Book Week winner Anna Walker tackles gloomy emotions

Part of the Kinderling Conversation for parents. Weekdays 12pm-1pm.

Mon 22 August 2016

4 mins

Author and illustrator Anna Walker has won the Early Learning Children’s Book of the Year Award for Mr. Huff. Stemming from her own anxious emotions and gloomy days, she talks to Shevonne about her inspiration for her book’s characters, coinciding with our Screen Free Challenge focus on READ.

Want to win some of this year's best loved books?

This comp has now closed.

We’re giving away a homegrown book prize pack with the Children Book Council of Australia’s top 6 shortlisted Australian Children’s Books for 2016:

  • Piranhas Don't Eat Bananas - Aaron Blabey
  • Ollie and the Wind - Ronojoy Ghosh
  • My Dog Bigsy - Alison Lester
  • Perfect - Danny Parker
  • Mr Huff - Anna Walker (WINNER)
  • The Cow Tripped Over The Moon - Tony Wilson

To enter, email conversation@kinderling.com.au and answer; If you could travel back in time to your childhood, which childhood character would you dress up as and why? 

For more on Book Week, head to the official website.

Listen to more Arts & Entertainment segments

Period Repair Manual: Why does your period change after babies

Being pregnant can be uncomfortable, but at least you don't get your period right After you've had children your periods can change, especially in your late 30s and 40s. Lara
15 mins

Beck Feiner knows what children want (if they were Prime Minister)

If you've seen the Aussie Legends Alphabet you'll be familiar with the visual style and creative sensibility of Beck Feiner; illustrator, graphic designer, art director and mum Beck's latest project…
10 mins

22-year-old singer-songwriter Emily Wurramara on motherhood on the road

How did you start this year?  Emily Wurramara welcomed in 2018 as a new mum and released her first album Milyakburra If you don’t know her music yet, you’re…
18 mins

Illustrating country and celebrating culture with Lisa Kennedy

Illustrations for picture books are an integral part of the story, creating the atmosphere to spirit young readers away Lisa Kennedy's illustrations for Welcome to Country by Senior Elder Aunty
13 mins

The new season of The Beanies has launched!!

Our favourite trio of kid’s entertainers have released their latest series The Beanies’ Big Day Out! Michael Yore and Miriam Rizvi AKA Michael and Mim Beanie join us in the…
9 mins

Tashi, Monsters and Me: Why finishing a book after death was so important for Anna Fienberg

Monsters is the final collaboration between author Anna Fienberg and illustrator Kim Gamble Anna talks about how the book came to be after Kim’s death, and how they shared…
10 mins