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Felice Arena

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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, Fearless Frederic and The Great Escape, the bestselling Specky Magee books and the popular Andy Roid and Sporty Kids series.

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Ten tips from Felice Arena about reading these school holidays

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Fearless Frederic

When the river rises and the city of Paris begins to disappear under water, Frederic decides to help those who can’t help themselves. But as his heroic acts escalate, so does the danger. Frederic will have to battle an escaped zoo animal and fight off pickpockets and looters but, as the waters subside, can he find justice for his father and find out what courage really means? A story of friendship and heart-racing adventure from Felice Arena, the acclaimed author of The Boy and The Spy. Find out more at www.penguin.com.au

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The Besties By Felice Arena and Tom Jellett

From the author and illustrator of the popular Sporty Kids books comes an exciting new beginner-reader series that celebrates the everyday adventures – at school, at home, in the backyard, even in the living room! A funny, sweet series about kids being kids, where imagination and play rule! Check out the books here: https://www.penguin.com.au/search/?q=the%20Besties&type=all #thebesties #thebestiesbooks #felicearena #tomjellet #childrensbook

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How play brings out the best(ie) in all of us

Author Felice Arena's new series for beginner readers, The Besties, places importance on play in everyday life.

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Easy activities for kids at home

Keep the kids entertained with these fun book-related ideas. There's an activity book for every age: one for littlies, one for kids and one for grown-ups too!

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A new colouring in page every day!

Parents: Click here for 10 minutes of peace. (You're welcome).