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Julie Murphy Julie Murphy i(A70870 works by)
Born: Established: 1965 ;
Gender: Female
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Australian author of picture books and informational science books. Murphy is a qualified zoologist, and holds an M.Sc. Her non-fiction work focuses strongly on wild animals (particularly natural adaptations) and the environment.

In addition to awards listed on AustLit, she has won the Education Publishing Australia Award (2015: Primary student resource, Arts/Science/Humanities, for Environments and Responsibility) and the Australian Geography Teachers Association Award (2014, for Environments and Responsibility).

Only Murphy's fiction is indexed on AustLit. For works not individually indexed on AustLit, see Notes.

Most Referenced Works


  • Additional Publications:

    The following are nonfiction picture books and information books, and are not individually indexed on AustLit.

    • Odd Bods: The World’s Unusual Animals (Millbrook Press, USA, 2020).
    • I’ve Got a Tail! Terrific Tails of the Animal World (Amicus Ink, USA, 2020).
    • I’ve Got Eyes! Exceptional Eyes of the Animal World (Amicus Ink, USA, 2020).
    • I've Got Feet! Fantastical Feet of the Animal World (2017).
    • Coral Reefs Matter (2016).
    • That's Wild! (2015).
    • Environments and Responsibility (with Sarah Russell) (2015).
    • Anglerfish (2015).
    • Whale Sharks (2014).
    • Whose Baby Is This? (2012).
    • Whose Home Is This? (2012).
    • Desert Animal Adaptations (2011).
    • Ocean Animal Adaptations (2011).
    • Great Barrier Reef Under Threat (2011).
    • Weird, Wild and Wonderful Arachnids (2010).
    • Weird, Wild and Wonderful Sea Birds (2010).
    • Weird, Wild and Wonderful Animals Teacher Book (2008).
    • Nutrition Across a Lifetime (2008).

Personal Awards

2020 recipient Creative Victoria Sustaining Creative Workers Fund ($2700): ‘To research and draft a children’s book.’
2012 shortlisted The Wilderness Society Environment Award for Children's Literature Picture Books for Great Barrier Reef Under Threat
2011 commended Whitley Awards for Great Barrier Reef Under Threat

Awards for Works

y separately published work icon My Australia Canberra : National Library of Australia , 2018 14037636 2018 single work picture book children's

'My Australia is a poetic journey across the Australian landscape. Celebrating both the ancient and modern Australia, the book invites readers to travel across the delights of our continent - from dry deserts to lush rainforests, from high mountains to stormy seashores, from winding rivers to fertile swamplands - all the magical places that are my Australia. With colourful illustrations by Garry Fleming, Julie Murphy's story is beautifully simple, and sure to excite young readers, encouraging a greater awareness and appreciation of our precious and irreplaceable natural places.' (Source: Publisher's blurb) 

2019 shortlisted The Wilderness Society Environment Award for Children's Literature Non-Fiction
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