In books I have travelled not only to other worlds, but into my own. I learned who I was and who I wanted to be, what I might aspire to, and what I might dare to dream about my world and myself. Anna Quindlen
What worlds have you visited in your reading?
Every year the Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) awards prizes to the creators of quality literature in Australia. The CBCA announce the winners of these prestigious prizes during Children’s Book Week, 21st -27th August 2021. The short list for these awards can be found by following the hyperlink.
The theme this year is ‘Old Worlds, New Worlds, Other Worlds’. From Middle Earth to the Hundred Acre Wood, writers have created a myriad of worlds. Through books we can try to survive in war-torn Europe like Felix in Once, or we can find out what it is like to inhabit a world post climate change, where sea levels have risen in the city of Grimsdon, or we can venture into other worlds like that of Bronte Mettlestone or Zar. We learn vicariously through experiencing the worlds of days gone by or those of an imagined future. We encounter the different lives of people who inhabit our globe in the world of today.
To celebrate the wonderful world of children’s literature, this year we invite students to dress as a character from a book that transports them into an ‘old world’, a ‘new world’ or an ‘other world’. We plan to hold a Book Parade during Week 7 of Term 3. The actual date is yet to be decided.
To coincide with Book Week, a Scholastic Book Fair will be held in the Library. Students will have the opportunity to purchase books and other items. Not only is a Book Fair a great way to support and encourage your child’s reading, it has the bonus of helping the Library to acquire much-needed resources. So please come and visit us during Book Week and find another world between the covers of a book.
Premier’s Reading Challenge
Friday 20th August 2021 is the last day to enter books online for the Premier’s Reading Challenge.
If your child is participating and you require a user name and password, please contact me via email or telephone, or visit me in the Library.
If you are having problems entering your books, please let me know before this date so I can assist you. Please note, I am entering Year 1 and Kindergarten students.