Corinne Fenton

Corinne Fenton is the author of more than 20 books for children but her passion is picture books, often with a social history.

Her classic picture book Queenie One Elephant’s Story illustrated by Peter Gouldthorpe, was named an Honour Book in the 2007 CBCA Book of the Year Awards.

The Dog on the Tuckerbox, also illustrated by Peter Gouldthorpe, was shortlisted in the Australian Publishers Association Awards and the Australian Book Industry Awards. It was named a Notable Book in two categories of the 2009 CBCA Book of the Year Awards. It was recently displayed by the Australian Publishers Association at the Bologna Book Fair in Italy.

Her latest picture book Flame Stands Waiting illustrated by Sebastian Ciaffaglione has just been released. Set in the time when a carousel ride was a highlight of a child’s life, this is the story of wanting something enough to make it real.

All her picture books have been published by Black Dog Books.

When she is not writing, Corinne loves presenting to schools, libraries and adults about the writing and research behind her picture books. She talks about the differences and similarities between her non-fiction, faction and fiction titles. There is a huge amount of information behind each of these books and Corinne sees them as a starting point for students to research history for themselves.

Corinne is also the Assistant Regional Adviser (Victoria) of the Society of Children’s Book Writer’s and Illustrators in Australia.