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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 . . .


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.


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Formats & editions

  • Paperback


    January 29, 2018

    Random House Australia Children's

    240 pages

    RRP $14.99

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  • EBook


    January 29, 2018

    Random House Australia

    240 pages

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Miss Frost

Miss Frost’s first day at Blue Valley School was a remarkably horrible day. The fifteen students of room 12B entered the classroom after the bell to find their new teacher listing rules on the board. Although her handwriting was stylish, the message in her perfectly shaped words was anything but pleasant. Dreadful warnings such as ‘no speaking’, ‘don’t be lazy’ and ‘there will be severe punishments’ quickly filled the board.

As the students took their seats, the briefest smile flickered across Miss Frost’s face before she dumped eleven pages of handwriting exercises on each of their desks.

The students looked from the writing sheets to Miss Frost with hesitation and mistrust. Her teaching methods, it appeared, were without comparison to the class’s previous teacher. In his short time in room 12B, Mr Bambuckle had completely and utterly charmed the students with his surprising tricks and fantastical lessons.

Despite her icy disposition, Miss Frost – in her smart, wintry ensemble – was beautiful to look at. Her long silver hair was brushed neatly into a high bun that she secured with a diamond bobby pin. The diamond glinted and glimmered in the light. Her eyes were deep grey-blue, and the students soon discovered that a single stare from their new teacher would send frightful shivers down one’s spine. They feared her from the get-go.

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Awards and Recognition

  • REAL Children's Choice Awards
    Younger Readers