Thank you to everyone who entered our Yay! It's Library Day Illustration Challenge. We were overwhelmed by the talent out there. With over 600 entries, Wombat Books had a very difficult decision to make. We are happy to announce the following budding illustrators will be published in the Yay! It's Library Day book in 2018.

Congratulations to the following entrants:

Jade Newcombe
Lucy Waddell
June Bacic
Savanna Ellerman
Tianqing Fan
Amber Liang
Alex Yecies
Zachary Au
Mali Smith
Kathryn Hensch
Mia Crowley
Britania Currie & Kayla Braunisch
Cassandra Briones
Dallas Napper
Ketia Kiliuyi
Ashlyn Kelly
Alanah Farrell
Isabella McGuiness
Ebony Geurts
Leah Burns
Leo Nguyen
Nicole Novodon
Alexandra Prokhorov
Jennifer Wang
Olivia Goodman
Briony Hombroek
Emily Chester
Jordan Fechner
Jaina Zheng
Zoe Spyrakis



Wombat Books is excited to share that Ruby Wishfingers: Skydancer's Escape and Daystar: The Days are Numbered are on the Children's Book Council notable list for 2017. 

rubywishfingerssmallRuby Wishfingers: Skydancer's Escape

By Deborah Kelly

Ruby Wishfingers will take you on a magical adventure, 

featuring talking cats, jelly bean rain and  pocket-sized unicorns.

Find  out more about Ruby and get her book here.




daystaresDaystar: The Days are Numbered

By Anne Hamilton

For centuries, the knights, dwarves, giants and sages of Auberon-Zamberg have been intent on a single quest. They’re all searching for ‘The King Who Guards the Gate’. Prophecy speaks of him as one of seven protectors who will defeat the armies of night and overcome the Dark Sleeper.

Find out more and get the book here.



Wombat Books has been sharing stories and creating memories with families since 2009. As an independent publisher, we love to find those unique stories that connect us all. We feature children’s picture books and early readers with pages filled with readable and loveable characters. We are always on the lookout for the next story to be shared.