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Hello, and welcome to my art blog from Tasmania, Australia. I've spent time as a plant geneticist, teacher's assistant, painter, glass artist and book illustrator. I'm usually in the studio, the classroom or the lab. If you'd like to see more, please try the links to my folio page or email me at silvergumstudio@yahoo.com.au. Thank you!

Friday, September 5, 2014

Wilderness Society’s 2014 Environment Award for Children’s Literature

Planets are like porridge.  From The Smallest Carbon Footprint in the Land
Holy solar panel, Batman ... we won!
Anne Morgan's book, The Smallest Carbon Footprint in the Land and other eco-tales, illustrated by yours truly and published by Interactive Publications (IP Kidz), has won the Wilderness Society's 2014 Environment Award for Children's Literature, Young Readers category!  We tied with Bush Baby Rescue: Juliet Nearly a Vet Book 4 (Rebecca Johnson, illus by Kyla May, Puffin).  In the Picture Book category, the winner was Welcome Home by fellow Tasmanian Christina Booth (published by Ford Street). 
Anne was at the awards to pick up a big bouquet and our certificates, and will be over tomorrow to present mine in a mini-ceremony in my kitchen. Our local SCBWI members are very excited, bless them (https://www.facebook.com/scbwianz/posts/712008102212216) and there is an article in Books and Publishing about the awards.  Congratulations to the other winners and shortlisters, and a big thank you to the Wilderness Society for recognising our book and celebrating children's literature.


  1. Woooo, this is fantastic! Congratulations. This illustration is super ADORABLE!