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Stanmore Public School George Ivanoff Author talk
Author George Ivanoff talks to Stanmore Public School students

During term 1 we have been lucky to have two authors talk to classes:

  • George Ivanoff spoke to years 4 and 5 about the writing process and his works which include the You Choose series which is very popular at Stanmore students and the adventure series about the Royal Flying Doctor Service.
  • Tristan Bancks talked to years 3, 4 and 5 about his books and how he writes. To listen to a podcast of an interview with Tristan here»

Our thanks go to Better Read Than Dead Bookstore in Newtown for offering us the opportunity to have the authors in our library.

The shortlist for the Children’s Book Council of Australia’s Book of The Year Awards was announced recently. The aims of this annual award include the promotion of quality Australian children’s fiction and non-fiction and the supporting of Australian children’s authors and illustrators. The winners will be announced in Brisbane at Noon on 17 August 2018. This marks the start of Australian Children’s Book Week. You can view the shortlisted titles here»

If you are looking for some great Australian children’s fiction and non-fiction to give as gifts the CBCA Notables is a great place to look. The Notables is the long list from which the Shortlist is selected. You’ll find it here»

In preparation for the Book Drive early in term 3 there are quite a few fantastic books accessioned and ready to be covered. If any parents are able to help with book coveringplease call in at the library. Books can either be covered in the library office or taken home to be covered. Your help will be much appreciated.

Mrs Metzner
Librarian


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