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The Reading Hour

  • October 29, 2020

The Reading Hour

Thursday 12 November: The Reading Hour – What will you be reading?

From 1-12 November, Australians of all ages are invited to share and celebrate the joys of reading. The main event on Thursday 12 November is the Australian Reading Hour. You’re invited to stop what you’re doing for an hour, pick up a book and read to yourself or the children in your life. Find out more information at Australia Reads.

Book Links and Australia Reads

Book Links is busy planning many free exciting events during the Australia Reads that may be of interest to you.

  • All sessions will be online with links sent to registered participants prior to events.
  • Time is Queensland time.
  • Some sessions will be recorded and added to YouTube for later viewing.

Wednesday 4 November

4:30 – 5:30pm EST – Meet the Author! Beat the Author! – Do authors know their books as well as you do? See if you are smarter than the authors and can answer first. Quotes will be read and questions asked from books by these authors. Jackie French, Michael Gerard Bauer, Brian Falkner, Chris Bongers, Dave Lowe, Samantha Wheeler, Will Kostakis. Register here.

Friday 6 November

4:30 – 5:30pm EST – Which author is that? Quotes from books by amazing authors will be read out and we will see which team can identify the authors and titles of the books. Register here.

Authors participating : Quiz master: Brian Falkner
Team A – Pamela Rushby, Christine Bongers, Samantha Wheeler
Team B – Michael Gerard Bauer, Will Kostakis, Dave Lowe

Saturday 7 November

12:30 – 2:00pm EST – Write Links Workshop with award winning author and illustrator Mark Wilson on writing and illustrating picture books on historical themes. This will be a free session and aimed at adults interested in writing and/or illustrating. Bookings open.

Sunday 8 November

3:00 – 4:30pm EST – Read this! – Listen to a group of adult book lovers making recommendations for books to hook kids in. This will include a few bookshops offering their expertise as well as other book lovers. Book here to join in.

The Book Links team are looking for adult volunteers who love reading children’s books to recommend what they think would be a good read for the Reading Hour. The session will be divided into Picture Books, Junior Readers, Middle-Grade Readers. If YA recommendations, it may be added too. If you would like to be involved, email the team at [email protected]

Vanessa McKellar, Teacher Librariian

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