Book Week Parade in Port Stephens Primary Schools See Characters Come To Life Medowie & Tilligerry News Of The Area Medowie, Ferodale, Campvale Photo Gallery Raymond Terrace, Heatherbrae, Tomago by News Of The Area - Modern Media - August 30, 2019August 30, 2019 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. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org Or CLICK FOR ADVERT QUOTE 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) Canteen staff and volunteers from Grahamstown PS dressed as crayons from The Day The Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt. The Cassar children: Aleeta (3 years) at Raymond Terrace Early Education centre dressed as LEGO Batman from the LEGO book series; Phoenix (5 years) at Grahamstown PS dressed as Fox from Fox In Socks by Dr Seuss; and Quade (7 years) dressed as Mr Shark from the Bad Guys books by Aaron Blabey. Cooper Malone (5 years), Kindergarten at Grahamstown PS dressed as dressed as the Cat In The Hat from the book by Dr Seuss. Jackson Malone (7 years), Year 2 at Grahamstown PS, as Paddington from A Bear Called Paddington by Michael Bond. Noah Sarmento (3 years) at Raymond Terrace Community Preschool dressed as Stellaluna The Bat from the book by Janell Cannon. The Boyles children: Xavier (5 years) as Harry Potter and Lily (1 year) Little Hermione. at Lakeside Creative Minds in Raymond Terrace both from the Harry Potter book series by J.K. Rowling. Summah Skaines with her friend Tylah Weatherburn (11 years), Year 6 at Medowie Public School as Thing 1 and Thing 2 from Cat In The Hat by Dr Seuss. Jaxson McGhee (5 years), Kindergarten at Medowie PS dressed as Neil Armstrong from Moonwalkers by Mark Greenwood. Brodie Mascord, Year 4 at Irrawang PS dressed as Simba from The Lion King. The Hitchcock children: Ashley (year 1) with her brother Charlie (2 years) at Medowie PS dressed as Princess Jasmine and Buzz Lightyear. Ruby Loomes, Kindergarten dressed as Thelma The Unicorn from the book by Aaron Blabey.