Pustaka Bookaroo Festival of Children’s Literature is happening soon! Bookaroo Literature Festival was started in India in 2008 with a mission of "bringing books, children, writers, and everyone who loves books together to celebrate the joy of reading". The festival has grown from strength to strength, winning the International Excellence Awards 2017 at the recent London Book Fair. The Malaysia edition of this excellent festival is happening from 22-23 April at Pustaka Negeri Sarawak in Kuching.
The weekend will be packed with storytelling, crafts, doodling and workshops for children from 4 up to 12 years of age, featuring a lineup of international and local authors, illustrators, storytellers and more. A few Oyez!Books award-winning authors and illustrators will also be participating at the festival! They are :
Don't miss this wonderful weekend of books, stories and fun activities with all the Oyez! authors and international personalities at Pustaka Bookaroo Festival of Children’s Literature in Kuching! Admission is FREE.
"I am happy to join Oyez!Books's new Books & Gifts division. Having attended a number of international book fairs, I've seen how children's books can be transformed into wonderful gifts for children, not just as a premium high-quality books but as merchandise gifts too. Illustrations in books published by Oyez are of high quality and I have faith that with good design and promotion, the Oyez! Books & Gifts will enchant buyers." says Emila Yusof.
"We are delighted to have Emila Yusof on board," says Peter Duke, chairman of Oyez!Books. "Her art is delightful and she has fans here and abroad. Her books are among our top sellers and we have no doubt she will develop wonderful products that everyone will love. We remain committed to our vision to produce great Malaysian books and we see the new Books & Gifts division as a way to expand our offerings both locally and internationally."
Oyez!Books was set up in 2007 and has produced award-winning books that have also been translated into several languages. The company is focused on producing books by local writers and illustrators with an emphasis on local stories and culture.
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Come meet Yusof Gajah, Emila Yusof, Aizil from Creative United and the Oyez!Books team on Illustrators Day, happening at 3.00pm on 11 September 2016, at Silverfish Books, 2nd Floor, Bangsar Village II.
We are kicking the year off with a huge bang launching up to twelve brand new titles and re-introducing an award-winning favourite from Yusof Gajah! On Wednesday, 27th January, from 2.00 - 4.00pm at Silverfish Books, join us for an afternoon of visual and literary delight as our authors talk about the latest books.
Here's what you can expect at the launch :
What a variety of books we have lined up!
We will be sharing more details about each book in the coming days. Mark your calendars and don't miss this exciting chance to meet your favourite authors!
For colouring enthusiasts, there will be a much-awaited colouring workshop by Emila Yusof based on her popular Colourart series! Get tips and tricks on how to produce your own colouring masterpiece.
See the full programme below or click here to download the pdf! Are YOU ready for a great adventure?
The Festival Sastera Kanak-kanak 2015 (Children's Literature Festival), organised by the Perbadanan Kota Buku started today with a bang followed by an award ceremony. Oyez!Books is proud to win the Children's Book Publisher Award and thank all our wonderful authors and illustrators and of course, Kota Buku for their wonderful initiative. We feel encouraged and motivated to publish even more wonderful works by Malaysian authors and illustrators.
And we congratulate Emila Yusof who took home five awards in different categories:
1. Parent's Choice Award for My Father's Farm
2. Best Illustrator Award
3. Best Picture Book Award for Legendary Princesses of Malaysia
4. Best Early Reader Picture Book Award - My Father's Farm
5. Third Prize: Early Reader Picture Book Award - My Mother's Kitchen
Nor Azhar Ishak, author and illustrator of the book, Under the Sea, done entirely in batik medium was also awarded best book in the 6-12 years old category.
In the picture book category, two books published by Oyez!Books won the second and third prize respectively:
- The Castle Library by Hayati Hanif and Evi Shelvia
- The Last Dream of the Old Oak Tree illustrated by Chooi Ling Keiong
And a big congratulations and well-deserved recognition for Yusof Gajah who received the Children's Literature Accolade from KotaBuku, which the highest award for the festival.
Finally, Congratulations to all the other winners. Oyez!Books will try to talk to the publishers to sell those books in www.oyezbookstore.com so that our readers can appreciate the range of quality Malaysian titles available. According to KotaBuku, 646 entries were submitted from 27 publishers. Thank You KotaBuku!
Well-known Malaysian illustrator, Emila Yusof who wrote and illustrated the very popular trio of Dina Books...
and bestseller Legendary Princesses of Malaysia...
has produced the only locally designed four Colourart books for adults to be found in Malaysia.
Two of the books are also now available in Germany!
Emila will be featured in The New Straits Times on her books and their success. Stand by for the article!
At present the books may be purchased from:
2. Silverfish Books, Level 2, Bangsar Village 2, Bangsar, KL. (Tel: 03-22011758)
3. Stickerrific, 83-1.2 Level 1, The Square, Jaya One, PJ. (Tel: 03-7495 5963)
4. Eversachi in Ipoh (Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; Tel: 017-5790575)
5. IKA Picture Story House, Kuching, (Tel: 60198178878 Email: email@example.com)
Other book shops and art shops are planning to introduce them.
If you wish to sell Emila's Colourart books, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
NEWS & EVENTS
22 Apr - 14 May - Harmony with Nature Photo Contest 2017
22-23 Apr - Pustaka Bookaroo Festival of Children's Literature
17 Apr - Introduction to the Asian Festival of Children's Content
03 - 06 Apr - Bologna Children's Book Fair 2017
18 - 26 Mar - Oyez! Children's Book Week
16 Sep - Celebrate Malaysia Day with Oyez!Books
7 June - Interview with BFM Radio