CBCA NSW Kids’ AAA – Kids’ Anticipate! Appreciate! Applaud! the short list for younger readers - 07 September 2016 Stream 3 - 11:00
Provider: DART Connections
Provider: The Children’s Book Council of Australia NSW Branch
Presenter: Sandy Fussell
Date: 07 September 2016
Start Time: 11:00
End Time: 12:00pm
Duration: 60 mins
Closing Date: Bookings Close 02-Sep-2016
Availability: DEC and Non-DEC
DEC Positions: 15
Non-DEC Positions: 10
KLA Syllabus: Primary,Secondary
KLA Stage/s: Stage 3,Stage 4
Key Learning Area/s:
KLA Keyword/s: English, Reading, Literature, Book week, Authors
Event Overview: Join us as students from Waniora PS and Wiley Park PS review and discuss the titles in the 2016 Short List for Younger Readers. This will feature student reviews of the shortlisted books, input from a guest author, comments from dedicated readers, and a final vote for the Kids AAA winning title for younger readers.
Our student reviewers will be joined by Sandy Fussell, as our guest author, who will share insights into her writing and her own reading favorites.
Sandy’s writing interests cover novels, poetry, picture books and technology - seemingly all in her "spare time".
Her series, The Samurai Kids, features diverse characters, hints of history, a personal journey and language that draws readers into new worlds. Here’s an excerpt from The Samurai Kids : "I am Niya, and I am the only one legged Samurai kid in Japan. . . . . I am famous for falling flat on my face".
Sandy’s latest picture book is Sad, the Dog.
Schools are invited to send through comments about the titles or to ask questions beforehand to be included in the interview with Sandy as our guest author. Please send these to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday 2nd September.
Participating schools will also be involved in voting for their personal favourites from the short listed titles. We look forward to sharing the short list and the stories that make up your own part of Australia! Story Country.
2016 CBCA Short Listed Books and Authors: Younger Readers
LIBBY GLEESON/FREYA BLACKWOOD, The Cleo Stories: A Friend and a Pet, Allen & Unwin
MORRIS GLEITZMAN, Soon, Penguin Random House
J.C. JONES, Run, Pip, Run, Allen & Unwin
SALLY MORGAN, Sister Heart, Fremantle Press
MARTINE MURRAY, Molly and Pim and the Millions of Stars, Text
EMILY RODDA, Shadows of the Master, Omnibus
Additional Booking Instructions:
Further Information: Honor White and Jackie Hawkes
Contact Phone Number: 02 9626 5237 or 02 4735 4676