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HELLO! from AUSTRALIA Rights Catalogue Bologna 2013

Showcasing notable picture books 2012-2013 from the Australian Children’s Book Illustration Exhibition

Illustration from The Curious Explorer’s Illustrated Guide to Extotic Animals by Marc Matin (Penguin Books Australia)

An Exhibition of Australian Children’s Book Illustration The Australian Publishers Association (APA) is the peak industry body for Australian book, journal and electronic publishers. Established in 1948, the Association is an advocate for all Australian publishers: large or small; commercial or non-profit; academic or popular; locally or overseas owned. The APA’s initiatives at Bologna Children’s Book Fair aim to support publishers in the promotion and sale of rights to Australian children’s books and to facilitate contact between Australian publishers and international agents and promoters. In broader terms, we aim to promote Australian culture and literary culture internationally, and draw attention to and showcase the diversity and depth of Australian children’s books. We are excited that the Australian Children’s Laureates (see page 10) will be present at the stand and taking part in special events at the fair. Each year this exhibition tours to other book festivals and fairs. In 2011 the exhibition toured to Paju Bookcity in South Korea. In 2012 the exhibition toured to the Booksori Festival in Paju Bookcity, and in Seoul to the National Youth and Children’s Library, and in 2013 to the Korea Foundation Cultural Gallery. In 2013 the exhibition will be exhibited at venues including the Capital Library Beijing, China, as part of the Beijing Writers Festival.

Presented by the Australian Publishers Association and Books Illustrated Proudly supported by Copyright Agency’s (CA) Cultural Fund


Picture Books

Allen & Unwin Rights Contact: Angela Namoi AngelaN@allenandunwin.com ph+61 2 8425 0108 www.allenandunwin.com

Allen & Unwin

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A Really Super Hero By Charlotte Lance

Sometimes superheroes get everything right and effortlessly save the world, but sometimes ... they don’t.

A Really Super Hero

A Really Super Hero is an utterly charming picture book for every little girl who wants to be a super hero, and for every parent who keeps that dream alive. A wonderfully warm and funny celebration of imagination, play, and the importance of having a good sidekick. Ages 4 to 6. A wonderfully warm and funny celebration of imagination, play, and the importance of having a good sidekick.

Rights Available: World.

Dinosauritis: A Flip-the-Flap Dinosaur Tale By Jeannette Rowe

A fun flip-the-flap book about a boy called Darwin who catches the dinosaur bug. Has he got a fever? Has he got bronchitis? No, it’s DINOSAURITIS! Storybook includes games, jokes and fun facts about dinosaurs from a bestselling and well-loved Australian author. Rights Available: World.

Rights Sold: French language.

Jandamarra

By Mark Greenwood, illustrated by Terry Denton The epic and tragic story of Jandamarra, Indigenous hero of the Kimberley - a story for all Australians, providing a unique insight into an extraordinary man and a powerful slice of history. Two of Mark Greenwood’s books won the West Australian Premier’s Award for children’s books. Terry Denton has illustrated more than 100 books and has won more than 40 children’s choice awards throughout Australia. Rights Available: World.

On the day you were born

By Margaret Wild, illustrated by Ron Brooks “My Daddy said, ‘On the day you were born, I wrapped you up warm and took you for a walk to see the world.’ This picture book is a glorious celebration of the world around us. Margaret Wild is one of Australia’s best-loved authors for young people and Ron Brooks is an acclaimed illustrator of classic picture books. Previous Wild/Brooks collaborations include Fox, Old Pig and Rosie and Tortoise. Rights Available: World.

Remembering Lionsville By Bronwyn Bancroft

Bronwyn Bancroft’s fine artworks are collected and exhibited around the world. A descendant of the Bundjalung people, Bronwyn has an unmistakable illustration style, and is a highly acclaimed author and illustrator of award-winning children’s books. Remembering Lionsville is a unique picture book in which she tells her inspiring story of growing up in country New South Wales. Rights Available: World.

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Picture Books

Allen & Unwin

Allen & Unwin Rights Contact: Angela Namoi AngelaN@allenandunwin.com ph+61 2 8425 0108 www.allenandunwin.com

Shake A Leg

Boori Monty Pryor, illustrated by Jan Ormerod From pizza shop to bora ground, here is a joyous celebration of food, dance and cultural understanding. When three young boys go to a pizza parlour and meet an Aboriginal chef who can speak Italian and make a deadly pizza, they’re in for a surprise! Rights Available: World.

The Selfish Giant by Oscar Wilde By Oscar Wilde, illustrated by Ritva Voutila

The Selfish Giant is one of Wilde’s most beloved children’s stories. With magnificent illustrations by Finnish-born Ritva Voutila, this beautiful new edition of Oscar Wilde’s famous and moving story is a book for the whole family to treasure. Ritva Voutila is an accomplished school performer and holds frequent art workshops. Rights Available: World.

Junior Fiction The Adventures of Scarygirl By Nathan Jurevicius

When Scarygirl is abandoned at Blister’s house no one knows where she came from. Blister and Scarygirl become best friends. But as her dreams become more urgent, Scarygirl knows she has to travel to the city to find out who she really is. Will Dr Maybee’s laboratory give her the answers she is seeking? Rights Available: World.

Figaro and Rumba and the Crocodile Cafe Anna Fienberg, illustrated by Stephen Michael King

Figaro and Rumba are best friends. Figaro is a dog who loves to run like the wind. And Rumba is a cat who once sang and danced in Cuba. When they catch the Very Fast Train that goes all the way to the beach, they meet a cunning crocodile with conga drums. Surely such a musical creature couldn’t be a villain? Rights Available: World.

Hatched: The Grimstones By Asphyxia

Meet Martha Grimstone, a girl trying to find her own special talent in the world, in this sweetly gothic fairytale told in a collage of words, photos and drawings. Based on Aphyxia’s children’s puppet show which has toured nationally and in France to sold-out shows and rave reviews. Rights Available: World.

Rights Sold: Finnish, Russian.

The Secret Of The Swords: Sword Girl Series (Book 1) By Frances Watts, illustrated by Gregory Rogers

Frances Watts is an award-winning and bestselling author. Gregory Rogers is an internationally successful and award-winning illustrator. Warm, funny, charming and original, Sword Girl is Tommy — a feisty and curious girl who longs to be a knight — and a fantasy series for the girl who loves a good adventure. Rights Available: World.

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SECRET OF THE

FRANCES WATTS GREGORY ROGERS

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Picture Books

The Five Mile Press

The Five Mile Press Rights Contact: Joanna Lake joannal@fivemile.com.au ph. +61 3 8756 5519 www.fivemile.com.au

Bird And Bear By Ann James

Ann James is an illustrator with a career spanning 30 years. Bird and Bear, written and illustrated by Ann, sparkles with a child-centred view. Bird and Bear are friends. When they go on a birthday picnic they discover something surprising together that changes the way they will see the world forever! Rights Available: World (excluding ANZ, UK).

I Spy Numbers By Jeannette Rowe

Jeannette Rowe is a well-established Australian illustrator and author whose focus on early childhood is well regarded in the publishing industry. Jeannette’s bright colour palette is her signature style and her fun sense of humour often shines through. Rights Available: World (excluding ANZ, UK).

I Spy Words

By Jeannette Rowe Jeannette Rowe is a well-established Australian illustrator and author whose focus on early childhood is well regarded in the publishing industry. Jeannette’s bright colour palette is her signature style and her fun sense of humour often shines through. Rights Available: World (excluding ANZ, UK)

The Little Lion Who Lost Her Roar By Jedda Robaard

Little Lion is having a very strange day. Somehow, she has lost something important to her! Join Little Lion on her adventure as she search for her missing roar. The interactive lift-the-flap feature allows little readers to help Little Lion in her search... Rights Available: World (excluding ANZ, UK, Korea).

The Little Zebra Who Lost His Stripes By Jedda Robaard

Jedda Robaard is a Melbourne-based illustrator and graphic designer whose whimsical characters appeal to both young and old alike. She is the director of a successful art school for children and uses homelife for inspiration. Rights Available: World (excluding ANZ, UK, Korea).

The Littlest Bushranger

By Alison Reynolds, illustrated by Heath McKenzie Alison Reynolds has written more than forty books in many different languages. Her characters are very endearing, always engaging, and very appealing to children. Heath McKenzie has been illustrating for children’s books for eight years and has a variety of styles, including the delightful clean lines of A Year With Marmalade which was released this year by The Five Mile Press. Rights Available: World (excluding ANZ, UK).

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Picture Books

Fremantle Press Rights Contact: Clive Newman cnewman@fremantlepress.com.au ph. +61 8 9430 6331 www.fremantlepress.com.au

Fremantle Press Ten Tiny Things

By Meg McKinlay, illustrated by Kyle Hughes-Odgers An engaging tale for young readers, extolling the secrets and hidden pleasures of walking rather than travelling everywhere by car. Meg McKinlay is an award-winning, best selling author. Kyle Hughes-Odgers illustrations are unique and flag the arrival of a major new talent. Rights Available: World, excluding ANZ.

My Superhero

By Chris Owen, illustrated by Moira Court Super heroes have a lot of super attributes - amazing strength, incredible speed. This charming book is a celebration of super skills of a quite different kind. Hero-worship in the nicest possible way. Rights Available: World, excluding ANZ.

A gentle message paired with distinctive illustrations to charm the very young.

Junior Fiction Jake’s Concert Horror

By Ken Spillman, illustrated by Chris Nixon Jake gets the lead role in the school concert - and a terrible case of stage fright! He have to kiss a girl in front of the whole school! Is his teacher trying to ruin his life? The fifth title in the popular ‘Jake’ series, several of which have now been licenses for publication in Europe and Asia. Rights Available: World, excluding ANZ.

Jake’s Cooking Craze

By Ken Spillman, illustrated by Chris Nixon Jake can’t understand all the fuss about cooking, until he tries it himself and unleashes his inner-chef. A school competition provides the perfect forum to show off his newfound skills - with hilarious results. The sixth title in the popular ‘Jake’ series, several of which have now been licenses for publication in Europe and Asia. Rights Available: World, excluding ANZ.

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Picture Books

Hachette Australia/Lothian Books

Hachette Australia Rights Contact: Fiona Hazard rights@hachette.com.au ph. +61 2 8248 0818 hachettechildrens.com.au

Let’s Do It!

By Cheryl Orsini Two children show they can do all the things their favourite machines do: Helicopters buzz as they swoop through the sky. Spaceships shoot up, up, up to the moon. Let’s fly up high on the swings! Captures all the energy and busyness of machines at work and children at play. Rights Available: World, excluding ANZ.

The Arrival By Shaun Tan

This graphic novel draws inspiration from tales of migrants past and present. A man arrives in a new place and tries to find a place to live, a job and a handle on a new language. The absence of words emphasises his alienation, but the ending is full of affirmation and hope. Rights Available: World, excluding: Brazilian Portuguese, Chinese Complex, Chinese Simplified, Czech, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, North American, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish, UK.

The Wattle Tree

By John Bell, illustrated by Ben Wood Molly helps not only herself but her mother come to terms with the loss of Gran through connecting with the wattle tree at the bottom of the garden. Molly draws strength from her visits and invites Mum to share in the experience and keep memories of Gran alive. Rights Available: World, excluding ANZ.

Where’s My Potty? By Felicity Gardner

Max the baby gorilla is looking for his potty. He visits all the jungle animals, but no one else’s is quite right. The elephant’s is too big, the hippo’s is too soggy and the meerkat’s is too hard to get to. Will he find the perfect potty? Rights Available: world, excluding ANZ.

Violet Vanishes

By Ursula Dubosarsky, illustrated by Annie White Violet goes to a magic show. This book is the first in the series offering children their first experience of reading real novels. At 650 words it is comparable with many bestloved picture books, but structured like a novel. Above all, the stories are about real experiences in settings familiar to 5 to 7 year olds. Rights Available: world, excluding ANZ.

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Picture Books

Hardie Grant Egmont Rights Contact: Joanna Anderson JoannaAnderson@hardiegrant.com.au tel: 61 3 8520 6444 www.hardiegrantegmont.com.au

Hardie Grant Egmont/Little Hare A Hare, a Hound and Shy Mousey Brown By Julia Hubery, illustrated by Jonathan Bentley

There’s a hare in the air, there’s a hound on the ground, and watching them both is shy Mousey Brown … And so begins an enchanting adventure, complete with danger, silliness, bravery and romance. Mouse is tiny but bold, Hound is vast and menacing, Hare doesn’t have a clue and, between them, someone has to come out on top. Rights Available: World, excluding: German, Norwegian, Finnish, Swedish.

Jonathan Bentley’s inspired illustrations are the perfect complement for Julia Hubery’s impeccable verse and humour.

Look, a Book!

By Libby Gleeson, illustrated by Freya Blackwood When two ragamuffins stumble across a book in the dust their world begins to change. The familiar becomes fantastical, the mundane becomes magical, and a fractured community finds a focus. Set in a dreary, underprivileged, contemporary world, Look, A Book! is an exhilarating whirl through the magic of imagination that leaves the reader in an vertiginous trance. Rights Available: World, excluding: US, UK, French, Italian, Brazilian, Korean, Japanese, Simplified Chinese.

Looking for Rex

By Jan Ormerod, illustrated by Carol Thompson The children are sure that Gramps would never feel lonely if he had a dog of his own. They say the dog should be called Rex, but what would Rex look like? So they play ‘Looking for Rex’, and pretend to see Rex, but whenever they think they find Rex … it is never really the right Rex. Where is he? Rights Available: World, excluding: UK, Complex Chinese.

Tree: A Little Story About Big Things By Danny Parker, illustrated by Matt Ottley

Tree is a stunning debut picture book from Danny Parker, illustrated by the immensely talented Matt Ottley. A sapling grows in the shelter of an older tree, where he is happy and safe. One day a violent storm destroys everything the sapling knows, and he suddenly finds himself unprotected and alone. But as the sapling grows, he gradually discovers that every end is a new beginning. Rights Available: World.

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Junior Fiction

Hardie Grant/Egmont

Hardie Grant Egmont Rights Contact: Joanna Anderson JoannaAnderson@hardiegrant.com.au tel: 61 3 8520 6444 www.hardiegrantegmont.com.au

Brigid Lucy Wants a Pet

By Leonie Norrington, illustrated by Tamsin Ainslie Brigid Lucy tries to be good, but it doesn’t always work. Is this because there’s an imp hiding in her hair? Brigid Lucy’s pet slug has a terrible accident, and Brigid gets a goldfish. But when she starts to train it, things start to go wrong. Book 1 in the cheeky, fun and endearing junior fiction series from acclaimed author Leonie Norrington and illustrated by rising star Tamsin Ainslie. Full colour illustrations throughout bring Brigid to life. Rights Available: World, excluding: UK, Thai.

Brigid Lucy And The Princess Tower By Leonie Norrington, illustrated by Tamsin Ainslie

Leonie Norrington’s You and Me: Our Place was shortlisted for the 2008 CBCA Picture Book of the Year Award. The Barrumbi Kids was named an honour book in the 2003 CBCA Younger Readers Awards, and shortlisted for the NSW Premier’s Award. Spirit of Barrumbi was named a notable book in the 2004 CBCA Older Readers Awards, and shortlisted for the SA Premier’s Award. Leaving Barrumbi was shortlisted for the 2008 CBCA Older Readers Award. Tamsin Ainslie is based in Murwillumbah, Northern NSW. Rights Available: World, excluding: UK, Thai.

Hey Jack: The Crazy Cousins

By Sally Rippin, illustrated by Stephanie Spartels Jack’s in the mood for mooching around, not playing with his crazy cousins! But will his bad mood spoil the whole day? Hey Jack! is an early reader series that knows there is more to boys than liking dragons and spies; these books are full of down to earth, real life stories that boys can enjoy and relate to. It was created to complement its sister series, Billie B Brown, the runaway success which has already sold over 685,000 copies since launch in April 2010. Rights Available: World, excluding: US, Canada, Brazilian.

Monstrum House: Sucked Under By Z. Fraillon, illustrated by Simon Swingler

Set in the Monstrum House School for Troubled Children, meet Jasper, Felix and Saffy who have been expelled from every school they have ever attended. When they arrive at Monstrum House, the school of last resort, they find their usual lessons have been replaced with monster catching techniques and the punishment for bad behaviour might be a night in the dark with a Snobleshriek! Rights Available: World, excluding: German, Brazilian.

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Picture Books

HarperCollins Publishers Australia

HarperCollinsPublishers Australia Rights Contact: Elizabeth O’Donnell elizabeth.odonnell@harpercollins.com.au ph. +61 2 99525458 www.harpercollins.com.au

A Day to Remember

By Jackie French, illustrated by Mark Wilson ANZAC Day is the day when we remember and honour ANZAC traditions down the ages. Containing reference to the many places the ANZACs have fought, and the various ways in which they keep the peace, this is a picture book that looks not only at traditions, but also the effects of war. Ages: 7-12 Rights Available: World, all languages.

Fearless in Love

By Colin Thompson, illustrated by Sarah Davis The only thing Fearless could remember his mother telling him was, ‘Life is much nicer if you love everyone.’ But loving everyone is much more complicated than Fearless had imagined. Until he meets Primrose …A hilarious new picture book about Fearless the bulldog from award-winning duo Colin Thompson and Sarah Davis. Ages: 4+ Rights Available: World, all languages - excluding Chinese Complex.

Not a Cloud in the Sky By Emma Quay

Bird had been flying for such a long time. Sometimes everything looked the same all over. Nothing different. Nothing at all. Apart from the odd cloud …A beautiful new picture book about how finding a friend can change the shape of a day. Ages: 3+. Emma Quay has become one of Australia’s most sought-after picture book artists, winning numerous awards. Rights Available: World, all languages - excluding Korean.

Queen Alice’s Palaces

By Juliette MacIver, illustrated by Lucia Masciullo Queen Alice’s palace was gilded and grand …Lovely Queen Alice has the finest palace in the land. So fine, in fact, that cunning Sir Hugh tries to trick her into building one for him too! But has he met his match in the whimsical, good-hearted Alice? Rights Available: World, all languages.

Queen Victoria’s Christmas

By Jackie French, illustrated by Bruce Whatley Something strange is happening at the palace.The cooks are busy ... are royal visitors arriving? Mysterious parcels are arriving. And most curious of all ... what is that tree doing in Prince Albert’s study? From the creators of QUEEN VICTORIA’S UNDERPANTS comes the story of the first ‘traditional’ Christmas, from the point of view of Queen Victoria’s dogs. Rights Available: World, all languages.

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Picture Books HarperCollins Publishers Australia

HarperCollinsPublishers Australia Rights Contact: Elizabeth O’Donnell elizabeth.odonnell@harpercollins.com.au ph. +61 2 99525458 www.harpercollins.com.au

Ruby Red Shoes By Kate Knapp

Ruby Red Shoes lives in a colourful caravan with her grandmother. Ruby is gentle and kind and cares for all living things, including plants and trees, animals and people. Ruby is also particularly fond of strawberry jam and peppermint tea. Ages: 4+ Rights Available: World, all languages.

The Greatest Mother’s Day of All

By Anne Managan, illustrated by Tamsin Ainslie A delightfully funny and heartwarming take on a typical family’s celebration of Mother’s Day with presents, breakfast in bed … and all the ensuing mess, fun and good intentions gone astray that will be familiar to so many mothers. Ages: 4+ Rights Available: World, all languages.

There Is A Monster Under My Bed Who Farts By Tim Miller, illustrated by Matt Stanton

Everyone says, ‘It wasn’t me!’ But what if it REALLY wasn’t you? What if it was the monster who lives under your bed? How much trouble can one little monster cause... From two amazing new talents comes a hilarious picture book that’s guaranteed to be a runaway hit with both young and old. Ages: 2+ Rights Available: World, all languages.

Junior Fiction Super Jack / Always Jack: (I Am Jack Series) By Susanne Gervay, illustrated by Cathy Wilcox

I am Jack addresses bullying in schools while remaining accessible and entertaining for younger readers. Jack likes going to school. He enjoys learning new things. George Hamel calls Jack ‘Bum Head’. All the kids at school call Jack ‘Bum Head’. Jack’s in Big trouble ... school is getting dangerous. Nobody seems to want to listen. Until one day ... Ages 10+ Rights Available: World, all languages - excluding [I am Jack] US, Korean,Vietnamese, Large Print, Audio (ANZ); [Super Jack] Korean.

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Junior Fiction HarperCollins Publishers Australia

HarperCollinsPublishers Australia Rights Contact: Elizabeth O’Donnell elizabeth.odonnell@harpercollins.com.au ph. +61 2 99525458 www.harpercollins.com.au

Octavius O’Malley and the Mystery of the Exploding Cheese (series) By Alan Sunderland

There is something very strange about this case and something stranger still about Octavius O’Malley himself! Before this journey is over, there will be a dangerous train journey, two kidnappings, three narrow escapes and a poisonous plot that threatens to destroy Octavius O’Malley’s world forever. And as if that weren’t enough, there is a fat ginger cat lurking in an alley… Ages 9-13. Rights Available: World, all languages - excluding Turkish, German, Romanian.

Red Dirt Diary 1: Blue’s News (Series) By Katrina Nannestad

Red Dirt Diary is the hilarious tale of eleven-year-old tomboy Blue Weston, who lives with her family on a property outside Dubbo. Illustrated with black-and-white diary doodles throughout, it′s the perfect book for fans of Robin Klein′s Penny Pollard series and of Louise Rennison′s Georgia Nicolson series. Ages 8+ Rights Available: World, all languages.

Red Dirt Diary 2: Blue’s News (Series) By Katrina Nannestad

When Blue′s favourite teacher announces she′s engaged, Blue thinks she must have lost her mind. Why would Miss McKenzie want to get married? Especially to someone named James Linley Welsh-Pearson! Surely it couldn′t be because she loves him -- could it? Can Blue stop the wedding in time or will Miss McKenzie leave Hardbake Plains ... forever? Ages 8+ Rights Available: World, all languages.

Red Dirt Diary 3: Blue’s News (Series) By Katrina Nannestad

Blue Weston’s life is spiralling out of control.Her parents are sending her to boarding school next year.Her best friend has been abducted by zombies and replaced with a boy-crazy tween.And then there’s the drought that’s showing no signs of ending soon … It’s New Year’s Day, and Blue has resolved to keep a diary of the year’s events. Ages 8+ Rights Available: World, all languages.

Truly Tan

By Jen Storer, illustrated by Claire Robertson Meet Tan. She’s funny. She’s lively. She has the mind of a Great Detective ... Dear Diary, Our whole family has moved to the country. My sisters are disturbed and restless -- although that’s normal. What’s not normal is a cursed fox and a haunted clubhouse. At least the country people now have an expert who can solve mysteries . Really, it’s lucky I came along when I did.- TrulyTan. Rights Available: World, all languages.

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Junior Fiction

HarperCollins Publishers Australia

HarperCollinsPublishers Australia Rights Contact: Elizabeth O’Donnell elizabeth.odonnell@harpercollins.com.au ph. +61 2 99525458 www.harpercollins.com.au

Sarindi and the Lucky Bird (series) By Janine M. Fraser, illustrated by Kim Gamble

Sarindi thinks that luck is like a mischievous monkey, playing hide-and-seek. And luck seems to be hiding itself from Sarindi and his family. When Sarindi′s father has an accident and loses his job as a becak driver, he decides they must go to the bird market and buy a Lucky Bird. Then perhaps their luck will change? Ages 7-10. Rights Available: World, all languages.

Sarindi and the Lucky Buddha (series) By Janine M. Fraser, illustrated by Elise Hurst

Sarindi is certain he will never be unlucky again when he wins the lucky marble from Jaya. But luck is more mischievous than a monkey. When Sarindi′s mother becomes sick, Sarindi thinks that all the bad luck in the world has come to visit. He thinks there must be something he can do to help her get better. Ages 7-10. Rights Available: World, all languages.

Sarindi’s Dragon Kite: (series)

By Janine M. Fraser, illustrated by Elise Hurst Sarindi can’t wait to fly his new multi-coloured Dragon Kite with his father. But later that day an earthquake has flattened the nearby town of Bantul, where Sarindi’s cousins live. Suddenly, it is no time to be flying a kite. Have Sarindi’s cousins survived the earthquake? And will it ever be time to fly his beautiful kite? Ages 7-10. Rights Available: World, all languages.

The Song of the Winns: Gerander Trilogy Book 1 By Frances Watts, illustrated by David Francis

Alex, Alice and Alistair think they are just three ordinary mice, until Alistair mysteriously vanishes. Then Alex and Alice learn a secret about their family: a secret which means Alistair′s life is in danger - unless Alex and Alice can find him first... Ages 9-12. Rights Available: World, all languages - excluding North American, German.

The Spies of Gerander: Gerander Trilogy Book 2 By Frances Watts, illustrated by David Francis

But someone is determined to stop them -- someone who seems to know their every move. Is it possible FIG has a traitor? Ages 8-12. Rights Available: World, all languages - excluding North American, German.

The Secret of Zanzibar: Gerander Trilogy Book 3 By Frances Watts, illustrated by David Francis

Time is running out, as Queen Eugenia prepares to crown herself the absolute ruler of Greater Gerander. Alistair and Tibby Rose travel deep into dangerous territory to stop her, while Alice and Alex risk their lives by returning to the enemy stronghold they so recently fled. They must act now to restore Zanzibar to the throne, or lose their homeland forever.Ages 9-12. Rights Available: World, all languages.

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HarperCollins Publishers Australia The Naming of Tishkin Silk:The Kingdom of Silk (1)

HarperCollinsPublishers Australia Rights Contact: Elizabeth O’Donnell elizabeth.odonnell@harpercollins.com.au ph. +61 2 99525458 www.harpercollins.com.au

By Glenda Millard, illustrated by Caroline Magerl

Griffin Silk is an uncommon sort of boy, from an uncommon sort of family, and when he meets Layla, a princess with a daisy-chain crown, he knows he′s found a friend. So Griffin shares his inner thoughts with Layla and together they find a way to deal with his secret. Rights Available: World, all languages - excluding UK, US, Japanese, Turkish, Hebrew, Slovenian.

Layla Queen of Hearts: The Kingdom of Silk (2) By Glenda Millard, illustrated by Stephen Michael King

A friend like Layla comes along once in a lifetime, and Griffin Silk knows this with all his heart. Griffin′s daddy used to say that Layla had been sent to comfort them after Tishkin went away; ′like an arm about their shoulders, a candle in the dark or like golden syrup dumplings for the soul′.

Rights Available: World, all languages - excluding UK, US, Japanese, Turkish, Hebrew, Slovenian.

Perry Angel’s Suitcase:The Kingdom of Silk (2) By Glenda Millard, illustrated by Stephen Michael King

It has taken Perry Angel almost seven years to find the place where he belongs. He arrives at the Kingdom of Silk one day on the ten-thirty express, carrying only a small and shabby suitcase embossed with five golden letters. What do those letters mean? And why won′t Perry let go of his case? Rights Available: World, all languages - excluding UK, Turkish, Slovenian.

All The Colours of Paradise:The Kingdom of Silk (3) By Glenda Millard, illustrated by Stephen Michael King

Perry Angel’s favourite thing in the entire universe is drawing. But then something happens, and he fears he might never draw again. So when Mr Kadri, from the Colour Patch Café, announces a new category at the annual art exhibition, he gives Perry all the colours of Paradise, just in case he needs them ... Rights Available: World, all languages - excluding UK, Turkish.

Plum Puddings and Paper Moons: The Kingdom of Silk (4) By Glenda Millard, illustrated by Stephen Michael King

It′s almost Christmas in Cameron′s Creek and it′s a time for wishes, big and small. But Scarlet, the oldest of the Rainbow Girls, is not so sure if wishes can come true. The kitchen at the Kingdom of Silk is warm and sweet with the smell of buttery shortbread and steamed plum puddings... Rights Available: World, all languages - excluding UK, Turkish.

The Tender Moments of Saffron Silk: The Kingdom of Silk (6) By Glenda Millard, illustrated by Stephen Michael King

Flame-haired Saffron is the youngest of the five Silk sisters. Her family don’t know about the firebirds that come to warn her of terrible headaches. Saffron learns that her family’s love for her is deeper than she ever imagined. And that when you’re a Silk, miracles are never far from home... Ages 7+ Rights Available: World, all languages - excluding UK.

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Picture Books JoJo Publishing The Giant Bowl of Chocolate

Australian Licensing Corporation, Mary Hare, maryhare@alc-online.com Publisher: JoJo Publishing jo-media@bigpond.net.au ph: + 61 3 9681 7275 www.jojopublishing.com

By Marion Lucy, illustrated by Nathaniel Eckstrom This is a journey into a fantasy land that the child eventually tires of and returns home. Little Belle’s mornings begin the same way - every day...drumming on doors, stringing flags and flying on her trapeze, and while all of this is lots of fun, breakfast never is it’s always plain, old, gluggy, muggy, porridge! BUT...THIS MORNING IS DIFFERENT! When Belle wishes she had a giant bowl of chocolate instead of gluggy, muggy porridge she sets off on an adventure that takes her to a place she could never have imagined possible where she makes friends with The Giant... Rights Available: World.

Johnny and The Pelican

By Melva Ouliaris, illustrated by Meredith Thomas As the sun greets the water each day, the pelicans glide down from the sky and onto the beach for feeding time. Johnny and his mother are amongst the crowd that has gathered early along the promenage to witness this spectacular event. When the crowd grows weary and leaves, Johnny stays and what comes next is a gentle reminder that beautiful things come to those who wait. Rights Available: World.

Paws

By Kathy Finikakos, illustrated by Heath McKenzie Paws, a curious little baby bear who questioned everything, was taught all about the big wide world by his very famous father, Roman, who was a dancing bear. Roman also taught Paws that it was sometimes just best to be happy with your own corner of the world. Paws dreamed about his corner of the world but he didn’t really know where it was, so he set out in search of it, putting himself in grave danger along the way only to be rescued by his father. This little bear discovered that his own corner of the world was with his dad who loved him very much. The designer of Paws, Adam Luczcak, was the winner of The Young Designer of the Year Award’, 2010. Rights Available: World, excluding Chinese.

Sausage Curls

By Annette Cordina, illustrated by Heath McKenzie Everyone loves school holidays; everyone that is except Lucy. For Lucy, it means staying at Grandma’s and that means the ONE thing that Lucy dreads more than anything in the entire world: sausage curls! Lucy loves her Grandma and enjoys staying at her house, she just really, really doesn’t like having her hair twisted and twirled into a BIG, bouncy, ridiculous bundle of sausages. These school holidays, something has to change. Lucy has a plan. She is going to put an end to her Grandma’s sausage curls once and for all... Rights Available: World, excluding Chinese and Korean.

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Picture Books

Magabala Books

Magabala Books Rights Contact: Margaret Whiskin publishing@magabala.com ph. +61 8 9192 1991 www.magabala.com

Bubbay: A Christmas Adventure

By Josie Wowolla Boyle, illustrated by Fern Martins Bubbay lives in the outback spending his days protecting a herd of goats from dingoes. He sleeps in his swag under the stars and the only person he visits is Mrs Timms for chicken’s eggs. One night, just before Christmas, Bubbay wishes for something he has never had before. Rights Available: World, excluding ANZ.

Mark of the Wagarl

By Lorna Little, illustrated by Janice Lyndon Maadjit Walken is the Sacred Rainbow Serpent. She is the mother spirit and creator of Nyoongar Country in Western Australia. This is a story of how a little boy dared to question the wisdom of his elders and why he received the Sacred Water Snake for his totem. Rights Available: World, excluding ANZ.

Spinifex Mouse

By Norma MacDonald Spinifex Mouse is the heartwarming tale of Cheeky, a spinifex hopping mouse, who lives in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. One morning Cheeky shows off his clever acrobatic tricks in front of a hungry snake and becomes swept up in a heart-stopping and very risky adventure. Rights Available: World, excluding ANZ.

The Sugar Bag

By Nola Turner-Jensen, illustrated by Dub Leffler An adventure story about two young brothers on their way to visit their grandfather. Walking through the bush, they encounter an Australian native stingless bee. This gives Jimmy the opportunity to teach little Max all he has learned about hunting for ‘sugarbag’ or honey produced by this type of bee. Rights Available: World, excluding ANZ.

Junior Fiction Dingo’s Tree

By Gladys and Jill Milroy This is the story of Dingo, Wombat, Crow and their friends as they struggle to exist alongside the devastation of mining that is tearing up their beautiful homeland. This is a powerful children’s parable consisting of four chapters: Dingo’s Tree, The Raindrop, The Tree that Walked and The Last Tree. Rights Available: World, excluding ANZ.

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Picture Books

Penguin Group (Australia) I’m a Dirty Dinosaur

Penguin Group (Australia) Rights Contact: Peg McColl Peg.McColl@au.penguingroup.com ph. +61 3 9811 2411 www.penguin.com.au

By Janeen Brian, illustrated by Ann James The lively collaboration of author Janeen Brian and illustrator Ann James has created a delightful read-aloud book about a little dinosaur who just loves mud! Pre-schoolers won’t be able to resist joining in with both action and words in this rollicking romp of a story, about the best fun of all, playing with mud! Rights Available: US, Can, UK & Europe, Translation.

Gobbledygook is Eating a Book

By Arthur Basting and Justine Clark, illustrated by Tom Jellett The ‘monster’ is gobbling up books, and not in a good way. How is the little girl going to teach him to read the words and not eat them? A gorgeous, playful text that are two stories in one, artfully complemented by Tom Jellett’s signature artwork style. Rights Available: US, Can, UK & Europe, Translation.

One small island

By Alison Lester and Coral Tulloch Macquarie Island lies in the Southern Ocean, between Antarctica and New Zealand. A speck of green in the vast, windswept sea, it is a haven for many creatures that live above and below the waves. This beautifully presented book leaves us with an important question: can Macquarie Island, and places like it, be saved? Rights Available: US, Can, UK & Europe, Translation.

The Curious Explorer’s Illustrated Guide to Exotic Animals By Marc Martin

From armadillo to zebras, chameleons to quetzals, these exotic animals will surprise and delight. No curious explorer should be without Marc Martin’s stunning celebration of strange and beautiful creatures from all over the world. Here is a book of wonder, a unique and breathtaking treasure from one of Australia’s most outstanding new talents. Rights Available: US, Can, UK & Europe, Translation.

Today We Have No Plans

By Jane Godwin, illustrated by Anna Walker From the creators of the much-loved All Through the Year comes a journey through the week in the life of a typical busy family. Unstructured time is a rare thing these days. This book celebrates the importance and the joys of days that are free; days that have no plans. Rights Available: US, Can, UK & Europe,Translation (Rights sold to Korean-Bluebird Publishing).

The Treasure Box

By Margaret Wild, illustrated by Freya Blackwood At this time in history the themes of this book are especially relevant: the endurance of the human spirit, the legacy of our books and stories, and the hope for a better world. Margaret’s powerful text and Freya’s whimsical, evocative illustrations has produced a rare, important and timeless book. Rights Available: US, Can, UK & Europe, Translation.

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Junior Fiction

Penguin Group (Australia)

Penguin Group (Australia) Rights Contact: Peg McColl Peg.McColl@au.penguingroup.com ph. +61 3 9811 2411 www.penguin.com.au

Boris

By Andrew Joyner MEET BORIS! He lives with his Mum and Dad in Hogg Bay. Their home is a bus that once travelled all over the world but now stays put in their garden. Boris wishes the bus would travel again . . . Then, one morning, Boris feels a jolt while he is eating his breakfast.  Could it be?  Is the bus really moving?  Is Boris on an adventure at last? Rights Available: Can, UK & Europe, Translation; Rights sold: English in US-Scholastic; French-Rageot Editeur.

Freda the Free-Range Chook (Aussie Nibble series) By David Metzenthen, illustrated by Steven Axelsen

Freda the Free-Range Chook takes us inside the head of a feathered heroine who is funny, smart, absurdly confident, frequently accident-prone and thoroughly delightful. Kids love chooks, and Freda is a chook in a million. The Aussie Nibbles clear, easy-toread text and detailed, high-quality illustrations are specifically written for children with emerging reading skills. David Metzenthen is very well regarded and Stephen Axelsen’s distinctive artwork is immediately familiar. Rights Available: US, Can, UK & Europe, Translation.

Mr Moonlight (Ausie bites series) By Jane Carroll, illustrated by Anne Spudvilas

Mr Moonlight is a moving, suspenseful story with an environmental theme that underlines the importance of caring for our endangered wild animals. Aussie Bites easy-toread text design and delightful illustrations make them particularly suitable for children in the lower grades of primary school. Rights Available: US, Can, UK & Europe, Translation

The Red Wind

By Isobelle Carmody When a devastating red wind sweeps across the land, brothers Bily and Zluty are forced to fight for their survival and journey into the perilous unknown. Magical prose for younger readers, with Isobelle’s quirky yet evocative artwork. A tale of endurance, family bonds and our impact on our world; whatever world that is. Rights Available: US, Can, UK & Europe, Translation.

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Picture Books

Random House Australia

Random House Australia Rights Contact: Nerrilee Weir nweir@randomhouse.com.au ph. +61 2 8923 9892 www.randomhouse.com.au

One Very Tired Wombat By Renee Treml

A delightful counting book featuring a cast of cheeky Australian animals and lots of humour. One wombat is very tired, and he just wants to rest. The birds try to be quiet – well, some of them, anyway – but it seems that they’re not as quiet as they think. Poor tired wombat. Will he ever get some sleep? One Very Tired Wombat is a charming counting book featuring some very cheeky Australian animals. Rights Available: World.

Meet Ned Kelly (Meet... series) By Janeen Brian, illustrated by Matt Adams

A non-fiction picture books series about the extraordinary men and women who shaped Australia’s history, beginning with our most famous bushranger, Ned Kelly. Each book in the series features an up-and-coming Australian illustrator and has its own unique look and style. The aim of the series is to create engaging narratives through text and art to tell the stories of some of the extraordinary people who shaped Australian history. Rights Available: World.

Santa’s Secret

By Mike Dumbleton, illustrated by Tom Jellet Santa’s Secret offers a fresh take on Christmas in Australia. Written in light-hearted rhyming verse and illustrated with Tom Jellett’s unique and humorous illustrations, Santa’s Secret perfectly captures all the warmth and mischief of Christmas in Australia. The Christmas presents have all been delivered, but Santa is back on his sleigh. What is he up to? Where is he going? Quick . . . hop on board. Let’s find out. Rights Available: World.

Troggle the Troll

By Nick Falk, illustrated by Tony Lowe Troggle the troll would prefer to eat vegetables, not people. He lives with Mummy, Daddy and Baby Troll under a bridge. He is a happy troll . . . except at dinner time. Who wants to eat people every night? A first-time author with an idea for a vegetarian troll comes alive with Tony Lowe’s contemporary illustration style. Rights Available: World.

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Junior Fiction

Random House Australia

Random House Australia Rights Contact: Nerrilee Weir nweir@randomhouse.com.au ph. +61 2 8923 9892 www.randomhouse.com.au

Bureau Of Mysteries

By H.J. Harper, illustrated by Nahum Ziersch George Feather lives an uneventful life – until he falls down a chimney and discovers the Bureau of Mysteries, an eccentric group of investigators and codebreakers. George is recruited to help and, along with his partner, Imp, George follows the trails of evidence that each suspect leaves behind. Jampacked with action, hilarity and puzzles to solve. Rights Available: World, excluding ANZ.

Mort and Mortal Combat (Mort Series: Book1) By Martin Chatterton

Time flies when you’re having fun . . . Even when you’re Mortimer DeVere, the 10,000-year-old boy. But when unwelcome visitors arrive on Mort’s home turf, he and his sister have their hands full dealing with some of the stranger hobbies they’ve tried to keep secret from the outside world. Rights Available: World, excluding ANZ.

Mortified (Mort Series: Book 2) By Martin Chatterton

In a desperate bid for freedom, and with an angry Trish hot on their heels, Mort and Agnetha find themselves marooned in ancient Egypt along with a grumpy Queen Victoria, a nosy writer who believes in fairies, a hungry psycho crocodile, and a tunnel full of bloodthirsty mummies. Rights Available: World, excluding ANZ.

Tyrannosaurus in the Veggie Patch (Saurus Street Series: 1) By Nick Falk, illustrated by Tony Flowers

When Jack wishes for his own Tyrannosaurus, he doesn’t expect one to turn up in the veggie patch. He and his friend Toby build a time machine. But when they get sent back to the Cretaceous period along with the t-rex, there’s more than one troublesome tyrannosaur to deal with. Tony and Nick met on a beach in Tasmania, and it was dinosaur love at first sight. Rights Available: World, excluding ANZ.

A Pterodactyl Stole My Homework (Saurus Street Series: 2) By Nick Falk, illustrated by Tony Flowers

What bad luck! Just when Sam’s finished his homework a pterodactyl flies through the window and steals it. Poor Sam. It’s the fifth piece of homework he’s lost this month. With the help of big brother Nathan, Sam builds a pterodactyl suit and sets off for Saurus Hill. But there’s an egg-shaped surprise in store for them up there! Rights Available: World, excluding ANZ.

Stories for Five Year Olds (series)

Edited by Linsay Knight, illustrations by Tom Jellett Two toy gorillas, a problem with bubblegum, a very hungry boy, a girl who likes exploring, a postman with a problem, mysterious bush creatures and a gorilla adventure . . . you’ll find all these in Stories for 5 Year Olds. Once you start reading, you won’t want to stop! Rights Available: World, excluding ANZ.

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Picture Books

Scholastic Australia/Omnibus Books

Scholastic Australia Rights Contact: Claire Pretyman, claire_pretyman@scholastic.com.au ph. +61 2 9413 8305 www.scholastic.com.au

Biscuits from Home

By Phil Cummings, illustrated by Owen Swan Scholastic Press Rachel is in the kitchen, warm and safe. Her father is in the trenches, cold and afraid. When Rachel makes him biscuits, she adds the love and hope that he needs. A touching story of a family torn apart by war but brought together through the powerful simplicity of homemade biscuits Rights Available: World, excluding ANZ.

Hold on Tight By Sara Acton

Scholastic Press “Hold on tight to my hand today. You wouldn’t want to blow away. Would you?” A little girl imagines all the adventures and characters that she might encounter if she set sail on the wind. Rights Available: World, excluding ANZ..

Peggy

By Anna Walker Scholastic Press Peggy lives in a small house in a quiet street. One blustery day a big gust of wind sweeps down and scoops up leaves, twigs and . . . Peggy! The wind blows Peggy into the city, where she discovers strange new things, but how will she find her way back home? Peggy is a beautiful stand-alone title by Anna that we will be introducing at Bologna in 2013. Rights Available: World, excluding ANZ..

Banjo Bounces Back By Lachie Hume Omnibus Books A story about what happens when Banjo, a Hoofball Star, loses his will to play. Another funny, deceptively simple story from Lachie Hume - about self-esteem, the value of friendship and the importance of belonging. Beautiful watercolour illustrations. Rights Available: World, excluding ANZ..

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Picture Books

Scholastic Australia/Omnibus Books

Scholastic Australia Rights Contact: Claire Pretyman claire_pretyman@scholastic.com.au ph. +61 2 9413 8305 www.scholastic.com.au

Tanglewood

By Margaret Wild, illustrated by Vivienne Goodman Omnibus Books Tanglewood lives on an island far away visited only by the wind. One day a bird shelters from the storm among its branches and a precious bond is formed. But Seagull belongs to the sky and, too soon, must leave. Will she ever return? Rights Available: World, excluding ANZ..

The Gift

By Penny Matthews, illustrated by Martin McKenna Omnibus Books A rather plain bear sits next to a gorgeous plush crocodile in the toy shop among all the special Christmas toys. As each waits to be chosen, Brown Bear makes his own gift to his friend. Rights Available: World, excluding ANZ.

The Terrible Suitcase

By Emma Allen, illustrated by Freya Blackwood Omnibus Books It’s the first day of school and all the children have special backpacks, except one – she has a terrible suitcase. A story about how imagination can make magic out of anything. Beautiful illustrations by fantastically popular artist Freya Blackwood, winner of the 2010 Kate Greenaway Medal for Harry & Hopper. Rights Available: World, excluding ANZ..

Junior Fiction Eric Vale: Epic Fail

By Michael Gerard Bauer, illustrated by Joe Bauer Scholastic Press Ever had a stupid nickname? A rotten run of bad luck? A best friend who just looks on the bright side – even when the bright side looks black? Well, eric vale’s got all three, and they’re pushing him towards the epic-est of all epic fails! Rights Available: World, excluding ANZ, Germany.

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Picture Books

University of Queensland Press Brave Squish Rabbit

UQP Rights Contact: Kristina Schulz kristinas@uqp.uq.edu.au ph. +61 7 3365 2421 www.uqp.com.au

By Katherine Battersby

Brave Squish Rabbit is the follow-up to the hugely popular and endearing picture book Squish Rabbit. A tale celebrating the joy of friendship from the CBCA Crichton Award shortlisted author, Katherine Battersby. Printed with a fun glow-in-the-dark and squishy cover perfect for little hands! Rights Available: World, excluding ANZ..

Schumann the Shoeman (paper back) By John and Stella Danalis

An award-winning picture book with a difference from celebrated author and illustrator team, John and Stella Danalis. Lyrical, meaningful and stunningly beautiful, this picture book challenges readers to think about where things come from and the world of big business. A picture book with a soul. Rights Available: World, excluding Korea and Japan
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The Red Wheelbarrow By Briony Stewart

From award-winning author/illustrator Briony Stewart comes an endearing picture book celebrating the simple joys of childhood and everyday life. Rights Available: World.

Junior Fiction My Totally Awesome Story

By Pat Flynn, illustrated by Peter Carnavas As Duane fills in his writing workbook with his wicked stories and cartoons, he hilariously details his run-ins with the deputy principal, his misadventures with his best mate Meatball, his crush on hot girl Jackie, as well as his dreams to jump over 100 cars on his motorbike. Rights Available: World.

Word Hunters: The Curious Dictionary By Nick Earls, illustrated by Terry Whidborne

A mysterious, action-packed series for the word nerd in us all. Twins Lexi and Al are blasted into history to hunto down the words that threaten to vanish from our past and our present. Their lives and the future of the world are at stake! Rights Available: World.

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Picture Books

Walker Books Australia Granny Grommet and Me

Walker Books Australia Rights Contact: Melissa Keown melissa.keown@walkerbooks.com.au ph. +61 2 9517 9577 www.walkerbooks.com.au

By Dianne Wolfer, illustrated by Karen Blair Granny likes to hit the surf. It looks like fun, but there are strange things under the waves… Dianne Wolfer is an award-winning author. Karen Blair is a relative newcomer who has also written and illustrated Baby Animal Farm, the first in a new series of books for babies. Rights Available: World, all languages.

In the Lion

By James Foley In the city there’s a zoo. In the zoo there’s a lion. In the lion there’s… James Foley is an award-winning illustrator. This is his first book as author and illustrator. Rights Available: World, all languages.

Somebody’s House

By Katrina Germein, illustrated by Anthea Stead At the bottom of town lies a long looping street. I wonder who lives here. Who will we meet? This ideal read-aloud integrates concepts such as colours and sizes. Anthea Stead is a graphic designer and illustrator. This is her first picture book. Katrina Germein is an award-winning author. Rights Available: World, all languages.

Ted

By Leila Rudge Ted is a smart dog, with his own jumper. But nobody notices him. Will Ted find the perfect place to live? Leila Rudge’s first book as author and illustrator. Duck for a Day and No Bears (written by Meg McKinlay) were both short-listed for CBCA Awards and also published by Candlewick Press. Rights Available: World, all languages.

The Greatest Liar on Earth

By Mark Greenwood, illustrated by Frane Lessac When Louis de Rougemont recounts astonishing experiences of catastrophe and miraculous events critics say he’s an impostor. Are Louis’s tales true? Or is he the greatest liar on Earth? Frané Lessac is an artist of international renown. Simpson and His Donkey was Honour Book for the 2009 CBCA Eve Pownall Award. Rights Available: World, all languages.

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Picture Books

Walker Books Australia The Race For the Chinese Zodiac

Walker Books Australia Rights Contact: Melissa Keown melissa.keown@walkerbooks.com.au ph. +61 2 9517 9577 www.walkerbooks.com.au

By Gabrielle Wang, illustrated by Sally Rippin

Black Dog Books, an imprint of Walker Books Australia The Jade Emperor has declared a great race: the first twelve animals to cross the river win a place in the Chinese Zodiac. Thirteen animals line up. Who will miss out? A Notable Book in the 2011 CBCA Picture Book of the Year Awards. Sally Rippin has illustrated over 40 children’s books. Rights Available: World, excluding: US, UK, Simplified Chinese for China excluding Hong Kong and Macao.

Tom and Tilly

By Jedda Robaard Black Dog Books, an imprint of Walker Books Australia Bath time can be an adventure! Join Tom and his teddy bear Tilly for a journey across the high seas. Jedda Robaard has studied drawing, printmaking, graphic design and typography, and runs an art studio for children. Rabbit’s Year (written by Melissa Keil) was her first picture book. Rights Available: World, excluding US.

Junior Fiction Hercules: Champion of the World By Nigel Gray, illustrated by Heath McKenzie

Hercules is the best at everything. King Eury is jealous and wants to get rid of Herc. Will Herc be the best at surviving? Heath McKenzie is a much-loved and successful children’s book illustrator whose work ranges from early childhood picture books to YA novel covers. Rights Available: World, excluding UK.

Princess Betony and the Unicorn (Book 1) By Pamela Freeman, illustrated by Tamsin Ainslie

When Princess Betony’s dryad mother disappears into the Dark Forest, Betony must find her, no matter what. But first she must catch a unicorn! Initially published in a small hardback gift format with a jacket and ribbon. Tamsin Ainslie has been published both in Australia and overseas and has won several awards. Rights Available: World rights, all languages.

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Junior Fiction

Walker Books Australia

Walker Books Australia Rights Contact: Melissa Keown melissa.keown@walkerbooks.com.au ph. +61 2 9517 9577 www.walkerbooks.com.au

Samurai Kids 7: Red Fox

By Sandy Fussell, illustrated by Rhian Nest James On the way to India, the Sea Dragon is shipwrecked. Niya is washed up alone on a deserted beach. Will the samurai kids ever be the same again? Rhian Nest James has illustrated many books in Australia and internationally. She has won many awards for her books. Rights Available: World rights, all languages.

Vinni Versus Bluebottle

By Gerry Bobsien, illustrated by Shane von Westernhagen Vinni’s down at the beach trying to stay cool. But when he meets an evil bluebottle he is flung into a strange underwater world. Can Vinni escape back to land? Shane von Westernhagen is an illustrator whose work is regularly exhibited. This is his first book. Rights Available: World rights, all languages.

Maxx Rumble Cricket 1: Rattled!

By Michael Wagner, illustrated by Terry Denton Black Dog Books, an imprint of Walker Books Australia Can Maxx Rumble survive the pressure of facing Happy Mackay? Or will the Saints start the cricket season with a shock loss? Terry Denton has illustrated over 100 books. Felix & Alexander won the 1986 CBCA Picture Book of the Year Award. Terry has since been short-listed for awards in Australia and internationally. Rights Available: World rights, all languages.

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Picture Books

Working Title Press

Working Title Press Rights Contact: Jane Covernton workingt@esc.net.au ph. +61 8 82716665 www.workingtitlepress.com.au

Millie’s Special Something

By Tania Cox, illustrated by David Miller Big, bad Reggie loves to scare Millie. It’s fun. But not for Millie. It’s frightening! Her friends each have a special something to make them feel brave.So why doesn’t she? Or does she? Engaging story line full of noise, action and humour Intriguing colourful, detailed paper sculptures. Rights Available: World, excluding ANZ.

Pooka

By Carol Chataway, illustrated by Nina Rycroft From the moment she is discovered on the doorstep, everyone loves Pooka. She’s the best dog ever! ‘Don’t go getting attached,’ Grandad warns. But it’s too late for that! A heart-warming story of a lost dog and the impact she has on a small boy. Rights Available: World, excluding ANZ.

Sam the Cat

By Sam Bowring, illustrated by Andrew McLean Sam lives very happily in a tumble-down house with Jane and Ian. But when Jane and Ian bring home a baby boy, not only does the baby get all the attention – he even steals Sam’s name! Sam is so cross he decides to leave home. A light-hearted, true story Touches on themes of jealousy and sibling rivalr. By one of Australia’s most established illustrators Rights Available: World, excluding ANZ.

The Little Dinosaur

By Catriona Hoy, illustrated by Andrew Plant Long ago, before Australia existed, a little dinosaur with big eyes roamed the Antarctic forests. One day the little dinosaur fell and hurt her leg. She struggled to keep up with her herd. Time passed and the world changed but the discovery of the little dinosaur’s leg bone millions of years later, meant she would not be forgotten.An excellent introduction to geology, fossils and palaeontology. Rights Available: World, excluding ANZ.

The Windy Farm

By Doug MacLeod, illustrated by Craig Smith Why would anyone want to live on a farm where the winds are so fierce that even the pigs are blown away? Fortunately Mum is a clever inventor and can think of one very good reason. An hilarious and pertinent picture book about the environment. Rights Available: World, excluding ANZ.

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International Awards International Awards - Australian Authors and Illustrators Australia has produced a host of outstanding children’s book authors and illustrators. Many of these creators have been recognised through some of the most prestigious international children’s book awards. The following constitutes a list of many of the most predominant international awards for children’s literature and their Australian recipients - many of whom have been represented at our exhibitions in Bologna over the past couple of years. This is by no means a comprehensive list, but simply contains some of the highlights: Robert Ingpen, Bob Graham Nominee 2012 (Hans Christian Andersen Award); Sonya Hartnett, Shaun Tan (Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award); Jan Ormerod, Gregory Rogers, Bob Graham, Freya Blackwood (Kate Greenaway Medal); Julie Vivas, Bob Graham, Jeannie Baker, Shaun Tan (Boston Globe Horn Book Award); Markus Zusak, Shaun Tan, Ron Brooks, Margaret Wild (Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis); Shaun Tan, Armin Greder and Libby Gleeson (Bologna Ragazzi Award); Melina Marchetta, Marcus Zusak, Margot Lanagan, Judith Clarke, Sonya Hartnett (Michael L. Printz Award); Sonya Hartnett (International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award). Sonya Hartnett (Commonwealth Writer’s Prize); Bob Graham (Charlotte Zolotow Award); Sonya Hartnett (Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize); Armin Greder and Libby Gleeson, Julie Vivas and Mem Fox, Jan Ormerod, Graeme Base, Sonya Hartnett, Nadia Wheatley, Bob Graham, Ron Brooks and Margaret Wild, Robert Ingpen (International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY) Honour Diploma).

Sponsors Books Illustrated is a gallery in Melbourne Australia that, for over twenty years, has promoted Australian picture books, their creators and their art. The gallery represents a wide range of Australian illustrators and curates and tours exhibitions around Australia and internationally. www.booksillustrated.com.au

The Australian Publishers Association (APA) is the peak industry body for Australian book, journal and electronic publishers. Established in 1948, the association is an advocate for all Australian publishers: large or small; commercial or non-profit; academic or popular; locally or overseas owned. www.publishers.asn.au/ The Copyright Agency (CA) is an Australian copyright management company whose role is to provide a bridge between creators and users of copyright material. It allocates funds to cultural development by supporting a wide variety of projects (including this one) which aim to encourage, and provide practical assistance to creators and the Australian cultural community generally.
 With a particular focus to support innovation in the Australian creative industries to develop local and

Splitting Image are one of Australia’s most technologically advanced digital Pre-Press companies servicing many publishers of Australian picture books. As printer of all the images, they are a generous sponsor of the exhibition. www.splittingimage.com.au

Eric by Shaun Tan

foreign markets for Australian works. www.copyright.com.au/

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The Australian Children’s Laureates for 2012 and 2013 are Alison Lester and Boori Monty Pryor. This prestigious national honour is awarded by the Australian Children’s Literature Alliance (ACLA) to promote the transformational power of reading, creativity and story in the lives of young Australians. As Laureates Alison and Boori are national and international ambassadors for Australian children’s literature and visit all states and territories telling their stories and being part of an active literary culture. Each is engaged in their own Laureate Project and you can follow their progress on the Children’s Laureate website.

Alison Lester is one of Australia’s most popular authors. She has written and illustrated over 25 picture books including Clive Eats Alligators, Magic Beach, Noni the Pony and One Small Island (with Coral Tulloch). Are We There Yet? is a modern Australian classic and was chosen as the feature book for the National Year of Reading 2012. Her books are published in many languages and are loved by children around the world. Alison believes children need adventures and the freedom to imagine. She has always been a bookworm and often reads for hours in the middle of the night. Alison’s Laureate project This is My Place will be a collaborative project: a book by children for children.

One Small Island Author/Illustrator: Alison Lester and Coral Tulloch

Penguin Books

Meet Alison and Boori at the Australian Stand each day and at the Authors’ Cafe on Monday 25th, 4.30pm for the International Laureate Summit.

Boori Monty Pryor is an indigenous Australian born in Townsville, North Queensland in 1950. His father is from the Birri-gubba Nation of the Bowen region and his mother’s tribal group from Yarrabah, near Cairns, is the Kunggandji. Boori has worked in film, television, modelling, sport, music and theatre-in-education. He has written several award-winning books with Meme McDonald including Maybe Tomorrow, My Girragundji, The Binna Binna Man and Njunjul the Sun. Shake A Leg, his picture book with Jan Ormerod, won the Prime Minister’s Award in 2011. During 2012 filming has begun for Boori’s Laureate project Storykeepers, a documetary about his life and work.

Shake A Leg Author: Boori Monty Pryor

Illustrator: Jan Ormerod

Allen & Unwin

www.childrenslaureate.org.au

APA Bologna Rights Catalogue 2013  

This rights catalogue includes all of the titles being exhibited in the APA Bologna 2013 'Hello! from Australian' book and print display. Th...

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