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Sarah Speedie
Author | Kinder- Grade 6

Sarah is an internationally published children’s author based in Melbourne. She loves to write stories filled with humour and heart. Her debut picture book Mozzies Vs Flies was shortlisted in the Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards 2022. Her second picture book, Meowster Chef, has been translated into Spanish and Italian. She has both fiction and non-fiction picture books due for release in 2024 and 2025 with HarperCollins, CSIRO, New Frontier and Larrikin House. Sarah is a Literacy Ambassador for the education charity, Ardoch, she is an Australia Reads Ambassador and she also presents full day writing workshops in schools and online for PETAA. When she isn’t writing for children, Sarah loves sharing her passion for the magic of words in kindergartens and schools through storytelling sessions and writing workshops and is able to tailor sessions to particular curriculum requirements.

Books by Sarah Speedie


Best Suited 3+ Years
Napping on the sofa, one sunny afternoon,

I was very rudely woken by a slobbering buffoon.

‘Say hello,’ my humans said, ‘to our newest family member.’

I think I must have fainted then. I really can’t remember.

Boss Cat is so used to ruling the roost, she isn’t impressed when her family bring home an adorable new puppy.

A canine intruder who needs to be shown who’s boss.

From talented duo, Sarah Speedie and Tom Jellett, comes a very funny picture book about life’s annoying challenges – as seen through the eyes of one exceptionally grumpy cat.

COMING SOON! Wild About Book Week

Best Suited 3+ Years
One more sleep! I’m so excited! Book Week’s here at last! 

What will I wear for dress-up day? I need a costume fast.

With so many wonderful books to choose from, deciding on the perfect Book Week costume can be quite a challenge. A cheerful celebration of books, creativity and family.

Meowster Chef

Best Suited 3-8 Years
Tonight is the night. The show of the year. The crowds hurry in, ready to cheer! Just one of these cats will win the chef’s crown, and the keys to a sparkly new restaurant in town. With a splash of hijinks and a dash of drama, will any of these contestants make it to the end and be crowned Meowster Chef? Or will their big ideas go up in flames?

Mozzies Vs Flies

Best Suited 3+ Years
In a small Aussie town in the sweltering heat, two rival gangs had control of the streets.
Fuzz and the flies ruled the town in the light. While the mozzies and Cozzie took over at night.
When the School BBQ is scheduled for 5.30pm — how do these two gangs decide who gets the rights to this delicious feast?
Can they find a compromise or will it all end in a sky-high battle for the BBQ?

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