MATES is the first series of its kind in Australia. Not just another junior reader series, the MATES are here to deliver all-Australian stories for Aussie kids, celebrating all that it is to be Australian in the twenty-first century: our culture, our traditions, our heroes, and our special style of humour. From tall tales to spooky stories and everything in between, these 64-page books are fully illustrated in colour, to capture the attention of even the most reluctant reader. Easy to read, thoughtfully designed, and illustrated by livewire illustrators, this series recreates a classic Omnibus look.

Already some of Australia’s best-known authors have written an Aussie MATE. Among them Jackie French, James Moloney, Barry Jonsberg, Michael Gerard Bauer and Catherine Bateson.

Collect all the books in the MATES series!

'The kids loved them. They thought that the stories were funny and the  illustrations fantastic. They couldn’t read enough of them!'
Teacher, Lobethal Lutheran School, South Australia

'Excellent, very funny, colourful, interesting!'
Children, Lobethal Lutheran School, South Australia

'... thought they were great. Good topics. Funny, bright and colourful. We wanted more!'
Parents, Lobethal Lutheran School, South Australia

For more information on how to order MATES, please contact Scholastic Australia.

MATES! cover logo design by Dean Lahn.