We create children's picture books that give a voice to those who yelp, roar, moo, oink and trumpet.
We are an animal rights publisher. We create children’s picture books that give a voice to those who yelp, roar, swing, moo, oink, squeak and trumpet. We exist to help children learn about the lives of animals who don’t have a voice of their own.
Our books have captivating stories with beautiful illustrations that kids love to read again and again.
We are very excited to announce that our second picture book, Billie, is now available to pre-purchase. You can learn more about Billie the dolphin below and here and more about our first picture book, Ella, here.
FAQs are included below.
The pre-sales campaign for the picture book Billie is now live and will run until 30 April 2018! Visit www.igg.me/at/billiepicturebook for full details.
This eye-opening story draws attention to the human-made perils for dolphins and other marine wildlife. Written by Nicole Godwin and illustrated by Demelsa Haughton, Billie is the second stunning picture book created by Tusk Books. You can help us raise awareness and spread the word about the many issues faced by dolphins and other ocean wildlife. Billie sets off to find the biggest wave and soon encounters issues such as pollution, huge driftnets, dolphins in captivity and whaling. Will Billie find the biggest wave? And why does Billie have a fishing net stuck to her tail? You’ll have to read the book to find out.
Make sure you check out the crowdfunding site for sample pages from the book.
Enormous thanks to the following crowdfunding supporters who are helping make Billie a reality:
Sarah Hart – Grace Bryant – Dymocks Belconnen & Tuggeranong – Tiana Davey – Kaitlyn Vogel – Grace Sinclair – Brenda Jenkyns – The Bennett Family – Barbara Watson – The Vegan Weasel – Maryanne McKay – Indy and Bandi Del Rio – Sylvia Kelpie – Amber Whiteford – Rebecca Hughes – Angelique Marie Ockert – Melinda Botteon – Emily Caruso – Spodga – Catherine Ferencsik – Amie Sabadin – Eve & Isla – Ann Khuu – Victoria Mackinlay – Christine Underwood – Sarah Spencer – Deards Family – Maureen and Rex Wiseman – Adriana Bellemans – Peyton Rowe – Peppa & Dusty Wiseman – Anne Walzak – Jo Lumb – Theo Douglas – Catherine Morgans – Pam Kyle – Jess Racklyeft – Sarah Kamppi – Bronwyn, Riley and Rei Boniface – Lyndelle Connor – Danielle Radnidge – Mia Clark – Wiseman Family (Tracy, Pete, Flynn, Amy and Kelsey) – Holly Bidwell – Stephanie Stelter – Katrina McKelvey – Kerry Judge – Jo Zahra – Ruby & Lola Feain – William Hopkins – Karen Brown – Margot Capuano – Heather Lee – Heidi Morrison – Lynne Higgs – Shaye Wardrop – Cate Whittle – Wendy Saini – Nina Herbert – Stephanie McCaughey – Terry Godwin – Emily Stanek – Julie Westthorp – Linda Southwell – Daniel Gould – Dm Pickett – Heidi Smith – Suzanne Houghton – Pauline Luchetti – Tracey Quade – Jean Walker
Written by Nicole Godwin and illustrated by Demelsa Haughton, Ella tells the story of a baby elephant who was taken from her mum to work in the tourism industry. Visit the Ella page where you can find out more and even get a sneak peak at some of the pages. You may also want to check out media articles about Ella and teaching resources.
Our children’s picture books are fiction. They are based on real life examples showing the lives of various animals, all with a central character that children can identify with. Tusk Books approach is to create a story children love because of its captivating storyline and illustrations.
We are based in Canberra, Australia.
Tusk Books is not currently accepting unsolicited manuscripts. If you are an author or illustrator living a compassionate life towards all animals, then check back in with us later.