Christopher Cheng


The wonderful illustrators include Stephen Michael King, Lucia Mascuillo, Di Wu, Liz Duthie, Liz Anelli and Danny Snell.



Wombat 2021 Winner of the Children's Zoology category, Royal Zoological Society of NSW’s Whitley Awards

"A remarkable picture book that shows that regardless of what else we might have, to have that sort of love of another is everything."

Barbara Braxton



"This picture book is a heartwarming, tender tale of the loving relationship between two friends. The elegantly simple story in Bear and Rat holds a timeless, universal appeal with themes of love and loss, sharing similarities with Guess How Much I Love You and the classic friendship of Winnie the Pooh and Piglet."

Romi Sharp

Books and Publishing



"This story is one to share with those you love, those who you might be losing or given to someone who has just lost a loved one. It’s beautiful and it shows what true friendship and what we do for others when we care about them."

Educate Empower

Other titles include the picture books One Child, Sounds Spooky and Water, the historical fiction titles New Gold Mountain and the Melting Pot and the non fiction titles 30 Amazing Australian Animals and Australia’s Greatest Inventions and Innovations. Teachers' Notes and Resources are available here.


The picture book One Tree has been shortlisted for the 2020 NSW Premier's Literary Awards and 2020 Environment Award for Children's Literature


His narrative non-fiction picture book Python, was shortlisted in the 2013 Children’s Book Council of the Year awards, and was listed as of “Outstanding Merit” in the 2014 edition of Best Books of the Year for Children and Young Adults, selected by the Bank Street College of Education Children’s Book Committee.


More books are coming soon.


In addition to his books, Christopher writes articles for online ezines and blogs and he wrote the libretto for a children’s musical.

Christopher looking over an opened note pad holding on to a pen.

He is co-chair of the International Advisory Board for the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI), an International Advisory Board Member for the Asian Festival of Children’s Content (AFCC) and a recipient of the Lady Cutler Award for Children’s Literature.


He presents in schools, conferences and festivals around the world and he established the international peer voted SCBWI Crystal Kite Awards.


Christopher is also an Ambassador for the National Centre for Australian Children’s Literature.


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Christopher looking over an opened note pad holding on to a pen.
Christopher looking over an opened note pad holding on to a pen.
Christopher looking over an opened note pad holding on to a pen.