The Raising Literacy Australia Author and Illustrator Mentoring Initiative enables two emerging writers and two emerging illustrators residing in South Australia, to fulfil their dream of publishing a children’s picture book. Over a two year period the artists are be mentored in all facets of children’s book production and will see their stories and illustrations come to life by local, award-winning publisher, Little Book Press (the publishing division of Raising Literacy Australia).

The first collaboration under this new mentoring program is a delightful story called Molly Moores has a House Like Yours by emerging writer Kaliah Tsakalidis and illustrator Ross Morgan. It is now included in the Preschool Book Gifting pack.

The second title created through the initiative, Tilly’s First Day Twist, written by Kylie Covark and illustrated by Robin Tatlow-Lord, is in the final stages of production.