Glenfield Park School

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Glenfield Park School Online Book Week

Banner for book week 2021

Students will join our school to celebrate Book Week online from Monday 23 to Friday 27th August. 2021. The theme this year is ‘Old Worlds, New Worlds, Other Worlds’.

Our Assistant Principals will read a story and upload it to our Facebook page for students to listen to throughout the week.

On Wednesday students can dress up as their favourite book character. Parents and carers can take photos of their child dressed up and then send them to the school phone (the number will be sent via School Stream). These photos will be put together into a virtual book parade.

Fun daily activities to help celebrate the wonder of books and the joy of reading will be listed on the Glenfield Park School Facebook page.

Enjoy this website’s story time from space, read by astronauts…and take part in a draw-along video with an illustrator like Art for Kids Hub - YouTube

As part of the Book Week events, the Children’s Book Council of Australia announced the 2021 Book of the year award winners with an excellent list of books for students.

Book of the Year, Older Readers. Ages 13-18 years, WINNER Davina Bell, The End of the World is Bigger than Love.

Book of the Year, Younger Readers, 7-12 years WINNER Kate Gordon Aster’s Good, Right Things

Book of the Year: Early Childhood, Ages 0-6 years. WINNER Libby Hathorn & Lisa HathornJarman (illus. by Mel Pearce) No! Never!

Picture Book of the Year Ages 0-18 years. WINNER Matt Ottley (text by Meg McKinlay) How to Make a Bird. 

Award for Information Books, Ages 0-18 years. WINNER Pamela Freeman (illus. by Liz Anelli) Dry to Dry: The Seasons of Kakadu.

Award for New Illustrator Ages 0-18 years. WINNER Zeno Sworder This Small Blue Dot