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    BUCKS THE DOG THAT PLAYS FOOTBALL in short story collection Stories for Six Year Olds

      BUCKS THE DOG THAT PLAYS FOOTBALL is a rewrite of Krista’s first book JEZZA. Although the collection is entitled STORIES FOR SIX YEAR OLDS Krista’s┬ástory is one for the whole of primary school to enjoy but eminently perfect for six or seven year olds to read on their own. This short story collection is […]

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    Author Krista Bell, Illustrator Belinda Elliott

    When Aidan Jackson, known as “Jack”, leaves his parents’ farm in country Australia to fight overseas in World War One, he is excited by the promise of travel, adventure and new friends. “Jack” and his mate Spencer Harrington, “Harry”, are among the first ANZACs to land at Gallipoli on 25 April 1915. Set against the […]

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    BURNING THE BAILS: The story of the Ashes

    Author Krista Bell, Illustrator Ainsley Walters

    BURNING THE BAILS: the story of the Ashes tells for the first time the real story of why the Ashes were made. It is told in a picture book format and is supported by pages of facts from the Clarke family’s documented history.

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    Author Krista Bell, Illustrator Krista's photos

    WARRIORS tells two stories and provides many facts from Chinese history about why the Terracotta Warriors were made and how they were found by chance some 2,000 years later in Xi’an. It has both a fictional story and non-fiction facts running parallel and is published by Windy Hollow Books.
    Links to the Australian Curriculum Asian Studies.

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    Author Krista Bell, Illustrator Sally Rippin

    A picture book for young readers of 4+ PEEKING DUCKS is illustrated by the wonderful Sally Rippin, is set in China and published Windy Hollow Books.
    Links to the Australian Curriculum Asian Studies and on recommended list.

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    Author Krista Bell, Illustrator David Miller

    A gentle World War II picture story book that follows a young boy’s treasured homing pigeon as it joins the Army and goes to help the war effort in New Guinea. Paper sculptures by David Miller resonate with the text.

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    Author Krista Bell, Illustrator Kym Lardner

    JEZZA is a picture storybook about a dog that is adopted from the dog home by a family of football fanatics and reluctantly discovers that she has a talent for playing the game. It’s a story that looks at fitting in, being part of a family and a team player, and it’s still the only […]

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    Read My Mind

    Author Krista Bell, Illustrator Cover & chapter headings by Gregory Rogers

    A junior novel published by Lothian Books. Tahnee has had enough. Her mother is a leading architect going for a big contract and she’s always at the office. She doesn’t seem to care about Tahnee at all, and gives only a little bit of attention to her younger daughter, Danika, who is basically being brought […]

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    Who Cares?

    Author Krista Bell, Illustrator Chapter headings by Damien Bell

    A junior novel published by Lothian Books. Toby is a young teenager who is staying in beachside Lorne with Rhys, a boy he doesn’t actually know. Their mothers went to university together and circumstances are such that it’s convenient for Toby to stay with Rhys and his mother for one week of the summer holidays. […]

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    Who Dares?

    Author Krista Bell, Illustrator Chapter headings by Damien Bell

    A junior novel aimed at readers aged 10-14. A surfing competition, some serious skateboarding and several puzzling mysteries are the ingredients for an awesome beach holiday. While Rhys is totally focused on winning the Junior Surf Championship, Toby just wants to win his dare with Rhys. But things have a habit of not working out […]


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