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Award-winning and bestselling children's author

F E L I C E  A R E N A

GO BACK IN TIME ON AN EPIC ADVENTURE...

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Entertain the little ones in your life with Felice's joyous read-aloud picture books...

Stunningly illustrated by award-winning illustrator Beatrice Cerocchi

Austrailan edition. Out now!

MY BIG SECRET

Written and Illustrated by Felice Arena

COMING FEBRUARY 2025

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F E L I C E  A R E N A

 

Felice Arena is one of Australia’s much-loved children’s authors.

His books have topped bestseller lists and garnered several awards, including six Australian Children Choice Book Awards.

Some of these include the Andy Roid series, the Sporty Kids & The Besties books, the hugely popular Specky Magee series, his acclaimed historical adventure novels and CBCA notable books The Boy and the Spy, Fearless Frederic, A Great Escape and the inspiring The Unstoppable Flying Flanagan. Felice's latest literary venture, PASTA!, a joyous picture book celebrating the food we all love to eat. 

Felice's books have also been published in the UK, USA, Canada, New Zealand, Turkiye, Vietnam, Taiwan, Japan, and China.

In 2013 Felice was honoured as a

KOALA Awards Legend, and 2020 he was the recipient of the YABBA's Graham Davey Citation Award for his contribution to Australian children's literature. In 2022 Felice was the Victorian Premiers' Reading Challenge Ambassador. 

 

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Do you love
sports, action, or 
superheroes 

in your stories?
Then check out these

popular adventures... (click on covers!)

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SCHOOL & FESTIVAL VISITS

LIVE AND VIRTUAL  A P P E A R A N C E S

Felice Arena is a hugely popular speaker at schools and festivals in Australia and abroad. 

His entertaining presentations are high-energy sessions that incorporate interactive theatre improvisations. Drawing on his acting and teaching experience Felice employs performance-based activities with the aim of bringing his stories to life and jump-starting a lifelong love of reading.

Felice has also been an entertaining guest at many of the premier literature festivals, including the Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, and Perth Writers' Festivals, the Somerset Literature Festival, Byron Writers' Festial, Scotch College Literature Festival, Voices On the Coast, Write Around the Murray, and All Saints Literature Festival -- just to name a few!

Felice’s presentations are ideal for primary school audiences, large or small, depending on the venue and availability of audio-visual equipment. 

 

Sessions can be broken into the following Grade levels:

• Juniors (p-2)

• Seniors (3 - 6 or 3/4s or 5/6s)

To book Felice for your 

school or festivaL contact:

Booked Out Speakers Agency

OR CALL +61 3 9824 0177

Timmy@bookedout.com.au

"Brilliant, engaging, captivating and inspiring are just some of the ways I would describe Felice's sessions. His energy is infectious and its not just the students who enjoy themselves. Do yourself a favour and book Felice in at your school or library, you certainly won't be disappointed."

- Sharmaine Delgardo, Griffith City Library  

"This is the third time we have had Felice Arena visit our school, and he is always wonderful fun, yet educational as well! Felice's sessions are as much a performance as anything, and the children don't realise they are learning at the same time – nobody gets the shuffles, everyone wants to participate, & laughter abounds! We always have a resurgence in reading his books after Felice has visited, and even more so with his newly released titles. We love Felice!" 

- Montrose. P.S. Book Week 

"We were thrilled to have Felice Arena join us virtually for Book Week. He engaged our students immediately, as well as providing a sneak peak of his new novel next year. We learnt lots about writing, illustrating and history. We hope to have him back in person next year! Thank you, Felice!"

St. Paul's Primary School, Coburg. 

"Felice — I just wanted to thank you again for your presentation with the Prep – Year 2 students. They absolutely loved listening to you talk about your books and characters and also where you find inspiration. Thank you for your generosity, your spirit, your humour, and your understanding of what children love!” — B. Joseph, Grimwade House,

Melbourne Grammar

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