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BiographyHistory

Allison Colpoys is an illustrator and art designer. She won several awards for her illustrations of children's books. Allison is Associate Art Director at Scribe Publications.

Colpoys has been longlisted, shortlisted, and won, multiple Australian Publisher's Association Book Design Awards including, cover design of the international work How to Make Friends with the Dark (2020), best designed literary fiction book for Sufficient Grace (winner, 2013), best designed children's series for Penguin Books Australian Children's Classics (winner, 2013), Word by Word series (winner, 2017), for international work Girl in Pieces (winner, 2017).

Most Referenced Works

Personal Awards

2019 nominated Kate Greenaway Medal

for If All the World Were… written by Joseph Coehlo and Frances Lincoln

2016 winner CBCA Book of the Year Awards CBCA Award for New Illustrator for 'The Underwater Fancy Dress Parade'
joint winner The Best Designed Literary Fiction Book for Sufficient Grace

Awards for Works

y separately published work icon Tomorrow is a Brand-New Day Brunswick : Scribble , 2021 22130342 2021 single work picture book children's

'I know your world is feeling grey but it won’t always be this way. And everyone alive can say they’ve felt the way you do today.

'We all have bad days, and bad days do pass.

'From creative superstars Davina Bell and Allison Colpoys comes a message of hope that we can depend upon and live by: bad days pass, and no matter what happens, we are deserving of love. An uplifting and healing book that every family needs in an era of overwhelming change.' (Publication summary)

2022 shortlisted Booksellers Choice Award Children's Book of the Year
2022 shortlisted Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA) Small Publishers' Children's Book of the Year
2022 CBCA Book of the Year Awards Notable Book Early Childhood
2022 longlisted Indie Awards Children's
y separately published work icon All the Ways To Be Smart Melbourne : Scribble , 2018 14571374 2018 single work picture book children's

'Smart is not just ticks and crosses,
smart is building boats from boxes.
Painting patterns, wheeling wagons,
being mermaids, riding dragons …'

‘Every page of this book in joyous, imaginative and life-affirming … All the Ways to be Smart is a celebration of what childhood can be, and it will likely become a classic.’

Source: Publisher's blurb. 

2019 joint winner APA Book Design Awards Best Designed Children's Illustrated Book
2019 winner Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA) Children's Picture Book of the Year
2019 CBCA Book of the Year Awards Notable Book Early Childhood
2019 shortlisted Indie Awards Children's
y separately published work icon Under the Love Umbrella Brunswick : Scribe , 2016 9189175 2016 single work picture book children's

Under the Love Umbrella is a celebration of the enduring love that surrounds our children, wherever they are in the world. Inspired by the rhythm of the New York subway's L-train, the gentle rhyming text - accompanied by beautiful, vintage inspired illustrations - draws out the small things that can loom large in a little person's life, from big dogs to lost teeth, and from forgotten hats to friends who won't share. Whatever the troubles, the comfort of our love umbrella is always there, and parents and children will delight in this visual representation of the bond they share. This is a perfect gift book for new parents and babies, as well as for children embarking on big changes and new adventures, who may benefit from this lovely reminder of the permanence of love.' (Publication summary)

2018 winner APA Book Design Awards Best Designed Children's Illustrated Book

(for 2017 edition)

2018 shortlisted Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA) Small Publishers' Children's Book of the Year
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