Visit Books Illustrated these school holidays 
at the Melbourne Book Market at Queen Vic Market
on

 Thursday July 1,
Tuesday July 6 & Thursday July 8


 Queen Victoria Market is offering free activities for kids 
Mid-winter fun with fake snow and art and craft fun including designing your own earmuffs, beanies, hot choccie mugs and glove puppets.


Times and bookings 

Browse our selection of fabulous picture books and prints.
Our focus on Indigenous books celebrates NAIDOC Week July 4 to 11.


And visit the other Book Market traders' stalls
with their diverse range of books for children and adults
The Melbourne Book Market is also trading as usual on Saturdays and Sundays.
Sea Country is a beautiful new picture book.
 Written by Aunty Patsy Cameron, illustrated by Lisa Kennedy
and published by Magabala Books.  $24.99 (hb )

Both Aunty Patsy and Lisa are descendants of the
Pairebeenne/Trawlwoolway clan in Tasmania. 

Aunty Patsy Cameron grew up on Flinders Island.
In evocative text she generously shares the stories and
traditions from her family’s seasonal island life in Tasmania. 
Lisa Kennedy's illustrations are both beautiful and informative. 
Through both text and illustrations, Sea Country 
lets the reader know when to pick ripe wild cherries, 
when the moon (mutton) birds fly home and how the
nautilus shells smell like the deepest oceans.

Limited edition prints from illustrations in this book will be available soon ...
More holiday activities for kids in Melbourne ...
ACMI 
Discover the craft and creativity behind the family's favourite Disney films with Disney:The Magic of Animation or visit our free centrepiece exhibition
 The Story of the Moving Image.
ACMI has also a rich program of fun and engaging workshops to
keep young hands and minds busy. Kids can create a film or
videogame masterpiece, learn the skills behind a successful
YouTube video or make their own blockbuster movie using only an iPad.

Capacity is limited so book your spot today.
NGV
Artist, Olaf Breuning, presents Plans for the Planet,
an adventure playground for kids to explore, be creative and share
their points of view. Throughout the exhibition, children can view
animated drawings by the artist, help save a forest, make a portrait
and type up plans for the planet for everyone to see.

Details and booking.
 For Illustrators
ASA continues its professional support for illustrator members!
 

Literary Speed Dating is back this July - Wednesday 28 & Friday 30.

 Literary Speed Dating gives illustrators a unique three-minute opportunity to pitch their completed manuscript directly to Australian publishers and agents.

 Priority bookings will open on 1 July 
 News
Lesley Reece steps down as Director of The Literature Centre.
Since establishing The Literature Centre in 1992 as a project of national
significance housed in the old hospital of the former Fremantle Prison,
Lesley has been celebrated as a powerhouse of determination and
endurance. She has worked tirelessly to create a place renowned nationally
and internationally for fostering a love of literature in young minds while
nurturing the careers of Australian children’s authors and illustrators
and ensuring the preservation of their original manuscripts and artwork.

Lesley Reece’s consummate vision was to celebrate, promote and nurture
Australian literature for children and young adults, and her legacy will continue. 

Literature Centre Press release
Jan Nicolls wins the 2021 Nan Chauncy Award
 
The Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) has announced
Jan Nicholls as the winner of the 2021 Nan Chauncy Award
for her contribution to children’s literature.
 
Over the years, Jan has been involved with the Association of
Independent Schools WA Libraries (AISWA Libraries),
the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI)
and the International Board of Books for Young People (IBBY)
and served as a judge for the Western Australian Premier’s Book Awards
and the Tim Winton Award for Young Writers several times.
CBCA chair Wendy Rapee said Nicholls was ‘highly respected and
admired by the West Australian children’s book community and beyond’.
Founder and director of The Literature Centre, Lesley Reece, said Nicholls
was ‘quite simply, a living treasure of the WA children’s and young adult scene’.

Established in 1983 and named after the noted Tasmanian
children’s author, the biennial Nan Chauncy Award will be formally
presented on Friday August 20 at the CBCA Book of the Year
Awards event, to be held at Government House South Australia.

Excerpt from report by Books & Publishing
more detail in the CBCA Press release 
   Awards
CBCA Book of the Year Awards

CBCA – towards Book Week August 21 - 27

Each year, the Ipswich District Teacher-Librarian Network produces a book
that gives teachers, teacher-librarians and public librarians ideas for
how to celebrate CBCA Book Week. If you are looking for ways to promote this
year's theme of 'Old Worlds, New Worlds, Other Worlds' and the shortlisted
titles from the CBCA Book of the Year Awards, this is the resource for you! 
Blackline masters, activities and ideas, including for displays and 
links to the Olympic Games. Purchase  - https://shop.idtl.net.au

Details for these and other useful information about children's books
and activities promoting reading can be found on the CBCA website. 

Book Week Dates: August 21-27 #CBCA2021 #ownwow
 Australian Bookseller's Association  
Kids' Reading Guide Children's Book winners
  • Illustrated Encyclopedia of Endangered Animals by Sami Bayly (Lothian Children's Books)
  • The Year The Maps Changed by Danielle Binks (Lothian Children's Books)
  • Sing Me The Summer by Alison Lester (Affirm Press)
  • The Grandest Bookshop in the World by Amelia Mellor (Affirm Press)
  • We Are Wolves by Katrina Nannestad (ABC Books)
  • The Left-Handed Booksellers of London by Garth Nix (Allen & Unwin)
The Australian Book Design Awards
Best Designed Children’s Illustrated Book
 
. This Small Blue Dot (Zeno Sworder, Thames & Hudson)
designed by Zeno Sworder
Best Designed Children’s Nonfiction Illustrated Book
· Busy Beaks (Sarah Allen, Affirm Press) designed by Kirby Armstrong
Best Designed Children’s Fiction Book
· We Are Wolves (Katrina Nannestad, ABC Books) designed by Hazel Lam

More about the awards, and to see the shortlists for all categories ABDA website.
Environment Award for Children’s Literature 2021 shortlists
 
Showcasing some of the best writers and illustrators working in children's literature, the Environment Award promotes a love of nature in kids. The winners of the will be announced during Nature Book Week which takes place from 6 to 12 September.  
Picture Fiction:
. The Giant and the Sea by Trent Jamieson, illustrated by Rovina Cai
Bandits by Sha’an d’Anthes
. Give Me Some Space! by Philip Bunting
. Brother Moon by Maree McCarthy, illustrated by Samantha Fry
. Larry Leadbeater: Field notes from a Fairy Possum by Jo Watson
The Australian Children's Laureate
Check out Ursula's July writing ideas and lots more here.
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