Fun in the Park

Russell Family Park, Montville

Fun in the Park

Peter Carnavas writes and illustrates stories for children. He has created over twenty books, many of which have been shortlisted or won awards. His work has been translated into many languages across the world and he has presented at many festivals and schools around Australia.

Peter’s first book, Jessica’s Box, was released in 2008, while he was working as a primary school teacher. Many picture books followed, including Last Tree in the City, The Children Who Loved Books and Blue Whale Blues. During these years, he also worked with other authors, most notably as illustrator for Damon Young’s series of children’s books.

Peter lives in the Sunshine Coast hinterland with his wife, two daughters, a dog called Florence and a cat named Harry. He divides his time between writing and working as a teacher-librarian.

To find out more about Peter, visit his website or follow him on Facebook.


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Russell Family Park
Main Street



Watch this clip by Peter and learn how to drawn an owl.

How to draw an owl - Peter Carnavas

Watch Peter perform an original song.

"The Boy on the Page Song" by Peter Carnavas

*Sunshine Coast Council would like to thank all Publishers, authors and illustrators for the use of their images.




Peter Carnavas

Peter Carnavas