Illustration © Mike Spoor  from Newts, Lutes and Bandicoots  © Mark Carthew. Excerpted by permission.
Illustrations © Mike Spoor

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The Great Zoo Hullabaloo!

The Great Zoo Hullabaloo!
by Mark Carthew, illustrated by Anil Tortop.
Published by New Frontier Publishing (Distributed Scholastic)
ISBN 9781925059786 (HB)

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Click here to Download A3 Poster!

Read HERE about Mark launching The Great Zoo Hullabaloo! at Melbourne Zoo

AND.... the launch was also featured here


NEW song - Ahh Ahh Choo! from Marvin & Marigold: The Big Sneeze

Click here to Download FREE SONG!

Click here to Download FREE music score / lyrics.

Marvin and Marigold: The BIG SNEEZE
by Mark Carthew, illustrated by Simon Prescott.
Published by New Frontier Publishing (Distributed Scholastic)
ISBN 9781925059656 (HB)

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Mouses houses made by Carolyn Carthew, inspired by Simon Prescott’s artwork


Available @ all good bookstores, BOOKTOPIA, Readings, Angus & Robertson, BOOKWORLD and Book Depository etc.

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The Great Zoo Hullabaloo! - illustrated by Anil Tortop
Published by New Frontier Publishing, distributed Scholastic Australia
The Great Zoo Hullabaloo!
Six Little Ducks
Six Little Ducks - illustrated by Mike Spoor
Marvin and Marigold: A Christmas Surprise - illustrated by Simon Prescott
Published by New Frontier Publishing, distributed Scholastic Australia
Simon Prescott draws Marvin the mouse!


Mike Spoor talks about making art and working with Mark


The Moose is Loose!

The Moose is Loose CD / action song (Carthew / Fairbairn)
performed by Mark and the Mooseketeers!

* Also available in iTunes & Amazon MP3 stores

Click here for the SONG lyrics & score!

illustrated by Matt Stanton, published by HarperCollins / ABC Books

Click here to read the ABC's Press Release!

Exciting news... two new 2014 paper book editions just released!

The Gobbling Tree (Speech Pathology Australia's 2009 Lower Primary Book of the Year) & Five Little Owls, published by New Frontier Publishing & now distributed by Scholastic Australia.

And in news just to hand...

There is a new Korean Edition of Five Little Owls!
With some extra design features also...

Mark’s Reading for Australia: Kids Lit Quiz - Poetry blog!


It’s HERE! Print and eBook … iTunes & Kindle!

Witches Britches

Images © Mike Spoor.

Mike Spoor (UK) & Mark Carthew, All Saints Storylines Festival of Children's Literature WA.
Mike and Mark are available for joint or individual Australian and international bookings.
For booking enquiries contact Mark on or Mike on
Book with Speakers Ink  Book with Booked Out

It's BACK! NEW print and eBook edition

Newts, Lutes and Bandicoots by Mark Carthew & Illustrated by Mike Spoor.

Great NEW design & Hardback edition (IP Kidz) inc. visual puzzles. Find the hidden objects based on word ending sounds & the hidden newt and bandicoot playing a lute. Are you good enough?

Mike Spoor (UK) and Mark at Dromkeen

Now available in both Kindle Fire and iTunes!

Click here to watch Jimmy Giggle & Hoot from ABC TV read The Gobbling Tree!

The Gobbling Tree

The Gobbling Tree wins the 2009 Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards! Details..

And more!
The Gobbling Tree No 1 in Wordpress Top 3!

We're Orff! - Front Cover

We're Orff! 5 Easy Orff-based Music activities for Lower Primary Vol 1 & Middle Primary Vol 2 by Tamara O'Brien & Dr Mark Carthew, Bushfire Press Australia.

Coming Soon to the USA:
Speak Up! Denise Ryan & Associates / Teacher Created Materials, Huntington Beach, CA, USA 2013
Vroom, Vroom! Denise Ryan & Associates / Teacher Created Materials, Huntington Beach, CA, USA 2013
Footprints on the Moon, Denise Ryan & Associates / Teacher Created Materials, Huntington Beach, CA, USA 2013


Machino Supremo! - Front Cover

STOP PRESS.. again!
Machino Supremo! Poems about machines by Janeen Brian & Mark Carthew, illustrated John Veeken (Celapene Press) - NOW AVAILABLE!

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Mark and Janeen Brian sing Spare Parts from Machino Supremo! at the Toolangi CJ Dennis Festival














For Mark’s RECENT interviews on Radio Waiheke Island NZ and ABC Adelaide 891 click here

Can You Keep a Secret? Timeless rhymes to share and treasure…  

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Listen to Skinnamarink!

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Can You Keep a Secret? is a CBCA Early Childhood Notable Book 2009
Currently ***OUT OF PRINT *** Watch this space for possible new edition
SYBA Signs - Mark Carthew Poster

  • New MARK CARTHEW poster available from SYBA SIGNS!

  • Mark and UK children's illustrator Mike Spoor are available for international school talks, workshops and festival events.
    For further details please contact Mark direct on , or contact Helen Bain @ SPEAKERS INK, Phone: 1300-979-465
  • Mark is a guest author on the first Kidz Book Club DVD OUT NOW!
  • Mark elected to Australian Society of Authors (ASA) Board of Directors

    Left to right: Mark Carthew, Steve Wimmer (General Manager), Sheryl Gwyther, Kate Jones, Tony Moore, Angelo Loukakis (Executive Director), Robyn Sheahan-Bright (Deputy Chair), Sophie Masson (Chair), Hazel Edwards, Brian Dibble, Judith Ridge, David Day (Treasurer), Lyn Spender
    Missing from photo: Chris Pash, Jeremy Fisher, Ann James



Knock Knock.

Who's there?


Doctor who?

Dr Carthew, that's who!

*Mark has recently been awarded his PhD from Swinburne University, Victoria, Australia.

Mark helps open the Ipswich Festival!

Mike Spoor & Mark’s 2013 Australia Tour a great success - Click here & here to see!

Mark and illustrator Mini Goss at Federation Square, Melbourne

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