my books


Blue, the Builder’s Dog. Picture book, illustrated by Andrew Joyner. Penguin Books, Australia. August 2016.

Notable Book, CBCA Book of the Year Awards, 2017

‘chock full of visual details and humour… a celebration of modern, mulitcultural Australia’ The Sydney Morning Herald

‘Iconic… One of those true picture books where the marriage between text and illustration is so synergistic that it touches something within and becomes a read-it-again-and-again favourite.’ National Teacher Librarian Network, OZTLNET

‘I think kids will love this book because of the dog and all the cool building sites.’ Riley, age 13, Kids’ Book Review

Clarrie’s Pig Day Out
Clarrie’s Pig Day Out – picture book. Illustrated by Sue deGennaro. HarperCollins Publishers, Feb, 2016.

‘unique… I absolutely loved this book’ Reading Time
‘someone who has mastered the art. A refreshing and classy stand-out’ Picture This Book
‘a cracker. full of light and laughter’ Kids’ Book Review
‘a fantastic romp through poetry, spelling, adventure and all-round silliness’
Melbourne Child

Truly Tan. Quirky middle grade  series. Truly Tan: Trapped!  May, 2017. HarperCollins Publishers.
‘Enid Blyton and her Secret Seven series have stood the test of time and I now believe I have found the 21st Century version, the ‘Truly Tan’ series’ Children’s Books Daily
‘You’ve no idea of the gift you give children. It’s so special to be able to ignite them in that way. You helped (my daughter) with some form of inner power and having a girl like Tan she can relate to is so important.’ Reader mail, Sydney
‘fiesty and funny. We need more of Tan’ Reading Time

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Danny Best A zany  junior fiction series for boys and girls. Illustrated by Mitch Vane (above). HarperCollins Publishers/ ABC Books.
‘Jen Storer and Mitch Vane are a tour de force in this meticulously-produced junior fiction novel, combining ceaseless action with brilliant illustrations, comic asides, and plenty of ick (that kids so love)… Perfect for a belly laugh, for generally engaging children of all kinds with books, and for older kids struggling to read.’ Kids Book Review 

The Fourteenth Summer of Angus Jack. Middle grade fantasy. With illustrations by Lucinda Gifford.  CBCA Notable Book 2016. HarperCollins Publishers.
‘fresh and utterly compelling. a great mix of nail-biting suspense and laugh out loud humour. Highly recommended’ Readings Australia


The Accidental Princess. Junior fiction, fairy story. With illustrations by Lucia Masciullo.
Highly Commended, Prime Ministers Literary Awards, CBCA Notable Book, List Best Children’s Books of 2011, Readings Australia. Penguin Books Australia, 2011.
‘Presenting: the perfect antidote to the more insipid fariy stories around today… a story with wit and verve, enery and whimsy; a delight.’ Magpies Magazine
‘Gorgeous. With short chapters perfect for bedtime reading, this is a book not to be missed!’ Bookseller and Publisher magazine.
‘a must for illustrators alone… The illustrations took my breath away. I love this book. I loved the rich language… The diverse mythical creatures were fantastic. Fabulous work!’  The YA Book Fairy

Tensy Farlow and the Home for Mislaid Children. Middle grade gothic fiction. Penguin/Viking Australia, 2009
Shortlisted CBCA Book of the Year, Prime Ministers Literary Awards, Aurealis Awards, WA Young Readers Book Awards. Winner, APA Design Awards, Best Designed Children’s Fiction.
‘immensely satisfying’ The Australian
‘unapologetically grand and vivid use of the English language… girls will adore Tensy and the world she lives in’ Bookseller and Publisher
‘an extraordinary tale with an enormously satisfying ending—one few readers would pick… Jen Storer is a beautiful writer who plumbs the depths of our very souls to present Tensy Farlow’s story’  Kids’ Book Review 
‘life, death and redemption may seem dark, difficult fare for children—but only the best books deal with these themes and only the best authors can carry them off. Jen Storer has realised her vision of a world darker than ours but also more glorious’ Inscribe Magazine

Crystal Bay Girls series: Upper middle grade contemporary fiction. Puffin Books Australia 2014.

Aussie Bites: Illustrated chapter books. Puffin Books, Australia.

Jen’s books are available at all good local bookstores and on-line.

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See Me Jump

by Jen Storer


Quirky and conversational, See Me Jump is a creative writing book designed to delight your childlike sensibilities and nurture your inner artist. Wise and insightful, it draws on Jen’s long and varied career both as a beloved children’s author and as an editor of children’s books.

‘Bloody fantastic! Such a friendly, open book’ Jess, Melbourne Australia

‘I love this book. It’s jaunty, humorous and generously informative’ R. Marie, Birmingham UK

I LOVE this book—LOVE it!’ Lucy, Stirling Scotland


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