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Serena Geddes
Author | Illustrator | Kinder- Grade 6
New South Wales

Serena is an international children’s book author and illustrator known for her highly successful middle grade series Lulu Bell, Mia Megastar and Pepper Creek Ponies and picture books We are Matildas, Hope is a Spark and Rosie & Rasmus. She has illustrated over seventy titles and is currently writing and illustrating her first graphic novel as part of the Ella series called Ella Forever. Growing up a reluctant reader, Serena found her brother’s comic collection the perfect escape and encourages reluctant readers to read through her illustrations and use of visual imagery. Serena also spent six years working as an artist for Walt Disney Studios, on sequel to the Lion King, Peter Pan, The Little Mermaid and Jungle Book which has enabled her to capture emotion and movement with her characters. In her spare time, she captures her life through sketches and comics, seeks out humour in her week. Serena works both digitally and traditionally. 

Books by Serena Geddes

Where the Dragons Live

Best Suited 4+ Years
A young dragon discovers how to be his true self with some help from his human girl best friend in this sweetly earnest sequel to the “charming”  Rosie and Rasmus.

Rosie and Rasmus

Best Suited for ages 4+ years
Two kindred spirits-a lonely young girl and a solitary young dragon-find each other and discover the power and magic of friendship in this sweetly simple picture book. Every day, Rosie waits and watches as children play together, laugh and share stories, hoping she can join in the fun and make a new friend.

Dad, I Love You!

A beautiful book that celebrates the connection between fathers and their children.

Hope is a Spark

When it’s gloomy and grim, when it’s dreary and dark, be it ever so small, hope is a spark! A book that celebrates the small joys in life through the power of togetherness and hope.

Pepper Creek Ponies 1- A New Friend

Best Suited for ages 7-14 Years
When Abby moves from the city to the country, she misses her old life. Despite her fear of horses, she visits Pepper Creek Pony Club in the hope of making friends. But Abby quickly learns that being a horse-girl is harder than she thought. Will Abby ever make a new friend?

Pepper Creek Ponies 2- Riding Out

Best Suited for ages 7-14 Years
Shelley is ready for an overnight riding adventure! Shelley can’t wait for the Pony Club Ride Out—three days and nights of riding and camping under the stars. But the week before the big event, her pony, Banjo, starts limping. Will Shelley be stuck at home while her friends have the adventure of a lifetime?

Pepper Creek Ponies 3- To The Rescue

Best Suited 7-14 Years
Abby can’t believe she is finally going to get her own pony! But Piper has a bad feeling about the farm they visit, so she comes up with a plan. But will Abby need a pony at all when Pepper Creek Pony Club might shut down?

Rusty, Buster and Patch versus the Opera

Best Suited 5-10 years
Rusty, Buster and Patch versus the Opera is the first book in a series about three brothers who love to have fun … unfortunately this is at odds with their mother, who wants them to be classy.

Lulu Bell and the Birthday Unicorn

Best Suited for ages 6-8 years
It s almost time for Lulu s little sister s birthday party. But there s a problem! A pony is running loose and Lulu and her dad, the local vet, have to rescue it.

Lulu Bell and the Fairy Penguin

Best Suited for ages 6-8 years
Meet Lulu Bell. Where there’s Lulu, there’s family, friends, animals and adventures galore! It’s a hot day and the Bell family is going for a swim.

Lulu Bell and the Koala Joey

Best Suited for ages 6-8 years
Lulu Bell’s beach holiday is about to begin!
Lulu and her friend Zac like to spot wildlife in the bush nearby. But bulldozers have arrived and the trees might soon be gone.

Lulu Bell and the Magical Garden

Best Suited for ages 6-8 years
After a  summer storm the school garden is ruined! Can Lulu and her best friend Molly save the day?

Lulu Bell and the Arabian Nights

Best Suited for ages 6-8 years
It’s Harmony Day at Shelly Beach School, and Lulu’s class is going to star in the school play. What will be the special theme this year?

Lulu is sure that the new girl in her class will have good ideas. How can she make Amira feel welcome? The answer is a happy surprise for everyone!

Lulu Bell and the Cubby Fort

Best Suited for ages 6-8 years
Lulu and her family are visiting their uncle’s farm for the Easter holidays. There are horses to ride, a creek to swim in, and they can even sleep outside in a tent. What fun!

Lulu loves being a cowgirl on the farm, especially when all the cousins decide to build the best cubby fort ever. But when she sees a calf get stuck in the mud, Lulu has to find help – fast!

Lulu Bell and the Moon Dragon

Best Suited for ages 6-8 years
Lulu’s best friend, Molly, is preparing for the Moon Festival. But there’s so much to do! There are dragon costumes and paper lanterns to make, and yummy moon cakes to bake, too.

Lulu and her mum offer to help out, and soon everyone gets involved. This will be a Moon Festival to remember!

Lulu Bell and the Pirate Fun

Best Suited for ages 6-8 years
The farm is one of Lulu’s favourite places. It’s perfect for a pirate party to celebrate Gus’s birthday. If only it would stop raining!

Where can the kids build the pirate ship they’ve promised Gus? Put your gumboots on, everyone, because Lulu has the answer. But where is that naughty dog, Jessie?

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