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Ashleigh Barton
Primary Lower Years (Prep – 2) | Primary Middle Years (Years 3 – 4) | Primary Upper Years (Years 5 – 6)

As a child, Ashleigh Barton would borrow ten library books at a time and decided, at precisely age six, that she wanted to be a writer. Several years, a law degree and a couple of full-time jobs later, Ashleigh has finally made her six-year-old self proud. Now the author of the picture books What Do You Call Your Grandpa?What Do You Call Your Grandma? and What Do You Do To Celebrate?, Ashleigh loves writing stories for children of all ages. She also works as a freelance copywriter, and prior to this worked in marketing and publicity for children’s books at a major publisher, running campaigns for internationally renowned authors and illustrators. Ashleigh lives in Sydney with her husband, dog, and three little bookworms.


Books by Ashleigh Barton

COMING SOON! How Do You Say I Love You?

Best Suited 4+ Years
In every country around the globe,
we all have ways to show
the people who mean the most to us
what they ought to know.


Solomon Macaroni and the Cousin Catastrophe

Solomon Macaroni is the sweetest vampire you’ve ever met. Can he survive one hundred years staying with his naughty prankster cousins?
You’ve never met a vampire like Solomon Macaroni before – he’s friendly, polite and makes a mean tofu Bolognese. Understandably, when his parents go on a one-hundred-year cruise without him, Solomon is not impressed. Especially because it means having to stay in creepy Transylvania with his six cousins, who are the rudest and naughtiest vampires in existence. (Well, apart from Lucy. He likes her.) Not even his uncle, Count Dracula, the oldest vampire in the world, can stop their pranks. Solomon wishes he could spend the next hundred years alone at his own house with his spider friend, Fred, instead.
But when his cousins venture into the spooky Wildwood on a dangerous mission, Solomon – against his better judgement – agrees to help Lucy rescue them. At least, that’s what he thinks he’s doing. In the forest, Solomon must draw on all he knows – about old magic, wet wipes and the importance of a well-timed entrance – to save his catastrophic cousins and possibly the world.

What Do You Call Your Grandma?

Best Suited 4+ Years

In every country around the world are grandmas short and tall.\
Though they go by different names, we love them one and all.

What Do You Call Your Grandpa?

Best Suited 4+ Years
In every country around the world are grandpas short and tall.
Though they go by different names, we love them one and all.


What Do You Do to Celebrate?

Best Suited 4+ Years
In every corner of the globe,
as years begin and end,
there are many ways to celebrate
with family and friends.

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