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Stephanie Owen Reeder grew up on the northern beaches area of Sydney. She attended the University of Sydney, gaining a BA with a major in History and honours in Indonesian and Malayan Studies. She also attained a Diploma in Education, and subsequently taught English, history and languages at secondary schools in Sydney during the early 1970s.

Following a move to Canberra in 1975, Reeder completed a Graduate Diploma in Librarianship. She went on to complete a Masters in Education before taking up work as a Hansard editor at Parliament House, Canberra. She also has a PhD in Communication.

Reeder has published children's books and has written articles and reviews relating to children's literature. During 1986 and 1987 she was editor of Reading Time, the journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia. In her 'retirement', Reeder continues to write and publish for children. She has also worked as a freelance editor, writer, and reviewer.

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y separately published work icon Australia's Wild Weird Wonderful Weather Canberra : National Library of Australia , 2020 21158096 2020 single work information book children's

'Did you know that, in 2009, a massive dust storm in Australia blew red dust and sand all the way to New Zealand, where it turned the glaciers pink? That, in 1899, Cyclone Mahina plucked dolphins out of the ocean in Far North Queensland and deposited them on cliff tops? That it snowed at Uluru in 1997?

'In Australia's Wild Weird Wonderful Weather, readers are introduced to the wide range of weather in Australia, with bite-size pieces of information presented alongside graphic illustrations to entice young readers. Older readers will enjoy the detailed explanations about everything weather, from what causes certain phenomena to reading weather maps, exploring the climate of the past and preparing for the climate of the future.

'With sections about Australia's extreme weather and the effects of climate change, Australia's Wild Weird Wonderful Weather gently introduces young readers to the challenges of a warming planet and encourages them to be mindful of impact their actions have on the environment.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2021 CBCA Book of the Year Awards Notable Book Eve Pownall Award
y separately published work icon Will the Wonderkid : Treasure Hunter of the Australian Outback Canberra : National Library of Australia , 2020 18447609 2020 single work biography children's

'Do you know how the Coober Pedy opal fields were discovered? In December 1914, when Australia was suffering from the worst drought in recorded history, Will Hutchison, his dad, two other explorers and six camels headed out into outback South Australia in search of gold. Will was only 15, and he'd never ridden a camel or been in a desert before. Not surprisingly, both gold and water proved difficult for the expeditioners to find. Finally, in a desperate search for drinking water, the men left Will alone at their remote campsite. While they were away, fed up with babysitting camels and fighting off flies, Will made the dangerous decision to head out into the desert by himself in search of water. Against the odds, this plucky teenager not only survived the experience but also made a truly remarkable discovery. This is the true story of Will Hutchison, treasure hunter extraordinaire.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2021 CBCA Book of the Year Awards Notable Book Eve Pownall Award
y separately published work icon Trouble in the Surf Canberra : National Library of Australia , 2019 17277194 2019 single work picture book children's

'It’s a hot summer’s day in Sydney Town, and nine-year-old cousins Charlie Smith and Rupert Swallow can’t wait to dive into the surf at Bondi Beach. But the beach can be a dangerous place. Out past the breakers, where the seagulls swoop and soar, lurks a strong rip that can drag unsuspecting swimmers out to sea. Travel back in time to January 1907, and join Charlie and Rupert on a true-life, heart-stopping seaside adventure.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2020 CBCA Book of the Year Awards Notable Book
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