Kaz's info books are updated and reprinted often, with new medical and other details. This goes for: Up the Duff: The Real Guide to Pregnancy, Kidwrangling: Looking After Babies, Toddlers & Preschoolers, Girl Stuff 8-12: Your Guide to the Pre-Teen Years and Girl Stuff: Your Full-on Guide to the Teen Years. Please make sure you have the latest edition of any of these books to get all the new medical info and other updates. Please do not sell or lend “old” books as this can be misleading to readers, or even dangerous. The easiest way to make sure you have the latest copy is to order one at your lovely local bookshop, or use the “buy” buttons on this website.

Up the Duff

The Real Guide to Pregnancy

Up the Duff  is a phenomenon: Australia's most-loved and best-selling pregnancy book for nearly 20 years. The latest edition re-print has all the up-to-date medical and other info you need. The latest edition of Up The Duff has week-by-week info on what's happening to you and the baby, as well as Hermoine's hilarious pregnancy diary, all the latest on medical tests including which to choose, when to have them and why; what you need to know if you're trying to get pregnant and what to do if it's not happening, info for blokes, help with feelings about post-baby body image and sex, and all the latest medical and emotional help you need, including stacks of recommended websites & contacts.

Up the Duff App

An on-the-go app is available, with info from Kaz’s pregnancy book, Up the Duff. (It’s an app, not an ebook.)

Girl Stuff 8–12

Your Real Guide to the Pre-Teen Years

By popular demand, here’s the ‘Little Sister’ version of Girl Stuff! It’s a book for girls with their best interests at heart. Many girls now see the first changes of puberty as young as 8 or 9 years old and feel freaked out about whether they’re normal and what they need to know.

Girl Stuff

Your Full-on Guide to the Teen Years

Girl Stuff is is written especially for teenage girls in a chatty style with lots of cartoons. It has everything they need to know about confidence, friends, body changes, phones & social media, shopping, clothes, make-up, pimples (arrghh), sizes, hair, embarrassment, what to eat, moods, smoking, why diets suck, handling love and heartbreak, exercise, school stress, sex, beating bullies and mean girls, drugs, drinking, how to find new friends, cheering up, how to get on with your family, and confidence and handling money.


Looking After Babies, Toddlers & Preschoolers

The ‘sequel’ to Up The Duff!

What if the baby won’t stop crying? What are babies supposed to eat, and when? Which way up do they go? Right from the first hours of your newborn bub’s life through to the first day of school, Kaz delivers all the up-to-date, reliable info, with backing from medical experts, official guidelines, and advice from real mums and dads.

Should You Immunise Your Kids?


A cheap (but quite marvellous) e-book with easy-to-read info, drawing from the Immunisation chapter of Kidwrangling, and, on the HPV vaccine, from Girl Stuff. Aimed at parents confused by conflicting info on the web about immunising. Kaz, a former confused parent wondering whether to immunise, sorts the fact from the faffing with the help of medical specialists.

The Terrible Underpants

How on earth did everyone in the world get to see Wanda-Linda’s terrible underpants? And what was so terrible about them? A warm, funny picture book story about a windy day, being embarrassed, sprinklers, a helicopter, Mrs Kafoops, a hairy-nosed wombat called Glenda – and some worn-out elastic. A best-selling picture book for children aged 3-8, with words and pictures by Kaz.

Wanda-Linda Goes Berserk

The stars of The Terrible Underpants ride again! When Wanda-Linda wakes up in a bad mood, she's rude to her mum and dad and even Glenda, her hairy-nosed wombat. What happens when Wanda-Linda's biggest tantrum EVER involves a horrified Mrs Kafoops, a packet of butter and the fire brigade? A funny, understanding picture book about being grumpy and how to get over it. For kids aged 3-8.

Women's Stuff

Women's Stuff is funny, moving and honest: a best friend in a hardback book. It covers how to become confident, be healthier, feel gorgeous, accept your body, eat without guilt, deal with busybodies and bullies in all walks of life, be optimistic, avoid rip-offs, fight with the in-laws, help manage a mental health problem, make a relationship better or escape a bad one, enjoy sex, be happily single, find fulfilling work and purpose, get through grief and other bad times, decide on and follow a dream, what to know about cosmetic procedures and “beauty” products, sleep, and cope with a range of women’s health problems, from first periods and mood swings to menopause.

Escaping Control & Abuse

How to Get Out of a Bad Relationship & Recover from Assault (ebook)

This free e-book is adapted from the chapter of the same name in Women’s Stuff. It’s provided by Kaz and Penguin Books Australia as a public service. It includes info on how to help yourself and your kids, or a friend in this situation. Please seek individual medical and personal advice from your GP and the National Sexual Assault Domestic & Family Violence Counselling Service on 1800 737 732.

The Arts of Beauty

Kaz has also illustrated The Arts of Beauty, the real beauty hints written more than 100 years ago by feisty 19th Century tear-away, spider-dancer, royal-bonker and Australian goldfields entrancer Lola Montez.

Books now out of print

Four volumes of collected newspaper columns including Living With Crazy Buttocks, which won the Diagram Prize for the Oddest Title of the Year in 2002. Plus Get a Grip; Get Another Grip, and Keep Yourself Nice (from her first ever newspaper column, of etiquette advice). First ever book The Modern Girl's Guide to Everything; then The Modern Girl's Guide to Safe Sex; and Real Gorgeous: The Truth About Body and Beauty (sorry everyone who asks where to buy it, you can’t: the next best thing is to get one of the Girl Stuff books for the appropiate age, or Women’s Stuff for grown-ups).

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