A Little Spark

by Barry Jonsberg
From the multi-award-winning author of A Song Only I Can Hear comes another Children’s Book Council of Australia Notable middle fiction novel that is warm, upbeat, intriguing and wholly absorbing.

NOTABLE BOOK: 2023 CBCA Book of the Year, Older Readers
SHORTLISTED: 2023 NSW Premier’s Literary Awards, Ethel Turner Prize for Young People’s Literature

I don’t tell Mum and Sam anything about my weekends with Dad. It would be giving them tickets into that world. The world Dad and I have created. And I don’t want to do that. It’s ours. It’s all we have. It’s all we’ve been allowed since my parents got divorced.

Cate gets to spend every second weekend with her dad, and each time something special and surprising happens. Something that fires the creative spark that Cate channels into her writing.

And everything is fine until Cate’s stepdad, Sam, gets offered his dream job in London and her mum decides they are going to move to England with him…

Cate must decide what she wants for herself. She loves both her parents – but she must choose between them.

A warm and funny novel full of unexpected twists and turns, joy and heartbreak.