Dave is a Brisbane-based author of eleven acclaimed books aimed at children between 7 and 11.
The ‘Stinky and Jinks’ books, illustrated by Mark Chambers, follow the exciting adventures of a boy and his genius hamster. The first book, My Hamster is a Genius, was highly commended at the prestigious Sheffield Book Awards in the UK in 2013 (second only to Tom Gates) and the series (six books) has already been translated into six languages, and has sold over 100,000 copies worldwide.
Dave is also the author of two ‘Squirrel Boy’ books, illustrated by Cate James, about a new kind of superhero, and his 73 year-old sidekick, Mrs Onions. The first book, Squirrel Boy vs The Bogeyman, won a Lancashire Fantastic Book award in 2016.
Dave’s latest series, The Incredible Dadventure, already released in the UK, will be out in Australia from June 2017. The first book in the series has been included in the UK-wide Summer Reading Program, and the series follows the hilarious, death-defying adventures of Holly and her explorer dad.
Praise for Dave’s ‘Stinky and Jinks’ books:
“With its use of plentiful humour, terrific characters, simple language and appealing illustrations, this series is perfect for emerging independent readers.” Sunday Tasmanian.
“Full of humour and banter that will make you laugh out loud.” Manchester Evening News, Children’s Book of the Week.
Dave was fabulous to work with. He communicated really well in the lead up to his visit and was more than willing to accommodate our request for a specific focus for his presentations.
He also gave us permission to use the workshop material with our larger community. Dave presented to students from Years 1 to 6 without missing a beat! He was engaging and often very funny. We have had great feedback from a number of parents as their children went home inspired.
Aspley East State School - March 2018Aspley East State School - March 2018Dave Lowe
Dave Lowe pitched his talk so well, he had the children eating out of his hands! He had a perfect blend of stories, readings from his books and a great selection of 'dad jokes' and his timing was perfect. Definitely recommend Dave for primary schools!
Our Lady of the Angels Primary School - August, 2017Our Lady of the Angels Primary School - August, 2017Dave Lowe
Dave was excellent. Very funny and entertaining. Would certainly recommend him to others.
St Laurence's College - August, 2017St Laurence's College - August, 2017Dave Lowe
The Meanjin writers' camp hosted Dave Lowe recently. Dave was fabulous and positive feedback was received. The students were very happy.
Griffith University Meanjin Writers' Camp - April, 2017Griffith University Meanjin Writers' Camp - April, 2017Dave Lowe
Dave Lowe visited Fife as part of our Edinburgh International Book Festival Outreach events this year and performed his hilarious show to nearly 1,000 school children in one day! The shows were brilliant, funny and full of energy. After seeing the event the kids were really excited about reading his books and Dave was also able to promote reading and literacy in a fun and exciting way that the kids in the mid-range age group, which included reluctant readers, were able to connect with.
Dave Lowe - Sharron Brown, Service Development Officer, Libraries (Young People) Fife Cultural Trust. 2015Dave Lowe - Sharron Brown, Service Development Officer, Libraries (Young People) Fife Cultural Trust. 2015Dave Lowe