Had a fab time in the last week visiting two schools who host Book Week a few weeks later than the norm.
Sandra, the librarian at Brighton State School, closes the school library for Book Week itself, while she puts up the most AMAZING decorations. The theme this year was “Books Light Up Our World”, and the library was decorated with fanned book lampshades, fairy lights, a campfire and fantastic recreations of a Pig the Pug book cover, a wagon from the tea and sugar train from Tea and Sugar Christmas among others. Loved it! I had a chat to the lovely Year 4s about Penny in Space, then they made and decorated their own rockets for launch outside in the breezeway.
Maree, St Dympna’s librarian, set up her own special reading chair and this wonderful tree stump lectern for me to use. I was lucky enough to speak to the whole school (in three batches!). The students had lots of thoughtful questions and were simply overflowing with brilliant story ideas.
Special thanks to Sandra, Renata, Maree and Mel for allowing me to share Book Week with their students.