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 rhyme and riddle books Newts, Lutes and Bandicoots, Wicked Wizards & Leaping Lizards and Witches’ Britches, Itches & Twitches! were created in collaboration with renowned UK illustrator Mike Spoor. Mark’s picture books include Five Little Owls illustrated by Crichton award winning illustrator Mini Goss and 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.
Mark has extensive experience in trade and education editing and publishing with over 100 + books, as well as numerous anthologies, poems and songs published with Australian and international publishers: see markcarthew.com.au/books. Mark is a former Board Member of Australian Society of Authors (ASA) and May Gibbs Children’s Literature Trust Fellow. Mark has a PhD in Writing from Swinburne University and he is currently a leading teacher at Berwick Lodge Primary School, Victoria and an Adjunct Research Fellow with Swinburne University of Technology. Mark’s recent picture books include The Moose is Loose! illustrated by Matt Stanton & published by Harper Collins Publishers / ABC Books and Marvin & Marigold: The Big Sneeze, illustrated by Simon Prescott (UK) & published by New Frontier Publishing – the first in an exciting new series and The Great Zoo Hullabaloo! illustrated by Anil Tortop. Both of these latest releases have been Shortlisted in Speech Pathology Australia’s 2017 Book of the Year Awards.
Forthcoming titles include books 2 & 3 in the Marvin & Marigold series, Marvin & Marigold: A Christmas Surprise & Marvin & Marigold: A Stormy Night (2018).
Visit Mark’s website for more information: www.markcarthew.com.au