Ross Walker

By |March 17th, 2024|Categories: Author, Illustrator|

Ross Walker Born, raised and educated in Geelong, Ross began teaching in Western Victoria aged 21. His first and subsequent postings were in primary schools with a physical education focus. After a move to Tasmania 26 years ago, he has predominately taught in upper primary classrooms across Northern Tasmania. He has been particularly interested in the education of boys (girls are far too complex!). Like Theo, Ross has his passions – drawing, beach combing, sport and family. With some time on his hands in 2015, Ross has been able to explore these passions and realise a long held dream

Coral Tulloch

By |March 17th, 2024|Categories: Author, Illustrator|

Coral Tulloch Coral created a syndicated children’s page which appeared for 20 years in newspapers throughout Australia and internationally. She studied Fine Art at East Sydney Technical College, Animation at Randwick, drawing in Florence, and lithography at The Academy of Applied Arts, Prague. She also worked in advertising, film, theatre and magazine production. She has worked on 60 books for children (author and illustrator) in fiction and non-fiction for trade and educational publishers. In 1999, she was an Arts Fellow with the Australian Antarctic Division, returning to Antarctica several times after this as an artist-in-residence. She has produced many books

Rachel Tribout

By |March 17th, 2024|Categories: Illustrator|

Rachel Tribout Rachel Tribout is an illustrator and graphic designer from France, now based  in Tasmania, Australia. She works for various businesses and non–profit organisations, and collaborates with design studios on all kinds of projects. She has written and illustrated two books for children, both about Captain Blueberry. Captain Blueberry is a mighty French sailor travelling across the oceans, discovering unknown sea monsters and other monstrous dangers. The first book of her adventures, The Monsters of Tasmania, was released in 2014. Its sequel, The Journey of Admiral Bolognaise, was released in September 2016. Rachel’s website is here. Follow the adventures of Captain Blueberry on Facebook.

Gay McKinnon

By |March 16th, 2024|Categories: Author, Illustrator|

Gay McKinnon A former scientist, glass artist and lecturer, Gay left academia in 2010 to fulfil a lifelong ambition to write and illustrate children’s books. Her first book as illustrator The Smallest Carbon Footprint in the Land by Anne Morgan (IP Kidz, 2013) won The Wilderness Society’s 2014 Environmental Award for Children’s Literature. She has since illustrated two picture books for a community project with the Tasmanian Madi community from South Sudan, and is currently working on a picture book as author-illustrator for Walker Books Australia. Publications as an illustrator The Smallest Carbon Footprint in the Land, Anne Morgan, illustrated by Gay McKinnon,

Robyn Hopcroft

By |March 15th, 2024|Categories: Author, Illustrator|

Robyn Hopcroft Robyn has worked as an art gallery curator, teacher, child-care co-ordinator, lawyer, and now adds author and illustrator to her career. Inspired by her granddaughter, Robyn pens and paints warm, engaging stories about the everyday adventures of Sophie and her forays into the wider world. As an artist, Robyn also work with ceramics, acrylics and oil paint. Publications The Fantastically Fashionable Mrs Fox Monkey Backpack Bumble Bee Baby The Very Best Beach House Such Good Cat Talk Links

Peter Gouldthorpe

By |March 15th, 2024|Categories: Illustrator|

Peter Gouldthorpe I have illustrated 19 trade books, 45 education books and numerous covers. My work has been featured in articles and reviews in national newspapers, regional newspapers, magazines including, Island, 40 South, Vogue, as well as many book trade publications. I have also been interviewed for television and radio around Australia. Four of my children’s books have been featured on ABC Television’s Playschool. Publications Jonah and the Manly Ferry – Peter Gouldthorpe, Methuen, 1983 Don’t Get Burnt! – Jack Bedson, Collins, 1985 Walking to School – Ethel Turner, Collins, 1988 Sheepdogs – Jack Bedson, Walter McVitty Books,1990. Japanese edition 1991. Picture Puffin edition 1995 Hist! – C.J.

Ron Brooks

By |March 13th, 2024|Categories: Author, Illustrator|

Ron Brooks Ron Brooks is a prominent Australian illustrator who has written and designed many children’s books over the past 40 years. He has collaborated with other writers to produce books that have won national and international acclaim, and his stories are considered Australian picture book classics. The award-winning illustrator currently resides in the Huon Valley. Publications John Brown, Rose and the Midnight Cat The Bunyip of Berkeley’s Creek Motor Bill and the Lovely Caroline Henry’s Bed Henry’s Bath Old Pig Rosie and Tortoise Fox The Dream of the Thylacine Drawn from the Heart: A Memoir Links

Christina Booth

By |March 13th, 2024|Categories: Author, Illustrator|

Christina Booth Christina is a Tasmanian children’s author and illustrator who originally trained as a teacher and landscape artist. Her career began working as an illustrator to some fantastic authors like Colin Thiele, Max Fatchen and Christobel Mattingly. Her first picture book A Devils Tale was published by Hachette in 2007. Notable Publications Books Purinina: A Devils Tale, 2007 Too Many Sheep, 2016 Welcome Home, 2014 Potato Music, 2010 Kip, 2009 Children’s Book Illustrations Blossum Possum I wish there were dinosaurs The Carrum Sailing Club In the Deep Red Desert No Noise at our House In the Deep Green Jungle In the Deep Blue

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