John Nicholson (author)

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John Nicholson is an Australia children's author born in Singapore. He originally worked as an architect, graphic designer and illustrator before taking up writing in 1990.

John lives in the Victorian bush with his wife Jenny and daughter Freda in a solar-powered house they both built themselves. From his books, John has won the CBC Eve Pownall award three times and shortlisted six times, shortlisted for WA Premier's Children's Book Award, and the Australian Awards for Excellence in Educational Publishing.[1]


  • Kimberley Warrior (1997)
  • Fishing For Island (1999)
  • Who's Running This Country (2000)
  • Building the Sydney Harbour Bridge (2001)
  • Might Murray (2002)
  • State of the Planet (2002)
  • Animal Architects (2005)
  • Australia Locked Up (2006)
  • Songlines and Stone Axes (2007)
  • Cedar, Seals and Whaling Ships (2007)
  • Wool, Wagons and Clipper Ships (2008)
  • Steam, Steel and Speed (2008)
  • 100 Years of Petrol Power (2009)

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