Davide Cali and Maurizio Quarello’s stirring tale of a young boy’s search for the truth about his father, has been nominated for Germany’s most prestigious children’s book prize.
Gaetan Doremus’ Empty Fridge has been announced as an award winner at this week’s annual Bologna Children’s Book Fair.
Melbourne independent book publisher Wilkins Farago is one of three publishers nominated in the Oceania region for the highly prestigious 2015 Bologna Prize for the Best Children’s Publisher of the Year.
Comic-loving Swiss-Italian Davide Cali is one of our favourite kids’ authors. We like him so much, we’ve published 11 of his books, the most recent of which is the wonderful My Father the Great Pirate. Here’s his characteristically quirky end-of-year message.
Today is National Bookshop Day in Australia. Bookshops around the country and putting on special activities and promotions to remind us all that they serve a vital role in our communities.
Not only do we love reading books, but also like reading books about books—from literary biographies to books about book design, and those occasional gems: books by and about publishers. Here’s a list of the books about books sitting our bookshelves.
Can you imagine a world at peace? Come along to the three events as part of Yarra Plenty Regional Library’s Marketplace of Ideas series and challenge your thinking, share ideas and help create a plan for a peaceful future.
Looking for something special for your partner or kids this Valentine’s Day?
As a special thank you to the Wilkins Farago team Davide Cali gave each of us a ‘blad’ or author/illustrator proof of one of his books.
Watch an interactive reading of ‘Empty Fridge’ by Emma Baker, Family Program Officer at the State Library Victoria, as part of Gusto! Family Day in Social Inclusion Week.
Davide Cali gives us 15 reasons to read a book. (As if we needed one!)
“I always take the opportunity to chat to my neighbour’s about their plots and it’s our common thread. I think edible gardening could be a common thread for many people.” (Mat Pembler from The Little Veggie Patch Co).
The Rotary Club have teamed up with Social Inclusion Week to support Empty Fridge reaching schools all over Australia.
Wilkins Farago’s Andrew Wilkins will be at the Frankfurt Book Fair this week. You can follow his progress online.
This Saturday (11 August) is National Bookshop Day, a day to celebrate bookshops’ important place in our communities. To celebrate, we’re focusing this week on some of the bookshops which are local to Wilkins Farago’s own community in Melbourne’s inner south. Today: Readings St Kilda.
We’re delighted to announce that the Reading for Social Peace Project is now up and running.
Vincent Pianina, the illustrator of Davide Cali’s new graphic novel 10 Little Insects, has just completed a new music video for the French band Ödland. Amazing.
‘European author and illustrator Davide Cali is like a magician, keeping 100-odd preppies at Albert Park Primary School entertained with his hand-made books.’ – Herald-Sun
Book distributor Dennis Jones highlights the lengths some independent publishers go to to get their books to market, and the extra costs that are never included in the book’s final retail price.
Happy Mother’s Day!
My Little Bookcase uses the Davide Cali/Anna-Laura Cantone classic, ‘A Dad Who Measures Up’, as the springboard for an exploration of what makes Dad special. You won’t believe the lengths they go to!
Lila Prap’s ‘Why?’ lead our Top 10 books at last weekend’s Clunes Booktown Festival
We returned from Clunes Booktown Festival with renewed energy, after talking about our books to many parents, teachers and librarians and, most encouraging of all, watching kids paw over them enthusiastically.
“Genius.” My Book Corner’s verdict on Davide Cali and Vincent Pianina’s forthcoming ’10 Little Insects’. Cali blog tour, day 3.
The next Clunes Booktown Festival is coming up soon, on 5 and 6 May, and this year we’ll be there too.
If an award falls to a writer and no-one notices, was it actually given?
Wilkins Farago Director Andrew Wilkins will be giving a talk on children’s and genre publishing at a Writers Victoria event at 7pm on Monday 21 May.
We’ve just completed a natty looking promotional banner for Davide Cali, who is touring in May.
Loads of books, sunshine, a buoyant Australian Open crowd and BMX Bandits on the Fed Square big screen. What more could you want on Australia Day?
Ever wondered what a real live publisher looks like? If you’re in Melbourne this Australia Day, why not come and find out?