Aussie picture books to feature in Bologna nonfiction exhibition
Several Australian titles have been selected for a major exhibition on nonfiction picture books, to be held during this year’s Bologna Children’s Book Fair.
The exhibition, called ‘Beauty and the World: The new nonfiction picture book’, represents the final event of a two-year research project aimed at mapping and analysing the most innovative, creative and original nonfiction picture books from around the world. It is the first major international exhibition on nonfiction picture books, and will include about 500 titles from Europe, the USA, Asia, Australia and South America.
Australian titles to be included in the exhibition are:
- Heads and Tails (John Canty, Berbay Publishing)
- Lots (Marc Martin, Viking)
- A River (Marc Martin, Picture Puffin)
- Spellbound: Making pictures with the ABC (Maree Coote, Melbournestyle Books)
- Animology (Maree Coote, Melbournestyle Books).
Other titles, including M is for Mutiny (John Dickson and Bern Emmerichs, Berbay Publishing), will be used as part of activities connected with the research project, such as workshops with teachers and students.
The Bologna Children’s Book Fair has partnered with the University of Bologna and the Hamelin Cultural Association on the exhibition, which will open in the main hall of Biblioteca Sala Borsa during this year’s fair (running from 30 March to 2 April) and will stay there for the following month.
For more information about the exhibition, see the BCBF website.