By Nick Whittock
Mumbulla School Librarian
Over the next few weeks, we are fortunate to have some author-illustrators visiting the school to share their work and their passion for creating stories with some of the classes.
On Thursday 20th May, Lindsay Holliday, creator of the Danger series of chapter books for middle and upper primary students, will be coming to talk to Class 5. Danger is an 11-year-old boy keen for adventure. Lindsay’s stories follow Danger through humorous backyard adventures, sharing themes of kindness inclusion and resilience. Lindsay will talk to the class about finding and developing ideas for her characters and their stories. This will tie in nicely with Class 5’s current Library Class project where they are making picture books for their Class 1 buddies. Read more about the world of Danger at www.dangermedia.com.au
In the weeks following, the Alcheringa Artist, Toni Cary, will present her series of four stunningly illustrated picture books about each of the seasons. Toni will present the Alcheringa stories and artworks to Class 3 on Thursday 3rd June and Class 4 on Wednesday 9th June. The Alcheringa series is set in the Snowy Mountains and Monaro and are rich with the local wildlife and flora, both native and introduced. Detailing the relation of the creatures and the plants to the seasons, the presentation of these stories sits very nicely with the school’s focus on the seasons in the lead up to the Winter Festival performance celebrating this seasonal cycle. See more about these books at www.alcheringaartist.com.au