Literary Agent

Mike Dumbleton

Mike Dumbleton is an English and Literacy Coordinator at an Adelaide High School. He has also worked as a Literacy Curriculum Officer for the South Australian Education Department. In addition to children’s books, he has written a range of educational texts and has also had his work adapted for stage and television.

Five of Mike’s picture books have been selected as ‘Notable Books’ by the Australian Children’s Book Council and Passing On was shortlisted for the 2002 Book of the Year Awards. Mike’s picture book Muddled-up Farm was selected as the National Simultaneous Storytime book for 2004. Watch out for Jamie Joel is Mike’s first young adult fiction title and was shortlisted in the 2004 Adelaide Festival Awards for Children’s Literature. His latest books are You Must be Joking and Cat.

Cat was adapted for the stage by Windmill Performing Arts in 2007.

In 2005 Mike received a Minister’s Award for Outstanding Contribution to Improving Literacy. He is currently based in New York.

Selected Publications
  • Saving Muddled-Up Farm (2012)
  • Jet-bike (2011)
  • Can Cards – Writing: Text Types (2009)
  • What Will Baby Do (2009)
  • Jet-ball (2008)
  • One Cool Kangaroo (2008)
  • Cat (2007)
  • Hippopotamouse (2007)
  • You Must Be Joking (2007)
  • The Giraffe in a Scarf (2007)
  • Watch Out For Jamie Joel (2003)
  • Muddled-up Farm (2001)
  • Passing On (2001)
  • Downsized (1999)
  • Muddled-up Farm ()