I received this book from the publishers.
By: Christine Bongers & Dan McGuiness
Jack and his best mate Eric have a goal each for this years cross-contry race. Jack wants to beat Rocket Robson and Eric just wants to finish. Together they train with their goals in mind. The day of the big race dawns and it all doesn’t go according to plan but Jack learns that winning isn’t always about coming first.
This is a fun little story great for readers just starting on chapter books. It is part of the Aussie Mates reading schemes series. It has simple text, a fun plot that any reader can identify with and colourful illustrations on each page.
Publisher: Omnibus Books
Published: 01 February 2013
Format: Paperback 64 pages
Categories: Fiction, Sport
ISBN 13: 9781862919822
Purchase: here or use Booktopia link on the side of the page.
The shortlists for the 2010 Western Australian Premier’s Book Awards were announced today.
A big congratulations to all shortlisted authors. Here are the category lists The’Verse is most interested in.
Henry Hoey Hobson by Christine Bongers (Random House)
Mirror by Jeanne Baker (Walker Books)
Sarindi’s Dragon Kite by Janine M. Fraser/Illus. Elise Hurst (HarperCollins Aust)
The Red Wind by Isobelle Carmody (Penguin Group Australia)
The Three Loves of Persimmon by Cassandra Golds (Penguin Group Australia)
Toppling by Sally Murphy/Illus. Rhian Nest James (Walker Books)
Anonymity Jones by James Roy (Random House Australia)
Happy as Larry by Scot Gardner (Allen & Unwin)
The FitzOsbornes in Exile: The Montmaray Journals 2 by Michelle Cooper (Random House)
The Midnight Zoo by Sonya Hartnett (Penguin Group Australia)
This Is Shyness by Leanne Hall (Text Publishing Co.)
Wavelength by A.J. Betts (Fremantle Press)
The winners will be announced in September 2011.
For further information go here