Jindalee State School is celebrating Children’s Book Week this week with the theme “Read Across the Universe”. As part of our celebration our Library Resource Centre has undergone an amazing transformation. There are some unusual visitors and strange vehicles that together with the books on display are capable of transporting us across the universe of imagination and learning. Owen and Sydney were found exploring the Tardis that appeared in the library over the weekend. This week all students are invited to come to the library and explore the universe that reading opens up for us. There is much to see and do thanks to the hard work of our teacher librarian Mrs Ahnon and her assistant Mrs Bryant.
Children’s Book Week is held annually and has been going for sixty-eight years. The Children's Book Council of Australia has announced the Book of the Year 2013 winners in the five categories, Margo Lanagan won Book of the Year in the older readers category, with her novel Sea Hearts. The Terrible Suitcase, which co-authored by Emma Allen and Freya Blackwood took out the award in the early childhood category.
Ron Brooks and Julie Hunt's The Coat won the Picture Book of the Year, while Tom the Outback Mailman, written by Kristin Weidenbach and Timothy Ide shared the Eve Pownall Book of the Year 2013.
Jindalee State School teacher librarian, Miriam Ahnon said the awards show that Australian authors and illustrators are producing enduring works that will become part of our cultural history.
"There is increasing awareness of how crucial it is that all of our students achieve competent levels of literacy. The best way to achieve that is to provide our students with engaging and high quality books in an environment that is exciting and supportive. We strive to achieve that in our own school library by introducing our students to the wonderful world of books,” said Mrs Ahnon.