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Book Week "Escape to Everywhere"

15/08/2017
This year’s Children's Book Council of Australia theme is "Escape to Everywhere".  We will be undertaking a number of activities during the week to celebrate Book Week, including three authors & an illustrator visiting our school to talk about their books and the art of writing successful literature.  Key activities for the week:
 
Book Fair will be operating within the school library selling a variety of books, posters and stationary. Sales will be conducted Mon-Thurs 8:30-9:30am and 2:30-3.00pm.  Cash sales and online card payment available.
A visit to Russell Island Library on Monday 21st August for Preps to Year 3 to listen to story-telling, facilitated by the Redland City Council’s library staff
Book Week ParadeWednesday 23rd August at 9am Students can dress up as their favourite book character.  Prizes will be awarded to 2 students per class for the best dressed.  Please ensure that they bring along the relevant book that is associated with their costume and provide their school uniform to change into if need be.
 
* Students artwork—Wonderful displays have been prepared in the library based on the book each class has been studying, in preparation for Book Week.
 
* Author Bev Larsson with her trusted guide dog, on Tuesday 22nd August, will read her book "Along came Henry: a guide dog story" to Preps-Year 3 at 9.30am and Years 4-6 at 10am. Bev will be signing her books’ purchased on the day, which will be available for $20.
 
* Author Julieann Wallace will be reading two books on Wednesday 23rd August - "Henry's Hooter" to Preps-Year 3 at 9.45am and then "Darth" to Years 4-6 at 10.20am.  Order forms have been sent home to each family and you can pay with cash or via the author’s website.  If you require a personalised dedication in your book, please return your form by Wednesday 16th August to the school office.  Julieann will also be selling books on the day.
 
* Author Joseph Logan (our author in residence) will speak to year’s 4-6 about the joys of publishing a book.
 
All parents/carers are welcomed to attend to help celebrate our Book Week activities.
 
Premiers Reading challenge finishes on Friday 25th August, and students will be required to hand in their Reading Logs to class teachers by this date.  The class that has read the most number of books will celebrate their achievement with a pizza party and one member from each class that has shown true dedication to reading to their best ability will be awarded with a book of their choice!