Books

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Cover of Stars in Their Eyes, by Jessica Walton and Aśka

Stars in Their Eyes

Text by Jessica Walton, Comic and design by Aśka

Published by Fremantle Press, October 2021

Maisie has always dreamed of meeting her hero, Kara Bufano, an amputee actor who plays a kick-arse amputee character in her favourite show. Fancon is big and exciting and exhausting. Then she meets Ollie, a cute volunteer who she has a lot in common with.

Could this be the start of something, or will her mum, who doesn’t seem to know what boundaries are, embarrass her before she and Ollie have a chance?

This is NOT a Book!

Written by Kellie Byrnes, Illustrated and designed by Aśka

Published by EK Books, June 2021

In this fun-filled picture book, our main character is convinced they’re not in a book. After all, if this was a book, there’d be pages to turn … Oops! We’ve turned the page.

But that’s not proof this is a book. If it was a book, there’d be interesting settings and problems to solve. Hold on! Why is our lead character being chased by a lion? Why are pirates stealing treasure? And are those mermaids playing in a rock band?

This is NOT a Book! is the perfect introduction to how to tell a story.

The Incurable Imagination

Written by Paul Russell, Illustrated and designed by Aśka

Published by EK Books, April 2019

Audrey has the worst case of ‘imaginitis’ her teachers have ever seen! While other children paint their families, Audrey paints the ogre who lives under her bed drinking tea. What’s worse, her condition is contagious and soon the other kids in her class start showing symptoms of an equally incurable imagination! But perhaps imagination isn’t such a bad disease after all?

My Storee

Written by Paul Russell, Illustrated and designed by Aśka

Published by EK Books, August 2018

My Storee is a picture book about a boy with a head full of stories. But when he writes them down, they come back covered in red pen. Eventually all the spelling rules stop him from writing at school. And then something changes…

Eco Rangers – Wildfire Rescue

Written by Candice Lemon-Scott, Illustrated by Aśka

Published by New Frontier, January 2020

There’s been a devastating wildfire in the bushland and Ebony and Jay, our Eco Rangers, are doing their best to find injured animals. As they rescue a cute little possum with burned paws, they also discover a mystery…

Eco Rangers – Microbat Mayhem

Written by Candice Lemon-Scott, Illustrated by Aśka

Published by New Frontier, June 2019

The Eco Rangers, Ebony and Jay, are having so much fun at the local adventure park. But then they discover microbats living inside an old rollercoaster ride.

Can the Eco Rangers save the animals in time before the ride is destroyed?

Cover of Eco Rangers - Microbat Mayhem
Cover of Eco Rangers - Pelican in Peril

Eco Rangers – Pelican in Peril

Written by Candice Lemon-Scott, Illustrated by Aśka

Published by New Frontier, April 2019

When Ebony and Jay, the famous Eco Rangers, rescue a frightened-looking pelican covered in fuel, they know something terrible has happened.

Join them on their mystery-solving adventures! Eco Rangers to the rescue!

Pepsi the Problem Puppy

Written by Sandi Parsons, Illustrated by Aśka

Published by Faraway Nearby Ink, July 2017

From the moment Pepsi launches into her new household it’s clear that she is disruptive, definitely NOT house-trained and boy can she slobber!

Pepsi’s leaves a trail of destruction in her wake and Rosie’s mum has had enough. Will Rosie have to say goodbye to Pepsi?

Cover of Pepsi the Problem Puppy
Looking Up - book cover

Looking Up

Written by Sally Murphy, Illustrated by Aśka

Published by Fremantle Press, May 2017

Pete is hoping – desperately hoping – for a telescope. There’s nothing he wants more for his birthday. But when a mysterious card arrives in the mail, what Pete wants is turned upside down.

Looking Up is a moving story about family, forgiveness and the stars.

The Cosmic Adventures of Alice and Bob

Text by Cristy Burne, Comic and Design by Aśka

Published by CAASTRO, March 2017

Join Alice and Bob on their ambitious journey through space, time and science, as they try to find answers to the BIG questions.

Made for CAASTRO: Australia’s keen team of all-sky astronomers, The Cosmic Adventures of Alice and Bob is part-fiction, part-fact, and all fun.

Cover of Cosmic Adventures of Alice and Bob