Nicki Greenberg

Nicki Greenberg is a writer and illustrator based in Melbourne, Australia. Her first books, The Digits series, were published when she was fifteen years old, and sold more than 380,000 copies in Australia and New Zealand. She later spent ten years disguised as a lawyer, while maintaining a not-so-secret Other Life as a comics artist and children's book author.

In 2008 Nicki’s innovative graphic adaptation of The Great Gatsby was selected as a White Raven at the Bologna Book Fair. She then went on to tackle Hamlet in a lavish 425-page ‘staging on the page’. Hamlet was joint winner of the 2011 Children’s Book Council of Australia Picture Book of the Year award.

Inspired by her own young children, Nicki now dedicates most of her ink to books for younger readers. Her recent picture books include Meerkat Choir, Teddy Took the Train, My Dog Dash and the popular The Naughtiest Reindeer series. In 2017 Nicki plunged back into junior/middle grade fiction with The Cursed First Term of Zelda Stitch. Zelda will return in a sequel in 2019.

Nicki is a frequent presenter at schools, festivals and conferences, where her speaking style is described as passionate, engaging and full of energy.

Books by Nicki Greenberg

Miss Kraken

Published: September 2019

A bold and funny picture book featuring a highly unusual primary school teacher and her class of badly behaved students, from acclaimed author/illustrator Nicki Greenberg.

Zelda Stitch Term Two: Too Much Witch

Published: February 2019

Zelda Stitch is back in the classroom and ready to start Term Two. Will teaching be easier now everyone knows she's a witch? Or will there be more mischief than one witch can manage?

Morris the Mole

Published: August 2018

Introducing Morris the mole! He's furry, he's funny, he's enthusiastic about all his activities, and he really, REALLY loves to dig. And his single-minded dedication to the task causes all kinds of mischief - and mayhem.

Meerkat Choir

Published: August 2018

The meerkat choirmaster will only allow meerkats in his choir. But singing is fun and all the other animals want to join in too. A wonderfully funny picture book about the folly of excluding others from your group.

The Cursed First Term of Zelda Stitch. Bad Teacher. Worse Witch.

Published: August 2017

Imagine if you read your teacher's diary... and discovered she was a witch! With courage, imagination and a certain amount of recklessness, Zelda Stitch begins her first year of teaching primary school - as an incompetent (incognito) witch.

The Naughtiest Reindeer Goes South

Published: September 2016

Ruby the excitable reindeer is determined to have another calamitous Christmas! This time at the South Pole - with penguins and seals and sharks and whales all joining in the adventure.

My Dog Dash

Published: April 2016

The hilarious adventures of Dash - a highly unusual pet who gets up to all kinds of mischief.

The Naughtiest Reindeer at the Zoo

Published: September 2015

Once again, the delightfully cheeky Ruby the reindeer is causing all kinds of chaos on Christmas Eve.

Teddy Took the Train

Published: April 2015

An immensely enjoyable lost-and-found picture book featuring a beloved and very adventurous Teddy Bear.

The Naughtiest Reindeer

Published: September 2013

A gorgeous, funny Christmas picture book from an acclaimed CBCA award-winning creator.

Monkey Red Monkey Blue

Published: December 2010

Alive with colour and movement, Monkey Red Monkey Blue is a celebration of food, fun and making a mess - a perfect picture book to share with very young children.

Great Gatsby

Published: March 2009

A brilliant, innovative, reverently faithful graphic novel adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's jazz-age classic.

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