ABOUT LESLEY GIBBES

  • Australian Children’s Book Author

    Picture Books

    SCARY NIGHT illustrated by Stephen Michael King and published by Working Title Press 2014.

    CBCA Early Childhood Book of the Year Honour Book, 2015. Shortlisted Speech Pathology Australia’s Book of the Year 2015 (3-5).

    LITTLE BEAR’S FIRST SLEEP illustrated by Lisa Stewart and published by Scholastic September 2016.

    CBCA Early Childhood Notable Book 2017.

    BRING A DUCK illustrated by Sue deGennaro and published by Scholastic, November 2015.

    FLUKE illustrated by Michelle Dawson and published by Working Title Press, 2017.

    QUICK AS A WINK FAIRY PINK illustrated by Sara Acton and published by Working Title Press, September 2016.

    BOUNCING, BOUNCING, LITTLE JOEYS  Illustrated by Doris Chang and published by Hachette, November 2017.

    THREE LITTLE MERMAIDS, Illustrated by Lisa Stewart and published by Scholastic Jan 2020.

    DINOSAUR DADS, Illustrated by Marjorie Crosby-Fairall and published by Scholastic August 2021.

    Information Books
    SEARCHING FOR CICADAS-Nature Storybook published by Walker Books and illustrated by Judy Watson  AUGUST 2019.

    Poetry Anthologies
    A BOAT OF STARS Edited by Margaret Connolly & Natalie Jane Prior published by ABC Books 2018.

    Junior Chapter Books

    FIZZ AND THE POLICE DOG TRYOUTS illustrated by Stephen Michael King and published by Allen & Unwin, June 2016.

    CBCA Early Reader Notable Book 2017

    FIZZ AND THE DOG ACADEMY RESCUE illustrated by Stephen Michael King and published by Allen & Unwin, June 2016

    FIZZ AND THE SHOW DOG JEWEL THIEF illustrated by Stephen Michael King and published by Allen & Unwin, July 2016.

    FIZZ AND THE HANDBAG DOGNAPPER illustrated by Stephen Michael King and published by Allen & Unwin, July 2016.

    NSW Primary Teacher

    NSW Department of Education and Communities

    I am a Primary Teacher for the NSW Department of Education with over 16 years face to face teaching experience. I have taught at schools in Sydney’s Inner West, North West and Northern Beaches.
    Australian Writers’ Centre PresenterI present the course Writing Chapter Books for 6-9 year olds for the Australian Writers’ Centre at the Sydney office and online.

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