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Karen Collum is an internationally published children’s author living in Ballarat, Australia. She has four picture books to her name and can’t wait to add more to her collection.


Small and Big

It is such a joy and an honour to have a brand new picture book hitting the shelves of bookstores around Australia. I’m extremely proud of SMALL AND BIG and in awe of the beauty of Ben Wood’s illustrations. 

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.