Nina Rycroft had her first book, Little Platypus (Nette Hilton, 2000), published receiving a CBCA notable book in 2001. Since then, Nina has illustrated over ten books, including the award-winning picture book and stage production, Boom Bah! (Phil Cummings, 2007), No More Kisses (Margaret Wild, 2009) and Now I Am Bigger (Sherryl Clark, 2010). Ballroom Bonanza (Nina Rycroft, 2010) - a story inspired by Nina’s great-grandfather in-law, Tommy Jones - is a finalist in the 2010 CJ Picture Book Awards International Competition.
“Being a part of the Literature Live! team has been so exciting. I love the fact that I can connect and share ideas with students right across the country. To simultaneously draw on the same board, in real time, from two different schools, in two different suburbs...cities...countries...WOW!”