Matt Stanton

Andrew Daddo


Matt Stanton is a bestselling children’s author and illustrator, with half a million books in print. He launched his much-anticipated middle-grade series, Funny Kid, around the world in 2017. Funny Kid for President, debuted as the #1 Australian kids’ book and is fast winning legions of fans internationally.

Matt also creates two bestselling picture book series: the read-out-loud phenomenon Books That Drive Kids Crazy series which he creates with his wife Beck Stanton, including ABIA shortlisted and CBCA Notable Book, This Is A Ball and the Fart Monster series with Tim Miller including There is a Monster Under My Bed Who Farts and Dinosaur Dump.

Matt is an in-demand speaker and highly-regarded children’s presenter, speaking to tens of thousands of students in 2017 as part of the Sydney Writer’s Festival School Program with Lauren Child and his own Stretch Your Imagination School Tour (Stages1-3) which you can book through Lateral Learning. He also speaks and travels with the Australian Publishers Association, Australian Booksellers Association, Australian Reading Hour, Somerset Celebration of Literature, Telling Tales Tour and StoryArts Festival.

He lives in Sydney with his wife, bestselling picture book creator Beck Stanton, and their two young children.

You can visit Matt’s website here.