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Tim Harris
Author | Prep- Grade 6
New South Wales

Tim Harris is the bestselling author of several laugh-out-loud series for kids, including Toffle Towers, Mr Bambuckle’s Remarkables and Exploding Endings.

A former primary school teacher of 15 years, his stories are filled with quirky scenarios, loveable characters and plenty of imagination. Tim’s ‘humour with heart’ writing style has seen his books receive multiple awards, including six KOALA Honour Books (2017, 2019 and 2 x 2020, 2021, 2023), a YABBA Honour Book (2023) and a CBCA Notable (2018). His books have been published in Australia and the USA and have been translated into numerous languages.

An advocate for creativity and short stories, Tim’s presentations and workshops are dynamic and entertaining. He is a sought-after presenter, having worked in hundreds of schools across Australia.

Tim lives in Sydney with his wife and four young children.

Books by Tim Harris

This is My Book

Best Suited 3-7 Years
A laugh-out-loud picture book from two award-winning and bestselling talents.

It’s page versus page in this hilarious story about what REALLY happens inside a book.

Ratbags 1: Naughty for Good

Best Suited 6-9 Years
Let’s face it – rats are mischief. Rats are rule-breakers. Rats are ratbags. They’re all the same. All, that is, except one…

When Jigsaw runs into two of the most ratbaggy Ratbags known to rats, his orderly world is turned upside down and he pulls off one of the best pizza heists EVER! Will his newfound pizza obsession make Jigsaw the naughtiest Ratbag yet? Or will Jigsaw figure out how to be naughty – for good?!

Brace yourself for a rip-roaring ride into the world of the Ratbags.

Ratbags 2: Midnight Mischief

Best Suited 6-9 Years
When rule-loving, leaf-collecting, piano-playing Jigsaw was naughty for good, he dropped his ratbag friends in a bit of bother – he gave them a good reputation! This nightmare situation needs fixing, pronto, and Ripple and Onion are the best ratbags for the job. But while performing some ratty mayhem, they fall into Cracker the cat’s claws… Will their midnight mischief turn them into a midnight snack? Or will Jigsaw find a way to save them? Again!

Ratbags 3: Best of Pests

Best Suited 6-9 Years
Humans have had enough of rats and their ratbag ways. Even Mr Pecky has stopped giving them pizza. But things get taken to a whole new level when robot minks with laser eyes roam the streets, ready to destroy all ratbags, stray cats and jazz musicians! How are the ratbags to survive the humans’ latest pest control? By joining forces with their enemy, naturally! With Cracker and the ratbags on the same team, things are about to get really hairy!

Ratbags 4: Take Flight

Best Suited 6-9 Years
The ratbags are on holiday on the trash-filled Scum Island, where everything is just how the ratbags like it – terrible! Even cats are kept in line by a high-flying falcon, who puts on a show for the ratbags! But when Cracker is carried away to the falcon’s lair, Jigsaw starts to worry… is the pesky falcon a feathery friend or foe? One thing’s for sure, with the ratbags in town, the holiday is packed with action, danger and VERY bad manners.

Ratbags 5: Dummy Spit

Best Suited 6-9 Years
The Ratbags have their hands full when a toddler ratbag crashes into town. But where did he come from? Between the muffin mayhem and hairy heists, can Jigsaw and his friends find the missing parents in time? Or will they have to deal with the dreaded dummy spit?

Fully Booked: Toffle Towers #1

Best Suited 9-11 Years
Toffle Towers hotel has been run by a Toffle for over one hundred years – and it’s about to be inherited by the next generation.

The Great River Race: Toffle Towers #2

Best Suited 9-11 Years
Chegwin’s adventures at Toffle Towers continue when, one by one, his hotel staff are ‘reverse mugged’ by two mysterious men. Meanwhile, the town of Alandale is preparing for the annual Great River Race.

Order in the Court: Toffle Towers #3

Best Suited 9-11 Years
The adventures at Toffle Towers hotel continue as the manager – 10-year-old Chegwin Toffle – battles with blizzards, rioting guests, and hostile takeover attempts!

Mr Bambuckle’s Remarkables

Best Suited 8-11 Years
He’s the first teacher to cook us breakfast.
Is his spark-maker beetle really that dangerous?

Mr Bambuckle’s Remarkables Fight Back

Best Suited 8-11 Years
I wish Mr Bambuckle would come back.
Who will cook us breakfast now?
Miss Frost gave me detention just for answering a question.

Mr Bambuckle’s Remarkables Go Wild

Best Suited 8-11 Years
Meet your new assistant principal – Miss Frost!
Uh-oh, that’s not good.
At least we’re away on camp.

Mr Bambuckle’s Remarkables on the Lookout

Best Suited 8-11 Years
Australia’s favourite teacher is back – but has Mr Bambuckle met his greatest challenge yet?

Mr Bambuckle’s Remarkables Join Forces

Best Suited 8-11 Years
Everyone’s favourite teacher, Mr Bambuckle, is back with more hilarious stories, shenanigans and silliness at Blue Valley School!

Principal Sternblast is up to his old tricks.
But what is he plotting this time?
We need to find out before it’s too late.
Can the new students help?
Was that a croak I heard from behind the canteen?
Yes, but what does that have to do with anything…?

Mr Bambuckle and the class in room 12B welcome four new students following the closure of the local grammar school. Will they all join forces in time to save Blue Valley School?

Exploding Endings Book 1: Painted Dogs and Doom Cakes

Best Suited  9+ years
Exploding Endings will have young readers laughing aloud and wondering where each story will lead.

Exploding Endings Book 2: Dingbats and Lollypop Arms

Best Suited  9+ years
Have you ever been followed home by a giant, psychotic seagull? What are the 79 craziest excuses for talking in class?

Exploding Endings Book 3: Cursed Pants and Cranky Cops

Best Suited  9+ years
The third book in the best-selling Exploding Endings series by Tim Harris.

Exploding Endings Book 4: Screenshots and Laughing Gas

Best Suited  9+ years
Have you ever eaten pink spider web? What are the 79 zaniest things to bring to show and tell?

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