The hilarious story of one bag of cash, two best friends and a whole lot of trouble.


Finding a million dollars in your backyard - every kid's dream, right? That's what me and my best friend Toby thought too. 

Jumping castles at school. Lollipops for our adoring fans. Wearing sunglasses indoors ('cos that's what all the millionaires do). 

There's a lot you can get with a million dollars . . . including a whole lot of trouble.

Bonus tips on how to be a schoolyard millionaire inside!



“Secrets of a Schoolyard Millionaire is a lively, precocious book for readers with big ideas and big hearts.”

- Bec Kavanagh, Readings


"This is a fresh, exciting and thrilling read for kids. It’s that super cool book you want to keep hidden under your bed so parents don't know you have it (given all the juicy kid-tips inside!). Nat Amoore is a talented new Australian author who really gets kids and what they are looking for in a book. Secrets of a Schoolyard Millionaire is an absolute winner, and I can’t wait to see what Amoore delivers next."

- Kids Book Review

"My 10yr old son had a torch reading under his bed covers last night to finish this! He said it’s “better than Nevermoor” and “makes your tummy go SMOOGSH”!! (that’s a good thing!) Highly suspenseful, entertaining and the ultimate page-turner. His little brother is starting it tonight. Well done Ms Amoore - you’ve got a houseful of new fans who can’t wait for your next one."

- Inessa,

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"This is a funny and entertaining read. The characters are well developed and Tess’s commentary in the first person is funny and witty.  This would make a great read aloud for a class or at home, with many opportunities for discussion. An absolute must for primary and public libraries, highly recommended."

- Liz Derouet


"Amoore brings a delightful originality to her rendering of the kid’s own adventure . . . [she] has carefully crafted Tess’ narrative voice and sets up the denouement perfectly. This is lively but thoughtful middle-grade fiction that kids aged 8–12 will race through with great pleasure.”

- Lorien Kaye, Books + Publishing


The outrageous story of three best friends, one greedy mayor and a whole lot of pranking.


Green Peas is our name and pranking’s our game!

A symphony of alarm clocks at assembly? Yep, that was us. A stampede of fluffy guinea pigs? It’s next on our agenda.

But for me, Cookie and Zeke, it’s about more than just fun. We’re determined to make a difference. And when the adults won’t listen, us kids will find a way to be heard – as long as we can stay out of detention!

No activist is too small, no prank too big... and things are about to get personal.



"I enjoyed this book from the very first page — the clever­minded characters, directness of voice, respect for the ideas of others, commitment to friends and those less fortunate, and the reality of family with all its ups and downs."

- Jennifer Mors, CBCA Reading Time


"Nat has cleverly tied the events and characters, and location of her first book into this one, and both are filled with the same humour and wonderful diversity. Whether it is disability, race, interests, ethics or family make up – Nat has managed to show a diverse world, and one that everyone can relate to in some way."

- Ashleigh, The Book Muse


"Here is  an incredibly funny, thought provoking, heart-tugging book that makes you feel  anyone and everyone can make a difference."

- Sarah Custance, Storylinks


"There are a lot of middle grade books out there about all sorts of pranking, but until this book I don’t think I’d come across one about productive pranking. The Power of Positive Pranking shows examples of how chaos and anarchy can be used to achieve good."

- Dani Solomon, Readings

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"What an incredibly well-written story filled with many powerful messages. It presents crucial information in a entertaining way to allow young readers to understand and embrace them. Super fun to read."

- Steph,


- Megan Daley, Children's Books Daily (Jump to 12:23)

- Oliver Phommavanh, Author


It's the return of the quack! A hilarious new collection of stories from some of Australia's funniest children's authors.


Following on from the success of Total Quack Up! authors Sally Rippin and Adrian Beck have gathered together an awesome new line-up of writers and their funniest stories. Not only will the stories make you laugh out loud and feel good, royalties from sales of the book go to Dymocks Children’s Charities – so you can feel extra good!


Total Quack Up Again! features stories from Nat Amoore, Felice Arena, Adam Cece, Jules Faber, Tim Harris, Kim Kane, Belinda Murrell, A.L. Tait, Shelley Ware, Michael Wagner and Nova Weetman, plus a prize-winning story from a child!

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