kids encyclopedia robot

Jane Tanner facts for kids

Kids Encyclopedia Facts
Quick facts for kids
Barbara Jane Tanner
Jane Tanner.jpg
Jane Tanner, at her studio desk, in Melbourne Australia.
Born 29 November 1946
Nationality Australian
Other names Jane Tanner
Occupation Children's book illustrator
Known for 1989 Children's Book of the Year Award: Picture Book

Barbara Jane Tanner, known as Jane Tanner, (born 29 November 1946 in Melbourne) is an Australian children's book illustrator.

Majoring in painting and printmaking at the National Gallery School, Melbourne, she worked as a traditional artist for many years. She won the 1989 Children's Book of the Year Award: Picture Book award from the Children's Book Council, illustrating Allan Baillie's book Drac and the Gremlin.


She taught school in Victoria before becoming an illustrator. Tanner often uses soft pastels, watercolours and gouache, but is best known for her use of coloured pencils. Over 25 years Jane has created more than 13 picture books including some written by herself, and numerous book covers.

Awards and nominations

  • Albert Ullin Award 2022
  • On Selection List, Family Award for Children's Books for "Love from Grandma" 2011
  • Notable book, CBC for "Love from Grandma" 2011
  • Cool Award - Shortlist for "Lucy's Cat and the Rainbow Birds" 2008
  • Christian Schools Book Award for "The Fisherman and the Theefyspray" 1998 (winner)
  • Wilderness Society Environment Award for "The Fisherman and the Theefyspray" 1994 (winner)
  • Human Rights Award 1992 for "The Wolf" (winner)
  • CBC Awards-Younger Readers-Shortlist for "The Wolf" 1992
  • Victorian Premiers Award-Shortlist for "Drac and the Gremlin" 1989
  • CBC Picture Book of the Year 1989 for "Drac and the Gremlin" (winner)
  • Kate Greenaway Medal-Shortlist for "There's a Sea in my Bedroom"1985
  • CBC Picture Book Award - Shortlist for "There's a Sea in my Bedroom" 1985
  • Frequent Shortlistings for Yabba Awards.
Women's History Month on Kiddle
Women Scientists of Antiquity
Mary the Jewess
kids search engine
Jane Tanner Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.