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Craig Smith Craig Smith i(A50589 works by)
Born: Established: 1955 Woodside, Adelaide Hills, Adelaide, South Australia, ;
Gender: Male
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1 y separately published work icon Saving Seal : The Plastic Predicament Diane Jackson Hill , Craig Smith (illustrator), Carlton : Museum Victoria , 2021 23067899 2021 single work picture book children's

'Seal has made his home in the waters of a coastal village, but he often finds himself trapped and ensnared in the plastic rubbish filling the Bay. Fortunately, he is rescued by Lizzie and Grandpa Dave. 

'Lizzie and Grandpa Dave are motivated to do something about cleaning up their Bay and saving the marine life who are being threatened more and more by the rubbish found in the Bay and on their beaches. They encourage the towns people to join them in their fight against plastic pollution devastating their beaches and harming marine life.

'This is a story about how we can make a change, about cooperation and making the right choices and making them now.'

Source : publisher's blurb

1 y separately published work icon Windcatcher : Migration of the Short-tailed Shearwater Diane Jackson Hill , Craig Smith (illustrator), Clayton : CSIRO Publishing , 2019 16948156 2019 single work picture book children's

'Follow the amazing 30,000 kilometre annual migration of the short-tailed shearwater.

'A short-tailed shearwater flies from the edge of the Southern Ocean to the rim of the Arctic Circle – and back – every year. This remarkable 30,000 kilometre journey is driven by seabird law.

'Instinct and community will guide her.

'A wingspan the size of a child’s outstretched arms will support her.

'But first, she must catch the wind …

'Based on birds that live on Griffiths Island, near Port Fairy, Victoria, Windcatcher is a tale of migration, conservation and survival that begins with one small bird called Hope.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

1 y separately published work icon A Cat Called Trim Corinne Fenton , Craig Smith (illustrator), Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2019 15402503 2019 single work picture book children's

''We had several dogs on board the Spyall, but Trim was undisputed master of them all. When they were at play upon the deck, he would go in amongst them with his stately air; and giving a blow at the eyes of one, and a scratch on the nose to another, oblige them to stand out of his way.'

'Trim is renowned in Australian history as the feisty, fortunate ship's cat who accompanied Matthew Flinders on his voyages to map the coastline of Australia in the early 1800s. Trim was an intelligent, adventurous and loyal companion, who survived falling overboard, shipwreck and imprisonment by the French along with Flinders. This delightful and heartwarming picture book brings Trim's story to life for younger readers.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

1 y separately published work icon Treasure Chest Lisa Thompson , Clayton South : Blake Education , 2018 14167805 2018 single work children's fiction children's
1 y separately published work icon Grandpa, Me & Poetry Sally Morgan , Craig Smith (illustrator), Adelaide : Omnibus Books , 2018 12312348 2018 single work children's fiction children's

'Melly likes poems that rhyme with words like frog, bog, doggedy-dog. And when the school holds a poetry competition, Melly has her eye on the prize, with a little bit of inspiration from Grandpa.' (Publication summary)

1 y separately published work icon Gus Dog Goes to Work Rachel Flynn , Craig Smith (illustrator), Kingswood : Working Title Press , 2017 11466581 2017 single work picture book children's

'Every day Gus Dog goes to work in the back of the Ute with his owner, Tom the shearer. But one morning Gus wakes up to find Tom and the Ute gone. So Gus Dog decides to go to work on his own.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

1 y separately published work icon Mucking Up Big Time Sally Morgan , Lindfield : Scholastic Australia , 2017 10724265 2017 single work children's fiction children's

Robbie has really mucked up this time! Its going to take more than saying sorry to his sister, his mum, Gran and even Dad think he's gone too far. Its going to cost him, but its going to cost his dad too and all because of some rabbit poo. Even the best funny trick can go horribly wrong! ' (Publication summary)

1 2 y separately published work icon This School Is Driving Me Nuts : And Other Funny Plays for Kids Duncan Ball , Armidale : Christmas Press , 2016 9173831 2016 selected work drama children's

'Launch title for the Second Look imprint of Christmas Press, this hilarious collection of nine short plays for kids, written by popular author Duncan Ball, ranges from a comic monologue to a play that can involve a whole class, and everything in between. It will suit use both in the classroom and on stage, as well as being lots of fun to read at home. Capturing the imagination and tickling the funny bones of young readers and actors, the plays range from spoof mystery to fantasy to school capers, all with a great zing of humour. The book also includes tips on staging the plays. Originally published as Comedies for Kids in 1988, this fabulous collection has been fully revised and updated by the author, and with a brand new play, The Teeth of a Vampire', added. The lively cover and internal illustrations are by well-known illustrator Craig Smith. Recommended for children aged 7-12.  '  (Publication summary)

1 y separately published work icon The Dog Emergency Sally Morgan , Craig Smith (illustrator), Parkside : Omnibus Books , 2016 8850135 2016 single work picture book children's

'Dillon and his brother Ryan find a cattle dog in town that has hurt his leg and decide to take him to the nursing station for first aid. They know Mum wont take him in because she is still upset about losing the family dog, Buster. The stray dog needs an operation, and the boys try to earn the money to pay for it. When it looks as if they can claim him for themselves, the owner comes back. But it looks as if this working dog may be ready to retire ... ' (Publication summary)

1 2 y separately published work icon Born to Sing Sally Morgan , Craig Smith (illustrator), Parkside : Omnibus Books , 2016 8849879 2016 single work picture book children's

'Maddie loves to sing and make up new songs. Her favourite is her humpback whale song, so she is very excited when her mum and grandma promise to take her to Shark Bay to see the whales. They set off in their car and rattly old caravan, and it looks like they might not get there at all. But with some help along the way, Maddie's dream might still come true.' (Publication summary)

1 y separately published work icon Cautionary Tales for Wayward Children Megan Tiller , Millie Corbett , Alicia O'Neil , Morphett Vale : Calvary Lutheran Primary School , 2016 10451547 2016 anthology children's fiction

'Five stories about six wayward children, written by children for children.'

1 1 y separately published work icon The Unforgettable What's His Name Paul Jennings , Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2016 10406487 2016 single work children's fiction children's

'Now you see him, now you don't - an action-packed adventure about a boy who just wants to blend in, from a bestselling author/illustrator team.

'Even before all this happened I had never been like the other kids. I tried not to be seen. If I climbed a tree or hid among the bins, no one could find me. 'Where's What's His Name?' they'd say.

'Then, one weekend, I got what I wanted. First, I blended in with things. But on the second day I changed.

'I mean, really changed.

'The hilarious story of a boy with an unusual problem, from children's book legend Paul Jennings. Includes fantastic look-and-find colour illustrations.' (Publication summary)

1 Nothing to Be Scared Of Doug MacLeod , Craig Smith , 2015 single work prose
— Appears in: The Hush Treasure Book 2015; (p. 6-7)
1 Review Remarkably Rexy Craig Smith , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking about Books for Children , September vol. 30 no. 4 2015; (p. 28-29)

— Review of Remarkably Rexy Craig Smith , 2015 single work picture book
1 y separately published work icon Chooks in Dinner Suits : A Tale of Big Dogs and Little Penguins Diane Jackson Hill , Craig Smith (illustrator), Carlton : Museum Victoria , 2015 9027113 2015 single work picture book children's

'On a tiny island lives a waddle of Little Penguins. But their numbers are dwindling. Swampy Marsh knows what to do, but no one will listen. Soon he can count the last few penguins on the fingers of one hand. The desperate townsfolk give Swampy, and his friends Max and Oddball, one chance.

'Will his ‘Oddball’ solution work? Will Swampy save the Little Penguins of Middle Island?

'A warmly funny account of one man’s quest to save a penguin colony, with two very unusual helpers.' (Publication summary)

1 2 y separately published work icon Remarkably Rexy Craig Smith , Craig Smith (illustrator), Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2015 8865210 2015 single work picture book children's

'Rexy is king of the block.until another cat takes his place. A delightful picture book, with hilariously energetic illustrations of cats!

'Everybody loves Rex. He is the most dazzling cat on Serengeti Street.

'The schoolkids who pass by are always impressed by his moves.until one day, an interloper threatens to take all the attention away.' (Publication summary)

1 3 y separately published work icon Flying High Sally Morgan , Ezekiel Kwaymullina , Parkside : Omnibus Books , 2015 8777076 2015 single work children's fiction children's

'Larni is going on a plane to visit her granny up north. She is happy to be away from school, as everyone there seems to be smarter than her.

But Granny shows Larni something she is really good at ... and pretty soon she is flying high!' (Publisher's abstract)

1 2 y separately published work icon The Memory Shed Ezekiel Kwaymullina , Sally Morgan , Craig Smith (illustrator), Lindfield : Scholastic Australia , 2015 7591762 2015 single work picture book children's

'Annie is helping Grandma clear out her old shed for a garage sale. It seems that the shed has something to say about that though, and wants Grandma to listen.

'The dusty old things in there may be long forgotten, but they hold special family memories.' (Publication summary)

1 3 y separately published work icon Going Bush with Grandpa Ezekiel Kwaymullina , Sally Morgan , Lindfield : Scholastic Australia , 2014 7178675 2014 single work children's fiction children's

'Pete and his grandpa are off on a bush camping trip to do some prospecting for gold nuggets. Maybe theyll find enough so they can go for a holiday in the city! Grandpa has a brand new super duper metal detector, so they cant go wrong. But Pete has to tangle with the wildlife and Grandpas cooking first...' (Publication summary)

1 10 y separately published work icon I Was Only Nineteen John Schumann , Craig Smith (illustrator), Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2014 7099639 2014 single work picture book children's

'Townsville lined the footpath as we marched down to the quay. This clipping from the paper shows us young and strong and clean. And there's me in my slouch hat, with my SLR and greens. God help me, I was only nineteen.

'John Schumann's unforgettable lyrics about the Vietnam War are etched in our memories and into our history books. Now they've been warmly brought to life by one of Australia's best-loved illustrators.' (Publication abstract)

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