Animals feature heavily in top reads
Young students share their favourite reads and why as schools enjoy the colour and fun of annual Book Week celebrations
WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE BOOK, AND WHY? Jemima Lithgow
My favourite book is Silver Brumby because it's about horses and I live on a farm and love horses.
The Ghost and The Sausage is funny, when the boy eats a sausage and then the ghost comes.
Gus Goes to School is such a cool book. I have read it so many times. I like the way Gus makes so many new friends at school.
I'm a Dirty Dinosaur is my favourite because the dinosaur is dirty and it plays in the mud.
Banjo and Ruby Red. At the end of the book it's really cute because the dog and chicken sleep together and make friends.
Pony Pal. It's about horses and I think horses are really pretty.
Wolves of Beyond. It's about a wolf left on a bit of ice and he gets a grizzly bear foster mum. It's funny.
Fencing with Fear is from my favourite author Kathryn Apel. It is about fencing on the farm.
Song for a Scarlet Runner is about a girl who goes into a different world. I love animals and I do like adventures.
I'm a Dirty Dinosaur. First he has a dirty snout. He jumps in a puddle at the end.
Song for a Scarlet Runner is my favourite book. I really like adventures, and kind of scary stuff and entertainment.
I like Drag Racing because the cars go really fast and they are long with big wheels at the back.
I'm a Dirty Dinosaur. First he has a dirty snout, then he gets very dirty and does actions like stamping to get clean. He jumps in a puddle at the end.
Dressed as King Pig, the character from a favourite book.
Banjo and Ruby Red is a favourite because I like the dog (Banjo).
I like Odd and the Frost Giants because it has mythical creatures in it and it’s set in Viking times.
Sharks and Rays is my favourite book because I like to learn about critters from the deep. I have always been interested in sharks.
Skullduggery Pleasant Dark Days. It's about a skeleton who can use magic and stops a person with a bomb at a grand final. I like the description.
My favourite book is Canterwood Crest, it's about horses and I really love horses.
Stuck in the Mud has a cow in there. It gets stuck in the mud when it goes for a drink and the girl has to get help.
Violet Mackerel's Possible Friend is a really interesting read. I like how she does stuff a lot; she's active.
Dressed as a character from Song of the Scarlet Runner.
My Sister the Vampire is about sisters who are twins.
Bully on the Bus is about bullies – and it is not nice to be bullied. It also has funny writing and funny words.
Conspiracy 365 January. It's about a boy with a weird life who has 365 days to live.
Any Roald Dahl book is a favourite. I'm reading The Witches now.