City Library, National Year of Reading and Australian Children's Literature Alliance event On Thursday Nov 29, (the hottest night in Melbourne for one hundred years!) The City Library hosted a wonderful event to mark the last showing of the Are We There Yet? Exhibition that has been touring Australia for this National Year of Reading. It has been a privilege for Books Illustrated to be involved in this tour. Check the NYoR website for the winners of the National competition which has been associated with this tour.
The highlight of this joint event
between National Year of Reading, The Australian Children’s
Literature Alliance and the City of Melbourne Library Services were
talks by our Australian Children’s Laureates
Alison Lester & Boori Monty Pryor. Both gave a taste of their first
year in this new position, as well as their personal projects,
that they will continue to develop during 3013. You can learn more about the laureate position, projects and how to become involved on the ACLA website or by contacting the Laureate project manager Justine Alltimes.
A bonus highlight for the audience was a presentation by Ann James on behalf of IBBY (International
Board on Books for Young People) to Bob Graham. The presentation
was a certificate of his 2012 nomination for the prestigious Hans Christian Anderson Award.
This award is presented each two years to a living author and
illustrator whose complete works have made a lasting contribution to
Signed books make special gifts
Five New Prints by David Miller
a unique illustration technique creating colourful, detailed, three
dimensionl paper sculptures. This technique is beautifully captured in
his range of prints from his new book Millie's Special Something by Tania Cox (Penguin Books), Lofty's Mission by Krista Bell (Hachette Livre Australia), and books written by David Rufus the Numbat (Ford Street Publishing) and Big and Me (Ford Street Publishing).
• Saturday Dec 8 - Anna Pignataro
Author illustrator Anna Pignataro
will be demonstrating at our stand from 2pm to 5pm. Anna works in
watercolour and pen and ink and is well known for Princess and Fairy
Series. We will be featuring her November newly released book, Princess and Fairy Enchanting Carnival.
She will be happy to chat about her
work and personally sign copies of her books on sale. To read more about
Anna Pignataro's work visit annapignataro.com
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