Ten local creators of children's books personally read their stories at the State Library of Western Australia on Saturday, 16 January 2016 from 10.30am to 4.00pm. Also, experience an Illustrators Duel at 12.30pm to rival anything in Star Wars. Illustrators battle it out as they draw their responses to a series of wacky prompts; heaps of fun for audience and participants alike.
Just imagine the stories jumping from the pages of your children's favourite book, as read by their creators. Embrace the excitement as the kids meet their favourite author or illustrator. Suitable for ages two to twelve and those who remember the joy of bedtime stories.
Come and listen to your favourite children's book authors and illustrators read, perform and create drawings before your eyes. Do not forget to bring the kid's; it is not all about you.
This event gives people a chance to put faces to the names they have seen on the covers of their books, to learn how they make books, and get a favourite book signed by the creator.
You will be surprised and amazed to see how many children's authors and illustrators are living and working in Perthand Western Australia.
Kylie Howarth Illustrator and Author 10:30 11:00am Scooba-Dooba-Diddly-Dooo! Join Kylie for a fish-tastic, beep-bopping, draw-along, read-aloud session and twist your tongue around some scooba-dooba scat singing fun. Ages: 26
Richenda Goldfinch Illustrator and Author 11:00 11:30am True Animal Stories from WA Find and colour the hidden characters On Goldy's Farm. Ages: 38
Illustrator and Author 11:30am 12:00pm Finding All the Lost Things Precious lost things and unexpected surprises abound in this story. Ages: 69
Fran้ Lessac Illustrator and Author 12:00 12:30pm A is for Australia: A Factastic Tour
Take away your own Aussie illustration created during this session. Ages: 612
Illustrator Duel 12:30 1:00pm
See mystery Illustrators going head-to -head in an epic crazy drawing battle. Ages: All welcome.
Author 1:00 1:30pm Seeking Super Story Sleuths
Become a story detective and solve terrible writing crimes. Ages: 710
Author 1:302:00pm At My Door At your door?
Explore Deb's latest book, and the secret stories behind all our doors. Ages: 711
Author 2:002:30pm Imaginations Running Wild
How many crazy escapades can we create when we let our imaginations go wild? Ages: 712
Author 2:303:00pm Good, Better, Best
What do you do when you are suddenly not the best at the thing you love most in the world? Find out what Chelsea does in The Flyaway Girls. Ages: 812
Author 3:003:30pm Be Prepared to be Scared
Stowaways, sailing ships and scary adventures await aboard the sailing ship Uranie. Ages: 8-12
Illustrator and Author 3:30 4:00pm My Dead Bunny: A Zombie Rabbit Tale Ages: 9 (or younger if you're okay with cartoon zombies).
James has illustrated a picture book about a zombie pet rabbit, written by new author Sigi Cohen. Hear the hilarious story, and then learn how to draw your own zombified animal.
Drop in and out over the course of the day, or just come to see one or two of your favourite authors/illustrators.
The only different session will be the Illustrator Duel at 12:30pm. Two artists at a time will have to create spontaneous illustrations based on audience suggestions, always fun to watch. Think up your craziest idea, drive them to the limit and test their ability.
The book, the signing
The signing table, always popular (not just for the kids).
Books will be for sale in the State Library Shop and all sessions followed by book signings at the signing table.
Check out the activity table where children not attending sessions can participate in a range of book-themed craft activities under parental supervision.
All sessions are free and no bookings are required, but note that an adult must accompany children at all times.
Checkout their Facebook page and website for the latest information and make sure you do not miss out on a great fun family day.
Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, Australia West
Images are courtesy of Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, Australia West, (SCBWI Australia West). Artwork by John F. 'Collection Of Pencils In Hands', Image courtesy of jannoon028 at FreeDigitalPhotos.net