Book Week 2016 - Australia: Story Country

Australia draws it stories from so many places – Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and culture, Asian and other cultures from around the world such as Nonna’s tales of the old country, from family and community life. Story not only tells us who we are, it tells us where we’ve come from and where we might go.

Which Australian poet was born in February 17th 1864?

This is just one of the questions students are answering each morning as we celebrate Children’s Book week in the Senior School Library.

The Library has a wonderful display of new fiction which includes the 6 books short listed by the Children's Book Council of Australia. Cloudwish by Fiona Wood was the winner in the Older Reader category.

Students have taken a great interest in the displays in which the staff have written about their favourite childhood books and characters. The students have also enjoyed voting for their favourite Australian Picture Story book, with Diary of a Wombat currently in the lead.  The Library even has its own campfire for the students sit around and tell their stories.

Mrs Sue Mapleson, Senior School Teacher Librarian



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