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  • Published: 5 March 2019
  • ISBN: 9780143787181
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 40
  • RRP: $24.99

Lottie and Walter



From this master picture-book creator comes a warm, funny and empowering story about overcoming fear, and the unique friendship between one little girl and her own secret, flippered companion.

'I'm not swimming,' Lottie announced.

Lottie doesn't want to be afraid, but no matter what she does, she just can't go in the water.

Until she finds a surprising friend, who turns out to be more helpful than Lottie could ever have imagined...

  • Published: 5 March 2019
  • ISBN: 9780143787181
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 40
  • RRP: $24.99

About the author

Anna Walker

Anna Walker writes and illustrates children's books and is based in Melbourne. Crafted with pencil, ink and collage, Anna's illustrations are inspired by the everyday details of life and the amusing antics of her menagerie. Anna's picture book, Mr Huff, which she wrote and illustrated, won the 2016 CBCA Book of the Year for Early Childhood and was shortlisted in the 2016 Prime Minister's Literary Awards. Together with Jane Godwin, Anna has also created many beautiful picture books, most recently Go Go and the Silver Shoes.Anna's most recent picture books as author-illustrator are the highly acclaimed Florette, the delightful Lottie and Walter and the tender and touching Hello Jimmy!

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Awards & recognition

Longlisted  •  2020  •  Best Designed Children's Illustrated Book

ABIA

Longlisted  •  2020  •  Children’s Picture Book of the Year

Australian Book Design Awards

Longlisted  •  2020  •  Best Designed Children's Illustrated Book

WA Young Readers Book Award

Shortlisted  •  2020  •  Picture Book Award

CBCA Book of the Year Awards

Notable Book  •  2020  •  Picture Book of the Year

Australian Book Design Awards Longlist Announced

A huge congratulations to Penguin Random House designers Louisa Maggio, Marina Messiha and Tony Palmer, who have all been longlisted for Australian Book Design Awards in 2020. The awards ‘celebrate the bravest and brightest, the most original and beautiful books published in Australia’, and is administered by the Australian Book Designers Association (ABDA).

Here are our longlisted titles:

Best Designed Children's Fiction Book
Running with the Horses by Alison Lester

Best Designed Children's Illustrated Book
Lights Out Leonard by Josh Pyke

Best illustrated Children's Book
Lottie and Walter by Anna Walker

Best Designed Children’s/Young Adult Series
Shout Out to the Girls, High Five to the Boys and Stand Up for the Future

Best Designed Autobiography/Biography/Memoir Nonfiction Cover
The Prettiest Horse in the Glue Factory by Corey White

Emerging Designer of the Year
Louisa Maggio

The shortlist will be announced in April and the winners will be announced at an awards party on 22 May. To learn more about the awards, and to see the longlists for all categories, see the ABDA website.

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Lottie and Walter: Picture Book Trailer

The delightfully animated trailer for Anna Walker’s new picture book “Lottie and Walter.” Publishing 5th March 2019 in Australia - Penguin Random House Australia

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Australian Book Design Awards 2020 longlist announced

Congratulations to all our designers longlisted for Australian Book Design Awards in 2020.

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