THE BESTIES BOOK SERIES

Written by Felice Arena and Illustrated by Tom Jellett

 Penguin Random House Australia

THE BESTIES TO THE RESCUE

Oliver and Ruby have been besties forever . . .  
Oliver is trying to record Ruby’s awesome trampoline flips in slow-mo, but he captures something else too. Cutie Pie, the cat from next door, is pouncing on a bird’s nest! The baby bird is too young to fly. Will the besties be the best bird-parents ever?

Oliver and Ruby have been besties forever . . .
Ruby is so looking forward to Show and Tell, but the teacher is away and it looks like she’ll miss out. Plus, the besties won’t get to see what Zac’s talent is – it’s bound to be really funny and gross! Can they turn a very bad day into the very best?

THE BESTIES

Show and Smell

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It’s Ruby’s birthday and she’s going to have the most amazing party. Ruby and Oliver decide to try out all the games before anyone else gets there. It’s too good! How will the real party ever compete with the besties’ practice party?

Oliver and Ruby love going to the beach – swimming in the surf, wading in the rockpools and eating ice-cream! And it gets even better when their funny friend Zac and the coolest girl in school turn up. But what if your bestie is having more fun with someone else?

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The Author (Felice Arena)

Felice Arena is one of Australia's best-loved children's writers. He is the author and creator of many popular and award-winning children's books for all ages, including the acclaimed historical adventures The Boy and the Spy, A Great Escape and Fearless Frederic, the bestselling Specky Magee books and the popular Andy Roid and Sporty Kids series.  www.felicearena.com 

The Illustrator (Tom Jellett)

Tom Jellett is an Australian illustrator based in Sydney. Tom has been an editorial illustrator for News Limited, working on The Australian, The Weekend Australian and The Daily Telegraph and his work has appeared in the South China Morning Post, The Week and Medical Observer.

He is an acclaimed children's book illustrator whose work includes a series about a little pirate (The Littlest Pirate), books about a teddy bear called Ted (Ted Goes Wild, Ted Gets Lost and Ted Hits Town) and the Sporty Kids series, written by Felice Arena.

His picture books with Justine Clarke and Arthur Baysting, The Gobbledygook is Eating a Book and The Gobbledygook and the Scribbledynoodle have been Australian bestsellers. His other acclaimed picture books include Why I Love Footy and Why I Love Summer with Michael Wagner, and Grandpa's Big Adventure written by Paul Newman.

In 2011, Tom was included in the editorial category for Illustrators 53, exhibited at the Society of Illustrators, New York.

www.TomJellett.com

The Besties 2020