Spring into Action

Indigenous Literacy Day
CELEBRATE
Wednesday September 1
PARTICIPATE
Fabulous on-line program!
REGISTER NOW!!

Register NOW to secure your virtual seat at ild.org.au.
Books Illustrated has a fabulous range
of picture books by Indigenous writers and illustrators


View and purchase them here
Including three brilliant new titles.

We are also offering a half price sale on selected titles
see sale list here.  
Everyone Loves a Classic!

Classic characters in brand new stories
Maxine
by Bob Graham
Horrible Harriet and the Terrible Tantrum
by Leigh Hobbs


 
Both Max and Horrible Harriet celebrate 20 years with a new twist! 

• Bob Graham's funny, reluctant but brave superhero MAX,
now has a little sister MAXINE! Release date September 8.

•  Leigh Hobbs' HORRIBLE HARRIET is bored with being a bad girl in her latest, 
hilarious adventure with THE TERRIBLE TANTRUM. Release date September 28

 Books Illustrated stocks a very large range of books and art by
these two national treasures 
Bob Graham & Leigh Hobbs 


With our fingers and toes crossed, we'll offer you the opportunity to meet
both these creators at The Melbourne Book Market to congratulate them on
their creative staying power and have these new classics personally signed.

Check our website News section for updates. 
CARELESS WATER by Ilse Van Garderen
Ilse van Garderen created Careless Water, her first Artist’s Book, in 2000.

Ilse first created a set of handcoloured lino cut prints in
response to a 'still life' text by Gertrude Stein from her book,Tender Buttons. 

The beautifully designed and constructed books are a limited edition, 
numbered and signed by Ilse Van Garderen.
You can discover more about Ilse's work on our website in her
Behind the Studio Door feature, written from her studio in France.
Books Illustrated Touring Exhibitions

• Shaun Tan: Never be Late for a Parade
Grafton Public Library  to September 30

Print Exhibition showcasing Illustrations from a range of books by 
Visit the virtual tour of Shaun Tan's exhibition here: 
https://youtu.be/w9C4azSL47s

 Leigh Hobbs - Characters from the Drawing Board
Lavington Library in Albury to January 2022
Details
Illustration focus 
Picture Book pitch to publishers
 The ASA (Australian Society of Authors) continues its strong support
for creators, Wednesday September 15 

Join us for this 90 minute session with publishing industry expert Erica Wagner,
to learn what's involved in submitting a picture book manuscript to publishers
and agents, how to pitch your book both as a written submission and at
a pitching event, and will answer all your questions on how to find
the best publication outcome for your work. Details here.
Trading at the Victoria Market and Abbotsford Convent is on hold due to the lockdowns. We'll let you know when things are up and running again.
If you are searching for specific books, want to contact one of the traders, or are interested in joining The Melbourne Book Market, you can contac us
via Facebook or email: officemelbournebookmarket@gmail.com
The Australian Children's Laureate

The Magpie is the symbol for the Australian Children’s Laureate. 
The Laureate foundation have a fabulous creative resource  to share:
 
 HOW TO DRAW A MAGPIE!
Download instructions by illustrator Andrew Joyner
and send in your Masterpiece

Check out Ursula's September writing ideas and lots more here.
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 Books Illustrated is an enthusiastic supporter of the Australian Children's Laureate Program , Copyright Australia's Reading Australia and the Indigenous Literacy Foundation 
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