Great White Shark

Aug 2021

great white shark book cover


Great White SharkWhitley Award Winner 2022

Illustrated by Cindy Lane

Published by Walker Books Australia

In Great White Shark we follow a female shark on her way to warmer waters to give her pups the best chance of survival.


  • Royal Zoological Society of NSW Whitley Award 2022 Best Children’s Book
  • CBCA Shortlist New Illustrator 2022


The great white swims menacingly across the front cover then opening the book,  the end paper reveals the animal looking at the reader with a threatening pair of eyes and lots of teeth. Kids will love it and turn the page over to read the rest of the book. What an opening to this most informative of texts and revealing of images! Full Review

Cindy Lane is an award-winning artist and illustrator who loves the ocean. She was born and grew up by the sea in Sydney, lived by the Great Barrier Reef in FNQ, and now has her studio by the Indian Ocean in Perth. Cindy loves to make her own paints with materials she finds in nature, and collects waters from all over the world to use in her paintings. Full Interview