Stephen Michael King

Stephen Michael King has illustrated more than fifty books. He's been nominated for, and won sometimes, a whole bunch of awards. His books have been drawn in, chewed and thoroughly enjoyed throughout the world. Books he has both written and illustrated include Milli, Jack and the Dancing Cat, Emily Loves to Bounce, Mutt Dog, You and Leaf. Several of his books have been shortlisted by the CBCA, and they frequently appear in children's choice awards.

Books by Stephen Michael King

Pea Pod Lullaby

Published: September 2017

A glorious, heartfelt story about finding a safe place to call home, from award-winning book creators Glenda Millard and Stephen Michael King.

The Duck and the Darklings

Published: May 2017

Peterboy wants to find something special for his grandfather, but he finds a fallen duck in need of care. This is an extraordinary and totally enchanting story of friendship, hope and joy from two very talented, award-winning picture-book makers.

The Complete Adventures of Figaro and Rumba

Published: January 2017

From the creator of Tashi - meet the irrepressible dog Figaro and his cat-friend Rumba, who find themselves in big adventures that are fabulous fun for chapter book readers. With pictures in full-colour by award- winning illustrator Stephen Michael King.

Fizz and the Show Dog Jewel Thief: Fizz 3

Published: July 2016

In Book Three of this hilarious and action-packed series for newly confident readers, Fizz becomes an undercover police dog and his first case is to catch the Show Dog Jewel Thief.

Fizz and the Handbag Dognapper: Fizz 4

Published: July 2016

In Book Four of this hilarious and action-packed series for newly confident readers, can Fizz find a way to save himself and his sister from the clutches of the Handbag Kidnapper in his most dangerous case yet?

Fizz and the Dog Academy Rescue: Fizz 2

Published: June 2016

In Book Two of this hilarious and action-packed series for newly confident readers, Fizz goes to the Police Dog Academy for skills training, but once there he has a mystery to solve: who is sabotaging the trainee dogs so that they have to be sent home?

Fizz and the Police Dog Tryouts: Fizz 1

Published: June 2016

In Book One of this hilarious and action-packed series for newly confident readers, Fizz is determined to go to the Police Dog Tryouts and prove that he can do the job. But he is the smallest, whitest, fluffiest dog in the long queue.

The Duck and the Darklings

Published: April 2014

Peterboy wants to find something special for his grandfather, but he finds a fallen duck in need of care. This is an extraordinary and totally enchanting story of friendship, hope and joy from two very talented, award-winning picture-book makers.

Figaro and Rumba and the Crocodile Cafe

Published: January 2014

In this young chapter book by much-loved and acclaimed creators Anna Fienberg and Stephen Michael King, the irrepressible Figaro and his cat-friend Rumba get caught up in cat-napping adventure when they ride the Very Fast Train.

Figaro and Rumba and the Cool Cats

Published: October 2013

Another exciting adventure starring the irrepressible Figaro and his cat-friend Rumba, and the Cool Cats from the cafe - an entertaining picture book in five chapters by Anna Fienberg and Stephen Michael King.

Bella's Bad Hair Day

Published: September 2013

An unexpected and hilarious story from a celebrated picture-book creator, Bella's Bad Hair Day will delight children and anyone who loves a whimsical, outlandish story.

Figaro and Rumba and the Crocodile Cafe

Published: October 2012

A picture book in six chapters by much-loved and acclaimed picture-book creators Anna Fienberg and Stephen Michael King. The irrepressible Figaro and his cat-friend Rumba get caught up in cat-napping adventure when they ride the Very Fast Train.

Milli Jack and the Dancing Cat

Published: June 2005

Paperback edition of a CBC Honour picture book - full of joyful colour and energy - about a timid girl who finds the courage to live life on her own terms, with the help of a travelling minstrel and his dancing cat.

Milli, Jack and the Dancing Cat

Published: July 2003

Paperback edition of a CBC shortlisted picture book - full of joyful colour and energy - about a timid girl who finds the courage to live life on her own terms, with the help of a travelling minstrel and his dancing cat.

How Big Business Performs

Published: November 1999

An analysis of what makes large Australian firms tick, drawing on the unique data of Phil Ruthven's IBIS Information.

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