What a wonderful day sitting with the incredibly creative bunch from Balgowlah Heights Public School in the amazing St Patrick's seminary in Manly for lunch. I felt like royalty! And with fabulous kids and teacher-librarians to keep company with, and incredibly amazing authors and illustrators to listen to, watch and meet, it was a fantasmagorical day! See the gallery of photos... (any guesses for the theme of the table? Leave in comments below!)
Some of the 'talent' are in the photos below. The students were entertained by the inimitable Belinda Murrell. The hall echoed with laughter as Andrew Cranna had us all drawing in wild and wacky ways, and the 'Room to Read' Yack worked the room inciting the students to riotous acts to fund-raise for this worthy cause.