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Julie Murphy

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As a kid, I loved to spend play time sorting through stones to find the ones with sparkly specks in them. I thought the flecks were gold.
I trained in Zoology and Zookeeping, but can't help still looking for the flecks of gold in life. Writing helps me do this.
I started off writing scientific articles, then the occasional magazine article about pets and travel. Now I focus on children's fiction and non fiction. I specialize in writing about animals and nature-related topics.
My home is in Melbourne, Australia, where I live with my husband, daughter and two guinea pigs.


Average rating: 3.50 · 10 ratings · 8 reviews · 15 distinct works · Similar authors
Ocean Animal Adaptations
3.33 of 5 stars 3.33 avg rating — 3 ratings — published 2011 — 2 editions
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Whose Baby Is This?
4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 2012 — 3 editions
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Whose Home Is This?
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Whale Sharks
2.5 of 5 stars 2.50 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 2013 — 3 editions
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Nutrition Across A Lifetime
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That's Wild!
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Anglerfish
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Julie is on page 120 of 656 of Queen of Fire: Relearning who all the characters are, but a real page-turner.
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The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
The Fault in Our Stars
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What a great book. My favourite aspect was the snappy dialogue, although I have never known any teen so eloquent and quick. But it was a lovely read. I couldn't put it down.
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That's Wild! is a collection of bite-sized articles for critter-crazy kids. The articles are all about animals and nature. You don't have to have read the book to know this stuff...but by all means please check out the book if you are so inclined!
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Kissed by the Moon by Alison Lester
Kissed by the Moon
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A beautiful poetic book, gentle and calming, perfect for bedtime. The illustrations are gorgeous too. A love poem to baby and nature. A perfect keepsake.
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Chick 'n' Pug by Jennifer Sattler
Chick 'n' Pug
by Jennifer Sattler
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A hero-worshipping (and yes, very cute) chick meets the real deal. Will the chicks expectations be met? Will he notice either way? A cute story about an endearing odd-couple.
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My Dad and Me by Tania Cox
My Dad and Me
by Tania Cox
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Rhyming text about the special bond between dads and their kids, accompanied by lovely illustrations of kids and their dads from a wide range of cultures.
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Chicken Cheeks by Michael Ian Black
Chicken Cheeks
by Michael Ian Black
read in July, 2015
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There is more going on in this book than most of the reviews give it credit for. Yes, there are a zillion ways to say "behind", which you either love or hate. But look at the illustrations! Will the bear ever reach the honey in the hive? And what are ...more
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This is Captain Cook by Tania McCartney
This is Captain Cook
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What a great idea for a picture book! A historical recount of Captain James Cook's voyages as shown in a children's school play. There is as much drama going on in the audience as there is on the stage. And will the rogue chicken ever be caught? A mu ...more
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Lucien by James Moloney
Lucien (Silvermay, #3)
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I enjoyed this book but found the plot very predictable. It held no surprises for me.
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“You are what you eat. What would YOU like to be?”
Julie Murphy, Nutrition Across A Lifetime

“Spiders don't chew. They send a special liquid into their prey. The prey's insides turn to mush. Then the spider sucks up its tasty lunch!”
Julie Murphy, Arachnids

“A male frigate bird blows up a wild red pouch on his neck. He can keep it puffed up for hours. It is his way of impressing the girls.”
Julie Murphy, Seabirds

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“Captain James Cook's ship, The Endeavour, hit a coral outcrop in the Great Barrier Reef in 1770. Cook and his crew camped in what is now called Cooktown for nearly two months while making repairs. Then they sailed south, where Cook claimed the east coast of Australia as British territory.”
Julie Murphy, Great Barrier Reef Under Threat

“Writing a picture book is like writing 'War and Peace' in Haiku.”
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“I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living.”
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