Karen Collum is an internationally published children’s author living in Ballarat, Australia. She has four picture books to her name and can’t wait to add more to her collection. Karen is passionate about picture books and can be found deconstructing great picture books (and discovering […]

Small and Big

Karen’s latest picture book, SMALL AND BIG (illustrated by Ben Wood and published by Windy Hollow Books) has just arrived and it’s a beauty. Small and Big are two best friends with decidedly different personalities. On an adventure to the city they both discover the importance […]

Blow Me a Kiss

When a little boy blows kisses to strangers at the shops, amazing transformations occur! A story that will make your heart soar… Buy here.               .

When I Look at You

Sometimes we all need a little help managing our feelings. This beautifully illustrated book teaches children what feelings look like and feel like and gives them the vocabulary to talk about what’s going on inside. It includes a relevant Bible text on each page. Buy […]


Karen is a fully qualified primary school teacher. She runs customised workshops for children from pre-school to Year 12, and conducts author visits and festival appearances for children and adults. Karen can be contacted at karen[at]karencollum[dot]com[dot]au. Please fill in the form below for more information: