Cristy Burne – AUTHOR

"A rollicking ride for both the main characters and the reader… I was captured from the beginning to the end." ReadPlus


Books that invite you to the party

I write books for boys and girls about friendship, adventure, nature, family, science, technology and Australia’s incredible natural landscape. My books make you part of something bigger.

I write chapter books for kids aged six and up. I also write middle grade books for kids aged eight to kids aged twelve and up. I also write nonfiction science for kids aged ten and up. And a science biography about Fiona Wood for 10-year-olds and up. Phew! Basically, I just love to write fast, funny, exciting books!

My children’s books — published in Australia and overseas — include:

– Co-authored with Denis Knight

– Out February 2021

– Book 1 in the Aussie STEM Stars series
– SHORTLISTED 2021 Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards
– SHORTLISTED 2020 Australian Book Design Awards

– SHORTLISTED 2019 The Wilderness Society Environmental Award for Children’s Literature

– NOTABLE BOOK 2019 Children’s Book Council of Australia
– SHORTLISTED 2019 Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards

– SHORTLISTED 2019 West Australian Young Readers Book Award

– SHORTLISTED 2018 Australian Book Design Awards

– WINNER 2009 Frances Lincoln Diverse Voices Children’s Book Award

Book recommendations for you

The true story of Australian of the Year Professor Fiona Wood: A biography for kids ages 10+. This is engaging narrative non-fiction for kids.

Cam and Sophie’s rescue attempt goes horribly wrong… Action and adventure in the Queensland rainforest. This chapter book is great to read aloud or for kids who are newly independent readers. Kids up to 12 also read this and love it.


A daring adventure on Perth’s Rottnest Island. This is a book about friendship. It’s a great book to read aloud or for kids who are newly independent readers. Kids up to 12 also read this and love it.

3D Off The Track

You’re hiking… What would you do if your parents never caught up? This is a chapter book that is great to read aloud, or for kids who are newly independent readers. Kids up to 12 also read this and love it.

3D Zeroes-and-Ones

Weird facts and engaging anecdotes to chronicle the genesis of life-changing gadgets. This is a non-fiction book about the history of computers. It’s a great book for kids who love facts. It’s also pretty funny (I think :-))

3D Alice and Bob

Graphic novel meets picture book in this innovative adventure. Great for all ages.

3Dcover Book 1 Hashimoto Monsters

Takeshita Demons, rejacketed. This is a middle grade trilogy for readers aged 8 and up. A spooky series for kids.

Takeshita Demons 3d

Adventure trilogy inspired by Japanese mythology and my years living in Japan. A series of spooky middle grade adventures.

17 thoughts on “Books

  1. I am so intrigue about your books. The covers look fantastic! I will be hunting these babies!

    PS: Yes, I am afraid of ghosts and evil spirits…but I chose to read on I am now one of your followers 🙂

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  2. Will there be a takeshita demons 5

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    • Hi Seth,
      Thanks so much for getting in touch!
      I’m sorry to say, there probably won’t be a Takeshita 5…I’ve had heaps of fun writing Takeshita Demons and I’m working on a new series right now… Watch this space… 🙂

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  3. i think when i visited you in the libary it was funny and interesting :] 😀

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  4. this story sounds interesting :]

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  5. Hi Cristy i forgot to tell you that i am one of the libary people from applecross primary i read one of your books an it was great i read the filth licker takeshita demons very very very good

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    • Hey Ella! That’s terrific! Great to hear from you, and I’m so glad you liked my book! I had a great time talking to Applecross…I hope you’re writing some spooky monster stories? 🙂 Cristy


  6. I love your books Cristy keep up the good writing it is great!!!!

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  7. lol :(:(:(:):):):):P:):P:P:P:>P:P

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