During Book Week we held the Prep – Year 2 Primary Author Visit and were honoured to host guest author/illustrator Peter Carnavas for the day. Peter presented tailored sessions for each year level and led a breakout writer’s workshop for selected Year 1 and 2 students. Students were inspired by Peter’s talent for illustration and storytelling and were engaged during his sessions, sharing ideas and asking thoughtful questions. Peter has written and illustrated many picture books, including Jessica’s Box, Last Tree in the City and one of my favourites; The Children Who Loved Books. His novel, The Elephant, won the 2018 Queensland Literary Award for Best Children’s Book and was shortlisted in three other national awards, including the CBCA Awards. His latest book A Quiet Girl, a picture book that celebrates the small wonderful things that lay hidden in the world, was released earlier this year.
See you in the library.
Vanessa McKellar and Beryl Morris, Teacher Librarians