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Julie Murphy

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Australian children's writer

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My latest book:
cover image - My Australia
My Australia

Illustrated by Garry Fleming
, NLA Publishing, April 2, 2018

"The partnership of Murphy and Fleming works very, very well." The Book Chook

" I utterly and completely loved this book." Kids' Book Review

"A new classic" Margaret Hamilton – The Children’s Book Cottage

"Highly recommended" Read Plus

NSW Premier's Reading Challenge list K-2

Coming in August 2018:

I've got feet! and friend"I've Got Eyes!: Exceptional Eyes of the Animal World"  Illustrated by Hannah Tolson. Amicus Ink, USA

A diverse range of animals describe their
special eyes and how they are adapted for the jungle, deep ocean, desert, and even the dark. From bulging eyes to hiding eyes, handlebar eyes to double-decker eyes, young readers K-3 will learn about animal adaptations and the diversity of the animal world in this nonfiction picture book.

Reading "My Australia" at Pictures & Pages Bookshop, April 2018

Julie Murphy reading My Australia

Julie Murphy, zookeeper
I trained as a zoologist and zookeeper. Through my writing, I hope that young readers will be inspired to experience nature for themselves, and become lifelong readers and conservation stewards.

Want to know more? Interviews:

The road to publication for GILLY'S TREASURES - Jody Jensen Shaffer (2016)

My connection to the sea - June Smalls (2016)

Getting Excited about Science - Katie L. Carroll (2016)

The Ocean's Treasure - Dani Duck (2016)

12 Curly Questions - Kids' Book Review (2016)

Dani Duck interview (2015) - DD interview

Sally Murphy interview (no relation) (2008)

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