Library News

Library News

Book Week

Next Term in 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 info@shellharbourac.nsw.edu.au 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 One Library Dog Illustrating

In Stage One library time we loved looking at the book ‘When Billy was a Dog’ written by Kirsty Murray and illustrated by Karen Blair. In the story Billy is so desperate for his own puppy that he cheekily acts like a puppy for a whole day. It was a very funny book especially when Billy played fetch with a stick. We liked looking at the end papers of the book that had beautifully illustrations of lots of different breeds of dogs. Stage One were inspired to create their own dog illustrations. Mrs Luke and the Stage One teachers were very impressed with the students’ attention to detail in their drawings.

Stage One Parrot Making

In library Stage One have been making parrots. We read the book ‘I Need a Parrot’ by Chris McKimmie. This was a very funny book about a boy trying to persuade his parents to buy him a parrot. Over two weeks Stage One painted and decorated their own parrots. They have created some very colourful and beautiful birds.

Mrs Helen Luke – Junior School Librarian