Meet Michael Camilleri at the Books Illustrated stand and watch him draw.
Camilleri illustrated the multi award-winning book One Minute's Silence by David Metzenthen, published by Allen & Unwin.
Since publication in 2015 this book has already won an impressive number of awards: Winner, CBCA Book of the Year, Crichton Award for New Illustrators, 2015, 2015; Winner, Prime Minister's Literary Award - Children's Fiction, 2015; Runner-up, CBCA Picture Book of the Year, 2015; Short-listed, The Nib Anzac Centenary Prize for Literature, 2015; Short-listed, Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature - Children's Literature Award, 2016; Long-listed, CBCA Book of the Year, Eve Pownell Award for Information Books, 2015.
About the book:
A moving and powerful story about the meaning of Remembrance Day,
drawing on the ANZAC and Turkish battle at Gallipoli In one minute of
silence you can imagine sprinting up the beach in Gallipoli in 1915 with
the fierce fighting Diggers, but can you imagine standing beside the
brave battling Turks as they defended their homeland from the cliffs
above... In the silence that follows a war long gone, you can see what
the soldiers saw, you can feel what the soldiers felt. And if you try,
you might be able to imagine the enemy, and see that he is not so
different from you... In One Minute`s Silence, you are the
story, and the story is yours - to imagine, remember and honour the
brothers in arms on both sides of the conflict, heroes who shed their
blood and lost their lives.
Camilleri is also one of the illustrators of The Hush Treasure Book, published by Allen & Unwin. He illustrated Children's Laureate (2014-2015) Jackie French's short story Ghost Motel. See Camilleri's original illustrations at the Hush exhibition at Dromkeen starting in April.
More ANZAC related picture books (many signed) are available on our website - 10% discount for school purchases. Download our full ANZAC book list here.
Books Illustrated touring exhibitions
Shaun Tan: The Art of Story. Discovering The Lost Thing - Book to Film
Wanneroo Gallery, Wanneroo Library & Cultural Centre, 3 Rocca Way, Wanneroo When: Friday 11 March to Wednesday 20 April
This exhibition explores the creation of
both the multi-award-winning animation, and his acclaimed picture book
of the same name.
The Hush Treasure Book Exhibition April 11 - Sept 16 Dromkeen Homestead
This exhibition showcases original illustrations from this rich
collection of stories by a selection of Australia’s favourite authors
and illustrators. A feature is the sculptures created for the cover
image by Kevin Burgemeestre.
The HUSH Foundation, linked to the Royal Children's Hospital, has already produced a marvelous series of Music CDs. This Hush Treasure Book is their first book!
ONCE UPON A TIME: A Celebration of 50 Years of IBBY Australia
on INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN’S BOOK DAY Saturday 2nd April 2016 | 10 am till 2.30 pm
Santa Maria del Monte School
59 The Boulevarde (cnr Carrington St), Strathfield NSW
With presenters Dr Mark MacLeod addressing the topic IBBY in the Age of Globalisation.
Mark MacLeod, Senior Lecturer in English at Charles Sturt University, is
an award-winning publisher, writer, speaker and television presenter. A
former NSW state president and then national president of the CBCA, he
has won the Lady Cutler Award and the Pixie O’Harris Award. Mark is the
Executive Editor of International Research in Children’s Literature, and
is currently a judge for the Prime Minister’s Literary Awards.
$75 non-member | $60 member/concession | INCLUDES GOURMET LUNCH
Find out more on their flyer here.
Night of the Notables, CBCA Victoria event
18th April, 2016 – 6:00 to 8:00 pm
Library at the Dock – 107 Victoria Harbour Promenade, Docklands – flyer & booking form attached
$10 CBCA members
$20 General Admission
Following the CBCA Judges’ Conference, join us to celebrate the Notables with special guest speaker Will Kostakis. Will writes books for young adults, contemporary books, his latest book is The Sidekicks.
2016 CBCA Conference – 20-21 MAY 2016 – SYDNEY
Read – Myriad possibilities!
Be enthralled by some of Australia’s best loved, award-winning children’s book creators,
including: Libby Gleeson, Graeme Base, Jeannie Baker, Nadia Wheatley,
Terry Denton, Steven Herrick, Sarah Ayoub, Dub Leffler to name a
Be there for the announcement of the CBCA Book of the Year Short
List and meet the 2016-2018 Australian Children’s Laureate – Leigh
Featuring some of the world’s most creative emerging and established publishers, artists and writers, the 2016 Melbourne Art Book Fair presents a
dynamic program of free talks, book launches and performances over
three days from Friday 29 April to Sunday 1 May. Now in its second year,
the fair, which drew 16,000 visitors to NGV International last year,
presents twice as many publishers and events in 2016.
Leigh's It’s your story Calendar April theme is History is a Story, visit the Laureate website
for reading suggestions and ideas. Many books have been published in
Australia marking the centenary of the start of World War 1 in 1914 and
the beginning of the ANZAC legend with the landing of Australian and New
Zealand troups at Gallipoli in 1915. View a selection of Anzac Illustrated illustrated books on these themes or download the full exhibition book list here.
In the limited edition print below Mr Chicken is exploring the Notre Dame in Mr Chicken goes to Paris! This wonderful print is available on our website.