This week is Book Week!
This year, the Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) celebrates its 70th anniversary. The 2015 Book Week theme is “Books light up our world”. This is a wonderful message, as reading really is a wonderful past time and we can learn so much from what we read.
The CBCA runs Book Week each year, and our school always enjoys celebrating this national event. Books play such an important part in our learning, and to commemorate Book Week, our students are participating in the following activities:
* Dress up parade – students dress up as a book character and participate in the whole school parade.
* Multi-age art activity – students create artwork inspired by the 2015 shortlisted books.
* Borrowing competitions – students need to return their books in their library session to be in the draw for a prize.
* Book Fair – last week, students and parents had the opportunity to buy books from the Book Fair in our school foyer.
* Donate a book – students could buy a book from the Book Fair and donate it to the library.
During this term, we have enjoyed reading the CBCA short-listed picture books in our weekly library sessions. The “Book of the Year” nominations are all excellent books, with different styles and varied themes. Last week, students in all grades voted for their favourite short-listed picture book.
The slideshow below shows the nominated picture story books and some student reviews.
Today, we found out the BHPS picture books of the year:
- Early Childhood (grades prep-2) – Pig the Pug by Aaron Blabey
- Picture Book (grades 3-6) – The Stone Lion by Margaret Wild
The official CBCA winners were:
- Early Childhood (grades prep-2) – Go To Sleep, Jessie by Libby Gleeson
- Picture Book (grades 3-6) – My Two Blankets by Freya Blackwood
Today was Dress Up Day and we all enjoyed seeing the costumes students and teachers wore for the occasion. The parade in our school gym was fantastic!
Afterwards, all students enjoyed participating in a multi-age art activity inspired by the short-listed picture books.
Here are some photos of the 4B students in their fabulous costumes!
Thank you to Ms Browne and Mrs Petersen for organising Book Week and our multi-age art activities!
Who is your favourite book character?
Did any costumes stand out at the whole school parade?
Which 2015 short-listed book was your favourite and why?
How do books “light up your world”?