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 was one of the absolutely superlative presenters at our literature carnival this year. As a group, they expanded the students munitions of creativity and were very well received by all staff. Their presentations were highly engaging as they were diverse. Students had a full immersion into the world of the writer, storyteller and illustrator. I personally wish to express my gratitude to their unbounding energy and galvanising a week of learning and fun into the minds of our students and teachers.
Belmont State School - August 2018Belmont State School - August 2018Justin D'Ath
Justin was a very engaging speaker. He shared some useful information about his journey as a writer and helpful writing tips.
Fraser Coast Libraries - July 2018Fraser Coast Libraries - July 2018Justin D'Ath
We really enjoyed Justin's presentation. He was excellent. He hit the right note with the younger boys, we all enjoyed his stories and we loved the fact that he was open to taking questions from the students. His books have flown off the library shelves, a testament both as a presenter and writer. He clearly hit the mark with his audience. We are happy to recommend Justin to future clients.
St Joseph's College (Terrace) - August, 2017St Joseph's College (Terrace) - August, 2017Justin D'Ath
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.
Grand Avenue State School, June, 2015.Grand Avenue State School, June, 2015.Justin D'Ath