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.
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
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.
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’.
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.
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!
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.
“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).
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.
Food, wine and shopping all in the name of a great cause. What better way to spend a Friday night in Melbourne?