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R.A. Spratt


R.A. Spratt

R.A. Spratt is an award winning author best known for writing the Friday Barnes, Girl Detective and Nanny Piggins series of books. She lives in Bowral, Australia with her husband and two daughters. R.A is currently writing the fifth installment in the Friday Barnes series.

R.A. Spratt

Books by R.A. Spratt

Written by R.A. Spratt and illustrated by Phil Gosier - Children's 8-12, Fiction, Mystery

Friday Barnes has been deported to Switzerland...but we need her back! Highcrest Academy has descended into chaos. Someone's fired all the teachers as an epic prank, and suspicion falls on Ian Wainscott, Friday's nemesis (who's also desperately in love with her). There's also the problem of the new vice principal and his questionable behavior. It's hard to take someone seriously when he's wearing tie-dyed shirts, right? Can Friday prove Ian's innocence, find the prankster, and save her school? If it involves running, then probably not, but otherwise...Friday's on the case!

Written by R.A. Spratt and illustrated by Phil Gosier - Adventure, Children's 8-12, Fiction, Mystery

In the third book in R.A. Spratt's hilarious Friday Barnes Mystery series, crime hits close to home when Friday Barnes learns her mother has been kidnapped. But her detective work gets put aside when Friday is distracted by other happenings at school: a new VIP student (a Norwegian princess!) has just arrived and a master thief called the Pimpernel is causing chaos across campus.

Written by R.A. Spratt with illustrations by Phil Gosier - Children's 8-12, Fiction, Mystery
Getting arrested was the last thing Friday expected after solving the swamp-yeti mystery at her boarding school. But she better clear her name fast! She’s got new cases to investigate, like a scandalous quiche bake-off, a decades old mystery buried in her school’s backyard and why the new boy, Christopher, is being so nice to her.
by R.A. Spratt and Phil Gosier - Children's 8-12, Friendship, Mystery
When Friday Barnes, girl genius, solves a bank robbery, she uses the reward money to send herself to Highcrest Academy, the most exclusive boarding school in the country --- and discovers it's a hotbed of crime! Soon she's investigating everything from disappearing homework to the terrifying Yeti haunting the school swamp. But the biggest mystery yet is Ian Wainscott, the handsomest (and most arrogant) boy in school who inexplicably hates her. 
by R.A. Spratt and Dan Santat - Fiction

When Mr. Green announces his diabolical plan --- he has decided to get married --- his children are horrified. Because if he finds a wife, he'll get fire their beloved nanny. Breakfast without chocolate? Never! Someone must stop him, and Nanny Piggins is just the pig to do it!

written by R.A. Spratt, illustrated by Dan Santat

When stingy Mr. Green planted a Nanny Wanted sign on his front lawn for his three children, he had no idea his ad would be answered by a pig. Yes, a pig. A fabulously sassy and impeccably dressed pig as a matter of fact!