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Julie Murphy

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I am an Australian children's writer trained in Zoology. I was also a zookeeper for 10 years. My earliest professional writing consisted of scientific articles. Then I branched out to the occasional magazine article about pets and travel. Now I focus solely on children's fiction and non fiction.
My work includes picture books and information books, poems and short stories. I am internationally published in Trade and Education markets. Two of my books are in award-winning series.
I naturally gravitate towards writing about animals and nature-related topics.
My home is in Melbourne, Australia, where I live with my husband and daughter.

I'm thrilled to have been booked for a school holiday children's event at Darebin Libraries in January 2019. Readings, giveaways, songs, stories and fun...bring it on!
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Average rating: 3.88 · 57 ratings · 19 reviews · 20 distinct works
I've Got Feet!: Fantastical...

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My Australia

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Ocean Animal Adaptations

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Desert Animal Adaptations

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Whose Baby Is This?

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Whose Home Is This?

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Gilly’s Treasures

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I've Got Eyes! : Exceptiona...

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Coral Reefs Matter

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Nutrition Across A Lifetime

it was amazing 5.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 2008
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Reread this after a decade or two, and even more impressed the second time around. Being told the end of the book on the first page (or title even!), and still increasing suspense throughout is quite an achievement. The theme is poignant and heartbre ...more
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Crow Smarts by Pamela S. Turner
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A nonfiction book about the intelligence and use of tools in crows. The author and photographer spent time in the field with scientists doing their research, which is described and chronicled in good detail. The writing is friendly and approachable, ...more
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This Beautiful Day by Richard    Jackson
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A lovely story to read aloud about making the most of every opportunity. Glorious illustrations complement the simple rhyming text. Encourages children to go outside and play.
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Striking semi-photographic illustrations (photoshopped?) beautifully complement the lyrical language that describes a deaf girl's day. She enjoys nature, her friends and school activities, and does not miss out on anything (besides hearing sound) thr ...more
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It's true, schools require you to be a certain way, and children gradually discover this for themselves. My own daughter was admired by teachers in the younger grades for her outgoing nature, but was eventually told to quiet down in the more senior g ...more
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A lovely bedtime read-aloud storybook in which a boy is told that counting sheep will help you sleep. But where are the sheep he can count? He puts out a call to all sheep to come on over and...you may be able to guess what happens! This is a fun sto ...more
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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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“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.”
Dr. Seuss

“I am dying: it's a beautiful word. Like the long slow sigh of the cello: dying. But the sound of it is the only beautiful thing about it.”
Sonya Hartnett, Surrender

“Coraline sighed. 'You really don't understand do you?' she said. 'I don't want whatever I want. Nobody does. Not really. What kind of fun would it be if I just got everything I ever wanted, just like that, and it didn't mean anything? What then?”
neil gaiman, Coraline

“But what she feels is sometimes hard to express...Much of what is best in her is warped on the voyage from within to without.”
Sonya Hartnett, Of a Boy
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