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Dimity Powell
Prep- Grade 6
Queensland

Award winning children’s author, Dimity Powell writes and reviews exclusively for children with over 30 published stories and digital narratives and is the Managing Editor for Kids’ Book Review. She believes picture books are life essentials, like ice cream; to be enjoyed at least once a day. Her own include: Pippa and The Troublesome Twins (2023), This is My Dad (2022), Oswald Messweather (2021), Pippa (2019), the SCBWI Crystal Kite award-winning At the End of Holyrood Lane (2018) and the critically acclaimed, The Fix-It Man (2017), with more on the way! Several of her titles have been published in simplified Chinese, Polish, Spanish and Slovenian.

Dimity’s experience in creating children’s content for a variety of multi-media story telling platforms (and its relationship to core curricula) ensures that she can adapt and tailor workshops and presentations to suit tech savvy Gen Z and Alpha youngsters helping them to flex their writing muscles and unleash their imaginations either in-person or virtually.

She is known for her powerful and emotive writing style, tackling sensitive subject matter hitherto deemed too tough for young children to handle but which she believes becomes easier for them to assimilate the more authentically and openly they are told. This and the significance of the art of storytelling lie at the heart of all of her presentations. Dimity is a Books in Homes Australia Volunteer Role Model,  Hook Into Books Ambassador, Story City Community Mentor and G.A.T.EWAYS online and onsite presenter who can’t surf despite living on the Gold Coast, Australia.

Books by Dimity Powell

Pippa and the Troublesome Twins

Best Suited 4-7 Years
Pippa loves her new twin baby brothers, Pepi and Penn. But their constant mess and cries for attention are driving her batty! She yearns to take off on her own but she has to babysit instead.

How can she be a good big sister and still have fun? Join our favourite feisty pigeon on her latest feather-raising adventure – big-sisterhood.

This is My Dad; The perfect dad isn’t always a father

Best Suited 4+ Years
Leo has never known a father figure, but that won’t stop him from telling his class about someone cool, courageous and clever on Tell Us About Your Dad Day – someone who might not be his dad, but is his everything.

Oswald Messweather

Bets Suited 4 – 8 years
Mess and disorder upset Oswald. They make his legs jiggle and his palms itch; all the time. Counting his crayons helps, but it is so exhausting How can Oswald untangle the mess of worries in his head?

At the End of Holyrood Lane

Best Suited for ages 4-8 years
Flick is just like any other youngster. She loves to chase butterflies and jump in autumn leaves. But life at the end of Holyrood Lane is often violent and unpredictable due to the constant storms that plague her home.

The Fix-It Man

Best Suited for ages 6-8 years
A young girl believes her father can fix anything, but following the death of her mother, she discovers that broken hearts are not as easy to repair as torn toys or cracked teapots.

Pippa

Best suited 3-7 Years
Pippa is a little pigeon with big blue-sky ambitions: to fly solo and explore the world beyond her nest. Her parents are less than thrilled with their risk-taking feathered fledging and smother her with well-meant yet suffocating warnings until one day she ignores them all, and takes the leap into the unknown…alone.

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