Win copies of 'I'm a Hungry Dinosaur' by Janeen Brian and Ann James and Alison Lester's new book My Dog Bigsy.
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Before we had books we had drawings on a wall.

Which books and stories inspire you to draw?

Download your Share a Story Calendar 2015 from the Laureate website! 
There are books without words.

There are books with words that need the art to tell the story too. There are books where the words add a hint more beauty or laughter or mystery to what has been drawn on the page.

This is the month to find books with illustrations as well as words, working in a profound synergry that makes both together a hundred times more powerful than they were apart. It doesn’t matter how old you are: picture books are for everyone… to browse, to buy, to borrow, to laugh with or wonder.

Humans have darwn stories without words since we first made marks in the sand of cave walls and rock overhangs - and some of that rock art tradition is still carried out today, a continuous and profound lineage of some of the most ancient unbroken civilisations in the world. 
1. Follow UK Children's Laureate Chris Riddell's doodle a day 
2. Use the Draw a Story book list below to hunt out each book at your library and investigate how each illustration was created... 
3. Research your favourite illustrators, read interviews about how they work and where they get their ideas from.
4. If you are based in Tasmania join us for a FREE Jackie French event at Windermere Primary School as part of Jackie's Everyone Can Read tour, Thursday 15th October. 
The Pencil  by Allan Ahlberg, illustrated by Bruce Ingman
I'm a Hungry Dinosaur by Janeen Brian, illustrated by Ann James
Ready, Set, Skip! by Jane O'Connor, illustrated by Ann James (in celebration of MONA's skipathon!)
Smile by Raina Telgemeier (10+)
How Long is a Piece of String by Madeleine Meyer
The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds
Hero of Little Street by Gregory Rogers
The Arrival by Shaun Tan (10+)
Kids' Garden Adventure
Wait! No Paint! by Bruce Whatley 
A River  by Marc Martin
Imagine a City by Elise Hurst  
The Deep by Tom Taylor & James Brouwer (10+)
YA suggestions above are kindly provided by the Centre for Youth Literature
October: The Big Draw (all of October in the UK)
1- 30 October: The Hush Treasure Book exhibition, Library at the Dock, Melbourne

Jackie French's Everyone Can Read Tour, Tasmania
14 October: 24 Carrot Carnival with special guest Jackie French at MONA, TAS.
15 OctoberJackie French's talk for parents and community members on 'How to find the magic book', Windermere Primary (free entry), TAS. 

25 October: ACLA Draw a Story Fundraiser, Lindfield, NSW

The Big Draw (UK)
Museum of Old and New Art (Tasmania)
Books Illustrated (Melbourne)
Lu Rees Archives (Canberra)
The Literature Centre (Fremantle)
Pinerolo: The Children's Book Cottage  (Blue Mountains, NSW)
52 Week Challenge: Kids Book Review
The Style File 
House of Illustration (UK) 
This month we have 3 copies I'm a Hungry Dinosaur to giveaway and a copy of Alison Lester's new book My Dog Bigsy thanks to our friends at Penguin Books Australia. 

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