Released 29th May, The New Kid: Unpopular Me is the fifth children’s book from author and broadcaster James O’Loghlin.
Everyone knows what a daunting, scary experience starting school can be, especially when you’re the new kid. So when 11-year-old Sam relocates with his parents from Adelaide to Canberra, he hatches a plan, or two, or three to make himself the most popular kid ever.
Find a friend...
Let your new friend’s little sister cut your hair...
Meet other eleven-year-olds outside of class...
Get bitten by a snake on school camp accident
Steal the maths test from Mr Boreman’s desk and save the entire class...
Audition for the school play...
What follows is a hilarious series of mishaps*, embarrassing incidents (involving frog-covered underwear) and adventures as Sam navigates playground politics.
Entirely relatable and filled with laugh-out-loud moments, author and broadcaster James O’Loghlin perfectly captures the universal experiences of feeling on the outer and wanting to fit in, making friends, and adapting to change.
Featuring illustrations by award-winning cartoonist, Matthew Martin, The New Kid: Unpopular Me, is the exciting start of a hilarious, entertaining series perfect for fans of Funny Kid for President!, Weirdo and Bad Guys who are hungry for their next read!
*Sam was not harmed (too much) during the telling of this story
The New Kid: Unpopular Me is available from all good bookstores now!
By James O’Loghlin
With illustrations by Matthew Martin
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