Children's Books  

THE AUSTRALIAN IBBY, 2014 HONOUR BOOKS

The International Board on Books for Young People announced it's nominations for this prestigious award at the end of October 2013.

An expert Australian panel selected Lightning Jack, illustrated by Patricia Mullins, as IBBY Australia's Honour Book for illustration. The book "showcases Patricia Mullins’ characteristic collage work, here meticulously blending torn and crushed tissue... her love and knowledge of horses come to the fore, too. With text by Glenda Millard (a previous Honour List awardee), the tale in powerful, thundering rhythm tells of a galloping blue black stallion.... The variety of textures and colours in the landscape is beautifully portrayed and the whole has a dreamlike quality. Movement is paramount...."

Writers and illustrators from over 60 countries will be recognised on the 2014 IBBY Honour List. Patricia joins a prestigious international list of creators of books for young people. This is a biennial list of the most highly regarded titles of the previous two years."

Click here to read the IBBY press release.

 

THE DROMKEEN MEDAL 2012

On the 20 March 2013, Patricia was presented with the Dromkeen Medal 2012 at the State Library of Victoria. (Click here to read the award citation). The medal, initiated in 1982, is awarded annually to an Australian resident for work providing a significant contribution to the appreciation and development of children's literature in Australia.

Patricia has been associated with Dromkeen since its beginning - her original work is represented in the Collection. She participated in the first Dromkeen exhibition and several more over the years including the final exhibition of the illustrations for Lightning Jack held in 2012 at the Dromkeen homestead. She is honoured to have received this award and to be associated with the legacy of Dromkeen.

 

LIGHTNING JACK

Illustrated by Patricia Mullins; written by Glenda Millard.

Publisher: Scholastic Australia, Sydney, 2012.

Click here to read reviews

 

Short listed: Picture Book of the Year CBCA Awards 2013

 

   

 

The illustrations from Lightning Jack were featured in the final exhibition at Dromkeen National Centre for Picture Book Art,

between June and October, 2012.

A CRASH OF RHINOS!

by Patricia Mullins

Publisher: An ABC Book for Kids, Harper Collins Australia, Sydney, 2010.

 

Click here to read reviews

Click here to read "How this book came about"

Click here to view illustrations in the making.

 

Notable Book (Picture Book of the Year) CBCA Awards 2011


The complete set of illustrations and preliminary material from A Crash of Rhinos was purchased in 2011 by the State Library of Western Australia, Peter Williams Collection.

PHAR LAP THE WONDER HORSE

by Jackie Kerin

Publisher: Museum Victoria, Melbourne, November 2008.

Available at the Melbourne Museum Shop, Carlton, and other bookstores.

An exhibition of the illustrations from Phar Lap The Wonder Horse was held at the museum between October 2008 and January 2009.

Notable Book (Eve Pownall Award) CBCA Awards 2009

JERRY

by Ursula Dubosarsky


Publisher : Penguin/Puffin, Melbourne, 2008

Aussie Nibbles series, paperback

Catnip Publishing UK, 2009

Notable Book (Younger Readers) CBCA Awards 2009


ONLY A DONKEY

by Celeste Walters


Publisher : Penguin/Viking, Melbourne, 2007

"This is an inspirational book that weaves in the heroic Anzac legend of Simpson and the donkey". Courier Mail, April 2007

The complete set of illustrations and preliminary material from Only a Donkey was purchased for the Dromkeen Collection in 2012, held at the State Library of Victoria.

 

 

 

Title : V for Vanishing, an Alphabet of Endangered Animals by Patricia Mullins
Publisher : Margaret Hamilton Books, Sydney,1993
American edition. New York: Harper Collins, 1994; Canadian edition. Toronto: Harper Collins, 1994

Award/s : Best Designed, Illustrated Children's Book, Australian Book Publishers' Association.1993.
Best Picture Book, Wilderness Society of Australia Environment Award for Children's Literature,1993.
Winner, Eve Pownell Award for Information Books, Children's Book Council of Australia, 1994.
Gold Award, VI Dimensional Illustrators Awards Show, New York USA 1994, Paper Collage.
Starred review Horn Book Review, USA 1994.

Title :Crocodile Beat by Gail Jorgensen
Publisher :
Omnibus Books, Adelaide, 1988. Scholastic Australia. Reprinted 1990, 1992,1993,1996,2003, 2004,2007, 2008,2009,2010.

New York: Bradbury Press, 1989. Kaapstad, Pretoria: Human & Rousseau, 1989. London, UK: The Bodley Head, 1990; Random Century, Red Fox edition, 1992. Germany: Coppenrath Verlag Munster, 1991. New York: MacMillan, Aladdin Books, 1994.

Adelaide: The Scholastic Group, Omnibus Books, Little Star, 1997, 2005, 2006, 2009, 2010.

Board book edition 2013, available from all good bookstores

Title : Dinosaur Encore by Patricia Mullins
Publisher : Scholastic Australia/Margaret Hamilton Books, Sydney,1992
American edition. New York: Willa Perlman Books, Harper Collins, 1992; Canadian edition. Toronto: Harper Collins, 1992
Award/s : Shortlisted, Eve Pownell Award for Information Books, Children's Book Council of Australia, 1993
Winner,
Horn Book Magazine, Fanfare, USA, 1993
Winner, Best Produced English Children's Book, Hong Kong, 1994


2011 Special Limited Edition 25 years in print

 

Title : Hattie and the Fox by Mem Fox
Publisher : Scholastic Australia, Gosford NSW,1986
American edition. New York: Harper Collins, 1992; Canadian edition. Toronto: Harper Collins, 1992; Tetum edition. Timor Leste: Fundasaun Alola, 2010; Scholastic Press Special Limited Edition, 2011, Hardback and Paperback


Award/s : Horn Book Magazine, Starred Review, USA, 1992,
Parents' Choice Award, paperback edition, USA, 1993

Translated into German, Chinese, Japanese, Portuguese, Indonesian and Tetum

Other Titles :

Mullins, Patricia. One Horse Waiting For Me. Sydney:Margaret Hamilton Books /Scholastic Australia, 1997
American edition. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1998


Award/s :
Notable book, CBC Australia Awards,1998
Bronze Award, 10th Dimensional Illustrators Awards Show, New York, USA 1998

Walters, Celeste. Who's Who at The Zoo. Illustrated by Patricia Mullins, Melbourne: Penguin Books Australia, (Puffin) 1996.

Harlen, Jonathan. The Dream of the Dusky Dolphin. Illustrated by Patricia Mullins, Adelaide: Omnibus Books/Scholastic Australia 1995 Hardback and Paperback Edition

Goetze, Jutta. Iceflowers (Lift-off storybook). Illustrated by Patricia Mullins. Melbourne: William Heinemann Australia, 1992 in association with the Australian Children's Television Foundation 'lift-off' television series, 1992.
Vaughan, Marcia. The Sea Breeze Hotel. Illustrated by Patricia Mullins. Sydney: Margaret Hamilton Books, 1991. New York: Willa Perlman Books, Harper Collins, 1992
Fox, Mem. Shoes from Grandpa. Illustrated by Patricia Mullins. Gosford NSW: Scholastic Australia, 1989. Paperback ed. 1989. Translated into Chinese, 1995. New York: Orchard Books, 1990. New York: Scholastic Inc. 1995, paperback edition. 24 years in print!
Dennis, C. J. The Triantiwantigongolope. Illustrated by Patricia Mullins. Melbourne: Macmillan Australia, 1989

Mattingley, Christobel. The Magic Saddle. Illustrated by Patricia Mullins. Sydney: Hodder & Stoughton, 1983. Second edition, hardback and paperback. Sydney: Margaret Hamilton Books; New York: Simon & Schuster, 1996.


Award/s :Children's Book Council of Australia, Picture Book of the Year Award, shortlisted, 1984.

Mattingley, Christobel. Duck Boy. Illustrated by Patricia Mullins. Sydney, Angus and Robertson, 1983.

Mattingley, Christobel. Rummage. Illustrated by Patricia Mullins. Sydney; London, Angus & Roberston, 1981. Second edition, paperback: Sydney, Harper Collins; New York: Harper Collins, 1991


Award/s :Children's Book Council of Australia, Book of the Year Award, Commended, 1982.
Children's Book Council of Australia, Junior Book of the Year Award, 1982.

All Sorts of Poems. Edited by Ann Thwaite; illustrated by Patricia Mullins. London: Angus & Robertson, 1978. Magnet Books paperback edition. London: Methuen, 1980.
Couper Sue. Pelican Point. Illustrated by Patricia Mullins; photography by Murray Couper. Sydney: Hodder & Stoughton, 1977.
Moody, Veda-Hamon and others. Wheels and Things. Illustrated by Patricia Mullins. Sydney: Angus & Robertson, 1976.
Mullins, Patricia. Fabulous Beasts. Sydney: William Collins, 1976.
Parr, Letitia. Flowers for Samantha. Illustrated by Patricia Mullins. Sydney: Hicks Smith/ Methuen, 1975.
Farrer, Vashti. All in Together. (Sleepy-time stories) Illustrated by Patricia Mullins, Sydney: Angus & Robertson, 1974.
Wall, Dorothy. Blinky Bill and Nutsy: Based on The complete adventures of Blinky Bill. (Young Australia series) Adapted by Carol Odell; illustrated by Patricia Mullins. Sydney: Angus& Robertson, 1972.
Parr, Letitia. Dolphins are Different. Illustrated by Patricia Mullins. Sydney: Angus & Robertson, 1972.
Larsen, Heather. The Happy Bush. Illustrated by Patricia Mullins. Sydney: Paul Hamlyn, 1972
Wooden Horse Restoration
 
The Rocking Horse, A history of moving toy horses
 
Return to Home Page
 
Contact via e-mail
 
 
All images are copyright of Patrica Mullins or Equus Art Pty Ltd