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Natalie Jane Prior Natalie Jane Prior i(A28472 works by)
Also writes as: Jane Nussey
Born: Established: 1963 ;
Gender: Female
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Prior graduated with a Bachelor of Arts with Honours in English Literature from the University of Queensland in 1984 and then gained a Graduate Diploma of Library Science from the Queensland University of Technology. She has worked as a librarian in both the public and private sectors. Prior has written books for children, including fiction, nonfiction and picture books. She has also written on and reviewed Australian children's literature. Prior's works for children reflect her interest in history and humour. She has lived in inner city Brisbane.

Most Referenced Works


  • For information about this author's works for children not included in AustLit, see Australian Children's Books by Marcie Muir and Kerry White (Melbourne: Melbourne University Press, 1992-2004).

Awards for Works

y separately published work icon Naughty Dragons 2020 Richmond : Hardie Grant Children's Publishing , 2020 19124084 2020 series - author children's fiction children's
2022 shortlisted APA Book Design Awards Best Designed Children's and Young Adult Series designed by Pooja Desai.
y separately published work icon A Boat of Stars : New Poems to Inspire and Enchant Sydney South : HarperCollins Australia , 2018 12934112 2018 anthology poetry

'A beautiful anthology of new Australian poetry for preschool and primary-aged children, from some of our country's finest writers and illustrators.

'A boat of stars came down tonight
and sailed around my bed -
it sprinkled stardust on my eyes,
put dreams inside my head

'Open worlds of imagination and explore themagic of everyday life with this enchanting new collection of poetry from some of Australia's most-loved writers and illustrators.

'Perfect for the classroom and the home, A Boat of Stars will bring a love of language, rhythm and rhyme to every child.' (Publication Summary) 

2019 CBCA Book of the Year Awards Notable Book Early Childhood
y separately published work icon Lucy's Book Sydney : Lothian , 2017 9909097 2017 single work picture book children's

'Lucy loves to read, but there is one special book that she borrows from the library over and over again. The book is shared with her friends, dropped in the ocean, flown to China and even made into a banana sandwich. But what will Lucy do when her favourite book goes missing?'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2018 CBCA Book of the Year Awards Notable Book Early Childhood
2017 shortlisted BILBY (Books I Love Best Yearly) Awards Early Childhood
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