About Aki

Aki Fukuoka was born into a peaceful mountain lodge owned by animals. She spent her childhood chasing snakes and eating wild berries while admiring the tall Alps that surrounds her country home town in Nagano of Japan. At the age of eight her family of 7 immigrated to New Zealand settling on farm lands near a small city of Whangarei. 
Aki believes in magical stories and still spends her days looking for that special rabbit hole or that magical hidden door in the alleyway. 

A graduate of Elam School of Fine Arts of Auckland University, Aki now lives in the rolling hills of Whangarei working as a freelance illustrator / Graphic Designer for clients all around the world. She has illustrated over 80 books, including award winning children's picture books and chapter books and educational titles. Her work has also featured in magazines, Tshirt designs, stationary, posters and murals. 

Other than illustrating Aki has taught at Art Schools, held workshops, taken part in art conferences and has been invited for book signings and  art events locally and abroad.

A mother to three little boys, Aki is juggling motherhood and freelance life.

Bibliography: Books illustrated by Aki Fukuoka

 

Billie B Brown Series

Written by Sally Rippin. Illustrated by Aki Fukuoka. Published by Hardie Grant Egmont

  • Billie B Brown: The Perfect Present (2010)

  • Billie B Brown: The Beautiful Haircut (2010)

  • Billie B Brown: The Extra-Special Helper (2010)

  • Billie B Brown: The Second Best Friend (2010)

  • Billie B Brown: The Midnight Feast (2010)

  • Billie B Brown: The Bad Butterfly (2010)

  • Billie B Brown: The Soccer Star (2010)

  • Billie B Brown: The Spotty Holiday (2011)

  • Billie B Brown: The Best Project (2011)

  • Billie B Brown: The Little Lie (2011)

  • Billie B Brown: The Birthday Mix-up (2011)

  • Billie B Brown: The Big Sister (2011)

  • Billie B Brown: The Secret Message (2011)

  • Billie B Brown: The Copycat Kid (2012)

  • Billie B Brown: The Pocket Money Blues (2012)

  • Billie B Brown: The Deep End (2012)

  • Billie B Brown: The Night Fright (2012)

  • Billie B Brown: The Cutest Pet Ever (2012)

  • Billie B Brown: The Treasury (2012)

  • Billie B Brown: The Missing Tooth (2012) 

  • Billie B Brown: The Bully Buster  (2012)

  • Billie B Brown and Hey Jack! The Book Buddies (2019)

  • Billie B Brown: The Honey Bees (2020) 

  • Billie B Brown: The Grumpy Neighbour (2020) 

  • Billie B Brown: The Hat Parade (2020) 

Billie Mysteries

Written by Sally Rippin. Illustrated by Aki Fukuoka. Published by Hardie Grant Egmont

  • Billie B Brown Mystery: The Spooky House (2013)

  • Billie B Brown Mystery: The Code Breaker (2013)

  • Billie B Brown Mystery: Playground Detectives (2014)

  • Billie B Brown Mystery: Strawberry Thief (2014)

  • Billie B Brown Mystery: Stolen Stash (2014)

  • Billie B Brown Mystery: Treasure Hunt (2014)

Go Girl series

Illustrated by Aki Fukuoka. Published by Hardie Grant Egmont

  • Go Girl: Sleep-over, written by Rowan McAuley (2011)

  • Go Girl: Surf’s Up , written by Chrissie Perry(2011)

  • Go Girl: Flower Girl , written by Chrissie Perry(2011)

  • Go Girl: Dancing Queen , written by Thalia Kalkipsakis (2011)

  • Go Girl: Boy Friend? , written by Meredith Badger(2011)

  • Go Girl: Camp Chaos , written by Meredith Badger(2011)

  • Go Girl: Sister Spirit , written by Thalia Kalkipsakis(2011)

  • Go Girl: Best Christmas Ever , written by Rowan McAuley (2011)

  • Go Girl: Back to School , written by Meredith Badger(2012)

  • Go Girl: Sink or Swim , written by Thalia Kalkipsakis(2012)

  • Go Girl: Birthday Girl , written by Meredith Badger(2012)

  • Go Girl: The Worst Gymnast , written by Thalia Kalkipsakis(2012)

  • Go Girl: Music Mad , written by Rowan McAuley (2012)

  • Go Girl: Class Captain , written by Rowan McAuley(2013)

  • Go Girl: The New Girl , written by Rowan McAuley(2013)

  • Go Girl: Karate Kicks , written by Chrissie Perry(2014)

  • Go Girl: Secrets Out , written by Chrissie Perry(2013)

  • Go Girl: Holiday , written by Rowan McAuley(2013)

  • Go Girl: Netball Dreams , written by Thalia Kalkipsakis (2013)

  • Go Girl: The Big Split , written by Rowan McAuley(2014)

  • Go Girl: Stage Fright, written by Rowan McAuley(2014)

  • Go Girl: Truth or Dare, written by Meredith Badger(2014)

  • Go Girl: Little Lies, written by Chrissie Perry(2015)

  • Go Girl: Twin Trouble, written by Sally Rippin(2014)

  • Go Girl:Track Stars, written by Kathy Castle(2014)

 

Lily the Littlest Angel Series

Written by Elizabeth Pulford. Illustrated by Aki Fukuoka. Published by Scholastic

  • Lily the Littlest Angel (2011)

  • Lily Gets Her Wings (2011)

  • Lily Has a Secret (2011)

  • Lily Goes Skitter Skating (2011)

  • Lily Lands in Bubble Trouble (2011)

  • Lily Chases Lost Dreams (2012)

  • Lily Gets in a Pink Pickle (2012)

       Picture Books (Design & Illustration)

  • Nobody Likes Me written by Cynthia Dekel , designed and illustrated by Aki Fukuoka (2010)

  • Witchy Goes Shopping written by Dianne Boles , designed and illustrated by Aki Fukuoka(Scholastic NZ 2011)

  • Giraffe Attack written by Chris Gurney , designed and illustrated by Aki Fukuoka(Scholastic 2011)

       Other Illustrated books

  • The Badger and the Fan, written by Janine Scott, illustrated by Aki Fukuoka ( Learning Media 2011 )

  • Seeing Eye To Eye Or Not, written by Paul Mason, illustrated by Aki Fukuoka (Global Education Systems 2012)

  • Have You Ever..., written by Scot Gardner, illustrated by Aki Fukuoka (Pearson Education New Zealand 2012)

  • Mind Your Manners, written by Scot Gardner, illustrated by Aki Fukuoka (Pearson Education New Zealand 2012)

  • In My Opinion…, written by Melaina Faranda,  illustrated by Aki Fukuoka(Pearson Education New Zealand 2013)

       Cover Illustrations

  • Wild Rescue: Poacher’s Peril , written by Jan Brett & Sara Vogler, cover by Aki Fukuoka(Hardie Grant Egmont 2011)

  • Wild Rescue: Earthquake Escape ,written by Jan Brett & Sara Vogler, cover by Aki Fukuoka (Hardie Grant Egmont 2011)

  • Wild Rescue: Forest Fire ,written by Jan Brett & Sara Vogler, cover by Aki Fukuoka  (Hardie Grant Egmont 2011)

  • Wild Rescue: Polar Meltdown ,written by Jan Brett & Sara Vogler, cover by Aki Fukuoka (Hardie Grant Egmont 2011)

       Editorial / Magazines / Journals

  • Taringa Hokeke: School Journal, written by Kene Martin, illustrated by Aki Fukuoka (Learning Media 2011)

  • Grateful Crane: School Journal, written by Yuki Fukuoka, illustrated by Aki Fukuoka (Learning Media 2014)

  • The Red Ball: School Journal, written by Renata Hopkins, illustrated by Aki Fukuoka  (Lift Education 2015)

  • World Sweet World: editorial illustrations by Aki Fukuoka (2009)

  • Upstart Magazine, editorial and Billie B Brown related contents.

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