Andrew Joyner

Andrew Joyner is an Australian author and illustrator whose work has been published in more than twenty-five countries. He has illustrated numerous picture books, including The Terrible Plop by Ursula Dubosarsky and The Baby Swap by Jan Ormerod. In 2017, his authorial picture book debut, The Pink Hat, was published. The Washington Post said that “this simple and cheerful tale suggests, with not an ounce of preachiness, values of care and comfort and the support women have for each other across generations.” He lives with his family in South Australia.

black ink, midday movies, vinyl records, poetry

brush and ink, digital


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?)



The Legend of King Arthuratops (HarperCollins, season TBD 2019)
Nana Says I’ll Be Famous One Day (Candlewick, Spring 2020)
Duck and Hippo book #3 (Two Lions/Amazon, season TBD)
Duck and Hippo book #4 (Two Lions/Amazon, season TBD)

The Terrible Plop (Penguin AUS & Macmillan USA, 2009)
The Swap (Little Hare / Hardie Grant Egmont, 2013; Simon & Schuster USA, 2015)
What’s the Matter, Aunty May? (Little Hare Books, 2012)
Too Many Elephants in this House (Penguin AUS, 2012)
Tim and Ed (Penguin, AUS 2014)
Boris, a 6-book series (Penguin AUS / Scholastic USA, 2013)
Yobbos Do Yoga (Little Hare / Hardie Grant Egmont, 2013)
How Big is Too Small? (Penguin AUS, May 2015)
Blue, the Builder’s Dog (Penguin AUS, February 2016)
One Little Goat (Little Hare / Hardie Grant Egmont, September 2016)
Bear Make Den (Candlewick, 2017)
Duck and Hippo in the Rainstorm (Two Lions/Amazon, 2017)
Garcia and Colette Go Exploring (Putnam, 2017)
Duck and Hippo Lost and Found (Two Lions/Amazon, 2017)
The Bum Book (HarperCollins Australia, 2017)
The Pink Hat (Schwartz and Wade/Penguin Random House, 2017)
Brindabella (Allen and Unwin, 2018)
The Man with Small Hair (Little Hare/Hardie Grant Egmont, 2018)
Duck and Hippo Give Thanks (Two Lions/Amazon, 2018)
Romeosaurus & Juliet Rex (HarperCollins, Winter 2018)
Duck and Hippo The Secret Valentine (Two Lions/Amazon, Winter 2018)
Unstoppable Me (Farrar, Straus and Giroux/Macmillan, Summer 2018)
The Hair Book (Penguin Random House, Spring 2019)
Angus & Mouse (Scholastic Australia, 2019)
Boo! Said the Baby (Penguin Random House Australia, 2019)