How to make a picture book

Kiwi play with me book cover 

Join award-winning illustrator and author Helen Taylor to learn how picture books are made.

You will also get to hear Helen read her stories!

Friday 6 October, Rangiora Library, 5.30-7pm

Thursday 12 October, Kaiapoi Library, 5.30-7pm

This is a free Family Night event.  Book at any Waimakariri Library or by phoning 03 311 8901.

Children to be accompanied by an adult.

Blurb: Helen Taylor: How to Make a Picture Book
Come & join us to learn how Picture Books are made. From the first blossoming of an idea, through to the finished hands-on-page-turning-book, that you can curl up in your favourite chair & read! Learn about the illustrator’s role in Picture Book creation & all the many steps in between & the many ‘hands’ involved in order for this initial ‘idea’ to become that book. You will also get to hear a story or two – for no one is ever too old for Picture Books!

Bio: Helen Taylor lives in an old yellow house on a red-boned hill in the portside town of Lyttelton with her two children and too many cats. She is an award-winning children’s book illustrator, author and an exhibiting artist with works in private collections around New Zealand and overseas. She has been illustrating books since 1992 and has been twice shortlisted for the LIANZA Children’s Book Awards. In 2006, Helen won Best Picture Book in the New Zealand Post Book Awards for Children and Young Adults, with A Booming in the Night, a collaboration with writer Ben Brown.

Book List
Go Girl Penguin - Randon House 2018 release 

Kakapo Dance - Penguin Random House 2014 

The Song of the Ship Rat - Scholastic (NZ) 

Kiwi Play With Me - Penguin 2012 

The Great Orlando - Scholastic (NZ) 2012 

The Indigo Bird - Penguin 2010

I am a Whale. - New Holland 2010 

I am a Seal. - New Holland 2010 

I am a Dolphin. - New Holland 2009 

The Sparrow and the Feather. - Penguin 2009 

I am a Penguin. - New Holland 2009 

The Rainmakers - Reed Publishers (NZ) 2007 

The Night Owl - Heinemann Education (NZ) 2007 

The Penguin Who wanted to Fly - Reed 2006 

A Booming in the Night - Reed 2005 

Eel Dreaming - Reed 2005 

Fifty-Five Feathers - Reed 2004 

Natural New Zealand ABC - Reed 2004 

Time to Sleep - Reed 2004 

Hinemoana and the Fairies - Reed 2003 

The Thief of Colours - Reed 2003

Also: some titles are available in Maori.