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Jane Smith

Jane Smith

Author, school librarian and archivist Jane Smith has a passion for Australian history and bushrangers in particular. With twelve books on the subject published since 2014, and with titles receiving award nominations in the ABIA and CBCA awards and glowing reviews nationally it appears that Jane’s fascination with Australian history is shared by children, parents and teachers alike!

In 2016 Captain Thunderbolt from her much loved Australian Bushranger series was shortlisted in the 2016 ABIA Awards. Shoot-out from the Rock the first in her new series, Tommy Bell Bushranger Boy, followed suit as a 2017 CBCA Book of the Year notable. The books teach younger readers about the colourful lives of our bushranging legends and the times they lived in. Her meticulous research offers an insight that goes beyond the surface into the personalities of her ‘characters’ and debunks a few well-known myths and ‘facts’ along the way.

Jane’s clever and entertaining series has been written with not only a flare for fun and reader engagement but also with the Australian National Curriculum in mind. The sixth book in the Tommy Bell series will be released in June 2018.

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Books by Jane Smith

Tommy Bell, Bushranger Boy is a series featuring Tommy’s time travelling escapades that take him…

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Tommy Bell, Bushranger Boy is a series featuring Tommy’s time travelling escapades that take him…

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TEACHER'S NOTES AVAILABLE HERE Tommy Bell’s safe outback holiday on a farm with Martin and…

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An exciting new Australian adventure series full of danger, daring and wild colonial boys! TEACHER'S…

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TEACHER'S NOTES AVAILABLE HERE When Tommy Bell finds himself caught in a struggle between two…

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"CBCA Book of the Year Awards - 2017 Notables" An exciting new Australian adventure series…

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Perth, 1899: a respected public servant mistakes a bottle of cyanide for his heart medicine,…

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Shortlisted for an Australian Book Industry Award (ABIA) in the Small Publisher's Children's Book of…

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Teachers Resources Available Here In 1869 Mt Egerton was outraged by the armed hold-up of…

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Teachers Resources Available Here Ben Hall, sometimes referred to as the “gentleman bushranger”, was the…

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Teachers Resources Available Here There were few bushrangers whose influence extended as far as that…

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Teachers Resources Available Here The Australian Bushrangers series by librarian and historical researcher, Jane Smith,…

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