FOR BILL'S LATEST BOOKS
BOOKS BY DI BATES
Crossing the Line
Orphaned then abandoned by long-term foster carers, teenager Sophie lives with Amy and Matt. For a long time and unknown to others, Sophie has been
self-mutilating: more recently she has been in therapy. Concerned about Sophie's increasing depression, the doctor admits her to a hospital. There Sophie is placed in an adolescent ward where she forms tentative relationships with other troubled teenagers and begins sessions with psychiatrist, Helen Marshall. However, the doctor crosses the patient-therapist line, but so too does Sophie ...
Big Bad Bruce
Big Bad Bruce and his biker gang scream down
the road on their Harleys. Bruce,
the gang leader, is tough, he’s hungry and he’s
ready to do business. But is he as bad as people believe? This
picture book by Dianne Bates,
illustrated by Cheryll Johns,
was re-released by Koala Books in 2007. First published in
1991, it has been inducted into the Kids’ Own Australian
Literature Awards (KOALA) Hall of Fame for repeated short-listings
Out of the Blue
Blue whales, blue-bottles, the birth of the blues: these are just
a few of the subjects based on the colour blue on which this anthology
is based. Ideal for use in the
primary and secondary school English
classroom, the book's text types include reportage, description,
explanation, narrative, procedure, exposition, recount, poetry,
references and transactional prose. Contributors include Scott
Radway, Edel Wignell, William Hart-Smith,Geraldine McCaughrean,
Bill Condon and Dr Karl Kruszelnicki.
The Hold-up Heroes
Polly and James accidentaly overhear a gang
of bushrangers plotting to hold up the Governor. Their first thought
is to tell their parents and become heroes for saving the day. But
then they find out their dad might be helping the bushrangers! This
fictional book, commissioned by the National Museum of Australia,
was inspired by Australia's oldest gentlemen's coach held in the
CHANGE YOUR LIFE!
way to wealth is to start young. This book contains a feast
of information to help young people start on the road to
Noel Whittaker, Author of Making Money Made Simple & 11 other
wonderful examples of enterprising young people will inspire
other young people to pursue their goals in a positive way. This
is a timely book which kids should read."
Susan Ruben, Property Owners' Association of NSW.
the cover for a review)
* who are the world's youngest self-made millionaires?
* which kids have raised $10,000 for charity?
how to increase your pocket money?
* how to start up your own business?
* how to make your dreams come true?
with great practical ideas, Money Smart Kids will help
you make money by yourself or with others. Read stories about more
than 80 kids - just like you - who create wealth. Some raise money
for charities; some help their families; some save. A few are millionaires!
IMPORTANCE OF MONEY * POCKET MONEY * "FREE" MONEY * THE
ESSENTIALS OF MONEY-MAKING * JOB IDEAS * FUND-RAISING IDEAS * BANKING
* SAVING * TAXATION * HOW TO MANAGE YOUR MONEY * HELPFUL WEBSITES
* CREATING A BUSINESS * GETTING & KEEPING CUSTOMERS * TEAMWORK
* HELPING CHARITIES
this is the ideal gift for your kids to motivate and inspire them,
and to prepare them for their financial futures!
NOTE This book is now available from Ibis Publishing.It has been
very favourably reviewed and publicised, including ABC Radio (Richard
Stubbs Afternoon Show).
What happens when Cinderfella, of the Planet Jetsonia, meets Princess
of the Planet Earth? This hilarious out-of-space romance
is a spoof on the real Cinderella tale
The Shape Julia hides secret treasure in her treehouse. From there she can
see everything - the new neighbours moving in, her dad at work
in the fields.
In her house there are secrets too. But Julia can't
figure them out by herself. All she knows is that her mum doesn't
laugh anymore. And at night the creeping shadow on her bedroom wall
turns into a shape she can't ignore.
'Dianne Bates, a leading
writer of stories for seven- to eleven-year-olds, has written a
sensitive and gentle story ... moving, but treated with an acute
awareness of young reader's level of understanding.' -- Gail
Mahon, Australian Bookseller and Publisher, June 2000