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Sue Whiting

Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia

My latest book, Taming Butterflies, is a hard cover picture book for children aged 4+. It is an empowering tale about dealing with anxiety, beautifully illustrated by award-winning illustrator Mini Goss.

Battle of the Rats, is for children aged 9+. It is my first novel for Koala Books ( It’s a story about loyalty and betrayal, courage and friendship – and I’m very, very proud of it.

I live with my husband and two children in a small coastal village, south of Sydney. Home life centres on the beach, surfing (my husband and kids – not me) and enjoying the great outdoors. Professionally, I divide my time between primary school teaching, writing stories for young people and working as a children’s book editor for Banana Books ( ). My first book, Mistie’s Magic, was published in 2000. I now have over fifty books published, for the education, trade and novelty markets. A number of my novelty titles have been very successful in the USA, with Flying High, The Great Race, Bugs at Play and My Place all attaining number one position on BookScan USA.

Please visit my new website:

Interests: Reading, hanging out at the beach, walking, having cappuccinos with friends,enjoying my family

Published writer: Yes

Freelance: Yes


Published works:


  • Living in the Outback
  • Children's Literature

  • Eyes in the Paddock
  • Dancing Dudley
  • That's My Boy
  • Battle of the Rats
  • Vamps Rule
  • Stop That Dog
  • Pigs Love Mud
  • Uncle Alien
  • Quacker
  • Too Good to Waste
  • The Big Black Blob
  • Please go to Sleep
  • The Grizzlegrots
  • I'm Not Jess
  • Taming Butterflies