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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Bologna Children's Book Fair Mar30 to Apr2

Books Illustrated (Ann James and Ann Haddon) will lead our Australian team for Bologna Children's Book Fair 2015 from Monday March 30 to Thursday April 2 in Italy, 2015. If you see these two people = Book Illustrated, certainly you've come to the Australia Stand, Hall 25 B112The Stand will display books and limited edition prints from over 100 new Australian illustrated books. Please say, "Hello!" and enjoy books and chat with Australian illustrators and authors!
Click the image below, our team's catalogue "Hello! from Australia" will come up. Can you find your favorite picture books? 
Yes, the stand is the exhibition of selected Australian quality children picture books. 
Friends, you also have a chance to see Australian illustrators and authors in person! NOTE: They are fragile. Handle with care. Keep upright, please !? 

Tada~! Also, here's the information of shortlisted publishers from Oceania.  
Ah, I wish all the publishers would get prizes...!  
Bologna Prize for the Best Children's Publishers of the year
Oceania, nominated publishers:
Allen & Unwin - Crows Nest, Australia
The Text Publishing Co. - MelbourneAustralia
Wilkins Farago - Victoria, Australia
Full list is here.

Another sounds interesting event is,
International Children's Laureate Summit hosted by Bologna Book Fair 2015.
Jackie French attends it. Jackie is the Australian Children’s Laureate for 2014– 2015. She is also celebrated as the best-selling author of over 170 books and Senior Australian of the Year 2015.

Sunday 29 March – Private Laureate conference
Monday 30 March – Growing the Laureate movement – by invitation
Monday 30 March (3.30–5pm) – Meet Jackie French on the Australia Stand, Hall 25 B112
Tuesday 31 March (Time TBC) – Official Summit – for general admission
Wednesday 1 April – Australian Stand Party, Hall 25 B112 talk by Jackie on Australian Children’s Literature. 

Btw, I'm waiting for their come back with souvenirs, but I keep in touch with the team and will join them in the near future. Hey, the Australian team, never forget coming back ʚ(ˆ◡ˆ)ɞ
I always feel that Books Illustrated is really the motor engine of Australian picture book industry. In addition, anyone in Australian picture book industry gives me positive feedback on the image of Books Illustrated such as, "Gorgeous!" "Ah, adorable,"Ahhhh Sadami, what a lovely way to start my day!" "Very good pic!" etc, etc. Yes, Boooks Illustrated is very much loved in our industry. I'm fortunate to have such a wonderful mentor in my career. 
Friends, enjoy Bologna Book Fair! Also, Happy Painting! 



  1. Congratulations...Sadami! I know you will have a wonderful time at this event that will showcase all your wonderful work!

    1. Oh, thank you! No, I'm waiting for their come back here in Australia, but I will join them in the near future. Cheers, Sadami

  2. Looks like a great event, Sadami! I hope you can join them soon!

    1. Yes, Judy, certainly. I really look forward to joining it!! Cheers, Sadami

  3. Dear Sadami:) How is wish I could make a visit! It's a little to far away:) There are to many books to choose from, but they are all so beautiful. A lot of kids will be made happy to get one of these book. Love it, love it!! Have a nice sunday. xx

    1. Sweet Renate, thank you so much! We really appreciate your cheers. My mentor will be so happy to know your say. Yes, what you wrote is our mission to make children happy all over the world!! When I visit Itality one day, I'll contact you! You, too, have a wonderful weekend and take care xxx Sadami