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'Karen Blair grew up in Perth, Western Australia. She made her first picture book when she was nine for a Year 5 project, and by the time she was in her 20s and living in the UK, she knew it was her dream to continue.' (Source: Walker Books Australia)

Awards for Works

Something Wonderful 2016 single work picture book children's

'Sam likes to pull things apart and put them back together, and think about how things work. But he is sometimes so busy doing this, he forgets his chores on the family farm.

'Then one day he creates something truly wonderful . . .

'An inspirational story about discovery, invention and the importance of dreams.' (Publication summary)

2016 winner Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards Three to 5 Years
Hello from Nowhere 2014 single work picture book children's

'A moving celebration of the Australian outback and the special connection between grandparent and grandchild.

'Eve thought that living in the middle of nowhere was better than living anywhere else in the world...

'Only one thing made Eve sad. She hadn't seen Nan since they left the city long ago.

'Eve lives in a roadhouse in the middle of the Nullabor and when her Nan visits one day, Eve shows her all the things that are special about where she lives.' (Publication summary)

2016 shortlisted Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature Award for Children's Literature
2016 shortlisted West Australian Young Readers' Book Award Picture Book
2016 shortlisted Western Australian Premier's Book Awards Children's Books
2015 winner Crystal Kite Award Australian and New Zealand Division
Granny Grommet and Me 2013 single work picture book children's

'My granny and her friends go to the beach, and I go too. When they hit the surf, they duck and dive and twist and turn. It looks like lots of fun. But I don't want to go in the water. There are strange things under the waves.' (From the publisher's website.)

2014 shortlisted Children's Book Council Book of the Year Awards Book of the Year: Early Childhood
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