ABOUT AKI

Aki Fukuoka Illustrator

Aki Fukuoka was born in the high mountains rural Nagano Japan. At the age of eight her family of 7 immigrated to New Zealand settling on farmlands in the northern region. 
Aki believes in magical stories and still spends her days looking for that special rabbit hole or a magical hidden door in the alleyway. 

A graduate of Elam School of Fine Arts of Auckland University, Aki works as a full time freelance illustrator for clients around the world, including Simon and Schuster, Scholastic and Hardie Grant Egmont. She has illustrated over 80 books, including the multi award winning Billie B Brown series, which has sold over 5 million copies across 18 countries. The series is signed off to be turned into TV show in Australia.

With her diverse style, Aki's work has featured in magazines, T-shirt designs, stationary, posters and murals.  Aki has taught at Art schools and university, held workshops, taken part in art conferences and events locally and abroad.

A mother to four children, Aki is juggling motherhood and freelance life.

BIBLIOGRAPHY: BOOKS ILLUSTRATED BY AKI 

Sam Kerr Series

Written by Sam Kerr & Fioa Harris Illustrated by Aki Fukuoka. Published by Simon & Schuster

  • Sam Kerr Kicking Goals: Flip Out (2021)

  • Sam Kerr Kicking Goals: A New Knight (2021)

  • Sam Kerr Kicking Goals: Sports Day (2022)

 

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 B Brown : The Baby Bird (2021)

  • Billie B Brown: The Best Day Ever (2021)

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.