Friday, September 14, 2012

Audrey of the Outback in Paju Book City, Korea

Christine Harris and Ann James' delightful character Audrey of the Outback was ready to greet Books Illustrated when they arrived in Paju Book City...

Illustration from 'It's a Miroocool!' 

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Gus Gordon's book launch

Unfortunately we can't make it but we thought you might like to go to the launch of Gus Gordon's fabulous new picture book...

To find out more about Herman and Rosie visit Gus' blog here. 

Monday, September 10, 2012

The launch of 'The Wattle Tree' at the Royal Botanical Gardens Shop

Visit the Royal Botanical Gardens shop Sunday September 16th for the launch of this charming new picture book The Wattle Tree written by John Bell and illustrated by Ben Wood.

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Saturday, September 8, 2012

Books Illustrated at Paju Book City

September Exhibition - Books Illustrated in Korea  

• Paju Book City Booksori Festival

Books Illustrated has been invited to present an exhibition of Australian Children’s Book Illustration at the inaugural Booksori Festival which will run from Sept 16 to 23.  The festival is the largest Book Festival in Asia and is being developed as a mecca for the international publishing Industry.
The heart of the exhibition is a series of promotional prints curated for the Bologna Book Fair this year. It will be augmented with other sections promoting Australian Literature including Shaun Tan’s The Lost Thing DVD and a promotion of the inaugural Australian Children’s Laureate position held jointly by Alison Lester and Boori Monty Prior. As well as events with publishers we will be running illustration workshops with visiting children.

Paju Book City is an amazing concept in itself –‘A place where people, books and culture are in harmony’. It is a specially designed city focussing on books. To celebrate producing books, in 2011 the city started creating bookstores with libraries, exhibition spaces and book cafes in publishing houses under the name of Check Bang Geo Ri (Street of Bookstores). As a result, 42 bookstores have been opened and the city has become a member of the IOB (International Organization of Booktowns). We are excited that representatives from Australia's own booktown, Clunes, will also be at the festival. 

We look forward to being part of this festival and sharing it with you soon!

Ann James at last year's opening ceremony.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Dean Dowen at Central Goldfields Gallery, Maryborough

The next exhibition to follow The Lost Thing at this Central Goldfields Gallery in Maryborough, Victoria is:

Returning Comet by Dean Bowen.

1st September - 14th October 2012 

Dean, is well know for his fine art but his first picture book Song for Lorkie, written by Jennifer Castles and published by Allen & Unwin in 2011 was selected to be shown at the Bologna Book Fair in March this year and will be featured at the Paju Book City festival in South Korea in September. 

Oil on Linen
122 X 244 cm

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Thursday, September 6, 2012

Recent Books Illustrated Exhibitions

Recent Books Illustrated Exhibitions
Bark! Bark! Bark! An Exhibition of Terry Denton’s illustrations at Cube Gallery in Frankston This was a fun exhibition celebrating the National Year of Reading and Children's Book Week offering people many opportunities to meet Terry and hear him speak and attend his workshops.

The Lost Thing: Book to Film
An Exhibition of the art of Shaun Tan at Central Goldfields Gallery in Maryborough in Victoria.
Amongst the many visitors, school children who've come the exhibition are now creating their own lost things inspired by workshops with Ann James and Friends of the Gallery. These will be exhibited at a venue in Maryborough from September 1 to October 14.

                     Lost Things created by Ann James as inspiration for kids' workshops

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

New giclee prints by Anna Walker

Check out our website for new prints now in stock at Books Illustrated,
including a number of beautiful illustrations from Anna Walker's new book Peggy.

Anna Walker

'Peggy and the pigeons' is one of the new prints available from Anna Walker's new picture book Peggy, $90. Published by Scholastic Australia.

2012 CBCA Book of the Year Awards

2012 CBCA Book of the Year Awards 

Congratulations to the authors, illustrators and publishers of award-winning titles for this year in the prestigious CBCA Book of the year Awards.  You can check out the list at and read the judge’s report in the latest edition of Reading Time (Journal of the CBCA).

A Bus Called Heaven by Bob Graham

We are delighted that A Bus called Heaven has been awarded The Picture Book of the Year.
We'd like to congratulate Bob Graham, and guessed there are many others who would like to also.
So we have invited Bob to be our guest at an Open Day at Books Illustrated on Sunday September 30.
Bob will be here to chat and sign books between 2pm & 5pm.
Bob Graham is a multi CBCA Award-winner and creator of many classic Australian picture books including Greetings from Sandy Beach, Crusher is Coming, How to Heal a Broken Wing and so many more …
Please visit Books Illustrated show room on Sunday September 30th and congratulate Bob in person!