… Umina Public School and St John the Baptist Primary at Woy Woy.Book Bazaar is a lovely little independent bookshop at Umina and they organise a Book Week visit that is just a little different. They have arranged a Lunchtime Author Club with their local primary schools. The premise is simple. Kids who love books and have parents who support that love, sign up for a once a term lunch time meeting with an author or illustrator and they agree to buy one book per term. The kids are enthusiastic and excited about it and look forward to the announcement of who is coming next.
So here I am up at Umina Beach (perfect beach weather too) as the featured author for the term visiting the two schools and even squeezing in a coffee at lunchtime. I signed a nice bundle of books and of course I had fun! Yeah! And … it is over sooo quickly too!
nice window display
me standing next to nice window display
some of the Umina Lunchtime Author Club crew
And this is amazing! What a library here at St John the Baptist. It’s big and they have a tent, slap bang in the middle of the library – the Reading Tent … I have sat on Reading Chairs to present but never in a Reading Tent. This is totally fantasmagorical – worthy of a story or two for sure!
oops. forgot to do up the shirt!
And I have already received messages: I have already had great feedback from parents who had children attend and have returned home very enthusiastic. One Mum posted up on facebook pics of her boy at home getting started in his new ideas book!
Thanks once again for a wonderful visit! It was a perfect presentation – funny, interesting and most of all, inspiring for our kids. Great job!
Thanks Mandi at Book bazaar for organising the gig and the wonderful teacher librarians who support the club!
More on the Carolinas later but Pam Vaughan (official photographer for the New England conference last weekend) has just sent me oodles and poodles of photos … so if you don’t want to see piccies of me in action – then look away now! There are photos of me with friends, of me panelling, photos […]