John Carr Writer

Most of John’s published writing has been for children. He has had over 150 fiction and non-fiction books and countless poems and plays published as part of literacy and maths programmes in primary schools around the world. He has also written hundreds online multimedia educational games and learning activities that are part of the Sunshine Online and Sunshine Classics literacy programmes.John has recently written 12 fiction books in association with the SPCA that have been distributed to every primary school in New Zealand. He is currently working on a series of humorous fiction books for 8-12 year olds for the retail market.

In 2012, a series of non-fiction books written by John made the shortlist for the Best Educational Resource or Programme for Export prize at the Copy Right Licensing NZ Awards.

In 2009 John won the Auckland Writers Festival “Poetry Idol” slam poetry competition and also the “Going West” Readers and Writers Festival Poetry Slam competition in 2010.