Mark Carthew

Mark Carthew is an award-winning Australian children’s author, poet, musician and educator well known for his books and series celebrating language, humour and wordplay. His illustrated play-script series VoiceWorks has sold over one million titles worldwide.

Mark’s recent releases include numerous poetry titles including Machino Supremo! Poems about machines co-written with Janeen Brian and the rhyme and riddle books Newts, Lutes and Bandicoots, Wicked Wizards & Leaping Lizards and Witches’ Britches, Itches & Twitches! produced in collaboration with renowned UK illustrator Mike Spoor.

Mark’s picture books include The Gobbling Tree, winner of Speech Pathology Australia’s 2009 Book of the Year. His anthology Can You Keep a Secret? Timeless rhymes to share and treasure illustrated by Jobi Murphy was a Children’s Book Council of Australia Notable Book.

Click on following link to view this book with the CBCA Notable Award sticker.

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Mark is an Australian Society of Authors (ASA) Director and Executive Board Member and he was the recipient of a 2013 May Gibbs Children’s Literature Trust Creative Time Residential Fellowship.  Mark has a PhD in Writing from Swinburne University and his latest picture book The Moose is Loose! (illustrated by Matt Stanton) is published by Harper Collins Publishers / ABC Books.


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Mark Carthew PhD(Swin) GradDipMusicEd DipTeachingPrimary DipFrontlIneManagement MACE Writer – Editor – Educator


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