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Welcome to Exisle Publishing's home for kids books with Great Story, Great Characters, and a Great Message. Here you'll be able to learn about your favorite authors, buy books direct from the publisher, and learn about the latest events.

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Welcome to EK Books – Great Stories, Great Characters, Great Message

Welcome –to great books with glorious illustrations and great characters. These books are for anyone to enjoy but are normally purchased for 3-11 year olds. The hard covers come with reinforced bindings, as they are read time and time again. Look out for some really useful messages that help all sorts of children in lots of common situations.

EK Books News

EK Books' very own Katrina McKelvey, Kirrili Lonergan, Gwynne Jones and Liz Anelli will be featured at the 2017 Newcastle Writer's Festival, as apart of the Family Fun Day!

The Family Fun Day runs from 10:00am - 2:00pm on Saturday the 8th of April and all will be available for book signings and Art fun!

You can view the full program here.

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Dance With Me – Eltham Bookshop

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We are counting the days to Christmas and the Dance with Me event at
Eltham Bookshop on the 21st of December!
In addition to craft, music and Christmas treats,
Author Penny Harrison will be signing copies of Dance with Me.

Where: Eltham Bookshop, 970 Main Rd, Eltham
When: 21st December, 11am to Noon
Who: Penny Harrison
Why: Music, Craft, Book Signings and of course, Christmas Treats!

Australia: Illustrated Launch Wrap Up
Australia: Illustrated Launch Wrap Up

Hard to believe the launch of Australia: Illustrated has already come and gone!

The final week of October saw author (and illustrator!) Tania McCartney hold the virtual launch on her own website. There’s still stacks of Australia: Illustrated content and other goodies so be sure to visit Tania’s site here to catch up on anything you may have missed.

The official launch of Australia: Illustrated was held at Harry Hartog bookseller, Woden last Saturday. Tania herself has described the launch as something as surreal as a dream!

“When I began speaking at the launch today, it indeed dawned on me that perhaps I was dreaming, and that everyone who came along was actually gatecrashing a dream and that I would soon wake up. This is how surreal it is to see, hold and touch my own illustrated book.”

Below are a couple of snaps from the weekend.
You can also click here to see all the moments captured from Saturday’s book launch!

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The Sugar and Spice Collection Launch

The Sugar and Spice Collection launch was a day filled with book readings, activities and plenty of pastel sweets! Thanks to the talented EK team behind Dance with MeThe Great Sock Secret, and Patch and Ruby, and an even bigger thank you to Wallsend District Library for providing the venue!

Here are a few snaps from Saturday taken by Luke Arms.
The Sugar and Spice Collection is out now!

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Australia: Illustrated Launch

Australia Illustrated Book Launch

This November marks the release of Tania McCartney’s latest book, Australia: Illustrated.
Everyone’s favourite bookstore, Harry Hartog will be holding a launch on Saturday the 5th of November at 11am. Book reading and signings, nibbles and even goodie bags will be available!

But the fun actually starts in the week leading up to November, where there will be a virtual launch of Australia: Illustrated on Tania’s site! Running from the 24th to 31st of October, there will be lots of exciting Australia: Illustrated happenings, including giveaways, interviews and the book trailer reveal – there’s even a chance to name some of the book’s characters!

Australia: Illustrated Virtual Launch

 

                  Click here to visit Tania’s Site

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EK Books – The New Kid on the Block met with acclaim at The Sydney SCBWI 2016

eksydneyscbwiLast weekend saw a talented panel from the EK Books team open the 2016 Sydney SCBWI  Conference.

EK Publisher Anouska Jones, along with authors and illustrators Katrina McKelvey, Kirrili Lonergan, Gwynneth Jones and Belinda Landsberry led the conference and discussed the perks and pitfalls of establishing a new picture book imprint.

Here’s a terrific write up from the Sydney SCBWI that is full of praise for the EK team!

Congratulations to everyone involved. While there’s no shortage of challenges and hardships with being the ‘New Kid’ on the scene, one thing is certain – EK Books is here to stay.

EK Books to be at the 2016 Sydney SCBWI Conference

Syd-Conf-logo300pxFrom 4 to 6 September, EK Books will be having some fun at the 2016 Sydney SCBWI Conference. This biannual event is a fantastic opportunity for local and international authors, illustrators and publishers to get together and showcase what’s happening in the wonderful world of children’s books.

This year, EK Publisher Anouska Jones, together with EK authors and illustrators Katrina McKelvey, Kirrili Lonergan, Susan Whelan, Gwynneth Jones and Belinda Landsberry, will be speaking, while Anouska will also be one of the industry professionals offering one-on-one manuscript and portfolio critiques.

Learn more about the event and join the EK crew here: http://australiaeastnz.scbwi.org/sydney-conference-2016/