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'Sita ‘Squishy’ Taylor is a cheeky, sneaky 11-year-old who lives with her dad and step-family in a very crowded apartment. Luckily for Squishy, their building is huge – and there's always plenty of weird stuff going on! Squishy and her ‘bonus’ sisters are always ready to launch themselves into a new adventure – whether there’s a mysterious runaway in the basement, a shifty diamond smuggler next door, or a sneaky ghost stealing their neighbour’s precious Ming vase' (Hardie Grant Egmont website).

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  • In November 2017, Books + Publishing announced that Robyn Kershaw Productions (RKP) had optioned the rights to the series, planning on producing 13 live-action half-hour episodes for television or for release online (https://www.booksandpublishing.com.au/articles/2017/11/02/97912/squishy-taylor-series-optioned-for-tv/).

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y separately published work icon Squishy Taylor and the Bonus Sisters Ailsa Wild , Prahran : Hardie Grant Egmont , 2016 9220621 2016 single work children's fiction children's

'An apartment full of questions on a street full of mysteries ... Why does Squishy have to share everything with her new step-sisters? Why is her next-door neighbor the crankiest man in the world? Why are green jelly snakes the yummiest? Who's that hiding in the basement? ' (Publication summary)

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y separately published work icon Squishy Taylor and a Question of Trust Ailsa Wild , Richmond : Hardie Grant Egmont , 2016 9277143 2016 single work children's fiction children's

'An apartment full of questions on a street full of mysteries…

'Why is Boring Lady being so interesting?

'What kind of person comes back from holidays with no luggage?

'Why can they only have dessert on Saturday nights?

'Who’s been smuggling illegal diamonds?' (Publication summary)

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y separately published work icon Squishy Taylor and the Vase That Wasn't Alisa Wild , Richmond : Hardie Grant Egmont , 2016 9351265 2016 single work children's fiction children's

'An apartment full of questions on a street full of mysteries ... How could a vase disappear from a locked apartment? How come everyone is getting Dad's special forehead-kisses too? Why does toast taste better on a balcony? How do you get rid of a Chinese-warrior ghost? ' (Publication summary)

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y separately published work icon Squishy Taylor and the Mess Makers Ailsa Wild , Richmond : Hardie Grant Egmont , 2016 9352237 2016 single work children's fiction children's

'An apartment full of questions on a street full of mysteries ...

'What's the best way to sneak onto a film set?

Why do grown-ups trust you more when you're carrying a Baby?

Is a pizza even a pizza without mozzarella?

What do you do when everyone hates your hero?' (Publication summary)

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y separately published work icon Squishy Taylor in Zero Gravity Ailsa Wild , Richmond : Hardie Grant Egmont , 2016 9659081 2016 single work children's fiction children's

'Sita ‘Squishy’ Taylor is a cheeky, sneaky 11-year-old who lives with her dad and step-family in a very crowded apartment. Luckily for Squishy, their building is huge – and there's always plenty of mysteries to investigate! Like…

1. How long would it take to cycle to a space station?

2. Why does red cordial make everyone more fun?

3. How come you can't hug over the internet?

4. Why is there a renegade astronaut on the roof?' (publication blurb)

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y separately published work icon Squishy Taylor and the Tunnel of Doom Ailsa Wild , Ben Wood (illustrator), Richmond : Hardie Grant Egmont , 2016 9715206 2016 single work children's fiction children's

Sita ‘Squishy’ Taylor is a cheeky, sneaky 11-year-old who lives with her dad and step-family in a very crowded apartment. Luckily for Squishy, their building is huge – and there's always plenty of mysteries to investigate! Like…

1. Why are tunnels be both exciting and scary?

2. How do dogs always know who the bad guys are?

3. Why are pinkie-swears so important?

4. Who’s storing toxic waste under the park? (publication blurb)

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y separately published work icon Squishy Taylor and the Silver Suitcase Ailsa Wild , Prahran : Hardie Grant Egmont , 2017 11953771 2017 single work children's fiction children's

'Sita ‘Squishy’ Taylor is a cheeky, sneaky 11-year-old who lives with her dad and step-family in a very crowded apartment. Luckily for Squishy, their building is huge – and there's always plenty of mysteries to investigate! Like...

  1. How can summer be fun if you don’t go to the beach?
  2. Why is rainbow cake so delicious? 
  3. What kind of scientist wears red sneakers?
  4. Who would try to smuggle rare birds?'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

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y separately published work icon Squishy Taylor in the Mud Ailsa Wild , Prahran : Hardie Grant Egmont , 2017 11953849 2017 single work children's fiction children's

'Sita ‘Squishy’ Taylor is a cheeky, sneaky 11-year-old who lives with her dad and step-family in a very crowded apartment. Luckily for Squishy, their building is huge – and there's always plenty of mysteries to investigate! Like ...

  1. How can one person be in two places at the same time?
  2. Why does pizza taste better outside?
  3. How do you climb a forbidden staircase? 
  4. Who would steal plants from Squishy’s dad?'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

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y separately published work icon Squishy Taylor Versus the Mayor Ailsa Wild , Richmond : Hardie Grant Egmont , 2018 13813325 2018 single work children's fiction children's

'Sita ‘Squishy’ Taylor is a cheeky, sneaky 11-year-old who lives with her dad and step-family in a very crowded apartment. Luckily for Squishy, their building is huge – and there's always plenty of mysteries to investigate! Like ...

  1. Why is the mayor being so SNEAKY?
  2. How do you make someone look fake-sick?
  3. How many dumplings are too many dumplings?
  4. What is the Boss of the World doing at Jessie’s violin concert?' (Source: Publisher's blurb)
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y separately published work icon Squishy Taylor and the Secret Envelope Ailsa Wild , Richmond : Hardie Grant Egmont , 2019 15639546 2019 single work children's fiction children's 'A hilarious junior fiction series from Ailsa Wild about solving mysteries, blending families and leaping to conclusions!

'Sita ‘Squishy’ Taylor is a cheeky, sneaky 11-year-old who lives with her dad and step-family in a very crowded apartment. Luckily for Squishy, their building is huge ... and there's always plenty of mysteries to investigate! 

'What's the best thing about hotel swimming pools?
Can you live in two different places at once?
How do you hide in plain sight?
How do you make the biggest choice of your life?

'Australian superstar Squishy Taylor is a curious, likeable and instantly relatable hero for all kids aged 6 and up. She’s part of a blended family – a new kind of normal for so many kids, whether it’s a Modern Family or more of a Brady Bunch. Between nightly Skype-chats with her mum, dealing with a noisy baby or her two new ‘bonus sisters’, there’s always a new challenge or exciting mystery to solve. Squishy Taylor and the Bonus Sisters (#1) was listed as a Notable Book in the 2017 CBCA Awards, and was shortlisted for the 2017 Readings Children’s Book Prize. Squishy Taylor and the Tunnel of Doom (#6) was shortlisted for the Wilderness Society’s Environment Award for Children’s Literature in 2017. '

 (Publication summary)


 

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First known date: 2016

Works about this Work

Barbara’s Best of 2016 Barbara Swartz , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time , December 2016;

— Review of Pig the Elf Aaron Blabey , 2016 single work picture book ; Squishy Taylor Ailsa Wild , 2016 series - author children's fiction ; Cloudwish Fiona Wood , 2015 single work novel
Barbara’s Best of 2016 Barbara Swartz , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time , December 2016;

— Review of Pig the Elf Aaron Blabey , 2016 single work picture book ; Squishy Taylor Ailsa Wild , 2016 series - author children's fiction ; Cloudwish Fiona Wood , 2015 single work novel
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