A warm and relatable junior fiction series about all the big and little things that matter when you're finding your place in the wide new world, from Jane Godwin, one of Australia's most respected writers for children, with delightful illustrations by Robin Cowcher.
Isabelle and her best friends Harry B and Izzy are in Year Two and there are lots of adventures to be had: getting to know their new teacher, going to a school disco and sleepover, bridge-building in the forest, and even a baby to show the whole class!
Isabelle loves being in Year Two, until . . . Harry has some news that shocks them all.
How will Isabelle manage the rest of the year without Harry B by her side?
A warm and relatable series about all the special little moments and big dramas of being seven. Jane Godwin, one of Australia's most respected writers for children, gently explores the trials and triumphs of friends, family and school life, with delightful illustrations by Robin Cowcher.
'One of the best . . . junior Aussie titles is The Isabelle Stories, a gorgeous collection of four stories in one volume, stories about Isabelle and her world, about friends, family, school life and growing up. This is a brilliant title for beginning readers aged 5-8 (and a great read-aloud title) from Jane Godwin, one of Australia's most applauded writers for children' Paul Macdonald, The Children's Bookshop, Sydney
'Jane Godwin has a great voice: deft, light and rich' The Age
Jane Godwin is the highly acclaimed and internationally published author of many books for children and young people, across all styles and ages. Children's Publisher at Penguin Books Australia for many years, Jane was the co-creator with Davina Bell of the Our Australian Girl series of quality historical fiction for middle readers. Jane's books include her novels A Walk in the Dark (September 2022), Falling From Grace, As Happy as Here (a CBCA Notable Book) and When Rain Turns to Snow (shortlisted for the CBCA Book of the Year for Older Readers and for the Prime Minister's Literary Awards) and picture books Tilly, illustrated by Anna Walker (shortlisted for the CBCA Picture Book of the Year Award), Sing Me the Summer, illustrated by Alison Lester, and All the Words I Need to Know, illustrated by Andrew Joyner. Jane is dedicated to pursuing quality and enriching reading and writing experiences for young people, and spends as much time as she can working with them in schools and communities and running literature and writing programs.