Mike Lucas has written and published several books of nonsense poetry, has had some work highly commended in magazines and contributed to Tadpoles in the Torrens, dedicated to Max Fatchen. He also had a poem selected by US Poet Laureate, Kenn Nesbitt, which appeared in One Minute Till Bedtime, published by Little Brown in the US and Australia in 2016. His first picture book, Olivia‚Äôs Voice was a CBCA Notable and in 2018 Vanishing was published. Bad Herbert, published by Larrikin House, is his latest title. 

He owns and runs a bookshop in Blackwood, South Australia. Each year he writes a poem with the CBCA Book Week theme as a title. In 2017 he was one of the main organisers of the Adelaide Festival of Children's Books.

Coming Soon

Let's build a house, Hachette, 2021

Published Titles

Bad Herbert, Larrikin House, 2020

Vanishing, 2018, MidnightSun Publishing

Olivia's Voice, MidnightSun Publishing, 2017

CBCA Notable 2018

Published Titles


A Load of New Nonsense, 2008

Things and Other Stuff, 2013

Big Silly and Little Sensible, 2016