The horses are ready at the starting line. The jockeys are sitting nervously. The crowd is waiting with baited breath…and then – BANG – They’re off! But this is no ordinary horse race. It’s crazy. It’s hilarious. It’s full of surprises. In fact, it’s EPIC! A new picture book for kids has been released […]
What if we could measure human emotions the same way we measure a kilo of flour, the distance to the shops or the days’ temperature? A new children’s book attempts to answer this very question. In the book, Marcel Gramme is an engineer working at the Bureau of Weights and Measures—an amazing place where everything […]
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.
Reviewer Joy Lawn has elected Oyvind Torseter’s The Hole as one of her four children’s books of the year in the December issue of Australian Book Review.
Kampung Boy, Lat’s wonderful cartoon memoir about growing up in a Malaysian village, is featured in the latest edition of the New South Wales Department of Education English ebulletin for grades 7 to 12.
‘Almost one hundred years after the events of WW1, the story ‘Between My Father and the King’ was identified by the Manchester Review as ‘a controversial account of the Great War’, so it’s easy to see why Frame never submitted the story for publication during her lifetime.’
The interest in the United States has been particularly strong, driven by positive reviews such as this one in the influential School Library Journal.
‘This is one of the most powerful picture books I’ve read for some time.’ The superlatives keep flowing for Karin Gruss and Tobias Kreijschi’s new picture book for older readers, ‘One Red Shoe’.
‘Told from an adult’s point of view, One Red Shoe is a sophisticated and powerful story for older readers … ‘
The July edition of Magpies magazine features reviews of two of our new books: Oyvind Torseter’s The Hole and Karis Gruss and Tobias Krejschi’s One Red Shoe (more of the latter review in a later post). Poignantly, the review of The Hole was written by Jo Goodman, who died earlier this month.
How do you even start to explain to a child what’s happening in the Middle East?
Picture books can be amazing teaching tools in the classroom. It’s one reason why we produce extensive teachers’ notes for all our books.
A sensitive review of Janet Frame’s posthumous collection of short stories, Between My Father and the King by Sophia Barnes in the June/July issue of Australian Book Review.
If you’re looking to spend some quality time with your kids, one of the best things you can do is cuddle up with them and read a book.
“Slices of quiche, slices of life,” we read, as the quiche fad spreads from the building across the whole city. “It’s such a pleasant and refreshing thing to do,” this sharing of food, that “people find themselves asking: ‘Why don’t we do this every day?’ ” – Wall Street Journal, Book Review: Droughts and Squalls
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.
A remote island and a weekend getaway, with murder on the menu…
The reviewer says, “The colors are obvious and effective, and the ridiculous twist at the end is paced beautifully. Tweens and teens who have outgrown Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew will be tickled by this send-up of the genre.”
It’s still not too late to order ‘the LOVE collection’ on Hardtofind.
Independent Melbourne bookseller Brunswick Bound highlights Davide Cali and Anna-Laura Cantone’s delightful What is this thing called love? on their news blog.
What is this thing called love? written by Davide Cali and illustrated by Anna Laura Cantone is a delightful and subtle attempt to explain love to kids – not just romantic love, but the love that binds homes and families together.
We don’t see many picture books for grown-ups, but we couldn’t resist publishing I Love Kissing You, a wonderfully romantic and funny celebration of the kiss.
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).
We were thrilled to see one of our illustrators, Serge Bloch celebrated in ‘Little Big Books: illustrations for children’s picture books’, showcasing the Wilkins Farago cover design of ‘The Enemy’.