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Katrina Germein
Primary Lower Years (Prep – 2) | Primary Middle Years (Years 3 – 4)

Katrina Germein is a best-selling picture book author, published worldwide. Her popular title, My Dad Thinks He’s Funny was Highly Commended in the Prime Minister’s Literary Awards and became the first book in the ever-growing ‘My Dad’ series. In 2019 Katrina received a Speech Pathology Book of the Year Award for Let’s Go Strolling. Many of Katrina’s other stories, such as Big Rain Coming and Thunderstorm Dancing, have been recognised as Children’s Book Council Notable Books and featured on various television programs including Play School. Katrina is an ambassador for Raising Literacy Australia, a Books in Homes Role Model and a Premier’s Reading Challenge Ambassador. Her work is included in the United Way (Dolly Parton Imagination Library) distribution list. Katrina’s latest titles include Before You Were Born and Bev and Kev. In 2022 Katrina will release several new books including her first non-fiction picture book.

Katrina writes picture books because they make her heart sing; her work has been described as ‘love-filled’, ‘goose-bumpling’ and ‘achingly beautiful’. Some stories take time to tame but Katrina doesn’t mind because she wants them to be perfect. Her stories are about family, Australian life and the natural environment.

Katrina draws inspiration from those around her as well as the places she goes, the things she sees and the characters she meets along the way. She says she began writing by accident when a story in her head wouldn’t go away so she wrote it down to set it free.

Katrina holds a Bachelor of Education and a Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education. She has three children and continues to teach part time. (Katrina has tried to leave teaching several times but it always calls her back.) Katrina is an experienced presenter, regularly delivering author presentations and workshops in schools and at festivals.

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 has an energetic dog named Mango and summer is her favourite season.

https://katrinagermein.com/

Books by Katrina Germein

COMING SOON! My Dad THINKS He’s a Pirate

Best Suited 5-8 Years
Captain Dad and his crew are having a day at the beach, and of course Dad is bringing his treasure trove of jokes. Whether it’s a ship he bought on sail or an earring that costs one buccaneer, a day with Dad is shore to be hilarious! At least he seems to think so.

My Dad Thinks He’s Funny

Best Suited 5-8 Years
A book for anyone whose dad has made them laugh – or cringe!

My dad doesn’t like babysitting. He says no one should sit on babies. My dad doesn’t eat seafood. He says there’s something fishy about it. My dad doesn’t lie in bed. He says you should always tell the truth. My dad thinks he’s funny.

My Dad Still Thinks He’s Funny

Best Suited 5-8 Years
My dad says, “I’ve told you fifty million times, don’t exaggerate.” Dad is back by popular demand with more hilarious material. And yes, My dad STILL thinks he’s funny.

My Dad Thinks He’s Super Funny

Best Suited 5-8 Years
When is a joke a Dad joke? When it’s fully groan.
When someone rolls their eyes at Dad, he just rolls them back.
My dad thinks he’s super funny.

In this follow up to the bestselling My Dad Thinks He’s Funny and My Dad Still Thinks He’s Funny, Dad is up to it again. His audience has grown by one, and family life continues to provide an endless supply of fresh and brilliant comedic material for Dad. At least he seems to think so.

Big Rain Coming

Best Suited 8-10 Years
A lyrical story about waiting for the rain to come to an isolated Aboriginal community. Tension in the community builds as the rain clouds thicken and grow dark. Everybody waits. When will the rain come?

Somebody’s House

Best Suited 3+ Years
This is a simple, engaging and vibrant story about different characters and families living on the same street.

At the bottom of town lies a long looping street. I wonder who lives here. Who will we meet?

Before You Were Born

Best Suited 1+ Years
Before you were born
and while you grew,
there was a party
just for you.

Created by talented duo Katrina Germein and Helène Magisson, this heartwarming picture book captures the excitement and anticipation of the arrival of a baby.

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