NOTE! the last Federation Square Book Market in February has been
changed from Saturday 25 to Sunday February 26, 11am to 5pm
Meet author illustrator Judith Russell between 12.noon to 2.00 pm
Have a book personally signed.
Children’s book creator Judith Rossell lives in Melbourne, Australia, with a cat the size of a walrus!
She has written 13 books and illustrated more than 80.
Her books have also been published in the UK and the USA, and have been translated into nearly 20 languages.
On Sunday we will be promoting her latest book, Wormwood Mire, the second in her Stella Montgomery Intrigue series.
The first title in this series, Withering by Sea, has
won many accolades and awards including: the 2015 Indi Book Award for
Children and YA; the 2015 ABIA Award for older children; and honour book
in the 2015 Children's Book Council of Australia's Book of the the
In April, Jude will be a guest presenter at the Wheeler Centre in Melbourne, part of a new series of events for kids - Wheeler Kids where 'kids plus books and writing equals fun!'
We'll be promoting both titles in the Stella Montgomery series, Withering by Sea and Wormwood Mire on Sunday.Books will be available for sale at $22.99.
Jude has chosen one image from each of these books to have printed as limited edtion giclee prints.
These delightful prints will be on display and for sale $90 each.
Books Illustrated has been touring this exhibition for several years,
and true to the theme of this classic Australian picture book by Alison
Lester, it has travelled far and wide in Australia.
This exhibition showcases the original illustrations byAlison Lester for Are we there Yet? along
with her preliminary work for the making of this book. It includes her
ideas and sketches, page roughs and dummy books, her children's travel
journals, family photographs taken on their journey around Australia -
and the all important illustrated map of their journey!
Maree Coote of Melbournestyle publishing has
for several years been creating inspirational books that make links
between text, art and design and stretch the imagination beyond these
We are thrilled that Maree has been has been honoured with a SPECIAL COMMENDATION in the 2017 Bologna Ragazzi Children's International Picture Book Awards in Bologna Italy for her book SPELLBOUND.
This year, she is the only Australian publisher to have been honoured in these awards which
are highly prestigious in the world of children's books, illustration, design and publishing.
Her book ALPHABET CITY ZOO: MAKING PICTURES WITH THE A-B-C has
also been honoured with a DISTINCTION in the 2017 NAMI
ISLAND Children's International Picture Book Awards in South
Both these books will feature in the Hello! from Australia promotional exhibtion and catalogue at the Bologna Children's Book Fair in Italy in April this year.
Other February events and awards ... around Australia ...
In Western Australia ...
Perth International Arts Festival
Friday February 24, 11.30 am Writers Central,The University of WA
In celebration of their 30th anniversary, Magabala Books invites you to
join authors Jared Thomas, Bruce Pascoe and Alison Whittaker as they
challenge, redefine and bust open narratives of culture, identity and
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander storytelling in Australia.
Bookings - Perthfestival.com.au
In NSW ...
Picture Book workshop at Pinerolo with award winning author & illustrator Tohby Riddle Date: Saturday February 25, 10am to 4pm Venue: Pinerolo - 116 Shipley Road, Blackheath - www.pinerolo.com.au
The next in this successful series of workshops for those aspiring creators of children's picture books.
Bookings essential - Margaret Hamilton - email@example.com
In Victoria ...
Night of Notables
Date: Tuesday February 28, 6.00pm
Venue: The Library at Docklands
The committee of the Victorian Branch of the Children's Book Council of
Australia are delighted to extend to you an invitation to be their guest
at this year’s 'Night of the Notables' when the 2017 CBCA Book of
Year Notables List will be announced with guest speakers Shaun Tan and
Dr. Susan LaMarca.
This is also an opportunity to visit the very impressive Docklands Library.