Hello! from Australia exhibition at the Bologna Book Fair April 3 to 6, 2017
We are delighted to be able to attend the 2017 Bologna Children's Book Fair and present the Hello! from Australia promotional exhibition on the collective Australian stand.
Seventeen images as giclee prints on paper and canvas, and over 80
books, submitted by 26 publishers will be displayed - we trust it will
be visually enticing, inspiring and irrestistible!
We look forward to sharing from the fair ...
There are many wonderful Australian picture books that have been created
over the last couple of years to focus not only on the anniversary of
ANZAC, but on war in particular. And there are books for all ages. We
don't want to glorify this subject but do believe it's an important
theme that needs to be explored for the past, the present and the
We've created a list of books we have in stock which can be downloaded from the home page of our website. Many are signed by the illustrators and some by the authors also.
10% discount is offered to school and educational institutions.
In March, we were so pleased to have been invited to attend the
Melbourne opening of Jeannie Baker's exhibition of her illustrations for
her latest picture book, Circle.
As usual with Jeannie's work, the subject matter for her book is
researched and presented with amazing accuracy and detail.
The story follows the 11,000 kilometre migration of the Bar-tailed
Godwit (Limosa lapponica baueri). It is the longest unbroken
migration of any animal - travelling from Australia through
Southeast Asia to its Alaskan breeding grounds and then back to
Jeannie has become so well-known, both in Australia and
internationally, for her unique 3-dimensional illustration
technique. Jeannie's body of work has resulted in her nomination this
year for the prestigeous international Hans Christian Andersen Award.
Signed copies of Circle are available - order here
Other April events and awards
Congratulations to all authors, illustators and publsihers
who were honoured in the announcement of the Short List for the
Children's Book Council of Australia's Book of the year Awards. The CBCA
has also launched its 2017 Merchandise for Children’s Book Week designed by Freya Blackwood (Winner of 2015 Picture Book of the Year, My Two Blankets, written by: Irena Kobald.
IBBY Australia has
also announced the two Australian nominees for the 2018 Hans
Christian Andersen Award. They are David Metzenthen for writing
and Jeannie Baker for illustration.
The Hans Christian Andersen Award is the highest international
recognition given to an author and an illustrator of children’s books.
Every other year IBBY presents the Award to a living author and
illustrator whose complete works have made a lasting contribution to
children’s literature. The Author’s Award has been given since 1956 and
the Illustrator’s Award since 1966.
WHEELER KIDS Is a new new series of events for the younger reader in your life.
Author /Illustrator Jude Rossell is presenting at the Wheeler Kids - Apri 4
Applications for 2018 May Gibbs Trust Creative Time Residential Fellowships
Published authors and illustrators of at least one book for children or
young people are invited to apply for “the gift of time,” with a May
Gibbs Trust Creative Time Residential Fellowship. The Trust provides
delightful rent-free accommodation and local support in one of our three
host cities - Adelaide, Canberra or Brisbane. Applications due by April 30.
WINE and Wooden Horses
Illustrator author, Patricia Mullins and partner John Kirkpatrick's
venture, “EQUUS @ Moonambel Wines” has brought together John’s
passion for wine and Patricia’s passion for old wooden horses!
EASTER weekend, April 15 –18 and the next, April 21 – 24, as part
of the PYRENEES UNEARTHED Festival, both the EQUUS Cellar Door and
new Museum-Gallery will be open 11am – 5pm
Taste the EQUUS wines and see Patricia's extensive and precious
collection of over 50 wooden rocking horses and carousel horses - on
display in the new Museum and Gallery.
Patricia’s original collage illustrations selected from Lightning Jack, written by Glenda Millard, and for Phar Lap the Wonder Horse, written by Jackie Kerin, will be on display.
Her picture books will also be on sale.
EQUUS @ Moonambel, 106 Black Mares Lane, Moonambel VIC 3478