Katrina Germein


Best-selling picture book author Katrina Germein is published worldwide. Her first book, Big Rain Coming, has remained continuously in print since 1999 and her popular title My Dad Thinks He’s Funny, was Highly Commended in the Prime Minister’s Literary Awards. Katrina’s story Thunderstorm Dancing is just one of several of Katrina’s books to have received Notable Book Commendations from The Children’s Book Council and featured on children’s television programs such as Play School. Katrina’s latest release, Great Goal! Marvellous Mark! (June 2017), is sure to delight footy fans everywhere.

Katrina holds a Masters degree in Early Childhood Education. She has three children and works part-time as an early childhood teacher. When she’s not writing, teaching or parenting Katrina enjoys reading fiction, napping in the sun and drinking hot cups of tea. She also quite likes bush walking, running and going to the beach. Katrina has an energetic dog named Mango and would really like to own a cat. Summer is Katrina’s favourite season.

Katrina is a Books in Homes Role Model, a Raising Literacy Australia Ambassador and the South Australian Coordinator of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators.

Future Titles

2018 Tell 'Em (Co-authored by Rosemary Sullivan, Illustrated by Karen Briggs) Working Title Press

Published Titles

Big Rain Coming, 1999, Penguin

CBCA Notable Book

My Dad Thinks He's Funny, 2010, Black Dog Books

Highly Commended 2011 Prime Minister’s Literary Awards
Highly Commended Australian Book Design Awards
Shortlisted for Children's Choice Awards across Australia, including the Yabba Awards

My Dad Still Thinks He's Funny, 2013, Black Dog Books

Speech Pathology Book of the Year Awards Shortlist

Somebody's House, 2013, Walker Books

My Mum Says the Strangest Things, 2014, Black Dog Books

Speech Pathology Book of the Year Awards Shortlist

Thunderstorm Dancing, 2015, Allen and Unwin

CBCA Notable Book

Baby Dance, 2016, Raising Literacy Australia

Little Big Book Club Baby Pack Title

Great Goal! Marvellous Mark! 2017, Ford Street Press

CBCA Notable 2018