Bob Graham

Original picture book artwork by Bob Graham is available for purchase from Children’s Book Illustration.

Bob Graham is a leading Australian children’s author and illustrator who has been recognised internationally for his work. His books include Max, which won the Nestle Smarties Book Prize Gold Award, Jethro Byrd, Fairy Child, which won the Kate Greenaway Medal, Let’s Get A Pup! said Kate which won the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award, How to Heal a Broken Wing which won the Charlotte Zolotow Award. Numerous other awards, too many to list here, have also been won over the years.

He says he never planned to be an author and illustrator of children’s books, it just happened. A small blue budgie flew into his garden one morning, stayed for a few days and then flew off again. He decided to stay home from work and write a story about it which became his first book, Pete and Roland. Bob likes his stories to be quiet and focused on small, seemingly insignificant events of family life. “The trick is to take everyday events and make them interesting to kids.”

Bob Graham has two grown up children and two grandchildren and lives in Australia with his wife and various pets. He continues to create stories for children, ordinary and extraordinary, around the world.

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