Join Franki on his knowledge-filled adventure with Poppy John and learn all about native Australian plants and trees, birds and bees, animals and insects in this colourful heart-warming story.
Franki and the Banksia took out the New York Big Book Awards in the Nature Children's Category! This is Leanne's first book in a series of 6 children's books. Leanne wanted to teach kids about Australian native flora and fauna, what they are and who needs them to survive. Leanne is busy working an another series of books teaching kids about Australian animals and their habitat, threats and how we can help.
Leanne is passionate about the need for children to be educated on Australian wildlife and the prevention of extinction.
Written by Leanne Murner and Illustrated by Kat Fox.
Franki and the Banksia is the most gorgeous informative story. I was so excited to read it to our preschool class, and it did not disappoint. They loved absolutely everything about it from the beautiful illustrations to the storyline. It sparked lots of discussions around Australian Natives and Native Animals. They loved seeing how the Banksia flower is able to nourish all the different wildlife. It has inspired us to plant our own Native plants.