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Andrew Joyner

Andrew Joyner is an Australian illustrator and author. In 2009, his first picture book was published—The Terrible Plop, written by Ursula Dubosarsky. Since then, he has illustrated many picture books and his work is now published in more than 20 countries. He is also the author & illustrator of the Boris series, an early-reader series about an adventurous warthog. (Kirkus selected the first book in the Boris series as one of the “Best Books of 2013” in their Newly Independent Readers category.) He lives in the Adelaide Hills with his wife and two children. (And their many, many pets.)

PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED TITLES:
The Terrible Plop, written by Ursula Dubosarsky (Penguin AUS & Macmillan USA, 2009)
The Swap, written by Jan Ormerod (Little Hare / Hardie Grant Egmont, 2013; Simon & Schuster USA, 2015)
What’s the Matter, Aunty May?, written by Peter Friend (Little Hare Books, 2012)
Too Many Elephants in this House, written by Ursula Dubosarsky (Penguin AUS, 2012)
Tim and Ed, written by Ursula Dubosarsky (Penguin, AUS 2014)
Boris, a 6-book series (Penguin AUS / Scholastic USA, 2013)
Yobbos Do Yoga, written by Phillips Gwynne (Little Hare / Hardie Grant Egmont, 2013)
How Big is Too Small?, written by Jane Godwin (Penguin AUS, May 2015)
Blue, the Builder’s Dog, written by Jen Storer (Penguin AUS, February 2016)
One Little Goat, written by Ursula Dubosarsky (Little Hare / Hardie Grant Egmont, September 2016)

AWARDS & HONORS (partial list):
Kirkus ‘Best Books of 2013’ for Newly Independent Readers (Boris)
Australia Children’s Book Council of Australia Book of the Year (Early Childhood) 2014, Winner (The Swap)
West Australian Premier’s Book Award (Children’s Books) 2014, Winner (The Swap)
Children’s Book Council of Australia Book of the Year (Early Childhood) 2013, Honor (Too Many Elephants in this House)
Children’s Book Council of Australia Crichton Award for New Illustrators 2010, Winner (The Terrible Plop)
Prime Minister’s Literary Awards (Children’s Books) 2010, 2013 – Shortlisted (The Terrible Plop; What’s the Matter, Aunty May?)

FUTURE TITLES:
Duck & Hippo in the Rainstorm (Two Lions, March 2017)
Garcia & Colette Go Exploring (June 2017, Penguin)
The Pink Hat (Schwartz & Wade, January 2018)
Duck & Hippo Lost and Found (Two Lions, May 2018)
Romeosaurus & Juliet Rex #1 (HarperCollins, September, 2018)
Alternative Energy (Macmillan, Spring 2019)
Romeosaurus & Juliet Rex #2 (HarperCollins, September, 2019)
Nana Says I’ll Be Famous One Day (Candlewick, Spring 2020)

LIKES:
black ink, midday movies, vinyl records, poetry

MEDIUMS:
brush and ink, digital

VISIT ANDREW AT:
http://andrewjoyner.com.au