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Julie Murphy


Julie Murphy, head shot

Australian children's writer

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My latest book:

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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