Children’s Book Week is fast approaching! Randwick City Library is hosting a variety of activity to bring children and books together and celebrating the amazing world of Australian Children's Literature.
This year Children’s Book Week will be held across Saturday 20 August – Friday 26 August 2016 and focusing on the theme of Australia! Story Country.
In preparation for Children’s Book Week, we’re holding three exciting competitions:
- For kids in school years K-2:
Draw and colour a picture telling your family’s story using the map of Australia template PDF, 95.51 KB. Make Australia your Story Country. Your finished work will be displayed in the Bowen Library during Book Week and a winner will be selected from each school year. Drop your entry into any Randwick City Library location by Friday 19 August 2016.
- For kids in school years 3-6:
Use your imagination and the soup pot template PDF, 80.43 KB to retell the wombat stew song. What would you call your recipe? What ingredients would you use? How would you cook it? A winner will be selected from each school year. Drop your entry into any Randwick City Library location by Friday 19 August 2016.
- For everyone:
Head into the library and check out the Children’s Book Council of Australia Book of the Year: Early Childhood shortlist. Pick up a voting form in the Library and vote for your favourite book and be in the running to win a prize pack of all six of these beautiful books! Drop your vote into the entry box at any Randwick City Library location before Thursday 18 August 2016 to be in the draw.
To launch Children’s Book Week we will be hosting a special interactive storytelling session with one of Australia’s most popular children’s authors, Frances Watts, at Bowen Library on Saturday 20 August at 11.00am. Frances Watts’ award winning books include: Goodnight Mice!, Kisses for Daddy, Extraordinary Ernie and Marvellous Maud, Parsley Rabbit’s Book about Books and the Sword Girl series. This event is free for children in school years K-6 (or equivalent). Spaces are limited, so book in now!
During Children’s Book Week Kids Club and Saturday Storytime will celebrate the theme of Australia! Story Country, however Babies Love Books and Bop 2 Books will not be running from Monday, 22 August - Friday, 26 August.Back to top