Well my favourite Pig the Pug didn’t win the CBCA Awards. The Picture Book prize went to My Two Blankets by Irena Kobald & Freya Blackwood. It is also a beautiful book and a well deserved winner.
We celebrated Book Week with visiting author/illustrators Leigh Hobbs for Prep – Year 3 and Heath McKenzie for Years 4 – 6. All classes enjoyed their sessions and had the opportunity to have a go at drawing. We finished the week with Dressing Up and a parade at Assembly.
The Lamont Book Fair was very successful and we received 60 new books in commission which was a fantastic boost to our resources.
Last week the Library combined with some of the CARE groups to hold a joint book and toy swap to raise money for the Indigenous Literacy Foundation. $180 was raised which will be used by the Foundation to buy literacy resources for remote communities. This was a wonderful effort by all involved.
And the final library event for the term was the Family Reading Afternoon which saw about 18 families come into the library and read together. Many research studies demonstrate the benefit of families reading together – it’s good for children’s brain activation, language development, confidence and imagination.
Enjoy the upcoming holidays and make sure everyone gets a bit of reading time.