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Zoë Foster Blake writes fiction, non-fiction and children’s picture books because she enjoys hijacking shelf space across multiple genres in bookshops.
Zoë has written four novels, Air Kisses, Playing the Field, The Younger Man and The Wrong Girl; three self-help/relationship books, Textbook Romance, Break-Up Boss and LOVE!, and Amazinger Face, a collection of her best beauty tips and tricks after spending years as a beauty director.
Zoe¨’s first picture book, No One Likes a Fart, was released in 2017 and was the fastest-selling Australian picture book since Bookscan records began. (People DO like farts!) It's a sales record-breaker and a bookseller favourite with over 120,000 copies sold. It won the ABIA for Picture Book of the Year in 2018, and has also been published in North America, Italy and Japan. She published a sequel, Fart and Burp are Superstinkers in 2021, following Back to Sleep in 2020.
Zoë lives in Springfield with her husband, Homer, and her three children, Maggie, Lisa and Bart.

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Real quick beauty routine

A sub-10-minute routine from Zoë Foster Blake’s Amazinger Face.

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How to get over the Sunday Sads

Zoë Foster Blake tackles the gloom that can cloud day two of the weekend.

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No One Likes A Fart

A sweet, funny story about accepting yourself and finding a friend who loves you just the way you are. Mostly, though, it’s about a fart. And fart jokes. Loooots of fart jokes. No One Likes A Fart by Zoe Foster Blake is out now! https://www.penguin.com.au/books/no-one-likes-a-fart-9780143786603

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle | Read aloud by Zoë Foster Blake

Australia's sweetheart Zoë Foster Blake reads the timeless picture book, THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR by Eric Carle. Zoë is the author of many adult books including LOVE! and THE WRONG GIRL. Her first book for children, NO ONE LIKES A FART, won the ABIA Children's Picture Book of the Year in 2018. Zoë's second picture book, BACK TO SLEEP, will be published by Penguin Random House Australia in October 2020. #TheVeryHungryCaterpillar #EricCarle #ZoëFosterBlake

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No One Likes a Fart by Zoë Foster Blake and Adam Nickel | Read Aloud by Hamish Blake

A sweet, funny story about accepting yourself and finding a friend who loves you just the way you are. Mostly, though, it’s about a fart. And fart jokes. Loooots of fart jokes. NO ONE LIKES A FART by Zoë Foster Blake with illustrations by Adam Nickel, read aloud by Australian comedian Hamish Blake. #NoOneLikesAFart #ZoëFosterBlake #HamishBlake #AdamNickel

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No One Likes a Fart by Zoë Foster Blake and Adam Nickel | Read aloud by Hamish Blake

Aussie comedian and proud husband Hamish Blake reads NO ONE LIKES A FART, authored by his wife Zoë Foster Blake with illustrations by Adam Nickel. Fart is excited! He’s desperate to make friends and have fun. But no one likes a fart. Not even a fart with a heart. Too smelly. Too embarrassing. Too gross. Find out more: https://www.penguin.com.au/books/no-one-likes-a-fart-9780143786603 #NoOneLikesaFart #ZoeFosterBlake #HamishBlake #AdamNickel

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Back to Sleep by Zoë Foster Blake and Mike Jacobsen | Book Trailer

Buy now: https://www.penguin.com.au/books/back-to-sleep-9781760897901 A warm and funny bedtime story where it’s the PARENTS who won’t go to sleep! #BacktoSleep #ZoeFosterBlake #MikeJacobsen

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Back to Sleep by Zoë Foster Blake and Mike Jacobsen | Out Now

Buy now: https://www.penguin.com.au/books/back-to-sleep-9781760897901 A clever, playful, laugh-out-loud story that celebrates the ups and downs of family life. Kids and parents will enjoy sharing this gorgeous bedtime story. #BacktoSleep #ZoeFosterBlake #MikeJacobsen

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Back to Sleep by Zoë Foster Blake and Mike Jacobsen | Read aloud by Zoë Foster Blake

Buy now: https://www.penguin.com.au/books/back-to-sleep-9781760897901 Poor Finn is looking forward to drifting off to sleep in his cosy warm bed, when Mummy appears wanting a drink. Finn resettles her and has just fallen asleep, when he’s woken again . . . this time by Daddy, who’s had a bad dream. And so it goes. Just when Finn has one parent back to sleep, the other wakes up! When WILL these two sleep through the night? #ZoeFosterBlake #MikeJacobsen #BacktoSleep

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Fart and Burb are Superstinkers by Zoë Foster Blake, illustrated by Adam Nickel

Zoë Foster Blake's beloved character Fart is back. Together with his new friend Burp, they're off on an adventure to use their bad pongs for good! Move over Superman and Wonder Woman, here come the Superstinkers! What could be better than a Fart with a heart? A Super Fart of course! Wafting around with his stinky best friend Burp, Fart couldn’t be happier. But sometimes Burp wishes people wouldn’t say, YUCK and GROSS and PEE-YEW . . . Could being smelly ever be a force for good? A super stinker of a tale that proves anyone can be a hero. Readers who loved Zoë Foster Blake's ABIA award-winning and best-selling No One Likes a Fart will love this companion book as Fart and Burp decide to make difference in the world whether people love them or not. They'll make some friends along the way and even get capes! Be ready for some powerful pongs, the Superstinkers are in town!

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Fart and Burp are Superstinkers by Zoë Foster Blake and Adam Nickel | Read aloud by Zoë Foster Blake

Get your copy now - https://www.penguin.com.au/books/fart-and-burp-are-superstinkers-9781761043451 Zoë Foster Blake's beloved character Fart is back. Together with his new friend Burp, they're off on an adventure to use their bad pongs for good! Move over Superman and Wonder Woman, here come the Superstinkers!

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Australia’s top 10 books for kids in 2019

Australia has spoken! We’ve rounded up the most-purchased Penguin titles of 2019 for children and teens as reported by Bookscan.

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Let us read you a story

Australia's favourite authors read some of our most-loved picture books.

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9 audiobooks for the whole family to enjoy

The perfect way to listen and learn! 

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Australia’s top 12 kids books for Christmas 2020

Twelve predictions of Christmas-time bestsellers for preschoolers, juniors and teens.

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Let us tell you a story

Australian authors and personalities read some of our favourite picture books.

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Back to Sleep Activity Pack

From the hilarious new picture book from Zoë Foster Blake, comes the fun activity pack.

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Australia’s top 10 kids’ books of 2020

Here are some of the best selling books of the year.

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Fart and Burp are Superstinkers Activity Page

Zoë Foster Blake's beloved character Fart is back. Together with his new friend Burp, they're off on an adventure to use their bad pongs for good!

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Bluey masks, Roald Dahl favourites, Friday Barnes, Ginger Meggs and more.

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Let's read a story together

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Fart and Burp are Superstinkers for Book Week

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