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Katrina McKelvey
Primary School

Katrina McKelvey is a children’s author and former primary school teacher. She’s currently working on her first chapter book series while developing new picture books. She’s highly involved in the CBCA, literary conferences and festivals, and loves visiting schools. No Baths Week and Up To Something are Katrina’s recent publications, after her debut picture book, Dandelions. More books are coming in 2020. She loves chocolate, but doesn’t like chocolate cake. She’s left-handed but plays sport right-handed. She loves tea, but dislikes coffee. Katrina now owns a naughty puppy!


Books by Katrina McKelvey

No Baths Week

Best Suited 4-8 years
Ben and his dog, Bandit know how to avoid having baths for a whole week – or do they? A fun story full of chaos, mess, noise and adventure as Ben and his beloved pet, Bandit avoid having baths for an entire week.


Best Suited 4-8 Years
This gorgeous picture book is the story of a little girl who one day notices her father mowing the lawn — in the process destroying her favourite flowers: the dandelions. She rushes out to stop him, but she’s too late, they’re all gone. There’s nothing for it: she’s just going to have to sit outside and wait until they grow back! But fortunately, Dad has another idea.

Up to Something

Best Suited 4-8 Years
Up to Something beautifully explores the father–son relationship, and how they can bond while doing things together that they both love, as well as touching on the power of imagination and creativity, and the satisfaction to be gained from recycling and making things ourselves.

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