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.
We’ve put together this little video to celebrate our brand new collection of previously unpublished and uncollected short stories by New Zealand’s late, great Janet Frame. ‘Between My Father and the King: New and Uncollected Stories’ is in bookshops now. Hope you like it!
“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
This is not a politics blog, but I’m going to write something about the stated policy position of Australia’s Liberal Party on broadband.
Emma Baker reveals the secrets of the incredibly popular ‘Storytime’ program at the State Library of Victoria
Three years on, our programs now run every week (in Experimedia) with 120-150 families joining us each session. It’s great to have built such close relationship with our families and to be able to watch as their child grow and learn through play.
To celebrate Walk Safely to School Day we’re sharing a sneak peek of Serge Bloch’s ingenious illustrations about Sam and his Dad.
With Mother’s Day coming up this Sunday we wanted to share with you some of the beautiful images from ‘Waiting for Mummy’, by Tae-Jun Lee & Dong-Sung Kim.
A positive response from the children’s book blogging community about Davide Cali and Maurizio Quarello’s Little Eskimo and his companions. Here are some snippets to tempt you to read the articles in full! This fable-like story is an homage to the child within us all – who looks to the future, brimming with questions and perhaps also […]
To celebrate World Poetry Day we thought you might enjoy listening to Janet Frame’s 2002 reading of ‘Friends Far Away Die’ from her collection of poems, ‘The Goose Bath’.
In May last year, in a cute little cafe in Eltham, Victorian CBCA president Jo Goodman interviewed Davide Cali for Magpies magazine. One of the books they talked about was ‘I Like Chocolate’. We thought, with all the chocolate day dreaming going on, you’d enjoy this part of the interview…
Being a publisher of children’s books I’m often asked if I know of any literacy resources I could recommend. As well as suggesting our title, ‘Teaching Kids to Read’ by Fay Tran, I’ve also been directing people to blog, Planning with Kids, and their fantastic posts throughout February focusing on Literacy.
To celebrate World Book Day we would like to share a series of photographs sent to us by our Italian author Davide Cali. As you can see he LOVES all different types of stories. Thank you again to Kids Book Review and My Book Corner blogs for the first posting of Davide’s 15 Good Reasons to […]
We have interviewed illustrator Maurizio Quarello about his inspirations and methods in creating the stunning artwork for our picture book, ‘The Little Eskimo’ (written by Davide Cali). We hope you enjoy the interview below as much as we did!
It’s still not too late to order ‘the LOVE collection’ on Hardtofind.
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.
“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’.
Lest we forget.
In November, Wilkins Farago is supporting the Man, Dog, Boat Exhibition run by Gasworks Arts Park in Port Melbourne. Gasworks are calling all young writers and illustrators to submit an entry for the Man, Dog, Boat Exhibition and Awards Ceremony and winners have a chance to take home some of our books. Children are invited to imagine the […]
A nice positive review from Tania McCartney on Kids Book Review. Here’s an extract: Cali once again touches the heart strings whilst simultaneously gadding about with romping humour – and a cleverly honed level of perception that really gives the brain a workout. You can read the full review here, and view the book trailer here. […]
Merry Christmas from everyone at Wilkins Farago!