Books by Students

Our students are doing great things with their writing. Here are just a few of the books written by Helen’s students. Support local writing by checking them out.

Brain Bunny Students…

Ben Spies

Ben has been doing great things with his writing. He’s published four books, despite only just having reached his teen years and he recently won a bronze medal in the Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards for his third book, The World of Greek Mythology. Check out his books on the Spies Publishing website.

Image contains the book covers for "Weirdo" "The Magic Pencil" "The World of Greek Mythology" and "2020" all by Ben Spies

Denika Mead

Denika is another young writer doing great things. She’s just published the first book in a fantastic fantasy series for children and young adults, called Royal Orchid The Death Hunters, and she is working on the sequel now. Find out more on Denika’s website.

Image contains: the cover for the book Royal Orchid The Death Hunders by Denika Mead

Wellington High CEC Writing for Children Students…

Sasha Cotter

Sasha did the Writing for Children workshop back in 2014 and has since gone on to do amazing things with her writing, publishing several books and winning awards. Find out more on Sasha’s website.

Elaine Bicknell

Elaine was a student in the Writing for Children Workshop and also did the Writing for Children – Next Step class. She recently won the Joy Cowley Award, and her book The Little Ghost Who Lost her Boo has been very popular with both adults and children since. Find it at online at The Children’s Bookshop.

Marie Munro

Marie was a student in the Writing for Children Workshop and also did the Writing for Children – Next Step class. Marie’s books Nana’s Shed, Bella’s Fringe and Nana’s New Porch are fun stories and great resources for learning Te Reo Maori. Find them on Marie’s website.