Portrait of Bob Graham

Bob Graham

Bob Graham has written and illustrated many children’s picture books.

He was born in Sydney, and studied at the Julian Ashton Art School. His books are well known for their simplicity and humour, told from children’s perspectives, including Oscar’s Half Birthday, Buffy, (Smarties Book prize silver award winner) and Let’s Get a Pup (shortlisted for the 2002 Kate Greenaway medal; winner Boston Globe-Horn book award). He won the 2000 Smarties Gold medal for Max, the 2003 Kate Greenaway medal for Jethro Byrde, and the Australian Children’s Book of the Year Award four times. Other titles include Queenie the Bantam, (highly commended for the Kate Greenaway medal), Dimity Dumpty and Brand New Baby.

His current book How to Heal a Broken Wing, has won the Charlotte Zolotow award, shortlisted for the NSW Premier’s Literary Award, and shortlisted for the 2009 Kate Greenaway medal.