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R.A. Spratt
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R.A. Spratt is the author of The Peski Kids, Friday Barnes and The Adventures of Nanny Piggins. In her previous life she was a television writer. Unlike the Peski kids, R.A. Spratt never fights with her brother, but only because he moved to Tokyo to get away from her. R.A. lives in Bowral, NSW, where she has three chickens, five goldfish and a dog. She also has a husband and two daughters.

For more information, visit raspratt.com

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'A great detective novel with a hint of Sherlock Holmes, this is an action packed story that your students will love.'

Review of Friday Barnes, lamontbooks.com.au 

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The Peski Kids – R.A. Spratt

THE PESKI KIDS 1: THE MYSTERY OF THE SQUASHED COCKROACH Life is hard enough without having to spend time with your siblings. But there is no other way for Joe, Fin and April Peski to solve the mystery of the cockroach catastrophes that is rocking their new home town of Currawong. Along with Loretta, their stunningly beautiful yet sociopathic next-door neighbour, and Pumpkin, the world’s worst trained dog, they set out to catch the culprit. Together they are The Peski Kids. https://www.penguin.com.au/books/the-peski-kids-1-the-mystery-of-the-squashed-cockroach-9780143788812

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The Peski Kids – R.A. Spratt

THE PESKI KIDS 1: THE MYSTERY OF THE SQUASHED COCKROACH Life is hard enough without having to spend time with your siblings. But there is no other way for Joe, Fin and April Peski to solve the mystery of the cockroach catastrophes that is rocking their new home town of Currawong.

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They're back! THE PESKI KIDS: BEAR IN THE WOODS

R.A. Spratt's Peski Kids are back with more hilarious antics as they adjust to their new life in an eccentric country town! No one believes April saw an enormous bear in the woods. No one thinks Fin didn’t break the Cat Lady’s foot. No one wants to know why Loretta bought Dad new underwear. And no one listens to Joe, because he never has much to say. The Peski Kids are up to their eyeballs in trouble, and it’s all their dog’s fault. Now the Mayor is watching them like a hawk. She won’t let anyone ruin Currawong’s Daffodil Festival. That’s fine, the Peski Kids want to blend in, the only problem is . . . they are really terrible at it. https://www.penguin.com.au/books/the-peski-kids-2-bear-in-the-woods-9780143788836

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Friday Barnes 9: No Escape by R.A. Spratt | Book trailer and series recap

Buy now: https://www.penguin.com.au/books/friday-barnes-9-no-escape-9781760895761 Here's what you missed in the Friday Barnes series! Pick up a copy of the latest adventure, FRIDAY BARNES 9: NO ESCAPE from your local bookstore. #FridayBarnes #RASpratt

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