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You need a signed copy of….
A Little Election written by Danny Katz, illustrated by Mitch Vane, published by Walker Books.
One day at lunchtime, Rory decides to become the Prime Minister because then he can do anything he wants. Before you know it, the whole class is having an election. But can you become the Prime Minister if you show everyone your undies? Find out in A Little Election! Released into paperback to coincide with 2013 ‘s Australian federal election.

About the author Danny Katz is a newspaper columnist for The Age and the Sydney Morning Herald, and is famous for his larger-than-life characters.
About the illustrator Mitch Vane has illustrated many children's books, including the Little Lunch series, A Little Election and The Patch. She hates to draw straight lines!

Mitch & Danny will be at the Books Illustrated stand on Saturday October 19 (2 to 4pm) as part of the children’s program for the Melbourne Festival.


Wednesday Sept 4 One Word One Day Illustration auction for Indigenous Literacy Foundation.
ABC foyer 6pm - 8.30pm
 – auctioneer from Southerby’s
A fabulous opportunity to snap one of the fabulous pictures by illustrators from around Australia inspired by these words Fizz, Scratchy, Hairy, Snappy and Snuggle!
Bid on line if you can’t attend …
This is a great cause which we are proud to be associated with!

Thursday Sept 12, 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Block, Paper, Scissors - CBCA/ Zart Art seminar series 3
Zart Art 4/41 Lexton Road, Box Hill North (Melway Map 47 F/7)
Listen to three author illustrators as they explain their choice of technique and reveal the details of how they produce stunning picture books. Kylie Dunstan, Gus Gordon and Tina Matthews will show you how they utilise collage, mixed media and wood blocks respectively to achieve the effects they have in mind. The session will be chaired by Angela Maire.
Two of the three speakers will fly in from interstate especially to present at this seminar. So, it provides a special opportunity not only for teachers and librarians who work with picture books and illustrated books but also art students and anyone with an interest in picture books, illustration and art.

• Light refreshments on arrival (5pm to 6pm) – an opportunity to catch up and chat, browse the books of the presenters for sale as well as some of the fabulous displays of artwork - the result of work by children in Zart Art programs.
• chaired panel session (6pm to 7pm) with each speaker presenting for approx. 15 minutes and the opportunity for questions from the audience
• Book signing and an opportunity to speak one on one with the presenters.
Numbers are limited, so bookings are essential.
Friday 13 & Saturday14 Sept
2013 Celebrate Reading National Conference - The Inside Story on Quality Australian Literature for Children on Friday 13 and Saturday 14 September.   Attendees can expect two incredible days of presentations and panel discussions by nine of Australia's most successful and entertaining authors and illustrators.   If you're a teacher, librarian, author, illustrator or simply someone with a keen interest in quality Australian children's literature, then this is the event for you!
Fremantle Literature Centre conference in WA
A wonderful line up of presenters and you may be lucky enough to still get a place!
Melbourne Writer’s Festivall continues until Sept 18... 

Books Illustrated Touring exhibitions:
Are we there yet? has just finished it's showing (July 20 to August 31) at the Gladstone Museum & Gallery. More details of Alison's program can be viewed on the Australian Children's Laureate website.

Check out prints available from Are we there yet?

Shaun Tan: The Art of Story
Discovering The Lost Thing – from Book to Film

Ipswich Art Gallery –August 31 to October 21
This exhibition will coincide with the 2013 Ipswich Story Arts Literature Festival - Sept 13 to 15

Check out prints available from The Lost Thing and the wonderful DVD of the animation. 

Little Golden Books and Vintage Original Illustration Collection
Books Illustrated showroom continues it's display of original vintage Illustrations from overseas. This collection, which is for sale, includes illustrations from books that many people may recall from their childhood – eg. Mother Goose, The Pink Panther and the Fancy Party and Raggedy Ann and the Cookie Snatcher.  A rare opportunity to purchase a complete set of illustrations from one of these classic books and also individual artworks. 

See these gems for yourself !

New prints for sale!

Tanglewood by writer Margaret Wild and illustrator Vivienne Goodman was shortlisted for the CBCA Book of the Year Awards and winner of the 2013 Wilderness Society Environmental Award in the Primary School category (published by Omnibus Books/Scholastic Australia). The story is about relationships - the relationship between a tree and a seagull and nature, as well as exploring the nature of relationships, loneliness and belonging.

One of the judges of this year's award, multi-award-winning children’s author Jackie French, described The Last Dance as beautifully illustrated, this book is another in a long series of books about extinctions, and why they occur. She describedTanglewood as “breathtaking in its beauty and simplicity, this book shows both the web of life, ecology and friendship. The understated analogy between the interdependence of a simple ecology as well as a social network is glorious in both concept and execution. This is an extraordinary book, joyous, transcendent and profound.”

This wonderful new giclee print is now available.

 Saturday 21 September
Meet and watch guest illustrators Ann James &  Felicity Marshall at work from 12noon to 5pm.
We will be promoting the limited edition prints available from books by Ann including Bird & Bear and I'm a Dirty Dinosaur
and by Felicity The Star and
You & Me Murrawee.

 A chance to chat to these artists and have books signed.
The Federation Square Book Market runs each Saturday from 10am to 5pm.

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

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