Category Archives: Children’s Illustrated stories

New Books for 2017

New Books by Robyn P Murray

Author of Roger the Rooster and The Spirit of Cameron of Ambury Park Farm,  Jack’s Mountains, Neal Williams Adventures and more…

by Robyn P Murray
Big Sister Little Sister

Announcing the arrival of two new titles COMING SOON!

Big Sister & Little Sister and I Did It!

And later Grandpa’s Den and A Snowy Kiwi Christmas.

This is a review for “I Did It!”

I really like the story too, great for our children this one: giving a great responsibility message to them.  Using the teaching virtues of responsibility, helpfulness, respect and caring as examples would make a great series of short books, especially for the 2 to 4 year olds.  Children only learn these virtues by learning about examples of what they look like.  Cushla showed responsibility in this story, respect is something that children need to be reminded of constantly but they don’t know what the word means until somebody compliments them for using it: then they have something to hang the word on to, if you know what I mean.  Resilience and Empathy are, I believe, the two most important virtues for children to learn.  I see so many people acting badly through lack of empathy!

Shona Hewitt

Centre Manager Pupuke Early Education Centre.

 

Roman Rabbit Comes To Visit

A lovely story of a rabbit whose family have been guarding Roman Forts in UK since Julius Caesar decreed the rabbit family would protect his forts. How Roman Rabbit travels using stars to guide him to visit a family who saw him when they went to explore the fort.
A lovely story of a rabbit whose family have been guarding Roman Forts in UK since Julius Caesar decreed the rabbit family would protect his forts. How Roman Rabbit travels using stars to guide him to visit a family who saw him when they went to explore the fort.

“Roman Rabbit Comes to Visit” is a lovely story of a rabbit whose family have been guarding Roman Forts in UK since Julius Caesar decreed the rabbit family would protect his forts.

Find out how Roman Rabbit travels using stars to guide him to visit a family who saw him when they went to explore the fort.

Click HERE to contact Robyn P Murray to purchase Roman Rabbit Comes to Visit.

Soon to be available in New Zealand Libraries.

 

Jack’s Mountains by Robyn P Murray

Jack's Mountains by Robyn P MurrayJack’s Mountains is a lovely story of a young boy Jack who lives close by Mangere Mountain in Auckland New Zealand. He learns about mountains around the world. His family tell him about the Mountains they were born close to. His Grandad tells him about Mountains he saw when he was an Engineer on a big ship sailing around the world.

Illustrated by Geoff Popham

Click here to contact Robyn  to learn about this book and others.

Jack’s Mountains in hard cover has sold out! Another run with soft cover now available. Wonderfully well received both by Early Childhood Centres, Primary Schools, and families both locally and overseas. Another batch ready for the Christmas Market.

The Lazy Glamorous Godmothers

A laugh out loud tale of The Lazy Glamorous Godmothers and their amazing eventful evening babysitting Jack with the help of the clever cats, Tall Black Kitty and Tall Ginger Kitty.

A laugh out loud tale about a baby sitting evening with The Lazy Glamorous Godmothers with Jack and The Tall Kitties.
A laugh out loud tale about a baby sitting evening with The Lazy Glamorous Godmothers with Jack and The Tall Kitties.

This book will join Neal William’s Adventure and Jack’s Mountains in a book launch shortly at the Mangere Bridge Library. A delightful Children’s Illustrated Book for ages 3 – 9 or even grown ups!

Neal William’s Adventure

Neal William's Adventure
A lovely funny story with great illustrations

Neal William’s Adventure is a  cute children’s story where a boy meets a worm driving a motorbike who takes him on an adventure through the garden. Neal brings a red spotted hanky, a black smooth stone and a piece of string and all are useful on their adventure. Who do they save? What happened when they are stuck on top of the compost heap?

Book available now. Contact Robyn for more information.

Another revue:

As a grandparent…

I really enjoyed this story which not only entertained but also seemed very plausible for a 5 year old’s active imagination. The illustrations helped keep my listeners focused on the story and the layout, words and sentence structures were simple and flowing for good story telling.

My audience (a five year old grandson) liked the story enough to give it pride of place on his nightstand and as a developing reader was able to tackle much of the book. I think the motorbike, parachute and slide in the subject played a big part in capturing his interest.

El Gallo Rogelio De La Granga De Ambury Park

El Gallo Rogelio De La Ambury Park by Robyn P Murray
El Gallo Rogelio De La Ambury Park by Robyn P Murray

Children’s Illustrated Book Roger the Rooster of Ambury Park farm after many requests has been translated into Spanish.

El Gallo Rogelio De La Granga De Ambury Park at $30  is now available. A package of both books in English and Spanish for a very special price of $45 plus postage for them both. Wonderful gift for the Latin American Community who would like their children to enjoy reading Spanish and also have the English version to read too. Contact Robyn to order the books.

Jimi said the translation of book was “better than excellent”, he really enjoyed it.

Revue for Roger and Rogelio.

I already read them and love both of them. I really like  your writing style and specially that Roger/Rogelio teaches without preaching. I am sure my grandson will love this book for the story, the drawings and even now (he is only 4) for what it tells you.

Muchisimas gracias!!  Olga – Adelaide Australia.

Today 1st February 2017 I received this revue of EL GALLO ROGELIO from Megan a Spanish Teacher in Auckland.

I thought I’d send you a quick message to say hello as I picked up your book from the library yesterday and was surprised to see it in Spanish about Ambury Farm right here in Auckland!
I’m a kiwi Spanish teacher and am passionate about good quality literature options for young learners in other languages. I wanted to say that Nina (my 22 month old daughter) and I enjoyed your book very much and are there any others?!
 

The Best of Twisty Christmas Tales

Twisty_Chritsmas_Tales_Cover_2014_tnI was thrilled when  my story A Snowy Kiwi Christmas appeared in 2014 edition of The Best of Twisty Christmas Tales alongside such well known authors as Joy Cowley, David Hill, David Freer and many others.

An Anthology of 31 stories for children from 8 – 12 year olds. A very popular book both in Kindle and paper back before Christmas and I have also been selling it well alongside my other books.

I was excited to travel with fellow writer Kerrie Anne Spicer to Wellington for the book launch November 13th, 2014 and had an opportunity to talk to the other writers and meet the PHANTOM FEATHER PRESS team who produced the book.

snowman A snowy kiwi christmas 14

The Spirit of Cameron

The Spirit of Cameron by Robyn P MurrayWhat did Cameron and Roger the Rooster decide to do for their Ambury Park Farm friends who wore Gumboots as a big surprise for Christmas?

 

The Spirit of Cameron is still felt in Ambury Park Farm. People talk fondly of the big Clydesdale Horse who had lived for years at the farm after retiring from pulling big carts full of barrels in Auckland City.  Cameron died some years ago and a strong Kauri Tree is planted in the park to remember him.  He came to the Park in 2004 and had a quiet nature allowing him to be around the thousands of children who visit the Park each year. He had his own ‘horse port’ and a special platform was built to allow the children to brush him.  He was a gentle giant, wonderful with children and he loved prams.  I remember seeing a fearless 2 year old Kate holding her hand up to stop Cameron’s head coming down to her pushchair looking for food.

Cameron the Clydesdale horse will always be remembered with affection by Janine, all the volunteers and visitors to Ambury Park Farm.

This picture book may be enjoyed by older primary school age children.

“The Spirit of Cameron”  is available from WHEELERS, Amazon Kindle and in print.

To place a direct order, please complete your contact details HERE

In the news: Tales of Cameron

Roger the Rooster

Roger the Rooster was enjoying an early morning walk in Ambury Park Farm when he heard a cry for help! Where was it coming from? Would he find who was in trouble and save him?

Roger the Rooster of Ambury Park Farm“Roger the Rooster of Ambury Park Farm” is a children’s book that would would appeal to young pre-schoolers who may or may not have had the pleasure of visiting Ambury Farm in Mangere Bridge in Auckland, New Zealand.

“Roger the Rooster” is available from Wheelers.

To place a direct order, please complete your contact details HERE

In the news:
Children’s book one for the birds

Around the world:

Thank you for your book, the children loved it and I have now donated it to the AIS Saigon school library for all to enjoy. I look forward to your next book!!
Thank you for your book, the children loved it and I have now donated it to the AIS Saigon school library for all to enjoy. I look forward to your next book!!

I have been meaning to forward you this photo of my class with your book and some gorgeous roosters we made from the feathers of a feather duster!  Thank you for your book, the children loved it and I have now donated it to the AIS Saigon school library for all to enjoy.  I look forward to your next book!!
Jodi Swan
Dynotots 3 Classroom Teacher
Australian International School
Early Childhood & Primary School
Early Childhood – Lotus 1
Primary – Cherry Blossom 1
APSC Compound | 36 Thao Dien Road | District 2 | HCMC | Vietnam

Roger the Rooster of Ambury Park Farm by Robyn P Murray