The Red Dirt Diary Series

by Katrina Nannestad (Author/Illustrator)

Book Cover for the Red Dirt Diary Series
Blue Weston is an eleven-year-old tomboy living in Hardbake Plains in rural New South Wales. Written in a diary-format with cartoon accompaniments, in the style of 'Diary of A Wimpy Kid' or 'Dork Diaries,' this series examines life in a typical Australian farming community with tenderness and humour. Country kids will relate to the young heroine's adventures in rural Australia, as much as city-dwelling children will enjoy reading about a way of life which may be new to them.

Katrina Nannestad is responsible for both the text and illustrations, ensuring a flawless continuity in style. This hilarious series of chapter books is perfect for reluctant readers aged 8 to 12 years, and will be enjoyed by both boys and girls due to Blue's feisty tomboy nature.

Summary and books in the Red Dirt Diary series

Tags: humour, cartoon, family, friendship, culture,
Series reading level: 8+
Books in series: 3
Should read in order? Yes
Next release: Finished

 Print series book list

Books in series order
1Red Dirt Diary  (2010)
2Blue About Love  (2012)
3Blue's News  (2012)