Hello Bologna Children’s Book Fair 2015

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Posted on by Leonardo Rocker (Quirky Kid Staff)

Image from a Quirky Kid book called The Best of Friends with boy on his bedroom.

New QK Book selected for ‘Hello! from Australia’ exhibition and catalogue at Bologna Children’s Book Fair 2015.

Oz authors and illustrators in the 2015 Hello! from Australia exhibition Illustrations from 32 books have been selected out of 109 submissions from 24 Australian publishers for 2015 Hello! from Australia exhibition. We are extremely proud to have our book, The Best of Friends as one of the selected title! This is the second recognition we received for our publishing work this year. 

The works, which celebrate and promote the vibrancy and variety of Australia’s children’s book illustrators and publishing, will be showcased at the 2015 Bologna Children’s Book Fair. The exhibition is the seventh annual display of Australian children books to be displayed at the fair, and is an initiative of the Australian Publishers Association created in partnership with Books Illustrated, funded by the Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund.

The exhibition aims to:

  • support publishers in the promotion and sale of rights
  • facilitate contact between Australian publishers and international agents and promoters
  • promote Australian culture internationally, and
  • draw attention to the diversity and depth of Australian children’s books.

Previous Bologna exhibitions of Hello! from Australia have received an enthusiastic afterlife at other book festivals and fairs, including presentations at:

  • Paju Bookcity in South Korea;
  • the National Youth and Children’s Library, Seoul;
  • the Korea Foundation Cultural Gallery, Seoul;
  • the inaugural International Illustration Concours on Nami Island, Korea; and
  • the Capital Library Beijing, China, as part of Australian Writers Week.

A highlight of the 2015 fair will be the presence of the Australian Children’s Laureate Jackie French who will give the opening speech at the Australia Party and be part of the second international Children’s Laureate Summit in Bologna. The Catalogue will soon be available here.

Our title, The Best of Friends will be available Mid 2015.

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