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Vaughan Duck
Grade 3-6
South Australia

Vaughan loves drawing pictures that make kids giggle. His first attempt at illustrating a children’s picture book, The Ant Explorer, was shortlisted for the Lothian Centenary Children’s Book Award. In 2020 he illustrated Big Beach BBQ, published by Larrikin House. Facing the Wave quickly followed in 2022. Without knowing it, kids throughout Australia have grown up with Vaughan’s illustrations because he’s illustrated over 300 textbooks and readers for educational publishers. Before he became mega-famous, he designed toys (so much fun) and kids’ lunch boxes and backpacks.

He has just released a non-fiction colouring book When I Grow Up encouraging girls to explore a range of exciting careers. Vaughan works with authors and publishers all over the world. He has just finished illustrating the first in a series of hilarious middle grade readers for award-winning US author Mike Knudson called. Banjo Pickin’ Karate Kickin’ Crime Fightin’ Grandmas.

Books by Vaughan Duck

Facing the Wave

Best Suited 3-7 Years
Trying new things can be scary. But, with a little push and a lot of paddling, even the biggest waves are possible. A story about facing fears and how a few words of encouragement can change someone’s day.

Big Beach BBQ

Best Suited 3-9 Years
G’day Mates! Let’s grab some plates. It’s time to start the party. Grab your tongs. Put on your thongs. Let’s have a beachside barbie.’

Throw on your swimmers and join these much-loved Aussie animals for a day at the beach. With cricket, snags, and stacks of slang. It’s fair dinkum fun for the whole family!

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