Charlotte Barkla

Charlotte Barkla

Charlotte Barkla is a Brisbane-based writer who worked as a civil engineer and physics teacher before rediscovering her love for children’s literature. She now writes picture books, middle-grade fiction and feature articles.

Charlotte’s books include All Bodies are Good Bodies (Hardie Grant Children’s Publishing, 2020), the Edie’s Experiments series (Penguin Random House, 2020) and From My Head to My Toes, I Say What Goes (Hardie Grant Children’s Publishing, 2022). Her next books include a picture book with Hachette and a fiction series with Walker Books Australia.

Charlotte’s books have been translated in multiple languages and short-listed for awards, and she has been the recipient of grants and mentorships for her fiction writing.

As well as writing for children, Charlotte writes feature articles for publications including the CSIRO’s Double Helix, Beanz magazine and Youkie magazine. She regularly visits schools for creative writing workshops, sharing her passion for science, creativity and stories with children of all ages.

Title List
  • All Bodies are Good Bodies
  • Edie's Experiments 1: How to Make Friends
  • Edie's Experiments 2: How to Be the Best
  • From My Head to My Toes, I Say What Goes

Charlotte Barkla's Books