ABOUT CRISTY BURNE

  • Cristy Burne grew up climbing trees, jumping drains, chasing runaway cows and inventing stories. She has a passion for learning through doing and loves to inspire creativity, daring and resilience in her readers.

    Cristy is a children’s author and science writer with degrees in biotechnology and science communication. She has also worked as a science circus performer, garbage analyst, Santa’s pixie, and atom-smashing reporter at CERN, in Switzerland.

    Recent titles include:

    Wednesday Weeks and the Tower of Shadows

    Hachette (2021)

     

    Beneath The Trees

    Fremantle Press (2021)

     

    Fiona Wood: Inventor of Spray-on Skin

    Wild Dingo Press (September, 2020) ISBN:
    9781925893281

     

    Zeroes and Ones: The Geeks, Heroes and Hackers Who Changed History

    XOUM/Brio Books (August
    2018)
    ISBN: 9781925589399

             
    2019 CBCA Notables Book – Eve Pownall Awards

             
    2019 Shortlisted Speech Pathology Australia
    Awards

     

    Off The Track

    Fremantle Press (July
    2018)
    ISBN: 9781925591743

             
    2019 Shortlisted Wilderness Society
    Environmental Award for Children’s Literature

     

    To The Lighthouse

    Fremantle Press (June 2017)
    ISBN: 9781925164619

             
    2019 Shortlisted West Australia Young Readers
    Book Award (WAYRBA)

ARTIST STATEMENT

  • Blending STEM and creativity to enthuse, engage and empower


    I love: 
    – Science
    – Literature
    – Diversity
    – Travel
    – Enthusiasm

PUBLICATIONS - View in Bookstore


  • Magazine Articles
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    Various articles since 2016

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    Crinkling News

    2016

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    Various science articles since 2003

    (Article)


    Double Helix, Scientriffic, The Helix

    2016

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    Graphics panels for Australian Museum exhibition

    (Article)


    Tyrannosaurs: Meet the family

    2014

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    Various articles and features

    (Article)


    Crinkling News

    2016

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    It's not all rocket science: Careers in space

    (Article)


    Ultimate Science Guide

    2016