Katrina Germein


Katrina Germein writes joyful books for children. She is an award-winning author who believes young readers deserve stories that inspire curiosity, imagination, and laughter. Published internationally, Katrina’s popular titles include Before You Were BornThunderstorm Dancing, Bev and Kev, and the best-selling My Dad Thinks He’s Funny series. Her work has been Highly Commended in the Prime Minister's Literary Awards, won the Speech Pathology Book of the Year Award, and received many Notable book Commendations from the Children's Book Council of Australia, as well as a shortlisting for the Early Childhood Book of the Year. In 2022 Katrina released her first non-fiction picture book, Wonderful Wasps, while 2023 sees the release of her first sing-along story, One Little Duck. Katrina has an outstanding guinea pig named Honeydew and Summer is her favourite season.

One Little Duck, HarperCollins, 2023

Wonderful Wasps, CSIRO Publishing, 2022 

Published Books

My Dad Thinks He's a Pirate, Walker Books, 2022

Bev and Kev, Little Book Press, 2022

Illustrated by Mandy Foot

ShortlistCBCA Book of the Year Award 2022

My Dad Thinks He's Super Funny, Walker Books, 2021

Before You were Born, HarperCollins, 2021

Shortlisted in the Speech Pathology Book of the Year Awards

Shoo You Crocodile! Little Book Press, 2020

Published Titles

Tell 'em, HarperCollins, 2020

Let's go strolling, Little Book Press, 2018

Illustrated by Danny Snel

Winner! Speech Pathology Book of the Year Award  (Birth to Three Years)l

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 Award

REAL Awards – Shortlist

Koala Awards – Shortlist

Cool Awards – Shortlist

Yabba Awards – Shortlist

Prime Minister's Literary Awards - Highly Commended

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

Speech Pathology Book of the Year Award Shortlist

Great Goal! Marvellous Mark! 2017, Ford Street Press

CBCA Notable 2018