Debra Tidball

Debra Tidball
Home State:
New South Wales (NSW)
Anxiety | Author | CBCA Book Week | Courage | Death | Family | Health | Humour | Plays
Presentation Format(s):
Presentations | Talks | Workshops
Audience Type(s): Adults | Librarians | Parents | Pre-School Age | Primary Age
Visit Type(s): In Person

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BA Social Work, MA Children’s Literature

Debra Tidball is a Sydney-based internationally published, award-winning author of picture books, short stories, poems and plays for children. With social work and children’s literature qualifications, Debra is a children’s book enthusiast with a particular passion for picture books and the profound way they can touch children’s lives.

Debra is an enthusiastic, energetic and playful presenter, sneaking learning opportunities into her fun school visits.


  • 2024 Anchored CBCA Notable Book
  • 2018 The Scared Book CBCA Notable Book
  • 2018 The Scared Book Speech Pathology Book of the Year shortlist
  • 2018 The Scared Book SCBWI Crystal Kite Winner
  • 2014 When I See Grandma Speech Pathology Book of the Year shortlist
  • 2014 When I See Grandma CALEB award winner

Our teaching staff commented about the great value Debra added to our Book Week, making books come to life. I would highly recommend Debra to your school or library as an excellent presenter, author and facilitator.

Shore, Northbridge Teacher Librarian.

‘Fantastic presentation by Debra Tidball … lots of laughter.

Henty Librarian, on the presentation to K-2 from Henty Public School and St Paul’s Lutheran School.

Some of Debra's Books

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