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Meet Helen Iles
Children’s Author


As a mother, grandmother and great grandmother, Helen also writes for children of all ages. When she sees a need for lessons to be learnt she provides those lessons through picture books and early readers.

Helen has written for the older reader – Penny’s Silver Dragon

And for the younger child – We Are Different, You and I, using magic realism as the medium for illustrations.

Donna’s Wishing Well and You Are Not Alone will be released in 2020


Newly released in February 2020 is Have You Ever ... (in soft cover) and I'm Glad I'm Australian (in hard cover), which encourages children to enjoy the nature of the outback with Outback Sam.

Penny's Silver Dragon

Uncle Tobias, the traveller, brings Penny an ostrich egg to hatch. But oh what troubles arise when Penny's egg turns out not to be an ostrich. Problems abound when Penny and her friend John try to keep her new pet out of the hands of scientists.


We Are Different, You and I

Fairy Princess Sara teaches her new friend Charlie to be tolerant to the difference in others.This book of magic-realism is an aid to help children accept people regardless of colour or race and to find the special qualities in them.





7th August 2023