All Susan Brocker Books

Historical Fiction

1914: Riding Into War: Published by Scholastic NZ

The story of young Billy Bowman who rushes off to enlist with the mounted riflemen in World War I, only to discover that war is not the big adventure he thought it would be.

The Drovers Quest By Susan Brocker

The Drover’s Quest: Published by Brocker Books

Charlotte, a headstrong teen, disguises herself as a boy so she can join a cattle drive across the Southern Alps to find her missing gold-digger father in the 1860s West Coast gold mining era.

Dreams Of Warriors By Susan Brocker

Dreams Of Warriors: Published by Brocker Books

Bella, a determined teenage girl, holds in her hands the fate of her family’s dreams against the backdrop of World War II.

Brave Bess and the ANZAC Horses: Published by HarperCollins

The story of one of only three surviving horses of over 10,000 taken to the battlefields during the First World War to serve with the Mounted Rifles Brigade in the Middle East.

Brave Bess and the ANZAC Horses: Published by Harper Collins​

The story of one of only three surviving horses of over 10,000 taken to the battlefields during the First World War to serve with the Mounted Rifles Brigade in the Middle East.

Brave Bess and the ANZAC Horses: Published by Harper Collins​

The story of one of only three surviving horses of over 10,000 taken to the battlefields during the First World War to serve with the Mounted Rifles Brigade in the Middle East.

Inspirational Fiction

Caged: Published By Scholastic

Sam shoved as much gear into her pack as she could until it bulged out like a gorged snake…sirens wailed down the street, approaching at tsunami speed. She sprinted down the alley, clutched the metal fence and clambered up.

Ice: Published By Scholastic

A troubled boy and his rescued dog discover a ghastly secret buried beneath the mountains and must face their darkest fears to uncover the truth.

The Wolf In The Wardrobe By Susan Brocker

The Wolf in the Wardrobe: Published By Brocker Books

13-year-old Finn tries to rescue a wolf from the clutches of a crazy clown and keep her as his pet.

Saving Sam: Published By Brocker Books

Troubled teenager Ben struggles to find his place in the world, and the damaged dog he befriends.

Restless Spirit: Published By Brocker Books

The story of a wild Kaimanawa stallion who cannot be tamed and the two teens who come to love him.

Restless Spirit: Published By Brocker Books

The story of a wild Kaimanawa stallion who cannot be tamed and the two teens who come to love him.

Picture Books

Pelorus Jack the Dolphin Guide: Published By Scholastic

The story of a famous white Risso dolphin that escorted ships through the rough waters of the Marlborough Sounds from 1888 to 1912. Raymond’s lively illustrations capture the New Zealand seascape and the dolphin’s play.

Mrs Chippy the Cat: Published By Scholastic

The story of a tomcat who was a loyal and loved companion to the crew on Ernest Shackleton’s ill-fated 1914 expedition to the Antarctic aboard the Endurance. Raymond's use of colour emphasises the cold environment as well as the cat's antics.

Friday the Rebel Dog: Published By Scholastic

The story of New Zealand’s most notorious dog, Friday, the loyal companion of infamous sheep stealer, James Mackenzie. Raymond’s colourful illustrations pick up on the quirkiness of the story.

Bess the Brave War Horse: Published By Scholastic

The story of one of only three surviving horses of over 10,000 taken to the battlefields during the First World War to serve with the Mounted Rifles Brigade in the Middle East. Raymond’s illustrations are heart-warming and evocative.

Mrs Chippy the Cat: Published by Scholastic

A ginger tomcat arrives aboard the ship Endurance with his master, Chippy McNeish, who is to be the ship’s carpenter. The cat soon makes himself at home, sleeping on the bunks, crunching on fish bones given to him by the crew, and climbing over every inch of the ship.

Friday the Rebel Dog: Published by Scholastic

Finn had seen those eyes before. They were golden yellow, like the colour of the moon hanging low in the sky. And they were full of pain.

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