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.

Babies & Toddlers

Now you have a baby, what are you going to do with it?!

This book has you covered from your very first day with a baby: from the author of the bestselling pregnancy book Up the Duff.

With reassuring info, helpful suggestions, answers to your worries and quotes from Australian parents, her new book Babies & Toddlers is backed by the professional advice of more than thirty medical and other experts.

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.

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.


A novel

"They said I was piquant. Makes you feel like chutney." – Ada

Meet Ada, a real 19th Century modern girl. Waving a morphia cocktail and holding forth from her bed, she’s telling the story of her life on the stage and the road. And what a life.

Ada was world famous when clairvoyants, cockatoo acts and strongmen toured the world performing for everyone from royalty to riotous miners and larrikins. Lovingly researched, Kaz brings Ada's world to life in genuine, vivid detail and gives a voice to a forgotten woman of history. A woman who couldn't help being both fabulous and disreputable.

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.

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 appropriate age, or Women’s Stuff for grown-ups).

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