Book week is almost upon us and we’ve got an exciting list of events lined up to help us celebrate!
Visiting Authors: We a very fortune to have three published authors coming to the school next week to speak to the children. Heather Miller, Belinda Murrell and Mark Greenwood will all be visiting throughout the week and speaking to the children about their work as authors.
Heather Miller has written a delightful book called David, Jack and the Rescue of Grace . It is a picture book that tells the story of David, his pet mouse, Jack, and their quest to rescue Grace, the cow, who is stuck on top of a tree following a flood on their farm.
Belinda Murrell is an internationally published children’s author. Her 21 books include The Sun Sword fantasy trilogy as well as a newly-released Lulu Bell series for younger readers. She is also known for her collection of other timeslip tales including The Sequin Star, The River Charm, The Locket of Dreams, The Forgotten Pearl, The Ruby Talisman and The Ivory Rose.
Mark Greenwood is an Australian author with a passion for history. His books The Legend of Moondyne Joe and The Legend of Lasseter’s Reef have won the West Australian Premier’s Award for children’s books. Ned Kelly, and The Green Sash won the West Australian Young Readers Book Award and Simpson and His Donkey was a CBCA Honour Book and a USBBY Outstanding International Book.
If your children have a copy of a book from any of these others they are encouraged to bring them in and they can get them personally signed.
Come dressed as your favourite character – On Wednesday, 19th of August, the children and the teachers are encouraged to come dressed as their favourite book character. Please bring in your books so they can be shared and discussed with class members.
Book Drive – Throughout the week we will be collecting used and new children’s books that we will then donate to The Asylum Seeker Resource Centre, who run literacy programs for refugees. The collection box will be located in the breeze way.