View the colouring competition gallery!
At the moment the children’s area of Wellington Library is covered on all sides by amazing works of art by children from Wellington Public School, St Mary’s Catholic School, Wellington Christian School and Nanima Preschool. The Children’s Book Week colouring-in competition has inspired lots of careful colouring, bold patterns and detailed illustration from primary and preschool aged children across the area. It is a good opportunity to come in and view the gallery, borrow a book and join your child up to the library. Membership is free and grows with the child, so it is never too early to sign them up! The winners of this year’s competition will have their prizes delivered to the schools in the coming weeks and thank you to all the children and teachers who took part – thanks to you our children’s area looks very colourful! This gallery will be up for a limited time only, so make sure you come in and have a look!
Winner of the Australian Children’s Book of the Year Awards, 2014
There are several categories covered by the annual Australian Children’s Book of the Year Awards, and listed below are the overall winners for each.
Older readers: Wildlife by Fiona Wood. This junior fiction for more mature readers is a very real story about friendships, love and fitting in.
Younger readers: City of Orphans: A Very Unusual Pursuit by Catherine Jinks. Birdie is a little girl who helps catch child-eating monsters – she is very brave and has a beautiful voice. This book is for young independent readers.
Early Childhood: The Swap by Jan Ormerod. With lots of pictures and a funny story, this very visual book is sure to entertain early readers and adults alike.
Picture Book: Rules of Summer by Shaun Tan. Shaun Tan has created incredible and bizarre artwork for his latest picture book, which is both fascinating and slightly dark.
Information Books: Jeremy by Christopher Faille. This is a beautifully illustrated book about the journey of a little kookaburra growing up.
To reserve any of these award winning books through your library, call 6845 2156 or log into your library account.
Philomena by Martin Sixsmith
You may have seen the film starring Judi Dench so why not read the book the film is based on? This is the full true story by British journalist Martin Sixsmith of his investigation into the case of a young Irishwoman who fell pregnant and was sent to a convent as a “fallen woman”. It is about a woman wronged by people she trusted, and her decades-long search for the son she never stopped loving. Both heartbreaking and uplifting, this is a story that will stay in your mind well after you have read it.
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