Wednesday, 19 August 2015

BOOK WEEK - Mythical Beast and Fantastical Creatures

This year we have some fantastic authors coming to visit our school during Book Week from 7th - 11th September 2015.

Sandra Morris - Sandra will be talking to our Year 5 and 6 classes. She is the author of a number of books including "Sensational Survivors" and "A New Zealand Nature Journal". Her latest book is "Discovering New Zealand Trees".

Sandra also runs an illustration agency and workshops for budding illustrators. Our students will have the opportunity to participate in a lunchtime workshop with Sandra (spaces are limited to 20 students and will cost $10) so if your child is interested in developing their artistic and illustration talents further please look out for further details on this blog or email Kat at the Library on

Nina Rycroft - Nina Rycroft is a popular illustrator of children's books including the much loved "Pooka" and "Good Dog Hank". We are very excited that she will be doing a book launch at Parnell School during Book Week of her latest book "Grasshoppers Dance". Nina will be talking to the Year 3 and 4 classes and then doing a special afternoon tea reading to the Year 1's.

Robert Sullivan - Robert Sullivan is an award winning poet of Nga Puhi and Galway Irish descent. He will be talking to our Intermediate students about his book "Weaving Earth and Sky" which won the Book of the Year Award in 2003. Robert is currently lecturing in creative writing at Manukau Institute of Technology.

Lyn Krieglar - Lyn will be talking to our Year 1 and 2 students and is a popular presenter at Parnell School. She is an author and illustrator of over 22 children's books. Her picture book with author Anthony Holcroft, "Chen-Li and the River Spirit", was named by the NZ Book Council, as one of NZ’s Best 100 Children’s Books.

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