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Federation Square Book Market

Books Illustrated regularly attends this book market to promote Australian picture books and their creators.

In June you can visit us on Saturday 3,17 & 24th.  

Check out the events happening at Fed Square here and make a day of it!

On Saturday June 3 we'll have a range of Indigenous books and limited edition prints to link with Reconcilation Week and the anniversary of Marbo. 
This limited edition Giclee print is from an original illustration by Grace Fielding from the book A Home for Bilby, written by Joanne Crawford and published by Magabala Books - for sale here
Guest illustrator at Fed Square Book Market on June 24 will be James Foley 

You can meet James between 12.30pm & 2pm and find out about how he creates his characters and stories in words and pictures. Books will for sale and can be personally signed.

James is the author and illustrator of many picture books including The Last Viking, In the Lion & My Dead Bunny (shortlisted for the Children's Book Council of Australia Awards) He lives in Western Australia, but is on tour this month promoting his lastest book, a graphic novel, Brobot. More details on Jame's website.
Sally Tinker makes machines …and Joe Tinker breaks them. As the world’s foremost inventor under the age of twelve, Sally knows she can build a better brother than baby Joe. But is her invention - Brobot - really all that a brother should be?

“Kids will love the attitude, the action, the vivid cartoon-style illustration; and adults will love the zany, over the top humour, and the happy ending that will bring smiles all round.” – Reading Time, Children’s Book Council of Australia reviews

Preview it on Youtube here
Paperback $14.99
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New Signed Books and Limited Edition Giclee Prints

This month we are delighted to be introducing a new illustrator to our website, 
Shane Mc Gowan.

Shane lives in Melbourne with his partner and over-indulged ginger cat. He has written and/or illustrated over 20 picture books including Evie's Mad Hair Day (Templar), Zelda's Big Adventure written by Marie Alafaci (Allen and Unwin) and Trainbots written by Miranda Paul (Little Bee).

A number of books he has illustrated have been CBCA Notable books, and he has been awarded numerous Gold, Silver and Bronze medals from Illustrators Australia and selected to appear in various 3x3 International Picture Book Awards. See more on Shane's website.

Shane has chosen two illustrations from Zelda's big Adventure to have made into limited edition prints which are now available for sale on our website. Shane produced the original illustrations digitally.
Author, Marie Alafaci gives some background to the story ...
I started writing Zelda’s Big Adventure because of one of our two hens. 
Two of our chooks, Flame and Angel, kept escaping. While Flame liked to stay close to home and only went as far as the back fence, Angel was always fluttering off as far as she could roam. I once found her in the front yard, happy as you like in the Crepe Myrtle tree where she had spent the night. Even though I live in suburban Melbourne, there are lots of foxes about, and I was sure she’d been taken in the night. When I found her the next morning clucking and wondering about breakfast, I was relieved, to say the least. I brought her back into the yard and gave her some seeds, but it made me wonder where it was she had wanted to go and why she was such an explorer. For some reason, the idea that she wanted to be an astronaut popped into my head and I began working on Zelda’s story from there.


book - hardback - $24.95
Limited edition prints
Zelda in her Rocket  300mm (w) x 250mm (h) $120              Zelda counting Planets 380mm(w) x 240mm (h) $120    
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Books Illustrated Touring Exhibitions 
Recently we were delighted to attend the Biggest Morning Tea at Avondale Heights Library in Melbourne, Victoria where Ann James spoke about the Hush Foundation and the opening of The Hush Treasure Book exhibition. The exhibition continues here until July 16

The Many Story Treehouse exhibition at
Hamilton Regional Gallery in Victoria
 opens June 1

Never be late for a Parade - at Parkes Library/Gallery in NSW - until June 16
Inspired exhibition at Adelaide Festival Centre in South Australia - until July 9

The Lost Thing exhibition at Hurstville Museum Gallery in NSW - until July 16
Other June events and awards
The Peasant Prince written by Li Cunxin, illustrated by Anne Spudvilas and pubished Penguin Books has been chosen as the feature picture book for Reading Australia's June focus on Asia. Reading Australia is an initiative of the Copyright Agency and provides wonderful resources on the use of Australian Literature, especially for the curriculum - books lists are avialble here

An exhibition of book illustration by Anne Spudvilas can be seen at Dromkeen Homestead in Victoria details here
A lot is happening at the Hush Foundation in June!
Just perfect for the Laureate's 
calendar June Theme - see below 

Musically there are two events featuring their latest CD A Piece of Quite with wonderful musicians including Lior, Elena Kats-Chernin and the Idea of North 
• June 8 in Sydney 
• June 18 in Adelaide  Details and booking 

Book-wise there are two things to check out that focus on the Hush Treaure Book.
The Hush Treasure Book Exhibition is on now at the Avondale Heights Library in Melbourne showing an amazing array of original illustrations which feature in this book - more here
Story Box Library have recently released readings of the stories from this wonderful collection - read by a wonderful collection of people as well - more here

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. 
                                                                     Mr Badger $250 
                                             Limited edition print 380mm (w) x 520mm (h)
Check the Laureate blog to find out about Leigh Hobbs on tour in Western Australia from June 18.
He will be working with students in a remote community in the Kimberly region.
You can get a taste of this inspiring work in this video produced by AISWA (Association of Independent Schools Western Australia) 
Books Illustrated is an enthusiastic supporter of the Australian Children's Laureate
 Reading Australia 
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