Friday, March 13, 2015

Federation Square Book Market with Mark Wilson, Saturday 14 March

Saturday March 14

Mark will join us between 1pm to 3pm to demonstrate his book illustration and sign books. 

Mark is an award winning author/illustrator with over 30 children’s books in print world-wide. His books are published in seven languages in Australia, North America, Canada, Asia and Europe.
Mark has a passion for Australian history & the environment, especially endangered species. These are recurring themes in both his picture books and workshops, which feature his new picture books for 2015, Digger - the Dog Who Went to War (Hachette),We’re All Australians Now (Harper Collins) & The Horse Soldier (Windy Hollow).

Digger – the dog who went to war will be released on March 10 and we invite you to congratulate Mark and celebrate his achievement with us at Fed Square!

Two new limited edition giclee prints from this book will also be on display and available for sale on our website. 

Monday, March 9, 2015

Are we there yet ? ... Yes, in Parkes!

Are we there yet?: a journey around Australia is one of Books Illustrated touring exhibitions and is currently been shown in Parkes NSW.

This exhibition is based on the award winning (The Children's Book Council of Australia's 2005 Picture Book of the Year Awardpicture book Are we there yet?, written and illustrated by Alison Lester. Its the story of a family trip around Australia told by eight year old Gracie and is based on an actual journey undertaken by Alison and her family.

 The exhibition showcases Alison’s original illustrations along with preliminary work for the making of this book including: ideas and sketches; page roughs and dummy books; her children’s travel journals; family photographs taken on their journey around Australia – and the all important map!

Living up to its name, the exhibition has been exhibited in many venues around Australia, and overseas with fabulous feed back about the engagement of visitors with the exhibition. However, we have been particularly thrilled with this response from Shellie Buckle, manager cultural, education and library services ...

We officially opened the exhibition as part of Storytime yesterday.
We had a lovely morning.
A library family last year travelled around Australia for 5 months. Oscar the three and a half year old and his Mum created a map and photo display of their holiday, just like Are We There Yet?
He told us stories about their trip. Such an eloquent little man!