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Books Illustrated, Gallery & Showroom

August is BIG in BOOKS! 

There's Children's Book Week,

 National Reading Day, National Bookshop DayMelbourne Writer's Festival, Bendigo Writer's Festival, book related exhibitions and more ...

August 10 to 12: Bendigo Writer's Festival
This is the inaugural Wriiter's Festival for Bendigo.

August 11:  National Bookshop Day
A day to celebrate all sorts of bookshops around Australia - and Books Illustrared Showroom will be open from 10am to 4pm. Drop in and browse our fabulous range of signed Australian picture books, original illustrations and limited edition illustration prints! 

August 18 to 24:  Children's Book Week
Champions Read
 is a most appropriate theme for this year! It will be used for Book Week celebrations in schools and libraries around Australia.

The images and designs for the theme this year are by
Nikki Greenberg joint winner of the 2011 picture book of the year for her graphic novel Hamlet,
published by Allen & Unwin.

The CBCA Books of the Year Awards will be announced at 12noon in Adelaide on August 17 
Congratulations in advance to the Award Winners!

August 23:  Seminar War books for kids - Why? 

Held in Children's Book Week, this is the next in the highly successful series of seminars  organised jointly by Zart Art and CBCA, Vic Branch.
Editor Sarah Brenan will be participating chair with Andrew McLean, Michel Streich and Mark Wilson discussing their books with a war theme:  Are there,  or should be, any constraints in war books for kids? Should there be a sense of hope? The evening includes supper, book sales and signing.
$30 CBCA Members - $40 non members. Numbers are limited and these seminars book out quickly ... so BOOK NOW at cbca or phone: 1300360436

 August 25: National Year of Reading initiative National Reading Day 

Nominally from 6pm to 7pm but with events and activities happeing all day.
You are invited to join the party , as part of the Melbourne Writers Festival, 
at Melbourne's BMW Edge Theatre from 5pm to 6pm.

Books Illustrated Exhibitions

Authors are Champions!
Illustrators are Champions!
Readers are Champions!

A Limited Edition Print display at Lauriston Girl's School annual Art Festival 
August 1 to 3: Over twenty LE prints by illustrators from around Australia.

Bark! Bark! Bark!
An exhibition of Terry Denton’s illustrations from the Gasp! books, the Gasp! animated TV series, the Just! series, the Bad Book, the Very Bad Book, The 13-Storey Treehouse, and his other works with Andy Griffiths.

This newly curated exhibtion of Terry Denton's illustration shows some of this pair's most wacky humour.
It's at the Frankston Arts centre - Cube 37 Gallery, Davey St Frankston from August 6 to 26. 
A great oportunity to meet Terry in person!
Terry will be talking at Cube 37 Gallery on Saturday August 18 at 11am
and at the Frankston Library on Saturday August 25 at 2pm. Ph 97841896.

The Lost Thing by Shaun Tan
From Book to Film: The Art of Story
Central Goldfields Gallery,
Old Fire Station, Neill Street, Maryborough, Victoria
until August 26
 This exhibition, curated by Books Illustrated Gallery, begins with sketches, dummy book and final original illustrations for the picture book The Lost Thing.
It moves through the collaborative process with members of the film team at Passion Pictures, to create the animated film – a ten year creative journey.The Lost Thing is multi-award-winning – most famously, the Academy Award (Oscar) for best Short Animation, 2011.  Shaun Tan is the award-winning author and illustrator of many books including The Arrival, The Red Tree, Tales from Outer Suburbia and The Bird King
A program involving schools will see over 800 children visiting the exhibition during August.

Signed book, prints and DVD’s available for sale throughout the exhibition.
You might like to visit his website: .


Goodnight Mice! wins Prime Minister's Award!

We are thrilled that a picture book, and this particular picture book
written by Frances Watts, illustrated by Judy Watson and published by ABC Books, 
has won the recently announced 2012 Prime Minister's Award for Children's Fiction!

Limited Edition prints of original illustrations by Judy Watson from Goodnight Mice!
are now available for sale, as are signed copies of the book.


This month Books Illustrated will be at two of the market days -
August 18 - Featuring books and NEW prints by well known illustrator Jane Tanner.
 Jane will be demonstrating and signing books. A great opportunity to meet and chat !

August 25 - A market day dedicated to children's books, as part of the Melbourne Writer's Festival. 
See our range of books and prints chosen specially chosen for this event.

 The Federation Square Book Market runs each Saturday from 10am to 5pm. 
Books Illustrated attends on one Saturday a month - usually the second Saturday of the month -
when we feature a new book or an illustrator demonstrating on the Atrium screen. 

Limited edition prints,original illustrations and books (many signed) can be viewed and purchased by making an appointment to visit our showroom.
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