Mike Dumbleton Mike Dumbleton i(A47901 works by)
Born: Established: 1948 Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire,
United Kingdom (UK),
Western Europe, Europe,
Gender: Male
Arrived in Australia: 1972
Heritage: English
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An English and Cross-curriculum Literacy Co-ordinator at an Adelaide High School, Mike Dumbleton has also worked as a Literacy Curriculum Officer for the South Australian Education Department. In this role he devised and wrote a student/teacher web site called 'Online Literacy' which provides literacy support for students in the middle years of schooling.

Mike began devising educational texts for teachers in 1988 shortly before he started writing picture books. He attributes his interest in writing in part to his grandfather, a local village poet in Oxfordshire, England, who regularly recited his poems to the family (with or without requests). Mike was awarded a Literature Grant by the South Australian Department for the Arts and Cultural heritage in 1993, and in 1994 was selected for a Writers' Performance and Presentation Course in Sydney, funded by the Literature Board of the Australia Council and organised by the National Book Council. He was also awarded an Arts SA Literature Grant in 2001 to support the completion of his first teenage novel, Watch Out For Jamie Joel.

Dumbleton has also written educational textbooks

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Meet... Douglas Mawson 2014 single work biography picture book

'A picture book series about the extraordinary men and women who have shaped Australia's history, including the great Antarctic explorer, Sir Douglas Mawson. Douglas Mawson led the first Australian expedition to the Antarctic. Meet Douglas Mawson tells the story of how Mawson survived the dangers and challenges of the frozen continent. From Ned Kelly to Saint Mary MacKillop; Captain Cook to the ANZACS and Douglas Mawson, the Meet ...series of picture books tells the exciting stories of the men and women who have shaped Australia's history.' (Publisher's blurb)

2015 shortlisted Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards Eight to 10 Years
2015 shortlisted Children's Book Council Book of the Year Awards Crichton Award
Cat 2007 single work picture book children's 'Share a day with Cat and find out how exciting, exhausting, and downright dangerous life can be!'
2010 shortlisted YABBA Picture Storybook
2010 shortlisted KOALA Awards Picture Book
2009 shortlisted BILBY (Books I Love Best Yearly) Awards
2008 honour book Children's Book Council Book of the Year Awards Book of the Year: Early Childhood
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