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  • Published: 29 January 2018
  • ISBN: 9780143785873
  • Imprint: Random House Australia Children's
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 240
  • RRP: $14.99

Mr Bambuckle's Remarkables Fight Back

Australia's funniest new author for kids is back with a fresh batch of stories about the mysterious Mr Bambuckle and the class of room 12B.

I wish Mr Bambuckle would come back.
Who will cook us breakfast now?
Miss Frost gave me detention just for answering a question.
Mr Bambuckle said I’m about to discover magic – but how?
There are some pretty strange things going on.
It’s almost as if Mr Bambuckle could hear us . . .

Miss Frost says discipline is the new order, but not if the class in room 12B has anything to do with it . . .

  • Pub date: 29 January 2018
  • ISBN: 9780143785873
  • Imprint: Random House Australia Children's
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 240
  • RRP: $14.99

About the Authors

Tim Harris

Tim Harris is the bestselling author of several laugh-out-loud series for kids, including Toffle Towers, Mr Bambuckle’s Remarkables and Exploding Endings.

A former primary school teacher of 15 years, Tim fills his stories with quirky scenarios, loveable characters and plenty of imagination. Tim’s ‘humour with heart’ writing style has seen his books receive multiple awards, including two KOALA Honour Books (2017 and 2019) and a CBCA Notable (2018). His books have been published in Australia and the USA, and have been translated into numerous languages.

An advocate for creativity and short stories, Tim conducts presentations and workshops that are both dynamic and entertaining. He is a sought-after presenter, having worked in hundreds of schools across Australia.

Tim lives in Sydney with his wife and four young children.

James Hart

James Hart grew up loving comics, cartoons and drawing. After finishing his studies he turned that passion into a full time career as an illustrator. Over the years he has worked on toy designs, animations and books for multiple clients and publishers across the world. Projects include: the popular animated series of The Day My Butt Went Psycho, the award-winning You Choose series, the CBCA-notable Mr Bambuckle’s Remarkables series, the thrilling Mysterious World of Cosentino series, the young adventure series: D-Bot Squad and MANY titles with his favourite author Adam Wallace.

In 2018 James illustrated the Premiers' Reading Challenge posters in Victoria. 2019 sees the release of his new books series, Cowboy and Birdbrain, that he illustrated and co-created with Adam Wallace.

When James isn't drawing he can be found being a dad and husband, watching movies and cartoons, listening to music, gardening, reading and writing.

Praise for Mr Bambuckle's Remarkables Fight Back

“Tim Harris kicks another goal with this continuation of the hilarity of Mr Bambuckle’s remarkable class . . . Highly recommended for readers from around 8 years upwards – I believe this is one series that will really grab those reluctant readers.”

Sue Warren, losangzopa.wordpress.com

“A rambunctious and hilarious read. My Year 4 students loved having this book read aloud to them and they rolled around laughing at its silliness and unexpected twists and turns ... Written in a similar humorous style to the Treehouse series or David Walliams books, these novels are a fun read for beginning novel readers or reluctant readers.”


“There is no denying this book is fun, and looking at it from the perspective of an adult I feel like it teaches us that sometimes we need to step back and make learning fun because we all learn differently. We all need a dose of Mr Bambuckle! ... I highly recommend this read and while there are many funny books out in the market at the moment for this age group, this is right on top as one of the best.”

Allison, littlebigreads.com

“A crazy, unpredictable and often hilarious novel.”

Jane Moore, ReadPlus

“Another rip-roaringly awesome tale about the mysterious Mr Bambuckle and the class of room 12B.”


“Mr Bambuckle is the teacher every child wants to have. He rides a unicycle to school – right into the classroom – and makes learning fun, with plenty of surprises. Best of all, he empowers his students to use their own strengths to solve problems, particularly: how to survive school with their horrible new teacher ... Sydney author Tim Harris taught in primary schools for 15 years and knows how to appeal to young readers. In his book, the children are the heroes.”

Carissa Mason, Reading Time

“Class 12B’s quirky students are immediately relatable and Harris’ engaging narratives are jam-packed with adventure, ingenuity, and authentically moving, comic moments. It’s Harris’s masterful understanding of both the classroom and the child-adult dynamic that for me, really make his stories shine.”

Lisa Mercer, Reading Time

“These books are loads of fun and I can see why they are hugely popular. There are commonalities between the books that young readers will love. From the witty humour and free flowing prose, to the individual stories of characters and hilarious conversations between characters, these are fun, interactive reads.”

Liz Derouet, lizderouet.wordpress.com

Awards & Recognition

  • REAL Children's Choice Awards

    Shortlisted • 2019 • Younger Readers

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