Library Update – Week 5

Australia’s CBCA Book of the Year Announcement

In Australia this week, schools are celebrating Book Week and with that the CBCA Book of the Year winners have been announced:

Early Childhood Picture Book of the Year

  • My Friend Fred by Francis Watts and A. Yi

Honours

  • Goodbye House, Hello House written by Margaret Wild and illustrated Ann James
  • When Billy was a Dog written by Kirsty Murray and illustrated by Karen Blair

Picture Book of the Year

  • I NEED a Parrot by Chris McKimmie

Honours

  • Nop written and illustrated by Caroline Magerl
  • Three written and illustrated by Stephen Michael King

As we celebrated Book Week in Term 3, the students had previously voted for their choice for AISHK Book of the Year.

AISHK winners:

Early Childhood Picture Book of the Year

  • When Billy was a Dog written by Kirsty Murray and illustrated by Karen Blair

Picture Book of the Year

  • Three by Stephen Michael King

CBCA COLLIDE! Book Trailer Competition

We are thrilled to announce some exciting news! Ruby March (4L) has won the CBCA COLLIDE! Book Trailer Competition in the Year 3-6 category! Congratulations Ruby!

This inaugural competition received 175 entries and entailed creating a book trailer based on a CBCA shortlisted book or a Premier’s Reading Challenge book. Ruby selected the 2020 CBCA shortlisted book The Secrets of Magnolia Moon written by Edwina Wyatt and illustrated by Katherine Quinn

The Judges’ comments were: “Magnolia Moon by Ruby perfectly captured the gentle tone of the book, Magnolia’s kind nature, and enticed us with its hint of secrets within the story.”

The showcase of the winning and shortlisted entries can be viewed at https://www.cbcansw.org.au/collide-book-trailers

Library Borrowing and Overdue Books

It has been wonderful to see our Reception-Year 6 students borrowing weekly and enjoying the library space. A friendly reminder, if your child has an overdue book please return it to the Library as soon as possible. We have a number of books outstanding from Term 2. If you are unable to locate the book, please email our friendly library team so we can follow up.

Nicole Atkins | Primary Teacher Librarian