STAMP, STAMP, STAMP into WINTER!
This month we feature the books and prints of Lorena Carrington.
Lorena will be our guest at The Melbourne Book Market on Sunday June 27.
Visit us in 'L' Shed at Queen Vic Market.

See and purchase Lorena's books and prints.
Lorena's technique often involves photographic montage resulting
in an intriquing and magical feel to her illustration.
This print, The Mother's Gift, is an illustration from,
 • Vasilisa the Wise and Other Tales of Brave Young Women.
Other titles available from Books Illustrated are
• Snow White Rose Red and other Tales of Kind Young Women,
• French Fairy Tales
and Wiser than Evening :
quotations from Fairy Tales,
Poetry and Literature.

This last title makes for a wonderful gift book for all ages.
The Melbourne Book Market is currently trading on Saturdays & Sundays
at Queen Victoria Market - when COVID retrictions allow.


Books Illustrated's stand promotes picture books and their creators.
It's a chance to meet creators, see their work and have books personally signed.
Check our News page on our website for up to date information on times and dates -
especially in these COVID times!
This month in Behind The Studio Door on our website,
we feature a fascinating insight into Felicity Marshall's working place and practice. 

In last month's News we featured Felicity's books and prints we have available.
See and purchase her books and prints.  
                                                          Events
Reconciliation Week ended May 31.
An inspiring film festival was promoted by Fan Force TV
The films will be repeated June 7 to 11 - so check these out.

Next month, NAIDOC Week runs from July 4 to 11.
It provides a focussed opportunity to promote some wonderful Indigenous publishing,
such as Little Bird's Day.  Think Australia from Books and Publishing reports:
 '... a number of Australian children’s picture books have been sold into international markets over the past few months, including Magabala Books who sold North American rights to Little Bird's Day  written by Sally Morgan, illustrated by Johnny Warrkatja Malibirr ...' More information about this book and illustrator here. 

Books Illustrated has two stunning prints available from this book.
SCBWI Victoria Event
Saturday 5 June, 2021.
Guest speaker is Literary Agent and author, Danielle Binks. 
Member speaker is Author-Illustrator, Anna McGregor.
Check for details
State Library of Victoria - program changes 
Storytime which has been held in the Pauline Gandel Children’s Quarter, has now been moved to an online story time on Mondays while each Wednesday from June 9, pre-schoolers are invited to the Library for Playdate

DOG TAILS Exhibition
to June 23 2021
 


The Mura Gadi Gallery, the Library, Building 8, University of Canberra
 Dog Tales, an exhibition of 35 original artworks by much-loved children’s
book creators Alison Lester, Bob Graham, Ann James, Andrew McLean and others. 
Artwork, sketches, initial ideas and information about the creators feature.

University of Canberra students created the exhibition in association
with the National Centre for Australian Children’s Literature.
Programs for groups are arranged by contacting Belle.Alderman@canberra.edu.au


Disney: The Magic of Animation at ACMI
to October 17

Discover the creativity and innovation of almost 100 years of Disney Animation
Disney: The Magic of Animation.
Shown in Australia for the very first time and exclusive to Melbourne.
Details
 News
Last month the world lost three important and greatly loved picture book creators.

• Arone Raymond Meeks.
An extraordinary and creative Indigenous man, Meeks was a fine artist, children's book author and illustrator, performer and political and social activist. 
The award-winning Enora and the Black Crane and Pheasant and Kingfisher were perhaps his most well-known childrens' picture books. Tribute in Out in Perth 

• Louise Ehlert, whose best-known book was Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, made distinctive collage artwork for readers ranging in age from infancy to 10. Her book Hands is one of our personal all time favourites! Obituary in the NY Times 

• Eric Carle creator of over 70 picture books including The Very Hungry Caterpillar. UK Childrens' Book expert Julia Eccleshire wrote an Obituary for The Guardian Newspaper .

Several years ago, we were lucky enough to visit The Eric Carle Mueum and Eric's studio in Amhurst USA. We have some memories and photos of this special visit on our website in the Inspiration section.
 
Australia's first book shop dedicated to children's books, established by Albert Ullin,
has recently moved to 220 St Georges Road, North Fitzroy Village!
                                       Awards
CBCA Book of the Year Awards
Judges' Talks for the 2021 CBCA Book of the Year Awards
are being held in several venues around Victoria.


CBCA Book Week Merchandise - LAST ORDERS CLOSE  JUNE 11 @ 5PM
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 of the Year shortlist
  • 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 Children's)
The Australian Children's Laureate

The Magpie is the symbol of our Australian Children’s Laureate.
 An exciting download has been created by the wonderful illustrator Andrew Joyner

It contains step by step instructions on howyou can create your very own Laureate Magpie

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