Tohby Riddle

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Tohby Riddle
Occupation Author and Cartoonist
Genre Children's Picture Books
Website
www.tohby.com

Tohby Riddle is an Australian cartoonist and picture-book creator. In 2005 he became editor of The School Magazine, in which his illustrations, non-fiction pieces and poems appear regularly.[1] In 2009 he won the Patricia Wrightson Prize in the New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards with Ursula Dubosarsky for their book The Word Spy.[2]

List of Books[edit]

  • Careful With that Ball, Eugene! (1989, US 1991, UK 1991)
  • A Most Unusual Dog (1992, US 1993)
  • Arnold Z Jones Could Really Play the Trumpet (1993, reprinted 2000)
  • The Royal Guest (1993)
  • 50 Fairies You Ought to Know About (1995, Germany 2004)
  • The Tip at the End of the Street (1996). IBBY Australia Ena Noel encouragement award for Children's Literature; Children's Book Council of Australia Notable Book 1997
  • The Great Escape from City Zoo (1997, US 1999). Shortlisted for the Children's Book Council of Australia Picture Book of the Year 1998, and the New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards 1999
  • The Singing Hat (2000, US 2001). Honour book in the Children's Book Council of Australia Picture Book of the Year awards for 2001;[3] Joint winner of the Wilderness Society of Australia's Environment Award 2001, Picture Books category; Australian Publishers Association Design Awards, 2000, winner of Best Designed Children's Cover; Highly commended in Best Designed Children's Picture Book category; Commended in the Best Designed Jacket of the Year category
  • What’s the Big Idea? (2003) Highly commended in the Australian Publishers Association Design Awards for 2003, in the Best Designed Illustrated Book category
  • Irving the Magician (2005) Shortlist, 2006 Picture Book of the Year, Children's Book Council of Australia[4]
  • The Great Escape from City Zoo (2007)
  • Dog and Bird See the Moon (2007)
  • The Royal Guest (2007)
  • Nobody Owns the Moon (2008) Nominated, NSW Premier's Literary Awards.[5]
  • The Word Spy (2008, with Ursula Dubosarsky). Honour award, Eve Pownall Book of the Year 2009, Children's Book Council of Australia Awards[6][7]
  • The Lucky Ones (2009)
  • My Uncle's Donkey (2010) Picture Book of the Year 2011, Honour award, Children's Book Council of Australia Awards[8]
  • Unforgotten (2012)

References[edit]

  1. ^ An older kind of magic*: a history of the School Magazine
  2. ^ First-time author floats boat with Premier's prize win
  3. ^ "2001 Picture Book of the Year". www.cbca.org.au. The Children's Book Council of Australia. Retrieved 28 July 2015. 
  4. ^ "2006 Picture Book of the Year". www.cbca.org.au. The Children's Book Council of Australia. Retrieved 28 July 2015. 
  5. ^ Eyes on the prizes as best books do battle
  6. ^ Judges name best children's books
  7. ^ "Book of the Year 2009 Winners". www.cbca.org.au. The Children's Book Council of Australia. Retrieved 28 July 2015. 
  8. ^ "Book of the Year 2011 Winners". www.cbca.org.au. The Children's Book Council of Australia. Retrieved 28 July 2015. 

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