Sue Whiting

www.suewhting.com



Sue Whiting loves telling stories. She has written numerous books in a variety of genres: fiction and nonfiction, picture books through to YA, including the best-selling Missing, a mystery novel for readers 10+, and the award-winning A Swim in the Sea. Her latest book Beware the Deep Dark Forest illustrated by Annie White was recently named a CBCA 2019 Notable Book.

 A former primary school teacher with a special interest in literacy education and children’s literature, Sue is a highly experienced speaker who loves sharing her passion for story and storytelling, reading and writing with people of all ages. Join her on her adventures in story at www.suewhiting.com. 

Published Titles

Beware the Deep Dark Forest, Walker Books, 2018

2019 CBCA Notable Book – early childhood category

NSW Premier’s Challenge List K-2

Victorian Premier’s Challenge List, P-2

HIGHLY COMMENDED award to Annie White in the 2018 Illustrators Australia

Illustration Awards – Children’s Book, Single

Ellaslist – best books to buy for kids this Christmas

The Book Chook – Book gifts for the whole family

Missing, Walker Books, 2018

Shortlisted for Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards

SA Premier’s Reading Challenge, Years 6-9

NSW Premier’s Reading Challenge, Years 7-9

Victorian Premier’s Reading Challenge, Years 9-10

Platypus, Walker Books, 2017

2016 CBCA Notable Book, picture book category

NSTA 2017 Outstanding Trade Science Book (US)

Shortlisted 2016 Wilderness Society, Environment Award For Children’s Literature

Selected for the CCBC Choices 2017, the best-of-the-year list of the Cooperative Children’s Book Centre (US)

Selected for the 2017 Bank Street College of Education Best Children’s Books of the Year (Five to Nine category) (US)

NSW Premier’s Reading Challenge, 3-4

SA Premier’s Reading Challenge, R-2

Qld Premier’s Reading Challenge, Years 1-3

ALSC Notable Children’s Books nominee (US)

Top Five Science Books of 2015 Dr George Aranda (ABC online)

A Swim in the Sea, Walker Books, 2015

Winner, Speech Pathology Australia, Book of the Year

NSW Premier’s Reading Challenge, Years K-2

Victorian Premier’s Reading Challenge, Years EC-2

SA Premier’s Reading Challenge, Years R-2

Portraits of Celina, Walker Books, 2013

NSW Premier’s Reading List, Years 7-9

You Wish Jellyfish! Scholastic, 2010

Get a Grip, Cooper Jones, Walker Books, 2010

2011 CBCA Notable Book, Younger Readers.

NSW Premier’s Reading Challenge list, Years 5-6 and Years 7-8

Victorian Premier’s Reading Challenge List, Years 5-6 and Years 7-8

Freaky, Walker Books, 2009

NSW Premier’s Reading Challenge, Years 5-6

SA Premier’s Reading Challenge, Years 6-9

Victorian Premier’s Reading Challenge, Years 3-4

The Firefighters, Walker Books, 2010

Shortlisted for Speech Pathology Australia, Book of the Year Awards

NSW Premier’s Reading Challenge, Years K-2

Victorian Premier’s Reading Challenge, Years EC-2

SA Premier’s Reading Challenge, Years R-2