Aaron Blabey

Andrew Daddo


Aaron Blabey is the award-winning creator of some of Australia’s best-loved children’s books, including Pearl Barley and Charlie Parsley, Sunday Chutney, The Ghost of Miss Annabel Spoon, The Dreadful Fluff and the best-selling Pig the Pug.

Aaron has been the recipient of a Children’s Book Council – Book of the Year Award, a NSW Premier’s Literary Award for Children’s Literature, a Children’s Peace Literature Award, both the KOALA and YABBA Awards for Picture Book of the Year and he’s also been the National Literacy Ambassador. In addition to these honours, his ghost story was recently recorded by one of his all-time favourite artists – Nick Cave and in May 2015 his book The Brothers Quibble was read by an estimated 500,000 children as part of the National Simultaneous Storytime.

Aaron lives in the Blue Mountains and has an enormous amount of new work due for release between 2015 and 2017 (including an illustrated junior fiction series entitled The Bad Guys) but he still visits schools on a brief tour in the middle of Term 3 each year. He regularly “road-tests” his new stories on these tours prior to their release which always makes his talks a special treat for Years K – 6 … and for the teachers too!