Chris McKimmie

11 children’s books by the writer and illustrator

Chris McKimmie is a writer, illustrator, artist. His previous books with Allen and Unwin are Brian Banana Duck Sunshine Yellow (2006), shortlisted for the 2007 CBCA Awards, Maisie Moo and Invisible Lucy (2007), Special Kev (2008), shortlisted for the 2009 CBCA Awards, Two Peas in a Pod (2010), shortlisted for the 2011 CBCA Awards, Good Morning, Mr Pancakes (2011) and Alex and the Watermelon Boat (2012). Chris was for many years the convenor and originator of the illustration program at the Queensland College of Art, Griffith University. He wrote, illustrated and designed a series of eight children's books in the 70s, and has designed many covers for the University of Queensland Press. Represented in the Graphis Annual, he has worked as a graphic designer and publications designer for the ABC, the National Parks and Wildlife Services and the University of WA Press.

4+ years

Special Kev

Chris McKimmie

Special Kev

From a unique and brilliant imagination comes the story of Special Kev and his eleventy million cousins. All great children's literature has some element of danger and mischief, and this new story takes you right to the heart of ...

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3+ years

Scarlett and the Scratchy Moon

Chris McKimmie

Scarlett and the Scratchy Moon

I can't sleep. The moon is moving again. It's so quiet outside ever since Holly and Sparky died. Chris McKimmie's words and pictures gently and honestly evoke the experience of loss and new life.

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3-6 years

Two Peas in a Pod

Chris McKimmie

Two Peas in a Pod

Marvin and Violet have been friends forever. So have her dog, Wolf, and his chook T Rex. Violet calls Marvin Marvellous. Then one day Violet tells him that she is moving to the Moon. Marvin is lost and alone and ...

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Scarlett and the Scratchy Moon

Chris McKimmie

Scarlett and the Scratchy Moon

A unique and beautiful picture book about a child's love for her pet dogs from the one and only Chris McKimmie. I can't sleep. The moon is moving again. It's so quiet outside ever since Holly and ...

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Crikey and Cat

Chris McKimmie

Crikey and Cat

When there are no stars in the sky sometimes all you need is a ladder a friend a dog a cat and a hardware store open all night. A story celebrating creativity and friendship from the highly acclaimed author and ...

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3-6 years

Good Morning Mr Pancakes

Chris McKimmie

Good Morning Mr Pancakes

It's holiday time for Bee. But first the chooks need their toenails painted, the dogs and cats need their bags packed and Gregor needs enough greens for a week. Then Bee is off to the island. From the strikingly ...

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4+ years

Alex and the Watermelon Boat

Chris McKimmie

Alex and the Watermelon Boat

The river had burst its banks. The dam was overflowing. 'Don't go outside, Alex!' Mum shouted. But just then Rabbit hopped out the window ...Set during a time of floods, this evocative and stunningly beautiful picture book recreates the ...

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4+ years

Lara of Newtown

Chris McKimmie

Lara of Newtown

A funny and heart-warming story about a cat finding a home from a uniquely talented and multi-award-winning author.

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