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Robert Vescio

Author, Storyteller/Performer

Robert Vescio is an internationally published award-winning author of children’s picture books, based in Sydney. 

Robert is an Australia Reads ambassador and a Books in Homes role model. His aim is to enthuse and inspire children to read and write and leave them bursting with imaginative ideas.

Natures Song
The Storytellers
Finding You
A Squiggly Line
Seal Child
Wombat and Joey Roo
The Art of Words
Into the Wild
Happiness is a Cloud
The Voyage
Under The Same Sky
Window of Hope
The Box Cars
Bigger Than Yesterday, Smaller Than Tomorrow
Finn and Puss
Eric Finds A Way
Ella Saw The Tree
Jack and Mia
Barnaby and the Lost Treasure of Bunnyville
Marlo Can Fly
No Matter Who We’re With 

Where were you born?

Sydney, Australia

What other jobs have you had?

I’ve worked in the retail industry as an Inventory Controller and as an Assistant Buyer.

I’ve also worked in the publishing industry as a Photo Editor and Production Manager. But it was Studio Bambini magazine that really propelled me to start writing for kids. It was like being a kid in a candy shop, except picture books were one of the main attractions. I started sampling the candy. And, it was delicious! So my love affair with picture books grew from strength to strength.

What themes are recurring in your work?

Self-esteem, Friendships, Family, Separation, Inclusiveness, Disability, Looking out for others, Nature and the Environment.

What have been the highlights of your career?

Finding You was selected for the National Centre for Australian Children’s Literature list of Picture Books for Older Readers.

The Voyage was selected for the 2020 Children’s Book Council Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People.

Finn and Puss and Eric Finds A Way were both shortlisted for the 2018 CBCA Bilby Awards.

The Polish edition of Under the Same Sky was the main prize winner for the 2022 20th Edition of The Child-Friendly World Competition in Poland.

Window Of Hope won second prize for the 2021 Forevability Book Awards Picture Book category.

Recently, my picture book Under the Same Sky was read by award-winning actor, Tom Hardy, as a bedtime story on the hugely popular UK children’s show CBeebies.

Where have your works been published?

Australia, New Zealand, USA, Canada, UK, India, Germany, Italy, Poland, China and Korea.

What are you passionate about?

Books and Art. I don’t draw, but I love to colour!

Haven’t I seen you before?


FaceBook: Robert Vescio – Children’s Author and Robert Vescio

Instagram: robertvescio_author.

Anything else you’d like to share with us?

My hero is Mickey Mouse. I love anything Disney!

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