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Kyle Mewburn

Kyle_Mewburn_new_1.JPGKyle Mewburn is one of New Zealand's most eclectic and prolific writers. His 50+ titles have been published in 27 countries and won numerous awards including New Zealand Children's Book of the Year. His work ranges from multi-layered picture books (Old Hu-hu, Kiss!Kiss! Yuck!Yuck! and Hill & Hole) to gross, laugh-out-loud junior fiction (Dragon Knight and Dinosaur Rescue series).
 
He was the Children's Writer in Residence at Otago University in 2011 and is currently President of the New Zealand Society of Authors.
 
Originally from Brisbane, Kyle lives with his wife, Marion, a well-known potter, in a self-built house with a grass roof in Millers Flat. When he's not writing, Kyle is either in his garden singing to his vegies, in the creek swimming or off exploring the strange land he's discovered at the back of his wardrobe... (though that last bit may not be completely true).
Selected bibliography:
  • The Hoppleplop illustrated by Deborah Hinde (Scholastic 2004).
  • The Bear in the Room Next Door illustrated by Deborah Hinde (Scholastic NZ 2006).
  • Kiss! Kiss! Yuck! Yuck! illustrated by Ali Teo and John O'Reilly (Scholastic NZ 2006).
  • No Room for a Mouse illustrated by Freya Blackwood (Scholastic Australia 2007).
  • Muddletopia illustrated by Dave Gunson [Kiwi Bites] (Penguin 2007).
  • Duck's Stuck illustrated by Ali Teo and John O'Reilly (Scholastic NZ 2008).
  • Ant's Pants illustrated by Dave Gunson (Scholastic NZ 2008).
  • Funny Little Dog illustrated by Heath McKenzie [Pop Hooper's Perfect Pets] (Little Hare 2009).
  • Scruffy Old Cat illustrated by Heath McKenzie [Pop Hooper's Perfect Pets] (Little Hare 2009).
  • Old Hu-hu illustrated by Rachel Driscoll [te reo edition Hū-Hū Koroheke translated by Kāterina Mataira] (Scholastic NZ 2009).
  • The Eleventh Sheep illustrated by Claire Richards (Scholastic Australia 2008).
  • Slowcoach Turtle illustrated by Heath McKenzie [Pop Hooper's Perfect Pets] (Little Hare 2010).
  • A Crack in the Sky illustrated by Sarah Nelisiwe Anderson (Scholastic 2010).
  • Hill & Hole illustrated by Vasanti Unka (Penguin 2010).
  • Daisy's Maze illustrated by Michaela Sangl (Scholastic 2010).
  • Hester & Lester illustrated by Harriet Bailey (Random House 2011).
  • Dinosaur Rescue: T-Wreck-asaurus illustrated by Donovan Bixley (Scholastic 2011).
  • Dinosaur Rescue: Stego-snottysaurus illustrated by Donovan Bixley (Scholastic 2011).
  • Dinosaur Rescue: Veloitchy-raptor illustrated by Donovan Bixley (Scholastic 2011).
  • Dinosaur Rescue: Diplo-dizzydocus illustrated by Donovan Bixley (Scholastic 2011).
  • Moon Cow illustrated by Deirdre Copeland (Puffin 2011).
  • The Grumble Bee illustrated by Ingrid Berzins (Scholastic 2011).
  • Do Not Push illustrated by Sarah Nelisiwe Anderson (Scholastic 2011).
  • Three Cheers for No-Ears! illustrated by Deborah Hinde (Scholastic 2011). Te reo retelling by Kāterina Mataira, He Mihi Nui mo Taringa-Kore!
  • Bog Frog Hop illustrated by Rebecca Cool (Little Hare 2012).
  • Melu illustrated by Ali Teo and John O'Reilly (Scholastic 2012).
  • Seesaw Po illustrated by Katz Cowley (Scholastic 2012).
  • Dinosaur Rescue: Spino-rottysaurus illustrated by Donovan Bixley (Scholastic 2012)
  • Blue Gnu illustrated by Daron Parton (Scholastic NZ 2012)
  • Dako-snappysaurus illustrated by Donovan Bixley (Scholastic NZ 2013)
  • Scuto-stickysaurus illustrated by Donovan Bixley (Scholastic NZ 2013)
  • Salto-Scerdypus illustrated by Donovan Bixley (Scholastic NZ 2013)
  • Tumble Ted illustrated by Mat Russell (Scholastic NZ 2013)
  • Chick's sick! illustrated by Ali Teo and John O'Reilly (Scholastic NZ 2013)
  • Luther and the cloud-makers illustrated by Sarah Nelisiwe Anderson (Scholastic NZ 2013)
  • A perfect chirpy Christmas illustrated by Patrick McDonald (Random House 2013) Gavin Bishop Award winner
  • Dragon Knight - Fire! illustrated by Donovan Bixley (Scholastic NZ 2015)
  • Dragon Knight - Rats! illustrated by Donovan Bixley (Scholastic NZ 2015)
  • Dragon Knight - Witch! illustrated by Donovan Bixley (Scholastic NZ 2015)
  • Dragon Knight - Dragons! illustrated by Donovan Bixley (Scholastic NZ 2015)
  • The House on the Hill illustrated by Sarah Davis (Scholastic NZ 2016)
Awards:
  • Storylines Joy Cowley Award 2005.
  • New Zealand Post Children’s Book Awards 2007 Picture Book Winner for Kiss! Kiss! Yuck! Yuck!
  • New Zealand Post Children’s Book Awards 2007 Children’s Choice Winner for Kiss! Kiss! Yuck! Yuck!
  • Storylines Notable Book Awards 2007 Picture Books List for Kiss! Kiss! Yuck! Yuck!
  • Storylines Notable Book Awards 2008 Picture Books List for No Room for a Mouse.
  • New Zealand Post Children’s Book Awards 2009 Picture Book Shortlist for Duck’s Stuck!
  • New Zealand Post Children's Book Awards 2010 Picture Book Finalist for Old Hu-Hu.
  • New Zealand Post Children's Book Awards 2010 Book of the Year for Old Hu-Hu.
  • University of Otago College of Education Creative New Zealand Children’s Writer in Residence 2010.
  • Storylines Notable Book Awards 2011 Picture Books List for Hill & Hole.
  • Storylines Notable Book Awards 2012 Picture Books List for Hester & Lester.
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