ABOUT CRISTY BURNE

  • Children’s author Cristy Burne has worked as a science communicator for 20 years across Australia, Japan, Switzerland, the UK, US, South Africa and beyond. She has performed in a science circus, worked as a garbage analyst, and was a reporter at CERN when they turned on the Large Hadron Collider. Cristy is a popular presenter and is passionate about empowering our next generation of creative science-savvy citizens. She also loves chocolate.

    Recent titles include:

    Wednesday Weeks and the Crown of Destiny

    Hachette (2021)


    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 believe we all have the potential to live more creatively and courageously.

    And right now, with global challenge to tackle, we need creativity more than ever.

    That’s why I choose to use my experiences as a science writer and children’s author to inspire resilience, creativity, curiosity, and a passion for living with passion.

    My work is all about inspiring kids to play an active part of their world. My focus is on empowering our next generation of science-savvy citizens.

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

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    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

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    Crinkling News

    2016

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    It's not all rocket science: Careers in space

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    Ultimate Science Guide

    2016