Children's Books

The Red Poppy

Here are a few illustrations I have done for children's books. I work in a variety of mediums but always looking for new ways to get a visual image across. I'm experimenting with 3d builds, collage and watercolour in Photoshop at the moment- you can see the results with Fairy Glad which is now out in an anthology 'Read Me Another One Please'

For 'The Red Poppy' written by David Hill (Scholastic March 2012). I worked in oil paint, chalk pastel and photoshop to create the illustrations for this very special ANZAC book.  'Far Far from Home' by Elizabeth Pulford published by Scholastic is created almost entirely in digital collage.

Wearable Wonders is a non fiction book all about wearable art inspiration and creation and is a must have for the home and classroom! Ghoulish Get -Ups is the follow up companion and with these two books, you'll have everything you need for costuming on a shoestring!

If you'd like to see more of my work go to my online portfolio here

from Itiiti's Gift by Melanie Drewery

and here are all are the books I've illustrated and some that I've written...

Published titles
Illustrated & Non Fiction

·         The Old Man and The Cat- Anthony Holcroft (Whitcoulls) 1984
·         Mr Magee Comes Home for his Tea- Janet Slater-Redhead (Scholastic)1984
·         Rain- Barbara Hill (Scholastic)1984
·         The Oldest Garden in China- Anthony Holcroft (Whitcoulls) 1985
·         Not Without Randolph- Ruth Corrin (Scholastic)1993
·         Fifi's Crafty Arts (book one)-- Fifi Colston (Scholastic)1995
·         Fifi's Crafty Arts (book two) Fifi Colston (Scholastic)1995
·         Fifi's Festive Fun- Fifi Colston (Scholastic)1995
·         Midnight Feast- Elizabeth Pulford (Scholastic)1996
·         Get Real Paddy Manson- Ruth Corrin (Harper Collins)1996
·         This Tail- Brosie Browne (Lands End)1996
·         It's My Bread- Diana Noonan (Learning Media)1997
·         Dear Tom- Diana Noonan (Lands End)1997
·         Mystery Valley- John Parsons (Nelson ITP)2000
·         The Great Egg Problem- Quentin Flynn (Nelson ITP)2000
·         Going Places- Margaret Cahill (Learning Media) 2000
·         Brother Trouble- Anna Kenna (Learning Media )2001
·         The Great New Zealand Activity Book (NZ Illustrators’ Guild) 2000
·         Toroa (The Albatross) Hannah Rainforth (Huia) 2001
·         Kei te Papa Kainga- Te Waari Carekeek (Huia)2003
·         Nga Taonga O Te Kaitiora- Wiremu Grace (Huia) 2002
·         Te Takaro Tirama – Robina Broughton (Huia)2003
·         Te Ao Ahuahanga - Chelsea Wharepapa (Hui) 2003
·         My Brother-  Sally Sutton (Learning Media) 2003
·         Tylers Tower-  Vivienne Joseph  (Learning Media) 2004
·         My Name is Laloifi- Dan Taulapa McMullin (Learning Media) 2005
·         Waka Wairua- Yvonne Morrison (Reed) 2005
·         Finding Tibs-  Sian Burling-Claridge (Learning Media) 2006
·         Papa’s Island- Melanie Drewery (Reed) 2006
·         Itiiti’s Gift - Melanie Drewery (Reed) 2006
·         Various-  School Journal Illustrations and covers for Scholastic, Learning Media, Shortlands,
·         McMillan, Longman Paul, TVNZ Enterprises
·         I Mind One Time- Hugh McDowell (Stevens Publishing)2010
·         A Place to Sleep- Andrea Foot (Learning Media)  2012
·         The Red Poppy- David Hill (Scholastic) 2012
·         Far Far From Home - Elizabeth Pulford (Scholastic) 2012
·         Wearable Wonders - Fifi Colston (Scholastic) 2013
·         Ghoulish Get Ups- Fifi Colston  (Scholastic) 2014

·         Verity’s Truth  Junior Fiction (Scholastic) 2003
·         Janie Olive - A Recipe for Disaster   Junior Fiction (Scholastic) 2005
·         Glory Junior Fiction (Scholastic) 2009

Book Awards

·         Janie Olive - A Recipe for Disaster:  Fifi Colston  Storylines Notable Book Junior Fiction 2006.
·         Itiiti’s Gift : Melanie Drewery & Fifi Colston Storylines Notable Books- picture book 2007
·         Glory: Fifi Colston Storylines Notable Book Junior Fiction for 2010 and shortlisted for The Esther Glen Award LIANZA
·         The Red Poppy - David Hill & Fifi Colston 2013 Storylines Notable Picture Book 2013
·         Wearable Wonders- Fifi Colston  Non Fiction Finalist New Zealand Post Book Awards 2014
·         Wearable Wonders- Fifi Colston  Non Fiction Winner Elsie Locke Award Non Fiction  LIANZA 2014
·         Wearable Wonders- Fifi Colston  Storylines Notable Books- Non Fiction 2014
·         Ghoulish Get Ups- Fifi Colston  Finalist New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults 2015, Storylines Notable Books- Non Fiction 2015, long listed for the 2015 LIANZA Awards.