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Helen Taylor

Helen Taylor is an artist, writer and award-winning children’s book illustrator. She has over 20 published works to her credit. In 2006 she won Best Picture Book in the New Zealand Post Children’s Book Awards for A Booming in the Night.
Helen lives in the portside town of Lyttelton, New Zealand.

Selected bibliography:
  • The Penguin Who Wanted to Fly text by Ben Brown (Shadowcatchers 1993, also Raupo 2006).
  • Natural New Zealand ABC Wallchart (Reed 2002).
  • The Thief of Colours text by Ben Brown (Reed 2003).
  • Hinemoana and the Fairies text by Jodi van Boxel (Reed 2003).
  • Eel Dreaming text by Ben Brown (Reed 2004).
  • Time to Sleep text by Annemarie Florian (Reed 2004).
  • Fifty-five Feathers text by Ben Brown (Puffin 2004).
  • Natural New Zealand ABC text by Ben Brown (Reed 2004).
  • Pukeko Counts to Ten (wall frieze) (Reed 2005).
  • A Booming in the Night text by Ben Brown (Raupo 2005).
  • The Penguin Who Wanted to Fly text by Ben Brown (Reed 2006).
  • The Rainmakers text by Ben Brown (Raupo 2007).
  • The Night Owl text by Jill Eggleton (Heinemann Education 2007).
  • I Am a Penguin text by Barbara Todd (New Holland 2009).
  • The Sparrow and the Feather text by Ben Brown (Puffin 2009).
  • I Am a Dolphin text by Barbara Todd (New Holland 2009).
  • I Am a Seal text by Barbara Todd (New Holland 2010).
  • I Am a Whale text by Barbara Todd (New Holland 2010).
  • The Indigo Bird (Penguin 2010).
  • The Great Orland text by Ben Brown (Scholastic 2012).
  • Kiwi Play with Me (Penguin Sept 2012).
  • New Zealand Post Picture Book 2006 Book of the Year for A Booming in the Night.


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