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Elastic Island Adventures: Jewel Lagoon



The first in an exciting series, a fantasy action-adventure set in the South Pacific. Four Children, Kiri, Jed, and the twins Emma and Ethan, discover an 'elastic' Island that can send them pinging across the ocean to a variety of tropical island destinations. Landing at Jewel lagoon on Trinity Island, the children quickly find themselves in trouble.

But even with help from the colourful creatures they meet - Pangali the Platypus, Olaf the Giant, and Big Wig and Wee Wig Knockulous - will they be able to return home safely?

Suitable for children 7 - 12 years



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Elastic Island Adventures: Port Mugaloo


Their last destination spelt trouble, so this time the children are determined to have a relaxed and safe time when they visit Port Mugaloo on MugaMuga Island. But Ethan falls into a pond and becomes invisible – and the only one who can help them is King Shiny. But King Shiny has gone missing looking for the long-lost royal treasure, so they enlist the help of Mrs Quokka and travel across the desert on a seven-humped camel into very dangerous territory to find him. But have the children made a mistake in trusting Mrs Quokka? They soon learn that quokkas might be famous for their ‘quokka logic’ but mostly it doesn’t make any sense!

Suitable for children 7 - 12 years


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Elastic Island Adventures: Rainbow Cove


When Kiri, Emma, Ethan and Jed visit Rainbow Cove, they discover creatures called frivals who are responsible for maintaining the colours of the island. But the frivals have gone on strike after the local people didn’t like them changing all the colours around – and now the island is slowly fading to grey. Because of this the chameleons are in danger of dying,  so the children set out to find the frivals missing leader in the hope of saving them. But will they succeed before it is too late?

Suitable for children 7 - 12 years


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Elastic Island Adventures: Alphabet Resort


In this adventure, the children are excited to be going to the wedding of King Shiny and Princess Topaz. Love is in the air, especially when they encounter Wombo the Wombat, a bachelor looking for love, who they decide to help. But then Princess Topaz is kidnapped, and everyone begins a frantic hunt to find her. Will they find her in time for the wedding, and will Wombo the Wombat succeed in finding love?

Suitable for children 7 - 12 years


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Elastic Island Adventures: Kingdom of Blong

In this adventure, when they arrive at the Kingdom of Blong, they discover that Blong the Cat is the island’s missing king. Blong is greeted with a great deal of fanfare, but it looks like fame might be the ruin of him. Will Blong’s relationship with Emma continue? And why do the bilbies, led by Baxter the Bilby, decide it is a good idea to live on a dangerous island ruled by cats? Will they end up on the dinner menu, or will they survive?

Suitable for children 7 - 12 years


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Elastic Island Adventures: Flip Flop Bay

In paperback, and also audiobook narrated by Suzy Cato!

In this adventure, Bob the Blue-Footed Booby is running a flying school, which sounded like fun until the children discovered that this means dressing in weird costumes and launching themselves off the end of the wharf. It’s the latest silly idea in a series of doomed ventures from Bob the Blue-Footed Booby, who is trying to save their small fishing village from closure. Can the children come up with an idea that will save the island and its kooky inhabitants? And what about the complication of The Dastardly Captain Crook?

Suitable for children 7 - 12 years


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Elastic Island Adventures: Rarotonga

The children travel with Blong the Cat and Heathcliff the Dog to beautiful Rarotonga. They are expecting to relax in the sun, but it’s not long until they run into problems. Firstly, Mighty Moko, the resident grumpy gecko who lives in their room, is determined to get rid of them, no matter what! But his annoying antics are quickly surpassed when all the black pearls on the island are stolen in a brazen heist, the thief leaving clues scattered around the island. The children are determined to solve the clues, but even with the help of the wise Mana Tiaki, will they be successful? Will the people of Rarotonga ever see their precious black pearls again?

Suitable for children 7 - 12 years


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Blong the Cat's Costume Caper


Blong goes shopping to buy a special outfit to wear to a wedding, but not everyone likes his choices. A story of costumes, numbers and dancing, all wrapped up in a bow of kindness.

Karen and her husband adopted their real-life cat, Blong, from Vanuatu and took him to live with them in Auckland. Just like the fictional cat, Blong loves cuddles and music.

Suitable for children 2 - 7 years


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The Quokka Logic and Baking Book

A baking book for children with a twist: family recipes and Mrs Quokka’s quirky logic all in one fun volume. 

From the bestselling Elastic Island Adventures series comes a fun baking book for children, with recipes by Mrs Quokka and her son Jase the Quokka. By popular demand, Mrs Quokka also shares some of her quirky quokka logic – fun sayings that will bring a smile due to being so illogical.

In real life, most recipes come from two treasured, handwritten recipe books handed down to Karen McMillan from her mother and grandmother. Enjoy these easy-to-make, tried and true family recipes that are perfect for children and will encourage kids to have fun creating these yummy baking treats. A little bit retro and a little bit modern, have fun making these delicious cakes, loaves, muffins, biscuits, slices, small treats and desserts! Baking has never been easier!

For the entire family!

The Quokka Logic and Baking Book was the prestigious third place winner in the Baking Books Category in the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards 2023. 

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