Bob Graham has written and illustrated many children’s picture books. He was born in Sydney, and studied at the Julian Ashton Art School. His books are well known for their simplicity and humour, told from children’s perspectives, including “Oscar’s Half Birthday,” “Buffy,” ( Smarties Book prize silver award winner) and “Let’s Get a Pup” ( shortlisted for the 2002 Kate Greenaway medal; winner Boston Globe-Horn book award.) He won the 2000 Smarties Gold medal for “Max”, the 2003 Kate Greenaway medal for “Jethro Byrde,” and the Australian Children’s Book of the Year Award four times. Other titles include “Queenie the Bantam,”( highly commended for the Kate Greenaway medal,) “Dimity Dumpty” and “Brand New Baby.”
In 2009 “How to Heal a Broken Wing,” has won the Charlotte Zolotow award, shortlisted for the NSW Premier’s Literary Award, and shortlisted for the 2009 Kate Greenaway medal. His most recent book 'April Underhill, Tooth Fairy' by Bob Graham named an ‘Honor Book’ in the 2011 Zolotow Awards. How to Heal a Broken Wing was short-listed for the 2011 REAL Children's Choice Book Awards. April Underhill Tooth Fairy was short-listed for the 2011 Prime Minister's Literary Awards. Bob Graham is a candidate for the 2012 Hans Christian Andersen Award. Bob Graham was short-listed for the Speech Pathology Book of the Year Awards for Miracle on Separation Street in the Lower Primary Category. In 2011 Bob Graham was awarded Legend status in the KOALA Children's Choice Awards. How To Heal a Broken Wing was an honour book in the 2011 KOALA Awards (Picture Books). A Bus Called Heaven was short-listed in the Picture Book of the Year category of the 2012 CBCA awards. A Bus Called Heaven was also short-listed for the 2011 WA Premier's Awards.