Welcome to Maria Monte's Page
Maria Monte is an experienced communications specialist and received her honours degree in English literature from La Trobe University. Her spare time is divided between family, caring for her young son, and writing children’s books. A native of Melbourne, Australia, Maria enjoys mochas, watching Netflix when her son naps, and losing herself in wiki rabbit holes.
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A touching picture book about a remarkable childhood bond between a little girl and her magic bicycle, perfect for children ages 4 to 7 and for fans of The Giving Tree.
Inspired by the author's own childhood adventures, this heartfelt story will take readers on a whimsical journey through Ellery’s childhood with her magical bicycle in tow. Ellery and her bicycle share many wonderful new experiences together; lonely yet curious Ellery finds adventure, love, and friendship, as well as weathering sorrow and loss.
When she grows up, Ellery starts to forget her special bond with the bicycle. Will Ellery remember what’s important before it’s too late and the magical bike is lost forever?
A sweet, simple story that will make readers of all ages eager to be kind to animals.
Eve and her Grandpa take daily walks to the local lake, where Eve tries to make friends with two shy ducklings.
Will Eve's funny and heart-warning antics win over the shy ducklings and their protective mother duck?
Will her kind and patient Grandpa help Eve find a way to be more kind and gentle with the ducklings?
Join Eve as she learns how to be kind, giving and respectful toward animals.
• Fun read-aloud book
• Books for kids ages 3 and up
• Picture books for preschool, kindergarten, and elementary students.