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Nicky Johnston Nicky Johnston i(A116963 works by)
Born: Established: 1971 ;
Gender: Female
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BiographyHistory

Nicky Johnston has worked as a primary school teacher, an artist, a professional make-up artist and as a trafiic safety officer visitng schools. She has been a member of Ishinryu Karate and has a 1st Dan Black Belt.

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Awards for Works

y separately published work icon At the End of Holyrood Lane Wollombi : EK Books , 2018 14330976 2018 single work picture book children's

'Flick is just like any other youngster. She loves to chase butterflies and jump in autumn leaves. But life at the end of Holyrood Lane is often violent and unpredictable due to the constant storms that plague her home, causing her to cringe with dread and flee whenever they strike. Visually arresting, emotionally incisive, and ultimately uplifting, this beautifully crafted picture book provides a sensitive glimpse into one aspect of domestic violence and how it can affect young lives.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2018 winner Crystal Kite Award Australian and New Zealand Division
y separately published work icon Where's Bear? Mount Eliza : Empowering Resources , 2017 14186377 2017 single work picture book children's

'Sophie stood Bear at the top of the castle.

'“You’re so brave, Bear!”

'When Sophie returned from dinner, Bear was not where she had left him.

'“Bear, where are you?” Sophie called.

'Go on an adventure with Sophie as she attempts to find her best friend, Bear. Sophie has to be brave, just like Bear, but the Shadow Monster is lurking in the dark. This gentle book encourages children to face their fears and to have courage, even if they are frightened or nervous.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2018 shortlisted Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards Three to 5 Years
y separately published work icon Grandma Forgets Wollombi : Exisle Publishing , 2017 12989780 2017 single work picture book children's

'Grandma Forgets is the heart-warming story of a family bound by love as they cope with their grandma’s dementia. Over the years, the little girl has built up a treasure trove of memories of time spent with Grandma: sausages for Sunday lunch, driving in her sky-blue car to the beach, climbing her apple trees while she baked a delicious apple pie, and her comforting hugs during wild storms.

'But now, Grandma can’t remember those memories. She makes up new rules for old games and often hides Dad’s keys. Sometimes Dad is sad because he has to hold onto the memories for both him and his mother now, but fortunately his daughter is only too happy to help him make new memories to share.

'This is a warm, hopeful story about a family who sometimes needs to remind their grandmother a little more often than they used to about how much they care. She might not remember any of their names but she will always know how much she is loved.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2018 Children's Book Council Book of the Year Awards Notable Book Picture Book of the Year
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