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                             National Bookshop Day - Saturday August 12
 Bookshops all over Australia will celebrate this National event!
If you are in Melbourne we invite you to visit what undoubtably could be the smallest bookshop in this city - Books Illustrated at 74 Mills, St Albert Park.
   We'll be open from 10am to 5pm - with the kettle boiling!
Although small, our showroom is packed with great Australian picture books and irresistible limited edtion prints by picture book illustrators from around Australia.
Federation Square Book Market
Saturday August 19, 11am to 5pm - in the atrium 

Join Ann James and other illustrators at the Books Illustrated stand in The Atrium to celebrate the start of 2017 Children's Book Week and the announcement of the Childen's Book Council of Australia's Book of the Year Awards.

Our display of prints and books will transport you into the CBCA theme for 2017 - 'Escape to Everywhere'. 

This year's Escape to Everywhere promotional images are designed by Freya Blackwood, illustrator of last year's winner of the Picture Book section of the Book of the Year Awards.
 
You can purchase Book Week merchandise from the CBCA website and down-load the list of this year's award winners from 12noon on Friday August 18 !
 


New Signed Books and Limited Edition Giclee Prints

This month we offer two new limited edition giclee prints from two new books! 
•  Karen Briggs's illustration from a fun new picture book, The Rabbit-Hole Golf Course, wriiten Ella Mulvay and published by Allen & Unwin. 

• Terry Denton's cover illustration for The 91-Storey Treehouse, written by Andy Griffiths and published by Pan Macmillan.
Karen Briggs - $ 120                                                            Terry Denton -$285
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Books Illustrated Touring exhibitions

Leigh Hobbs: Characters from the Drawing Board - featuring his famous characters, Old Tom, Horrible Harriet and Mr Chicken (photo, Robert Littlewood)
Touring 5 libraries in Tasmania from August & September - LINC for details.
• INSPIRED - AUSTRALIAN BOOK ILLUSTRATION NOW  - An exhibition celebrating the diversity of art and narrative in contemporary publishing for children.
At the Lavington Library in Albury, NSW - July 29 to September 23

Illustration Inspiration

 Classic Australian stories that have stayed the test of time are an inspiration and these books are still in print ... and also in beautiful giclee prints!

• Isobelle Carmody's The Legend of Little Fur was first published in 2005 -  read it and the whole Little Fur series! 

• Alison Lester's My Farm - will be released this month in a special 25th Anniversary edition! (Our Farm was our very first exhibition when we opened Books Illustrated at Gasworks Arts Park)
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Other August events and awards


THE 91-STOREY TREEHOUSE launched this month!

To catch a Treehouse Event near you, check out Treehouse Events list ...
The celebration kicks off in Victoria on August 8 with an event organised by Readings Bookshop at the Melbourne Town Hall with Andy, Terry and Jill ..LIVE!!.
 
IMAGINE IF ... An exhibition from the National Centre for Australian Children's Literature (NCACL)
Showing till Wednesday 30 August
Clive Price Suite, Building 1,         University of Canberra
Forty original artworks from the never-seen-before CBCA Children's Book Week collection - and other jewels from the Centre.
 Bob Graham's promotional image is offered in support of the NCACL..Raffle tickets are $5 each. More details.

Magabala Illustration Award 
Magabala books, Australia's leading Indigenous publisher based in Broome, is celebrating it's 30th anniversary with a call for entries to the inaugural Kestin Indigenous Illustrator Award. The winner of the biennial award will receive $10,000    a mentorship and the opportunity to illustrate a children's story by renowned author and illustrator Sally Morgan. read more 

Reena's Rainbow
Launch at Domkeen Homestead
 Sunday September 2, at 2pm 
Gisborne Road, Riddles Creek, Victoria

Author Dee White and illustrator Tracie Grimwood launch their sixth collaboration and latest book,  
Reena's Rainbow.
RSVP and bookings required by August 25 
 
August with the Australian Children's Laureate
Leigh's It’s Your Story Calendar with the August theme, Celebrate a Story
V
isit the Laureate website for reading suggestions and ideas. 
Limited edition giclee print
Title: Old Tom's Birthday
Size: 320mm(w) x 220mm (h)

Price:$325
 
 
Books Illustrated is an enthusiastic supporter of the Australian Children's Laureate
and Copyright Agency's Reading Australia initiative 
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