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  • Published: 2 April 2018
  • ISBN: 9780143786573
  • Imprint: Viking
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $30.00

Oma's Buttons


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A heartwarming story about the unique bond between a granddaughter and her grandma, celebrating family and precious shared memories.

Ruthie loves visiting her Oma. They always have lots of fun together.

One day Ruthie finds a pretty tin while playing hide and seek at her Oma’s house.
It’s full of Oma’s beautiful ‘memory buttons’ – each one reminds Oma of a special person in her life and a story to share with Ruthie.

And of course Ruthie must have a memory button of her own!

  • Pub date: 2 April 2018
  • ISBN: 9780143786573
  • Imprint: Viking
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $30.00

About the Authors

Tania Ingram

Born in Whyalla and moving to Adelaide in her teens, Tania Ingram became a child psychologist before taking a break to spend more time with her family, which was when she began writing stories for children. Her Jinny and Cooper series evolved from Tania's daughter begging her to write a story about a magical guinea pig. Oma's Buttons was inspired by the special relationship between Tania's own daughter and her Oma. Tania lives in the Adelaide hills with her family.

Jennifer Harrison

Since leaving university Jennifer Harrison has worked as a graphic designer, commercial artist and art director. Her illustrations have been commissioned for book covers, magazines and packaging for overseas and local markets and she has exhibited in Adelaide galleries. Jennifer's most recent book, Olivia’s Voice was published in March 2017. Jennifer lives in Adelaide with her son Nathaniel.


Praise for Oma's Buttons

“Tania Ingram and Jennifer Harrison have written an important book that will encourage reminiscing, perhaps even an investigation into why families are who they are for we all belong to someone, somewhere and we are all loved.”

The Bottom Shelf

“This story is so beautiful. I love the bond that Oma and Ruthie share, and have to admit that I actually cried whilst reading it with my youngest daughter! It is a really moving story about family and love. I highly recommend this lovely children's picture book.”

In the Good Books blog

“This is a feel-good story about families and memories and keeping them alive for younger generations. Highly recommended.”

Lynne Babbage, CBCA Reading Time


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