Graeme Base (Author)

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Graeme Base (Photo credit: Robyn Base)

Photo credit: Robyn Base

Graeme Base is one of the world's leading creators of picture books. His alphabet book Animalia, received international acclaim when it was first published in 1986, and has achieved classic status with worldwide sales approaching three million copies. It has now inspired an animated TV series.

Other favourites by Graeme Base include The Eleventh Hour, My Grandma Lived in Gooligulch, The Sign of the Seahorse, The Discovery of Dragons, The Worst Band in the Universe,The Waterhole (and The Waterhole Board Book), Jungle Drums and Uno's Garden. In 2007 this last title featured in six major awards and was winner of three: Speech Pathology Book of the Year, younger readers; The Green Earth Book, USA; The Wilderness Society Environment Award.

In 2003, his first novel for young readers, TruckDogs, was released. It was short-listed for the Children's Book Council of Australia Book of the Year Awards the following year. In 2009 Graeme produced the the fascinating, beautiful and challenging book Enigma; can you crack the code? Graeme's most recent book is The Last King of Angkor Wat.

Graeme lives in Melbourne with his artist wife, Robyn, and their three children - James, Kate and Will.

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Book Cover:  Animalia
Within the pages of this book

You may discover, if you look

Beyond the spell of written words,

A hidden land of beasts and birds.

For many things are 'of a kind,'

And those with keenest eyes will find

A thousand things, or maybe more -

It's up to you to keep the score . . .

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Visit Animalia on Facebook

Within the pages of this book

You may discover, if you look

Beyond the spell of written words,

A hidden land of beasts and birds.

For many things are 'of a kind,'

And those with keenest eyes will find...

Published: 19/09/1986
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9780670815364
Book Cover:  Animalia
Within the pages of this book

You may discover, if you look

Beyond the spell of written words,

A hidden land of beasts and birds.

For many things are 'of a kind,'

And those with keenest eyes will find

A thousand things, or maybe more -

It's up to you to keep the score . . .

Visit Animalia on Facebook

Within the pages of this book

You may discover, if you look

Beyond the spell of written words,

A hidden land of beasts and birds.

For many things are 'of a kind,'

And those with keenest eyes will find...

Published: 01/11/1990
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780140541120
Book Cover:  Animalia 30th Anniversary Edition
Celebrate 30 years of Graeme Base's bestselling alphabet book Animalia with this special golden-anniversary edition!
Celebrate 30 years of Graeme Base's bestselling alphabet book Animalia with this special golden-anniversary edition!
Published: 19/09/2016
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9780670079131
Book Cover:  Eleventh Hour, The
Horace turns eleven and celebrates with a splendid party! But when the time comes for the birthday banquet, a most bizarre mystery is revealed.

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Horace turns eleven and celebrates with a splendid party! But when the time comes for the birthday banquet, a most bizarre mystery is revealed.

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Published: 01/11/1993
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780140541489
Book Cover:  Enigma
'Don't worry,' Bertie said at once. 'I'll solve this, have no fear,

For magic things that vanish almost always reappear. . .'

Bertie loves to visit the Retirement Home for Elderly Magicians and watch his grandpa perform magic tricks. But one day all the magicians' props go missing, so Bertie sets off to investigate. . .

Can he solve the mystery in time to save the show?

You can help Bertie find all...

'Don't worry,' Bertie said at once. 'I'll solve this, have no fear,

For magic things that vanish almost always reappear. . .'

Bertie loves to visit the Retirement Home for Elderly Magicians and watch his...

Published: 27/10/2008
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9780670072019

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20 May 2016
Children’s Book Council of Australia Awards Shortlist Announced
We are delighted to announce that the following Penguin Random House authors have been shortlisted for the Children’s Book Council of Australia Awards:

Suri’s Wall by Lucy Estela and Matt Ottley
Ollie and the Wind by Ronojoy Ghosh

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