Wild about Books

Power Memorial Park, Mudjimba

Wild about Books

Katherine Battersby is the critically acclaimed author and illustrator of eleven picture books and one chapter book which have been published around the world. Her works include Cranky Chicken, Little Wing, and the popular Squish Rabbit series. Her books have received glowing reviews in The New York Times, starred Kirkus reviews and have been shortlisted for numerous Australian awards.

Katherine is regularly booked to speak in schools, libraries and at festivals. She is a passionate advocate for literacy and the arts. In another life, Katherine worked as a paediatric occupational therapist, specialising as a children’s counsellor, and she has also studied graphic design. She grew up by the beach in Queensland and currently lives in Ottawa, Canada.

To find out more about Katherine, visit her website and follow her on Facebook.


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Power Memorial Park
Mudjimba Esplanade



Watch Katherine read aloud from her hilarious chapter book Cranky Chicken.

Cranky Chicken with Author Katherine Battersby

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Katherine Battersby

Katherine Battersby