Sue Lawson’s picture books

Sue Lawson writes picture books alone and in a writing collaboration with Boonwurrung Elder, Aunty Fay Muir.

Like her young adult books and junior fiction books, Sue’s picture books cover a range of topics – from grandmothers and Alzheimer’s to community and biscuits, but all have one thing in common – a sensitive understanding of the child’s world.

Sue’s stories, brought to life by some of Australia’s most talented illustrators, are loved by readers and critics alike. My Gran’s Different, illustrated by Caroline Magerl is a CBCA Notable Picture Book and was included in the IBBY white Raven’s list in 2003. Her current picture book, The Biscuit Maker, illustrated by Liz Anelli and published by Walker Books Australia, is also a CBCA Notable Picture Book.

Sue also writes with Aunty Fay Muir to create picture books that celebrate Australia’s First Nation’s People. Their first picture books, Respect and Family, have been critically acclaimed. They are part of the ‘Our Place’ series, published by Magabala Books. This series welcomes and introduces children to the rich and important elements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture. Each book in the series is illustrated by a different First Nation’s artist from across the nation.

You can contact Sue Lawson to find out more about her picture books and other writing.

The Biscuit Maker

“…a beautiful tale of coming together, of neighbours, neighbourhood and friendship.”

Fran Knight

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