CBCA Book Week
CBCA BOOK WEEK 2018
Theme: Find Your Treasure
Dates: CBCA Children's Book Week 17 - 24 August 2018
2018 CBCA Children's Book Week merchandise is being designed by Anna Walker ("Mr Huff")
Anna enjoys exploring different media such as collage, woodblock printing, etching and pencil so her beautiful artwork seamlessly incorporates these to invite you to Find your Treasure.
When she first discovered the theme, Anna imagined books hidden in a forest with creatures in leafy boughs.
‘I explored other ideas but the thought of children seeking their own story adventure under the moonlight was too hard to resist,’ she said.
‘I chose an autumnal colour palette so that the leafy branches merged into the evening and the children could be seen nestled among the branches.’
Anna painted the leaves, animals and children with gouache then collaged them together. The final artwork was photographed with a backdrop of an inky sky to capture the shadows cast by the moonlight on individual leaves. Anna’s favourite moment in the scene is the boy sharing a story with three budgies.
‘I hoped to create a scene in which children could immerse themselves and remember how lovely the spark of connection can be when you find a story to treasure,’ said Anna
Please support your Branch and receive your 10% member discount by ordering your merchandise directly through the CBCA NSW Branch office.
Friday 17 August: Noon: Book of the Year Awards Winners & Honour Books Announced.
August 17: Kids Book of the Year event