Steven Herrick

Steven Herrick is the author of twenty-two books of poetry and fiction for children and young adults. His books have been shortlisted for the CBCA Book of the Year Awards on seven occasions and he has twice won the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards. In 2013, his most recent verse-novel for children, Pookie Aleera is not my Boyfriend was shortlisted for six major literary awards and was joint-winner of the Western Australia Premier’s Literary Award for children’s literature. In the past twenty-five years, he has toured throughout Australia and the world, reading his poetry to over half a million students in more than five thousand schools.

Steven can be booked for school shows at

Books of poetry and verse novels for children and young adults:

Pookie Aleera is not my boyfriend – University of Qld Press

Untangling Spaghetti University of Qld Press

Cold Skin – Allen & Unwin

by the riverAllen & Unwin

the simple giftUniversity of Qld Press

a place like thisUniversity of Qld Press

Naked Bunyip DancingAllen & Unwin

lonesome howlAllen & Unwin

Tom Jones Saves The WorldUniversity of Qld Press

Do-wrong RonAllen & Unwin

Poetry, to the rescueUniversity of Qld Press

– love poems and leg-spinnersUniversity of Qld Press

my life my love my lasagneUniversity of Qld Press

love, ghosts and nose hairUniversity of Qld Press

the spangled drongoUniversity of Qld Press

Water BombsUniversity of Qld Press

Please click on following link to view cover of Pookie Aleera Is Not My Boyfriend.

Steven Herrick Pookie cover

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