Sherlock Bones and the Natural History Mystery

by Renee Treml
April 2019 – Allen & Unwin (Australia)

A hilariously funny, action-packed mystery starring the intrepid Sherlock Bones and his trusty side-kick Watts.

Hi there, I’m Sherlock Bones. Who is Sherlock Bones, you ask? Well, I don’t like to brag, but my trusty side-kick Watts says I’m the greatest detective in our whole museum. Don’t you, Watts? Watts?

You might not be able to hear Watts, because he’s technically a stuffed parrot, but I always know what he’s thinking. And right now he’s thinking: Can we solve the mystery of the missing Blue Diamond and save the Museum of Natural History, before it’s too late?

Renee Treml is the author and illustrator of several successful and awarded picture books for very young readers, including Once I Heard a Little Wombat, Ten Little Owls and Wombat Big Puggle Small. Renee has a degree in environmental science and love of natural history.


“Love, love, loved this! The first chapter book read with my almost 5 years old who spotted the ARC in my bag and wanted to read it with me. We laughed together a lot. A really fun book with lots of things to look out for in Renee’s amazing pictures. We can’t wait to find out what Bones and Watts get up to next.”—Kimberley, Goodreads