Federation Square Book Market Saturday November14
Anna will join us from 12pm - 3pm She will be promoting and signing her four latest picture books: • Being Agatha, Five Mile Press, $19.95
• Too Busy Sleeping, Little Hare $24.95
• Little Red Riding Hood, Little Hare, $12.95
• Beauty and the Beast, Little Hare, $12.95
• Elephants have Wings, Ford Street, $26.95
Jane Godwin (left), Anna Walker in her studio (centre) Federation Square Book Market Saturday November 28
Meet Illustrator Anna Walker and author Jane Godwin 12noon to 3pm.
Their new picture book, What do you wish for? published by Penguin Books, has been released in time for Christmas this year.
Jane and Anna have collaborated to produce many successful picture books including: All through the Year, and Today we have no Plans which they will be signing as well.
What do you wish for?
Written by Jane Godwin , illustrated by Anna Walker (published by Viking/Penguin) $24.99 All the children in the street are writing down a special Christmas wish.
But what is Ruby’s wish? What does she want for Christmas time?
Ruby thinks of all the things that make Christmas special…
Are we there yet? : A journey around Australia
Date: Saturday 19 September 2015 - Sunday 13 December 2015
Venue: Hurstville Museum & Gallery
14 MacMahon St, Hurstville
This exhibition, curated by Books Illustrated, is based on this classic
award-winning picture book, written and illustrated by Alison
Lester. The display contains Alison Lester's original illustrations
along with preliminary work for the making of this book, including
ideas and sketches, her children's travel journals and family
photographs taken on their journey around Australia.
Shaun Tan: The ART of STORY Discovering The Lost Thing - Book To Film.
Last week! Must closeNovember 7
Venue: Arts Space Wodonga
Enquiries: Arts Space Wodonga on (02) 6022 9600
Arts Space Wodonga is offering one lucky person the chance to WIN their very own original Shaun Tan illustration.
All you have to do is pop into Arts Space Wodonga, during the
exhibition, and answer the question about The ART of STORY.
This exhibition provides a fascinating insight into the creation of Shaun Tan’s The Lost Thing. It explores the creation of both the multi-award winning animation, and his acclaimed picture book of the same name. Featuring a range of original drawings, paintings and other developmental work created by Tan for these two projects.
Other November news ... congratulations to these illustrators
• Bob Graham for How The Sun Got to Coco’s House (Walker
Books) being one of 69 books nominated for the Kate Greenaway Medal,
presented for distinguished illustration in children’s books.
• Gus Gordon for his book Big Pet Day , written by Lisa Shanahan ( Hachette )
winning the five to eight year old category in the 2105 Speech Pathology Awards.
The Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards aim to promote
children’s books as literacy tools, as well as raising awareness of the
role of speech pathologists play in helping children develop language
and literacy skills.
• Alison Lester for
being nominated for the prestigious Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award which
is the world’s largest award for Children’s literature award. 215
nominations from 59 countries have been made for the 2016 award.
Alison is one of five nominees from Australia – the others being
Ursula Dubosarsky, Libby Gleeson, Morris Gleitzman, Melina
Marchetta and Marcus Zusak.
• A?ka (WA), Suzanne Houghton (NSW), Adam Celeban (NSW), Juliette Rajak (SA), Amy Lee (NSW) for being shortlisted in the Five Mile Press Illustrator Prize. The Five Mile Press publisher and acting managing
director Kay Scarlett said the shortlist was chosen from more than 100
entries. ‘We started the prize to foster talented Australian
illustrators who may not normally have approached publishers and it has
been terrific to see more creators enter this year.’
The winning entrant, to be announced on 9 November, will receive a $4000
publishing contract with the publisher. The winner of the inaugural
prize, Lucinda Gifford, will have her book Arthur and the Curiosity
published in early 2016.
• And from the USA ...
The New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Books of 2015
The Skunk by Mac Barnett and Patrick McDonnell, (published by Macmillan).
(Available from Books Illustrated)
Every year since 1952, the Book Review has convened an independent panel
of judges to select the New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s
Books. Judged purely on artistic merit, it’s the only annual award of