Justin D’Ath is the author of over 50 books for children and young adults, including three stand-alone series: Extremes Adventures (12 books, and adapted for TV as Sam Fox Extreme Adventures), Mission Fox (8 books), and Lost World Circus (6 books).
Dinosaur Dreaming (illustrated by Mike Spoor) won Best Picture Book, selected by younger readers, in the 2012 Book Links BIG READ Competition.
His YA novels Hunters & Warriors and Pool were both shortlisted in the Victorian Premiers Awards, and became CBC Notable Books.
Three an adventure/thriller for middle-to-older readers was published in June 2016.
Always a story-teller, his message is: “Enjoy reading. I want children to become lost in my books; to experience the magic of the written word; to see that reading is not a chore, it’s one of the most exciting, imaginative and enjoyable things they can do.”
Justin engaged our students by sharing his stories and the writing process. He was entertaining and has generated interest in reading and writing. Thank you, Justin, for a very successful visit.
Genesis Christian College - August, 2017Genesis Christian College - August, 2017Justin D'Ath
The kids eat up Justin's books. He also has rewritten his presentation twice at my request, which was fabulous.
Justin D'ath - Grand Avenue State School, June, 2015.Justin D'ath - Grand Avenue State School, June, 2015.Justin D'Ath
Feedback from the students they loved the session, found it very informative and we still have waiting lists for every one of his books that we stock in the library. So at the end of the day I think he was a hit.
Justin D'ath - Emmanuel College, June, 2015.Justin D'ath - Emmanuel College, June, 2015.Justin D'Ath
The kids really enjoyed Justin's visit. He went down a treat. I would certainly recommend him to others.
Justin D'ath - Christ the King Primary School, September, 2014.Justin D'ath - Christ the King Primary School, September, 2014.Justin D'Ath
Thank you for your commitment to the speakers you book. Our expectations have been met to a high standard with each of our speakers: Justin D’Ath, Brian Falkner, Peter Carnavas.
Each responded with enthusiasm to our students and inspired them to greater creative endeavours and a love of reading.
Justin D'ath - Redeemer Lutheran College, August, 2013.Justin D'ath - Redeemer Lutheran College, August, 2013.Justin D'Ath