Episode 27 - Artist at Work

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Sarah Davis illustrated her first picture book in 2008, and in 2010 quit her day job and began illustrating and designing books full time. Since then, she has illustrated 37 books, designed 11, and been shortlisted for 33 major awards in Australia and New Zealand.


Sarah’s first book as author, illustrator AND designer will be released by HarperCollins in 2019. She is also proud to be an ambassador for Room to Read, and the Illustrator Coordinator for the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (Australia East/NZ), also known as SCBWI.


In addition to her illustration work, Sarah is now Associate Art Director at Walker Books Australia.



Find out more about Sarah and her books at:


Website: www.sarah-davis.org

Facebook: @Sarah Davis Illustration

Instagram: @sarahsketchy

Some of Sarah's books include:

Kids Capers - Winners of the 2018 Wombat Books Illustration Challenge

Blake lives in Queensland and he is a keen drawer, photography enthusiast and interested in all

things technology related. Blake particularly enjoys drawing buildings and using watercolours to

create Australian landscape scenes. Blake is looking forward to learning more drawing techniques

this year as well as upgrading his camera.

Ruby is 8 years old (will be nine very soon!) and lives in the

Eastern Suburbs of Sydney with her mum, dad, brother and Golden Retriever. Ruby has a wide range of creative interests, including drawing, painting, ceramics, sewing, crafting and scrapbooking.

Ruby also loves dancing and spends about 7 hours a week in the studio where she attends ballet, jazz, tap and contemporary dance classes.


To learn more about the Wombat Books Illustration Challenge: Around Australia in 30 Places, and to see the full list of finalists, head to: 


Whatcha Readin?

Kate recommends Lifesize by Sophy Henn, published by Boffin Books.


Once Upon A Small Rhinoceros

Liz recommends Ivanhoe Swift Left Home at Six, written by Jane Godwin, illustrated by A. Yi and published by Allen & Unwin.


Truly Tan Jen Storer

Nat recommends Cocoon by Aura Parker, published by Scholastic.



This week, Liz's shout-out is about a fun new kids’ book venture by authors Adrian Beck and Sally Rippin. It’s called The KidLit Club and it’s a fortnightly kids’ book show full of book talk and interviews. Search for KidLit Club on Facebook, join their group and watch their fortnightly show when it’s released.

Facebook: @TheKidLitClub

On Our Radar

March = book launch month! Come and join us at these amazing book launches ...


Competition Details


This episode, thanks to our friends at Walker Books, we have a really exciting prize up for grabs. It’s all three books in the Shapes Trilogy by Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen, Triangle, Square and Circle!


Head to our WIN page and tell us your favourite kids’ book illustrator. Enter your answer (or ask a parent to) by 5pm Tuesday 26th March to be in the running. 


Other Bits & Pieces






One More Page at the CBCA! 


Come and join us at the CBCA Northern Sydney Sub-branch evening at The Children's Bookshop in Beecroft on 3rd April, 6:30pm.


We would LOVE to see you there. To RSVP just email fitzymw@bigpond.net.au


Free for CBCA members and only $5 for non-members.


To illustrator Marianne Khoo (and her assistant Max) for designing the One More Page podcast logo and other associated images.

And to our sound editor Adam Orlowski for his wonderful audio genius - check out his other work at www.aosd.tk

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