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  • Published: 3 May 2022
  • ISBN: 9781760897697
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 336
  • RRP: $16.99

We Run Tomorrow

You can run from your past, but the future is tomorrow . . .

Tonight, we’re gonna kidnap our best friend. And tomorrow? We run.

Sticks, Maki, Jed and Tommy live on the same street. But the adults around them are making decisions that could tear the four friends apart.

When they discover their favourite comic book series is being made into a blockbuster movie, they know what they have to do. Get to the audition. Get the parts. Stay together.

Bestselling author Nat Amoore joins forces with acclaimed graphic novelist Mike Barry to bring you a story of four kids – and four superheroes – who are taking their future into their own hands.

  • Published: 3 May 2022
  • ISBN: 9781760897697
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 336
  • RRP: $16.99

About the authors

Nat Amoore

Nat Amoore is a Sydney-based children's author whose debut novel, Secrets of a Schoolyard Millionaire, came out in 2019. It had great success as both Dymocks and QBD's 'Kids Book Of The Month', becoming Australia's #1 bestselling debut Aussie children’s fiction in 2019. It has now sold into the UK, US, Italy, China, Estonia and Romania.

Her second book, The Power of Positive Pranking, released in 2020, was shortlisted for the 2021 Readings Children’s Book Prize and REAL Children’s Choice Book Awards, and won the Environment Award for Children’s Literature. Rounding out Nat's trilogy about the kids of Watterson Primary, The Right Way to Rock was released in June 2021 and became a CBCA Notable.

In 2021, Nat wrote a 5-part fiction podcast series called Project ARI for Nova Entertainment and the Australian Government as part of the #StopItAtTheStart campaign. Project ARI won Best Branded Podcast at the 2021 Australian Podcast Awards and went on to receive an ACRA in 2022.

We Run Tomorrow, written by Nat and featuring graphic novel-style illustrations from Australian illustrator Mike Barry, was published in 2022, becoming another CBCA Notable. Now it’s time to get excited about Nat's hilarious junior fiction series called Shower Land, illustrated by James Hart, which has the first three books all coming out in 2024.

Mike Barry

Mike Barry is a writer and illustrator from Sydney's Northern Beaches.

He created, crowd-funded and self-published the first two books in his middle-grade graphic novel series, Action Tank, which have been shortlisted for multiple literary awards including the NSW Premier's Literary Awards, Russell Prize for Humour Writing for Young People, Aurealis Awards and Comic Arts Awards of Australia.

The first Action Tank book was also included in the NSW Premier's Reading Challenge, and earned Mike a mentorship in the CBCA Maurice Saxby Creative Development Program.

In 2022 Mike joined forces with bestselling author Nat Amoore to illustrate We Run Tomorrow, a story about four kids - and four superheroes - who are taking their future into their own hands.

Praise for We Run Tomorrow

We Run Tomorrow is an action-packed, heart-warming story of friendship, family, sticking together, following your dreams, and taking risks. It is a story of relevance to adolescents who will love reading the sotry for the humour, charm and excitement, yet also stick around for the terrific messages that are subtly hinted at throughout the text.

Brenton Cullen, Magpies

The fast-paced narrative explores the serious topic of children's rights, [softened by] loads of humour, adventure and many unexpected twists and turns . . . Highly recommended.

Allison Paterson, Magpies

A grand, rollicking adventure

Ashleigh Meikle, The Book Muse

The bonds of friendship are tested and ultimately triumph in this thrilling, nail-biting and wild ride of an adventure . . . These kids have bags of heart, spirit and the deep desire to do what needs to be done to stay together. Many kids would love this kind of adventure and in the absence of embarking on their own, possibly ill-advised, adult-free escapades, enjoying the exploits of Sticks and co is a cracking way to live vicariously.

Matt Wilson, awordaboutbooks.com

Awards & recognition

Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year

Shortlisted  •  2023  •  8-10 years

CBCA Book of the Year Awards

Notable Book  •  2023  •  Younger Readers

Discover more

Puffinalia Magazine 2022, Issue 1

Puffinalia for Educators.

Teachers' notes