Janeen Brian


Janeen Brian is an award-winning, children’s author and poet with over 110 books published in both trade and educational publishing. She enjoys writing picture books, junior fiction, poetry and novels.Popular titles include Where does Thursday go?That Boy, Jack; Meet Ned Kelly; Silly Galah!; and Silly Squid!; Our Village in the Sky; I’m a dirty dinosaur; I’m a hungry dinosaur, Where’s Jessie?, Mrs Dog; Yong: the journey of an unworthy son; Meet Nellie Melba and Little Chicken chickabee. Her latest books are Eloise and the Bucket of Stars, Look, Baby!, Meet Mia at the Jetty, I’m a Dirty Dinosaur: Hide and Seek, The Fix-it Princess and I am This Big.

Many of her books have been translated and distributed worldwide while more than 200 stories, poems, plays and articles have been published in children’s magazines or anthologies.

Janeen was the recipient of the 2012 Adelaide Festival of Literature Carclew Fellowship and has also received two May Gibbs’ Children’s Literature Trust Fellowships.

Janeen is an Ambassador for the Little Book Club (Raising Literacy, Australia) and in 2020, was awarded Honorary Membership by the CBCA South Australian Branch for her outstanding contribution to children’s literature.

She loves reading, creating mosaics, aqua-aerobics, Yoga, walking, gardening, travelling, craft work, watching theatre and films and spending time with her family and friends. She lives in the seaside city of Glenelg, in Adelaide, South Australia with her husband. She has two daughters and four grandchildren.

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