This year the whole Junior School participated in the Book Week parade as part of our Book Week celebrations. It was wonderful to see most students as well as teachers and support staff dressed up as their favourite book character. It was certainly a tough decision for the two judges to select a boy from each class.
Note for Audio books
To celebrate Book Week this year we will be hosting two Brisbane based authors.
Our visiting authors this year are:
Years Prep, 1, 2 & 3
Dr Cameron Stelzer - 19 August
Years 4, 5 & 6
Dee White – 18 August
Cameron Stelzer is an Australian author and illustrator with a passion for creating exciting children's books and fostering a love of reading, writing and creativity in young people. He is one of Australia's favourite children's authors with books that engage, inspire and excite children. Cameron's books include the internationally award-winning Pie Rats series, the fun and zany Scallywags series, how-to-draw publications, and the Stroogle picture book series. Cameron's books have won many awards.
Unfortunately Nick Earls is unable to join us but we are very excited to have Dee White present to the boys instead.
Dee White is the award-winning author of more than 20 books for children and young adults. Beyond Belief, inspired by the true story of Muslims at a Paris mosque who saved Jewish children was a CBCA Notable and a finalist from 1400 entries in the Screencraft 2021 Cinematic Book competition.
Dee has presented workshops and talks to primary and secondary students and adults throughout Australia and overseas including the SCBWI Europolitan Conference in Amsterdam and the 2018 Sharjah International Book Fair. She runs online classes and activities for writers of all ages, all over the world and her international students come from USA, UK, Canada, South Africa, Spain, Turkey, Hong Kong, Singapore, Vietnam, New Zealand, Indonesia, India, China and Malaysia.
Dee is passionate about working with students to help them develop their writing skills, and inspiring them to enjoy books and share their own stories.
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Alice in Wonderland used to be banned in parts of China. "bears, lions and other beasts cannot use a human language", said General Ho Chien in 1931. "To attribute to them such a power is an insult to the human race."
Norman Bridwell almost called his big red dog Tiny, but his wife suggested Clifford - the name of her childhood imaginary friend.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar was almost called A Week With Willi Worm.
Dr. Seuss said he expected to spend "a week or so" writing The Cat in the Hat. It ended up taking a year and a half.