2012 CBCA Book of the Year Awards
Congratulations to the authors, illustrators and publishers of
award-winning titles for this year in the prestigious CBCA Book of the
year Awards. You can check out the list at www.cbca.org.au and read the judge’s report in the latest edition of Reading Time (Journal of the CBCA).
A Bus Called Heaven by Bob Graham
We are delighted that A Bus called Heaven has been awarded The Picture Book of the Year.
We'd like to congratulate Bob Graham, and guessed there are many others who would like to also.
So we have invited Bob to be our guest at an Open Day at Books Illustrated on Sunday September 30.
Bob will be here to chat and sign books between 2pm & 5pm.
Bob Graham is a multi CBCA Award-winner and creator of many classic Australian picture books including Greetings from Sandy Beach, Crusher is Coming, How to Heal a Broken Wing and so many more …
Recent Books Illustrated Exhibitions
• Bark! Bark! Bark!
Please visit Books Illustrated show room on Sunday September 30th and congratulate Bob in person!
Exhibition of Terry Denton’s illustrations at Cube Gallery in Frankston
was a fun exhibition celebrating the National Year of Reading and
Children's Book Week offering people many opportunities to meet Terry
and hear him speak and attend his workshops.
• The Lost Thing: Book to Film
An Exhibition of the art of Shaun Tan at Central Goldfields Gallery in Maryborough in Victoria.
Amongst the many visitors, school children who've come the exhibition
are now creating their own lost things inspired by workshops with Ann
James and Friends of the Gallery. These will be exhibited at a venue in
Maryborough from September 1 to October 14.
Lost Things created by Ann James as inspiration for kids' workshops
The next exhibition to follow The Lost Thing at this Gallery is:
Returning Comet by Dean Bowen.
September Exhibition - Books Illustrated in Korea
• Paju Book City Booksori Festival
1st September - 14th October 2012
Dean, is well know for his fine art but his first picture book Song for Lorkie,
written by Jennifer Castles and published by Allen & Unwin in 2011
was selected to be shown at the Bologna Book Fair in March this year and
will be featured at the Paju Book City festival in South Korea in
September - see below!
Books Illustrated has been invited to present an exhibition of
Australian Children’s Book Illustration at the inaugural Booksori
Festival which will run from Sept 16 to 23. The festival is the
largest Book Festival in Asia and is being developed as a mecca for the
international publishing Industry.
The heart of the exhibition is a series
of promotional prints curated for the Bologna Book Fair this year. It
will be augmented with other sections promoting Australian Literature
including Shaun Tan’s The Lost Thing DVD and a promotion of the inaurgural Australian Children’s Laureate position held jointly by Alison Lester and Boori Monty Prior. As well
as events with publishers we will be running illustration workshops with
Paju Book City is an amazing concept in itself –‘A place where people, books and
culture are in harmony’. It is a specially designed city focussing on
books. To celebrate producing books, in 2011 the city started creating
bookstores with libraries, exhibition spaces and book cafes in
publishing houses under the name of Check Bang Geo Ri (Street of Bookstores). As a result, 42 bookstores have been opened and the city has become a member of the IOB (International Organization of Booktowns). We are excited that representatives from Australia's own booktown, Clunes, will also be at the festival.
We look forward to being part of this festival and sharing it with you soon.
Check out our website for new prints now in stock at Books Illustrated,
including a number of beautiful illustrations from the books below ...
'Peggy and the pigeons' is one of the new prints available from Anna Walker's new picture book Peggy, $90. Published by Scholastic Australia.
A number of new prints are available from Jane Tanner's new picture book Lily and the Fairy House, including these two, 'Native Hibiscus Fairy' and 'Kangaroo Paw Fairy', $120. Published by Penguin Books.
This month Books Illustrated will be at Federation Square on:
• September 8 - Meet Mini Goss and celebrate her new picture book Too Cold for a TuTu
between 1pm and 4pm. Watch Mini illustrate and get a book personally signed.
See Mini's very large creation - her
knitted 'Mali'– one of the Melbourne Zoo elephants which are starting to
fill our city ... without harm of course!!! Mini's Mali can be seen in
the main Fed Square.