Laureate Leigh Hobbs and illustrator Ann James arrive at Frog Hollow
turnoff to Purnululu School for a week of creative fun in the Kimberly
Region of WA, July 2016.
It's a fabulous month chock-a-block full of Children's Book events - Read about them all below!
The Announcement of CBCA Book of the Year Awards
celebrating it's 70th anniversary. This year's awards will be
announced on Friday August 19 in Sydney with special guest Governor
General Quentin Bryce.Federation Square Book Market, Sat August 20,celebrating the awards, the start of Children's Book Week and guest illustrator Renee Treml. National Bookshop Day,Saturday
August 13, is another fabulous opportunity to focus on children's books
and the bookshops that support and promote them.
It's also an opportunity to visit our new showroom at 74 Mills St, Albert Park in Melbourne which will be open 10am to 4pm! And then there's also exhibitions, Festivals and performances!!
Federation Square Book Market
Saturday August 20
Time: 11am to 5pm
We'll celebrate the awards and the start of Children's Book Week with guest Illustrator/author Renee Treml. Renee Will be demonstrating on the big screen between 12noon and 3pm.
A chance to have a chat to a creator and have some books personally signed. Find out more about Renee's work in information on The Great Garden exhibition in this enews.
Renee's latest board books include Ten Little Owls andOnce I Heard a Little Wombat(Random House Australia). Her picture book One Very Tired Wombat was selected to be part of the 2012 Hello! from Australia Bologna Book Fair exhibition.
The exhibition explores the ten year collaborative process with the film
team at Passion Pictures to create the 15 minute long animated film of The Lost Thing.
Shaun's personal notes and comments, character sketches, pencil
storyboards, soft pastel stills and texture paintings reveal this
Shaun Tan is a multi-award winning Australian author and illustrator.
His many books include The Arrival, The Red Tree, Tales from Outer Suburbia, The Bird King and Rules of Summer and The Singing Bones. The Lost Thing published in 2000, is a story about identity and belonging.
This exhibition of limited edition prints cerebrates the work of 20
children's book illustrators who live in Victoria. There is a special
focus on illustrations by Craig Smith & Michael Camilleri who will
be presenting workshops during the Write On, Read On festival in Melton.
New Signed Books and Limited Edition Giclee Prints
We were delighted that One Stepat a Time written by
Jane Jolly, illustrated by Sally Heinrich and published by small
independent press MidnightSun publishing was shortlisted in the Picture
Book section in the 2016 CBCA Book of the Year Awards. We are proud to
be able to feature some of the magnificent images from this book as new limited edition prints for August.
Sally Heinrich has
illustrated more than thirty books as well as writing and illustrating
her own picture books, non-fiction and novels. Much of her recent work
draws on her experiences travelling and living in Asia.
One Step at a Time is also a newly released read-aloud story on the Story Box Library website.
Misty mornings and golden sunsets, $250 , From One Step at a Time (MidnightSun)
Limited edition print, 440mm (w) x 440mm (h)
Support the supporters! National Bookshop Day on Saturday August 13
Another opportunity to focus on children's books and the bookshops that support and promote them.
It's also an opportunity to visit our new showroom which will be open 10am to 4pm
The Announcement of CBCA Book of the Year Awards 2016
This year's CBCA awards
will be announced on Friday August 19 in Sydney with special guest
Governor General Quentin Bryce. State branches of the CBCA organise many
events in support of the awards each year and we recommend these
to you - the Victorian branch has a fabulous range on events on offer this year!
Forever Young: Children's Literature Today SOLD OUT!
Contact the Wheeler Centre to check on cancellation opportunities for this special international event!
Monday 5 September, 6.15pm -7.15pm The Wheeler Centre in partnership with the Australian Children’s Literature Alliance.
Writer, broadcaster, lecturer and the UK Guardian’s children’s book editor, Julia Eccleshare, will be joined by beloved kids’ author and Australian Children’s Laureate, Leigh Hobbs. Their host will be Billie B Brown author, Sally Rippin.
Author and illustrator Renee Treml brings the suspects and the clues to
life in this exhibition focussing on The Great Garden Mystery (Random
House Australia). Using digital technique that recreates traditional
scratchboard, Renee is able to create detailed yet organic-looking
black-and-white illustrations which she overlays on bright coloured
backgrounds. Renee moved to Australia in 2007 from the United States and
has since chosen to celebrate the amazing diversity of animals that
inhabit this country through her words and pictures.
Curated by Sarah Mayor Cox and Paul Morris, this exhibition showcases the work of Astrid Lindgren Award winner, Freya Blackwood.
is one of Australia's most talented children's illustrators and her
work has captured international attention and a host of awards and
Official opening Thursday August 11, 6pm:
Open 10am-5pm during Bendigo Writers Festival.
Introducing the 78-Storey Treehouse Tuesday 9th August Melbourne Town Hall, 90-130 Swanston Street, Melbourne
Readings bookshop invites you to join Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton in their spectacular new 78-storey Treehouse.
are $25 per person (one ticket is required per person so adults and
children each need a ticket). Each ticket includes one hour of complete
madness and a signed first edition of The 78-Storey Treehouse which will be given out at the event.
From the popular picture book by Elizabeth Honey a playful, inventive
new show for kids, alive with music, dance, puppetry and animation.
Produced by Jump Leads Productions.
Perfect for children 3 - 6 and their families.
Where: Mechanics Institute Theatre, 270 Sydney Road, Brunswick
When: Saturday August 27, 11am & 2pm & Sunday August 28, 11am
Tickets: Kids $12, adults $20, Familet of four $50