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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 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 … 
Please visit Books Illustrated show room on Sunday September 30th and congratulate Bob in person!

Recent Books Illustrated Exhibitions
Bark! Bark! Bark! An Exhibition of Terry Denton’s illustrations at Cube Gallery in Frankston This 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.
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! 

September Exhibition - Books Illustrated in Korea  

• Paju Book City Booksori Festival

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 visiting children.

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.

New Prints
Check out our website for new prints now in stock at Books Illustrated,
including a number of beautiful illustrations from the books below ...

Anna Walker

'Peggy and the pigeons' is one of the new prints available from Anna Walker's new picture book Peggy, $90. Published by Scholastic Australia. 

Jane Tanner 

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. 

Visit the Books Illustrated Blog to see photographs of Jane Tanner demonstrating at our August Federation Square event!

The Federation Square Book Market runs each Saturday from 10am to 5pm. 
Books Illustrated attends on one Saturday a month - usually the second Saturday of the month -
when we feature a new book or an illustrator demonstrating on the Atrium screen. 

Limited edition printsoriginal illustrations and books (many signed) can be viewed and purchased by making an appointment to visit our showroom.


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