Children and YA Fiction Rights

  • Olivers First Big Spy Adventure 300Oliver’s First Big Spy Adventure by Vicki Bennett with Oliver Orth

Fiction for ages 9-12, published 2018 by Boolarong Press.

Rights are available outside Australia, New Zealand and China through Golvan Arts Management (

Oliver has been secretly training as a spy all his life. When two men leap from a black van and abduct his grandmother, Oliver’s first big spy adventure begins.

Showing great resolution and courage, Oliver is kidnapped, tied up, chased across a field by guard dogs snapping at his heels, catches a train, hires a taxi, rides a horse, is shot at with a machine gun, drives a boat and is hopelessly lost in the open sea. He is brave and resourceful, but can he help his grandmother escape?

Vicki Bennett and her grandson Oliver Orth began their spy adventures after school when Oliver started talking about his inner life as a spy. They had so much fun with these stories, they decided to write this book with Vicki using her writing skills and Oliver using his spying skills.

They are planning another book, Oliver’s Big Singapore Spy Adventure, where Oliver visits his cousins for his tenth birthday, at least that's what they tell his mother.

Vicki Bennett has written twenty-eight books, eight of them for children. She brings this spy adventure alive with her illustrations.

Praise for Vicki Bennett:

“The author has done a beautiful job of making this an uplifting story. The whole tone is positive despite the very sad circumstances that undoubtedly led to Honore becoming orphaned. It would be suitable for use with any primary level class and extends the range of ideas represented in books related to ANZAC and Remembrance days.”

~ STEPHEN CADUSCH Australian Literacy Educators’ Association Journal ( about The Little Stowaway)

International Rights Available for The Little Stowaway through Scholastic Australia


WithinTheseWallsRights  are available outside Australia, New Zealand and China through Golvan Arts Management (

Within These Walls, won the Older Readers category of the WA Young Readers' Book Award 2018, and was short listed in the Younger Readers Category of the 2017 CBCA Book of the Year Awards.

Based on true events, this work of historical fiction is for 11 to 14 year olds. For Miri and her family, life in Warsaw is full of simple joys. But when the Germans march into Warsaw with their campaign of hatred against the Jews, Miri and her family must move to the ghetto. One by one her family are taken from her, and Miri finds herself alone. 

Praise for Robyn Bavati and Within These Walls:

"It seems inappropriate somehow to say Within These Walls was an enjoyable read, but I learned so much of the history of Warsaw without feeling bogged down in facts and figures."

~JENNIFER MORS, Reading Time.

"This book would make an excellent ... companion to Anne Frank's Diary of a Young Girl or John Boyne's Boy in The Striped Pyjamas as it reads in an accessible contemporary YA way despite its graphic historical content."

~EVIE MARSHALL, Magpies Magazine


Rights Outside Australia, New Zealand and USA are available through Golvan Arts Management (

Fifteen-year-old identical twins, Simone and Hannah, meet for the first time at a summer dance school. Simone is being trained as a dancer, but she hates performing. Hannah loves nothing more than dance, but her adoptive parents see it as just a hobby. When the girls pirouette into each other's lives, they decide to swap places. But for how long can they keep pretending? What will happen when the truth is revealed.

Rights outside Australia, New Zealand, USA and Uk are available through Golvan Arts Management (

Ditty, a girl from an ultra-orthodox Jewish home develops a passion for dance. But when her parents won't let her take ballet lessons, she starts to dance in secret. This dramatic and moving story is about a girl who follows her dream, and finds herself questioning everything she believes in. This is contemporary Chaim Potok.

Rights outside Australia, New Zealand, USA and Uk are available through Golvan Arts Management (


The Incredible Powers of Montague Towers, was published by Scholastic Australia in 2016.

All rights available outside of Australia and New Zealand through Golvan Arts Management (

Montague Towers has to solve the crime of the century and hunt down an evil criminal mastermind. But how can he do that when he's just a normal boy? That's where the Cape of Justice can help...

Praise for Alan Sunderland:

"This is a fun, fast paced quest combined with mystery. There are riddles to solve, an evil criminal to beat and elements of humour…….Recommended as a good read.."

~ MAUREEN MANN, Reading Time