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Christopher Cheng
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Christopher Cheng

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Christopher Cheng dwells in an inner-city Sydney terrace and writes fiction and non-fiction for children full time. He is Co-Chair of the International Advisory Board for the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI). He has a Master of Arts in Children’s Literature and has been a Literacy Ambassador for the Federal Government’s Literacy and Numeracy Week initiative.

His picture book One Tree, illustrated by Bruce Whatley, was shortlisted in the 2020 NSW Premier's Literary Awards, and is a CBCA Notable Book. One Child, illustrated by Steven Woolman, won the Wilderness Society Environment Award for Picture Books (Australia) and the Skipping Stones Honour Book (USA). Christopher also worked with Sarah Davis on the critically acclaimed picture book Sounds Spooky which won an Aurealis Award in the picture book category and is a CBCA Notable Book.

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One Tree Trailer

One Tree a children's book by Christopher Cheng One Tree; illustrator Bruce Whatley, a Penguin book A touching and uplifting story about love, change and the importance of the natural environment in all our lives. https://chrischeng.com/one-tree.html SHORTLISTED for the 2020 NSW Premier’s Literary Awards https://www.sl.nsw.gov.au/awards/patricia-wrightson-prize-childrens-literature/2020-shortlisted-one-tree-christopher-cheng-and

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Puffin Celebrates 80 Years | Author Q&A Part 5

https://www.penguin.com.au/books/lists/puffins-80th-picks To commemorate our 80th anniversary, we asked some of our favourite people -- our Puffin authors and illustrators -- a bunch of weird and wacky questions! Hear what Adrian Beck, Briony Stewart, Christopher Cheng, Hayley Lawrence, Jamila Rizvi, Lisa Nicol and Tristan Bancks had to say.

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Bear and Rat by Christopher Cheng and Stephen Michael King | Meet the Creators

Buy now: https://www.penguin.com.au/books/bear-and-rat-9781760896287 A powerful and uplifting story about loving friendship, even through the hardest of times. Bear and Rat are the best of friends who do everything together, but Rat wonders if Bear will always be there to hold her hand, no matter what happens. #BearandRat #ChristopherCheng #StephenMichaelKing

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Bear and Rat by Christopher Cheng and Stephen Michael King | Read aloud by Christopher Cheng

Buy now: https://www.penguin.com.au/books/bear-and-rat-9781760896287 Bear and Rat are the best of friends who do everything together, but Rat wonders if Bear will always be there to hold her hand, no matter what happens. #BearandRat #ChristopherCheng #StephenMichaelKing

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Creating new work with Bruce Whatley

Words from Bruce Whatley about his creative process working on One Tree

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Let's read a story together

Picture books read aloud by Matt Preston, Zoë Foster Blake and more!