Book Week

Last term we celebrated Book Week on 9/9/2021 and our theme was Old Worlds, New Worlds, Other Worlds. We celebrated by having a book parade. In the book parade we dressed up as our favourite characters from our favourite books. We also had to bring our books with us to show what character we are from the book. We had to cope with the materials and resources we had in our house. After that we got to meet famous authors during the book week and some information about the book they have written the little legends. 


On book day Adrian Beck and Nicole Hayes came for an online author talk. Adrian is a children's author who has written many books already. Some books he has written include: The Derek Dool series, The Kick it to Nick series that he wrote with Shane Crawford and the Little Legends series that he has written with Nicole Hayes, as well as many more books. On book day Adrian and Nicole read the first chapter of their shared series, Little Legends. It was an amazing start to their series. He also answered questions and ran a fun quiz with Nicole about each class' footy knowledge. Adrian inspired and reminded students that you don't have to be an adult to write a book. It was a great and unique author talk so a big thank you to Adrian Beck.

Each level or grade were all on a group call, and everyone discussed who they dressed up as. We all dressed up as lots of different, and popular book characters, such as characters from Harry Potter, Wolf Girl, Dr Seuss books, Wonder, Rohld Dahl’s books, David Walliams’ books, The Mysterious Benedict Society, NeverMoor, Unicorn Academy, Dork Diaries, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Tree House books, and lots more! Everyone enjoyed guessing who their friends and teachers were dressed up as too. The parade was very different from the usual school parade but we know everyone had loads of fun.


All classes read books from the CBCA shortlist in the early childhood section (which are available in the library for reading when we return onsite). Here are some other book suggestions you might like to read: 


  • No! Never! Written by Libby Hathorn & Lisa Hathorn-Jarman and illustrated by Mel Pearce
  • Norton and the Bear. Written and illustrated by Gabriel Evans
  • Ribbit, Rabbit, Robot. Written by Victoria Mackinlay and illustrated by Sofya Karmazina

Year 1

  • That Rabbit Belongs To Emily Brown. Written by Cressida Cowell and Neal Layton
  • Numenia and the Hurricane. Written and illustrated by Fiona Halliday
  • I Can Only Draw Worms. Written and illustrated by Will Mabbitt

Year 2

  • Hattie and Olaf by Frida Nilsson Stina Wirsén
  • Salty Dogs by Matty Long
  • The Kiosk. Written and illustrated by Anete Melece

Year 3

  • The Accidental Prime Minister. Written and illustrated by Tom McLaughlin
  • The Boy Who Grew Dragons. Written by Andy Shepherd and illustrated by Sara Ogilvie
  • Dog Man. Written and illustrated by Dav Pilkey


Year 4

  • Max and the Millions. Written by Ross Montgomery and illustrated by David Litchfield
  • The Twits. Written by Roald Dahl and illustrated by Quentin Blake
  • Billionaire Boy. Written by David Walliams and illustrated by Tony Ross

Year 5

  • Malamander. Written and illustrated by Thomas Taylor
  • The Land of Stories series.  Written by Chris Colfer and illustrated by Brandon Dorman
  • Nowhere Boy by Katherine Marsh

Year 6

  • The Ruins of Gorlan. Written by John Flanagan
  • The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street by Karina Yan Glaser
  • Out of my mind. Written  by Sharon M. Draper