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Mem Fox

Full Name: Mem Fox
Gender: Female
Number of Works: 51
Mem Fox was born in Australia, grew up in Africa, studied drama in England, and returned to Adelaide, Australia in 1970, where she has lived with her husband, Malcolm, and daughter Chloë, happily ever after.

Mem Fox is Australia’s most highly regarded picture-book author. Her first book, Possum Magic, is the best selling children’s book ever in Australia, with sales of over three million. And in the USA Time for Bed and Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge have each sold over a million copies. Time for Bed is on Oprah’s list of the twenty best children’s books of all time. Mem has written thirty picture books for children and five non-fiction books for adults, including the best-selling Reading Magic, aimed at parents of very young children.

Mem Fox was an Associate Professor in Literacy Studies at Flinders University in Adelaide, Australia, where she taught teachers for twenty four years until her early retirement in 1996. She has received many civic awards, honours and accolades in Australia, including two honorary doctorates. She has visited the United States over one hundred times, mostly in her role as a literacy expert although she is also a well-known author in America. She is an influential international consultant in literacy, but she pretends to sit around writing full time.

Winner of the Dromkeen Medal (1990).

ISBN: 0152010661, 9780152010669
Keywords: bed, time
Pages: 28
Published: 1993
  • Rating: 80%
ISBN: 0152632247, 9780152632243
Keywords: magic, possum
Pages: 32
Published: 1983
  • Rating: 80%
ISBN: 015206057X, 9780152060572
Keywords: little, toes, fingers
Pages: 34
Published: 1979
  • Rating: 80%

As everyone knows, nothing is sweeter than tiny baby fingers and chubby baby toes. . . . And here, from two of the most gifted picture-book creators of our time, is a celebration of baby fingers, baby toes, and the joy they—and the babies they belong to—bring to everyone, everywhere, all over the world! This is a gorgeously simple picture book for very young children, and once you finish the rhythmic, rhyming text, all you’ll want to do is go back to the beginning . . . and read it again! The luminous watercolor illustrations of these roly-poly little ones from a variety of
ISBN: 1844583678, 9781844583676
Keywords: sheep
Pages: 32
Published: 2004
  • Rating: 80%
ISBN: 0156010763, 9780156010764
Keywords: reading, lives, forever, change, children, magic, aloud
Pages: 176
Published: 2001
  • Rating: 80%

Bestselling author and literacy expert Mem Fox reveals the incredible emotional and intellectual impact reading aloud to children has on their ability to learn to read.All parents want and expect their children to learn to read, but few realize they can get their kids on the road to reading long before they start school simply by reading aloud to them every day. With passion and humor, acclaimed author and internationally respected literacy expert Mem Fox tells readers how she herself became aware of the astonishing effects that reading aloud and bonding through books have on very young childr
ISBN: 0152000763, 9780152000769
Keywords: lou, koala
Pages: 32
Published: 1988
  • Rating: 80%
ISBN: 0152057153, 9780152057152
Keywords: magic
Pages: 32
Published: 2002
  • Rating: 80%
ISBN: 1416985131, 9781416985136
Keywords: baby
Pages: 32
Published: 2009
  • Rating: 80%