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Nicky Johnston Nicky Johnston i(A116963 works by)
Born: Established: 1971 ;
Gender: Female
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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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y separately published work icon Jorn’s Magnificent Imagination Wollombi : EK Books , 2022 25216118 2022 single work picture book children's 'Celebrating new ideas that can make a world of difference, Jørn’s Magnificent Imagination is the true story of Jørn Utzon, the architect of the world-renowned Sydney Opera House. In this gorgeously illustrated book, we follow Jørn through his life as he discovers his love of building and creating, gathering ideas from everything around himself. Along the way, young readers will be reminded of the importance of taking the time to dream and create, and of the incredible power of the imagination.' 

(Publication summary)

2023 CBCA Book of the Year Awards Notable Book Picture Book
y separately published work icon The Incredibly Busy Mind of Bowen Bartholomew Crisp Wollombi : Exisle Publishing , 2021 23481599 2021 single work picture book children's

'Most children would say that the ocean is blue, but when Bowen looks at it he sees white where the waves crash, deep black on the ocean floor, and green when there's a storm. He wonders whether fireflies are hot, and notices how the brushstrokes of a painting tell a story too. Bowen sees the world differently to other children and struggles to fit in. How will he find his place in the world?

'The Incredibly Busy Mind of Bowen Bartholomew Crisp follows the life of Bowen through school and beyond. At every stage, he finds that he doesn't fit in with his peers, but this eventually becomes his greatest strength. Through thinking differently, he is able to solve problems that no one else could. After all, just because something can't be mended the same as it was, why can't it be mended differently?

'A very personal story, Bowen's tale is sensitively written and full of colourful, lively illustrations. It aims to offer hope to children who haven't yet found their place in life by showing them that being normal might just be overrated, and that to find success in life we should be valuing our differences.

'Children, carers, teachers and psychologists alike will find inspiration in this tale of embracing diversity and engaging our full potential. It is a vital reminder that the strength and uniqueness of every child should be encouraged to help them find their place in the world and flourish!' (Publication summary)

2022 shortlisted Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards Five to 8 Years
y separately published work icon Amira's Suitcase Frenchs Forest : New Frontier , 2021 21183898 2021 single work picture book children's

'It begins with a tiny seed growing inside a suitcase. With Amira's care, the tiny seed starts to sprout. Find out what happens when kindness flourishes . . .

'Amira's Suitcase is a gentle, thought-provoking tale about friendship and hope.'

Source : publisher's blurb

2022 honour book CBCA Book of the Year Awards Book of the Year: Early Childhood
2022 CBCA Book of the Year Awards Notable Book Early Childhood
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