Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Speaker Profile - Christopher Cheng


Region: Australia East/New Zealand
Age Levels: 5-10 and 11-13
Will Travel: Anywhere in the world
Skype Visit: Yes
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Christopher is co-chair of the Advisory Board for the SCBWI. He has taught infants and primary grades (elementary) at schools across New South Wales as well as at Taronga Zoo in Sydney (working with both human and non-human animals). He has worked as a bookseller, as an educator at Purdue University (USA) developing science based educational CD-ROMs but now he has the best job in the world. He is a full time children's author writing fiction (including historical fiction), picture books and non-fiction titles.

His recent publications include the picture books One TreeNew Year Surprise!the shortlisted narrative non-fiction title PythonWater and the rhyming picture book Sounds Spooky. He presents talks and workshops at festivals, universities and schools around the world and has recently presented at international conferences in Singapore, Manila, New Delhi and at the SCBWI Summer Conference.

Christopher holds a Master of Arts in Children's Literature and again - he has the BEST job in the world.

Presentation Description:

For descriptions of Presentations and Keynotes as well as testimonials and to make a booking please jump to my website: ( and access the Talks and Presentations menu bar.

I look forward to hearing from you.