Frances Watts


Frances Watts was born in Switzerland and grew up in Australia. Her bestselling picture books include <i>Goodnight, Mice!</i> (illustrated by Judy Watson), the winner of the 2012 Prime Minister’s Award for Children’s Fiction; 2006 Children’s Book Council of Australia Honour Book <i>Kisses for Daddy</i> (illustrated by David Legge); and 2008 Children’s Book Council of Australia award-winner <i>Parsley Rabbit’s Book about Books</i> (illustrated by David Legge). Her young adult title <i>The Peony Lantern</i>, set in nineteenth-century Japan, was shortlisted for a NSW Premier’s Literary Award in 2016. For more, visit

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