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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 ... 
 
ANZAC Illustrated

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 future. 
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.

 
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Limited Edition Giclee Prints

ANZAC Illustrated prints available for sale 
Girls in the Trench  $250Giclee print - edition of 50;
from original illusration by Michael Camilleri from One Minutes Silence, published by Allen & Unwin. 


Left : Owen Swan from Anzac Biscuits $165                 Right : Mark Wilson from Digger the Dog $90
 
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Books Illustrated Touring exhibitions

Anzac Illustrated Print Exhibition is on at Avondale Heights Library and Learning Centre until April 30.
Illustration Inspiration

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 Australia.
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.

This is an exhibition that is well worth experiencing!
At Domain House at The Royal Botanic Gardens until May 14

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
 
Enquiries EQUUS @ Moonambel 0448 671 867
 
www.pyreneesunearthedfestival.com
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April with the Australian Children's Laureate

Australian Children's Laureate, Leigh Hobbs's, It’s your story Calendar theme for April is History is a Story
Visit the Laureate website for reading suggestions and ideas. 
MR CHICKEN ARRIVA A ROMA!!!!
NEW Mr Chicken prints from Leigh Hobbs latest Mr. Chicken picture book
 
 
Books Illustrated is an enthusiastic supporter of the Australian Children's Laureate
& Copyright Agency Read Australia 
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