In 2017 I published a story for children, "Gloriana and the Twins hunt for Pirate Treasure." This story has a long incubation time: it evolved from a story I made up to tell two toddlers on a long sea voyage back to Australia in 1962 after a year in London. Long John Silver, the villain of "Treasure Island," Robert Louis Stevenson's wonderful adventure story, had a parrot. I gave that parrot a name, Gloriana, conferred by Good Queen Bess herself at an investiture in Windsor Palace in 1590. Parrots have long lives, and in 1931, Gloriana is purchased from a pawnshop in Port Adelaide by 9-year old twins, Jennifer and Christopher. Three villains chase Gloriana and the twins across inland Australia and out to an island -- Treasure Island -- near the top end of the Great Barrier Reef.
You can buy a copy from Amazon, or from me.