News from the Junior School Library
In Term 4, Week 3 we are looking forward to celebrating Book Week in the Junior Library. We will be celebrating Book Week with a two day visit from local author Sue Whiting and a virtual incursion with Taronga Zoo.
A full list of nominated books are available on The Children’s Book Council of Australia website: https://cbca.org.au/shortlist-2020
This year we are celebrating the theme ‘Curious Creatures, Wild Minds’ and students from Prep to Stage 3 are invited to take part in our Book Week Competition celebrating this theme.
Students are encouraged to enter our book week photo competition by creating a photograph that embraces the theme ‘Curious Creatures, Wild Minds.’
Book prizes and certificates will be awarded for outstanding efforts in each Stage. Students should send their entries in to the Junior Library by Friday 30 October.
Entries can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject Junior Book Week Competition. Please include your class, name and title of your photo in the body of the email and attach photographs as a JPEG file (minimum 300 DPI)
Stage Two Curious Creatures
This term in library lessons Stage 2 are exploring the CBCA nominated information books. To start our unit this week we looked at all the books that have been nominated this year and the winners. We found out that a book students had read in class last term won the information category. The book was Bruce Pascoe’s Young Dark Emu. Students then spent the rest of the lesson designing and making their own curious creatures and naming them. There were some very creative and interesting creatures to see.
Sue Whiting Author Visit
Sue Whiting as a storyteller and schools performer, has informed, inspired and entertained thousands of kids across the country. She is a former primary school teacher, a freelance editor and writing coach, and, of course, an author who has written numerous books for children and young adults, including the bestselling Missing and the CBCA 2019 Notable Book, Beware the Deep Dark Forest. We are very blessed at Shellharbour Anglican College to have her visiting in Week 3 as part of our book week celebrations.
Students are able to order signed copies of Sue’s books on the following link for delivery before or after book week. The Children’s Bookshop in Sydney will deliver the books to our school (free delivery) for your child. https://www.thechildrensbookshopspeakersagency.com.au/person/whiting-sue-speaker/
If you decide to purchase books, Mrs Luke’s recommendation for Stage 3 only are ‘Missing’ and ‘The Book of Chance’. These are both great reads and have been very popular with our Stage 3 students. Her picture books ‘Good Questions: A Tale Told Backwards’ and ‘Beware the Deep Dark Forest’ will engage and entertain younger readers.