WHEN I GROW UP

Written by Jasmine & Julie Sydenham

Format: softcover, 25x25cm, 32 pages
RRP: $AU20.00
Publisher: Harbour Publishing House 2012

cover_WIGU.jpg

It all began as a simple request of my daughter. I was committed to an exhibition in the tasting room at Cupitt’s Winery and I needed some inspiration for a series of narrative works.

I asked Jasmine (my 9 year old at the time) to write me a story that I could use. She came up with a beautiful little tale about what she’d like to be when she grew up.

The 15 small works that I produced as a result were a great success – whimsical, playful, colourful.

The character ‘Jasmine’ appeared throughout the works and each told an aspect of the story. I was so happy with them that I decided to collate them into a small photo book, and although I sound a little 'dippy' saying this, I never really considered that they could become an actual children's picture book. That was until I showed it to a local publisher.

A few months after the exhibition the prospect of having our little collaboration became a reality and the book was published in 2012.

When I Grow Up marked the very special beginning of this new, and unexpected direction as an illustrator.

HARMONY LOVES TO SING

Written by Marie-Louise Taylor

Format: softcover, 25x25cm, 32 pages
RRP: $AU20.00

Publisher: Harbour Publishing House 2012

cover_final-cropped.JPG

This, my second adventure in the world of book illustration, is a moving little tale about Harmony, a little girl who has a passion for music inspired by her Nan.

The book deals beautifully with experience of loosing a grandparent and is a wonderful tool to help children deal with their grief.

CORIANDA THE TORTOISE

Written by Alan Cunneen

Format: softcover, 20x29cm, 32 pages

RRP: $AU20Publisher: Harbour Publishing House 2013

CORIANDA-COVER.jpg

Corianda is a brave little tortoise.
After a lucky escape from the poachers he calls on the help of the other bush animals to save his friends.

A classic tale of good versus evil.

A HIPPOPOTAMUS IN THE SINK

Written by Chelsea Boulding

Format: softcover, 21x28cm, 32 pages
RRP: $AU20
Publisher: Harbour Publishing House 2013

hippo-cover-sml.jpg

Sara is a girl with a wild imagination and a wonderful sense of fun.

“Mum! Dad!” Sara shouted.
“There’s a hippopotamus in the sink.”

Join Sara on a journey full of surprises in this delightful tale for children – young and old.

SONOMA MEETS MISS MOUSE

Written by Di Morrissey 

Format: hardcover, 25x25cm, 32 pages
RRP: $AU20.00
Publisher: Harbour Publishing House 2014

sonoma_meets_miss_mouse-cover.jpg

A sob in the night wakes a little girl called Sonoma…and what does she find?
A magical little mouse who is hungry and scared of the dark.
What does Sonoma do?

Words from the publisher…

“Sonoma Meets Miss Mouse is a heartwarming tale of a little girl named Sonoma and her new best friend. Through the warm, vibrant illustrations and rich text, children will learn the value of friendship and the importance of helping all creatures great and small. Illustrated by acclaimed artist Julie Sydenham, Sonoma Meets Miss Mouse evokes a sense of magic in all who read it. With Julie’s lush, mixed media pieces created from a unique birds-eye perspective, young children will be transported into the magical world of Sonoma and Miss Mouse. Through Di’s elegant language and Julie’s stunning visual cues, parents are encouraged to involve themselves in their child’s reading and share the adventure together.”

EVERTON & WILL

Written by Di Morrissey

Format: hardcover, 25x25cm, 32 pages
RRP: $AU20.00
Publisher: Harbour Publishing House 2015

everton_cover.jpg

Everton has his first bike, but riding it is a challenge.

However help comes from an unusual source and teaches him more than how to ride! 
This second collaboration between Di & Jules is beautifully enriched by the images. 

They will take the reader on Everton’s journey as he masters many life skills. 
Everton & Will has a visual element where the reader must find Miss Mouse hidden in the illustrations.

OCEANS AROUND AUSTRALIA

Written by Chelsea Boulding

Format: softcover, 21x28cm, 32 pages

RRP: $AU17

Publisher: Harbour Publishing House 2015

oceans_around_australia_cover.jpg

This charming variation on the much-loved classic story about the house that Jack built is sure to delight young and old. It begins with the plankton that floats in the oceans around Australia. Along comes a fish that eats the plankton, but it in turn is chased by a dolphin, and so the story continues.

Children will love following the words and pictures that tell this twisty tale, and the repetition will encourage them join in the telling. Along the way, they’ll see how everything and everyone is connected in this world.

SURFER BOY BO

Written by Di Morrissey

Format: hardcover, 25x25cm, 32 pages

RRP: $AU25

Publisher: Harbour Publishing House 2016

Surfer_Boy_Bo-Cover-ADVANCED_PROOF-01.jpg

Bo discovers a magical place beneath the waves. During his adventures, he sees wonderfully strange creatures and their beautiful homes. But he also learns that parts of our underwater world are disappearing … and that it is up to all of us to look after our oceans.

THE BIRDS THE SEA & ME

Written by Anna Jarrett

Format: softcover, 21x28cm, 32 pages

RRP: $AU20

SHOREBIRDS-cover.jpg

‘The Birds, The Sea & Me', is a story about the fascinating life of three types of endangered shorebirds which live and breed on our south coast beaches; the hooded plover, the pied oyster catcher and the little tern. Through the eyes of Rikki, a ten year old girl, we are taken on a journey of discovery, learning about the birds and their beach environment. We also learn what the shorebirds eat, where they lay their eggs and raise their chicks and why they’ re endangered. 

‘The Birds, The Sea & Me’ was written as part of a shorebird education project funded by the NSW Environmental Trust and hosted by the NSW National Parks & Wildlife, South Coast Shorebird Recovery Program. The book was created from a series of writing and art workshops, which were featured in six Shoalhaven schools

in 2015. Local artists, Anna Jarrett and Julie Sydenham, collaborated with students to create artwork and writing in response to learning about the endangered shorebirds on their local beaches.

‘The Birds, The Sea & Me’, is a delightful book which draws the reader into the

unique landscape of the south coast beaches, and reveals layers of fascinating insights into the lives of the shorebirds.“

We hope that this book will create an awareness of our shorebirds, and encourage more people to help care for them” , says Anna Jarrett, Creative Director and writer.

ULA'S MAGIC ISLAND

Written by Di Morrissey

Format: hardcover, 25x25cm, 32 pages

RRP: $AU20

Publisher: Harbour Publishing House 2017

I'm very excited to say that this treasure is only a few weeks away from release. It's bee

Ula loves to explore. One day, she discovers a magic island…