Children’s books have been my passion and joy since I was a kid – and it was always a dream to work on picture books as an illustrator. More recently I’ve also begun writing – and the first books I’ve authored and illustrated will be out late 2018 and in 2019.
Please feel free to download a ten page picture book portfolio here: JessRacklyeft2018
In 2018 I have the following books coming out:
- The Year of the Dog by Charles Hope and published by Wild Dog Books, 2018
- Hear See by Tania McCartney and published by EK Books, 2018
- Love Was Hiding by Jennifer Loakes and published by Windy Hollow Books, 2018
- Dreaming of A to Z by Jess Racklyeft and published by Windy Hollow Books (upcoming)
- And more coming in 2019.
- If Baby Could Talk by Michael Wagner and published by Windy Hollow Books, 2017
- Merry Everything by Tania McCartney and published by Windy Hollow Books, 2017 (CBCA Picture Book of the Year notable)
- Smile Cry written by Tania McCartney and published by EK Books, 2016. (CBCA notable and winner of the 2017 SCBWI Crystal Kite Awards for Australian/NZ.)
- The Midnight Possum written by Sally Morgan and published by Omnibus/Scholastic, 2015
- Little Koala Lost written by Blaze Kwaymullina and published by Omnibus/Scholastic, 2015
I have also completed illustrated several board books.