Thank you to Ruth Woolven for a recap of Book Week 2016 –
The Children’s Book Council of Australia awards prizes for the best books of the year. This year the Early Childhood category was won by Mr Huff by Anna Walker. Mr Huff is a beautiful story about the happy and glum in each of our lives, told through the use of Mr Huff, a large, grey, hard-to-miss character that dominates a little boy’s day. It’s a sensitive, gentle story, and the character of Mr Huff is a useful starting point for a discussion about anxiety, simply because he is so marvellously visual.
Other winners include Soon by Morris Gleitzman and Flight by Armin Greder.
At Kew PS we celebrated Book Week with a visit from storyteller, Andy Wright. Andy entertained the students with stories from his childhood and taught them the meaning of the Haka, which they then performed.