VIPS drinks in Sydney: M Venkatesh and
Swati Roy (Bookaroo Literature Festival Directors), Ann James, Ann
Haddon, Yuko Tanaka (Kawade Shobo Shinsha) and Justine Alltimes.
Report from Sydney Writers Festival and the Visiting International Publishers program
Last month we had the pleasure of exhibiting the Hello! from Australia 2015/16 exhibition
as part of the Australia Council's Visiting International Publishers
(VIPS) program, delivered alongside the Sydney Writers Festival.
Ann Haddon, Ann James and Justine Alltimes met with the visiting children's publishers to
introduce them to books featured in the exhibition and other key
illustrated titles representing the broader Australian Children's
Hello! from Australia reinforces how strong connections with different cultures can be successfully developed through illustration.
Yuko Tanaka, Chief Editor, Kawade Shobo Shinsha Ltd – Tokyo, Japan, introduced us to a beautiful, innovative book Knock! Knock! by Japanese illustrator Kaori Takahashi. Originally published in English by the Indian publisher Tara Books, now published in Japanese by Kawade Shobo Shinsha.
Federation Square Book Market
Saturday June 18
Guest illustrator Charlotte Lance
Time: 12noon - 2pm
Meet author illustrator Charlotte Lance. Watch as she demonstrates her
illustration techniques and have her brand new picture book personally
signed. An exhibition of the original illustrations from This Girl That Girlis on at No Vacancy Gallery in the QV building in Melbourne – May 25 to June 5 - no-vacancy.com.au
This Girl That Girlis published by Allen & Unwin and is for sale in hardback for $24.99.
A gorgeous, clever and playful picture book about two girls who live
next door to each other, but have completely opposite approaches to the
world. Even though they're next-door-neighbours, this girl and that
girl are miles apart. Or are they? One day, with a little help
from their dads, they make a surprising discovery. A funny and
Marc Martin "My book 'A River' was selected to be a part of the 2015 Nami
Concours exhibition on Nami Island. The Nami Concours occurs alongside
the The Nami Island International Children’s Book Festival (NAMBOOK),
and allowed my work to be exhibited amongst renowned illustrators from
across the globe to a large number of visitors at the event. I would
encourage any picture-book maker interested in showcasing their work to
an international audience to enter the concours."
Ann James proudly holding up the Nami
Concours award catalogue with Marc Martin's entry in front of a huge
print-on-canvas of his illustration from his latest book 'A River'
illustration which was a feature at the Hello! from Australia exhibition
Other June events and awards
Victorian Branch of the CBCA Judge’s talk
Thursday 16th June 2016 from 7pm
Library, Ground Floor, Dorothy McGuinness Centre (DMC) at Sacré Cœur, 172 Burke Rd, Glen Iris.
$15 Members, $25 Non-Members
Jane Parsons, Victorian Judge for the 2016 Children’s Book of the Year
Awards, will speak about the Short Listed and Notable books.
Several other judge’s talks will be held in various parts of Victoria – check the website and the National CBCA website for information on talks in other parts of Australia.
Numbers are limited so book early to avoid disappointment.
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.
Meet the Australian Children's Laureate
June 8th, Genazzano FCJ College, Kew
Meet Australian Children’s Laureate and bestselling author of Old Tom and Mr Chicken, Leigh
Hobbs, find out what makes this former art teacher so successful and
how, as our brand new laureate, he sees his role as chief advocate for
children’s books in Australia.
Books Illustrated will display a range of fabulous prints by Leigh.
Entry by gold coin donation to Australian Children’s Laureate Alliance
Leigh's It’s your story Calendar June theme is Hear a Story, See a Story, Feel a Story! visit the Laureate website for reading suggestions and ideas. The illustration for June's theme is from Leigh's book The Big Book of Mr Badger.
We are excited to announce that Leigh Hobbs has released a new range of Limited Edition prints. Printed by Lytlewode Press this range of quality prints are now available for sale.