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Sue Whiting Sue Whiting i(A69629 works by)
Born: Established: 1960 Sydney, New South Wales, ;
Gender: Female
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BiographyHistory

Sue Whiting started her working life as a primary school teacher with a special interest in literacy education and children's literature. In 2005 she left teaching to pursue a career in publishing and has worked as a children's book editor. She is also a successful children's author who has written almost 60 books. She lives in Illawarra.

 

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y separately published work icon The Book of Chance Newtown : Walker Books Australia , 2020 18434026 2020 single work children's fiction children's

'Chance is in Year 7 and thinks she has it all - a loving mother, dog Tiges, best friend and almost-sister next door. But when a reality TV team makes over her house, she discovers newspaper cuttings from the past that cause her to question the world as she knows it and everyone in it. Then she finds herself caught between two realities, identities and worlds. Face-to-face with the truth, Chance has a very difficult decision to make, which almost splits her in two. This powerful story explores what is true and what is fake in today’s world. And while Chance is all about the truth, she ponders whether "Maybe being truthful was really just a big lie."'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2021 shortlisted Davitt Award Best Children's Novel
2021 shortlisted CBCA Book of the Year Awards Book of the Year: Younger Readers
2021 CBCA Book of the Year Awards Notable Book Younger Readers
2021 shortlisted West Australian Young Readers' Book Award Older Readers
y separately published work icon Good Question Good Question : A Tale Told Backwards Newtown : Walker Books Australia , 2020 18433675 2020 single work picture book children's

'Have you ever wondered why Henny Penny thought the sky was falling? Well, here’s a story that might just give you the answer. Told from Fox’s point of view this magical tale links fairy story and nursery rhyme characters in a delightful, funny and quirky way. All Fox wants is a tasty meal to fill his hungry belly. But he keeps wandering into the WRONG stories. No dinner for him – just more trouble! Will Fox ever find the RIGHT story?'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2021 shortlisted Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards Five to 8 Years
2021 CBCA Book of the Year Awards Notable Book Picture Books
y separately published work icon Beware the Deep, Dark Forest Newtown : Walker Books Australia , 2018 9383970 2018 single work picture book children's

'Beware the deep, dark forest! You should never, ever go in there . . . Rosie has always followed this rule until the day her pup Tinky goes missing in the woods. So Rosie decides to trek into this dangerous, muddy place. But there are many obstacles along the way - including a huge grey wolf, a scary ravine and a ferocious troll!'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2019 CBCA Book of the Year Awards Notable Book Early Childhood
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