Book Week 2018 across Port Stephens ‘Find your Treasure’ Medowie & Tilligerry News Of The Area Medowie, Ferodale, Campvale Nelson Bay (Tomaree Peninsula areas) Photo Gallery Raymond Terrace, Heatherbrae, Tomago Tilligerry Peninsular by News Of The Area - Modern Media - August 30, 2018 Lachlan Lyon and Zoe Lyon. SCHOOLS across Port Stephens were overflowing with creativity this week, celebrating the annual Book Week, supported nationally by The Children’s Book Council of Australia. Modern Media: Advertise with News Of The Area and you get your ad in 1) in Print, 2) on the News Website (like this ad), and 3) on our Social Media news site. A much more efficient way to advertise. Reach a HUGE audience for a LOW price TODAY! Call us on 02 4983 2134. Or email@example.com Or CLICK FOR ADVERT QUOTE Every year, the Children’s Book Council unites children, schools, and libraries in their love for books. Schools across Port Stephens joined in the celebrations, hosting book parades, ‘rug and read’ activities and book fairs. This year’s theme for book week was ‘Find your treasure’. Local schools got behind the theme, with many pirates and the like being spotted. Worthy of particular mention is the the staff body at Wirreanda Public School, who had their entire teaching and non-teaching staff list dressed up as pirates. Raymond Terrace resident and local librarian, Elissa Brown, told News Of The Area, “Last week joined children and books together to celebrate Book Week 2018.” “This years theme was ‘Find your Treasure’, which was an exciting theme to work with, as it demonstrates that there is so much treasure found in reading a book.” “Our school organised events throughout the whole week involving the whole school – some included treasure hunts, a book week parade, performances and visits to the local library to capture the importance of books in a young person’s life,” she said. Another special aspect to Book Week is the announcement of the national award winners, as it gives a wonderful list of books for families to look up for their children to increase their love of learning. The Children’s Book Council of Australia announced the following books as being awarded the prestigious 2018 CBCA Book of the Year, recognising the depth of talent in Australian children’s literature. The books of the year: Older readers – ‘Take Three Girls’ by Cath Crowley, Fiona Wood and Simmone Howell. Younger readers – ‘How to Bee’ by Bren MacDibble. Early childhood – ‘Rodney Loses It’ by Michael Gerard Bauer and Christina Krebs. Picture book of the year – ‘A walk in the bush’ by Gwyn Perkins. The Eve Pownall award for information books – ‘Do not lick this book’ by Idan Ben-Barak and Julian Frost. Crichton Award for new illustrators – ‘Tintinnabula’ illustrations done by Rovina Cai. By Rachael VAUGHAN Olivia Storer Wirreanda Public School as Alice in Wonderland. (left) Hannah White, Year 6 Wirreanda Public School, School teacher from ‘Milly Molly Mandy’. (right) Elizabeth and Charlotte as Alice and the Queen of Hearts change the tale and share some homemade cookies. (left) Charlie and Ashley Hitchcock as Captain Feathersword and Dorothy from Wizard of Oz. (right) Jemima Beer from Medowie Public School is Alice from Alice in Wonderland. (left) Aaron Beer from Medowie Public School is the 4th Doctor from Dr Who. (right) Starr, as Dame Washalot from the Magic Faraway Tree series, and Phoenix as Captain Underpants. (left) Phoenix from Medowie Public School as Captain Underpants. (right) Lilly Worthy as Goldilocks. (left) Connor Worthy as Batman. (right) Marli and Brodie Warner ready for book week at Wirreanda Public School. (left) Cody Parrott as Tiny Timmy from a book about Soccer Star Tim Cahill. (right) Sophia Reddon – Sapphira from The mermaid treasure hunt. (left) Hayden Reddon – Aslan from Narnia. (right) Ava, India and Sophia from Wirreanda Public School. Kaia Kelly and Ruby Ashpole at Wirreanda Book Week. (left) Ronan and Kaia at Book Week. (right) Tyler Lavender as Steve from Minecraft. (left) Maddie Lavender as a unicorn. (right) Mason as Peter Pan’s lost boy and Kayli as ‘Sadako and the thousand paper cranes’. (left) “Croquet anyone? Off with their heads!” Charlotte Bradshaw-New from Wirreanda Public School. (right) Flynn Jones from Kindy at Wirreanda Public School. (left) Hairy Maclary aka Amelie O’Neil. (right) Where’s Wally aka Oscar O’Neil. (left) Where’s Wally and a Leprechaun in a nod to this year’s theme of ‘Find your treasure’. (right) Tai and Kobi Robertson. (left) Angus Mathieson. (right) Harry Mathieson. (left) Kaylan Styles from Grahamstown Public School. (right) Jackson, dressed as The Mad Hatter, for book week at Grahamstown Public. (left) Some Wiggly teachers at Irrawang Public School getting in on the fun. (right) Jaxon from Wirreanda Public School and Lucas from Kindy Patch. (left) Flynn Guthrie with his little sister Kenadie Page-Clark – The Joker and Batgirl. (right) Chelsea Gibb, Year 2 Grahamstown Public School, as the Queen of Hearts. (left) Eamon Brown from Raymond Terrace, dressed as Pig the Pug. (right) Owen Brown from Raymond Terrace, dressed as Captain Hook.