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Renee Treml
Prep- Grade 6
Western Australia

Renee Treml is the author and illustrator of several best-selling picture books for very young readers, including Once I Heard a Little Wombat, Ten Little Owls, and Roo Knows Blue. She is the creator of the highly engaging and funny junior fiction graphic novels featuring Sherlock Bones (Sherlock Bones and the Natural History Mystery, Sherlock Bones and the Sea-Creature Feature, and Sherlock Bones and the Art and Science Alliance) and the silly and sweet  Super Adventures of Ollie and Bea (It’s Owl Good, Squeals on Wheels, Wise Quackers, and Bat’s What Friends Are For). Renee has a degree in environmental science and has a passionate love of natural history. All her school visits, both in person or virtual, are based around interactive workshops where children create illustrations or write their own stories.

Books by Renee Treml

Bunny Ideas: The Super Adventures of Ollie and Bea 5

Best Suited 4-8 Years
Bea has a PAW-some plan for fun games to play with her friends (as long as everyone follows her rules).

Can Bea have a hoot with her friends? Even when she doesn’t win?

Join Ollie and Bea and their loyal friends who just want to have fun. The perfect book for young readers who love to laugh.

Otter-ly Ridiculous: The Super Adventures of Ollie and Bea 6

Best Suited 4-8 Years
A friendly game of hide-and-SQUEAK leads to a big S’QUARREL.

Can Ollie and Bea help their friends settle the argument, or will they OWL-so have hurt feelings?

Join Ollie and Bea and their band of friends in their playtime adventures. The perfect book for young readers who love to laugh.

It’s Owl Good: The Super Adventures of Ollie and Bea 1

Best Suited 4-9 years
Come with Ollie and Bea on a HARE-raising adventure with a HOPPY ending!
Ollie is an owl who wears glasses. And Bea is a bunny with very big feet. They don’t know it yet, but they are about to be best friends. Can they help each other to find their OTTER-LY awesome inner superhero?

Squeals on Wheels: The Super Adventures of Ollie and Bea 2

Best suited: 4-9 Years
Q. What’s the hardest part of learning to skate? A. THE GROUND!
Ollie is having a HOOT on his rollerskates, but Bea is full of excuses for why she can’t join in. Will she realise that sometimes it’s okay to look silly, and that real friends don’t CARROT all if you have very big feet?

Wise Quackers: The Super Adventures of Ollie and Bea 3

Best suited: 4-9 Years
Ollie has a mystery to solve, and Bea suspects FOWL play!

Ollie is OWL grown up and doesn’t play with stuffed toys – but then where did Bea’s toy go? It might take a DUCKtective to help QUACK this case!

Join Ollie and Bea and their delightful friends. The perfect book for young readers who love to laugh.

Bats What Friends Are For: The Super Adventures of Ollie and Bea 4

Best suited: 4-9 Years
Some-BUNNY is missing! HOO could it Bea?

Ollie makes a BAT-tastic new friend, but Bea’s not very HOPPY about it. Can Ollie show Bea that there’s OWLways room for one more friend?

Join Ollie and Bea in their joyful playtime adventures. The perfect book for young readers who love to laugh.

Sherlock Bones and the Natural History Mystery

Best Suited for ages 6-9 Years
‘Hi there, I’m Sherlock Bones. Who is Sherlock Bones, you ask? Well, I don’t like to brag, but my trusty side-kick Watts says I’m the greatest detective in our whole museum. Don’t you, Watts? Watts…?’ You might not be able to hear Watts, because she’s technically a stuffed parrot, but I always know what she’s thinking. And right now she’s thinking: Can we solve the mystery of the missing Blue Diamond and save the Museum of Natural History, before it’s too late?

Sherlock Bones and the Sea-creature Feature

Best Suited for ages 6-9 Years
Hi there, I’m Sherlock Bones – I’m a tawny frogmouth skeleton (really) AND a mystery-solving superstar!
With my trusty partners, clever Watts and sassy Grace, I’m here to solve the mystery of the monster in the museum.
And we have a new sidekick, but he can be tricky to keep track of.
Join us for another super-fun adventure as we seek out the monster and save the museum.
You might not be able to hear Watts, because she’s technically a stuffed parrot, but I always know what she’s thinking.
And right now she’s thinking: Can we solve the mystery of the monster in the museum?

Sherlock Bones and the Art and Science Alliance

Best Suited 6-9 Years
Hi there, I’m Sherlock Bones – tawny frogmouth skeleton, chief sleuth and star of all museum-related investigations!
Today is an exciting day because the museum has a new exhibit – and a new mystery!
Together with my partners, the ever-brilliant Watts and talking bundle of fur Grace, I’m here to track down the ghost that’s destroying the museum.
You might not be able to hear Watts, because, technically, she’s a stuffed parrot, but I always know what she’s thinking.
And right now she’s thinking: Can we solve the mystery of the haunted painting?

 

Let’s Go, Little Roo!

Best Suited for ages 3-6 Years
‘Come along, Little Roo!’ called Mummy. ‘It’s time to go.’
Deep down, Little Roo wants to play, but everything here is new and different . . . and a little bit scary. With Mummy by her side, will Little Roo be brave enough to venture out?

Roo Knows Blue

Best Suited for ages 0-6 Years
Roo knows, Roo knows, Roo knows blue.
But does Roo know about other colours too?

Sleep Tight, Platypup

Best Suited for ages 3-6 Years
Poor little Platypup is frightened of the dark. What is that shadow? Who made that noise?

But there’s nothing to fear. With his mother by his side, the little platypus ventures out of his burrow to explore. The moonlight dances on the water. Leaves whisper and gumnuts knock in the wind. Platypup discovers that his home by the river is just as lovely in the dark of night as it is during the day! And that’s not scary at all.

The Great Garden Mystery

Best Suited for ages 3-6 Years
A mix of clever Australian animals examine the clues, but can this cluey cast catch the thief before they strike again?

Colour For Curlews

Best Suited for ages 4-7 Years
Who could resist a little dab of colour here and there? Two curious curlews discover a stash of paints and brushes. An adorable case of Australian birds introduce readers to the joy of colours and colour mixing.

So She Did: The Story of May Wirth

Best Suited 4+ Years old
At a time when girls weren’t encouraged to be bold and daring, Australian circus rider May Wirth lived by her own rules. Instead of just looking pretty on a fancy circus pony, she longed to do thrilling stunts that would amaze crowds with her courage and skill… So she did. Here is the story of a girl from humble beginnings who defied expectations and became the world’s bareback riding queen.

The Bird in the Herd

Best Suited 3-6 Years
There’s a bird in the herd that stalks as it walks, eating slugs and the bugs that the herd stirred. What else can you see as you follow the cheeky bird?
Take a romp around an Aussie farm in this rhyming picture book perfect for early childhood.

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