Highlights included the spectacular Primary School and Early Learning book parades, as well as IGS representation at Book Week central.
Additional Book Week highlights included the annual IGS Book Character Dress Up Parade, as well as the author visit from Tristan Bancks.
Year 6 Library Leader Lauren van der Oord presented a book review at the Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) Kids Book of the Year Awards.
The book she reviewed, How to Bee by Bren MacDibble, was named the CBCA Book of the Year for Younger Readers.
The event was live streamed to schools throughout Australia, an exciting moment for Lauren and IGS.
Lauren’s review on How To Bee:
How To Bee is a wonderfully descriptive novel written by Bren MacDibble about Australia in the not to distant future. It is about a world where there are no bees. How do people get fruit you might ask? How can we have “an apple a day” if there are no apples? How can we have our “avo on toast” if there are no avocados? Or our “banana bread” in the morning if there are no bananas? A reference this book makes is to apricots, reminding me how much I love apricot tarts!
Well in this heartwarming novel, the bravest, swiftest and most nimble kids climb into fruit trees to pollinate ALL the flowers BY HAND. In doing so, this book helps remind us how much the world relies on humble bees to pollinate all the flowers so they may develop into fruit and feed us.