The Premier’s Summer Reading Challenge.

Last week I had the good fortune of being invited to three libraries across the state to talk to children and their parents about illustration. I visited Warnbro, Cambridge and Port Hedland Libraries and the days were all fabulous. Port Hedland was particularly excited as it involed air travel and a part of the country I had never visited. Here is an excerpt and some photos from that visit.


By Michelle Hammond of the North West Telegraph
WA BOOK illustrator Tracey Gibbs shared her passion with local children and parents at South Hedland Library last Friday. Gibbs’ illustrations have appeared in publications for the WA State Library and Fremantle Press, including Let’s Go Baby and Spider Lies. She recently collaborated with Tom Baddeley on a book of ballads for children titled Aussie Legends. Her visit was part of the Premier’s Summer Reading Challenge, which finishes on February 8. The challenge is part of an annual program delivered through a partnership between the Department of Education, the State Library of Students from kindergarten to Year 3 were asked to read for 10 hours during the holidays -less than 10 minutes a day – and students in Years 4 to 7 as well as parents were challenged to read for 15 hours.