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Karen Collum is an internationally published children’s author living on the Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia. She has four picture books to her name and can’t wait to add more to her collection. Her latest book, SMALL AND BIG, was named a 2016 CBCA Notable […]


Small and Big

I am beyond delighted the SMALL AND BIG has been named a 2016 CBCA Notable Book for Early Readers! It is such an honour to have my work recognised in such a profound way. And now my little book has a gorgeous silver sticker on […]

blow me a kiss

Blow Me a Kiss

When a little boy blows kisses to strangers at the shops, amazing transformations occur! A story that will make your heart soar…

When I Look at You

When I Look at You

Sometimes we all need a little help managing our feelings. This beautifully illustrated book teaches children what feelings look like and feel like and gives them the vocabulary to talk about what’s going on inside. It includes a relevant Bible text on each page.



Karen is a fully qualified primary school teacher. She runs customised workshops for children from pre-school to Year 12, and conducts author visits and festival appearances for children and adults. Karen can be contacted at karen[at]karencollum[dot]com[dot]au.