The school’s program is now confirmed with a range of awards winning book creators both local and interstate. Who will you meet this year?
Michael Gerard Bauer – multi-award winning author, most recently Notable Book CBCA 2019, CBCA Winner Book of the Year 2018 Early Childhood, Winner Speech Pathology of Australia Book of the Year for Years 3 – 5.
Samantha Wheeler – Notable Book CBCA 2019
Sheryl Gwyther –Notable Book CBCA 2019 and Qld representative for SCBWI
Peter Carnavas – Winner Qld Literary Awards 2018, CBCA shortlist 2018
Gregg Dreise – Indigenous author, illustrator and musician published with Penguin and Magabala Books
Emma Middleton – emerging author and illustrator published with Affirm Press
Dimity Powell – emerging author published with EK Books, winner of the SCBWI Crystal Kite Award 2019
Giuseppe Poli – emerging author and illustrator published with EK Books and New Frontier
Cherri Ryan – emerging author published with Black Dog Books/Walker Books
Megan Daley – Published April 2019 Raising Readers with UQP
Mark Greenwood – WA, Notable Book CBCA 2019, shortlisted WA Premier’s Book Awards 2019
Frane Lessac – WA, Notable Book CBCA 2019
Felice Arena – NSW, Notable Book CBCA 2019
Lisa Shanahan – Vic, has won major awards including the Qld Literary Award 2017, Speech Pathology Book of the Year and CBCA Book of the Year awards
Mark Wilson – Vic, winner of Dromkeen Medal 2011, shortlisted and notable many times in CBCA Book of the Year Awards and winner of the Whiteley Award for Children’s Literature
Sarah Davis – Vic, has been recognised in CBCA Book of the Year awards, Aurealis awards, shortlisted for the NZ Children’s Book of the Year Award, won numerous children’s choice awards
Jaqueline Harvey – NSW, was shortlisted for an Australian Book Industry Award (ABIA) in 2015, Honour Book in the 2006 CBCA Book of the Year Awards.
Jules Faber – NSW, is both an award-winning children’s book illustrator and award-winning cartoonist. With author Anh Do he won the 2014 Book of the Year for Older Children at the Australian Book Industry Awards with ‘Weirdo’.
George Ivanoff – Vic, won the 2015 YABBA in the ‘Fiction for Younger Readers’ category; and got an Honour Award in the KOALAs in 2016 and 2017.
Heath McKenzie – Vic, Heath McKenzie is a popular and prolific illustrator and illustrated the popular ‘Do not open this book’ by Andy Lee which has won YABBA and BILBY Awards.
Valanga Khoza – Vic, is originally from South Africa. He is an amazing musician storyteller who wrote Gezani and the Tricky Baboon illustrated by Sally Rippin.