BOOKS

​My publications...

​​​​​​Picture Books

THREE LITTLE MERMAIDS illustrated by Lisa Stewart and published by Scholastic Press


Poetry Anthology

BOAT OF STARS published by ABC Books due for publication March 2018
 

Information Books

THE CICADA HUNTERS Nature Storybook series illustrated by Judy Watson and published by Walker Books is due for publication in 2019.


Freelance Writing

POPPY'S SPECIAL TALENT illustrated by Tamsin Ainslie for Acacia Ridge Early Learning Centre Benevolent Society 2015 published 2017.


CHARLIE AND THE PUMPKIN PATCH illustrated by Tamsin Ainslie for Oxygen Interactive on behalf of Heinz 2015.

Quick as a Wink Fairy Pink

Lesley Gibbes & Sara Acton

Working Title Press- Harper Collins Australia 2016

Five little flutter fairies going off to bed. Fairy Blue, Fairy Green, Fairy Gold and Red.

But one of them is hiding. Which fairy do you think?

ISBN 978 1 921504 86 0

Rights Available:World rights excluding ANZ 

'Guaranteed to bring a smile to the hardest grown-up heart.'

Magpies

Scary Night
Lesley Gibbes & Stephen Michael King

Working Title Press- Harper Collins Australia 2014

Once upon a scary night three friends set out on a journey. Hare with hat. Cat with a cake and Pig with parcel. But where were they going in the dead of the night, tip-toe creeping in the pale moonlight? It was a mystery!

Honour Book CBCA 2015 Book of the Year – Early Childhood

Shortlisted 2015 Speech Pathology Australia's Book of the Year Awards - 3-5 years

ISBN 978 1 921504 63 1

Rights Available: World rights excluding ANZ and Brazil

'Gibbes takes the reader on an interactive, heart-stopping, fear-facing journey with a deliciously reassuring ending.' SMH


Fizz and the Show Dog Jewel Thief
Book 3
Lesley Gibbes & Stephen Michael King
Allen & Unwin 2016
Chapter book series 6-9 years

Meet FIZZ-the daring dog detective

Fizz's heart is beating fast. Today he begins his first case as an undercover police dog. It's going to be tricky. At the last three show dog championships the winner's tiara has been stolen. Now Fizz must go deep undercover as a contestant at the Pemberley Show Dog Trials. Fizz and police dog Remi have to perform at their peak to try to catch the show dog jewel thief red-handed.

ISBN: 978-1-76011-288-2

Rights available: World rights excluding ANZ, Norway, Slovenia, North American English Language, French Language, Iran.


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Bring a Duck
Lesley Gibbes & Sue de Gennaro

Scholastic Press 2015

Birthday party at my place. Bring your own duck. Bear has never been to a duck party before! Whatever happens, it's sure to be fantastic, fabulous, feather-tickling fun!

ISBN 9 781743 625828


Rights Available: World rights excluding ANZ

'fantastic, fabulous, feather-tickling fun! Highly recommended' 

Margaret Hamilton AM


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Fluke

Lesley Gibbes & Michelle Dawson

Working Title Press -Harper Collins Australia 2017

In 2012 a southern right whale gave birth to a calf in Sydney Harbour.

It was only the third time in recorded history that a southern right whale had been born in the harbour, and the people of Sydney were entranced.

The story of Fluke is based on this event.

'heartwarming in its celebration of community and humanity.'

​Magpies

Bouncing, Bouncing Little Joeys

A Bush Christmas

Lesley Gibbes & Doris Chang

Hachette 2017

Bouncing, bouncing, little joeys.

Bouncing, one two, three.

It's Christmas time and Santa's coming.

time to trim the tree!

'A warm-and-fuzzy Christmas picture book to charm the whole family.'

​Hachette

Fizz and the Police Dog Tryouts
Book 1
Lesley Gibbes & Stephen Michael King
Allen & Unwin 2016
Chapter book series  6-9 years

Meet FIZZ-the daring dog detective!

Fizz wants to be a police dog. He's brave, clever and super-fast, but Fizz doesn't look like a police dog. His family are show dogs and companion dogs, not working dogs. Fizz longs for adventure, and he's determined to try out at the Sunnyvale City Police Station. There he is the  smallest, fluffiest dog in the line-up, and he meets fierce Amadeus, who definitely wants to be top dog.

CBCA Book of the Year: Younger Readers Notable Book 2017.

ISBN: 978-1-76011-285-1

Rights available: World rights excluding ANZ, Norway, Czech Language, Slovenia, North American English Language, French Language, Iran.

'This appealing chapter book for newly independent readers is funny, touching and wildly entertaining.'

CBCA Reading Time


Fizz and the Handbag Dognapper
Book 4
Lesley Gibbes & Stephen Michael King
Allen & Unwin 2016
Chapter book series 6-9 years

Meet FIZZ-the daring dog detective

Fizz has solved his first real case as an undercover police dog, but his next assignment is about to get personal. Two handbag dogs have been kidnapped at red-carpet events in Sunnyvale City, and now there's another victim: Fizz's sister Crystal! Sergeant Stern sends Fizz, Remi and Amadeus undercover as dog models at the spectacular Shrill Alarm Collar launch. And in order to catch the culprit in the act, Fizz is going to be the bait!

ISBN: 978-1-76011-289-9

Rights available: World rights excluding ANZ, Norway, Slovenia, North American English Language, French Language, Iran.


Fizz and the Dog Academy Rescue
Book 2
Lesley Gibbes & Stephen Michael King
Allen & Unwin 2016
Chapter book series 6-9 years

Meet FIZZ-the daring dog detective

Today Fizz starts his training to become an undercover police dog. The police dog tryouts were hard, and skills training will be even harder. But Fizz and his new friend Remi are given an extra challenge to test their detective skills. Trainee dogs are being injured and sent home. Sergeant Stern believes it's no accident. He wants to know who is doing this and why. Fizz and Remi must solve the mystery, or they won't graduate as undercover police dogs.

ISBN: 978-1-76011-284-4

Rights available: World rights excluding ANZ, Norway, Czech Language, Slovenia, North American English Language, French Language, Iran.


Poppy's Special Talent

Lesley Gibbes & Tamsin Ainslie

Acacia Ridge Early Years Centre and Kindergarten Benevolent Society

Proudly funded and supported by the Queensland government 2017 and part of the Dolly Parton's Imagination Library, Australia.

Everyone in Poppy's kindergarten has a special talent, everyone except Poppy. With the help of her kindergarten teacher Shirley, Poppy discovers a very special talent of her own.


Little Bear's First Sleep

Lesley Gibbes & Lisa Stewart

Scholastic Press 2016

It is time for Little Bear's first winter sleep. He tosses and turns and wriggles about the cave. He counts his toes in the moonlight. But he can't get to sleep. His mother breathes softly. His father snores deeply. So Little Bear snuggles between them both and finally falls asleep...

CBCA Book of the Year: Early Childhood Notable Book 2017.

ISBN 9781743624012

Rights Available: World rights excluding ANZ and China

'A perfect read-aloud for bedtime.'

​The Book Chook