Katrina Germein


Published worldwide, Katrina Germein is a best-selling author of over twenty picture books. 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. Many of Katrina’s stories, including Thunderstorm Dancing, have been recognised as CBCA Notable Books and featured on television programs such as Play School. In 2019 Katrina received a Speech Pathology Book of the Year Award for Let’s Go Strolling. Recent heart-warming publications include Before You Were Born and Bev and Kev. In 2022 Katrina will release her first non-fiction picture book.

Katrina is an experienced presenter, regularly delivering author talks and workshops in schools and at festivals. She continues to work part-time as an early childhood teacher because she loves teaching almost as much as she loves writing. When she’s not working, 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.

Future Titles

One Little Duck, HarperCollins, 2023

Published Books

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

Bev and Kev, Little Book Press, 2022

Illustrated by Mandy Foot

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

Before You were Born, HarperCollins, 2021

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