Friday, April 15, 2016

Michael Camilleri at Federation Square Book Market, Saturday April 16

The girls in the trench, limited edition print $250,biro and gouache, from One Minute's Silencewritten by David Metzenthen, illustrated by Michael Camilleri and published by Allen & Unwin
Federation Square Book Market
 with Michael Camilleri 
Saturday April 16
12noon - 2pm

Meet Michael Camilleri at the Books Illustrated stand. Watch him draw and have a book personally signed.  

Camilleri illustrated the multi award-winning book One Minute's Silence by David Metzenthen, published by Allen & Unwin. 

Since publication in 2015 this book has already won an impressive number of awards:
Winner, CBCA Book of the Year, Crichton Award for New Illustrators, 2015, 2015; Winner, Prime Minister's Literary Award - Children's Fiction, 2015; Runner-up, CBCA Picture Book of the Year, 2015; Short-listed, The Nib Anzac Centenary Prize for Literature, 2015; Short-listed, Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature - Children's Literature Award, 2016; Long-listed, CBCA Book of the Year, Eve Pownell Award for Information Books, 2015.

About the book:
A moving and powerful story about the meaning of Remembrance Day, drawing on the ANZAC and Turkish battle at Gallipoli In one minute of silence you can imagine sprinting up the beach in Gallipoli in 1915 with the fierce fighting Diggers, but can you imagine standing beside the brave battling Turks as they defended their homeland from the cliffs above... In the silence that follows a war long gone, you can see what the soldiers saw, you can feel what the soldiers felt. And if you try, you might be able to imagine the enemy, and see that he is not so different from you... In One Minute`s Silence, you are the story, and the story is yours - to imagine, remember and honour the brothers in arms on both sides of the conflict, heroes who shed their blood and lost their lives. 

Shane Jacobson's moving reading of this book features on Story Box Library. 

Friday, November 27, 2015

Anna Walker and author Jane Godwin at Fed Square Book Market, Saturday November 28

Jane Godwin (left), Anna Walker in her studio (centre)
Federation Square Book Market
Saturday November 28
Meet Illustrator Anna Walker and author Jane Godwin 12noon to 3pm.

Their new picture book, What do you wish for? published by Penguin Books, has been released in time for Christmas this year.
Jane and Anna have collaborated to produce many successful picture books including:
All through the Year, and Today we have no Plans which they will be signing as well.

What do you wish for?
Written by Jane Godwin , illustrated by Anna Walker (published by Viking/Penguin) $24.99
All the children in the street are writing down a special Christmas wish.
But what is Ruby’s wish? What does she want for Christmas time?
Ruby thinks of all the things that make Christmas special…

Have a book personally signed for that special Christmas gift!

Monday, November 23, 2015

Books Illustrated Touring exhibitions: Are We There Yet?

Are we there yet? : A journey around Australia
Date: Saturday 19 September 2015 - Sunday 13 December 2015
Cost: Free
Venue: Hurstville Museum & Gallery
14 MacMahon St, Hurstville

This exhibition, curated by Books Illustrated, is based on this classic award-winning picture book, written and illustrated by Alison Lester. The display contains Alison Lester's original illustrations along with preliminary work for the making of this book, including ideas and sketches, her children's travel journals and family photographs taken on their journey around Australia.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Anna Pignataro at Fed Square Book Market Saturday Nov 14

Anna will join us from 12pm - 3pm 
She will be promoting and signing her four latest picture books:
 Being Agatha, Five Mile Press, $19.95
• Too Busy Sleeping, Little Hare $24.95
• Little Red Riding Hood, Little Hare, $12.95
 Beauty and the Beast, Little Hare, $12.95
• Elephants have Wings, Ford Street, $26.95

And her Princess and the Fairy A Very Sparkly Christmas (Scholastic).

New limited edition prints from these books will also be on display and for sale.

Check out Anna's signed books & prints on Books Illustrated's website.
Visit Anna Pignataro's website.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Lazy Lions Lounging in the Avondale Height Library

Lazy Lions Lounging in the Avondale Heights Library
Date: Monday 5 October 2015 - Friday 30 October 2015
Cost: Free
Venue: Avondale Heights Library & Learning Centre
69 - 79 Military Rd, Avondale Heights

An exhibition of limited edition prints of illustrations from well known Australian children's picture books - showcasing a range of illustration styles, media and techniques. Including a feature of limited edition prints available by Roland Harvey.

Special guest illustrator & author talks and workshops will be offered during the library's birthday celebrations this month.

Friday, October 9, 2015

James Foley at Federation Square Book Market - Saturday 10 October

James Foley at Federation Square Book Market - Saturday 10 October

James will join us from 12pm - 3pm.  
James lives in WA, but is in the eastern states doing a promotional tour for his latest picture book  My Dead Bunny, written by Sigi Hallis Cohen and published by Walker Books Australia. 

A hilarious rhyming tale about a zombie bunny who comes back to visit his owner.
The combination of Sigi Cohen's rollicking text and James Foley's irreverent illustrations make this a sure winner with kids (particularly boys) aged 7 to 107.

We are lucky James can join us to demonstrate his illustration skills on the screen in the Atrium and personally sign his books including In the Lion and My Dead Bunny!

Join our event on Facebook. 

Check out James' signed books on Books Illustrated's website.

Visit James Foley's website.

Watch the trailer for here:

Signed books available for sale on

Thursday, October 8, 2015

October seems to be a Shaun Tan sort of month!

'Skull Fox', Limited edition print, edition of 150 - $195 

October seems to be a Shaun Tan sort of month!

Shaun Tan's latest book, The Singing Bones, published by Allen & Unwin, has just been released. Signed copies are available from Books Illustrated NOW!

In this beautifully presented volume, the essence of seventy-five fairy tales by the Brothers Grimm is wonderfully evoked by Shaun Tan's extraordinary sculptures and his beautifully succinct text.

'These little figures of clay, with their simplified features, their single attributes, are perfect realisations of the strangeness of the characters they represent.'  
Philip Pullman, from his foreword to the book.

If you are in Melbourne you have the chance to see an exhibition of these sculptures at:
No Vacancy Gallery 
Oct 1 to October 18

New prints & Originals 
Shaun has chosen 14 of his sculptural illustrations from The Singing Bones to release as limited edition prints -

'All Fur', Limited edition print, edition 150 - $195

We also have a new collection of Tan original illustrations available for sale... 

'Shelter', Pastel, charcoal and pencil - $2,500 (in specialist frame, museum glass suitable for pastel works)

The Rabbits Opera...
And as part of the Melbourne Festival there will be a showing of an opera based on Shaun Tan & John Marsden’s iconic picture book The Rabbits, published by Lothian Books. They will also be In Conversation at the National Gallery of Victoria on Sunday 11th of October.  
View signed books, limited edition prints and original illustrations for sale by Shaun Tan.