Read all about it at Mossman school book fair
BOOK worms are enjoying a fun – and slightly scary – week at Mossman State School.
Monsters are the theme as the school holds another ever popular Book Fair.
Boxes upon boxes of books were ordered for the event, which ends on Friday.
Co-ordinator Kay Pike said the school hoped to raise more than $1000 from the Book Fair, with proceeds going towards extra resources for the library.
Mrs Kay, a Mossman State School employee for almost 20 years, said reading was still popular among kids, despite the rapid rise of digital techno- logy such as smart phones.
“Everything starts with reading books, they’re definitely still really popular with all the kids,” she said.
Mrs Kay, who grew up reading Enid Blyton classics like
said a weekly book club at Mossman State School regularly attracted more than 50 avid readers.
“Books are really important for young people, and I still get a thrill from kids showing an interest in reading,” she said.
Mossman parent Thomas Morelli said it was pleasing that his son Samuel, 7, was becoming a strong reader.
“He’s been going really well, reading pretty much every day at home,” he said.
Brothers Tristan, 5, and Ryan, 4, Treweek at the Mossman State School Book Fair on Tuesday.