Australian Book Week is coming – the best time of the year! Book Week 2017 is 19 – 26 August… and you know what that means! It’s time to dust off that sewing machine and heat up that glue gun and get your craft on! It is Book Week costume time and time is ticking (mental note: I need to help my son make his costume…). Here is a great list from Families Magazine to get some inspo for the ‘Escape to Everywhere’ theme. I love this theme – it reminds me of the Reading Rainbow theme song from the 1980s, especially the ‘I can go anywhere / I can be anything’ part. I absolutely loved that show!
I am so excited for the Book Week bookings that I have coming up: two at the Kenmore District Kindergarten and one at John Paul College. I am also doing sessions at the Ipswich Story Festival. I can’t wait to meet lots of book-loving kids, teachers and librarians and talk about books and writing and escaping to everywhere in books!
Remember during Book Week to thank your school librarian – in my experience, school librarians really make this a special week for kids. I love librarians!
I am also very excited to be attending the CBCA Book of the Year Awards in Hobart on 18 August 2017. I am so honoured to have been shortlisted. Congratulations and best wishes to all short listed authors and illustrators. I hope to meet lots of authors and illustrators in Hobart.