Rebecca Johnson is an Australian author, award-winning science teacher and mother of two.
Her latest series, (now with 10 books in the series) has received a large number of excellent reviews as well as individual books in the series winning the 2014 Wilderness Society Environment Award for Children’s Literature, being twice nominated for the CBCA younger readers category (2014 and 2015), and nominated for the Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature (2014). This series is also published in Norwegian, Czech, Slovak and Portuguese.
Her bestselling series of page-turning adventures featuring Australian wildlife, has sold more than 3 million copies. Each book is also beautifully accompanied by full-colour photographs by award-winning photographer Steve Parish.
Rebecca also has an published by Pascal Press with strong links to the Australian Curriculum, presenting facts and scientific knowledge in a fiction format with stunning photographs. This series won the 2014 Whitley Award for Best Educational Series.
Rebecca was thrilled to receive the 2010 Peter Doherty Award for Excellence in Science Teaching and has been shortlisted for the Prime Minister’s Award for Science Teaching in Primary School.
Rebecca Johnson came to our school and spoke to our Grade 2 students. Rebecca was BRILLIANT! The children got so much out of hearing from Rebecca speak and the standard of their writing was superb thanks to Rebecca’s input.
Rebecca Johnson - Graceville State School - October 2016Rebecca Johnson - Graceville State School - October 2016Rebecca Johnson
Her presentation was excellent. Teachers went away with ideas to use with their students in their own classrooms. Students enjoyed her presentations and she motivated the students to read and write.
I would definitely recommend Rebecca to other schools.
Rebecca Johnson - Wooloowin State School, August, 2014.Rebecca Johnson - Wooloowin State School, August, 2014.Rebecca Johnson
Rebecca is a return visitor to our school and I often sing her praises to others. She is an excellent speaker and a joy to have in the school.
Rebecca Johnson - St. Ignatius Primary School, August, 2014.Rebecca Johnson - St. Ignatius Primary School, August, 2014.Rebecca Johnson
We would definitely book Rebecca Johnson again for our author visit. She engaged each student so well. They all loved it! Her behaviour management was also excellent which kept the talk entertaining for all without disruption.
Rebecca Johnson - Graceville State School, Book Week, August, 2013Rebecca Johnson - Graceville State School, Book Week, August, 2013Rebecca Johnson
Rebecca as usual was outstanding. Her practical, hands on presentation was greatly appreciated by the classroom teachers and students. I would definitely book Rebecca again.
Rebecca Johnson - Matthew Flinders Anglican College, April, 2014.Rebecca Johnson - Matthew Flinders Anglican College, April, 2014.Rebecca Johnson