ABOUT CELIA BERRELL

  • I’m a Science Rhymes poet who regularly contributes verses for Australia’s CSIRO children’s science magazine Double Helix and Australian Children’s
    Poetry
    .  My Science Rhymes website provides educational resources & inspiration for young writers, which I also share through presentations with local primary school students in Cairns.

    In 2012, through a Regional Arts Development grant, Science Educator, Dr Cliff Jackson from James Cook University, Cairns, vetted over 100 Science Rhymes for scientific accuracy and educational merit.   The first 34 poems were released as an eBook on Amazon Kindle (and limited edition hardcopy) book titled Celia Berrell’s Science Rhymes.

    The environmental poems were inspired by images from Davson Arts.  Some of these poems appear in school textbooks: Australia’s MacMillan English 7 includes The Beauty of it All (accompanied by Davson’s painting Called Away); Ireland’s Educate.ie Better English 6th Class features Town and Country Air; Canada’s Nelson English 10 published Mother of Invention; Malaysia’s Penerbitan Pelangi English Form 1 has Peace by Piece; India’s Next Education Next English 8 has Springing to Action.  A selection of poems created for Sharon Davson’s art is also being prepared for private publication.

PUBLICATIONS - View in Bookstore


  • Magazine Articles
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    Birthday Candles

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    Double Helix

    2018

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    Breakfast Under The Seabed

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    Scientriffic Issue 97

    2015

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    Caterpillar Rap

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    Double Helix

    2017

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    Cheesy Feet

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    Scientriffic Issue 91

    2014

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    ChemCam Curiosity

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    Double Helix Issue 12

    2016

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    Christmas Chemicals

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    Scientriffic Issue 94

    2014

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    Cluey Comet

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    Scientriffic Issue 96

    2015

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    Diamond Dust

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    Double Helix

    2017

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    Eric The Pliosaur

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    Double Helix Issue 5

    2016

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    Fantastic Feathers

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    Double Helix Issue 2, Volume 1

    2015

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    Food Flight

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    Double Helix

    2017

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    Fussy Rainbow Eaters

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    Double Helix Issue 3, Volume 1

    2015

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    Let's Call Gasbot

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    Double Helix Issue 4, Volume 1

    2015

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    Lost City

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    Double Helix Issue 13

    2017

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    Mercury's Popsicles

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    Double Helix Issue 1, Volume 1

    2015

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    Mind-Boosting Moves

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    Double Helix Issue 6

    2016

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    Mr Pig's Special Power

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    Scientriffic Issue 93

    2014

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    Mysterious Messages

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    Double Helix

    2017

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    Orchid Trickery

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    Double Helix Issue 11

    2016

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    Reef Song

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    Double Helix

    2017

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    Seawater Chemistry

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    Double Helix Issue 8

    2016

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    Silken Surgery

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    Scientriffic Issue 92

    2014

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    Snowball Earth

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    Double Helix Issue 9

    2016

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    Stripes Are Confusing

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    Double Helix Issue 14

    2017

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    Sweet 'n Sour Cockroaches

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    Scientriffic Issue 95

    2015

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    Time's Pace in Space

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    Double Helix

    2017

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    Tissue Please

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    Double Helix Issue 7

    2016

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    True Bugs are Suckers

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    Double Helix Issue 10

    2016

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    Let the show go on

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    Scientriffic Issue 65

    2010

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    The desert party

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    Scientriffic Issue 66

    2010

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    Is bald better?

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    Scientriffic Issue 67

    2010

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    Christmas party crashers

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    Scientriffic Issue 70

    2010

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    Body chemistry

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    Scientriffic Issue 71

    2011

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    Europa's secrets

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    Scientriffic Issue 72

    2011

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    A tree house

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    Scientriffic Issue 73

    2011

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    Snow crystals

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    Scientriffic Issue 74

    2011

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    Pet Rex

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    Scientriffic Issue 77

    2011

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    Cosmic glitter

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    Scientriffic Issue 78

    2012

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    Yawn for a change

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    Scientriffic Issue 79

    2012

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    Moon spit

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    Scientriffic Issue 80

    2012

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    Smiling crystals

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    Scientriffic Issue 81

    2012

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    Salt rocks

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    Scientriffic Issue 83

    2013

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    The essence of iridescence

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    Scientriffic Issue 84

    2013

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    A recipe for dew

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    Scientriffic Issue 85

    2013

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    Wish upon a shooting star

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    Scientriffic Issue 86

    2013

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    Tasty take-out

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    Scientriffic Issue 87

    2013

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    Colourful chemistry

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    Scientriffic Issue 88

    2013

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    Smelly yellow

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    Scientriffic Issue 89

    2014

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    Let me out

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    Scientriffic Issue 90

    2014