Secrets of a Schoolyard Millionaire

Pages: 288
Imprint: Rock the Boat

Secrets of a Schoolyard Millionaire

Nat Amoore

The hilarious story of one bag of cash, two best friends and a whole lot of trouble.
9780861540396 (3 Jun 2021)
RRP £6.99

The Book

Finding a million dollars in your garden - every kid's dream, right? That's what me and my best friend Toby thought too.

Bouncy castles at school. Sweets for our adoring fans. Wearing sunglasses indoors ('cos that's what all the millionaires do).

There's a lot you can get with a million dollars . . . including a whole lot of trouble.

Bonus tips on how to be a schoolyard millionaire inside!

Additional Information

Pages 288
Imprint Rock the Boat


About the Author

Nat Amoore wrote and directed international award-winning short film Elemenopee. She currently has a feature film and a kids' TV series in development. Nat was a recipient of the CBCA Maurice Saxby Creative Development Program for 2018. Nat has a kidlit podcast One More Page, which was nominated for the 'Best Newcomer' category at the Australian Podcast Awards 2018. 


‘A thoroughly entertaining read that children will storm through. Wise advice, lots of laughs and an important message about the things money can't buy... Laughs, family, friendships and a thrilling adventure - Secrets of a Schoolyard Millionaire has it all.'


- Jen Carney, author of The Accidental Diary of B.U.G.

'Any fan of the Treehouse series will have spent hours inventing the storeys, contraptions and rooms that would be present in their own treehouses, and Nat Amoore's debut novel posits an equally enticing prospect: what would you do if you found a million dollars in your backyard?'

- Guardian

'Secrets of a Schoolyard Millionaire is pure fun and will appeal to both reluctant and keen readers alike . . . Amoore's take is contemporary, super quirky and a rollicking adventure.'

- Children's Books Daily

'I love this book because I could perfectly relate to most of the wacky things Tess did, and because it wasn't too easy or too hard.'

- Kayla Ludeman, age 11

'This is a lively but thoughtful middle-grade fiction that kids aged 8-12 will race through with great pleasure.'

- Books + Publishing

'Secrets of a Schoolyard Millionaire is a lively, precocious book for readers with big ideas and big hearts.'

- Readings

'This is a fresh, exciting and thrilling read for kids.'


- Kids Book Review

‘Top tier fun. Fast-paced, clever, and completely hilarious with the BEST cast of characters, including two incredible young entrepreneurs. Packed with life lessons too. LOVE IT TO BITS.'

- Rashmi Sirdeshpande, author of Dosh