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Adam Wallace
Author | Illustrator | Primary (All Years)

Adam Wallace is New York Times, USA Today and Amazon Bestselling author of the How to Catch series! As well as the Jackson Payne, Fartboy, Cowboy and Birdbrain and many more books.
Adam’s passion is to bring excitement, energy, humor and joy to children (of all ages!) through his books and school presentations.
He spends his non-writing time thinking about writing and going to as many live music shows as he can.
Adam is best suited to talks in primary schools which are interactive and fun, the children will be creating stories and will learn how to create their own cartoon characters with the assistance of the How to Draw series. 

Virtual visits available


Adam Presenting at the CBCAs Night of Our Stars event in 2018

Books by Adam Wallace

There’s a Bull Ant in the Bedroom

Best Suited 4-8 Years
There’s a bull ant in the bedroom, and it bit me on the bum. I screamed and flicked it out of there, and then it bit my mum! It’s not just a bull ant that’s causing chaos in this house. All kinds of wild animals are making a huge mess! Luckily there’s a brave hero ready to round the creatures up and put them in their place.

How to Catch a Gingerbread Man

Best Suited for ages 3-8 years
Do you have what it takes to catch the Gingerbread Man? The famous storybook character has magically come to life and leapt from the pages during story time! Follow along as the Gingerbread Man runs loose in a bookstore with the help of Robin Hood, Sherlock Holmes, Peter Rabbit, nursery rhyme characters, and more! If you set the right traps, you might…just might be able to catch this wily cookie and finish the fairy tale!

How to Catch a Snowman

Best Suited for ages 3-8 years
Our heroes’ entry for the snowman contest has magically come to life — and ran away!  Can YOU help catch it? Get ready for snow much fun as you travel through a winter wonderland with running, skating, and bouncing through trap after trap to catch the snowman and claim the winning prize. Will the snowman teach our heroes a lesson they’ll never forget? Who snows!

How to catch a Yeti

Best Suited 3-8 years
The How to Catch kids are attempting to catch the Yeti in a winter wonderland!  How to Catch a Yeti blends STEAM concepts with hilarity and chaos to encourage reading, learning, and imagination. With the resurgence of the Yeti in pop culture, this book is perfect for the upcoming winter and beyond!

Stick (it to the) Man!

Best Suited for ages 7+ years
Vulcan Toscadero’s parents are the most important people in the world to him. When they die in extremely bizarre circumstances, Vulcan has a decision to make.

Fartboy 1: The First Sniff

Best Suited 6-12 Years
Martin Kennedy is the tidiest boy in the world’s tidiest town. Martin is so neat and clean that he has never ever farted–UNTIL NOW… A freak accident dooms Martin to a dreadful destiny of baked beans and bottom blowouts. With the help of the Grand Fart Master, can Martin learn to harness the power of his new skill and use it to save the day?

Fartboy 2: Ready, Aim, Fart!

Best Suited 6-12 Years
Everyone thinks Martin is the tidiest boy in town. They don’t know that he is also Fartboy—the STINKIEST super hero EVER . . . A disgustingly evil villain known as Madam Wax is terrorising Sparkletown with sticky sculptures made out of her own earwax. But Fartboy is determined to stop her with his super-powered butt-blasts. It’s a deadly battle of FARTS vs EARWAX. Who will triumph?

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