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Janina Rossiter

Amazon bestselling, award-winning author Janina Rossiter studied communication & illustration design at University and lived in German, England, and France. With the arrival of her first daughter, Janina's love for painting and drawing found a new lease on life and, before long, she combined her passion for illustration with the wonderfully inspiring world of children. Janina Rossiter is the author of the Tovi the Penguin series and an early and middle childhood concept series.


Let's talk about sea creatures and how we can protect them! Storytelling and Conservation Workshop

While forms are precise in a geometry book, In Nature, we must take a second good look. So step outside and open your eyes - The shapes you see could be quite a surprise. So let’s look together, just you and me. I wonder which shapes we’ll be able to see. Come on a magical journey and discover the shapes and creatures of the ocean in rhymes and…

Janina Rossiter

30 Minute Program

Tovi the Penguin goes to trick-or-treating / Storytelling Workshop

Trick or treat! Come on a little Halloween journey with Tovi the Penguin. Tovi is the main character of my children's book series Tovi the Penguin. My books are essentially about friendship. The penguins go on little adventures together and things don't always go as planned. It gives the young (and older) reader something exciting to explore…

Janina Rossiter

30 Minute Program

Tovi the Penguin goes to London / Storytelling Workshop

Come on a little journey to London with Tovi the Penguin. Tovi is the main character of my children's book series Tovi the Penguin. My books are essentially about friendship. The penguins go on little adventures together and things don't always go as planned. It gives the young (and older) reader something exciting to explore together, as they…

Janina Rossiter

30 Minute Program

Tovi the Penguin goes to Paris / Storytelling Workshop

Come on a little journey to Paris with Tovi the Penguin. Tovi is the main character of my children's book series Tovi the Penguin. My books are essentially about friendship. The penguins go on little adventures together and things don't always go as planned. It gives the young (and older) reader something exciting to explore together, as they…

Janina Rossiter

30 Minute Program

Let's talk about plastic! Storytelling and Plastic Pollution Workshop

1, 2, 3, Who's Cleaning the Sea? The sea creatures are working hard to clean their living environment of ocean pollution. But why do they clean? What happened? Would you like to know more about plastic pollution and how YOU can help the sea creatures? We can find sustainable solutions together and protect our oceans!

Janina Rossiter

30 Minute Program

Amazon bestselling and multi-award-winning author Janina Rossiter brings her passions together in her work: painting and illustrating children's books.

As an illustrator and author, Janina was inspired to write "Diamonds, Hearts & Sea Stars!" and "123 Who’s Cleaning the Sea?" because of her concern for our environment. She is passionate about fighting climate change, protecting nature, and keeping the oceans free from plastic and other pollutants. Education is the key to understanding how each of us can make a difference. Our future depends on our actions

Janina created the illustrations for the Blue Ocean Watch video ‘The Song of Life’ relating to sound pollution affecting whales.

As an artist, she feels happiest when recreating images of the ocean in her paintings. “I hope that through my art and my love of the sea, I can make my voice heard and make a difference."

With the arrival of her first daughter, Janina's love for painting and drawing found a new lease on life and, before long, she combined her passion for illustration with the wonderfully inspiring world of children. Today she works as a freelance packaging designer, artist, illustrator and children's book author. She enjoys the creative energy of Paris, where she lives with her English husband and her two daughters.

Since 2014 Janina Rossiter has written and illustrated 9 picture books in the series Tovi the Penguin (TTP).

TTP - goes camping, TTP - goes away for Christmas, TTP - goes to London TTP - goes into space, TTP - goes into to the seaside TTP - goes trick-or-treating, TTP - goes on a treasure hunt in Paris and TTP - goes to Ireland

In 2017 Janina started a new concept series. Early Childhood & Middle Childhood concepts

1. "The ABC animal picnic" - A picture book that uses alliteration to help your child memorize the different sounds of each letter of the alphabet. (Early Childhood)

2. "1, 2, 3, Who's Cleaning the Sea?" A Counting Picture Book About Protecting Our Planet. (Early Childhood)

3. "Diamonds, Hearts & Sea Stars!" - A picture book about shapes found in the ocean and to raise environmental awareness in children. (Middle Childhood)


School visit reviews:

Janina Rossiter was invited to collaborate with Dulwich College (Singapore) with our Year 2 and Year 4 children, they were in awe of her work which linked well with their learning of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Due to the impact of Covid-19 this was conducted as a virtual artist residency, with video links and presentations. Janina was very thorough with the resources she provided and flexible with the project as it developed. Our children filmed questions to ask which Janina answered with lots of visuals and age
appropriate explanations. As a virtual residency it was incredibly successful, the outcomes from the project were really high quality and I couldn't recommend enough working with Janina!

Kathryn Hall, Director of Art & Design Technology, Dulwich College (Singapore)

Janina Rossiter has been invited to speak at the Lennen Bilingual School a number of times over the last few years, with each visit a great
success! She is hugely engaged with the children and encourages them to ask questions and think for themselves about the environment. Since her visits, the children have turned into true little eco-warriors and have become determined to protect our planet and the sea creatures from plastic pollution. I would highly recommend Janina Rossiter's author visit for any school that is interested in helping children understand about plastic pollution and how we can all do our bit to help. Her passion for bringing about change and encouraging everyone to make a difference is contagious. Many months after her latest visit the kids are still talking about her! I would recommend her program on plastic pollution to any school.

Aoife Marie Dumousseaux, Teacher, Lennen Bilingual School (Paris, France)

Check out Janina online:

Tovi the Penguin

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Tovi the Penguin

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Tovi the Penguin

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Tovi the Penguin

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Tovi the Penguin goes away for Christmas

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Tovi the Penguin goes to London

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Tovi the Penguin

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Tovi the Penguin

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The ABC Animal Picnic

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1, 2, 3, Who's Cleaning the Sea?: A Counting Picture Book about Protecting Our Planet

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Diamonds, Hearts & Sea Stars!: A picture book about shapes found in the ocean

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