Here's my new book, Scary Mary and the Stripe Spell. It's illustrated by Lucinda Gifford, and is the first adventure in the Monty's Island series. It's a chapter book for younger kids (around 5-8), for reading alone or to share by reading aloud.

The back cover blurb tells you a bit about the story:

On a tiny island far away, in a sea that ripples with magic, Monty never knows what he might find...

Monty, Tawny and friends receive some startling news: Scary Mary and her pirate crew are on their way, looking for a new island to call home.

What can they do? There's no way they can hide - especially when Bunchy accidentally turns the whole island stripy with her new magic wand.

It's going to take one of Monty's best ideas to save them!

If you want to know more, here's the page on Allen & Unwin's website and here's a video of me talking a bit about the book and reading the beginning.