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Fed Square Book Market Saturday October 4

Meet Illustrator Sue de Gennaro -12.30 to 3pm 

Sue is the illustrator of a new picture book THE HAIRY-NOSED WOMBATS FIND A NEW HOME written by Australian Children's Laureate Jackie French and published by HarperCollins.  It is a charmingly humorous picture book for young children about the endangered hairy nosed wombat and the search for a new home for them for ages: 4-8. Once upon a time, deep underground, there was a colony of wonderfully whiskery wombats who all had hairy noses. This is the (almost) true story of how finding a happy new home for Hairy-nosed Wombats helped one of the world's most endangered species to breed and thrive again.
All author royalties are being donated towards wombat research and care. 

Limited edition prints and signed books by Sue de Gennaro available for sale. 
Showing through October ...
Lazy Lions Lounging in the Lavington Library – with friends! 
Venue: Lavington Library, Albury, NSW

An exhibition of limited edition prints of illustrations from well known Australian children’s picture books – showcasing a range of illustration styles, media and techniques curated by Books Illustrated continues until Nov 12.
Coming up soon ... 

Clunes Booktown for Kids 

By popular demand, the inaugural Clunes Booktown for Kids will be held on Saturday November 1. The festival is aimed at children 5-12 and their families. 

As part of the festival an Anzac Exhibition curated by Books Illustrated will be shown at the Clunes RSL -  the perfect setting; with authentic, local memorabilia and displays, linking to real life during the war.   

Download the program here. 
'Brilliant Ideas' limited edition print by Sue de Gennaro, $225 (published by HarperCollins Publishers).

New Prints by Sue de Gennaro available for sale from Books Illustrated as well as signed copies of her new book, written by Australian Children's Laureate Jackie French, THE HAIRY-NOSED WOMBATS FIND A NEW HOME. 
From Australia to Korea and back
September had us involved in promoting Australian picture books and illustration in Australia as well as in Korea from Sept 7 to 15.

We were invited by Mr Bobby Minn, CEO and one of the founding family, to visit Nami Island approx one and a half hours north of Seoul, to take part in their Chuseok festival. The Hello! From Australia exhibition was featured and advertised all over the Island.
We held workshops with children and Ann James took part in a forum with Korean Illustration students. Mr Han winner of the Golden Apple Ward at BIB 2005 was on the panel.
The island is visited by thousands every year – on our first day there were 15,000 visitors and on our second day 13,000 – a huge number but the tiny island seems to cope very well with visitors spreading out to find places to relax and take in the nature and culture promoted on the island. The island is famous for being where much of well known TV soap ‘Winter Sonata’ was filmed … including the famous scene of the 'first kiss' (the photo below shows a couple’s backs sitting at the iconic table).
Renowned resident artist/illustrator and president of Nami Island, Mr Kang, invited Ann to join him painting a banner to welcome in the autumn season. 
Back in Seoul we revisited the National Children’s and Youth Library to make a presentation of Australian books and prints from the 2012 Hello! From Australia exhibition. This exhibition travelled widely to 4 major venues and over 15 libraries over the last two years.
In Seoul we met with KOSA (Korean Society of Authors). It was fascinating to compare the status of authors and illustrators in Korea and Australia in relation to publishing, copyright and other issues.
It was a treat also to revisit Paju Book City. Here we also revisited the Tan Tan Story House to investigate their interest in developing an Australian Story Corner. Director Mr Lee Sang generously gave us an overview of the continuing developments at Paju and we were able to talk about our Australian connections over an Italian lunch in one of their new restaurants!

More details from this visit are on our Blog but we have so much more that we’d love to share with anyone who is interested – including of course the many wonderful Korean picture books that we just HAD to bring back! (See the Paju Book City book collections below). 
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