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20150821 - CBCA NSW Kids’ AAA – Kids’ Anticipate! Appreciate! Applaud! the short list for younger readers - 21 August 2015 - 11:00 - Stream 1

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CBCA NSW Kids’ AAA – Kids’ Anticipate! Appreciate! Applaud! the short list for younger readers


Classifications: Enabled, Events Not to be missed, Upcoming Excursions

Provider: DART Connections

Provider: The Children’s Book Council of Australia NSW Branch

Presenter: Students of Sandy Beach PS and Harrington Park PS

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Date: 21 August 2015

Start Time: 11:00

End Time: 12:05pm

Duration: 60 mins

Closing Date: Bookings Close 19-Aug-15

Availability: DEC and Non-DEC

DEC Positions: 15

Non-DEC Positions: 10

Price: Free

KLA Syllabus: Primary,Secondary

KLA Stage/s: Stage 3,Stage 4

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KLA Keyword/s: English, Reading, Literature, Book week, Authors


Event Overview: Join us for a great start to your Book Week 2015 as students from Sandy Beach PS and Harrington Park PS review and discuss the titles in the 2015 short list for Younger Readers. This will feature summaries of the books, input from a guest author, comments from dedicated readers, and a final announcement of all the Book Week category winners.

Our student reviewers will be joined by Sue Whiting as our guest author who will share insights into her writing and her own reading favorites. Sue writes for all ages from beginning readers to teenagers. Sue loves words, books, stories and writing in ways that “. . . will have my readers turning the pages quickly to find out what happens next.” She gets her ideas from “everywhere and nowhere, but mostly they arrive unexpectedly and unannounced, almost by magic!”

The titles for younger readers are always diverse in their content and level. This year includes stories of crimes, mysteries, families, unique friendships and emerging identities. Schools are invited to send through comments about the titles or to ask questions beforehand to be included in the interview with Sue as our guest author. Please send these through beforehand to honor.white100@gmail.com by Wednesday 19 August.
Participating schools will also be involved in voting for their personal favorites of the short listed titles. The program will end with the overall announcement of the CBCA judges’ list of winning and honour books at 12 noon.

Short Listed Books and Authors
- Bancks, Tristan Two Wolves. Random House Australia - 9780857982032
-Condon, Bill ill. Norling, Beth The Simple Things. Allen & Unwin - 9781743317242
-Gleeson, Libby ill. Blackwood, Freya The Cleo Stories: The Necklace and the Present. Allen & Unwin - 9781743315279
-Herrick, Steven Bleakboy and Hunter Stand out in the Rain. University of Queensland Press - 9780702250163
-Janu, Tamsin Figgy in the World. Omnibus Books, Scholastic Australia - 9781742990453
-Rossell, Judith Withering-by-Sea: a Stella Montgomery Intrigue. ABC Books Harper Collins Publishers - 9780733333002

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Further Information: Honor White and Jackie Hawkes
Contact Phone Number: 02 9626 5237 or 02 47354676

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