Katrina Germein


Katrina Germein is a best-selling picture book author. Published worldwide, her first book, Big Rain Coming, has remained continuously in print since it was originally published in 1999. Katrina’s popular story, Thunderstorm Dancing, is among many of Katrina’s titles to have received a Notable Commendation from The Children’s Book Council of Australia and feature on children’s television programs such as Play School. Her much-loved picture book, My Dad Thinks He’s Funny, was Highly Commended in the Prime Minister’s Literary Awards and in 2019, Katrina received the Speech Pathology Book of the Year Award for Let’s Go Strolling. New titles for Katrina in 2020 include Tell `Em, Shoo You Crocodile and My Dad Thinks He's Super Funny.

Katrina holds a Bachelor of Education and a Masters degree in Early Childhood Education. An experienced presenter, recent appearances include The Adelaide Festival of Children’s Books and The Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival. When she’s not writing, teaching or parenting, Katrina enjoys reading fiction and drinking hot cups of tea; she also quite likes bushwalking, running (slowly!) and going to the beach. Katrina’s is an ambassador for Raising Literacy Australia, a Books in Homes Role Model and a Premier’s Reading Challenge Ambassador.

Future Titles

My dad thinks he's super funny, Walker Books

Shoo you, Crocodile, Little Book Press

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