Sally Gould  2014

9 - 12 year olds

Dead Certain

At Uncle Jack’s funeral, Max discovers he’s the only person who knows Jack wanted to be buried next to his dad, not cremated. Max races against the clock to help out his uncle one last time … even if that means stealing the body.

Published by Walker Books Australia, 2011

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Twin sisters, Bec and Lizzie, do everything together. That is, until Bec gets sick and has to miss the school hiking trip – the 13th Odyssey. Bec, with the rest of the world, is watching the Apollo 13 space mission. As the days unfold, these two events strangely begin to follow a similar path and the 13th Odyssey group also find themselves in a battle for survival.

Published by Era Publications, 2011

The Bank Job

David needs a miracle for Flinders House to win the house cup. When he and his two friends discover their favourite bike track has been taken over as a building site, a plan develops to uncover the secrets behind it. Unexpectedly, the story behind the mystery building could hold the key for a victory for Flinders House.

Published by Era Publications, 2009

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Circle Mania

A story about crop circles in the news gives Jess and Maddie a brilliant idea. Later, they wonder if their idea was so brilliant when it leads the rest of the school to succumb to circle mania.

Published by Macmillan Education, 2007

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Max's Revenge: A wedding, a party and a plate of dog food stew

Max is out for revenge. In the first story, he gets dumped from pageboy duties at his uncle's wedding and he knows who is to blame. His evil aunt. Will Max get revenge on her before the wedding is over?

In Dog Food Stew, Max uncovers his aunt's evil plan to sell his nanna's house. Can Max stop her plan in time?

Published by Orbis Media, 2014

Outback Hero: Max conquers outback Australia

In Crocs and Outback Hero, Max is on a family holiday in outback Australia. Charlie, Max's older brother, saves Max's life three times. Charlie's a hero, and Max desperately wants to be one too.

Does he have what it takes to be the hero when his chance comes?

Published by Orbis Media, 2014

The Venetian Job: Bad guys and action - Max's Italian holiday

In Mafia Encounter, when Max is on a family holiday in Sicily, he and his older brother, Charlie notice the mafia seem to be following them. Are they related to the mafia boss?

In The Venetian Job, Max desperately wants bad guys and action, so he'll have a good story to tell when he goes back to school. He and Charlie hang out with their policeman uncle, but there doesn't seem to be a bad guy in Venice. Then Max notices something that doesn't make sense. Will Max get bad guys and action after all?

Published by Orbis Media , 2014

Dead Scary: The Ghost who refused to leave

Adam is an ordinary boy, except for one thing. He can see and talk with ghosts.

When his family moves into what seems like the home of his dreams, Adam finds out it isn't his dream home after all. Edward Lawrence, a bossy ghost who was Adam's age when he died, regards the home as his own. Edward seeks powerful help from the earthbound spirit world to get rid of Adam and his family.

But that won't happen if Adam can get rid of Edward first …

Published by Orbis Media, 2014

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