Where the Lyrebird Lives

Where the Lyrebird Lives


2023 Children’s Book Council of Australia
Book of the Year – Early Childhood

High in the mountains through the sleepy clouds. Deep in the forest past the chiming birds. Will we see the lyrebird? I don’t know. Tip-toe, tip-toe. The beauty of the Australian rainforest and the magic of family-time come together in this lyrical and delightful story of intergenerational connection, habitat and adventure.


Vikki Conley is a CBCA shortlisted author with nine internationally published picture books. She has worked as a professional writer, photographer and marketer, with diverse communities across three continents, for over 20 years.
She is a nature lover, intrepid traveler and passionate spotter of rarely sighted animals like lyrebirds, platypus and bower birds. She writes children’s stories that celebrate the spirit of wonder, adventure and freedom that she wishes every child could enjoy.


Max Hamilton is an award-winning illustrator, graphic designer and most enthusiastically a maker of children’s books. She enjoys noticing the little details in things, loves to get lost in the world of illustration and stories, and through her art aims to raise awareness of the importance of protecting our Australian fauna. Max lives in Sydney with her partner, two daughters, a couple of guinea pigs named Dumpling and Noodles and a very cuddly dog.