2022 CBCA Book Week theme poem

Dreaming With Eyes Open available here

New releases for 2022

Witches only exist in stories. Everyone knows that. But what if the stories are real?


If you wander into the wood …

If you hear scratching sounds from the Old Quarry …

If you go too close to the edge


Slip on your overalls, pop on your hardhat and jump in the digger - let's build a backyard!

We dig, we build, we plant, we sow.
We make a place to play and grow.
You and me - one, two, three ... GO!
Work! Work! Work!

A fun look at creating a backyard from scratch; from moving the mud and building the fence through to planting a vegie garden and adding in the compost (Poo! Poo! Poo!). Let's Build a Backyard is a high-energy, brightly illustrated picture book by a real-life engineer, and is the perfect companion to Let's Build a House.

Mike's Picture Books

Let's Build a House

Hachette Australia

Bad Herbert

Larrikin House

Olivia's Voice

MidnightSun Publishing


MidnightSun Publishing

Mike's Funny Poetry Books

Each with 99 poems
A Load of New Nonsense
Tales from an Alien's Toe
Things and Other Stuff
Big Silly and Little Sensible

© Copyright Mike Lucas