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Indie Awards 2012 - Winner
19 Mar 2012

All that I Am by Anna Funder has won the Independant Bookseller, Book of the Year Award, and also the Indie Award for Best Debut Fiction.

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Book Cover:  All That I Am
Based on real people and events, All That I Am is a masterful and exhilarating exploration of bravery and betrayal, of the risks and sacrifices some people make for their beliefs, and of heroism hidden in the most unexpected places.
Based on real people and events, All That I Am is a masterful and exhilarating exploration of bravery and betrayal, of the risks and sacrifices some people make for their beliefs, and of heroism hidden in the most unexpected places.
Published: 21/03/2012
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780143567516
The 60th Annual APA Book Design Awards - Shortlisted
21 Feb 2012

The Best Designed Cover of the Year

The Art of Pasta, cover designed by Daniel New, internal design by Daniel New, published by Lantern

The Best Designed Children's Cover of the Year

Alaska, cover designed by Allison Colpoys, internal design by Allison Colpoys, published by Penguin

The Best Designed Children's Fiction Book

Alaska, cover designed by Allison Colpoys, internal design by Allison Colpoys, published by Penguin

The Best Designed Children's Non-Fiction Book

One Small Island, cover designed by Anthony Palmer, internal design by Anthony Palmer, published by Viking

The Best Designed Cookbook

The Art of Pasta, cover designed by Daniel New, internal design by Daniel New, published by Lantern

Cumulus Inc., cover designed by Round, internal design by Round, published by Lantern

The Best Designed General Illustrated Book

Tucked In, cover designed by Arielle Gamble, internal design by Arielle Gamble, published by Lantern

The Best Designed Reference and Scholarly Book

A Short History of Christianity, cover designed by Allison Colpoys, internal design by Cathy Larsen, published by Viking

Women's Stuff, cover designed by Daniel New and Kaz Cooke, internal design by Daniel New, published by Viking

Swainston's Fishes of Australia, cover design by Claire Tice, internal design by Claire Tice, published by Viking

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Book Cover: The Art of Pasta
For the more adventurous cook, Lucio's executive chef Logan Campbell has contributed some contemporary interpretations of classic pasta dishes, including rabbit cannelloni with Jerusalem artichoke sauce and beetroot gnocchi with pancetta and goat's cheese.
For the more adventurous cook, Lucio's executive chef Logan Campbell has contributed some contemporary interpretations of classic pasta dishes, including rabbit cannelloni with Jerusalem artichoke sauce and beetroot gnocchi with pancetta and goat's cheese.
Published: 03/10/2011
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9781921382284
Book Cover:  One Small Island
This beautifully presented book leaves us with an important question: can Macquarie Island and places like it be saved?
This beautifully presented book leaves us with an important question: can Macquarie Island and places like it be saved?
Published: 01/08/2011
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9780670072361
Book Cover:  Tucked In: For Everyone Having a Doona Day
The perfect gift for the bedbound or balm for the world-weary, Tucked In is sure to uplift, soothe and inspire.
The perfect gift for the bedbound or balm for the world-weary, Tucked In is sure to uplift, soothe and inspire.
Published: 28/02/2011
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9781921382383
Book Cover:  Women's Stuff
Providing info at your fingertips, if and when you need it, whichever stage your life is at, Women's Stuff  is an expert guide to health, body image, sex and relationships by one of Australia's most trusted writers on issues concerning women.
Providing info at your fingertips, if and when you need it, whichever stage your life is at, Women's Stuff  is an expert guide to health, body image, sex and relationships by one of Australia's most trusted writers on issues concerning women.
Published: 03/10/2011
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9780670073696
Book Cover:  Swainston's Fishes of Australia: The complete illustrated guide
Roger Swainston's breathtaking artwork provides a fascinating overview of the extraordinary diversity of Australia's marine and freshwater fishes.
Roger Swainston's breathtaking artwork provides a fascinating overview of the extraordinary diversity of Australia's marine and freshwater fishes.
Published: 31/10/2011
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9780670071647
Jamie Oliver In Conversation for The Wheeler Centre
13 Feb 2012

Chef and campaigner Jamie Oliver is out of the kitchen but turning up the heat. In his only talk in Australia this year, Jamie will serve up what he cares about most: promoting food education through his charity; inspiring people across the world to use fresh ingredients and the business of cooking.

Jamie Oliver has transformed the way we feed our children and ourselves.

For more than a decade, his books and TV series have inspired millions of people across the world to cook from scratch, and to learn to take pleasure in eating great food.

With a growing global obesity pandemic, and most governments seemingly unable to tackle the problem, Jamie is using his influence to bring attention to changes that we need to make to our lifestyles and diet.

Through his campaigns and his charity, The Jamie Oliver Foundation, Jamie has created initiatives to teach people how to cook delicious and nutritious food. Jamie’s Ministry of Food Centres have now opened in Australia, with support and funding from The Good Guys and initially, the Queensland State Government.

In this very special one-off event, Jamie Oliver will share how he combines his culinary skills with activism and a deep belief in the power of community to create a recipe for change.

Tuesday 6 March, 2012
The Regent Theatre
191 Collins Street, Melbourne
7:00PM – 8:00PM
Tickets $42.45 or $27.45 concession at wheelercentre.com

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Book Cover:  Jamie's Great Britain
For me, the heart and soul of real British cooking is food that makes you happy and puts a smile on your face. And that's what I want to share with you: the real essence of British food, done properly.
For me, the heart and soul of real British cooking is food that makes you happy and puts a smile on your face. And that's what I want to share with you: the real essence of British food, done properly.
Published: 28/09/2011
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9780718156817
Book Cover:  Jamie's 30 Minute Meals
Jamie's going to show you how to put a whole meal on the table in 30 minutes flat! You might think it can't be done, but I promise you it can.
Jamie's going to show you how to put a whole meal on the table in 30 minutes flat! You might think it can't be done, but I promise you it can.
Published: 12/10/2010
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9780718154776
USBBY annual list of outstanding international books
08 Feb 2012

Selected for the 2012 United States Board of Books for Young People (USBBY) list of Outstanding International Books for children and young adults.

The Garden of Empress Cassia by Gabrielle Wang

The Midnight Zoo by Sonya Hartnett

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Book Cover: The Garden of Empress Cassia
Mimi laid the box in the bench and opened it carefully. Inside were rows and rows of coloured pastels that shimmered in the light. She rolled them under her fingertips and her imagination began to fill with amazing pictures.

When Mimi is given a box of magical pastels, she discovers that she can draw the Garden of Empress Cassia – a drawing so beautiful and real that people are transported inside...

Mimi laid the box in the bench and opened it carefully. Inside were rows and rows of coloured pastels that shimmered in the light. She rolled them under her fingertips and her imagination began to fill...
Published: 02/09/2002
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780143300274
Illustrators Australia (IA) Australian and New Zealand illustration Awards - Winner
08 Feb 2012

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Book Cover: The Dog Stole My Brain: Aussie Chomps
Mary K. and Katherine Pershall pair up for this fabulous and funny Chomp about a day in the life of a dog.
Mary K. and Katherine Pershall pair up for this fabulous and funny Chomp about a day in the life of a dog.
Published: 29/08/2011
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780143306283
The ALS Gold Medal - Longlisted
08 Feb 2012

For a work of outstanding literary merit published in 2011.

All That I Am by Anna Funder

Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature 2012 - Shortlisted
08 Feb 2012

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Book Cover:  Reading by Moonlight: How Books Saved a Life
Shortlisted for the 2011 NSW Premier's Literary Awards, The Douglas Stewart Prize for Non-Fiction.
Shortlisted for the 2011 NSW Premier's Literary Awards, The Douglas Stewart Prize for Non-Fiction.
Published: 28/03/2011
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780143205227
Book Cover: The Life of a Teenage Body-Snatcher
Thomas Timewell is sixteen and a gentleman. When he meets a body-snatcher called Plenitude, his whole life changes.
Thomas Timewell is sixteen and a gentleman. When he meets a body-snatcher called Plenitude, his whole life changes.
Published: 28/06/2010
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780143203919
2011 Australian Romance Readers Awards - Finalist
30 Jan 2012

Favourite Contemporary Romance

Promises by Cathryn Hein

For more information please visit australianromancereaders.wordpress.com

2012 Indie Awards - shortlisted
25 Jan 2012

Debut fiction

All That I Am by Anna Funder

The Indie Awards recognise independent booksellers' favourite Australian authors from the past 12 months.

DK unveils revolutionary interactive reading experience
20 Jan 2012

DK unveils revolutionary interactive reading experience built with Apple’s innovative iBooks

DK today announced the publication of four revolutionary illustrated multimedia books using Apple's innovative iBooks, available now on the iBookstore. Heralding a new standard of illustrated eBooks, the four titles - My First ABC, Dinosaurs & Prehistoric Life, DK Natural History: Insects and DK Natural History: Mammals-Carnivores -combine video, sound, 3-D models, galleries and animations for the first time in a digital book form. These new DK books are based on titles that have sold over one million copies in more than 20 languages. A fifth title, Baking, will be launched in February with more to follow in the coming months.

Created by a team of DK award-winning editors and designers, information on the screen springs to life to bring fresh insight and excitement to a whole range of subjects and interests that encourage learning in the home.
Features include:

  • A 3-D model of a velociraptor skeleton
  • An animation showing the step-by-step formation of a fossil
  • A movie of a tiger hunting and a brown bear catching salmon
  • Microscopic images of insects’ eyes and wings
  • The sound of a Madagascan hissing cockroach

John Duhigg, Deputy CEO of DK, said: “Today represents a giant leap for how illustrated books will work in the digital world. The experience these new iBooks provide is thoroughly immersive and will encourage all those with a natural curiosity to get excited about the world around them in a bold new way. This is a significant moment for illustrated content and, particularly for DK who has always been at the forefront of digital innovation. Imaginative use of technology, design and editorial is at the heart of everything that DK does so we’re thrilled to be a part of this exciting launch”

John Duhigg, Deputy CEO of DK, is available for comment. For more information please contact, Rachel Kempster at DK US on 0011-1-646-674-4051.

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Quentin Blake to illustrate rediscovered Beatrix Potter Tale
  Beatrix Potter’s THE TALE OF KITTY-IN-BOOTS was recently rediscovered by Penguin Random House Children’s, over 100 years after it was originally writtenLondon – 26 January 2016In September 2016, Frederick Warne & Co., Beatrix Potter’s original publisher and an imprint of Penguin Random House Children’s, will publish a brand-new tale by one of the world’s best-loved children’s authors, Beatrix Potter.

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