Children’s Book Week events

6 August 2014

This year’s Children’s Book Week theme is ‘Connect to Reading’ and the week’s activities at the library offer to do just that.

There are a range of children’s events from 16 to 22 August which promise to help your child enjoy exploring through stories, travel to other worlds and share the joy of those words with others.

Highlights include the annual Student Writing Competition awards on 17 August, local author Dorte Horn launching her first children’s book ‘Sleep Tight, Digger Dan’ on 19 August and ‘You Choose Your Own Path’ talk with children’s and teen author George Ivanoff on 16 August.

George will talk about his teenage obsessions with Doctor Who and Choose Your Own Adventure books and how they led him to write his own series of interactive books for kids, ‘You Choose’.

Mayor Laurence Evans said the events on offer would encourage reading in children, which can be important to a child’s future success in school and work.

“Not only is reading an essential life skill, it can also help develop a child’s imagination, build their confidence and give them a greater understanding of the world,” Cr Evans said.

“Most importantly, it’s fun.”

For a full program and for information on how to book, visit bayside.vic.gov.au/wordsbythebay or call 9591 5907.



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