Marburg and Esk

After Story Arts wrapped up in Ipswich, it continued on to Marburg then Esk.

SAFI presenters at Woodlands

Presenters at Woodlands of Marburg with organiser, Jenny Stubbs

Authors and illustrators in the above photo (Andrew Plant, Sally Heinrich, James Foley, John Moloney, Nina Rycroft, and Oliver Phommavanh), plus Matt Ottley, continued to work their magic with the schools. They were joined by:

Andrew King

Andrew King wows the kids with engineering marvels from his Engibear picture books

Dr Andrew King is a Brisbane based engineer. He believes children are very interested in the things that engineers do yet there are very few engineers in children’s literature. Consequently, he created Engibear’s Dream, and Engibear’s Bridge. He is currently working on Engibear’s Trains. http://engibear.com/

Rebecca Johnson signs one of her many wildlife books

Rebecca Johnson signs one of her many wildlife books

Rebecca Johnson is an Australian author and award-winning science teacher. She currently has three series available with many books in each:  Juliet – Nearly a Vet published by Penguin and illustrated by Kyla May; Her best-selling Steve Parish Story Book series featuring Australian wildlife, has sold more than 3 million copies. Rebecca also has an Insect Series published by Pascal Press also with stunning photographs. http://rebeccajohnson.com.au/

Gregg Dreise gets musical with his Silly Birds.

Gregg Dreise gets musical with his Silly Birds.

A descendant of the Kamilaroi tribe, from south-west Queensland and north-west New South Wales, Gregg was born and raised in St George, Queensland and moved to Noosa during high school. He is the youngest of eight in a family that loved sport, music and poetry. Both his of his picture books, Silly Birds, and Crazy Kookaburra, are about teaching morals. http://www.greggdreise.com/

Lucia Masciullo and Greg Dreise

Lucia Masciullo and Greg Dreise

Lucia Masciullo is an award winning children’s book illustrator born and bred in Livorno, Italy. She moved to Australia in 2007 and she now lives on the Gold Coast. She has illustrated fifteen books, among which the CBCA Honour Book and Prime Minister Award shortlisted Come Down, Cat! http://luciamasciullo.com/

Chris Collin demonstrates the Funky Chicken.

Chris Collin demonstrates the Funky Chicken.

Chris is an independent author based on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland. His books are: Funky Chicken: A Bushy Tale of Crocs and Chooks,  A Bug Called Doug and New release, Funky Chicken: Chooks in Space. http://www.funkybooks.com.au/

Peter Taylor and Nina Rycroft

Peter Taylor and Nina Rycroft

Peter Taylor emigrated to Australia from England in 1982. He now lives in Brisbane and his books include: Once a Creepy Crocodile, 101 Things to Do Before You Grow Up, and Kangaroo’s Visitor gets a Surprise.  www.writing-for-children.com

Barry Jonsberg

Barry Jonsberg

Barry Jonsberg writes books for young adults and children. He lives in Darwin where he teaches and writes. His books include: The whole business with Kiffo and the pit bull (Shortlisted for CBCA 2005), Dreamrider, Cassie, Pandora Jones, and My life as an alphabet. See more at: http://www.barryjonsberg.com/

Chris Bongers

Chris Bongers

Christine Bongers is a former radio and television journalist who is now happier writing fiction.

Her books include: Intruder, Dust, Henry Hoey Hobson, and Drongoes. http://www.christinebongers.com/

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