Robert Vescio

Robert Vescio
Member since: October 31, 2021

Robert Vescio is an award-winning author of children’s picture books, based in Sydney.

Many of his picture books have been translated into other languages such as German, Italian, Polish, Chinese and Korean.

Robert’s books are included on the NSW, VIC and QLD Premier’s Reading Challenges, and Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library in Australia.

Recently, his picture book Under the Same Sky was read on the hugely popular UK children’s show CBeebies as a bedtime story by award winning actor, Tom Hardy. 

His picture book The Voyage was selected for the 2020 Children’s Book Council Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People. Finn and Puss and Eric Finds A Way were both shortlisted for the 2018 CBCA Bilby Awards.

Robert is a Books in Homes role model and an Australia Reads ambassador. His aim is to enthuse and inspire children to read and write and leave them bursting with imaginative ideas. Robert’s picture books to date include:

  1. Seal Child (New Frontier Publishing, 2021)
  2. Wombat and Joey Roo (Wild Eyed Press, 2021)
  3. The Art of Words (EK Books, April 2021)
  4. Into the Wild (New Frontier Publishing, October 2020)
  5. Happiness is a Cloud (Big Sky Publishing, May 2020)
  6. The Voyage (EK Books, November, 2019) listed on the NSW Premier’s Reading Challenge for 2020
  7. Under The Same Sky (New Frontier Publishing, August, 2019) listed on the NSW Premier’s Reading Challenge for 2020
  8. Window of Hope (Little Pink Dog Books, July, 2019)
  9. The Box Cars (EK Books, February, 2019) listed on the NSW Premier’s Reading Challenge for 2019
  10. Bigger Than Yesterday, Smaller Than Tomorrow (Little Pink Dog Books, 2018)
  11. Finn and Puss (EK Books, 2017)
  12. Eric Finds A Way (Wombat Books, 2017) listed on the NSW, VIC and QLD Premier’s Reading Challenge for 2018. Also, included in the United Way Australia Dolly Parton’s Imagination library.
  13. Ella Saw The Tree (Big Sky Publishing, 2017)
  14. Jack and Mia (Wombat Books, 2016) listed on the NSW Premier’s Reading Challenge for 2017. Also, included in the United Way Australia Dolly Parton’s Imagination library.
  15. Barnaby and the Lost Treasure of Bunnyville (Big Sky Publishing, 2016) 
  16. Marlo Can Fly (Wombat Books, 2013) listed on the NSW Premier’s Reading Challenge for 2015
  17. No Matter Who We’re With (IP Kidz, 2013).
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