Cel­e­brat­ing books and dads

The Cobram Courier - - NEWS -

To con­clude Book Week cel­e­bra­tions, Co­bram Anglican Gram­mar Ju­nior School hosted Judy Taylor from Goul­burn Val­ley Re­gional Li­brary last week.

Head of Ju­nior School Mary Swof­fer said Ms Taylor walked the stu­dents through the Chil­dren’s Book Coun­cil of Aus­tralia book awards process.

‘‘The stu­dents heard that the CBCA re­ceives 400 book nom­i­na­tions each year across five cat­e­gories; older ju­nior, ju­nior years, early learn­ers, pic­ture and in­for­ma­tion books,’’ Ms Swof­fer said.

‘‘Judy shared a va­ri­ety of books with each of the classes from Prep to Year 4,’’ she said.

‘‘The chil­dren learnt about this year’s book week theme ‘Es­cape to Ev­ery­where’.

‘‘Dante Zito in Year 2 in­ter­preted the theme as ‘it’s when you read a book and it takes you away to a dif­fer­ent place and you feel like you are liv­ing in the story’.

‘‘Judy had a se­lec­tion of books which she read to the classes and they then scored each book from most favourite to least favourite.

‘‘These stu­dents were able to see first-hand that dif­fer­ent books ap­peal to dif­fer­ent read­ers, with the stu­dents scor­ing some of the CBCA short­listed books and winners and those that did re­ceive awards as less de­sir­able.

‘‘Go Home Cheeky An­i­mals was a favourite of many and the stu­dents agreed that this ti­tle de­served the book of the year in the early child­hood sec­tion.’’

The ti­tle Chip re­ceived a top five award from CBCA and the CAGS stu­dents scored this book as their best ti­tle.

Ba­con and eggs: Cook­ing brekkie at Co­bram Anglican Gram­mar’s Fa­ther’s Day break­fast are Chloe An­thony, Noah Downie and Sean Brown­ing.

Fa­thers plus: Brad Downie, Ash Kennedy, Al­bert Zito and Paul Mun­day with kids Noah and Ashah Downie, Dante and He­lena Zito, Os­car and Abi­gail Kennedy and Ru­pert Mun­day.

Fam­ily time: Dads John Man­to­vani, Trevor Simp­son and Wayne Brooker with kids Cyrus Mo­gus-Man­to­vani, Madi­son Simp­son and Abi­gail Brooker.

Books are great: (From left) Kate Wen­zke, Vanessa Voeurn, Al­masi Keary and Caiden McMil­lan get into the spirit of Book Week.

Read­ing fun: Shiloh Kennedy, Judy Taylor (GVRL) and Heidi Franklin at Co­bram Anglican Gram­mar Ju­nior School’s Book Week ac­tiv­i­ties.

Dad’s day: Brad Camp­bell, Danny Dunn and Justin Munro with kids Rory and Remy Camp­bell, Belle Dunn and Jet, Dru and Kai Munro.

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