Author(s): Ailsa Wild
A hilarious junior fiction book series from Ailsa Wild about solving mysteries, blending families and leaping to conclusions! Squishy Taylor is a cheeky, sneaky 11-year-old who lives with her dad and step-family in a very crowded apartment. Luckily for Squishy, their building is huge - and there's always plenty of mysteries to investigate! Like her first three adventures... Who's hiding in the basement? Who's been smuggling illegal diamonds? How do you get rid of a Chinese-warrior ghost? How many Squishy Taylor books have you read? Contains: Squishy Taylor and the Bonus Sisters Squishy Taylor and a Question of Trust Squishy Taylor and the Vase that Wasn't Australian superstar Squishy Taylor is a curious, likeable and instantly relatable hero for ALL kids aged 6 and up. She's part of a blended family - a new kind of normal for so many kids, whether it's a Modern Family or more of a Brady Bunch. Between nightly Skype-chats with her mum, dealing with a noisy baby or her two new 'bonus sisters', there's always a new challenge or exciting mystery to solve. Squishy Taylor and the Bonus Sisters (#1) was listed as a Notable Book in the 2017 CBCA Awards, and was shortlisted for the 2017 Readings Children's Book Prize. Squishy Taylor and the Tunnel of Doom (#6)was shortlisted for the Wilderness Society's Environment Award for Children's Literature in 2017.
Ailsa Wild is an acrobat, whip cracker and teaching artist who wants to run away from the circus to become a writer. Ben Wood has been illustrating kid's books for over a decade and has worked with many Australian authors, including the likes of Margaret Wild.