Read all about it at Moss­man school book fair

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - FRONT PAGE - Hay­den Smith

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.

Pic­ture: HAY­DEN SMITH

Brothers Tris­tan, 5, and Ryan, 4, Tre­week at the Moss­man State School Book Fair on Tues­day.

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