books by Cecily Paterson
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Non-Fiction: Love Tears & Autism
Love Tears & Autism is the memoir of the five years after Cecily Paterson's son's diagnosis with autistic spectrum disorder. She couldn't find the right book to read to give her practical help, emotional support and spiritual solace, so she wrote it. Read it if you have a child with a disability, or if your friend or family member lives with autism. Or just read it if you like a good real life story where God's grace shines through.
Third prize winner in the 2012 Australian Christian Book of the Year (ACBOY) awards.
This brand new second edition is revised and updated with a 'Where we are now' chapter.
AUD $22.95 paperback
Abby Smart is planning to have the most awesome year ever. She’s the leader of the Smart Girls Club and after winning the talent quest, her dream to be a
musical theatre singer looks like it might come true. And then Stella turns up, fluttering her mascara eyelashes. She’s way too cool for little old Kangaroo Valley. Worst of all, she’s making Abby’s friends like ridiculous things such as makeup and new music!
Abby’s plans to have a great year are being turned into dog food. Will she follow her friends, or follow her dreams? Because she can’t have both.
When you don't know where you belong, who are you really? Jazmine’s deaf. And she’s getting tired. Tired of having to try hard, tired of fitting in, tired of pretending to be like everyone else. When Jaz goes to deaf camp, a new world opens up to her. A world where things are easier, and she finally seems to have a place. But when you leave one world and enter another, what happens to the people you leave behind? And why is one of her new deaf friends suddenly pushed out of the group? Which world will Jaz live in? Can she keep a foot in both? How will she figure out the best way to be Jazmine?
Being Jazmine is the third book in the Invisible series.
Unlike her drama-queen twin sister, Charlie Franks is always fine. At least she is until she has to start a new school, finds out she can’t ride her new horse, and gets told that her Mum has something totally weird wrong with her.
Charlie’s not A-OK. Not at all. And she can’t see how things are ever going to get better.
Charlie Franks is A-OK is the sequel to Love and Muddy Puddles.
Winner of 2017 CALEB Award.
Thirteen year old fashionista Coco Franks has finally made it into the popular group when her dad decides to move the whole family to the country so they can 'bond'. Social death is looming, her shoes are covered in mud and all Coco wants to do is get herself back to her Sydney friends. After all, things can't get any worse, right?
Jazmine Crawford doesn't make decisions. She doesn't make choices. She doesn't make friends. Jazmine only wants one thing: to be invisible. For Jazmine, it's a lot easier to take out her hearing aid and drift along pretending that nothing's wrong than it is to admit that she's heartbroken.
AUD $17 paperback
Finally, everything is going right for 13 year-old Jazmine Crawford. After years of being invisible, she’s making friends, talking to her mum and hanging out with Liam. But what happens when everyone around her changes? Will getting back in touch with her grandma help her cope or just make things worse? And who’s going to finally give arrogant Angela what she deserves?