April is Aussie Author Month. A time we readers get to celebrate some of the awesome creative talent Australia has produced. In children’s literature there are plenty of wonderful authors to discover, rediscover or just continue to enjoy.
Below is a list of just a few people, and an example of their work, worth checking out and celebrating.
Michael Pryor – Laws of Magic (Series)
John Marsden – Tomorrow When The War Began (Series)
Margo Lanagan – Tender Morsels
Justine Labalestier – Liar
Marianne de Pierres – Burn Bright
Matthew Reilly – Hover Car Racer
Kirsty Murray – India Dark
Karen Tayleur – Hostage
Jackie French – Lessons For A Werewolf Warrior
John Flanagan – Rangers Apprentice Series
Andy Griffiths – The Day My Bum Went Psycho
Wendy Harmer – Pearlie Series
Andrew Daddo – Skoz the Dog
Paul Jennings – Rascal the Dragon Series
Aaron Blabey – Sunday Chutney
This list is by no means conclusive, there are many wonderful Aussie authors not mentioned. I just encourage you to pick up an old favourite or find something new as a way to join in the celebrations of Aussie Author month.