A spotlight on The Power of Positive Pranking by Nat Amoore

The Power of Positive Pranking by Nat Amoore is one of the six books shortlisted for this year’s Readings Children’s Book Prize.

Here’s everything you need to know about this inspiring story about a group of friends engaging in some very creative environmental activism.


‘This funny and fast-paced story shows how every individual can make a difference, no matter how young – in fact, often it is the adults who need to listen to children. Casey’s ‘positive pranking’ is a fantastic concept and we loved her grand intentions, even if she sometimes has to face consequences for her schemes. The family dynamic was also engaging – Casey’s mother died when she was very little, and she lives with her dad and grandfather, both of whom are Deaf/Hard of Hearing. Casey is inspired by stories of her mother’s resistance and her care for the environment and for others.’

Clare Millar, Chair of the judging panel


Who should read this book?

The Power of Positive Pranking is suitable for ages 8+. This book appeals to all sorts of kids: budding environmentalists, cheeky pranksters, and those who love highly entertaining capers.


Look out for…

Nat Amoore’s debut for the same age group, Secrets of a Schoolyard Millionaire, and her upcoming book, The Right Way to Rock, which will be published in June 2021.


Meet the author…

Nat Amoore is passionate about encouraging kids to read, write and explore their imagination without boundaries. With a background in writing and directing for screen, Nat is also a co-host of the awesome kidlit podcast One More Page. You should also check out Nat’s Youtube channel, which has lots of entertaining videos, including author interviews and her wild Book ‘N’ Boogies.


The winner of the 2021 Readings Children’s Book Prize will be announced in April. You can read more about this year’s shortlisted titles here.

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The Power of Positive Pranking

The Power of Positive Pranking

Nat Amoore

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