Mike Dumbleton i(16 works by)
Born: Established: 1948 Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire,
United Kingdom (UK),
Western Europe, Europe,
Gender: Male
Arrived in Australia: 1972
Heritage: English
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An English and Cross-curriculum Literacy Co-ordinator at an Adelaide High School, Mike Dumbleton has also worked as a Literacy Curriculum Officer for the South Australian Education Department. In this role he devised and wrote a student/teacher web site called 'Online Literacy' which provides literacy support for students in the middle years of schooling.

Mike began devising educational texts for teachers in 1988 shortly before he started writing picture books. He attributes his interest in writing in part to his grandfather, a local village poet in Oxfordshire, England, who regularly recited his poems to the family (with or without requests). Mike was awarded a Literature Grant by the South Australian Department for the Arts and Cultural heritage in 1993, and in 1994 was selected for a Writers' Performance and Presentation Course in Sydney, funded by the Literature Board of the Australia Council and organised by the National Book Council. He was also awarded an Arts SA Literature Grant in 2001 to support the completion of his first teenage novel, Watch Out For Jamie Joel.

Dumbleton has also written educational textbooks

Awards for Works

Cat 2007 single work picture book children's 'Share a day with Cat and find out how exciting, exhausting, and downright dangerous life can be!'
2010 shortlisted KOALA Awards Picture Book
2010 shortlisted YABBA Picture Storybook
2009 shortlisted BILBY (Books I Love Best Yearly) Awards
2008 honour book Children's Book Council Book of the Year Awards Book of the Year: Early Childhood
Passing On 2001 single work picture book children's

'From an early age, a young grandson spends treasured time with his grandmother at her seaside home. She encourages his independence, whilst quietly guiding him. On her death he is sad, but recognises that his precious memories will always be there, and in turn, he passes on the valuable lessons he has learned to his baby brother' (Source: CMIS Evaluation website).

2002 shortlisted Children's Book Council Book of the Year Awards Book of the Year: Early Childhood
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