Friday, November 16, 2012

New Prints from 'Herman and Rosie'

We have three new prints from Gus Gordon’s fabulous new picture book Herman & Rosie (Penguin Books Australia). Set in New York, this gorgeous picture book by Gus Gordon is a story about friendship, life in the big city, and following your dreams.
This is a tale about a big city. It's a tale of hotdogs and music and the summertime subway breeze. It's a tale of singing on rooftops and toffees that stick to your teeth. But most of all, it's the tale of Herman and Rosie.
'And it stayed in her head (like good tunes do)' $195
'Quirky, soulful and alive . . . a book to treasure, like a favourite song.' Markus Zusak.
For Jazz buffs read the review on Jazz Planet blog!


Monday, November 12, 2012

Exhibitions opening this November

Are we there yet?: A Creative Journey
The last venue for this tour for the National Year of Reading.Don’t miss the chance to see this great exhibition of Alison Lester's art celebrating the diversity of Australian life - in the heart of Melbourne!
The Gallery @ City Library, Melbourne, Nov 12 to Nov 30253 Flinders Lane Melbourne (close to the CAE)03 9658 9844 

Books Illustrated has been assisting Jeannie Baker tour her Mirror exhibition around Australia for three years. The last venue is Blacktown Arts Centre, NSW where it will be shown from 
November 12 to February 2, 2013. The Opening will be held on November 24. 

Special gifts for that time of year!

Come and say hi! We will be having an Open Day/Open House at the Books Illustrated Showroom on...
Sunday November 25, 10.30am to 4.30pm. 

Visit to see our range of signed books and prints  … and SPECIALS! Ann James will be there to personalise and sign her books.

Want to order prints or books to have posted and received by Christmas?  Please check with us if you want to order in December, as Australia Post have provided guides for lodgement cut- off dates.

Friday, November 9, 2012

Congratulations to Glenda Millard & Greg Rogers

Every two years, IBBY (The International Board on Books for Young People) publish an Honour List of outstanding, recently published books honouring writers, illustrators and translators from IBBY member countries. 

These books are considered the best in children's literature from each country and suitable for publication throughout the world, providing insight into the diverse cultural, political and social settings in which children live and grow. (If you are interested in the work of IBBY Australia visit their website). 

This year two Australian books were included on this honour list - Glenda Millard’s novel A small free kiss in the Dark and Gregory Rogers picture book The Hero of little Street. It’s fabulous that we have Australian books recognised internationally! Our congratulations and a reminder that three limited edition prints are available from Greg’s wonderful series of wordless picture books.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

New prints from Alison Lester's classic 'Magic Beach'

We are excited to announce three new prints from Alison Lester’s picture book Magic Beach (Allen & Unwin).This well loved classic celebrated it’s 20 year anniversary in 2010 with a special edition with a limited edition wall frieze. This hardback edition, signed by Alison, is available at the special price of $19.99.

`...we swim in the sparkling sea` $250

'...we bask in the glow of the fire' $250

Monday, November 5, 2012

Spring at Books Illustrated

Here is Books Illustrated's country office - and Ann James's studio. I'm working on my, so far, nameless new picture book.

Spring has certainly sprung up here, bees are buzzing, birds are nesting and making a pretty racket and it's quite a fresh and lively catalyst for us!

Ann x