Amanda Graham

(IIlustrator and Author)

Amanda Graham writes and illustrates picture books and short stories for young children. Her first book, Arthur, appeared in 1984 and won the UK Children’s Federation Award and was short-listed for the CBCA Awards.

While studying for a Bachelor of Education at Sturt CAE (now Flinders University) she began writing stories for young children. After having several books published she studied illustration at the University of SA and has since illustrated many of her own stories.

Amanda’s most recent book is Wilbur, Grace and Joe (Little Book Press), written by Phil Cummings.

Other titles include Smart Dad (Omnibus Books), Fancy Pants (author Kelly Hibbert, Little Big Book Club), Picasso the green tree frog (illustrated John Siow, Era Publications) and Bushranger Bill (written by Megan de Kantzow, Omnibus Books).

Amanda teaches part-time at a local primary school and works from her home in the Adelaide Hills which she shares with her husband, a few adult children, a vegetable garden and Scrappy, the dog.

Published Titles

Wilbur, Grace and Joe, Little Big Book Press, 2017

Written by Phil Cummings

Fancy Pants, Raising Literacy Australia, 2017

Written by Kelly Hibbert

Wilbur, The Little Big Book Club

Written by Phil Cummings

Picasso the green tree frog, Era Publications, 2006

Arthur, Era Publications, 1984

Written by Donna Gynell

Winner of the UK Children’s Federation Award 

Shortlisted for CBCA Awards

Bushranger Bill, Scholastic, 2006

Written by Megan de Kantzow

Smart Dad, Scholastic, 1997