I love books, I have a huge bookshelf across one wall of my study and it is filled with books. I have more books at school, including one shelf of picture books to share with students. I am always looking for a new book to read and share. The photo at the head of my article this week is Shaun Tan's new book Cicada. I have read it to one of our Year 6 classes and it sparked interesting conversations and thought. A great picture book can be used for all sorts of discussions with students. If I am looking for a birthday present for a child, I head to Readings and sit, read and find the perfect book.
Thanks to Mare for a fabulous Book Week celebration - we enjoyed the display around the Children's Book Council award winners and I know that students have eagerly been borrowing the books this week.
Our Readings Book Fair was held last week and we would like to thank all of those who bought books for our school library, we look forward to reading the 30 new books.
Our Book Character Parade was filled with smiles and creativity. Thank you for taking the time to send your child along in celebration of books. There are some wonderful photographs on the Book Week page of this newsletter.