Every week in the Library we recognise and encourage the joy of reading. In Term 3 the excitement escalates with the celebration of Book Week and the awarding of 2015 Children’s Book Council of Australia Book of the Year. All classes will explore the nominated books in the coming weeks. The theme for Book Week this year is Books Light up Our World. Drop by the Library to view the amazing Book Week display created by Bethanie Clarke.
One of my favourite nominated books is Pig the Pug by Aaron Blabey. It’s a story about learning to share with gorgeous illustrations and lots of humour.
During Book Week we will have guest author/illustrators Leigh Hobbs and Heath McKenzie presenting sessions to all classes. Both have created wonderful picture books and some of their artwork is included below. We finish the week with the fun of the Dress Up and Parade where all students and staff dress as favourite book characters. Start planning your costume now!
Recognising the importance of literacy opportunities for all children, we will participate in the Indigenous Literacy Foundation Book Swap on September 2 which raises money for literacy resources in remote indigenous communities. Later that day we invite families to once again experience the pleasure of reading together for a Family Reading Afternoon.
So join in and celebrate the wonders of reading.