Robert Vescio

Robert Vescio is an award-winning author of children’s picture books, based in
Sydney.Many of his picture books have been translated into other languages such as
German, Italian, Chinese and Korean.Robert’s books are included on the NSW, VIC and QLD Premier’s Reading
Challenges, and Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library in Australia.

Recently, his picture book Under the Same Sky was read on the hugely popular UK
children’s show CBeebies as a bedtime story by award winning actor, Tom Hardy.
His picture book The Voyage was selected for the 2020 Children’s Book Council
Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People. Finn and Puss and Eric Finds
A Way were both shortlisted for the 2018 CBCA Bilby Awards.

Robert’s aim is to enthuse and inspire children to read and write and leave them
bursting with imaginative ideas.

‘Our students loved Robert’s engaging and fun-filled author visits. He is a wonderful storyteller and our writers gained much insight on writing picture books.’

– Rachael Cosentino, Teacher Librarian

‘Robert has an amazing collection of books that keep on growing. Visiting our school, he delighted the children with fun ways to imagine and believe you can do anything. Very proud of Robert and his genuine love of writing where his messages come to life through beautiful picture books.’

–  Josie Di Costanzo, Library Administrator. St Mary’s Star of the Sea, Hurstville