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Federation Square Book Market
with Michael Camilleri 
Saturday April 16
12noon - 2pm

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. 

Shane Jacobson's moving reading of this book features on Story Box Library. 

Featured below is a limited edition print from the book titled 'The girls in the trench' which is available for sale on our website. 
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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.

Wanneroo Gallery

The Hush Treasure Book Exhibition

 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! 
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 Feature illustrator for April is Lisa Stewart

Lisa is an illustrator as well as an acclaimed violinist. Her work has featured in some of the most popular children's books published in Australia and worldwide. 

View our recent Behind the Studio Door with Lisa Stewart and browse her signed books and limited edition prints on the Books Illustrated website.

Moon in the Sky limited edition print by Lisa Stewart $160

 Cuddle limited edition print by Lisa Stewart $160
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Other April events and awards

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. 
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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.
RSVP here

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 few!!

Be there for the announcement of the CBCA Book of the Year Short List and meet the 2016-2018 Australian Children’s Laureate – Leigh Hobbs!!

Download the flyer.
Book here

Melbourne Art Book Fair

National Gallery Victoria
29 April - 1 May
Free entry

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.

Book here for the:
Preview night
International Symposium on the Future of Design for Publishing

April with the Australian Children's Laureate

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. 

Mr Chicken atop Notre Dame limited edition print$220
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Books Illustrated is an enthusiastic supporter of the Australian Children's Laureate.
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