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.