Nicki Greenberg is a writer and illustrator based in Melbourne, Australia. Her first books, The Digits series, were published when she was fifteen years old, and sold more than 380,000 copies in Australia and New Zealand. She later spent ten years disguised as a lawyer, while maintaining a not-so-secret Other Life as a comics artist and children's book author.
In 2008 Nicki’s innovative graphic adaptation of The Great Gatsby was selected as a White Raven at the Bologna Book Fair. She then went on to tackle Hamlet in a lavish 425-page ‘staging on the page’. Hamlet was joint winner of the 2011 Children’s Book Council of Australia Picture Book of the Year award.
Inspired by her own young children, Nicki now dedicates most of her ink to books for younger readers. Her recent picture books include Meerkat Choir, Teddy Took the Train, My Dog Dash and the popular The Naughtiest Reindeer series. In 2017 Nicki plunged back into junior/middle grade fiction with The Cursed First Term of Zelda Stitch. Zelda will return in a sequel in 2019.
Nicki is a frequent presenter at schools, festivals and conferences, where her speaking style is described as passionate, engaging and full of energy.
Published: September 2019
A bold and funny picture book featuring a highly unusual primary school teacher and her class of badly behaved students, from acclaimed author/illustrator Nicki Greenberg.
Published: February 2019
Zelda Stitch is back in the classroom and ready to start Term Two. Will teaching be easier now everyone knows she's a witch? Or will there be more mischief than one witch can manage?
Published: August 2018
Introducing Morris the mole! He's furry, he's funny, he's enthusiastic about all his activities, and he really, REALLY loves to dig. And his single-minded dedication to the task causes all kinds of mischief - and mayhem.
Published: August 2018
The meerkat choirmaster will only allow meerkats in his choir. But singing is fun and all the other animals want to join in too. A wonderfully funny picture book about the folly of excluding others from your group.
Published: August 2017
Imagine if you read your teacher's diary... and discovered she was a witch! With courage, imagination and a certain amount of recklessness, Zelda Stitch begins her first year of teaching primary school - as an incompetent (incognito) witch.
Published: September 2016
Ruby the excitable reindeer is determined to have another calamitous Christmas! This time at the South Pole - with penguins and seals and sharks and whales all joining in the adventure.
Published: April 2016
The hilarious adventures of Dash - a highly unusual pet who gets up to all kinds of mischief.
Published: September 2015
Once again, the delightfully cheeky Ruby the reindeer is causing all kinds of chaos on Christmas Eve.
Published: April 2015
An immensely enjoyable lost-and-found picture book featuring a beloved and very adventurous Teddy Bear.
Published: September 2013
A gorgeous, funny Christmas picture book from an acclaimed CBCA award-winning creator.
Published: December 2010
Alive with colour and movement, Monkey Red Monkey Blue is a celebration of food, fun and making a mess - a perfect picture book to share with very young children.
Published: March 2009
A brilliant, innovative, reverently faithful graphic novel adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's jazz-age classic.