Book Week Parade in Port Stephens Primary Schools See Characters Come To Life

The Green Children: Archie, Kindergarten at Medowie PS as Arnie the Donut from the book by Laurie Keller and Eleanor as Hermione from the Harry Potter book series by J.K. Rowling.


CHARACTER parades across our local schools continued during the official Book Week 17-23 August, 2019.

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School children delighted in getting dressed up as their favourite book characters.

There were some very imaginative creations, including one Medowie Public School student who had a real donkey accompanying his dress up as Simpson of Simpson and his Donkey fame.

Coinciding with this week’s parades was the announcement of the Children’s Book Council of Australia’s book winners.

This year, the awards went to:

Picture Book: Cicada by Shaun Tan

Older Readers: Between Us by Clare Atkins

Younger Readers: His Name Was Walter by Emily Rodda

Early Childhood: Tricky’s Bad Day by Alison Lester

Factual Book (Eve Pownall Award): Sorry Day by Coral Vass, illustrated by Dub Leffler

New Illustrator: Grandma Z by Daniel Gray-Barnett


By Heather SHARP


Ella Murphy (7 years), Year 1 at Medowie PS dressed as the Queen of Hearts from Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll. She is accompanied by her nine week old sister Alice Murphy, dressed up as Alice. (left)
The Skaines children: Summah (10 years) at Medowie PS dressed as Thing 1 from Cat In The Hat by Dr Seuss; Lillianah (8 years) dressed as Harry from Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling; and Jack (12 years) dressed as Nick Fury from avengers. (right)


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