Welcome to the Quenda Books website, where you'll find stories and information about bandicoots.
Quenda Books is an independent publisher located in the Perth Hills, a region noted for its wildflowers, wine, walking trails and wildlife, including the southern brown bandicoot. Known as a 'quenda' in the Nyungar language, the southern brown bandicoot is a small Western Australian marsupial.
Quenda Books publishes the "Scoot, Scoot Bandicoot" ® book series by Karen Treanor. The series' purpose is to entertain and educate children, and to increase awareness and appreciation of bandicoots among the general public.
Please visit the bandicoot diary pages for
entertaining short stories about bandicoots and other animals. For more
resources on Australian wildlife and children's books, visit our link
There are several photographs of bandicoots on our photo page, including Stumpy, the orphan
baby bandicoot Karen raised to maturity. Stumpy is gone, but her baby bandicoots have grown up
and now live near the Quenda Books office.
Karen attends many fairs and fetes around Perth with her books, and also gives talks to children and adult groups about the trials and tribulations of being a small publisher. Email Quenda Books. for information.
Written by Nancy P Sibtain, the clever compiler of cryptic crosswords for the Sydney Morning Herald and The Age, this book of limericks about native Australian animals is colourfully illustrated by Kelly Iveson, who did the pictures for Sleepy Harley. Suitable for reading to the very young, and for slightly older children to read for themselves, this large format book will become a children’s classic.
Quenda Books also publishes full length
novels for older readers.
The Angelus Ghost, a romantic mystery with a dash of history, is in its third printing. The Angelus Ghost makes an excellent gift for "ladies of quality" from 15 to 95. Set in the West of Ireland in 1905, the story features a heroine smart enough not to go into a spooky cellar without a light and a derringer!
Be sure to read the synopsis by clicking on The Angelus Ghost link above.
A Tree in Mundaring , a book of short stories that provides a light-hearted look at life in the Perth Hills, is in its third printing. Anyone who has ever had possums in the roof space, bandicoots in the pantry or spiders in the bath will appreciate these amusing tales..
Be sure to read the synopsis and a review by clicking on A Tree in Mundaring link above.
Coming in April 2012 "Another Tree in Mundaring."
Death in the Sea of Grass
Homesick? Heimwee? We've got the antidote.
Nostalgia buffs, homesick old Africa hands and fans of the Golden Age of murder will enjoy this book, set in southern Africa in 1935. Stolen diamonds, mysterious Nazis, a refugee artist and a modern but powerful queen keep the story moving at a leopard's dash from start to finish.
In this second book in the Geneva Bradford series, Geneva is worried by a stranger who's taking an interest in her family.
When he turns up in somebody else's tomb, Geneva and her children are on the suspect list, especially when it seems they might have something to gain by the stranger's death.
Our children's books feature the lovable marsupial the bandicoot, also known as the isoodon obesulus.
Read reviews of our Scoot, Scoot Bandicoot® book series for children.
The Scoot, Scoot Bandicoot® book series is available as individual books or a set.