2019 Children’s Book Week and Story Writing Competition Winners
We were delighted to kick off our celebrations for Children’s Book Week yesterday with a visit from the lovely Jane Godwin and the announcement of our Story Competition Winners for 2019. What an absolutely bumper crowd we had?! Thanks so much to everyone who was able to come down and enjoy the afternoon’s festivities.
Jane Godwin very generously spoke with us about her own writing approach and ideas and gave the kids her Top 10 Tips for Young Writers, which are a great reference for everyone putting their entries together for next year!
Story Competition Winners
We had more than 200 entries this year from Prep through to Year 12 – it is always such a difficult task to whittle all the wonderful stories down to just a few winners. All entrants receive a certificate of participation, which can be collected in store until the end of October 2019.
This year’s winners and honourable mentions in each age category were as follows: (click on the winning titles to read the story – use the tool bar at the bottom to scroll through pages)
Congratulations to ALL ENTRANTS on your wonderful stories – we can’t wait to see what you have for us next year!!
If you’d like to check out the winners and honours list for this year’s Children’s Book Council of Australia Book Awards, you can see them here. Note that there are usually supply delays for winners and notables following the announcement, but as always we are happy to place special orders if you would like a particular book.
We have limited signed copies of some of Jane Godwin‘s lovely books available in store now (while stocks last). Her new books Tilly and One Blue Shoe, will be out in October.