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Ann James Ann James i(A9511 works by) (a.k.a. Ann Catherine Stewart James)
Born: Established: 1952 Melbourne, Victoria, ;
Gender: Female
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1 y separately published work icon I'm a Dirty Dinosaur : Hide and Seek Janeen Brian , Ann James (illustrator), Camberwell : Puffin , 2022 24954603 2022 single work picture book children's

'Everyone’s favourite muddy little dinosaur is back. Pre-schoolers will love to play hide and seek and look for Dirty Dinosaur and friends in this bright, fun lift-the-flap board book.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

1 y separately published work icon Hello, Hello Chris Aitken , Shirley Boogar , Jarod Currie , Phillip Currie , Shauna Goodwin , Jenae Evans , Keeshahree Kelly , Gizzelle Matasia , Desiree Roberts , Tahj Slater , Edmond Stevens , Kayden Stevens , Thomas Tucker , Ann James (illustrator), Broadway : Indigenous Literacy Foundation , 2020 19564612 2020 single work picture book children's

'A family is walking home on a very dark night. It's hard to see clearly - what is that shadow? And what is that noise? 

'Turn the pages of this intriguing and atmospheric book and join the family as they discover what the dark night is hiding.'

(Source: publisher's blurb)

1 y separately published work icon I Saw, We Saw Djamarrkuli'wu Dharuk Yolŋu Students of Nhulunbuy Primary School , Ann James (illustrator), Ann Haddon (illustrator), Broadway : Indigenous Literacy Foundation , 2019 18688671 2019 single work picture book children's

'I Saw, We Saw. But who did the seeing and what did they see?

'The answer to that question is to be found by pouring over the pages of this gorgeously illustrated book. And just to make it a little more interesting, a key word is in Yolgnu Matha, the first language of the student authors of this book. Intrigued? Take a look inside and delve into the world of the Yolgnu students at Nhulunbuy Primary School.

'Every page is a delight and by the end not only will you have worked out who saw what, but you will have also learned some Yolgnu Matha along the way. What better way to celebrate UNESCO's Year of Indigenous Languages!' (Publication summary)

2 y separately published work icon Goodbye House, Hello House Margaret Wild , Ann James (illustrator), Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2019 15990677 2019 single work picture book children's

'This is the last time I'll fish in this river. This is the last time I'll run through these trees. This is the last time I'll dream by this fire. . . Goodbye, old house. Goodbye.

'A heart-warming story of letting go and starting anew, of moving from the country to the city, with a unique illustration style that allows room and space for the reader's imagination. Hello, new house. Hello!'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

1 y separately published work icon The ABC Book of Christmas Mark Macleod , Gaye Chapman (illustrator), Bettina Guthridge (illustrator), Wayne Harris (illustrator), Sally Heinrich (illustrator), Ann James (illustrator), Stephen Michael King (illustrator), Caroline Magerl (illustrator), Beth Norling (illustrator), Cheryl Orsini (illustrator), Sally Rippin (illustrator), Gregory Rogers (illustrator), Judith Rossell (illustrator), Anna Walker (illustrator), Sydney South : ABC Books , 2018 14451752 2018 single work picture book children's

'And there in the stable this special baby was born, just as the angel Gabriel had said.

'In this beautiful picture book, Australia's most-loved children's illustrators have chosen their favourite Nativity scene to illustrate.Featuring the work of Gaye Chapman, Bettina Guthridge, Wayne Harris, Sally Heinrich, Ann James, Stephen Michael King, Caroline Magerl, Beth Norling, Cheryl Orsini, Sally Rippin, Gregory Rogers, Judith Rossell and Anna Walker.'(Production summary)

1 y separately published work icon A Very Quacky Christmas Frances Watts , Ann James (illustrator), Sydney : HarperCollins Australia , 2017 12139593 2017 single work picture book children's

We wish you a quacky Christmas …' Samantha Duck is getting ready for Christmas. ‘I'm going to give presents to animals all over the world!' Her friend Sebastian tells her not to bother. ‘Christmas is not for animals,' he says. But with the help of her farmyard friends, Samantha sets out to prove that Christmas is for everyone. A joyous tale of giving and sharing from two award-winning Australian creators.'  (Publication summary)

1 y separately published work icon I Open the Door... Ann James , Gregg Dreise , Judy Watson , Broadway : Indigenous Literacy Foundation , 2017 11666350 2017 selected work prose Indigenous story

'I Open the Door... contains nine interconnected stories, all of which begin and end with opening a door. The young author/illustrators at the 2016 Spinifex Writing Camp were encouraged to let their imaginations run wild, and the result is a book that will simply take your breath away. Prepare to be intrigued, surprised, fearful and delighted as you turn the pages to follow the adventures of what happens when a door is opened. 

'The Indigenous Literacy Foundation's motto of 'Reading Opens Doors' became the inspiration for the stories that were written at the 2016 Spinifex Writing Camp held once again at Tjuntjuntjara, this year with mentors Ann James, Gregg Dreise and Judy Watson. ' (Publication summary)
 

1 4 y separately published work icon The Goanna Was Hungry and Other Stories Ann James (editor), Sally Morgan (editor), Sydney : Pan Macmillan Australia , 2016 9916609 2016 anthology short story children's

'Imagine being at a camp in the Great Victorian Desert in Western Australia with two of Australia's best-loved author/illustrators and working with them to produce your very own illustrated story. Ten lucky kids had just such an opportunity. In June 2015, the Indigenous Literacy Foundation brought together Sally Morgan and Ann James, and kids from Tjuntjuntjara, Mt Margaret, Menzies and Melbourne for a 5-day writing and illustrating camp on Spinifex Country.

'The illustrated stories they produced at the camp were so special we've put them together in this book for all to read and enjoy. In this stunning collection you'll encounter stories of friendship and loyalty, experiments that go badly wrong, a battle over a dinosaur bone, and a mysterious bowl. Then there's a story about a very scary goanna...' (Publication summary)

2 2 y separately published work icon Bird and Bear and the Special Day Ann James , Ann James (illustrator), Scoresby : Five Mile Press , 2015 9661999 2015 single work picture book children's

'Bird and Bear are the best of friends.

'When Bird takes Bear to the park for a very special day, there are so many things to do and see. They discover high and low, short and tall, and even big and small.

'But will Bear remember that it is Bird’s birthday?

'This early learning picture book looks at opposites, shadowplay, and friendship. It is a beautiful follow-up picture book to Bird and Bear by award-winning illustrator Ann James.' (Publication summary)

1 Dot the Tot Ann James , Karen Tayleur , 2015 single work prose
— Appears in: The Hush Treasure Book 2015; (p. 32-34)
1 3 y separately published work icon I'm a Hungry Dinosaur Janeen Brian , Ann James (illustrator), Melbourne : Penguin , 2015 8041942 2015 single work picture book children's

'From award-winning author and illustrator team, Janeen Brian and Ann James, comes this gorgeous new rhyming picture book about our favourite little dinosaur (I'm a Dirty Dinosaur), who is now hungry for cake. Ann James has had fun painting with flour, cocoa, icing and 100s and 1000s with adorable results that will inspire lots of rumbling tummies and cake making!

'Bright simple illustrations, card pages and rounded corners make this a perfect book for the very young.

'Shake, stir, mix, bake . . . . This little dinosaur just loves cake!'

1 Jo Goodman : A Life of Books Ann James , Ann Haddon , 2014 single work obituary (for Jo Goodman )
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , September vol. 29 no. 4 2014; (p. 10-11)
1 y separately published work icon Animal Tales Raewyn Caisley , Bruce Dawe , Rachel Flynn , Jane Godwin , Victor Kelleher , Scoresby : Penguin , 2014 7608525 2014 selected work children's fiction

'Have you ever wanted to have a cat for a pet, a very large cat? Need another player for cricket? How about Scruffy, the dog? How cute are Penguins? What would you do to help save one? A very wet kitten and an even wetter goldfish, will they stay in the family?

'A wonderful collection of heartfelt stories all about pets and animals.' (Publication summary)

1 A Bird in the Hand! Bob Graham : A Retrospective Ann Haddon , Ann James , 2014 single work column
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , July vol. 29 no. 3 2014; (p. 10-13)
This article offers a curator's insight into the exhibition 'A Bird in the Hand! Bob Graham : A Retrospective', which opened at the Canberra Museum and Galley on 16th May 2014.
1 y separately published work icon Great Bites for Girls Jane Godwin , Danny Katz , Garth Nix , Patricia Wrightson , Melbourne : Penguin , 2014 6859786 2014 selected work children's fiction

'This delightful collection of Bites from the much-loved series has been specially put together for girls.' (Publication summary)

1 5 y separately published work icon I'm a Dirty Dinosaur Janeen Brian , Ann James (illustrator), Melbourne : Penguin , 2013 Z1924713 2013 single work picture book children's 'Stomp, splash, slide, dive ... This little dinosaur just loves mud! ' (Publisher's blurb)
3 y separately published work icon Bird and Bear Ann James , Ann James (illustrator), Scoresby : Five Mile Press , 2013 5985768 2013 single work picture book children's

'Bear and Bird are two friends who love discovering the world around them. In their first adventure together, they discover reflection. Every morning Bear waves to another bear in his bathroom as he brushes his teeth. (‘He’s always here every morning, just at the same time as I am,’ Bear told Bird.) Bird wants a friend that looks just like him as well, so the pair go in search of a friend for bird. This is a delightful early learning story with the gentle humour and evocative artwork of Ann James.' (Publisher's blurb)

1 5 y separately published work icon It's a Miroocool Christine Harris , Ann James (illustrator), Neutral Bay : Little Hare Books , 2012 Z1832605 2012 single work picture book children's 'Audrey lives in the outback, so when she loses her first tooth, she's worried the tooth fairy will never find her! How will she let the tooth fairy know where she lives... and what will the tooth fairy leave her?' (From the publisher's website.)
1 1 y separately published work icon The Audrey of the Outback Collection Christine Harris , Neutral Bay : Little Hare Books , 2011 8939725 2011 selected work children's fiction
1 y separately published work icon My Best Book of Nibbles Ursula Dubosarsky , Jane Godwin , Ann James , Anne Spudvilas , Janeen Brian , Beth Norling , Julia Lawrinson , Andrew McLean , Raewyn Caisley , Melbourne : Penguin , 2011 8595350 2011 selected work children's fiction Have you ever wanted to go on a magical adventure? Do you have an annoying brother or sister? Have you ever been to an unusual party? Do you sometimes feel unsure about sleepovers? Have you ever dreamt of becoming part of a wonderful story? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then My Best Book of Nibbles is for you! This exciting collection from the much-loved Aussie Nibbles series brings together five favourite stories for girls. (Google Books)
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