(Love this photo of the kids when they were “little” reading a favourite Usborne book)
From today until next Friday is National Children’s Book Week in Australia.
To celebrate, I’ll be reviewing some favourite books from our shelf – which may include Coral Tulloch‘s new collaboration with Alison Lester, “One Small Island”. We bought a copy of it today while we were at the Literacy Centre’s Term 3 Open Day . It was only a short visit, but the girls got to meet and talk to Coral, as well as get her to sign a copy of her new book.
The Literacy Centre has an extensive calendar of events which includes exhibitions of Australian authors and illustrators. (At the moment they have a Shaun Tan exhibition which includes original paintings from some of his books.) Keeks bought a signed copy of Jackie French’s new book “Year in the Valley” in the Literacy Centre’s Book Shop to add to her almost complete collection of Jackie’s books and has devoured that all afternoon. If she finishes it in the next few days, I might get her to write a review.
It’s been a while since I have been to the Literacy Centre and today has reinvigorated my love of what they do there. I know I will be going back soon. Thanks Kate for reminding me.