Books by Steven Herrick

COLD SKIN by Steven Herrick
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 1, 2009

"Herrick's adroit use of multiple perspectives allows readers to understand the motivations of each character in what proves to be a taut and tender tale of courage and revenge. (Historical fiction. 14 & up)"
A teen confronts cowardice and first love in a rural Australian coal-mining town immediately after World War II, when he witnesses events surrounding the murder of his classmate. Read full book review >
NAKED BUNYIP DANCING by Steven Herrick
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2008

"In this regard, it's just as staged as the kids' concert, but with just as pleasing a result. (Fiction/poetry. 10-14)"
Under the guidance of their teacher, the students of Class 6C experience Bob Dylan, yoga and belly dancing—but not, alas, naked bunyip dancing—over the course of one daffy year. Mr. Carey can handle anything, from Billy the punk and J-man the rapper to Emily the dancer and Sophie the poet, and he knows how to channel their diverse interests and talents into one blockbuster variety concert. Read full book review >
THE WOLF by Steven Herrick
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: March 1, 2007

"The exotic Australian countryside adds a layer of interest to a story that seems to be universal in the minds of young adults. (Fiction. 12-15)"
Lucy Harding lives on the appropriately named Battle Farm, located in an isolated and inhospitable area of Australia. Read full book review >
BY THE RIVER by Steven Herrick
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2006

"Beautifully told. (Fiction. 10-14)"
A teen reflects on his life in a quiet Australian town by the river in 1962. Read full book review >