Book Week

Term 3 is always an exciting time in the Library as we look forward with anticipation to Book Week. Over the last 6 weeks, students have been introduced to a selection of nominated books during Library lessons and will have their chance to make their own votes prior to the announcement of award winners.

The theme for Book Week th​is year is "Dreaming with eyes open ...", and as always, this can be interpreted in many ways by different people. However, the intention for this theme is to interpret the word 'Dreaming' as relating to the storytelling of our First Nations people. We are very happy to use this focus to continue our focus on indigenous culture, after recently celebrating National Reconciliation Week and this week, observing NAIDOC Week.

"The theme invites you to step into your own story, dreaming with eyes open, listening to Country as the first storyteller and learning from people who have helped you on your way."

The artwork to guide our imaginings is designed by Darug woman, Jasmine Seymour, illustrator of "Baby Business" and winner of the 2020 Children's Book Award for New Illustrators.

In the Library, we are continuing to curate a good selection of titles which are written and/ or illustrated by First Nations people and within our role, we make recommendations to link indigenous literature to learning in the classroom where it is appropriate.

Looking ahead to Book Week, these are key dates for our learners -

  • ​Wednesday 17 August - Author Visit to School (in person!) - popular author, Samantha Wheeler
  • Friday 19 August - Announcement of Winners - CBCA Book Awards
  • 21 - 27 August - Book Week
  • Wednesday 24 August - Book Week Parade - Guidelines for the Book Parade will be forwarded in the near future.