Welcome to the world of Jinny and Cooper!
Written for children 7+ and illustrated by Tony Flowers, this chapter novel series is rollicking fun for young and old.
Published by Penguin Books Australia.
Book 1 – My Teacher’s Big Bad Secret
Warning!: This story contains magic, witches, talking animals (well, at least one), potato charms and a huge amount of fun!
Cooper is not the beautiful, golden guinea pig of Jinny’s dreams. He’s trouble! Not only can he speak and read, he can disappear, hover in the air and teleport small distances. He’s obsessed with junk food and full of tall tales, but worse still, Cooper is convinced that Jinny’s kindly, elderly teacher, Miss Bunney is a witch. Come on, Cooper, really?
# Shortlisted for the 2016 Speech Pathology Book of the Year Award (ages five to eight)
Teacher Notes for My Teacher’s Big Bad Secret can be accessed through Penguin online.
Book 2 – Revenge of the Stone Witch
Warning!: This story contains magic, witches, talking animals (well, at least one), salt circles and a lot of bad acting.
For Jinny, it’s not easy owning Cooper, her annoying talking, disappearing guinea pig with a love of biscuits and a talent for sniffing out trouble. Especially trouble of the witch kind! Is the woman burying strange things outside Jinny’s house another witch? And why can’t Jinny bring herself to be friends with goody-two-shoes Katie, the new girl next door? What do you think, Cooper? … Cooper?!
Book 3 – Curse of the Genie’s Ring
Warning!: This story contains magic, genies, talking animals (more than one), enchanted bags and some super flashy jewellery!
When Jinny and her brother, Tyrone, find a ring in Miss Morgan’s attic, they have no idea just how much danger they’re in. That is, until Tyrone awakens a genie, triggering a centuries old curse. Can Jinny and Cooper save Tyrone before the genie’s curse steals all of his goodness, trapping him forever? And can Cooper resist using the ring to wish for a cake as big as a house? Don’t do it Cooper!
Book 4 – Search for the Sea Bogle
Warning!: This story contains magic, sea bogles, talking animals (well, at least one), body swapping and a lot of soap!
A weekend at the Majestic Beach Hotel sounds like fun to Jinny, until Cooper turns up and causes trouble. But the hotel has bigger problems – who is stealing the hotel soaps and what is the hotel owner hiding in the compost bin? When Jinny and Cooper discover the truth they find they’re in more trouble than ever before. Has Cooper finally bitten off more than he can chew? Cooper … is that you?
77 thoughts on “Jinny and Cooper Series”
Thank you sooo much for those fantastic Jinny & Cooper novels. My 6yo daughter adores them and we had some great laughes when reading them together. They are amongst her all time favourite boks! She also has two young male guinea pigs who she adores, and wishes one of them was like Cooper. Can’t wait for books 3 and 4!
Thank you so much for the feedback Andrea! It warms my heart to hear that people are enjoying the books. Tell your daughter that the next two books will be coming out in September, and Cooper is as mischievous as ever. 😉
I have just read the book my teachers big bad secret to my granddaughter Edie , we both had a big laugh . Edie did notice on page 80 that miss bunney has been called Mrs bunny . Do not miss a trick these little ones .
We heading off to get the second book .
Thanks for your message Lynne. I’ve already let my editors know of this error and they will be fixing it up before the next printing. Tell Edie she is very clever to have picked this up. Perhaps she will be an editor one day. 🙂 I’m glad you and Edie are enjoyed the first book and I hope you find the other books just as fun.
Thank you Tania, We have started the next book , lots of laughs . Lynne and Edie
Dear Tania. Just read my message and realised grandma will never be an author . Was it my glasses or brain . Oh dear
Tania I just realised that your books are great as you can see in my name I am in Year3 and enjoying your books I hope 3 and 4 come out soon cause I will be reading them! Keep up the good work Tania 🙂
Hi. Taniain gram dos cooper poo on the floor 😘😘😘😻😻😻😻😻love Ella
Cooper generally only poos in his cage. I think he knows that Jinny and Tyrone’s mum would get mad if she found little poos all over the floor!
Tania I just realised That your books are WONDERFUL! 🙂 I love the Jinny and Cooper series they always make laugh and interest me hopefully 3 & 4 come out so I can read them too! 🙂
Keep up the good work Tania!!!
Hi there! How lovely of you to take the time to write to me. I’m glad you enjoyed the first two books in the Jinny & Cooper series. Books 3 and 4 are coming out in September, so you don’t have too long to wait. I hope you enjoy these ones as well. ☺
We are reading your Jinny and Cooper series with our Year 2’s and we are all loving it! Excited for your new books!
Thanks for your message. I’m so thrilled that the kids are enjoying the books. I’ve just finished editing the next two, so they are all on track to come out early September. I’m not sure if you’ve seen the free templates on this website for the pop-up Cooper activities for kids. If your class makes any, I’d love a photo. 🙂
Just wondering when the next Jinny and Cooper books will be out? I would love to buy them as soon as they are out!
Have a good one,
The next two books come out on the 29th of August, so you don’t have too long to wait. ☺
That seems like forever Tania!
Only a month to go Jasmine. 🙂
Just asking, but I am printing off some Jinny and Cooper pictures and I was wondering where is Tyrone? Does he have a picture? Has he been described enough for a picture?
The publisher hasn’t done a picture of Tyrone yet, although I think it would be nice to have a picture of him as well. I’ll be sure to ask them the next time I speak with them. 🙂
I just saw that you made a trailer for seach for the sea bogle! I just watched it! It as great Tania!
Thanks Jasmine. I was hoping you guys would discover them. We are hoping to get some more colouring pages up soon (with pictures of the genie and Cooper at the beach as well). 🙂
Just wondering about how Jinny and Cooper – Revenge of the Stone Witch dosen’t have a video trailer yet? If you do make one I would love to see it asap!
I tried copying some of all of the book, magical creatures and they were really hard to draw (especially the Sea Bogle)! But I always like challenges, but not competing. Hopefully the pictures come out soon so I can get colouring!
Originally book 2 was going to come out later in the year but was changed last minute to come out at the same time as book 1 and we simply didn’t have time to do both trailers.
I’d love to see your picture of a sea bogle. I had a pencil drawing of what I imagined him to look like on the wall next to my bed for a while. Perhaps I’ll post it on Instagram one day.
Love the video trailer. Can’t wait to read the next books.
Thanks Scarlett. Do you have a favourite trailer?
I was wondering if you were gonna write any more Jinny and Cooper books? If you are do you know what magical creatures will be in book 5 & 6?
I’d love to write more Jinny and Cooper books but I’m waiting to hear back from the publisher first. For the next two, I was thinking perhaps a ghost and an imp. What do you think?
Hi Tania, I love the trailers for the books thay are awesome. How many biscuits does Cooper eat? and hows Humphry doing on his soucerers tranning? Has cooper eaten any magical cakes lately? I LOVE YOUR BOOKS THAY ARE AWSOMMMM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
and in the new booksr will Cooper bite off more than he can chew
Hi Harrison L
Thank you! I love the trailers as well. Cooper eats as many biscuits as he possibly can and Humphrey is always practicing. I don’t think Cooper has eaten any magical cakes lately, although I hear that he has eaten a lot of non-magical cakes. 🙂
Cooper i know you’re hiding a magical cake somewhere and you’re going to eat in now. Humphrey be on the look out …….. Tania i love you’re books you are amazing and guinea-ventures is going gooooood. [I’m upto chapter 2]
Glad to hear guinea-ventures is going well. Maybe i’ll be reading your guinea pig stories one day. 😊
Did you ask Cooper a question about magical animals? If so, you might want to check the Ask Cooper page today…
Hay Tania this is my friend Callie A she loves your books like me she wants to speak to u here she is
Hi Tania I’m Callie A, Cooper better eat BISCUITS! You are my favourite author! I’m soooooo interested in guinea pigs and I love them soon much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Hi this is me Harrison you are my idol i love guinea pigs sooo much now I know how interesting they are. Your books are awesome .
Hi Harrison and Callie A
Thanks for your messages. It’s always lovely to hear that people enjoy my stories. I love guinea pigs as well – especially cheeky ones like Cooper. 😁
Hi Tania I have watched all of your trailers and they are awesome! I really want a Guinea pig😀😄😊
Thank you Callie A. I’m very happy with how the trailers turned out – they are a lot of fun. And hopefully you will own a guinea pig one day. They are cute little things.
Hi Tania I love cheeky ones like cooper as well! I’ve readddd your books lots of times because there my favourite series 😜😆😬
Thanks Callie A. That is kind of you to say. 😀
Tania you are the best AUTHOR 😜😬😀😘😂😎😋😅
Thank you Callie. That’s a lovely way to start my day. 😃
When I grow up I would love to be an author l🦁😜😎😀
Bringing stories into the world is a wonderful thing Callie. I’d recommend it to anyone!
Are you going to write a by other Jinny and Cooper books because I love💙 them🐻
I’d love to write more Jinny and Cooper books, Callie. I’m waiting to hear from my publisher. I guess it will depend on how well these ones sell. So be sure to tell all your friends about them! 😉
Hi tania how’s cooper
Hi Lucas A
Cooper is great. Cheeky and naughty as always.
Hi Lucas. 😊
Hi this is my brother Lucas A he loves your books.
How is your other Guinea pig
Humphrey is very well, thank you Lucas.
The books are amazing
Hi Tania Ingram what’s your favourite out of a witch, seabogle, Genie and a stone witch😄
That’s a hard question to answer Callie! I like them all for different reasons. How about you?
I’m the same😝😛
What’s your favourite book
I do a lot of reading so I have a lot of favourite books but I really love The Ghost of Thomas Kempe by Penelope Lively. I re-read it every couple of years.
I do to
Hi I loved when you came to our school
Thanks Callie. I love visiting schools. 😊
What’s your dream holiday?
Anywhere by the beach,Callie. I love the ocean.
Would you take your two Guinea pigs with you 🐻😊😀😎😜
Of course, Callie! 😀
My teacher just finished reading My Teacher’s Big Bad secret. We laughed every time Cooper mentioned food. Thanks for such a funny book.
Thanks for your lovely message. I’m glad you enjoyed the book. 🙂
Thanks for writing a funny book. My teacher read it to us and now I want to read the next one. From Lily
Thanks for your lovely message. It always makes me happy to hear that someone has enjoyed my book. I hope you like the other books as well.
My teacher read us the story of miss bunny and we were scared but glad she didn’t husprt anyone. From Tom
Miss Bunney can be a bit scary but I think Jinny and Tyrone will always be safe with Cooper on the case, dont you? 🙂
Here are some comments from our class
I liked the book. My favourite part was at the end when Miss Bunny become a Guinea pig like cooper. Would she be ab,le to have his secret tricks now? From Riley
I loved your book. Do you like gherkins? From Sienna
Dear Tania – my favourite part was when Tyrone was poking his belly button and cooper said his legs would fall. That made me laugh but what if it is real. From Sephyre and Ryan
Hi Tania – I like your book because it was interesting. There was always something that you didn’t expect to happen. Where did Miss Bunny end up? – lily
Hi Tania – the book was absolutely awesome – Alier
Hi – do you like gherkins? – Michel
I liked how cooper kept wanting to push a book onto muss bunney’s head – from Isabella
Hi Tania – do you think cooper will make jinny and cooper only want to eat junk food? – from L
Hi Mrs B
Thanks for reading Jinny and Cooper to your class and for connecting with me. I love receiving comments from readers.
Riley – I’m glad you liked the book. I guess it is possible that Miss Bunney would have some of Cooper’s special skills. What do you think? I wonder if Miss Bunney would crave junk food like Cooper?
Sienna – Thanks for your kind comment. I do like gherkins, though not nearly as much as Cooper! 🙂
Sephyre and Ryan – I like that part as well. I’ve personally never had my legs fall off from having my belly button poked (and I had an older brother who loved poking my belly button when I was younger). 🙂
Lily – Thanks for letting me know that you liked my book. That makes me happy to hear. As for Miss Bunney – I’d like to think that she went back to wherever she came from.
Alier – Thank you so much for your wonderful comment. You have put a big smile on my face. 🙂
Michel – I do like gherkins, although I think Cooper likes them a lot more than me. 🙂
Isabella – Yes, Cooper is a bit naughty like that. If you like this part then you will love Revenge of the Stone Witch (hint: He actually DOES bonk someone with a book!)
L – I think Jinny and Tyrone know better than to only eat junk food. After all, if we humans eat too much junk we get terrible stomach aches. Also, I don’t think Jinny and Tyrone’s mother would let them anyway! 😀
Are you gonna get another book? 😝🙂😀😍😎😜😊😄😌😋🙃
Sadly, it doesn’t look like I’ll be doing any more Jinny and Cooper books as they weren’t popular enough for the publisher to ask for more. But I will be working on other things later in the year (although they won’t be on shelves for a few years yet).
You have inspired me with your books😜😝😍😀😎🙂
Aww, thanks Callie. What a lovely thing to say. 🙂
At my birthday we all read your books and we had a great laugh
That’s lovely to hear,Callie. And happy birthday! 😊