Children’s Book Week 2014 18 – 28 August

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Children’s Book Week 2014
18 – 28 August
Connect to Reading @ your Stirling Library
All schools within the City of Stirling are invited to participate in Children’s Book
Week celebrations from 18 – 28 August 2014.
All sessions are free, but bookings are essential. Bookings can
be made using the attached Booking Request Form via email to
[email protected] or by fax on 9345 8822.
Proudly sponsored by:
David Caddy
David Caddy’s novels for young readers include Whammy, Smash, Whacko,
The Reef, and most recently, Pope Max. He also writes hundreds of school
reports but prefers the longer fiction (he daylights as a primary school teacher).
His books have won the WAYRBA Hoffman Award and been short-listed for
The Premier’s Book Award.
David is father to Ben, Meg, Dan and Joe, and husband to Liz—he likes people
with three letter names. His workshops have been described (by people other
than himself) as “brilliant”, “entertaining”, “humorous” and “inspirational”. He is
one of our all-time favourite presenters.
City of Stirling Libraries
Waverley Street,
21 Sudbury Road,
David Caddy Yrs 3-6
Corner Beaufort St
& Tenth Avenue,
9 Royal Street,
Tuart Hill
9.30am – 10.30am
Mirrabooka Library
11.15am – 12.15pm
Karrinyup Library
Davenport Street,
Scarborough 173 Gildercliffe
1.30pm – 2.30pm
Osborne Library
Visit our website for more information
Monday 18 August
Jen Banyard
James Foley
Jen Banyard’s sessions blend fun with the more serious side of writing, as
reflected in this teacher’s comment: “Children very engrossed – good fun!”
“Great way to spend an hour!” “Highly recommend this”. Using games and
real-life examples from Spider Lies and her Riddle Gully books, Jen inspires and
encourages students in reading and writing. They take away new tools for their
writing kit and a clear sense that becoming a writer is achievable.
James Foley is a children’s author and illustrator. His latest book, In The Lion,
was released by Walker Books in 2012. It’s a little like The Old Lady Who
Swallowed a Fly, but darkly funny and set in a zoo.
Jen Banyard Yrs 3-7
His debut picture book, The Last Viking, was written by Norman Jorgensen and
published in 2011 by Fremantle Press. The Last Viking won the 2012 Society
of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators’ Crystal Kite Award, it also won the
Hoffman Award in the 2012 WA Young Readers’ Book Awards, given to the
highest-ranked book by a WA creator, and a 2012 Children’s Book Council
of Australia Junior Judges Award. The Last Viking has been shortlisted for a
further four awards.
Tuesday 19 August
The Last Viking Returns is due out in September 2014.
Activities and teachers’ notes on Jen’s books are at
9.30am – 10.30am
Dianella Library
11.15am – 12.15pm
Inglewood Library
James Foley Yrs 1-5
1.30pm – 2.30pm
Mirrabooka Library
Wednesday 20 August
9.30am – 10.30am
Osborne Library
11.15am – 12.15pm
Karrinyup Library
1.30pm – 2.30pm
Scarborough Library
Meg McKinlay
Meg Caddy
Meg McKinlay is a Fremantle children’s writer. Her picture book No Bears and
chapter book Duck for a Day were both shortlisted for the Children’s Book
Council Book of the Year Award and her novel Surface Tension won the 2012
Davitt Award for Crime Writing. She also won the SCBWI Crystal Kite Award in
Meg Caddy is a student of Literature and History at the University of Western
Australia. In 2013, her YA fantasy novel Waer was shortlisted for the Text Prize,
which led to a contract with Text Publishing. Meg was the 2013 Young WriterIn-Residence at the Katharine Susannah Prichard Writers’ Centre, and has
been mentored by fantasy author Juliet Marillier.
Meg’s presentations are interactive and entertaining. Sessions are tailored to
individual groups and will cover aspects such as getting inspiration from the
everyday, growing a story from an idea, the stories behind Meg’s stories and
her own writing journey (and for the littlest littlies, perhaps a stuffed animal or
two). Meg’s most recent publications are Wreck the Halls and Definitely No
For the past four years, Meg has been presenting to children of all ages. She is
passionate about storytelling, fantasy, and lizards.
Meg McKinlay Yrs 1-7
Thursday 21 August
9.30am – 10.30am
Inglewood Library
11.15am – 12.15pm
Dianella Library
1.30pm – 2.30pm
Osborne Library
Meg Caddy Yrs 3- 7
Friday 22 August
9.30am – 10.30am
Scarborough Library
11.15am – 12.15pm
Mirrabooka Library
1.30pm – 2.30pm
Inglewood Library
Sally Murphy
Perform! Musical
Sally Murphy wanted to be many things when she grew up – then realised she
didn’t want to grow up! So she’s decided to be a big kid for as long as she can
get away with it. Sometimes, though, she manages to masquerade as a grown
up, which is just as well because when she’s not writing for children she’s a
mother of six, teacher and book reviewer. Sally’s books include verse novels
Pearl Verses the World and Toppling, picture books Do Not Forget Australia,
Meet Mary MacKillop and Head Hog and lots of others – over 35 books and
The brand new Book Week musical Worlds Apart. has been created to celebrate
the 2014 Children’s Book Week theme ‘Connect to Reading’, combining a love
of reading with exciting physical competition.
Set in 1918, Do Not Forget Australia tells the story of two boys: Billy, in
Melbourne, missing his father who is serving as a soldier in Europe, and Henri
living in Villers-Bretonneux, France, a town about to face the full brunt of the
Sally Murphy Kindy – Yr 7
Monday 25 August
9.30am – 10.30am
Inglewood Library
11.15am – 12.15pm
Dianella Library
1.30pm – 2.30pm
Osborne Library
Worlds Apart features a selection of the 2014 Children’s Book Council shortlisted
books and engages students in the understanding that interacting with books
and the products of our imagination offers limitless possibilities for expanding
our horizons. This year the performance will be commemorating the Anzac
Centenary being 100 years since the First World War.
Perform! Musical Kindy – Yr 7
Monday 25 August
10:30am – 11.30am
Scarborough Library
Tuesday 26 August
9.30am – 10.30am
Karrinyup Library
11.00am – 12.00pm
Karrinyup Library
Pyjama Storytime plus Pizza
Story Inc @ Karrinyup Shopping Centre
Come along to your local Stirling library and celebrate Children’s Book Week
with stories, rhymes and songs. Bring your favorite teddy, wear your Onesie or
PJs. Pizza is laid on for both little adults and big kids!
Brought to you by Karrinyup Shopping Centre and Barking Gecko Theatre
This session is held outside of school hours and is open to the public. You are
welcome to advertise this free event in your school newsletter so that your
families have the chance to attend.
Bookings are essential, visit or pop into
your nearest library.
Pyjama Storytime 0 – 6 years
Children from 2 - 5 years of age will embark on a new adventure as Renee from
Barking Gecko reads from popular children’s books, inspiring young minds
while fostering an early love of reading. This interactive 30 minute workshop
includes a story reading, role-play (movement exercise), crafts and music.
Each session is free and can accommodate up to 30 children. Parents need to
remain with their children at all times and it is recommended that children bring
their own cushion/pillow for their comfort while seated. Registration can only be
made with Barking Gecko event staff in the Food Court on the day of the Story
Time just prior to each session starting.
Stirling Libraries 6.00pm – 7.00pm
27 August
28 August
Story Inc @ Karrinyup Shopping Centre 2 – 5 years
Inglewood Library
9205 7700
Wednesday 19 August
Mirrabooka Library
9205 7300
9:30am – 10.00am
Karrinyup Shopping Centre Food Court
Scarborough Library
9205 7420
10:15am – 10.45am
Karrinyup Shopping Centre Food Court
Dianella Library
9205 7740
Wednesday 27 August
Osborne Library
9205 7900
9:30am – 10.00am
Karrinyup Shopping Centre Food Court
Karrinyup Library
9205 7400
10:15am – 10.45am
Karrinyup Shopping Centre Food Court
Booking Request Form
To ensure that all schools have access to our Children’s Book
Week program, BOOKINGS ARE ESSENTIAL and must be made
using this form.
Select the sessions that interest you from the program and indicate your
preferences on this form along with your class details. We suggest you select 3
to 4 session preferences for each class/year group.
Please keep in mind your own constraints such as ages, locations, bus
availability, swimming lessons and other school excursions or commitments
during these dates.
Children’s Book Week 2014
Connect to Reading 18–28 August 2014
Please note: Attention:
Bookings cannot be made through library branches.
Community Development Librarian
City of Stirling – Library Services
9345 8822
Children’s Book Week Preference Booking Sheet
Name of School
Email the form to [email protected] or fax to the number
provided by Thursday 5 June 2014. You will be notified of first round offers by
Tuesday 17 June 2014.
Postal address
For further information or assistance phone Roger 9205 8816 or
Brooke 9205 8590.
Teacher’s name
Number of students in class
Disclaimer: Every effort will be made to allocate each school’s higher preferences
but please keep in mind that some presenters will be very popular and not
every class may be able to be accommodated.