Adele Broadbent

NZ Children's Author, Reviewer, Bookseller and Librarian

Other Titles...

The Bike Race
Ollie wants to enter the Tiffen School Bike race and can't understand why his best mate Luke doesn't want to know. Cooper Tully is boasting that he is going to win. But Cooper wins everything. Not this time, vows Ollie.

(Approx 6,000 words - Junior Chapter Book)



Not Exactly
Can she really do it? Can she really stand up in front of everyone and sing and dance on stage? Alice waits to audition for the school play along with her classmates. After all, her big sister Julia had always played the lead when she was in the play. But the auditions don't go as well as expected and Alice isn't given a part. How can she tell her Mum and Julia?  

(Approx 6,000 words - Junior Chapter Book)




Ninjas!
Matt is enjoying the new juijitsu club he has joined but isn't sure about attending the club's weekend camp with kids he doesn't know. But the BMX's, trampolines and giant rope swings make him forget his worries - All except for Brad - the club bully.
They try many activities, testing themselves in fitness, balance and Ninja stealth training.
When Matt finds out something to prove Brad isn't as tough as he makes out - he isn't so bad after all.
But did they really see a Ninja?

(Approx 6,000 words - Junior Chapter Book)


The Biggest Catch
Kylie liked to think she was a fishing expert - Her big brother Carlo knew better but when she challenges their rival Pumpkin Patterson to a fishing competition, Carlo knows he can't back down.
How were they going to win? With their friend Maddy as a referee, they meet Pumpkin down at the wooden bridge.
Pumpkin makes the first catch.
Carlo catches some.... weed
But then a seagull flys by....
Maybe they can win after all?


The Winner is...
The School Gala was bigger than ever - The Bungy stretch, Crockery Smash and Soccer shoot were going to be awesome fun - but who would win the most - and how would a raffle ticket decide it all?

Other Titles...

New Zealand School Journal 2006
Part 2 - Number 2
'Not Just Kicking and Punching'


New Zealand School Journal 2007
Part 2 - Number 4
'Nasty Nellie'