Trace Balla

Trace Balla is often found sketching in nature, riding her bike with her son, dancing, and growing vegies in her garden in central Victoria. She works as an illustrator, community artist, art therapist, animator, and writer of songs and stories.


Books by Trace Balla

Landing with Wings

Published: March 2020

A young girl's nature diary is a joyful journey of discovery. From the multi-award-winning creator of Rivertime and Rockhopping comes another celebration of the world around us.

The Thank You Dish

Published: January 2020

A story about gratitude and the fun of eating locally from the multi-award-winning creator of Rivertime and Rockhopping.


Published: March 2016

The story of an eventful hike in Gariwerd (the Grampians), from the creator of the multi-award-winning Rivertime.


Published: May 2015

A moving picture book to share with young children, and a catalyst for discussing big questions.


Published: March 2014

A gentle and beautiful book about slowing down and growing up, set on Australia's Glenelg River and featuring a ten-year-old boy and his uncle.

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