Our authors & illustrators are established, acclaimed & award-winning creatives. Our books are provocative, challenging and unconventional. They are often ambiguous. They provoke engagement. They are generative. They aspire to transform.

 

 
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Paperboy

by DANNY PARKER & BETHANY MACDONALD

A story about bouncing forward when faced with adversity, and about making creative choices in the face of change.

$24.99 (hbk)
40 pages
280 x 210 mm
ISBN 978-0-6480238-6-9
Available through https://www.peribo.com.au/
Also available by emailing us at info@dirtlanepress.com

 

 

The Dream Peddler

by IRENA KOBALD & CHRISTOPHER NIELSEN

Inspired by a mother’s anguish, this powerful picture-book is told in fable form, revealing the universal struggles with which we all grapple, from childhood to grave: falsehoods, beguiling advertisements, toxic relationships and, of course, the lure of addiction.

$24.99 (hbk)
32 PAGES
244 x 244 mm
ISBN 978-0-6480238-4-5

 

 

Leaf Stone Beetle

by URSULA DUBOSARSKY & GAYE CHAPMAN

This story was inspired by a single leaf left hanging on a twig in late autumn, and from this inspiration there evolved a subtle meditation on transience, disruption and community.

$16.99 (hbk)
32 PAGES
195 x 165 mm
ISBN 978-0-6480238-3-8

 

 

The Sorry Tale of Fox & Bear

by MARGRETE LAMOND & HEATHER VALLANCE

Friendship is like a winding path, and you never know where the path will lead you.

The narrative focuses on the events that lead to the crumbling of a friendship, which is steadily undermined by power games and practical jokes. Written in the form of a letter from Bear to Fox, the text is Bear’s chronicle of steadily worsening tricks, in which he reminds Fox of their former bond and of the destructive actions that severed it.

How Bear deals with the situation is beyond everyone's expectations, including his own.

$29.99 (hbk) / $19.99 (pbk)
72 PAGES
270 x 210 mm
ISBN 978-0-6480238-0-7 (hbk) / 978-0-6480238-2-1 (pbk)