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Please note: James is fully booked for August 2024. However does have availability in the weeks around it.
James is the author/illustrator of the S.Tinker Inc graphic novel series for middle primary: Brobot, Dungzilla, Gastronauts and Chickensaurus. He also illustrated the Toffle Towers series, and the CBCA-shortlisted (and cult favourite) My Dead Bunny.
His earlier books In The Lion, The Last Viking and The Last Viking Returns have all scored several honours, including children’s choice awards, recognition in the Children’s Book Council of Australia Book of the Year awards, and selection to the International Youth Library’s White Raven list. James is an ambassador for Books In Homes and Room To Read. He is a massive Marvel movie nerd. He comes from a long line of queuing enthusiasts.
His latest graphic novel series is Secret Agent Mole. Book 1: Goldfish-Finger and Book 2: The Boar Identity are out now, and Book 3: Dr Nude is out in April 2024.
Books by James Foley
SHORTLISTED FOR CBCA BOOK OF THE YEAR: PICTURE BOOK 2022
A worthy and timely story about having the courage to follow your dreams and believing in yourself.
Stella wants to be an astronaut. There is only one problem- Stella is an elephant. Every time she applies to Space Command, they come with a new reason she can’t join. But where there’s a will, there’s a way and Stella is determined to reach for the stars.
Max is a mole on a mission. With Helen Hippo and June Bug by his side, Max must stop the evil Goldfish-Finger from stealing a priceless, solid gold fishfinger. This dangerous, top-secret mission will involve explosions, a naked mole rat, and being flushed down a giant toilet. Will Max and the team defeat the fiendish fish? Time to rock and mole!
My dead bunny’s name is Brad; his odour is extremely bad. He visits me when I’m in bed, but Bradley wasn’t always dead …
A hilarious rhyming tale about a zombie bunny who comes back to visit his owner.
On my first day back at school
I met a girl called Lena.
Every time she acted mean
she laughed like a hyena.
There’s something a little odd – a little weird about Lena. Could she be hiding a scary secret behind her schoolyard pranks and beastly laugh? It may take a committed band of courageous classmates to uncover the hideous truth
Have you ever thought you could invent a better sibling? Sally Tinker did. This is the first book in the S. Tinker Inc. series of graphic novels.
Sally is the world’s foremost inventor under the age of twelve, and she just knows she can build a better brother than the messy, smelly version she has. Sally’s invention – Brobot – is fantastic, that is until the remote gets broken and Brobot careens out of control. Sally realises that maybe there’s more to a brother than just his inconveniences.
Sally Tinker, the world’s foremost inventor under the age of 12, is back with a new adventure in invention. The third book in the S. Tinker Inc. series of graphic novels is a gut-wrenching, stomach-turning escapade into the human body.
Sally has been testing brain-enhancing nanobots – but now they’ve been accidentally swallowed by her baby brother Joe. The only way to stop Joe turning into a superbaby and wreaking super havoc is to shrink herself and travel inside Joe’s body on a journey to tackle the problem head-on. What could possibly go wrong? As it turns out, this is only the beginning.
Sally Tinker, the world’s foremost inventor under the age of 12, is back with a new adventure in invention. When Sally’s nemesis hatches a fowl and poultry plot, there’s no room for the lily-livered. Sally and co will need all their pluck to return the world to its rightful pecking order. This is the fourth book in the S. Tinker Inc. series of graphic novels.
When Sally’s archenemy Dexter Maelstrom invites her to a demonstration of his new invention, she doesn’t expect it to actually work. Dexter’s De-Evolving Ray can turn chickens into dinosaurs! But when Dexter’s chickensaurs breaks free and go on the hunt, Sally – along with her friend Charli and her baby brother Joe – must avoid becoming chicken feed. Is Dexter behind this dastardly plan – or is somebody else the bad egg?