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  • Published: 3 July 2017
  • ISBN: 9780143783688
  • Imprint: Random House Australia Children's
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 240
  • RRP: $14.99

Pippa's Island 2: Cub Reporters




Four best friends are about to discover that writing news isn't as easy as it looks - especially when puppies, pop stars and photo shoots are involved!

Pippa is settling in to her island home – she’s even learning to surf. School is abuzz when Mrs Neill announces the launch of a new student newspaper. But how will Pippa, Meg, Charlie and Cici decide what to write about when the four friends have such different interests? A fashion photo shoot could be fun – if it weren’t for bad weather, a naughty puppy and other disasters.

Just when things couldn’t get any worse, the cub reporters get a news scoop that could bring the whole town together at the Beach Shack Cafe. Cupcakes for everyone!

Whose story will make the front page?

  • Pub date: 3 July 2017
  • ISBN: 9780143783688
  • Imprint: Random House Australia Children's
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 240
  • RRP: $14.99

About the Author

Belinda Murrell

Belinda Murrell has worked as a travel journalist, technical writer, editor and public relations consultant. Her overseas adventures inspired her work as a travel writer for the West Australian newspaper and Out & About With Kids travel magazine. Her work has also appeared in the Sun Herald, Sunday Telegraph and Sydney Morning Herald. While Belinda studied Children's Literature at Macquarie University, her passion for children's books was reignited when she had her own three children and began telling and writing stories for Nick, Emily and Lachlan. Belinda's books include the Sun Sword fantasy trilogy, Scottish timeslip tale The Locket Of Dreams, French Revolution timeslip tale The Ruby Talisman, Australian timeslip tales The Ivory Rose and The Sequin Star, and Australian historical tales The Forgotten Pearl, The River Charm and The Lost Sapphire. Belinda's Lulu Bell series for younger readers, about friends, family, animals, and growing up in a vet hospital has sold over 200,000 copies. Pippa's Island is Belinda's latest series. Belinda is also an author ambassador for Room to Read and Books in Homes.

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Praise for Pippa's Island 2: Cub Reporters

“Aimed at the independent reader who is looking for something that will absorb them for a while ... Murrell has nailed it with just the right balance. There is action aplenty, a healthy relationship with the boys in the story, Cici’s fashion interests to add the touch of glamour and a main character who could be almost any girl who picks up the book ... Offering kids an authentic outlet for their writing, their illustrating and their photography is a winner ... Let this book be the one to kickstart a program in your library.”

Barbara Braxton, Teacher Librarian, thebottomshelf.edublogs.org


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