Behind the scenes of ‘Artichoke to Zucchini’ with Alice Oehr
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by Marina Sano
7M ago
Photography by Amber Fletcher. Can you briefly describe your process to create an illustration? For this book, I made everything out of paper collage. I normally cut out a shape, decorate it using pastel or paint, and then scan it into the computer. Digitally, I might add some extra details, clean up any messy areas, or tweak the colours, and finish by arranging everything on the page. What inspires you to create the pieces that you do? It’ll come as no surprise that the rituals of shopping for and preparing food are a great source of inspiration for me! I love seeing new packaging ..read more
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Meet Anna Walker!
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by Marina Sano
7M ago
  Hi Scribblers, Snap!, our first collaboration with the beloved Anna Walker has just entered the world, and we’re so excited to see it reach your hands. Anna is such a dedicated creator, and her love for the character of Frog has been delightfully infectious. In the pages of Snap! you’ll follow Anna’s cheeky little frog go on an adventure through the soundscape of the forest. It’s filled with fun onomatopoeias and beautifully collaged illustrations of wild animals and lush greenery, sure to put a smile on the faces of adults and children alike. To celebrate the publication of this delig ..read more
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Meet Alice Oehr!
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by Marina Sano
7M ago
  Hi Scribblers, Our newest book Off to the Market has been out for a little while now here in Australia and in the UK, and we’re so happy to be sharing the love for markets and fresh food through the book! The unique format of the book itself was also a fun challenge for the Scribble production team, and we’re so happy with how it’s turned out. It’s been a joy to bring Alice Oehr’s love for markets to life in this book, so we asked her a few more questions about her artistic process and inspiration for the book. Read on for her insights! Meet the author-illustrator Alice Oehr is a ..read more
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Monthly submissions are open!
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by Miriam Rosenbloom
9M ago
Please submit via this form. Submissions sent via email will not be read ..read more
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The 2022 MIRROR Mentorship program
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by Marina Sano
1y ago
MIRROR is a year-long mentorship program that will identify, support, mentor, and develop up to three writers, illustrators, and literary translators with the aim of making new bilingual Australian children's literature that reflects a diverse and curious reading public. Among other offerings, Scribble will be helping the recipients facilitate a shared project, to provide an end-to-end experience of how a literary work moves from a creative concept to a published work. MIRROR is proudly brought to you by us in partnership with the Think+DO Tank Foundation, and with the assistance of the Austra ..read more
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Chatting Katerina Cruickshanks with Daniel Gray-Barnett
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by Marina Sano
1y ago
  Hi Scribblers, With Katerina Cruickshanks coming out soon in the US and UK, we thought it was about time we gave you all some insight into how the book came to be! We hope that you (and your kids) find some joy and inspiration in Daniel’s passion for stories and artistry. Everyone here at Scribble loves KC and their willingness to unabashedly be themselves, and we hope that they can give some readers the confidence to do the same! Meet the Author Daniel Gray-Barnett is an illustrator and author from the Huon Valley in Lutruwita/Tasmania. He likes to think of himself as someone who ..read more
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Scribble Summer Guide
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by Miriam Rosenbloom
1y ago
  Dear friends, Beach reads are for kids too! Here are our picks for the summer holidays, along with a description of the sorts of kids (and adults!) who might love them. Tomorrow is a Brand-New Day Find out why some of our favourite indie booksellers are calling this the picture book of the year. Allison and Davina really are the most incredible creative duo, and every single one of their titles feels like an instant and much-needed classic. This one is all about learning how to recover when the day doesn’t go as planned — relatable much? This is a hilarious, emotionally intelligent, and ..read more
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Meet Davina Bell and Allison Colpoys
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by Guy Ivison
1y ago
  Dear friends, To celebrate the Australian launch of Tomorrow is a Brand-New Day, we thought it would be fun to share an interview with Davina Bell and Allison Colpoys for you to read with your kids. Building the story surrounding a book can add a whole new dimension of love and appreciation for it — and we all know how much kids love facts and explanations! We hope this child-centred chat with the creators brings an extra level of joy to your family’s reading of Tomorrow is a Brand-New Day! Meet the Author Davina Bell is an award-winning author of books for young readers of many a ..read more
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Kim Hyo-eun’s ‘I Am the Subway’ wins at the World Illustration Awards.
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by Miriam Rosenbloom
1y ago
  Dear friends,   We are thrilled to announce that I Am the Subway by Kim Hyo-eun and translated by Deborah Smith has won the highly prestigious International Illustration Award in their children’s book category. We are in awe of Kim Hyo-eun’s masterful watercolour artworks and her ability to capture gesture, movement, and emotion with such grace and detail. Today we’re raising a toast to an exceptional artist and a remarkable picture book! We love this video showing Kim Hyo-eun's creative process in the making of this book (turn on Youtube’s autotranslate function for instant subti ..read more
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Anna McGregor talks pears and oranges
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by Miriam Rosenbloom
1y ago
Anna McGregor is an author, illustrator, and designer based in Naarm/Melbourne. We’ve been working with her since 2018. We were thrilled when her brilliant book Anemone is not the Enemy was recently named a 2021 CBCA Honour winner, and we’ve been delighted to watch the journey of her latest book, A Pair of Pears and an Orange, which is becoming a fast favourite among pre-schoolers. We asked Anna to share with us about the creative process behind Pears.  The idea for A Pair of Pears and an Orange first came to me as the title. I was brainstorming word-play ideas, and 'A Pair of Pears' str ..read more
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