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Jess Black
Primary Years (Years 1 - 6)

Jess Black is an award-winning author of children’s books. Her book The Tales of Mr Walker was Longlisted for an Indie Book Award, an ABIA Award for Younger Readers, is a CBCA Notable for 2019 and will be followed up with four chapter books in 2019. She has written over thirty junior fiction books and two picture books, Moon Dance and The Bold Australian Girl, and is the author of the Keeper of the Crystals series and the co-author of the hugely successful Bindi Wildlife Adventure series, RSPCA Animal Tales series and The Kaboom Kid series with David Warner.


Books by Jess Black

Mr Walker Braves the Night

Best Suited for ages 6-8 years
Halloween is just around the corner and with it comes the promise of treats and walks. Mr Walker can’t wait! That is, until his toy wombat disappears without a trace and strange noises start up in the night. Is it Mr Walker’s imagination or is there a guest of the spooky kind visiting the hotel . . . ?

Mr Walker and the Perfect Mess

Best Suited for ages 6-8 years
One of the hotel’s most treasured staff members is leaving and, while Mr Walker is sad to see Josephine go, he is determined to make her last week a memorable one. If only he can think of the perfect present. First things first – to cope with the summer heatwave and prepare for the Guide Dogs fundraiser. Oof, our little labrador is going to need a nap after this adventure!

The Tales of Mr Walker

Best Suited for ages 6-8 years
On a brilliant autumn’s day, Mr Walker arrives at the grandest hotel in town. While things get off to a wobbly start, this charming labrador is determined to put his best paw forward. And it’s just as well because the most unexpected adventures await . . .

Mr Walker Gets the Inside Scoop

Best Suited for ages 6-8 years
It’s all systems go as the staff prepare for the arrival of an important reviewer. This could be make or break and, with the manager away on holiday, it’s up to Mr Walker to be at his charming best.

Mr Walker and the Dessert Delight

Best Suited for ages 6-8 years
There’s a special anniversary celebration happening at the hotel and everyone is excited – especially Mr Walker!

Animal Tales 4: An Unexpected Arrival

Best Suited for ages 7-8 years
Cassie Bannerman and her friend Ben accompany Ben’s dad, Dr Joe, on an RSPCA farm assessment visit to make sure the animals on the farm are being looked after properly. But a surprise awaits them when they have to help with an unexpected arrival!

Animal Tales 5: Dog in Danger!

Best Suited for ages 7-8 years
Cassie, Ben and Dr Joe are on a bushwalk when they bump into a family who have lost their dog. They immediately offer to help, but can’t find the poor old dog anywhere. The weather is becoming stormy and it looks as if the search will have to be called off . . . until Cassie hears a small whine from over a cliff edge.

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