• Stef Gemmill

    • Author
    Audience:
    Primary age, Secondary age, Adults, Pre-school age, Childcare
    Format:
    Talks, Workshops, Presentations
    Home state:
    Victoria (VIC)
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    Stef Gemmill is an award-winning children’s author and offers fun, educational story time workshops. She is known for her picture books that champion issues that matter covering themes like homelessness, resilience and environment. Her debut picture book, A Home For Luna, won the 2020 International Rubery Book Award for its unique . . .

  • Naomi Woodward

    • Author
    Audience:
    Primary age, Secondary age, Pre-school age
    Format:
    Talks, Workshops
    Home state:
    Victoria (VIC)
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    Naomi has worked extensively in the Australian Arts, Education, Libraries and Bookselling industries, spending time as a scriptwriter and performer in children’s entertainment and working as a seasoned performer in theatre education around Australia. Moon Sailors is Naomi’s debut picture book inspired by the landscape of the Mornington Peninsula. When . . .

  • Alison McLennan

      Audience:
      Primary age, Pre-school age, Childcare
      Format:
      Workshops, Presentations
      Home state:
      Queensland (QLD)
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      Alison McLennan is a Brisbane-based children’s author, voiceover artist, performer and proud mother of two teenagers and two fur babies. Her picture books include Hotel For Bees, published by the State Library of Queensland in 2020 as part of their Stories For Little Queenslanders series, Growing Pains published by EK . . .

    • Jarrod Paine

        Audience:
        Primary age, Adults, Pre-school age
        Format:
        Talks, Workshops, Presentations
        Home state:
        Victoria (VIC)
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        Jarrod Paine is an author, teacher and licensed snake catcher from north-east Victoria. For Jarrod, writing is a passion allowing his energy and enthusiasm for education to bubble onto the page, transporting readers of all ages into the world of adventure and wildlife. When not writing, Jarrod can be found . . .

      • Anna Manuel

          Audience:
          Primary age, Teachers, Pre-school age, Librarians
          Home state:
          Victoria (VIC)
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          Anna is a children’s storyteller, educator and children’s books audio narrator. Usually seen in education, community and creative spaces, she brings stories that engage early literacy, bilingualism and cultural curiosity. Anna loves working with creative educators – incorporating fun, engaging and inclusive stories in their practice to enhance children’s development. . . .

        • Caz Goodwin

            Audience:
            Primary age, Pre-school age
            Home state:
            Victoria (VIC)
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            Caz Goodwin is an award-winning children’s author who writes picture books, poetry and junior fiction. Caz heads the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) in Victoria and is on the Young Australian Best Book Awards (YABBA) council. She is also an Australia Reads ambassador. talks and workshops Caz . . .

          • Wenda Shurety

            • Author
            Audience:
            Primary age, Pre-school age
            Format:
            Talks, Workshops
            Home state:
            Queensland (QLD)
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            Wenda Shurety is an award-winning children’s author with six picture books published about nature and the magical world of the imagination. Her first picture book Eva’s Imagination was shortlisted for the Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year 2019, and Pear of Hope won the Picture Book of the Year . . .

          • Jules and Pierre-Jacques Ober

            • Author
            • Model Maker
            • Photographer
            Audience:
            Primary age, Secondary age, Adults, Teachers, Librarians
            Format:
            Workshops, Presentations
            Home state:
            Victoria (VIC)
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            Pierre-Jacques and Jules Ober are a French/Australian creative duo who tell stories with photos of miniature figurines. Their first two books, The Good Son and Jacqueline – a soldier’s daughter have won prizes in Australia and France for their totally original visual style and their ability to entertain and move . . .

          • Anne Ryan

              Audience:
              Primary age, Adults, Pre-school age, Childcare, Tertiary age
              Format:
              Talks, Workshops
              Home state:
              Victoria (VIC)
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              Anne Ryan is an author, illustrator, artist and art educator living in Melbourne. Through school visits, artist-in-residence programs, workshops and Visual Arts specialist teaching, she has enjoyed sharing her creative processes and storytelling with young children for many years. As an author/illustrator, her first picture book was Unforeseen Circumstances. Anne . . .

            • Karen Erasmus

              • Illustrator
              Audience:
              Primary age, Secondary age
              Format:
              Talks, Workshops
              Home state:
              Victoria (VIC)
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              Originally from the UK, Karen lives on the south coast of Melbourne with her three children, husband, dogs and chickens. She has illustrated many children’s pictures books for a range of Australian publishers over the past ten years, and is a qualified, experienced teacher. She strives for life and freedom . . .

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