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Covers 05 2022 Cristy Burne

Books that make you part of something bigger

I write books about friendship, adventure, nature, family, science, technology and Australia’s incredible natural landscape. I love fast, funny, exciting books!

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

WEDNESDAY WEEKS series, co-authored with Denis Knight

– NOTABLE BOOK 2021 Children’s Book Council of Australia

– SHORTLISTED 2021 WA Premier’s Book Awards

SHORTLISTED 2022 WA Young Readers Book Awards

– 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
– SHORTLISTED 2021 West Australian Young Readers Book Award

– 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

Wednesday Weeks covers 3D

In a world of magic, can science save the day? Comedy fantasy adventure for ages 8+. Wednesday Weeks never wanted to be a sorcerer’s apprentice. She’d rather study science than magic. But when her cloak-wearing, staff-wielding grandpa is captured by a power-hungry goblin king, Wednesday must find a way to embrace her magical heritage and rescue him from the dreaded Tower of Shadows.

Fiona Wood cover 3D

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.

Beneath the Trees 3D Cover

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 independent readers.

To The Lighthouse cover 3D

A daring adventure on Perth’s Rottnest Island. This is a book about friendship, resilience and trust. It’s a great book to read aloud or for kids who are independent readers.

Off The Track cover 3D

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 independent readers.

Zeroes and Ones cover 3D

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.

Hashimoto Monsters is Takeshita Demons, rejacketed with a bonus fourth book. This is a middle grade adventure for readers aged 8 and up. A spooky series for kids available on Kindle.


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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