David Cali and Anna-Laura Cantone’s ‘A Dad Who Measures Up’ has been chosen as one of five books for Father’s Day by kids book blog Kinder Books With Everything.
Nice interview with Fay Tran, author of Teaching Kids to Read, in the Melbourne Age newspaper.
Teaching Kids to Read contains all the essential lists to help with spelling and reading. As we were limited to the number of pages in our book, however, we have made even more lists available online as free bonus material here. The lists include: Onset Rime words in vertical format Onset Rime words in […]
Our video for Lat’s fabulous ‘Kampung Boy’ has just passed 10,000 views on YouTube.
A positive review of Fay Tran’s new book, ‘Teaching Kids to Read’, in ‘Bookseller+Publisher’ magazine.
Fay Tran, author of our new title Teaching kids to Read, has prepared a set of phonogram cards which you can download free from the Wilkins Farago website.
Your old books can make a difference: Our latest guest post comes from Angela Esnouf, founder and Principal of Creating Order from Chaos.
Literacy specialist Fay Tran explains why she wrote her new book, ‘Teaching Kids to Read’.
‘Grammar … will be a tough subject even for teachers when a new national curriculum reintroduces basic literacy skills next year.’
‘This beautiful and inspiring book chronicles the experiences of a young girl growing up during China’s Cultural Revolution.’ – Victorian Dept of Education
Our top 10 bestsellers in Australian bookshops in June …
It’s hard to convey Lat’s standing in his own country. In 1994, he was granted the honorary title of Datuk by the Malaysian Government. His cartoons are seen regularly in the national newspaper, a film and TV series of Kampung Boy was made in 1997. Malaysia has even issued postage stamps of his Kampung Boy drawings, and AirAsia has decorated one of its Boeing 737s in his honour.
Here’s a short promotional video on our August publication, ‘Teaching Kids to Read’ by Australian literacy specialist Fay Tran.
I’ve been rejecting an increasing number of proposals from authors recently and it’s struck me it might be helpful to them to set down some of the things we’re looking for or not looking for.
Over the past few years, Wilkins Farago has built a reputation for publishing children’s picture books from around the world. Our next book couldn’t be more different. It’s adult nonfiction, has only minimal illustration and the author is Australian. But it’s probably the most important book we’ve published so far.
Our top 10 bestsellers in bookshops in May were: The Bear with the Sword (1) The Red Piano (2) The Enemy (7) Piano Piano (-) A Dad Who Measures Up (8) Kampung Boy (-) Waiting for Mummy (-) Santa’s Suit (-) I Like Chocolate (4) The Goose Bath Poems (-) (*) denotes last months ranking.
June’s book of the month – Piano Piano – Outstanding International Book – USBBY
Buy a Wilkins Farago book online before Mother’s Day and we’ll give 20% of the proceeds to breast cancer research.
Janet Frame, author of The Goose Bath, was voted one of the top three woman writers of the last 50 years by readers in New Zealand in a new poll.
Read an interview with Gianluca Foli, illustrator of our latest children’s picture book, The Bear with the Sword.
‘The Bear with the Sword is a beautifully presented tale … this is a book every parent should have on their shelves.’
Our top 10 bestsellers in bookshops in March were:
Davide Cali and Serge Bloch’s powerful anti-war book for children, The Enemy, has been included in the US Board on Books for Young People’s 2010 list of Outstanding International Books.
‘Surely there has not been a better-depicted bear since “We’re Going on a Bear Hunt”.’—Readings Hawthorn on ‘The Bear with the Sword’
Order ‘I Like Chocolate’ before Wednesday 31st March (12pm) and you’ll save $10 off the recommended retail price ($24.99) and receive free delivery (within Australia).
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Illustrator Serge Bloch‘s work is featured in an exhibition “Monsters and Miracles: A Journey through Jewish Picture Books”, to be held at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles on Wednesday April 7. He will also participate in a panel discussion with a group of other distinguished authors such as Caldecott Medal winners Mordiciai Gerstein and […]
Meet Davide Cali, the multi-talented, guitar-wielding author of our new children’s picture book, The Bear with the Sword.
Join Andrew Wilkins of Wilkins Farago and other SPUNC members at the Victorian Writers Centre for a panel discussion on Small Press and Magazine Publishers, 31 March 2010.
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