Anna McGregor is a creator of modern, quirky, innovative stories with humour and heart.
Having begun her career as a graphic designer, Anna is now established as an award-winning Author/Illustrator. Her titles include Colouroos, Anemone is Not the Enemy, A Pair of Pears and an Orange and her newest title, Who’s Afraid of the Light?
Anna’s driving purpose is to delight and entertain children through timeless storytelling. She explores evergreen issues through a child’s lens and allows them to gently interpret the stories in their own way.
Anna is deeply curious by nature and finds her ideas by turning the mundane on its head, merging ideas or exploring wordplay — but always with a story that connects to the human experience.
Anna lives with her family in Naarm / Melbourne, Australia.
Coming Soon: WHO'S AFRAID OF THE LIGHT?
Scribe Publications, Scribble. May 2023.
A PAIR OF PEARS AND AN ORANGE – Author, Illustrator & Designer
Scribe Publications, Scribble. June 2021.
ANEMONE IS NOT THE ENEMY – Author, Illustrator & Designer
Scribe Publications, Scribble. November 2020.
COLOUROOS – Author, Illustrator & Designer
Hachette Australia, Lothian Children’s Books. April 2019.
Winner of Best Children’s Reader in the Whitley Book Awards for Who's Afraid of the Light.
UK Teach Primary Book Awards Early Years runner up for A Pair of Pears and an Orange.
Speech Pathology Australia Children's Book of the Year Awards – 3–5 year–old category for A Pair of Pears and an Orange.
CBCA Notable in the Children's Book of the Year Awards for A Pair of Pears and an Orange.
ABIA Awards Small Publishers' Children's Book of the Year Longlist for A Pair of Pears and an Orange.
CBCA Honour Winner in the Children's Book of the Year Awards for Anemone is Not the Enemy.
ABIA Awards Small Publishers' Children's Book of the Year Longlist for Anemone is Not the Enemy.
SCWBI Crystal Kite Awards Finalist for Colouroos.
Highly Commended in the CYA Awards, published category.
Shortlisted in the Picture Book competition of the Writers Unleashed Festival.
Highly Commended in the Andrea Pinkney Writer Award at the SCBWI 2016 Biennual Conference.
• SCBWI (Society Childrens Book Writers & Illustrators)
• CBCA Victoria Branch
• ASA (Australian Society of Authors)
• ABDA (Australian Book Design Association)