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Melbourne Federation Square Book Market 
Saturday Oct 7, 11am to 5pm 

We invite you to join us for the last day of the Saturday Fed Square Book Market.
Each month for the last 12 years or so we have been promoting new illustrated Australian books and their illustrators here alongside other specialist booksellers.

This Saturday Ann James will be our guest illustrator from 12noon to 5pm.

Following public concern over this closure other venues are being investigated to continue the market ...
October Sale! 
Overstock of a selected range of beautiful Australian hard back picture books are on sale at below cost price - @ $15, $10 & $5.
An excellent opportunity for schools and libraries and families!
Visit our showroom or see a sample list on our website - Book section.
New Limited Edition Giclee Prints & signed books 
Sue de Gennaro
Now that spring has sprung - it's time to smell the roses!

Celebrate by purchasing one of Sue de Gennaro's new limited edition prints from her picture book illustrations for Clarrie's Pig Day Out, written by Jen Storer and published by HarperCollins. (Signed Book $24.99)
A very funny picture book about farmer Clarrie who gets his worms, no! his words, mixed up. Clarrie is a farmer who loves his chickens and his dog, Bert. Clarrie also gets his worms, no! he means his words, mixed up. ...

                                         Sue de Gennaro
                                   Print title: Smelling the Roses
                                  Size: 595mm (w) x 420 mm(h)
                                            Price: $225
                                      (Signed books available)
                                              Print Title: The Picnic
                                          Size:254mm (w) x 224mm(h)
                                                      Price: $90
                        from Book Millie Loves Ants, written by Jackie French,
                                 published by HarperCollins -$24.99
                                         (Signed books available)
                                             Sue de Gennaro
                                      Print Title: Ducks in a Row
                                    Size: 420mm(w) x 295mm (h)
                                                Price: $175

                      From the book Bring a Duck, written by Lesley Gibbs,
                               published by Scholastic Australia
                                        (signed books available)
         Lisa Kennedy
The picture book Welcome to Country, is an expansive and generous welcome to Country from a most respected Elder, Aunty Joy Murphy and given visual form through beautiful paintings by Indigenous artist Lisa Kennedy.  It's a welcome to the traditional lands of the Wurundjeri People. 
(signed copies are available for sale)
Lisa is a Trawlwoolway story teller and artist and a descendant of Woretemoeteyenner from North East Tasmania. She lives near the coast in South Gippsland. You can read more about her as an artist and her work for this book in the comprehensive teacher's notes compliled for the book by the publishers. http://classroom.walkerbooks.com.au/welcome/

Since being published in 2016 by Black Dog Books, an imprint of Walker Books, it has won several awards including  the Environment Award for Children's Literature awarded by the Wilderness Society, and the Educational Picture or Chapter Book Category at the Educational Publishing Awards. It was also listed as a 'book useful for therapists' in the Australian Family Therapists Award for Children's Literature.

We believe this book marks an important milestone in Indigenous publishing in Australia. We are delighted that Lisa has produced a limited edition print of an image from the book and welcome her to our website.

This painterly print is quite unique and is printed on canvas. It is sold unstretched oand unframed, however stretching or mounting can be arranged.
Print title: This is where we come from
Limited edition giclee print on canvas - 2850mm (w) x 375mm (h)

Price: $360 ( unstretched/unframed)
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Books Illustrated Touring exhibitions

Characters from the Drawing Board
The Leigh Hobbs print exhibition finishes its tour of Tasmanian libraries at the West Coast Community in Queenstown - on until October 22.
Are we there yet?
A Books Illustrated exhibition featuring the work of Alison Lester from this classic Australian book  showing at the State Library of Western Australia until  October 31
Illustration Inspiration
An international opportunity for illustrators... 
The Book Illustration Competition 2018,is now open for entries. 
The Book Illustration Competition is a unique partnership between House of Illustration and The Folio Society that seeks to identify and promote new talent in illustration. The annual international competition is open to illustrators over the age of 18, both student and professional, who have not been previously published by The Folio Society.
Each year entrants are asked to submit three illustrations and a binding design for a book chosen by The Folio Society. The winner receives a highly sought-after commission, worth £5,000, to complete a total of nine illustrations and a binding design for the book, which is then published by The Folio Society. Five runners each receive £500 cash.
This year we are asking entrants to submit three illustrations and a binding design for The Selected Adventures and Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle. The new edition, featuring illustrations by the winner, will be published by The Folio Society as part of its Christmas 2018 campaign.

The Book Illustration Competition was launched in 2011 and has received thousands of entries from over 44 countries. For more information on past competition winners go to the Previous Winners website. Copies of the books illustrated by previous winners are available to purchase from The Folio Society.
The deadline is Wednesday 17 January 2018.
Other October Events & Awards
The 91-Storey Treehouse, written by Andy Griffiths & illustrated by Terry Denton, published by Pan Macmillan maintains the top position in the Australian Book Best seller list!
Climbing to even greater heights for Australian children's publishing!
Congratulations to Andy, Terry, Jill and the publisher!

Treehouse Treasures available to purchase from Books Illustrated:
 Limited edition prints of all the Treehouse book cover illustrations 
Original hand-coloured illustrations from The 26-Storey Treehouse
All Treehouse titles signed by Terry
2017 Educational Publishing Awards Australia, announced by the APA Sept 20

The graphic novel The Invisible War: A Tale on Two Scales (Briony Barr, Gregory Crocetti, Ailsa Wild et al., Scale Free Network) received the overall Award for Excellence in Australian Educational Publishing. The cross-curriculum resource, which draws on science, history and English subjects, introduces readers to the microbiology of the gut and life on the Western Front during World War I.
The judges said The Invisible War ‘raises the bar of excellence in content and method for furthering student understanding’, and ‘stands out from other products in the market through its writing and layout, designed to avoid overloading the reader while they are engaged in the story’.
Educational picture or chapter book award: Welcome to Country (Black Dog Books)
Australian Family Therapists’ Award for Children’s Literature 2017

The winners of the 2017 Australian Family Therapists’ Awards for Children’s Literature were announced on September 25.
Saving Jazz by Kate McCaffrey (Fremantle Press) has won the $1500 Older Readers Award
Out , written by Angela May George, illustrated by Owen Swan, published by Scholastic, has won the $1500 Young Readers/Picture Book Award.
The judges also recommended One Step (Andrew Daddo, Penguin), The Pain, My Mother, Sir Tiffy, Cyber Boy & Me (Michael Gerard Bauer, Omnibus), When Michael Met Mina (Randa Abdel-Fattah, Pan), Agatha and the Dark (Anna Pignataro, Five Mile), My Brother (Dee Huxley, Oliver Huxley and Tiffany Huxley, Working Title Press), Space Alien at Planet Dad (Lucinda Gifford, Scholastic), The Stupendously Spectacular Spelling Bee (Deborah Abela, Random House) and Welcome to Country (Aunty Joy Murphy, illus by Lisa Kennedy, Black Dog), as books that may ‘enhance therapists’ insights into specific problem areas’.
Nominations are open for the 2017 for
Dromkeen Medal and Dromkeen Librarian's Award 
Nominations close on Friday 13 October 2017.

The Dromkeen Medal is awarded for outstanding achievement in the creation of Australian children’s and young adult literature, while the Librarian's Award recognises outstanding achievement in supporting Australian children's and young adult literature.
The Dromkeen Medal and Dromkeen Librarian's Award have a distinguished history of over 30 years, with previous medal recipients including well-known children's book illustrators and authors such as Alison Lester, Shaun Tan, Andy Griffiths, Bronwyn Bancroft, Ruth Park and Graeme Base. Similarly distinguished names grace the list of past winners of the Librarian's Award.
October with the Australian Children's Laureate
Leigh's It’s your story Calendar October theme is Draw a Story
Visit the Laureate website for reading suggestions, events, activities and ideas. 
Leigh Hobbs
 Limited edition giclee print - Mr Badger
Image size: 380mm (w) x 520mm (h)
Book title : Mr Badger
$250 (unframed) - 
Books Illustrated is an enthusiastic supporter of the Australian Children's Laureate and Copyright Agency's initiative, Reading Australia.
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