The third term has brought slightly warmer weather but it is still a good time to curl up with a book in a sunny spot. The short listed Book Week books are available as we wait for the announcement of the winners on Saturday 22 August and be involved in the following week of celebrations. Book Week has had a slogan since 1945 and this year is the seventieth year of awards. The Children’s Book Council of Australia Book Week 2015 has the theme of “Books Light up Our Lives” and in the coming weeks there will be displays and competitions for the students to be involved in. So keep your ear to the ground and your eyes open for notices about the week.
The CBCA Book of the Year Awards comprise of six categories…
|Picture Books||Picture books suitable for an audience from birth to 18 years. Some books may be for more mature readers.|
|Early Childhood||These books are suitable for an audience in the pre-reading to early reading stage.|
|Younger Readers||These books are suitable for a younger audience able to read independently.|
|Older Readers||This section contains books for more mature readers able to cope with challenging themes and controversial characters.|
|Eve Pownall Award for Information Books||The category is for information books suitable for an audience from birth to 18 years. Some may be for more mature readers.|
|Crichton Award||This is an award for new Australian illustrators.|
Go to the following web address for Reading Time and click on the title of each book for more information:
For now, keep reading….
Mrs Karen Pentland