Welcome to Pinerolo

Pinerolo, the Children’s Book Cottage is the home for children's books in New South Wales – at Blackheath in the beautiful Blue Mountains. Pinerolo promotes Australian picture books and their creators, educates children and adults about picture books, provides a venue for the exhibition of original artwork from picture books and brings people interested in picture books together in an inspiring environment

*Pinerolo is an Italian word meaning 'place of pines'

coming events

Creating Picture Books:

Our next course on Creating Picture Books, is on Saturday 1 September 2018. This is a rare opportunity to learn from one of Australia’s most successful, popular and award-winning authors. Glenda Millard will join children’s book publisher Margaret Hamilton for a day of guidance and mentorship on creating children’s picture books. All levels of expertise welcome. Full details and booking form here.

Podcasts

Margaret ran her own program on Radio Blue Mountains FM 89.1 We will be uploading podcasts of a number of episodes of the show. Just click on the name of the person to download the interview.

Stephen Michael King

Freya Blackwood

Tohby Riddle

Anne Spudvilas

Illustrators in Residence 2018

Applications for our 2018 program of Illustrators in Residence In partnership with WestWords, have now closed. The two lucky illustrators who will be spending a week here are Eddie Abd, who will be in residence from 3 June and Maxine Hamilton, who will be here from 11 November. Congratulations to them.

residencies

Weekly residencies are available for authors and illustrators with optional professional mentorship. More information here.

Group and School Visits

programs and workshops for groups including school students and teachers. More information here and Risk Assessment statement here.

accommodation at Pinerolo

Self-contained, self-catering, quiet and peaceful accommodation at Pinerolo. The perfect place for a getaway in the beautiful Blue Mountains. Everybody welcome.

partnerships

Pinerolo is a partner of WestWords.

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B IS FOR BEDTIME is Margaret Hamilton's first picture book and a CBCA 2015 Notable Book. It’s companion book COUNTING THROUGH THE DAY was published in 2016. (Little Hare Books). Both books are available at all good bookshops or from Pinerolo. Original artwork by Anna Pignataro is also available. Check out the catalogue.

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Opening Hours

Pinerolo is currently open by appointment only. Please call (02) 4787 8492, to schedule a visit. Or view our contact page for further details

Visit Pinerolo Publishing Services for publishing & editorial services