Christmas Press

  • Princess Hayley has everything a princess could want...except a comet. It's her only birthday wish. Comets are so sparkly and they shoot through the sky so fast - who wouldn't want one? But then Hayley realises the only way she's going to get her wish is to catch a comet for herself. Joined by the very best friends a princess could have, Hayley aims to build the biggest and best - the only - comet-catcher in the world and make sure her birthday dream comes true! A magical, funny story for younger readers by a talented new author.
  • From the wombat who creates a beautiful tree to the pony who finds a new home, from a bear with a delicious recipe to Santa's unexpected helper and many more: meet the special animals who feature in these sparkling new stories for young readers, from both established and emerging authors, in a collection of entertaining illustrated tales for young readers, spiced with a touch of Christmas magic.
  • This new edition of Max Fatchen's much-loved classic of children's poetry features an introduction by award-winning author Janeen Brian and lively cover and internal illustrations by Kathy Creamer.
  • A magical, illustrated anthology of original stories. Featuring: Natalie Jane Prior, Kathy Creamer, Fiona McDonald, Michael Grey, Goldie Alexander, Rebecca Fung, Meredith Costain, Anna Bell, George Ivanoff, Ian Irvine, Juliet Marillier, Beattie Alvarez, David Allan
  • New edition of multi-award-winning author Libby Gleeson's powerful first novel, which was first published in 1984. Featuring a new introduction by the author, it is illustrated with sensitive line drawings by Beattie Alvarez.
  • Paris May 1910...Linda's father is missing in Paris, and her only clue is the Jack of Spades card that was sent to their home in London. In the family code, 'Jack of Spades' means danger. But it is not her father's handwriting on the envelope! Setting out to look for him, Linda is soon whirled into a frightening world where nothing is as it seems. As she works against time to try and solve the mystery of her father's disappearance with the help of some new friends, Linda begins to realise that she has stumbled into a dark and dangerous conspiracy which threatens the future of the whole world.
  • Jules Verne's Mikhail Strogoff  is a classic adventure story set in nineteenth century Tsarist Russia at a time of great turbulence as foreign armies threaten to invade the Empire. Only one man, Mikhail Strogoff, has the skill and fortitude to traverse the vast countryside and warn of the invasion - but will he make it in time? Jules Verne's Mikhail Strogoff is the first release for Eagle Books, an imprint of Christmas Press
  • After 12-year old Megan Evans almost dies, she is packed off to the tiny, remote coastal village of Pelican Rock to recover. Sure she is going to be bored in a place which doesn't even have the internet, she discovers there is much more to Pelican Rock than she expected.
  • Lucy's mum is always busy, leaving Lucy alone in their old house with one strict rule: NO MAGIC. Lucy doesn't mean to conjure the giant green slug, that's determined to eat the prized cabbage garden of the witch next door. Now, with the help of a talking spellbook and a grumpy cat called Thomas, she must race to get rid of the slug before her mum gets home.
  • A magical Christmas mix of stories, poems, memoirs and illustrations from some of Australia's favourite children's authors and illustrators, as well as emerging talent, and some special guests from overseas.
  • Petal's father likes to boast about his daughter. According to him she can do anything. One day, a particularly over-the-top boast about her spinning skills makes its way across the land into the King's ear and Petal is brought to the palace. The King orders Petal to demonstrate her skill. With no hope of doing what her father says she can do, Petal agrees to a deal offered by a tricky old man who will carry out the task if she can answer a really hard riddle. But surely it can't be that hard, can  it? A lively, funny take on Rumpelstiltskin.
  • Eleven easy-to-read, exciting and funny plays for children, based on stories from ancient Greek and Roman myths, where all sorts of very strange things can happen! A girl becomes a spider, a statue comes to life, a couple turn into a pair of lions and that's just a few of the startling transformations. Inspired by the Roman poet Ovid's Metamorphoses, these plays by multi award-winning author Ursula Dubosarsky, with lively illustrations by new illustrator Amy Golbach, are great fun for group performance, reading aloud, or just curling up by yourself with your eyes open wide, ready to be amazed!