Steve Heron – Children’s Book Author

Books to touch and tickle hearts.

Winner of the 2021 Northern Lights Books Awards – Picture Book All Ages Category
Picture book
Where is Echidna going
in his rickety old bus?
Middle-grade novel
Sometimes you need a special friend to give you wings.
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When he’s not hanging out with the local magpie population, Steve uses his forty years of experience working with children in social/emotional wellbeing to cultivate and underpin his writing. He blends the elements of heart, hope, humour and help to create children’s books that touch and tickle hearts.

  • Heart – heartfelt stories with elements of reality and meaning.
  • Hope – stories that nurture hope and a glimpse of a better tomorrow.
  • Humor – stories and poems that tickle toes and turn the giggle taps on.
  • Help – stories to touch on issues children face, providing a sense of empathy.

more-info-button-2Available for school visits, guest author in libraries, book signings, Staff PD, writer’s festivals, special occasions. 

Ling Li’s Lantern

Winner of the 2021 Northern Lights Books Awards – Picture Book All Ages Category

Ling Li’s Lantern is a heart-warming story of compassion, kindness and the true nature of wisdom

By Steve Heron

Illustrations by Benjamin Johnston

Published by MidnightSun Publishing

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Age range 5 to 9

After she is set a challenge to test her wisdom, Ling Li returns from the village marketplace with only a lantern to light her way. How will she prove herself to her father?

Available in all good bookshops or order online.



In his backyard eleven-year-old Mitch has Maximus, a magpie with whom he makes friends. It’s almost as if the backyard becomes his oasis in a world where things are just all wrong for him. This is a book about allowing kids to feel all the things that it’s not “cool” to feel – being bullied, being worried for your parents, and not understanding why you’re feeling like everything is going wrong. It’s also a book about asking for help, and about being unafraid to have these feelings of loss, and anger – at your friends or your parents … Revieved by Verushka Byron

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Feel Safe Feel Right Series – Self published books

Books for adults to support children with social and emotional wellbeing

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Nurture Works (BUZ)