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TAKE 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 Awards.

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.
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Books Illustrated touring exhibition
Exhibition title: Are we there Yet?
Dates: February 3 to March 18, 2017
Venue: Goulburn Regional Art Gallery, NSW

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 by Alison 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!

Further information on this touring exhibition 
New Limited Edition Giclee Prints by Judith Rossell

Title:  'Pier' & 'Tree'
Size: 170mm (w) x 190mm (h) 
Price: $90 each
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Illustration Inspiration

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 areas.

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 Korea. 

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 - hamiltonbooks@iprimus.com.au
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. 

RSPVs are essential - cbcavic.org.au
February with the Australian Children's Laureate

Leigh Hobbs' It’s your story Calendar theme for February is Hunt a Story.
Visit the Laureate website for activities, reading suggestions and fun book related ideas. 
Limited edition print
Title: Mr Chicken atop Arc de Triomphe
Book title: Mr Chicken goes to Paris
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Size: 440mm (w) x 320mm (h)

Price: $250
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Books Illustrated is an enthusiastic supporter of the Australian Children's Laureate
and  Reading Australia - an initiative of 
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