Details of some of our new projects, and news about Little Pink Dog Books is shown below:
10 February 2018: Tissywoo and the Worry Monsters, written and illustrated by Trish Donald, was formally launched in Armidale today at Reader’s Companion Bookshop. The crowds at this event were amazing.
7 February 2018: Today our newest book, Tissywoo and the Worry Monsters, was shown and read to students at Armidale City Public School by the author and illustrator, Trish Donald. This was featured on today’s Tamworth Prime 7 News.
22 January 2018: Our fourth announcement, following the earlier September 2017 call, is an agreement to publish Monkey Mind, written and illustrated by Rebecca J Palmer. This book will be published in Q4, 2019.
20 January 2018: Our third announcement, following the earlier September 2017 call, is an agreement to publish Six Sleepy Mice, written and illustrated by Heidi Cooper Smith. This book will be published in Q2, 2019.
19 January 2018: Our second announcement, following our earlier September 2017 call, is an agreement to publish Window of Hope, written by Robert Vescio and to be illustrated by Demelsa Haughton. This book will be published in Q1, 2019.
15 January 2018: In September 2017, Little Pink Dog Books invited submissions from new and emerging authors and illustrators. We were astonished by the wealth of talent that responded to our call, and over the past few weeks we have been finalising our lists and matching successful authors with illustrators. Our first announcement as a direct result of this process is an agreement to publish The Christmas Garden, written by Caroline Tuohey and to be illustrated by Katie Pamment Paisley. This book will be published in 2019. Further successful submissions will be announced in the next few weeks.
10 January 2018: After a very hectic 2017 where we published five books within a space of six months, Little Pink Dog Books are keen to continue the momentum into 2018. As such, I am pleased to announce the first of a number of commissions for new books in 2019. The first announcement is for Where’s Lucky?, written by Jacqui Halpin and illustrated by first time book illustrator, Sandra Severgnini. This picture book will be published in 2019. There will be several more announcements in the next few weeks.
31 December 2017: Following our open call for submissions in September 2017, we received over 400 responses in the one week it was open. As a result, we have regretfully had to reschedule any announcements regarding the outcome until 1st March 2018. It has simply been impossible to read and carefully evaluate all the submissions by the 1st Jan.
11 November 2017: Our son, Robert, reading The Tiger Who Came To Tea at Raffles Hotel to our granddaughter, Lily Kathy Carol Frain, and showing her our first four books (and one from Christmas Press). Now this is what it is all about!
4 November 2017: Little Pink Dog Books has today launched a range of bespoke Coffee Mugs. Each mug will have a front cover from a LPDB book on the front of the mug, and the LPDB logo on the rear of the mug. Mugs may be ordered from Merchandise page.
23 October 2017: Tissywoo and the Worry Monsters has been sent off to the printer and will be published in December, ready to hit the market from 1st January 2018. This picture book deals with anxiety in young children as they enter schooling, and provides a coping mechanism for them. Having spoken to a number of professionals in this field, we are very excited on how this book has been received so far.
15 October 2017: Trish Donald author/illustrator with Little Pink Dog Books has been selected as a speaker for the Writers & Illustrators Conference at the Asian Festival of Children’s Content (AFCC). Her topic, “Illustration through assemblage” will see Trish share methods on developing characters and environments and how exploration developed and refined her unique style. Three take-away points for the audience include:
- Experimentation using traditional and unusual mediums
- Finding your own style and ‘voice’ as an illustrator
- Using illustration and storytelling to explore mental health issues in children
Please visit the following Facebook page to read more about the conference https://www.facebook.com/AFCCSingapore/
Instagram: @afccsg Twitter: @AFCC_sg
14 October 2017: Little Pink Dog Books are partnering with the Australian Publishers Association to present four of our new children’s picture books at the 2018 Frankfurt Book Fair. The books areThe World’s Worst Pirate, Clover’s Big Ideas, Parmesan, the Reluctant Racehorse, and Tissywoo and the Worry Monsters.
13 October 2017: Dr Peter Creamer of Little Pink Dog Books has been selected as a speaker for the Writers & Illustrators Conference at the Asian Festival of Children’s Content (AFCC).
The topic will be “Providing Opportunity and Exposure to New and Emerging Authors and Illustrators of Children’s Picture Books”. This will be an amazing opportunity to promote LPDB and all our authors and illustrators on an international stage. The dates for the entire festival will be between 5-9 September 2018 in the National Library Building in Singapore.
Hope to see you there!
24 September 2017: We are looking forward to receiving submissions from new and emerging authors and illustrators when we formally open submissions for 1 week starting 27th September 2017. We will be responding to every submission by 1st January 2018.
24 September 2017: Little Pink Dog Books are now members of the Small Press Network. The SPN have created a lovely catalogue of books for the Christmas season which features three of our beautiful books within it. The books are Clover’s Big Ideas, Parmesan, the Reluctant Racehorse and The World’s Worst Pirate,. They have just been published in Australia and can be purchased through our distributors Dennis Jones and Associates, INT Books or directly through the Little Pink Dog Books website. This is a great initiative that really supports small independent book publishers – Well done SPN.
22 September 2017: Our fourth Children’s Picture Book, The Tiger Who Came To Tea at Raffles Hotel has now been published and is available through either the Gift Shop in Raffles Hotel, Singapore, or directly through this website.
5 September 2017: Little Pink Dog Books today signed an agreement with Sophie Masson for a second children’s picture story book entitled A House of Mud. Kathy Creamer is once again the illustrator, and the book will be published in 2018.
31 August 2017: Our forthcoming book for Raffles Hotel, Singapore entitled The Tiger Who Came To Tea at Raffles Hotel is now available for pre-order here. The book will also be available in the Raffles Hotel gift shop in late September 2017.
27 August 2017: Little Pink Dog Books will be accepting Children’s Picture Book submissions from new and emerging authors and illustrators for one week, between the 27th September and 3rd October 2017. We are particularly looking for submissions about family, animals and mental health. The target age group is 4-8 years. Please send your manuscripts and/or illustrations to: submissions@LittlePinkDogBooks.com
15 August 2017: The World’s Worst Pirate, has received some great reviews from:
5 August 2017: Today our very first book, The World’s Worst Pirate, was officially launched in Brisbane. It was a marvellous event that typified the energy and vitality in this lively children’s picture book. Please see the photos here.
9 July 2017: In the last three days, our latest three new books have been sent off to the printers. Kathy and I are both really excited and look forward to seeing these great books in the next couple of months. The Tiger Who Came to Tea at Raffles Hotel will be on exclusive sale at Raffles Hotel in Singapore. Clover’s Big Ideas and Parmesan, the Reluctant Racehorse will be on sale in the usual bookshops, online and through the Little Pink Dog Books website at www.LittlePinkDogBooks.com where pre-orders may be placed on each of the book web pages.
Providing opportunities for new and emerging authors and illustrators to work collaboratively, and in a manner that enables then to flourish, without the usual severe time pressures is what Little Pink Dog Books is all about. Kathy and Peter Creamer.
13 May 2017: Today, we have heard the exciting news that Katrin Dreiling, who illustrated The World’s Worst Pirate, the first book to be published by Little Pink Dog Books, has signed a contract with Macmillan. Congratulations Katrin! This is exactly why we set up Little Pink Dog Books, and if our commission helped in any way at all, we are thrilled for Katrin.
11 May 2017: Today we signed a contract with Sophie Masson, to publish her delightful children’s picture story book, See Monkey. Kathy Creamer is the illustrator, and the book will be published in 2018.
15 March 2017: Having enjoyed working with the very talented Michelle Worthington and Katrin Dreiling on their first book, The World’s Worst Pirate, we are delighted to announce that we will be publishing a second book with them, entitled Johnny’s Beard, in 2018.
15 March 2017: We are thrilled to announce that the first book to be published by Little Pink Dog Books will be The World’s Worst Pirate, written by Michelle Worthington and illustrated by Katrin Dreiling. The book will be available through retail shops and other outlets for individual buyers, and through Dennis Jones & Associates for Bookshops and Libraries from mid June 2017.
15 March 2017: Dennis Jones & Associates have been appointed as the distributor of all books published by Little Pink Dog Books.
7 March 2017: We are pleased to announce the thrilling news that we will be publishing a book for Raffles Hotel in Singapore. The updated book, from the original picture book written and illustrated by Kathy Creamer, will be entitled The Tiger Who Came To Tea At Raffles Hotel. The book is exclusive to Raffles Hotel Gift Shop and available in Mid 2017.
13 November 2016: We are pleased to announce our tenth book entitled Who Farted? which will be published at the end of 2017 or early 2018. The book will be the first book by the exciting new children’s author Fabi Williams and will be illustrated by Kathy Creamer.
18 September 2016: We are thrilled to announce another publication provisionally entitled Bigger Than Yesterday, Smaller Than Tomorrow which will be written by Robert Vescio and illustrated by Kathy Creamer. The book will be published in late 2017.
3 July 2016: Our next book is a wonderful collaboration between Georgie Donaghey and Emma Middleton, provisionally called Clover’s Big Ideas. This will be Little Pink Dog Book’s seventh book, which will be published in 2017.
1 July 2016: An absolutely amazing first half year for Little Pink Dog Books! Kathy and I now have 6 books in various stages of production which we are planning to launch in 2017. We have concentrated on new and emerging writers and illustrators, and have formed teams with varying experiences to ensure that we deliver innovative books that will excite younger people. We now look forward to a very busy second half of 2016 and an amazing 2017! Please keep following us!
30 June 2016: What exciting news! We have confirmed another publication provisionally entitled Tissywoo and the Worry Monsters which will be written and illustrated by the very talented and enthusiastic Trish Donald.
19 June 2016: Our next publication is provisionally entitled The Big Old Rambutan Tree, and will be written and illustrated by Kathy Creamer. A percentage of funds raised by this book will be sent to organisations that support the protection of Orang Utans. We will shortly be starting a crowd funding initiative for this book.
2 June 2016: It is very exciting for us as Little Pink Dog Books that today we announce our third publication. The book will be written by Pat Simmons and illustrated by Vicky Pratt and is provisionally entitled Ziggy’s Zoo.
31 May 2016: We are pleased to announce that today we have signed an agreement for our second publication. The book will be written and illustrated by the very talented Fiona McDonald and is provisionally entitled Edward’s War.
26 May 2016: After an exhaustive selective process that started on the 1st January 2016, and having looked at almost 100 submissions, Little Pink Dog Books is today thrilled to announce its first children’s picture book publication. The book will be written by Michelle Worthington, illustrated by Katrin Dreiling and is provisionally entitled The World’s Worst Pirate.