Book Links (Queensland) Inc. invites members and guests to the launch of a new book THE FABULOUS FINOLA FOX by Carmel Bird and Kerry Argent
Level 2, State Library of Queensland Saturday 28 April 3.00pm-5.00pm $10 members $15 non members Talk followed by wine and cheese
Explore Kerry Argent’s Travelling Suitcase
View the DVD and some of the original artwork
Meet the Panel—Illustrator Kerry Argent, Editor Lisa Riley and Designer Karen Scott fromPenguin Books will talk about how the book was made, share anecdotes about the various stages of production and talk about how they worked together.
Prize for the fanciest shoes
Books for sale
Bookings with Payment by Wednesday 25 April. Click here for BOOKING SHEET
As part of National Year of Reading, Book Links Qld is holding The Big Read to celebrate stories set in Queensland.
After much consultation we have put together three lists of books in print that met our criteria.
The sections are Older Readers, Younger Readers and Picture Books. The task is to read as many books from the list as you can, then vote for the one that you feel best defines Queensland (in the three categories).
You need to record your vote by the 31st July 2012. The results of the voting will be announced on Saturday 25th August. Event information will be advertised on the Book Links Blog in the future.
You can vote online or print off a copy of the form.ONLINE VOTINGis on the Ipswich City Council library website. Details for printing and post your vote, see below for details.
Michael Bauer – The Running Man – Scholastic
Chris Bongers – Dust – Random House
Nick Earls – 48 Shades of Brown – Penguin
Steven Herrick – By the River – Allen & Unwin
David Malouf – Johnno – Random House
Meme McDonald and Boori Pryor – The Binna Binna Man – Allen & Unwin
James Moloney – Dougy – UQP
John Danalis – Riding the Black Cockatoo – Allen & Unwin
Pamela Rushby – When Hipchicks went to war – Hachette
Rebecca Sparrow – The year Nick McGowan came to stay – UQP
Jennifer Beck – Crash! The Search for the Stinson– Scholastic
Chris Bongers – Henry Hoey Hobson – Random House
Fiona Doyle – On Country: Stories of Nyrlotte – UQP
Pat Flynn – Alex Jackson: Grommet – UQP
Pat Flynn – To the Light – UQP
Sheryl Gwyther – Secrets of Eromanga – Hachette
Kate Hunter – Parfizz Pitch – Mosquito Advertising – UQP
Meme McDonald and Boori Pryor – My Girragundji – Allen & Unwin
Congratulations, to everyone involved in the recent Book Links (Qld) event, ROMANCING THE STARS.
It was a fabulous success,bringing together 31 of Queensland’s children’s authors and illustrators with their supporters … hard-working teacher-librarians, teachers and many from the community who love children’s books.
Author, Josie Montano’s brilliant MC skills (and her hilarious one-liners) carried the night, and our guest speaker, well-known and much-loved author, Nick Earls launched THE NATIONAL YEAR OF READING with aplomb.
Highlight of the night was SPEED-DATING THE AUTHORS AND ILLUSTRATORS, giving everyone a chance to discover more about their favourite creators and their books, and learning more about those not so well known.
With authors and illustrators, Gregory Rogers, Josie Montano, Narelle Oliver
Entertainment came from the talented and unique, SUNDE SISTERS (all the way from Croatia) – Angela and Nadia. Their hilarious and clever play on the song, Never on Sunday and their interaction with the audience proved they should add stand-up comedy to their usual repertoire of writing for children, singing and song-writing.
With authors, Sheryl Gwyther, Prue Mason and Kierin Meehan .
The event’s success ensures it will be an annual celebration of Queensland’s children’s writers and illustrators.
As part of National Year of Reading, Book Links Qld is holding The Big Read to celebrate stories set in Queensland. After much consultation we have put together three lists of books in print that met our criteria. The sections are Older Readers, Younger Readers and Picture Books. Not all picture books are aimed at Early Childhood Readers.
The task is to read as many books from the list as you can, then vote for the one that you feel best defines Queensland. You may vote for only one book in a section but you may vote in more than one section. You may vote as an adult or as a young person.
You need to record your vote by the 31st July 2012. The results of the voting will be announced on Saturday 25th August. Event information will be advertised on this blog in the future.