Anne Ryan


Creative story time with preschool children

Creative story time with early years children is always a great experience this time of the year as many prepare for transition into their first school year ahead. It is such a wonderful exciting time to share stories and creative time with these young ones as they begin to express their ideas amongst their peers….


Creative Story time workshops

I was very fortunate to have the opportunity to deliver new workshops to the children of all three Primary School campuses at Woady Yallock last week. The Foundation and Year one students enjoyed connecting with my new picture book, Follow the Rainbow through collaborative drawing and storytelling activities. The children made excellent connections to their…

Recycling scrap paper for creative projects

During the making of my latest picture book Follow the Rainbow, I enjoyed exploring creative ways of recycling scrap papers that are often discarded in the creative process. I have often collected scrap papers left behind from creative projects. These left overs hold great memories and stories from previous art making activities and look magic….


Book Week Celebrations

Book week is such a wonderful celebration in the school year. It’s a time to enjoy and share your favorite books, learn about new ones and participate in storytelling. I am looking forward to my Book Week celebrations this week at Sandringham Library storytime event. Author Juliet M Sampson and I will be launching our…


Follow the Rainbow

A magic trip was planned this week to launch my new picture book in country Victoria. When I was first sent Juliet M. Sampson’s lovely manuscript for our new picture book ‘Follow the Rainbow’ published by Ford Street Publishing, I immediately recalled my connections to the rural town of Rainbow in northern Victoria, where we…

Follow the Rainbow

Rainbows are natural wonders that welcome colourful change through stormy weather. They shine bright after the wind and rain, with warm sunny rays of light. It’s time for our new picture book to brighten up these winter days. ‘Follow the Rainbow‘ written by Juliet M. Sampson, illustrated by Anne Ryan and published by Ford Street…


New author/illustrator workshops available for school, library visits and community events

I have a new program of author/illustrator workshops to offer just in time for the release of my latest picture book, Follow the Rainbow written by Juliet M Sampson published by Ford Street Publishing. These new workshops have been designed to extend the storytelling of this playful book and open creative learning experiences of visual…


Lit Festivals offer learning opportunities in Language and Visual Literacy

Learning opportunities shared during author/illustrators visits to the classroom are unique and memorable experiences for all learning abilities. On Tuesday this week I was fortunate to be invited to the wonderful Literature Festival at Tucker Road Primary School in Bentleigh, organised by the dedicated librarian Robyn Donoghue and hosted by Ford Street Publishing. Paul Collins…


Young Australian Art and Writers’ Awards

The Young Australian Art Awards was established in 2006 as a national forum for school students of all ages to showcase their creative talents. I was fortunate to be invited by the Children’s Charity Network to join the judging team for the Young Australian Artist awards in 2022. Experienced judges, Marjory Gardner and Marc McBride…


Author/Illustrator Writing Workshops in Kalgoorlie for the Children’s Charity Network

I was invited by Illustrator Marjory Gardner on behalf of the Children’s Charity Network to attend a 5 day author / Illustrator workshop program in five different schools in Kalgoorlie WA on Monday 24th – Friday 28th October 2022. I delivered writing and illustrating workshops to primary school ages prep to year six. One of…