Ford Street is a successful small independent Australian publisher of books for children and young adults. We publish around eight titles a year, ranging from picture books through to novels and non-fiction for older readers. Ford Street's publisher is renowned Australian author, Paul Collins, who has written extensively for both the local and international markets.
We have a strong presence in both schools and bookshops around Australia through Macmillan Distribution Services and INT Books. The latter is our exclusive NZ distributor. Off-shore readers are welcome to purchase our print books via our shopping cart at http://www.fordstreetpublishing.com/index.php/ford-street-titles/books
Ford Street punches above its weight with critical acclaim in journals, newspapers and on the web.
Successes include short-listings in the NSW and Victorian Premiers' awards and the Northern Territory Awards. In 2011, The Glasshouse became one of only four Australian books ever to be chosen for IBBY's (International Board on Books for Young People) '50 Outstanding Books Exhibition'. This prestigious exhibition will be launched at the Bologna Book Fair in March.
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The ebook presence here starts with eleven titles. Buy them separately, or all together for 10% off the ala carte price!
Before the Storm -- Sean McMullen
Fox and BC travel through time from the distant future to 1901. Elite cadets in the Imperial Army, they are young, handsome, well-mannered ... and now, mutineers. They have journeyed into the past to save the opening ceremony of Australia's first parliament from being bombed. If the cadets fail, thousands will die, sparking a century of total war.
The Spell of Undoing -- Paul Collins
Calamity has befallen the city of Quentaris! Due to a vengeful plot by warlike Tolrush (which backfires), Quentaris is uprooted—city, cliff-face, harbour and all—and hurled into the uncharted rift-maze. Lost and adrift in this endless labyrinth of parallel universes, encountering both friend and foe and facing unknown dangers, Quentaris must somehow forge a new identity and find its way home.
The Equen Queen -- Alyssa Brugman
The Equen Queen is the second book in the highly successful series: Quentaris ─ Quest of the Lost City and is the sequel to The Spell of Undoing by Paul Collins. While moored to a new world Quentaris is approached by another sky-city. The sky-traders on board seem friendly and generous, offering the Quentarans food and gems, but are in fact setting a trap for Quentaris.
The Gimlet Eye -- James Roy
Much has changed in the sky-city of Quentaris. With the Archon dead, dark forces have come into play. New faces are appearing, familiar ones vanishing, and the horrid Florian has claimed the throne. Then, as Quentaris slips quietly through a vortex into the watery world of the Yarka, Tab Vidler and her friends suddenly realise they are the city's only hope.
Gamers' Quest -- George Ivanoff
Tark and Zyra are teenaged thieves on a quest. In a world of magic and science, where dragons and mages exist alongside drones and lasers, they endeavour to reach the haven of Designers' Paradise. But their world is not what it appears to be and their haven is about to come under threat of destruction.
My Private Pectus -- Shane Thamm
'There's something different about my body. It's like the missing piece of a jigsaw you can't take your eyes off. If I were to take off my shirt you wouldn't see my face, freckles or ratty hair. All you'd see is the hole in the middle of my chest.'
A story about footy, cars, and a young man who discovers that revealing his greatest secret is the only way to hold on to the people he loves.
Solace & Grief -- Foz Meadows
Solace Morgan was born a vampire. Raised in foster care, she has always tried to keep her abilities secret, until an eerie encounter with a faceless man prompts her to run away. Finding others with similar gifts, Solace soon becomes caught up in a strange, more vibrant world than she ever knew existed. But when the mysterious Professor Lukin takes an interest in her friends, she is forced to start asking questions of her own.
Shark Frenzy! -- JE Fison
Jack, Ben, Lachlan and Mimi discover a dead shark washed up on Hazard River. The shark has no fins. When another shark washes up without fins, the friends decide to investigate. Their attempt to uncover what is killing the sharks leads them to a marine park. They discover fishermen killing endangered grey nurse sharks and taking their fins for shark fin soup in Asia.
Snake Surprise! -- JE Fison
It's a boring wet day on Hazard River until Jack Wilde and his friends find a note on an abandoned boat. The message is damaged but they can all read the words HELP ME.
The gang must find out who needs help and why. But as they get closer to the answer will they be the ones who need help?
f2m -- Hazel Edwards and Ryan Kennedy
School-leaver Skye plays guitar in her all-female Chronic Cramps band. Making her name in the punk/indie scene is easier than FTM (female to male) transitioning: from Skye to Finn, from girl to man. Uncovering genetic mysteries about family heritage tear the family apart. Trans gender identity is more than injections and surgery, it's about acceptance. Going public, Finn sings ftm lyrics on TV. With a little help from bemused mates and family who don't want to lose a daughter, but who love their teenager, Finn is transitioning.
Trust Me! Edited by Paul Collins, foreword by Isobelle Carmody
Trust Me! features original contributions by 50 of Australia's best known children's authors, poets and illustrators. Stories and poems cover all genres, mystery, romance, crime, fantasy, SF, humour and more. Contributors include: Andy Griffiths, Shaun Tan, Gary Crew, Phillip Gwynne, Catherine Bateson, Steven Herrick, Allan Baillie, Sofie Laguna, Leigh Hobbs, Marc McBride, Mitch Vane, Michael Wagner, David Metzenthen and many others.
by Sean McMullen
by Paul Collins
by Alyssa Brugman
by James Roy
Book One of the Gamers Trilogy
by George Ivanoff
by Shane Thamm
by Foz Meadows
by J. E. Fison
by J. E. Fison
by Hazel Edwards and Ryan Kennedy
edited by Paul Collins