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Karen Blair Karen Blair i(A147737 works by)
Gender: Female
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BiographyHistory

'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)

Most Referenced Works

Awards for Works

y separately published work icon When Billy Was a Dog Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2019 15785178 2019 single work picture book children's

''Can I please, please, please have a dog?' asked Billy. 'Would you walk it every day and wash it if it got dirty?' 'I would, I promise!' said Billy. Billy wants a dog. He really really really wants one. Billy's parents aren't so sure. So one morning, Billy takes matters into his own paws.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2020 shortlisted Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards Three to 5 Years
2020 shortlisted CBCA Book of the Year Awards Book of the Year: Early Childhood
2020 CBCA Book of the Year Awards Notable Book
y separately published work icon Puddle Hunters Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2018 13968088 2018 single work picture book children's

'When the rain stops it's time to go puddle hunting. Ruby and Banjo and Mum go up the street, and into the park, over the bridge and down to the river flats where the puddles lie waiting . . . Splosh it, Ruby! Splosh it, Banjo! Splosh it, Mum! A glorious celebration of splashing and squelching all the way home. This beautiful book captures the eternal delight of young children splashing about in puddles and experimenting with language.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2018 shortlisted Western Australian Premier's Book Awards Premier's Prize for Writing for Children
y separately published work icon Me and You Melbourne : Viking , 2017 10201337 2017 single work picture book children's

'A delightful rhyming picture book that celebrates all the special relationships and fun-filled activities in a child’s life, their special bonds with parents, grandparents, cousins, neighbours and pets, as well as all the wonderful fun-filled days they enjoy together: from beach and baking days, to cycling and footy-kicking or simply lazy days. This is a joyous, accessible picture book perfect for sharing with children.' (Publication summary)

2018 CBCA Book of the Year Awards Notable Book Early Childhood
2017 winner Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards Three to 5 Years
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