Anna Walker writes and illustrates children’s books from her studio in Melbourne. Crafted with pencil, ink and collage, Anna’s illustrations are inspired by the everyday details of life and the amusing antics of her menagerie. Anna’s book, as author-illustrator with Penguin, Mr Huff, won the 2016 CBCA Book of the Year for Early Childhood and was shortlisted in the 2016 Prime Minister’s Literary Awards. Together with Jane Godwin, Anna has also created many beautiful picture books, their most recent book being Go Go and the Silver Shoes. Anna’s latest picture book as author-illustrator, Florette, has been shortlisted in the 2018 CBCA awards for Picture Book of the Year, the 2018 Australian Book Industry Picture Book of the Year Awards, the 2018 Australian Design Association Picture Book of the Year Awards, and won the 2018 Wilderness Society Environment Award for Children’s Literature.

Awards

2018  Florette selected as a New York Times/New York Public Library Best Illustrated Children’s Book 2018

 

2018 Florette included in the Boston Globe Best Children’s Book list

 

2018  Won The Wilderness Society Environment Award for Children’s Literature: Florette

 

2018 Shortlisted for Australian Book Industry Picture Book of the Year Awards: Florette

 

2018 Shortlisted for CBCA Book of the year – Florette by Anna Walker

 

2018 Shortlisted in the Australian Book Design Association Best Designed Children’s Illustrated Book: Florette

 

2016 Winner of the Book of the year: Early Childhood, CBCA – Mr Huff by Anna Walker

 

2016 Prime Ministers Literary Awards Shortlist: Mr Huff by Anna Walker

 

2016 CBCA Awards Early Childhood Notable: Mr Huff by Anna Walker, What Do You Wish For by Jane Godwin and illustrated by Anna Walker, Hurry Up Alfie by Anna Walker

 

2016 Book Design Awards of Australia: Mr Huff shortlisted

 

2016 Yabba Shortlist : Mr Huff

 

2013 CBCA Awards Early Childhood Short List: Peggy by Anna Walker.

 

2013 CBCA Awards Early Childhood Notable: Peggy by Anna Walker

 

2013 Prime Minister’s Literary Awards Children’s fiction shortlist: : Peggy by Anna Walker

 

2013 Book Industry Award Short listed book of the Year for Younger Children (age range 0 – 8 years): Peggy by Anna Walker

 

2013 Australian Society of Authors / Children’s Picture Book Illustrators’ Initiative  – Mr Huff

 

2011 CBCA Awards 2011 Early Childhood Notable: I Don’t Believe in Dragons

 

2010 58th Book Design Awards of Australia Lets Play House

 

2009 CBCA Awards Early Childhood Notable I Love to Dance

 

2009 CBCA Awards Early Childhood Notable I Love to Sing

 

2009 CBCA Awards Early Childhood Notable I Love Holidays

 

2009 CBCA Awards Early Childhood Notable I Love Birthdays

 

2009 CBCA Awards Early Childhood Notable Little Cat and the Big Red Bus

2009 57th Book Design Awards of Australia I Love to Dance won best Children’s Series Design.

Contact

For books I am represented by the lovely Stephen Barr : The Writers House
If you would like to say hello or enquire about a special project or commission : Email Anna
For enquiries regarding speaking engagements please contact :  Booked Out

History

Anna was born in Sydney, Australia and grew up in Melbourne.
She completed Certificate of Art and Design, at Boxhill Tafe
And a Bachelor of Design, Degree with Honours at Swinburne University.
After studying Anna worked as designer/illustrator at The Age for a year before beginning to freelance full time in design and illustration for a range of publishers and clients.

When she was a child, Anna wanted to illustrate picture books. It took a long time to realise that dream, but now, to her delight, that is what she does!