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The Children’s Book Festival

If you’re looking for something to keep the kids occupied this weekend then be sure to check out the Children’s Book Festival in Melbourne. This event is a great way to encourage a love of books for kids and it’s … Continue reading

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Congratulations Tom Jellett and Donna Rawlins!

Tom and Donna have been shortlisted for the 59th Annual APA Book Design Awards 2011 They are one of four finalists in The Best Designed Children’s Picture Book Award for their work in last years best-selling, My Dad Thinks He’s … Continue reading

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Jedda Robaard Radio Interview

Jedda’s Radio Interview While she is a new illustrator in the published world, Jedda Robaard’s first picture book (written by Melissa Keil) has already caused a stir amongst critics. ‘The illustrations are delightful…” — Bookseller & Publisher ‘Jedda Robaard’s gorgeous, … Continue reading

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Free Christmas colouring-in sheet!

Celebrate Christmas with our free Christmas colouring-in sheets. Just click on the image and print! Have fun! Image by Heath McKenzie from The Aussie Nutcracker. ‘Prepare to be vanquished!’ he squeaked.

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Three Christmas books that we love!

Three Christmas books by the much-loved Australian illustrator Heath McKenzie The Aussie Nutcracker We all know that Christmas is about surprises, but when Clara receives a kangaroo nutcracker from her Uncle Don, she can’t imagine the surprises that await her. … Continue reading

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Heath McKenzie Special Appearance at Myer – Sat 18th December

Heath McKenzie at Myer Saturday, 18th December @ 11am Level 3, Myer Melbourne Children’s Department Bourke St Mall Melbourne After keeping it a much-guarded secret, Myer recently revealed its Christmas window display, and this year’s theme is…The Nutcracker. Celebrate this … Continue reading

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On the sixth day of Christmas…

…we have the talented, Dean Jones. Dean is an award-winning illustrator whose work ranges from children’s books to covers for YA fiction and non-ficton. Dean has an interest in psychology and music and once put on make up, platform boots … Continue reading

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On the forth day of Christmas…

…and in the spotlight today is the much-loved Heath McKenzie. Heath is a Melbourne based artist and best-selling illustrator of books for children. He is inspired by movie posters, 50s and 60s commercial art, Japanese signs, cartoons (anything animated, really!) … Continue reading

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Part Two – Interview with Dean Jones – ‘All Through The Night’

You can read the first part of this interview here. What is your favourite artistic medium to work with? I struggle with favourites. All mediums are exciting to me and a trip to the art store is like a trip … Continue reading

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Dean Jones Interview – ‘All Through The Night’

Dean Jones has a background in psychology, music and IT – but what he really loves to do is draw. He started his career in illustration by winning the student category of the inaugural Australian and New Zealand Illustration Awards … Continue reading

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