Thursday and Friday mornings from 10am
30 minutes $65 + GST
45 minutes $90 + GST
60 minutes $115 + GST
75 minutes $140 + GST
90 minutes $165 + GST
Now I Am Bigger (by Sherryl Clark, 2010)
No More Kisses (by Margaret Wild, 2010)
Ballroom Bonanza (by Nina Rycroft, 2009)
Boom Bah! (by Phil Cummings, 2008)
Elephant Dance (by Sue Whiting, 2007)
MacQuarie’s My First Animal Alphabet (nonfiction, 2007)
Hippopot-a-Mouse (an early reader by Mike Dumbleton, 2007)
Tricky Little Hippo (by Jane Bowring, 2005)
Little Platypus (by Nette Hilton, 2000)
Sir Joshua and the Unprofessional Dragon (an early reader by Sam Bowring, 1999)
Charlie’s Gold (an early reader, by Jackie French, 1999)
In 1992, Nina Rycroft graduated with a diploma in graphic design and worked
as a designer in Sydney and London before turning her hand to illustration,
her first picture book 'Little Platypus', (Nette Hilton 2000), received a
CBCA notable book in 2001 and is currently listed on the NSW Premier Reading
Nina's illustrations for 'Boom Bah!' (Phil Cummings, 2008) were brought to
life in a stage production that toured Australia (2008), Korea, Singapore
and New Zealand (2009) as part of a literacy initiative between 'Windmill'
and the 'Advertiser', 'Little Big Book Club'.
Please contact Nikki through her website www.penandink.com to arrange a booking.
30 minutes $65 +GST
45 minutes $90 +GST
60 minutes $115+GST
75 minutes $140+GST
90 minutes $165+GST
Children’s Book Titles
Hannah Bandanna’s Hair
That’s not Junk!
Starkey the Gentle Pirate
The Seven Stars of Matariki” / “Te Huihui o Matariki
The Pine-cone Track
Mr Short, Mr Thin, Mr Bald and Mr Dog
The Puriri Tree” / ”Te Puriri
The Cross Little Cat” / “Te Poti Pukuriri
Don’t Forget that Box!
Nikki Slade Robinson is a published writer and illustrator in the publishing, educational and commercial fields. She has illustrated over 60 childrens titles for a range of publishers and writers and is now writing her own stories. Nikki is able to provide a range of activity sheets for group/individual/class use to accompany many of her titles. Use of these sheets is free with any Skype booking.
Nikki graduated in 1989 from Wellington Polytechnic’s School of Design with a Diploma in Visual Communications Design (Illustration). Since then she has been a full time freelance illustrator, initially based in Wellington but now back on home turf in the Eastern Bay of Plenty. She is married with 2 children (and 2 cats, and a patch of bush!) and spends a lot of time at her children’s primary school working on many projects for and with the students and teachers.
Book titles (written and illustrated):
The Animal Undie Ball
The King’s Bubbles
Two Little Pirates
Stomp Through the Swamp
Ruth Paul is a children’s book author and illustrator. Her first publication was, The Animal Undie Ball (Scholastic, 2004), which was produced by Capital E as a stage performance with the Java Dance Company in 2007. Paul has illustrated other writers works, but more recently she has written and illustrated Two Little Pirates (2010) and Stomp Through the Swamp (2011). The King’s Bubbles won the Children’s Choice award at the 2008 New Zealand Post Book Awards for Children and Young Adults.
Ruth lives in an off-grid straw bale house in the middle of a paddock just outside Wellington, New Zealand. As well as writing and illustrating children’s picture books, Ruth is actively involved in community politics and environmental issues, and has two primary school age children.
Over the years, Ruth achieved a Bachelor of Arts majoring in English and History, a three year Diploma in Visual Communication Design, and half a law degree.
30 minutes $65
45 minutes $90
60 minutes $115
75 minutes $140
90 minutes $165
All rates include an administration fee. I do not charge GST.
The Bear in the room next door
Kiss! Kiss! Yuck! Yuck!
No room for a mouse
The Eleventh Sheep
Pop Hooper’s Perfect Pets
Episode 1 - Scruffy Old Cat
Episode 2 - Funny Little Dog
Episode 3 - Slowcoach Turtle
Muddletopia - Kiwi-Bite
A crack in the sky
Tracker Jack – series of 7 levelled readers with environmental themes.
Modern Bush Yarns – series of 3 levelled readers.
Born in Brisbane, Kyle Mewburn travelled in Europe and the Middle East before settling in New Zealand in 1990. He writes for children and has been a full-time writer since 1997. Mewburn won the Joy Cowley Award in 2005, presented by Storylines Children's Literature Foundation of New Zealand for the development of a picture book text. He has also won both the Picture Book Category and the Children's Choice Award at the 2007 New Zealand Post Book Awards for Children and Young Adults.
Hill & Hole won both the LIANZA Russell Clarke Illustration Award and the BPANZ Overall Best Book Design Award (August 2011).
Kyle Mewburn (born in 1963) writes for children. He was born in Brisbane, Australia. He completed his Bachelor of Business Degree at the Queensland Institute of Technology. Mewburn travelled in Europe and the Middle East before settling in New Zealand in 1990.
Mewburn has been a full-time writer since 1997. Before that time, his resume includes time spent as journalist, EFL teacher, Environment Centre manager, dishwasher, interviewer, traffic surveyor, apple-picker, machine operator and Kibbutznik.