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  • Published: 7 May 2019
  • ISBN: 9781760890919
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 192
  • RRP: $21.00

Super Con-Nerd




In his signature style, Oliver Phommavanh delivers this hilarious take on starting high school in his follow on book from Con-nerd.

Hi, I’m Connor and I’m a nerd. I thought I knew all there was to being one. But there are better nerds out there. Super nerds. Hyper nerds. Super, hyper nerds. I thought all nerds were smart. But that’s not true, because suddenly I don’t feel so bright anymore . . .

Our favourite character from Con-nerd returns in Super Con-nerd, where he finally makes it into a selective high school. If he thought the competition was intense to get into a selective school, it’s tougher on the inside. Connor feels like everybody else is smarter than him and is trying to play catch up with the other super nerds, like Andrew Thompson who is top of his class. Connor’s mum has loosened up and lets Connor draw his comics like Fireproof Knights, as long as his grades are good. Luckily, there’s no report cards after the first week of school…

  • Pub date: 7 May 2019
  • ISBN: 9781760890919
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 192
  • RRP: $21.00

About the Author

Oliver Phommavanh

Oliver is a young Thai-Australian writer for children. He has featured on panels at the Sydney Writers' Festival among many other appearances at festivals and writing events as well as in blogs. He has worked as a primary school teacher and now spends his time writing and sharing his writing passion with kids and engaging them with humour. He's also a stand-up comedian and has appeared on national TV and radio as well as a number of well-known comedy venues such as the Comedy Store in Sydney. His first book for upper primary, Thai-riffic!, was published to critical acclaim, followed by Con-nerd, Punchlines, Thai-no-mite, The Other Christy, Super Con-nerd, Natural Born Loser and, most recently, Don't Follow Vee. For younger readers he wrote Ethan in the Stuff Happens series.

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Praise for Super Con-Nerd

“This book is highly entertaining, and offers a great insight into what it may feel like for children who are in their first year of secondary school and attempting to adjust to the many challenges they are often faced with.”

The Good Books Blog


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