Kate and Jol Temple

Kate and Jol Temple, and Jon Foye have five children's books to their names including Captain Jimmy Cook Discovers Third Grade and their picture books Parrot Carrot, Mike I Don't Like and I Got This Hat which was selected for National Simultaneous Storytime in 2016. These books have managed to find themselves on short lists and NSW Premier's Reading Lists. They have also created two digital adaptations of their picture books for which they have received international awards for creativity.

Books by Kate and Jol Temple

Funny Bones

Published: November 2019

A bumper book to tickle your funny bone with over 100 hilarious one-liners, jokes, shaggy dog tales as well as silly stories and wise-cracking cartoons from Australia's favourite comedians, children's authors and illustrators, that raises money for War Child Australia.

The Birthday Wars: Yours Troolie, Alice Toolie 2

Published: August 2019

Alice Toolie - seriously famous Youtootuber - and her best enemy Captain Jimmy Cook return in this humorous sequel to Yours Troolie, Alice Toolie: Letters from My Enemy from the CBCA award-winning writers of the Captain Jimmy Cook Discovers series.

Yours Troolie, Alice Toolie

Published: July 2018

Meet Alice Toolie - seriously famous youtootuber, and lead jellyfish in the school jazz ballet - and absolutely not a good friend of Jimmy Cook in this stand-alone humorous story from the CBC award-winning writers of the Captain Jimmy Cook Discovers series.

Are You My Bottom?

Published: June 2018

A cheeky picture book about a small panda who has lost his bottom from the hilarious authors of Parrot Carrot and I Got this Hat, and the talented illustrator of the bestselling picture book, I'm Australian, Too.

Captain Jimmy Cook Discovers X Marks the Spot

Published: April 2017

Meet Jimmy Cook - he's an explorer (he discovered Grade Three was full of surprises), an eccentric (he looks great in a tricorn hat) and someone who takes adventure very seriously. The second hilarious book in the Captain Jimmy Cook Discovers series.

Captain Jimmy Cook Discovers Third Grade

Published: April 2016

Jimmy Cook is finding History Week a bit boring until Ms Fennel starts banging on about Captain Cook. Then - bingo! Turns out he and Captain Cook have a lot in common. Here are three of the big ones: they are both named James Cook; they are both great explorers; and they both look great in a tricorn hat. Funny fiction for those who love Tom Gates and Timmy Failure.

Parrot Carrot

Published: November 2011

Meet a snake who looks like a rake and a parrot who looks like a carrot! This delightful rhyming picture book is for lovers of silly wordplay and funny pictures - a perfectly entertaining book for preschoolers.

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