Pandamonia  …out now

Written by Chris Owen and illustrated by Chris Nixon, Pandamonia achieved ‘Notable’ status in the Picture Book category of the 2017 CBCA Book of the Year Awards. It was also shortlisted in the Picture Book category of the Western Australian Young Readers Book Award 2017.

Pandamonia featured on stage at the Perth Writers Festival 2017 and a reading of the book by British TV presenter and wildlife advocate, Steve Backshall, also became available on Storybox Library.

Pandamonia is published by Fremantle Press and available through Penguin Books Australia/New Zealand.  The North American edition is published by Kane Miller/EDC and is also available through Usborne Books and More.

A simplified Chinese edition will be available soon…

Teaching Notes
Sample Chapter

‘The rhymes and repetition demand to be read aloud. Chris Nixon’s bright and colourful illustrations are equally impressive. Pandamonia is highly recommended for all ages (including adults).’ Books and Publishing


My Superhero (Fremantle Press, 2013)

My Superhero is written by Chris Owen and illustrated by Moira Court. In 2014 it was promoted to the International Youth Library White Raven list and also shortlisted for the Western Australian Premier’s Book Award, in the Children’s Books category.

A simplified Chinese edition will be available soon…

My Superhero
Teaching Notes
Sample chapter

Superheroes have lots of super attributes – amazing strength, incredible speed, sensational costumes. But this charming book is a celebration of super skills of a quite different kind – the kind that are much closer to home.

‘… it’s visually striking with bold, colourful endearing illustrations; the rhymed text is perfect for reading aloud.’ Magpies

‘Court’s dynamic illustrations and the fold-out pages are guaranteed to engage youngsters. Verdict: Super.’ Herald Sun