About

 

Hello and welcome!

My name is Kylie Dunstan and I write and illustrate children’s picture books.

If I was going to be forced into talking about myself in the third person this is what I would (and) have said….

“Kylie Dunstan is an award winning author and illustrator of children’s picture books. Her first book ‘Collecting Colour’ won CBCA Picture Book of the Year in 2009. She has since written and illustrated six more books. Her most recent book 'Nannie Loves' was awarded the 2017 CBCA Honour Book for Early Childhood. Kylie now lives in Chicago with her partner and two girls.”

 

 

Below is a more formal version of my bio.

Please email me at hellokdbooks@gmail.com to enquire about school workshops and presentations

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BIO

Kylie Dunstan

Kylie Dunstan is an award winning author and illustrator of children’s picture books. Her first book ‘Collecting Colour’ won CBCA Picture Book of the Year in 2009. She has since written and illustrated six more books. Her most recent book 'Nannie Loves' was awarded the 2017 CBCA Honour Book for Early Childhood.

Kylie now lives in Chicago with her partner and two girls.

Published Books

‘Collecting Colour’

(written and illustrated) 2008 Lothian (Hachette Livre Australia)

Winner CBCA Picture Book of the Year 2009

Shortlisted Queensland Premiers Literary Award

Shortlisted CBCA Picture Book of the Year 2009

Shortlisted Crichton Award 2009

Shortlisted Western Australian Premiers Book Award 2008

‘Because you are with me’

(written and illustrated) July 2010 Lothian Books

Published in Australia and Korea

‘The Red Bridge’

(written and illustrated) a Helen Chamberlin Book published by Windy Hollow Books June 2011

2012 CBCA Notable book

‘Same, but little bit diff’rent’

(written and illustrated) a Helen Chamberlin Book published by Windy Hollow Books June 2012

‘This Way Up’

(written and illustrated) a Helen Chamberlin Book published by Windy Hollow Books August 2013

‘Puddles are for Jumping’

(written and illustrated) a Helen Chamberlin Book published by Windy Hollow Books2015

2016 CBCA Notable Book

2015 Australian Speech Pathology Award Shortlisted Book

‘Nannie Loves’

(written and illustrated) Working Title Press 2016

2017 CBCA Early Childhood Honour Book

2017 CBCA Early Childhood Shortlisted Book

2017 CBCA Notable Book

 

Awards and Grants

2004     ASA Emerging Writers Mentorship  (Mentored by Sally Rippin)

2008     Shortlisted Western Australian Premiers Book Award‘Collecting Colour’

2009     Noteable Book of the Year ‘Collecting Colour’

2009     Shortlisted Queensland Premiers Literary Award ‘Collecting Colour’

2009     Shortlisted CBCA Picture Book of the Year  ‘Collecting Colour’

2009     Shortlisted Crichton Award  ‘Collecting Colour’

2009     Winner CBCA Picture Book of the Year  ‘Collecting Colour’

2012      CBCA Notable book ‘The Red Bridge’

2014      ASA/Australia Council Picture Book Illustrators Initiative

2015      Shortlisted Australian Speech Pathology Award

2016      CBCA Notable Book ‘Puddles are for Jumping’

2017      CBCA Notable Book ‘Nannie Loves’

2017      CBCA Shortlisted Book 'Nannie Loves'

2017      CBCA Honour Book 'Nannie Loves'

Festivals and Residencies and Exhibitions

 2011      ‘Collecting Colour’ Exhibition at Flinders University City Gallery, State Library of South Australia

2013       Residency Western Australia Katanning, Denmark and Albany Libraries

2013       Melbourne Writers Festival ArtPlay and Kids Own Publishing workshops with writer Michael Wagner

2014       Children’s Book Festival State Library of Victoria and The Wheeler Centre Workshops for schools

2014       ‘Once Upon a Time: a world of children’s picture book art’ Exhibition at the State Library of Victoria  

2014       Sydney Residency Westwords and Parramatta Artists Studios

2014       Edinburgh International Literary Festival Edinburgh, Scotland

2014       Melbourne Writers Festival Artplay, Melbourne

2015       Children’s Book Festival State Library of Victoria and The Wheeler Centre Workshops for schools program.

2015       Melbourne Writers Festival Workshops ‘Bunyips and Dragons’ and ‘The Story Peddlers’ Federation Square

2017      'Imagine If' Exhibition at the National Centre for Australian Children's Literature, University of Canberra