Tohby in a bookJoin award-winning author/illustrator Tohby Riddle and children’s book publisher Margaret Hamilton for a day of guidance and mentorship on creating children’s picture books. This can involve your existing project or a new idea for a picture book.

This is an invaluable opportunity for aspiring illustrators or those working on a project who need input and guidance.

All ages and levels of experience welcome.

When: Saturday 25 February 10am – 4pm

Cost: $160 including tea and coffee.  BYO lunch.

Bookings essential. For more details and to book contact Pinerolo, The Children’s Book Cottage, 116 Shipley Rd, Blackheath. Phone  (02) 4787 8492

Tohby Riddle


Tohby Riddle  is an award-winning artist and writer whose deceptively simple illustrations contain the most fascinating detail. His picture books charm children and all lovers of illustration. His beautiful books include Unforgotten, Nobody Owns the Moon, The Royal Guest, The Greatest Gatsby and his latest Milo, A Moving Story.



During this workshop Tohby will draw on his wide and varied experience, as an author, illustrator and editor, to provide fascinating personal, professional insights into the craft of creating picture books. He will also share his progress on a new book in development.

Nobody Owns The Moon Dog and Bird See the Moon The Great City Zoo Escape








Margaret HamiltonMargaret Hamilton Books, which specialised in picture books, achieved international success and a reputation for high quality books, many of them award winners. Margaret now runs Pinerolo, her children’s book cottage at Blackheath in the Blue Mountains where she promotes picture books and their creators. Her first picture book B is for Bedtime, illustrated by Anna Pignataro, was published by Little Hare in 2014 and it was chosen by the CBCA as a 2015 Notable Australian Children’s Book. Her second, Counting Through the Day was published in 2016 and a third is in preparation. Original artwork for both these books is for sale at Pinerolo.




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Creating Picture Books at Pinerolo!