Hi! I’m Cristy Burne.
Thanks for popping in.
I hope you stay for a while.
I’m passionate about using creative thinking to engage kids with STEM* and STEAM**. I love being outdoors and having adventures, and I’m keen to share my passion for science with anyone who will listen 🙂
I have degrees in biotechnology and science communication. I’m a past editor of CSIRO’s Scientriffic magazine for kids, Fermilab and CERN’s iSGTW, and Scitech’s Particle. I’ve also helped create museum exhibitions, written feature articles for countless magazines and newspapers, and toured with the Shell Questacon Science Circus.
I’m based in Perth, teach at Curtin University, am the Assistant Regional Advisor for the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators for Australia West, and I’m always working on my next book.
Take a poke around
If you have any questions or would just like to say hi, I’d love to hear from you.
You can pick up some activity ideas for the classroom, discover tips on creative writing, check out my bio or hire me for a presentation, residency, STEAM workshop or to do some writing. Thanks for hanging out!
Read my words
You can read my work in Scitech’s Particle, CSIRO’s kids science magazine Double Helix, in my books, in the Australian Museum’s TYRANNOSAURS exhibition, on medical websites, software manuals, cloud computing brochures and more…
Buy my books
Seriously. It would make my day 🙂 Read more about my books here.
Review my books
Preety pleeease. Seriously 🙂 Much love to all you lovely book reviewers…I wouldn’t be here without you! THANK YOU for taking the time to help spread the word!
Activity ideas for home and school
Check out these great classroom ideas for teaching literature, developed with teachers in mind, and based on my books.
* STEM = Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths
** STEAM = Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths