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Summary

Kitty Black writes books for kids. With a background in psychology and teaching, Kitty believes stories are at the heart of who we are and every child deserves to see themselves as a hero. Kitty is the author of 'Who's Afraid of the Quite Nice Wolf' (New Frontier, 2019) and 'A Crocodile in the Family' (Hachette, 2020) with more books on the way.

Biography

Kitty Black is an internationally published children's book author. Her debut picture book 'Who's Afraid of the Quite Nice Wolf' (Illustrated by Laura Wood, published by New Frontier) was released in Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom, and translated into German. It was also selected as part of the 'Silly Squad' Summer Reading Challenge 2020. 'A Crocodile in the Family' (Illustrated by Daron Parton, published by Hachette) will be released in Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom, and translated into Turkish. Another picture book 'Mr Bat Wants A Hat' (to be release 2021) was developed during her Fellowship at Paper Bird in 2018. She is particularly passionate about neurodivergence and representation in children's literature. Kitty is the recipient of a Creative Development Arts Grant in 2020 to further develop her middle grade novel series.

Relevant qualifications

Master of Guidance and Counselling
Graduate Diploma in Education
Bachelor of Science (Psychology) 4 years
The Scribbles Academy - Creative Writing

Member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI)
Member of the Children's Book Council of Australia (CBCA)

Recent experience

Book Exhibition and School Workshop 'Who's Afraid of the Quite Nice Wolf' The Literature Centre, Terms 1 and 3, 2020.
CBCA 'A Night With Our Stars' Presenter, 2020.
SCBWI 'Backyard Book Fair' Presenter, 2020.
Workshop/Book Reading - Claremont Library, 2020.
Workshop/Book Reading - Geelong Grammar Primary School, 2020.

Publications

A Crocodile in the Family

A Crocodile in the Family

Publisher: Hachette

Publ. date: 2020

Genre: picture book, belonging, diversity, family

Who's Afraid of the Quite Nice Wolf

Who's Afraid of the Quite Nice Wolf

Publisher: New Frontier Publishing

Publ. date: 2019

Genre: picture book, fractured fairy tale, humour, being yourself

Get in touch

Email [email protected]

Website https://kittyblackauthor.com

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/KittyBlackAuthor

Instagram https://www.instagram.com/kittyblackauthor/

Twitter https://twitter.com/KittyBlackBooks

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