Pookie Aleera is Not My Boyfriend
In a country town, in a school just like yours, the kids in Class 6A tell their stories. There's Mick, school captain and sometimes trouble-maker, who wants to make the school a better place, while his younger brother Jacob just wants to fly. There's shy and lonely Laura who hopes to finally fit in with a circle of friends, while Pete struggles to deal with his grandpa's sudden death. Popular Selina obsesses over class comedian Cameron, while Cameron obsesses over Anzac biscuits and Pookie Aleera - whoever that is! For new teacher Ms Arthur, it's another world, but for Mr Korsky, the school groundskeeper, he's seen it all before.
CBCA Shortlist 2013
Steven Herrick is the author of Love Ghosts and Nose Hair, Love Poems and Leg Spinners: A Month in the Life of Class 5B, My Life, My Love, My Lasagne, A Place Like This, Rhyming Boy, The Simple Gift, The Spangled Drongo, Tom Jones Saves the World, and Waterbombs.