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Authors: Children's Book

Pamela Allen

Pamela Allen is a phenomenon in the world of children's literature. For almost thirty years her picture books have enchanted generations of children in Australia and overseas and many of her titles have won prestigious awards and commendations. She has earned classic status through the enduring popularity of her stories with the very young.

Pamela's books are full of the ...

Meredith Badger

Meredith Badger is the author of Fairy School Dropout, Fairy School Dropout Undercover, and the first book of a new series, Tweenie Genie: Genie in Training. Originally from Australia, Meredith now lives in Germany with her family. She is also a writer for the Go Girl! series.

Graeme Base

I was born at a very early age in England. That was way back in 1958, but since 1966 I've lived in Melbourne, Australia. I really like it here. 

I always wanted to be an artist, and when I finished high school I studied at Swinburne College of Technology, emerging three years later with a Diploma for Design. I then worked for two unhappy years in a string of design studios before...

Aaron Blabey

Aaron Blabey has won a CBCA (Children's Book Council of Australia) Book of the Year and an AFI Award, and his book The Ghost of Miss Annabel Spoon won the Patricia Wrightson Award in the 2013 NSW Premier's Literary Awards and also won a Children's Peace Literature Award. Aaron has been included on the Smithsonian Institute's Notable Book List and was a National Literacy...

Nick Bland

Nick was born on a farm in Victoria 's Yarra Valley in 1973. The son of an artist and a primary school teacher, he spent his early childhood climbing haystacks and making mischief in his father's studio. When he moved to 'the bush' at age 6, he discovered a wonderful new world and his creativity bloomed.

Nick always told family and friends he was going to be a cartoonist and a...

Enid Blyton

Enid Blyton was British writer for children’s books born on 11th August 1897. Enids love for writing had surfaced from the beginning of her childhood. Although her mother never approved of her writing and thought it was a mere waste of time her father encouraged his daughter to take part in all such activities. Enid gained confidence and started sending her work to different magazine....

Lauren Child

Lauren Child, multi-million-copy bestselling author, illustrator, TV producer, and starer out of the window.

Described by The Independent as “so good it’s exhilarating”, LAUREN CHILD first introduced the character of Ruby Redfort in her three award-winning CLARICE BEAN novels (Utterly Me, Clarice Bean, Clarice Bean Spells Trouble and Clarice Bean ...

Roald Dahl

When he was at school Roald Dahl received terrible reports for his writing - with one teacher actually writing in his report, 'I have never met a boy who so persistently writes the exact opposite of what he means. He seems incapable of marshalling his thoughts on paper!'

After finishing school Roald Dahl, in search of adventure, travelled to East Africa to work for a company called...

Terry Denton

Terry Denton was born in Melbourne in 1950, the second youngest of five boys… He originally studied Architecture… became unhappy with that course… left Uni and set about discovering what kind of artist he really wanted to be… Over the next seven years he tried animation, painting, theatre, etching, sculpture, cartooning, horse whispering, iceberg building, pterodactyl...

Anh Do

One of Australia's most recognisable comedians from the big screen to the best selling book The Happiest Refugee (winner of 2011 Indie Book of the Year Award and the 2011 Dymocks Book of the Year Award) Anh is one of the most in demand speakers and comedians for corporate events across Australia.

After treading the boards on the comedy circuit and bagging all the comedy awards...

Julia Donaldson

Julia Donaldson was born in 1948. She grew up in London and studied Drama and French at Bristol University.

She worked for a few years in publishing and as a teacher, while also writing and performing songs and street theatre with her husband Malcolm, and writing and directing two musicals for children. She then combined a career writing songs for children’s television with bringing up a ...

Mem Fox

Mem Fox is a retired Associate Professor of Literacy Studies (Flinders University, South Australia), and also Australia’s most highly regarded picture-book author.  Her first publication, Possum Magic, is the best selling children’s book in Australia.  It is thirty years old this year (2013) and is still available in hard-back. She has written many other...

Jackie French

Jackie French's writing career spans 17 years, 48 wombats, 132 books, 23 languages, 3,721 bush rats, over 50 awards in Australia and overseas, 6 possibly insane lyrebirds, assorted 'Burke's Backyard' segments, radio shows, newspaper and magazine columns, theories of pest and weed ecology and 27 shredded back doormats. The doormats are the victims of the wombats who require...

Morris Gleitzman

Much of my childhood. Just the best bits (books, corned beef and scoring goals) and the worst bits (sties, rhubarb and a stiff hamster). And the birthday morning I ran joyfully into the living room, tripped over my presents and sprained my elbow.

The rest is blank pages. Family records (Mum's photo albums) tell me I was born in 1953 in Sleaford, Lincolnshire, England, and that we moved...

Andy Griffiths

Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton are a creative partnership that began with Just Tricking! in 1997 and now extends to eight Just books and more than a million copies sold, the ground-breaking The Bad Book, the off-the-wall success of The Cat on the Mat is Flat, the Bum trilogy (which made the New York Times bestseller list), the...

Bear Grylls

Bear Grylls' prime-time TV adventure series are some of the most watched shows on the planet, reaching an estimated 1.2 billion viewers in over 200 countries. Bear has authored twelve books, including the international bestseller Mud, Sweat and Tears, which has been translated into thirteen languages and was voted the most influential book in China in 2012. 

He originally served...

Tiffiny Hall

Author, 5th Dan Taekwondo black belt and Logie nominated television personality - Tiffiny has many titles tucked under her black belt.

Tiffiny has a Bachelor of Arts/Media and Communications and Diploma of Modern Languages (French) from the University of Melbourne, Certificate III & IV in Fitness and a Diploma of Sport (coaching) with a specialisation in martial arts.

Tiffiny commenced...

Jacqueline Harvey

Jacqueline Harvey's bestselling Alice-Miranda series began as an idea for a picture book but it soon became apparent that this perpetually positive seven-and-a-quarter-year-old had a lot more to say.

The series has been sold to the United States, United Kingdom, Indonesia and Turkey and has been shortlisted for children's book awards in Australia.

Her first and only picture book,...

Roland Harvey

Roland Harvey was born in Melbourne and has always loved drawing. He trained as an architect but is best-known for his distinctive books, calendars and greeting cards.

Roland enjoys watching people at work and at play, mentally sketching them while they go about their business. He has always loved the outdoors and some of the scenes from At the Beach and In the Bush are from real life –...

Anthony Horowitz

Anthony Horowitz is one of the most prolific and successful writers working in the UK – and is unique for working across so many media. Anthony is a born polymath; juggling writing books, TV series, films, plays and journalism. 

Anthony has written over 40 books including the bestselling teen spy series Alex Rider, which he adapted into a movie that was released worldwide in 2006....