Christopher Cheng

Photo of author Christopher ChengPreferred audience: kindergarten through to year 10 and adults

Christopher has been writing children’s picture books, fiction and non-fiction for over 25 years. His titles include New Gold Mountain (My Australian Story), 30 Amazing Australian Animals, and the picture books Sounds Spooky (Aurealis award winner), Python (shortlisted CBCA awards) and his latest title New Year Surprise!A primary teacher by profession (including 8 years at Taronga Zoo developing the first Australian Zoomobile), Chris tailors presentations to his audience’s needs and they are informative and fun! He is a highly experienced and popular presenter, regularly appearing schools, libraries, and at festivals in Australia and internationally. For four years Chris was ambassador for the Federal Government’s National Literacy Week initiative.Chris talks about his writing journey, conducts writing workshops and shares his love of books.He also talks with adults about the importance of books.


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