Our Australian HeART Anthology

AUD $32.99



Front cover image supplied by Rachael Robertson

“Our Australian HeART” by Just Write For Kids Australia and Friends is a special edition hard cover anthology celebrating the diversity, life and colours of Australia, as showcased by various local artists and illustrators of children’s books.

In this beautifully illustrated and lyrical anthology, our artists share their own tributes to a piece of Australia, from the sensations of glistening rocky landscapes to magical underwater reefs; the awe of our unique flora and fauna; the significance of historical memorials and childhood memories; and reflections on current cultural and environmental nuances. An inspiring, joyful and heartfelt treasure of language, art and culture for young readers and artists who can express their own response to, ‘What’s in YOUR Australian heArt?’

We are honoured to be sponsoring our charity of choice by donating a percentage of book sale proceeds to The Indigenous Literacy Foundation – assisting with funding and literacy opportunities for Indigenous children and families living in remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. We thank you kindly for your generous support.

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We really appreciate all the amazing support so far.

Please help us reach our first target! Donations can be made directly to the Indigenous Literacy Foundation here.

SPECIAL BONUS! Every purchase will receive a FREE bookmark, sticker and postcard!

PLUS, we have limited stock available of these stunning zipped cotton tote bags!

Image supplied by Rachael Robertson, designed by Romi Sharp.

Specifications: ISBN: 9780645842722

| 216mm x 280mm | Hardback | 36 Pages | Full Colour | For ages 4+ | Daisy Lane Publishing & Just Write For Kids Australia

New orders shipped within 2 days.


We are proud to work with various Australian creatives and children’s book illustrators to produce this stunning book.

Anthology contributors include:

Bridget Acreman . Suzanne Barton . Melanie Corrigan . Kim de Haan . Michèle Dodd . Alisha Dyer . Naomi Eccles-Smith . Hannah Friend . Daniela Glyntzos . Imogen Hartland . Jacqui Hewlett . Carla Hoffenberg . Jennifer Horn . Lorraine & Jessica Miller . Rhonda Ooi . Rachael Robertson . Jeanette Stampone .

Congratulations to all of our contributors and all of the entrants who submitted their remarkable illustration and text pieces to Picture It! 2023! Check out our amazing Illustrator Portfolio Gallery!

With special thanks to Jennifer Sharp, Mary Anastasiou and Tannya Harricks for their expertise in selections, book design and editing to help make this anthology possible.


To celebrate ANZAC Day and pay tribute to our fallen soldiers, create an art project with poppies.

Download your FREE colouring sheets to follow your ‘colourful’ and ‘artistic’ adventures with Our Australian HeArt!


Poppies in Kings Park by Rachael Robertson



“Being a man from the land this book and illustrations resonate with me very much.
I think whoever reads it will be helped to find a deeper connection with creation and appreciation for it.
Your bro Tio Kurun Warun”

– Tio Kurun Warun (and on Instagram)

“Full of joy, heart and depth, this wondrous collection will leave you glowing.” 
“A goody bag of sparkling literary and visual treasures, from some of Australia’s best new kid lit talent.”

– Lucinda Gifford

“Our Australian HeArt is a magical anthology brimming with evocative words and striking colours. Each wonderful writer/illustrator shares their own distinctive slice of Australia, and together they highlight the country’s incredible beauty and diversity. I LOVE this collection; it’s a visual treat that will inspire readers young, and (in my case) old!”

– David Lawrence (and on Instagram)

“Our Australian HeArt Illustrated Anthology is a truly marvellous collection of work – it is so exciting to see the next generation of up-and-coming Australian Kidlit superstars given such an opportunity to be seen and heard in this beautiful publication. So much talent, whimsy and heArt. If I were part of a publishing house acquisition team, I’d be snapping up these creators before the other houses got to them first, because each and every one of them is destined for greatness. Keep bringing the fire, creative warriors.”

– Sean E Avery (and on Facebook and Instagram)

“… showed that Australia has so much to offer, that there are so many ways of being a part of this country and celebrating it, and I think this is the perfect book to do so. It celebrates the diversity and beauty of Australia for readers of all ages…”

– Ashleigh Meikle, The Book Muse

What a stunning creation this is, and how exciting to see so much talent combined to produce something that will inspire your young readers to reach deeply into their own creativity and reflections on our beautiful country.

– Losang Zopa, Just So Stories

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