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Born in Perth, Western Australia, Briony Stewart is the internationally published author and illustrator of several award-winning books for children. At seventeen, Briony received a scholarship from the Art Gallery of Western Australia towards studying a double degree in Fine Art and Creative Writing at Curtin University. After graduating she won a Queensland based writing prize. The story soon became her first published book, Kumiko and the Dragon, and went on to win an Aurealis award for Children’s short fiction in 2008.

In 2012, Briony completed a nine-month creative development fellowship in the UK after being selected by the British Council as one of five young Australian artists excelling in their creative field. Since then, Briony has published numerous successful titles. Most notably, her book Kumiko and the Shadow Catchers won the 2012 Queensland Literary Prize for Children's Fiction.

Passionate about fostering creativity in Australian children, Briony now lectures on children's literature at university and conducts talks and workshops with children across Australia. She currently lives and works in Fremantle, writing, illustrating, and creating amidst the chaos of two cheeky toddlers and a silly dog.

Books by Briony Stewart

Where Are You, Magoo?

Pre-schoolers will love to play hide-and-seek with Magoo, the fun and loveable red dog from We Love You Magoo! Find Magoo in the pictures and see what mischief this cheeky pup is up to now.

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We Love You, Magoo

Magoo has his own ideas about what a dog should do – in the kitchen, in the car, at dinnertime and bedtime! But there are so many rules! So many things a dog can't do.
But wait! Magoo, THIS is for you...
Silly dogoo, we do love you!

A perfect read-aloud picture book that captures Magoo's energy and emotion in every line.

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We Love You, Magoo by Briony Stewart | Book Trailer

Buy now: https://www.penguin.com.au/books/we-love-you-magoo-9781760896904 Magoo has his own ideas about what a dog should do – in the kitchen, in the car, at dinnertime and bedtime. But there are so many rules! So many things a dog can't do. #WeLoveYouMagoo #BrionyStewart

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We Love You, Magoo by Briony Stewart | Read aloud by Frank Woodley

Buy now: https://www.penguin.com.au/books/we-love-you-magoo-9781760896904 WE LOVE YOU MAGOO by author-illustrator Briony Stewart has gorgeous illustrations and a rhyming text that's a delight to read out loud. #WeLoveYouMagoo #BrionyStewart #FrankWoodley

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Where Are You, Magoo? by Briony Stewart

Pre-schoolers will love to play hide-and-seek with Magoo, the fun and loveable red dog from We Love You Magoo! Find Magoo in the pictures and see what mischief this cheeky pup is up to now. A delightful story about everyone's favourite dogoo, Magoo. With a ton of instant appeal and perfect energy for the pre-school age group, this delightful book has kid-friendly rounded corners and is a joyous rhyming romp of a book for very young children. A companion book to the acclaimed We Love You, Magoo, this story has an interactive seek-and-find element and children will love seeing where Magoo has gone and what he has been up to. Australian Women’s Weekly Best Books for Children, 2020 Children’s Books Daily Best Books for ‘Boddlers’, 2020