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Rebecca Johnson
Rebecca Johnson
Occupation Writer, teacher
Language English
Nationality Australian
Genre Children's literature

Rebecca Johnson (born 1966) is an Australian author and primary-school science teacher who has written more than 100 children's books. Her works include the Steve Parish Story Book collection, the Juliet – Nearly a Vet series, the Insect Series, and the Steve Parish Reptiles & Amphibians Story Book range.


Johnson has been a primary-school teacher for more than 30 years, including 22 years at Windaroo State School in Queensland, where she won the 2015 Prime Minister's Prize for Excellence in Science Teaching in Primary Schools.

Johnson relates that her first novel, Juliet – Nearly A Vet, was inspired by a retired veterinarian who lived next door to her when she was a child. The first book in the series of 12 was published by Penguin in 2013, and the series is now being published in Norwegian, Czech, Slovak and Portuguese.

Her Steve Parish series of nature books include more than 60 titles that have sold more than 3.5 million copies. Her Insect Series, which has links to the Australian Curriculum, won the 2014 Whitley Award for Best Children's Series.

Personal life

Johnson is married with two children. She lives in Queensland and continues to write books and teach science at Windaroo State School.

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