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Upcoming Books Illustrated Events 

Federation Square Book Market
Saturday  November14
Anna Pignataro 

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

And her Princess and the Fairy A Very Sparkly Christmas (Scholastic).
New limited edition prints from these books will also be on display and for sale.

Check out Anna's signed books & prints on Books Illustrated's website.
Visit Anna Pignataro's website.

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…

Have a book personally signed for that special Christmas gift!
Books Illustrated Touring exhibitions
Are we there yet? : A journey around Australia
Date: Saturday 19 September 2015 - Sunday 13 December 2015
Cost: Free
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 close November 7
Venue: Arts Space Wodonga
Enquiries: Arts Space Wodonga on (02) 6022 9600
Email: artsspace@wodonga.vic.gov.au
Cost: Free

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 ThingIt 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 ...
Patrick McDonnell

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 its kind. 
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