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Survival Guides

The Survival Guides is a series of non-fiction books that take a creative, humorous approach to their subject matter. An un-named, video game obsessed, 13-year-old takes readers through each topic.

The Supernatural Survival Guide

There is so much weird stuff out there – but the TRUTH is in here!

Have you had a close encounter with a UFO? Is your house HAUNTED? Have you seen a YETI?

Don’t worry, THE SUPERNATURAL SURVIVAL GUIDE has all the info you need to survive a brush with the SPOOKY.

The world is a pretty amazing place, but there are still things out there that are full of mystery and make us wonder . . . Is the Loch Ness Monster real? Does Big Foot exist? Are there scientific reasons for hauntings? What is cryptozoology? What can explain groups of people witnessing UFO sightings?

THE SUPERNATURAL SURVIVAL GUIDE will tackle these and other questions about all things paranormal. There is so much WEIRD stuff out there . . . but the TRUTH is IN HERE!

The Human Body Survival Guide
ISBN: 9781761043635
To be published under the Puffin imprint by Penguin Random House Australia on 28 September 2021.

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The Human Body Survival Guide

Your body is really GROSS — but also pretty AWESOME!

What’s the biggest organ in the human body?
Does your hair continue to grow after you die?
What does a healthy poo look like?

Don’t worry, The Human Body Survival Guide has the facts and advice you need to survive living in your body!

Our bodies, inside and out, can seem disgusting. There’s blood and guts, burps and farts. We secrete spit and snot and sweat. Everywhere we go, we’re shedding bits of ourselves. Skin. Hair. Nails. And our bodies are a breeding ground for germs, bacteria, fungus, lice and more.

The Human Body Survival Guide will take you on a weird and wonderful journey, and teach you just how amazing and complex your body is.

Hold on to your insides . . . Here we go!

The Human Body Survival Guide
ISBN: 9781760896744
Published under the Puffin imprint by Penguin Random House Australia on 15 September 2020.

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The Australia Survival Guide

Australia is trying to KILL you – this book will save your life!

Oh no! You’ve been bitten by an inland taipan?

Don’t worry, The Australia Survival Guide has the first-aid advice you need!

What’s that? You’re lost in the bush and need to know how to collect your own water?

The Australia Survival Guide has got you covered.

Our amazing country has its fair share of dangers: sharks, snakes, cyclones and crocodiles can be a serious threat to your life! But don’t worry. This book will help you by providing the knowledge you need to survive in all kinds of Aussie conditions – in the bush, in the desert or even at the beach!

So get out there and look around! Even if you think Australia is trying to kill you, The Australia Survival Guide can save your life!

The Australia Survival Guide
ISBN: 9780143796572
Published under the Puffin imprint by Penguin Random House Australia on 1 October 2019.

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Reviews

The Human Body Survival Guide

“The language used is chatty and casual, which makes it engaging and entertaining. However, along the way the amount of information imparted to the reader is accurate and detailed.”

Reading Time, 1 Dec 2020

The Human Body Survival Guide

“This book is sure to be a hit for primary and first few years of high school aged children.”

Schooldays Magazine, 3 Nov 2020

The Human Body Survival Guide

“George is one of those amazing authors who can skillfully turn his hand to adept and engaging writing across many genres. The fact that he is just a tiny bit crazy (eccentric?) is a bonus…”

JUST SO STORIES, 5 Oct 2020

The Human Body Survival Guide

“Showing how flexible and adept a writer he is, his narrative speaks directly to his audience in language that kids use, and with his usual unsuppressed childish humour. ”

KIDS' BOOK REVIEW, 30 Sept 2020

The Human Body Survival Guide

“The Human Body Survival Guide is a great way to jazz up the science and literacy classroom”

EDUCATE. EMPOWER., 9 Sept 2020

The Human Body Survival Guide

“One can imagine a young reader totally engaged in the fascinating information which is revealed throughout the book.”

BUZZ WORDS, 8 Sept 2020

The Human Body Survival Guide

“George Ivanoff delights in grossing out his readers with details but at the same time he is informing them about the many ways in which our bodies function.”

STORY LINKS, 19 Aug 2020

The Australia Survival Guide

“The author cleverly uses a fictional 13-year-old boy who’s reluctantly travelling around Australia with his family as the book’s narrator. This highly relatable character plays a large part in dispelling the fear factor for readers 9+ years.”

READING TIME, 5 Nov 2019

The Australia Survival Guide

“George Ivanoff is not just a pretty face. Under that luxuriant mop of ever-changing hair there’s an inventive and clever brain which can produce not only awesome adventures of the fictional kind for readers but now the ultimate field guide to surviving in the harsh reality of the Australian landscape.”

JUST SO STORIES, 30 OCT 2019

The Australia Survival Guide

“With its practical nature, appealing layout and focus on things that fascinate, it could be the perfect foundation for Term 4 investigations.”

THE BOTTOM SHELF, 22 Oct 2019

The Australia Survival Guide

“Celebrate all that is Australia with its quirky flora, fauna and environment in this fun yet educational book perfect for primary schoolers.”

KIDS’ BOOK REVIEW, 9 Oct 2019

The Australia Survival Guide

I liked the book because it has lots of fact boxes about different animals. I think this book would suit both boys or girls aged 7 to 11.”

ALPHABET SOUP (reviewed by 7-year-old Rory), 7 OCT 2019

The Australia Survival Guide

“Humour is used to great effect throughout, making this important information entertaining and accessible. You can tell that Ivanoff had more than a little fun writing this book.”

BETTER READING, 1 Oct 2019

The Australia Survival Guide

“One could imagine the target market for this book – children aged from nine years plus – spending countless hours reading and dipping into the 175 pages.”

Dianne Bates - BUZZ WORDS, 5 Sept 2019

The Australia Survival Guide

“From the author of the interactive You Choose series, comes a reference book with a modern twist.”
“Ivanoff has created a reference book that speaks to the screen dominated youth of today.”