Into the archives!

Cassandra Golds' presentation plate

Cassandra Golds was here! The donated book was John Burningham’s “Around the world in 80 days”. Children’s author, Cassandra Golds, was once a student at our school and this book was found during the reshelving of the 800s section today! Saved from the cull! The book plate was affixed to “Around the world in 80 days” by John Burningham.

"Around the world in 80 days" cover

Room to Read

What a fun night at Room to Read! The Sydney chapter of this highly worthwhile children’s charity held its bimonthly function tonight at the Kirribilli Club.

“Room to Read” is an international organisation that raises funds to help children in the developing world by building libraries in schools, providing locally published books, and maintaining the children’s right to read and for the girls to have an education; an attempt to end poverty and change the world.

Room to Read
Back row: Sarah Charles, Linly Goh, Susanne Gervay, Deb Abela, Ian McLean.
Front row: Gus Gordon, Tristan Bancks. Photo courtesy of Susanne Gervay.

Deb Abela gave a warm and enthusiastic reading of the new picture book, “Zak the yak with books on his back” by John Wood & Abin Shrestha, and we all received a free copy of this book for attending.

I look forward to finding out a lot more about “Room to Read” in the coming weeks.