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 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 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 . . .
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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 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 . . .
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 . . .
Brenda is an author and accredited editor. Brenda is the author of numerous children’s books, ranging from picture books to middle-grade titles. The first book in her junior fiction series, The Fabulous Cakes of Zinnia Jakes, was published in early 2020. She works as an editor at Red Paper Kite . . .
Kylie is a poet, children’s author, and educator. Kylie is an inaugural recipient of a mentorship through Raising Literacy Australia’s Emerging Author and Illustrator Mentoring Project and is an advocate for childhood literacy. She has been awarded first prize in the CYA Conference Picture Book Competition (Aspiring) and the Writers Unleashed Picture Book Writing Competition. Her forthcoming . . .
Nadia L King is a children’s author and award-winning short story writer. Her picture book, Claire Malone Changes the World, encourages children to advocate for a better world. Her YA novel, Jenna’s Truth, shines a light on cyberbullying. Nadia is an enthusiastic, inspiring speaker. She believes we all have the . . .
Robert is a Melbourne-based writer of junior fiction and picture books. While working as a primary school teacher, he began making up stories for his students and was inspired to become an author. His books focus on humour and wordplay – making reading enjoyable and rewarding for young readers. His . . .