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MORE ABOUT ANNA

Anna Pignataro has created more than sixty books for children. Her first picture book won the Crichton Award for Book Illustration and many of her books have been shortlisted and have received Notable Book Commendations from The Children’s Book Council. Anna’s books have featured on children’s television programmes such as Play School, Humphrey and Warrawy and are published all over the world. You can find her books in Romania, China, Taiwan, Malaysia, Turkey, Denmark, USA, France, UK, Canada and Argentina and they are  translated into twelve different languages. She is also the author of a junior fiction series called Butterfly Girls and has created a quirky and diverse range of greeting cards.

AWARDS

2017 Australian Family Therapist Award for Children’s Literature Shortlist: Agatha and the Dark by Anna Pignataro. The Five Mile Press.

2017 CBCA Awards Longlist Early Childhood Notable: Agatha and the Dark by Anna Pignataro. The Five Mile Press.

2017 New Work Grant Australia Council For The Arts:  Agatha and Marie Antoinette

2016 The Australian Family Therapists Award For Children’s Literature Shortlist: Being Agatha by Anna Pignataro. The Five Mile Press.

2016 WA Premiers Book Awards Shortlist: Being Agatha by Anna Pignataro. The Five Mile Press.

2016 Australian Book Industry Awards Longlist: Being Agatha by Anna Pignataro. The Five Mile Press.

2016 CBCA Awards Early Childhood Notable: Too Busy Sleeping, written by Zanni Loiuse & illustrated by Anna Pignataro. Little Hare Books.

2015 Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards Shortlist: Our Love Grows by Anna Pignataro. Scholastic Australia.

2014 CBCA Awards Early Childhood Notable: B is for Bedtime, written by Margaret Hamilton & illustrated by Anna Pignataro. Little Hare.

2014 Endorsement by The Blake Society: Elephants Have Wings, written by Susanne Gervay & illustrated by Anna Pignataro. Ford Street.

2013 Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards Shortlist, SWW Biennial Book Award, CBCA Awards Picture Book of the Year Notable and Early Childhood Notable: Ships in the Field, written by Susanne Gervay & Illustrated by Anna Pignataro. Ford Street.

2009 CBCA Awards Early Childhood Notable: Sun, written by Natalie Jane Prior & illustrated by Anna Pignataro. ABC Books.

2009 CBCA Awards Early Childhood Notable: Star, written by Natalie Jane Prior & illustrated by Anna Pignataro. ABC Books.

2008 CBCA Awards Early Childhood Notable: Brave Little Penguin by Anna Pignataro. Scholastic Australia.

2007 CBCA Awards Picture Book of the Year Notable: Stephen’s Music, written by Sofie Laguna and illustrated by Anna Pignataro. Lothian Books.

2005 CBCA Awards Early Childhood Notable: Once Upon a Time in the Kitchen, written by Carol Odell & illustrated by Anna Pignataro. Citrus Press.

2004 CBCA Awards Early Childhood Notable: The Great Big Animal Ask, written by Libby Hathorn & illustrated by Anna Pignataro. Lothian Books.

2003 Queensland Premier’s Literary Awards Shortlist, CBCA Awards Picture Book of the Year Notable: Little Red Bear, written by Penny Matthews & illustrated by Anna Pignataro. Scholastic Australia.

2002 CBCA Picture Book of the Year Notable: Waiting for Mum, written by Helen Lunn & illustrated by Anna Pignataro. Scholastic Australia.

2000 CBCA Picture book of the year Notable “Unknown” written by Colin Thompson & illustrated by Anna Pignataro. Hodder Children’s Books.

2000 YABBA Children’s Choice Shortlist : The Staircase Cat, written by Colin Thompson & illustrated by Anna Pignataro. Hodder Children’s Books.

1999 CBCA Awards Picture Book of the Year Shortlist: The Staircase Cat, written by Colin Thompson & illustrated by Anna Pignataro. Hodder Children’s Books.

1998 Crichton Award for Illustration: Winner Anna Pignataro

 

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