has a magical power: whatever he draws, happens! At first the pen helps Xander improve his family’s fortunes, but there are many unintended consequences and soon everybody is angry at Xander. With problems galore, Xander has one big decision to make — should he use the pen to draw one more picture?

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SPECIFICATIONS: 210mm x 135mm | Paperback |272 Pages | B& W Illustrations | EK Books | The Pen Series #2