Cristy Burne

Children’s books for adventure-loving kids

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Cristy Burne is an Australian science writer and internationally published author.

Cristy writes books about adventure-loving kids with themes of friendship, family, nature, science and technology. Her books often feature Australia’s unique landscape.

Cristy has worked as a science communicator for nearly 20 years and in six countries. Cristy has been a science circus performer, garbage analyst and atom-smashing reporter at CERN, but her all-time favourite job is working with kids to embrace the intersection between science, technology and creativity.

Cristy is the author of seven children’s books. Her most recent titles are ZEROES AND ONES (Notable Book, CBCA 2019; Shortlisted Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year 2019), OFF THE TRACK and TO THE LIGHTHOUSE (Shortlisted WAYRBA 2019).

Cristy has degrees in biotechnology and science communication and is a past editor of Scientriffic, CERN’s iSGTW, and Scitech’s Particle.

Cristy is based in Perth, teaches at Curtin University, and is always working on her next book.

She loves to mix creative thinking with STEM* and STEAM** to engage and inspire young people. Cristy loves being outdoors and having adventures, and she’s keen to share her passion for science, innovation, creativity and bravery with kids everywhere.

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If you have any questions or would just like to say hi, Cristy would love to hear from you.

You can pick up some activity ideas for the classroom, discover tips on creative writing, check out Cristy’s bio or hire her for a presentation, residency, STEAM workshop or to do some writing. Thanks for hanging out!

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You can read Cristy’s work in Scitech’s Particle, CSIRO’s kids science magazine Double Helix, in her books, in the Australian Museum’s TYRANNOSAURS exhibition, on medical websites, software manuals, cloud computing brochures and more…

Check out Cristy’s literary CV here.


Give a kid a book for their next birthday. It won’t break, it’s not plastic, and it will open their mind to new worlds and new ideas. Read more about Cristy’s books here.


Much love to all you lovely book reviewers…
THANK YOU for taking the time to review Cristy’s books and help spread the word!

Activity ideas

Check out these great classroom ideas for teaching literature, developed with teachers in mind, and based on Cristy’s books.


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* STEM = Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths

** STEAM = Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths