Pablo Albo is a writer and storyteller. He has published more than forty books and has recounted tales at storytelling festivals in Spain, Cuba, Switzerland, Italy, Greece, Australia, Brazil, Mexico, Venezuela, Belgium, and France. His books have been translated into English, German, French, Italian, and Portuguese. He has been awarded the prestigious Lazarillo prize twice in Spain and three of his books have been selected by The White Ravens.
Albert Asensio graduated in graphic design from the School of Art and Design of Tarragona. Later, he completed an illustration postgraduate course at the Eina school in Barcelona (2006-2007) and two courses in drawing and painting at the Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, London (2009). His work as a professional illustrator began in 2007, doing work for publishers such as Anaya, Juventud, Random House Mondadori, Teide, Cruce or Planeta; and also for newspapers like La Vanguardia.
Alison Binks is an artist, architect designer and author/illustrator. She lives in Melbourne and loves camping with her family in beautiful remote areas in Australia.
Margherita Borin is from Conegliano, Italy. She studied painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Venice and has had several children’s non-fiction books published in the last couple of years. Margherita combines the use of pastels, watercolors, carbon paper, and pencil on paper.
Sam Caldwell is a children’s illustrator and designer based in Glasgow. He likes to draw characters and tell stories with pictures. He grew up in the north of England and studied painting at the Edinburgh College of Art.
John Canty loves design, books, art, drawings, paintings, watercolours, printmaking, the country, cows, the wild sea, architecture, beautiful writing, whippets, music, violins, croissants, pizzas, French movies, Italian food, Scandinavian design, fast computers, slow food, coffee and beautiful Melbourne.
Tonia Composto is a Melbourne-based illustrator and graphic designer and the creator of GoGo Zine, a mini magazine for children.
David, who also works under the pseudonym Ghostpatrol, is a Hobart-born, Melbourne-based artist whose practice shifts between studio works, site specific installations, commissioned murals and commercial design. His work has been exhibited at and acquired by several leading institutions including the National Gallery of Australia, Art Gallary of South Australia, National Gallary of Victoria and Parliament House Art Collection.
Grant Cowan holds a degree in fine arts, majoring in painting, from the National Art School in Sydney and has taught at various institutions. His work has featured in many exhibitions and he is renowned for his unique hand-painted fashion illustrations. He has worked as illustrator on Harper’s Bazaar, Glamour and Red magazines.
DianDian is a picture book author and illustrator, based in Brussels. She is always challenging herself to be a good storyteller. She was born in China and studied at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of Brussels and Camberwell College of Arts in London. DianDian likes to tell joyful and poetic stories with simple images. The Bear and the Little Green Thing is her debut picture book.
Kris Di Giacomo
Kris Di Giacomo is a popular children's book illustrator who has lived in France and has illustrated several children's picture books most of her life. After living in the United States for a while, she move to France, where teaching English to young children and discovering French picture books were the triggers that led her into illustration.
John Dickson is a graphic designer and a copywriter by trade, a painter and poet by inclination and the lead singer of the Rolling Stones in his own mind. Always has been.
Collette Dinnigan is one of the Australia’s most successful and celebrated fashion and interior designers. In 2017 Collette was awarded an Order of Australia and was also the Special Guest Editor for Vogue Living’s ‘Italian’ issue. Collette became the first Australian to mount a full-scale ready-to-wear collection in Paris in October 1995. Her work has appeared in movies and television and is worn by fashion icons worldwide.
Celine Dupont was born in Angouleme, France in 1970 and spent her childhood in the countryside of the Charente area. In 1993, she graduated fromthe School of Fine Arts in Bordeaux. In 2001, she moved to Brussels and worked for Casterman publishing house who specialise in comic books and children's literature. Dupont was shortly inspired to create her first book "Bake Babushka". She now lives in Paris.
Bern Emmerichs is a highly celebrated artist in Australia. Her works are in the Australian National Gallery, the National Gallery of Victoria and collections all around the world. Bern Emmerichs is renowned for her work which explores historical narratives of Australia's First Settlement.
Michaël Escoffier was born in France in 1970. Raised by a family of triceratops, he discovered his passion for writing and telling stories at a young age. He lives in Lyon, France, with his wife and two children. Michael is the author of several successful children's picture books.
Gabriel Evans is an international selling picture book author and illustrator. He creates his ideas from a small studio near a river where he drinks tea and paints pictures in watercolour. His first book with Berbay is Norton and the Bear.
Rose's greatest desire is to be a raconteur in the grand tradition - listening to stories and the oral recounting of storytelling both invented and told.
Nici Gregory started illustrating whilst still in primary school, drawing in the margins of her exercise books. Throughout her formative years she avidly followed the work of book illustrators. After studying graphic design in Hamburg/Germany she went on to work as an in-house illustrator for a marketing firm in Sheffield/UK when she realised that her work in the margins (mostly animals in fancy clothes) continued to be her best work. She decided to leave the world of marketing for a full-time career creating animal characters for children. She shares her studio with her scruffy little dog Coco.
Guridi is a graduate from the Faculty of Fine Arts, Seville, and has worked for many years in advertising and multimedia. Since 2010, Guridi is one of Spain’s most recognised children’s book illustrators and has currently published more than twenty picture books.. In 2018, Guridi received a Special Mention for the Bologna Ragazzi award for best picture book.
Philippe Jalbert has been a children’s author/illustrator for over a decade for publishers Seuil Jeunesse, Gautier-Languereau, Larousse, Milan, Belin, Lito, and Thierry Magnier. He also draws for the press, communication, and lectures at the faculty of applied arts of Toulouse Le Mirail.
Holly Jayne enjoys drawing/creating characters in polymer clay and making pose-able dolls including fairies and miniature figures. In recent year she has focused on her drawing and designing enamel pins, stickers and paper goods of her cute characters. She loves stop motion animation and collecting vinyl toys. Holly lives in Queensland, and Bunnygirl is her debut picture book.
Dr Remi Kowalski
Dr Remi Kowalski is a paediatric cardiologist with 15 years of experience who practices in Melbourne. He trained at the Royal Children’s Hospital, as well as the Royal Brompton Hospital in London, and at the AMC Hospital in Amsterdam as part of his PhD. He lives with two primary school aged children and two cats. Although he has written plenty of academic articles, this is his first children’s book.
Anne Lemonnier is a former publisher, and worked for seven years at Éditions du Centre Pompidou. In 2007, she was appointed to be preservation attaché at the Mnam graphic design department (National Museum of Modern Art, Centre Pompidou).
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With a degree in painting from the Lisbon School of Fine Arts, Teresa Lima started to focus on illustrating children’s books in 1994. She quickly made a name for herself and she was chosen to participate in the 2007 and 2008 international illustrators’ exhibition at the Bologna Children’s Book Fair. She currently combines illustration with teaching visual arts at the Escola Vergilio Ferreira in Lisbon.
SC Manchild is the CEO of an international company, using a pen-name so that his governing board may not discover his penchant for funny picture books. He lives in Melbourne and his favourite part of the day is reading to his children at bedtime. Sneaky Shadows is his debut book.
Jill Noble is a critically-acclaimed contemporary Australian artist whose work is exhibited all over the country and represented at the National Gallery of Australia and the National Gallery of Victoria. She lives and works in the beautiful Macedon Ranges, Victoria. She draws her inspiration from her Lancefield farm and places she has lived in and continues to visit, such as the Gippsland Lakes and the South Australian desert. Ella Farmoodle
is her debut children’s book.
Louise has been involved in education and publishing for over 30 years. Today, she continues to combine her knowledge of English, literacy and reading acquisition with children’s publishing. She is the ambassador for BIC’s Bright Futures are Written by Hand campaign, alliance partner for Five from Five Literacy Project and the mastermind behind a developing nation’s volunteer literacy initiative. She writes under her own name as well as the hugely successful pseudonyms: H. I. Larry, Mac Park and Poppy Rose.
Klara Persson has been writing children’s books for over a decade and has been nominated for the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award twice.
Cat Rabbit is a textile artist and designer working out of a fluff-filled home studio in Melbourne/Naarm. She makes plush sculptural works of imagined characters and the worlds they might live in. She has collaborated with Instagram, the National Gallery of Victoria, Lady Magazine, Frankie Magazine, Odd Pears and Bakedown Caker.
Charlotte Ramel is a highly accomplished Swedish illustrator who has illustrated books by some of Sweden’s biggest children’s book authors.
Tohby Riddle is an award-winning writer, illustrator, cartoonist, designer and sometime editor based in Sydney, Australia. He has written and illustrated numerous well-loved picture books; written a novel (published as a young adult book); was the cartoonist for Good Weekend (the Saturday magazine of the Sydney Morning Herald and The Age) for nearly ten years; and is a former editor of the The School Magazine, a literary magazine for children published by the NSW Department of Education.
Michael is an experienced and successful author who shares his time between Melbourne and country Victoria. Over the past 30 years, Michael has written extensively for children on subjects ranging from Languages Other Than English to AFL football. While his overarching motivation has be educational, story telling has always been central to whatever he writes.
Chihiro Takeuchi is a renowned paper cut artist living in Osaka, Japan. In 2015 and 2016 Chihiro was part of a select group of artists to exhibit at the prestigious Bologna Book Fair. She has produced several books and Can you find my robot's arm?
is her first dedicated children's book in English.
Narisa Togo is a printmaker and illustrator and lives in Japan. She has a bachelor’s degree in ecology and a master’s degree in children’s book illustration.
Allira Tee is an illustrator and author based in Melbourne, Australia. She loves animals and people watching and discovering the uncanny behavioural similarities between the two. Animals, nature and travelling are a constant inspiration in her work. Tiger & Cat
is her debut picture book.
David Woodland (Woody) lives in Sydney, Australia, working as a children’s book author and illustrator. He has 20 years of experience as a designer on feature films, including ‘Lord of The Rings’, ‘Happy Feet’, ‘Moulin Rouge’, ‘Thor’, ‘Pacific Rim 2’, ‘Legend of the Guardians’ and the ‘How To Train Your Dragon’ arena production. Woody also has a creative history as an exhibiting artist, animator, character/production designer for contemporary dance and puppetry. Woody is a recipient of a Churchill Fellowship, a Visual Effects Society Award and is a Cannes Lions Grand Prix winner.
Edwina Wyatt is an award-winning Australian children’s author. Her debut junior fiction novel The Secrets of Magnolia Moon was awarded the CBCA Honour Book of the Year for Younger Readers 2020, and shortlisted for the Readings’ Children’s Book Prize. She has twice been awarded a CBCA Notable for her picture books.