Peter Carnavas writes and illustrates books for children and the grown-ups in the their lives.
His first book, Jessica’s Box, was shortlisted in the Queensland Premier’s Literary Award and the CBCA Crichton Award for Emerging Illustrators. He has since created many books, including Last Tree in the City, The Children Who Loved Books and The Boy on the Page. His picture book, Blue Whale Blues, about a whale with bike trouble, won the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators 2016 Crystal Kite Award (Australia region).
Peter has worked with author Pat Flynn on My Totally Awesome Story, and illustrated Damon Young’s series of picture books that celebrate family diversity, including the ABIA winning My Sister is a Superhero.
Peter is a popular presenter in schools and festivals, and has also presented to children in Europe and Asia. His work has been translated into many languages, including Italian, Portuguese, Korean and Dutch.
Peter lives in the Sunshine Coast hinterland with his wife, two daughters, a dog called Florence and a cat named Harry. He’s still getting used to the cat.