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RUBY THE FOSTER DOG

Author: Jimmy Wayne
Illustrator : Muza Ulasowski
ISBN: 978-1-4245-5408-9
Publisher: Broadstreet Kids
Release Date: 1st November 2017
   
How to Pre-Order: Amazon

 

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MAGICAL MINNIE

Author: Jennifer Althaus
Illustrator & Book Designer/Layout Artist: Muza Ulasowski
ISBN: TBA
Publisher: TBA
Release Date: October/November 2017
Like it on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MagicalMinnieBook
How to Purchase:
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AUTHOR BIO:
With a career as a literary publicist that spans over ten years, Jennifer Althaus plays with words on a daily basis. Having reviews and articles published in newspapers and magazines, Magical Minnie is her first children's book. Jennifer’s career started as a secretary when, after completing secretarial college, she worked as a receptionist for lawyers in Sydney. With a love for children’s literature and working with children in her blood, the early 90’s saw her complete studies in Early Childhood, taking on a job in a child care centre and later building and directing her own centre. After the birth of her youngest of four in 2007, she completed a Certificate in Children’s Writing, followed by a Diploma in Poetry. As the years passed, she continued to study, tackling an Advanced Diploma in Journalism, Diploma of Business and Diploma of Editing and Proofreading. She is currently writing four novels ranging from non-fiction to adult fiction and YA, along with further children's picture books. 

DESCRIPTION: coming soon!!

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GETTING HOME

Author: J.R. Poulter
Illustrator & Book Designer/Layout Artist: Muza Ulasowski
Publisher: Word Wings for Kids
Like it on Facebook: https://www.facebook/GettingHomeBook
   
   
HARDCOVER VERSION:
ISBN: 978-1-925484-43-4 (hardcover only)
Release Date: 10th October 2016
How to Purchase HARD COVER VERSION:

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Supplier for trade, wholesale & distribution sales:

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Contact Muza via email: muzadesigns@bigpond.com to arrange wholesale discounts (hardcover only).

   
PAPERBACK VERSION:
ISBN: 978-1-925484-09-0 (paperback only)
Release Date: 31 January 2017
How to Purchase PAPERBACK VERSION:
  • Order through your local bookstore; OR
  • Order PAPERBACK version online directly from Lulu.com.

AWARDS:

  • 5 Star Award from Readers' Favourite 2017
  • Honourable Mention Award with Purple Dragonfly Book Award 2017 in the Best Illustrations category.
  • Honourable Mention Award with Purple Dragonfly Book Award 2017 in the Children's Picture Book 5 Years & Under category.

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AUTHOR BIO:
J.R. Poulter has published over 30 books for children and education in the UK, USA and Australia, and over 30 digital books in USA & Europe. A multi-award winner, J.R. includes a Children's Choice Award in her swag. She has taken numerous workshops and readings e.g. ETAQ Conferences, SCBWI International Conference, Brisbane Poetry Festival and Brisbane City Council Libraries. Under J.R. McRae, she is a multi-award winning poet and writes for literary and YA markets.

DESCRIPTION:
Baby Bear is curious, he goes where Mama said, 'Don't!' He finds himself adrift in a BIG, BIG ocean! Will Mama find him before his piece of pack ice melts?

A story for early childhood and lower primary with themes of risk taking, keeping safe, obeying rules, becoming lost and being found. The book also introduces small children to the idea of protecting our environment, animal habitats, melting of the pack ice and global warming.

REVIEWS:
"A polar bear cub balances on an ice shelf to watch orcas chasing seals. But the shelf breaks, leaving him just a little bit of ice to sit on, in the immensity of the ocean. He has lost his mother, his friends and his sibling, too - he is all alone.

Without actually talking about the environment and climate change, it brings home clearly that the bear cub's ice floe is melting fast.He's found by his mother, and saved, but.."- Dr. Virginia Lowe, Create a Kids' Book, June 2016.

"Fluffy, mischievous polar bears and the danger from orcas. J.R. Poulter has written a delightful picture book for younger audiences that not only entertains, but contains some factual information about the animals to be found in the North Pole." - Bianca Thorburn, Teacher-Librarian, Experienced Senior Teacher, M. Ed.TL.


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Review by Jennifer Douglas Literary Publicist on YouTube:

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Book Trailer on YouTube:

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FOREST WONDER

Author: Caroline Tuohey
Illustrator & Book Designer/Layout Artist: Muza Ulasowski
ISBN: 978-0-992471-31-6
Publisher: CEW Ink
Release Date: 9th September 2015
Like it on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ForestWonder/

How to Purchase:

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AWARDS:

  • Winner of the 2016 International Book Award in the Children's Picture Book Softcover Fiction category.
  • Second Place Winner of the 2016 Royal Dragonfly Awards in the Children's Picture Books 5 & Younger category.

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AUTHOR BIO:
Caroline Tuohey is a writer whose main interest is writing children’s poems and stories.  She also enjoys writing bush poetry and she is enjoying the performance side of this fantastic style of writing.  Her first rhyming picture book called ‘Climb’ is a celebration of adventurous play and childhood imagination and is for children aged up to six. It is illustrated by Emma Stuart.   ‘Climb’ is available in bookshops and on this website, as well as the publisher’s website (Little Steps Publishing) and all good online bookshops.  ’Climb’ has just been named a finalist in the Children’s Picture Book: Softcover Fiction’ category of the 2014 International Book Awards. Caroline's second rhyming picture book ‘Hector’s Holiday’ is now part of the Dalrymple Bay Coal Terminal merchandise pack distributed free to children.  She has a book of her original bush poetry called ‘Riverina Rain And Other Poems’.  Some of Caroline's other writing is available on merchandise, so you are invited to look in the ‘Shop’ section of her website– you’ll find a tea towel, coffee mug and a beautiful children’s short story anthology. 

DESCRIPTION:
Forest Wonder is a rhyming picture book set in the Australian bush and tells the tale of creatures who enjoy a forest party on a moon-lit night. It celebrates the wonders to be found in nature but also encourages children to use their imagination and enjoy a little bit of magic.

BACKGROUND:
The picture book Forest Wonder has been a self-publishing collaboration between writer and poet Caroline Tuohey and illustrator and graphic designer Muza Ulasowski.  Having written a rhyming story about Australia’s wonderful array of forest animals, Caroline scoured the Illustrator’s Australia website in search of a potential collaborator.  The detail and colour in Muza Ulasowski’s artwork immediately caught her eye – especially a beautiful illustrated possum. In one of those lovely serendipitous moments, just prior to Muza receiving the query email from Caroline, she had been thinking she would like to illustrate a project that featured native Australian animals.

The rest, as they say, is history.

SHOPS CURRENTLY STOCKING FOREST WONDER:

Canberra – Harry Hartog Bookshop Woden, National Botanical Gardens Bookshop, Australian Choice Shop, Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve Giftshop.
Brisbane – Little Gnome Bookshop, Bokkie Kids, The Mad Hatters Bookshop.
Melbourne – Tim’s Bookshop Canterbury, Kuranga Native Nursery Mount Evelyn
Adelaide – Imprints Booksellers, SA Museum, Adelaide Zoo Giftshop, JB Books (Distributor)
Jindabyne – Snowprint Bookshop.
Beerwah – Australia Zoo Shop.
Shepparton – Collins Booksellers.
Environmental Education in Early Childhood Victoria website (www.eeec.org.au).
Griffith – Collins Booksellers.
Cooma – Fox Tale Books.
Hillston – Red Dust & Paddy Melons Community Gallery.
Narrabri – Visitor Information Centre.
Sydney – The Children’s Bookshop.
Moree – Wise Words Bookshop.
Hay – Shear Outback Giftshop, Newsagent.
Darlington Point – Post Office.
Deniliquin – Nextra Newsagent.
West Wyalong – Newsxpress Newsagent
Narrandera – Visitor Information Centre

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Review by Jennifer Douglas Literary Publicist on YouTube:

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ELLE AND BUDDY

Author: K. D. Rausin
Illustrator & Book Designer/Layout Artist: Muza Ulasowski
ISBN: 978-1-942155-00-3
Publisher: Peter E. Randall, Publisher
Release Date: 2nd March 2015
Like it on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ElleAndBuddy

How to Purchase:

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AUTHOR BIO:
K. D. Rausin is a former teacher and a wife and mother of two. After her daughter was paralyzed in a car accident at the age of ten, K. D. Rausin’s focus shifted to teaching her daughter to chase her dreams, wheelchair or no wheelchair, and that her strength comes from within.

She has also written an exciting middle grade fantasy novel, Mystic, which transports readers to a wondrously inventive world, full of strange and enticing creatures. With a heroine who is just trying to learn to live her life while using a wheelchair, her amazing journey to Mystic will give her what she wants most… the ability to walk again. K. D. Rausin also blog posts in KD Rausin.com, which attracts readers from over 145 countries. She lives in sunny Florida with her family.

DESCRIPTION:
Elle and Buddy is the story of a young girl who discovers a passion for racing wheelchairs. The inspiration for Elle and Buddy is from K.D. Rausin's daughter who was the pioneer in making adaptive track available to teens in Florida high schools and is now a member of the University of Illinois Wheelchair Track Team.

BACKGROUND - THE REAL ELLE:
Arielle Rausin was born on September 16, 1993 in Santa Monica, California. At the age of ten she was paralyzed in a car accident. When Arielle was in seventh grade her P.E. teacher, Ms. Black, challenged her to run a 5K and join her middle school track team. Arielle ran her first few races in her everyday wheelchair and then discovered racing wheelchairs. Florida history was made…

In 2009, when Arielle wanted to join her high school track team, she was told she was not allowed. The Florida High School Athletic Association did not recognize adaptive sports. Arielle advocated for herself and with the help of the community, Loretta Purish and Lew Friedland, the FHSAA developed an adaptive track program in 2010 for high school athletes across Florida. Today, Arielle Rausin is an athlete on the University of Illinois wheelchair racing team.

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Review by Jennifer Douglas Literary Publicist on YouTube:

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Book trailer on YouTube:

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THE SEA CAT DREAMS

Author: J. R. Poulter
Illustrator & Book Designer/Layout Artist:: Muza Ulasowski
ISBN: 978-1-925484-00-7 (Second edition)
Publisher: Word Wings for Kids
Release Date: 16th May 2016
Like it on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theSeaCatDreams


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AWARDS:

  • Finalist placing with International Book Awards 2017 in the Children's Picture Book SoftCover Fiction category
  • 5-Star Award from Readers' Favourite 2017

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BACKGROUND:
Jennifer R. Poulter and Muza Ulasowski met on a Scandinavian website, uTales.com, and decided to collaborate together to create a children's picture book. Muza fell in love with Jennifer's manuscript for The Sea Cat Dreams, and Jennifer adored Muza's whimsical animal illustrations. Neither knew the whereabouts of the other, and it was only towards the end of the collaboration, that both found out they lived in the same city of Brisbane in Australia. A great friendship has been forged since then, with many more collaborations now in the making.

AUTHOR BIO:
J. R. Poulter is an award winning author and poet who once worked in a circus! She has also been a librarian, associate lecturer to international postgraduates in English Expression, academic editor, book reviewer and an assessment package writer. To date, she has 25 books published for children and YA. Adrienne T. O'connell, teacher, B.A., Grad. Dip. Ed., writes: "J.R. McRae/Poulter is a master storyteller." Dr. Florence Lewis, PhD, English Professor in University of Califormia, Berkeley, CA, who taught Daniel Hand, among many others, says: "J.R. McRae/Poulter is Australia's Scheherazade. As a creator, she is endlessly inventive and daring".

DESCRIPTION:
The Sea Cat's life sees many changes - from farm to sea, family pet to working cat and then the storm... He copes in various ways, by adapting, by treasuring the happy memories, by grieving, and by reaching out to comfort those around him and so ease their journey.

A story for all ages about coping with change.

REVIEWS:
"The Sea Cat Dreams is more than a book. I felt as though I was watching a movie as I watched the transition from page to page, moving to the next frame of the adventure. This book captivates, elates and moves. This is a book that shows the high quality that is available in children's literature." - Jennifer Douglas, Literary Publicist.

"I am adding The Sea Cat Dreams as a good resource in my new book, Life and Loss (3rd edition)." - Linda Goldman, FT, MS counselling, ME early childhood education, LCPC, NBCC

"I would definitely use The Sea Cat Dreams with my clients, young and old." - Youla Overbey, MA, LLPC

"The Sea Cat Dreams is a book I would wholeheartedly recommend." - Claire Casha,
psychology graduate with over ten years' experience of family therapy work (&) reading for a Master in Family Studies.

"Clinicians who treat children coping with change... will want to keep this book on their bookshelf [as] a valuable resource ... I highly recommend (it)." - Barbara Cunningham, Psy.D., MFT

 

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on U.S. TV show Lolaland:

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I CAN'T HEAR YOU! I CAN'T SEE YOU!

Author: Sandra Horn
Illustrator & Book Designer/Layout Artist: Muza Ulasowski
ISBN-13: 978-1-631856-03-7
Publisher: TATE Publishing & Enterprises LLC
Release Date: 2014
Like it on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ICantHearYou.ICantSeeYou

How to Purchase:

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AUTHOR BIO:
Sandra Horn is an award-winning children's author. She has lived in Southampton, England with her husband Niall for over 40 years, and their three children were all born and raised there. Her first picture book, Tattybogle was published in 1995 and is still in print. In 2007 Tattybogle the Musical was created by Ruth Kenward of Starshine Music and is being performed all over the world. This success has led on to further popular musicals for children based on Sandra's books: Babushka in 2008 and The Moonthieves in 2009. I Can't Hear You! I Can't See You! was the first collaborative book between Sandra Horn and Muza Ulasowski, with the e-book version first appearing on www.uTales.com.

DESCRIPTION:
Tippy the penguin chick has a problem. All the other chicks laugh at him because his feet are too big! He’s always caught out first when he plays hide-and-seek with his friends because his toes poke out. Finally he loses his temper and stomps off to the edge of the ice, closing his eyes and covering his ears so he can’t see or hear his friends. Then the ice breaks away andTippy is swept away into the bay. With his eyes shut and his ears covered up, he has encounters he doesn’t even know about – but the ice beneath his feet is slowly melting… Then Tippy’s big flat feet save the day and turn him into a hero – the penguin who invented surfing!

A book about turning being different into a positive.

REVIEWS:
"I Can’t Hear You! I Can’t See You! is one of those books that shows great team work between the author and illustrator. The pictures and words compliment each other beautifully. I love the large illustrations that jump out of the page and take you to with them to the next one. You can see and feel the movement of each character which creates a desire to reach out and touch them, expecting to feel the soft down of a penguin.
I Can’t Hear You! I Can’t See You! is a high quality children’s picture book that will be enjoyed by all who read it. It is a visual journey that stimulates the senses creating a warm pleasurable experience that enhances the sharing pleasure." - Jennifer Douglas, Literary Publicist.

"...Sandra Horn and Muza Ulasowski I thank you for adding luminous colour and a haunting story to a wet mid-week evening. Long live shared family reading." - Julia Jones.

 

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SUVI AND THE SKY FOLK

Author: Sandra Horn
Illustrator & Book Designer/Layout Artist:: Muza Ulasowski
ISBN-13: 978-1-630633-95-0
Publisher: TATE Publishing & Enterprises LLC
Release Date: 2014
Like it on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/suvi.and.the.skyfolk

How to Purchase:

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AUTHOR BIO:
Sandra Horn is an award-winning children's author. She has lived in Southampton, England with her husband Niall for over 40 years, and their three children were all born and raised there. Her first picture book, Tattybogle was published in 1995 and is still in print. In 2007 Tattybogle the Musical was created by Ruth Kenward of Starshine Music and is being performed all over the world. This success has led on to further popular musicals for children based on Sandra's books: Babushka in 2008 and The Moonthieves in 2009.

Suvi and the Sky Folk is the second collaboration between Sandra Horn and Muza Ulasowski.

DESCRIPTION:
It is Suvi’s first winter. When the colourful Northern Lights appear in the sky, she can’t stop gazing up at them. Her Grand-Deer tells her an old Two-legs story: the Lights are Sky Folk who will snatch away anyone who waves at them. Old Man Wolf comes prowling and howling. Suvi runs off in fright and loses the herd. All alone, she meets some strange creatures and then Old Man Wolf looms out of the snow again, waving his tail...

An enchanting story, set in the Arctic night.

REVIEWS:
"...Sandra Horn and Muza Ulasowski, I thank you for adding luminous colour and a haunting story to a wet mid-week evening. Long live shared family reading." - Julia Jones.

"...Suvi and the Sky Folk is one of those books that blends beautifully from page to page and keeps you in suspense as you travel the journey. It contains all that a good picture book should, that of clear inviting illustrations, large font that is easy to read and a story that not only invites but educates and intrigues. Sandra Horn has managed to weave magic in such few words, including not only love and warmth but a little bit of suspense and danger with a feel good outcome.

I truly hope it is not the last we see of this author/illustrator partnership. The magic they weave as a team is a delight to behold and an asset to children’s literature." - Jennifer Douglas, Literary Publicist 


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Book Trailer:

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ELLIOT FINDS A HOME

Author: Amelia Picklewiggle
Illustrator & Book Designer/Layout Artist: Muza Ulasowski
ISBN-13: 978-1-479123-17-9
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Release Date: August 13, 2012
Like it on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/elliotfindsahome
How to Purchase: OUT OF PRINT - no longer available

AUTHOR BIO:
Amelia Picklewiggle is the pseudonym for Andrew and Patti Miller, who are the husband and wife writing team. They also write under YA author and young adult/Middle grade author PA Cadaver and Patricia Petrone.

REVIEWS:
"This is another high quality book illustrated by Muza Ulasowski. She has yet again created a pictorial journey that breathes life, love and friendship.This book as a whole speaks of the purity of love and of home being the place where our heart is. The facial expressions of Elliot and later Joseph are just perfect, carrying through the emotions of the words written by Amelia Picklewiggle. Like all books illustrated by Muza, I could feel the softness of the human skin and wanted to pat Elliot and run my fingers through his soft fur. I also wanted to wrap my arms around Elliot and Joseph and hug them tight, celebrating the love they had just found in each other. 

I highly recommend this book to any family with an Autistic child. I have an Autistic son, who although verbal, has his difficulties and has found love and companionship in a cat. My 6 year old has heard the words Autistic used in relation to her brother but has never asked for an explanation. Elliot Finds A Home was a great resource for the introduction into Autism and how Autistic people are different. It opens the door for conversation about the companionship and comfort animals bring to our lives." - Jennifer Douglas, Literary Publicist.

 

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WHERE'S MICHAEL?

Author: Xavier Waterkeyn
Illustrator of one double page panel, book cover and inside cover: Muza Ulasowski
(one of 12 illustrators each illustrating one double page spread)
ISBN: 978-1-74110-975-7
Publisher: New Holland Publishers
Release Date: April 2010

How to Purchase:
  • Order through your local bookstore; OR
  • Order online directly from the publishers - New Holland Publishers; OR
  • Order online from any online store such as Amazon or Barnes and Noble.

AUTHOR BIO:
Xavier Waterkeyn is a best-selling author and editor of over two dozen books about subjects as varied as True Crime, Technology, History and Weight Loss with many years experience in a wide variety of fields - too many to mention - but including, documentary direction, media and education, and that of a Brain Coach.

But just what is it that makes Xavier qualified to help you tune up your thought processes is that he's very good at tackling a subject that he starts by knowing nothing about, and then three months later producing a 100,000-word book about it and being able to talk authoritatively about that subject in the media - whether it's in a 10-second sound bite or in a two-hour long in-depth interview. How does he do it?

Well, the short answer is that he practices what he preaches and is the first person who'll try a new learning or communication technique to see how it works. In short, he knows how to learn, quickly, and he knows how to express that knowledge clearly and effectively to almost anybody. Better still, he knows how to teach what he knows too. That's what qualifies him to be a Brain Coach.

     

DESCRIPTION:
Did Michael Jackson really pass on? Or is he alive inside this book? See if you can find him along with several other famous characters who seem to have 'disappeared'.

With scenes from Thriller, We Are The World, Neverland, hair on fire on stage, plastic surgery at the hospital, find the silver glove and the fake nose and watch, Michael's appearance change throughout this book.

Great fun for all ages, collect the whole series.

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LIFE CYCLE OF MARINE ANIMALS - LAYSON ALBATROSS

Author: Michael Molnar
Illustrator: Muza Ulasowski
ISBN: 978-1-42029-210-7 - now available as part of CD pack only
Publisher: MacMillan Library
Release Date: 2011

How to Purchase:
  • Order through your local bookstore; OR
  • Order online directly from the publishers - MacMillan Digital Library; OR
  • Order online from any online store such as Amazon or Barnes and Noble.

 

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LIFE CYCLE OF MARINE ANIMALS - EMPEROR PENGUINS

Author: Michael Molnar
Illustrator: Muza Ulasowski
ISBN: 978-1-42029-210-7 - now available as part of CD pack only
Publisher: MacMillan Library
Release Date: 2011

How to Purchase:
  • Order through your local bookstore; OR
  • Order online directly from the publishers -MacMillan Digital Library; OR
  • Order online from any online store such as Amazon or Barnes and Noble.

 

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CHILDREN'S PICTURE BOOKS - DESIGN AND/OR LAYOUT  

THE BERRY BIG HUG

Author: J. R. Poulter
Illustrator: Joyeeta Neogi
Design & Layout Artist: Muza Ulasowski
ISBN: 978-1-925484-32-8
Publisher: Word Wings for Kids
Release Date: October 2016
Like it on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheBerryBigHug

How to Purchase:

AUTHOR BIO:
J.R. Poulter has over 30 children's and education titles published in Australia, U.K., Europe and U.S.A with mainstream publishers. She has won major awards including Children's Choice, New Zealand. More books are coming in 2016/2017.

Under J.R. McRae, she writes novels (including YA), award winning literary poetry, short stories and creates artwork.

ILLUSTRATOR BIO:
Joyeeta Neog is an artist and illustrator currently living in Pune with her husband and lovely daughter. Joyeeta started her career as a fashion designer and graduated from Niift, Mohali,(India). She grew up in a family filled with art and inspiration. She has worked with many self publishing authors and had the opportunity and pleasure of illustrating more than thirty books for kids. 

Joyeeta enjoys life as a wife, mom, and dedicates most of her time creating children’s book illustrations. Her illustrations combine both traditional and digital mediums in a colorful and playful style, that works well for children’s picture books, custom book illustrations etc.

DESCRIPTION:
What to do when you are told NOT to, but those big, juicy, sweet mulberries are dangling right in front of your nose! What if you just have one...

A humorous picture book for preschool to primary age children, abou t making choices and dealing with the results!

REVIEWS:
"The Berry Big Hug is a delightfully humorous tale about solving a very sticky problem using words of wisdom from Grandma. Knowledge passed down through generations, which is respected and remembered, is the soul of this story." - A.T. Crick, teacher, B.A., Grad. Dip. Ed., has taught children from indigenous outback to multicultural city classrooms.

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THE BOAT TO LULLABY BAY

Author: J. R. Poulter
Illustrator: Niki Leonidou
Layout Artist: Muza Ulasowski
ISBN: TBA (Second Edition)
Publisher: Word Wings for Kids
Release Date: 2017
Like it on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/The.Boat.to.Lullaby.Bay

How to Purchase:
  • Order through your local bookstore; OR
  • Order online directly from the publishers - Word Wings for Kids; OR
  • directly from lulu.com.

AUTHOR BIO:
J. R. Poulter is an award winning author and poet who once worked in a circus! She has also been a librarian, associate lecturer to international postgraduates in English Expression, academic editor, book reviewer and an assessment package writer. To date, she has 25 books published for children and YA. Adrienne T. O'connell, teacher, B.A., Grad. Dip. Ed., writes: "J.R. McRae/Poulter is a master storyteller." Dr. Florence Lewis, PhD, English Professor in University of Califormia, Berkeley, CA, who taught Daniel Hand, among many others, says: "J.R. McRae/Poulter is Australia's Scheherazade. As a creator, she is endlessly inventive and daring".

ILLUSTRATOR BIO:
Niki Leonidou studied Visual Communication in Kent and has been working as a freelance illustrator since 2001. More than a hundred books with her work have been published. Her wish is that one day every child on earth will be able to dream through books. More about Niki on: www.nikileonidou.com.

DESCRIPTION:
It’s bedtime and baby wants the sound of a parent’s voice to lull them to dreamland with the lilting rhythm of a lullaby!

A collection of lullabies and bedtime poems for little ones, including a counting rhyme!

 

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DANG IT'S THE DRAGONS

Author: J. R. Poulter
Illustrator: Niki Leonidou
Layout Artist: Muza Ulasowski
ISBN: TBA (Second Edition)
Publisher: Word Wings for Kids
Release Date: 2017
Like it on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Dang.Its.the.Dragons

How to Purchase:
  • Order through your local bookstore; OR
  • Order online directly from the publishers - Word Wings for Kids; OR
  • directly from lulu.com.

AUTHOR BIO:
J. R. Poulter is an award winning author and poet who once worked in a circus! She has also been a librarian, associate lecturer to international postgraduates in English Expression, academic editor, book reviewer and an assessment package writer. To date, she has 25 books published for children and YA. Adrienne T. O'connell, teacher, B.A., Grad. Dip. Ed., writes: "J.R. McRae/Poulter is a master storyteller." Dr. Florence Lewis, PhD, English Professor in University of Califormia, Berkeley, CA, who taught Daniel Hand, among many others, says: "J.R. McRae/Poulter is Australia's Scheherazade. As a creator, she is endlessly inventive and daring".

ILLUSTRATOR BIO:
Niki Leonidou studied Visual Communication in Kent and has been working as a freelance illustrator since 2001. More than a hundred books with her work have been published. Her wish is that one day every child on earth will be able to dream through books. More about Niki on: www.nikileonidou.com.

DESCRIPTION:
Dragons love garlic and dragons love chilli.
These foodsstoke the fires in a dragonly belly.
But what of a family that grows such hot fodder?
Well, they just might be in for a BIG bit of bother!...

A humorous picture book with rhyming element for children from three to seven years. Theme - surviving the terrible twos, family role play, anger management!

 

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MOI, ELLE & LA LE - POODLE TRIPLETS GO GLAM!

Author: J. R. Poulter
Illustrator: Helena Crevel
Design & Layout Artist: Muza Ulasowski
ISBN: 978-1-925484-23-6 (Second Edition)
Publisher: Word Wings for Kids
Release Date: 6th February 2017
Like it on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Moi.Elle.LaLe.Poodle.Triplets

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ILLUSTRATOR BIO:
Helena Crevel is an artist/illustrator living in Paris, France. She was born in 1983 in Kiev, Ukraine. Her education in art and design was obtained from a School of Art at Toronto, Canada. Subsequent to that, she attended a School of Graphic Design in Kiev, Ukraine.

Until 2002, her primary focus was on acrylic paintings. The originals of her paintings are currently in private collections in London and Minsk (Belarus). Since 2012, Helena focused on children's book illustration, mainly targeting ages 5 - 10. More about Helena on: http://alenka2.wix.com/helena-crevel.

DESCRIPTION:
Moi, Elle, La Le, girlie little glamour girls for whom style is everything. They take pride in their appearance. Then a gift for each from their fashionista aunt causes problems… Colours clash! One little poodle triplet stands out for all the wrong reasons! Disaster, or…

A feeling of belonging, being one of the crowd, is important for self esteem but it is also important to be confident in your ...own ability, to celebrate your differences and dare to stand out from the crowd in the right way! For three very fashion conscious little poodle sisters a stylistic disaster is turned to flair by a shift in attitude!

REVIEWS:
"Moi, Elle and La Le is an enchanting tale which brings to the fore themes of empathy, individualism and love for one's sisters. This story teaches children that we are indeed all unique, but that we can also come together as one."- Adrienne T. O'Connell, B.A., Grad. Dip. Ed., has taught children from indigenous classrooms in the wilds of the outback to multicultural suburban classrooms in a big city.

 

Poodle Triplets Go Glam

 

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CUDDLE KITTEN & PUDDLE PUP

Author: J. R. Poulter
Illustrator: Trish Flannery
Design & Layout Artist: Muza Ulasowski
ISBN: 978-1-925484-15-1 (Second Edition)
Publisher: Word Wings for Kids
Release Date: 6th February 2017
Like it on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Cuddle.Kitten.and.Puddle.Pup

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ILLUSTRATOR BIO:
Trish Flannery is an illustrator and author of children's books for educational and literary publishers in the Netherlands, Belgium and Canada. Credits include Simon's Hat from Clavis Publishers and The Moorchild by Eloise McGraw published by Gottmer Books. Come Live with Me written by Jennine Staring is her most recent picture book, published by Christofoot Publishers in the Netherlands.

Trish also gives drawing and illustration workshops for children. She studied in the Cleveland Institute of Art in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.A. and the Maastrict Academy of Fine Arts and Design in the Netherlands. More about Trish on her website: http://www.teeka.nl.

DESCRIPTION:
Puddles and poohs can be funny, but not when you step in them! The family has a problem, a new pup is messing things up! Their little girl is learning to use her potty but the pet puppy is not. Will the clean little kitten come to the rescue?

A gently humorous picture book for 2 to 5 year olds with themes of toilet training and pet care.

REVIEW:
"A tale of friendship, determination and lots of patience! What a wonderful way to recount to children the funny side of toilet training - even for puppies." - Adrienne O'Connell, teacher, B.A., Grad. Dip. Ed., taught children from indigenous classrooms in the outback to multicultural classrooms in the city.

 

 

Cuddle Kitten & Puddle Pup

 

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THE DOLLS' HOUSE IN THE FOREST

Author: J. R. McRae
Illustrator: Yvette Gustaffson
Design & Layout Artist: Muza Ulasowski
ISBN: TBA (Second Edition)
Publisher: Word Wings for Kids
Release Date: 2017
Like it on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Dolls.House.in.the.Forest

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BACKGROUND:
Inspired partly by the mysterious death of J.R. McRae's mother's youngest brother and J.R.'s mother's lifelong inability to move on from his death, which J.R. feels was partly due to the cover up of the circumstances of his death and partly because, in those days, children were not considered to 'understand' death or suffer grief like adults.

AUTHOR BIO:
J.R.McRae once worked in a circus, as a Rare-Books Librarian, a book-reviewer, as assessment package writer and Associate Lecturer, English Expression, for international postgraduates, UQ. Her short stories & award winning poetry are in  anthologies & journals in Australia, USA and UK. Her Artwork/photography features in Musing: A Mosaic Anthology, Journals Ripples, The Mozzie and Vine Leaves and ABC Pool. As award winning children’s writer, J.R.Poulter, she has 20 books for children & education published and 13 digital picture books. More print books are coming in 2014/15.

ILLUSTRATOR BIO:
Yvette Gustafsson
is inspired by Disney and Belgian/French comics such as Tintin and Spike and Suzy, but as a child she also read a lot of other comics ranging from super hero comics, to comic strips, to The Phantom. They have influenced her storytelling so that text and image have to always work as a unit.

Graduating from Comics and Sequential Art in Gavle, Sweden, 2006, she has made comics for comic magazines, released a small press book for both print and digital and published comic book novels on iBooks. The Dolls' House In The Forest in her first children's book collaboration with a writer. More about Yvette on her website: http://www.uvett.se.

DESCRIPTION:
What is in the woods? When Gerard loses his brother, he is haunted by a grief that drives him to search for answers without really knowing what it is he seeks. What he does find is the courage to face fear itself.

Picture book, graphic novel crossover for older readers, the theme concerns coming to terms with fear on many levels.

 

 

 

The Dolls' House in the Forest

 

 

 

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BEWARE

Author: J. R. Poulter
Illustrator: Nick Willis
Design & Layout Artist: Muza Ulasowski
ISBN: 978-1-925484-31-1
Publisher: Word Wings for Kids
Release Date: 2017 (Second Edition)
Like it on Facebook: TBA

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AUTHOR BIO:
J. R. Poulter is an award winning author and poet who once worked in a circus! She has also been a librarian, associate lecturer to international postgraduates in English Expression, academic editor, book reviewer and an assessment package writer. To date, she has 25 books published for children.

ILLUSTRATOR BIO::
Nick Willis
is an illustrator from England who has loved creating new characters and worlds since watching his Dad draw trains as a kid. As one of 9 children, he knows how family holidays to the beach can be! This is Nick's first book with J.R. Poulter. Find out more about Nick on his website: http://www.nicksfault.co.uk

DESCRIPTION:
The whole family is having a day at the beach - slightly paranoid grandma, typical teasing cousins, papa and mother and "me" by the sea. But what exactly is out there? A humorous story with rhyming elements that combines a family outing with water safety.

REVIEW:
"This story captures in a beautifully descriptive way some of the magical creatures of the sea. The illustrations complement the mood of the story which will reel the interests of little ones in hook, line and sinker!" - Adrienne O'Connell, teacher, B.A., Grad. Dip. Ed., taught children from indigenous classrooms in the outback to multicultural classrooms in the city.

 

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