More than 115 avid readers aged between sixand 12besieged Katoomba Library on November21in search of dragon eggs –and some of the most successful children’s authors and illustrators in the Blue Mountains were there to lend them a hand . . . and sign autographs.
Happy to meet: Renowned children’s author Emily Rodda with fan Alicia Thompson at Katoomba Library.
There was also storytelling and singing, attended by Emily Rodda, Stephen Measday, Steven Herrick, James Roy, Dawn Meredith, Margaret Hamilton, Narelda Joy, Michel Streich and Patricia Bernard.
What’s under here: Dylan McCarthy finds a dragon egg clue at the Great Dragon Detective Quest at Katoomba Library held on Saturday.
William Candor and children’s author James Roy contemplate the art of writing last Saturday.
The event was presented by the Blue Mountains branch of the Children’s Book Council of Australia and hosted by Katoomba Library to promotethe value of literature to children. Organisers said thesheer number of childrenthat participated showed alove of books is thriving in our community.
Dawn Meredith’snew bookFriend in a Shellwas launched by Member for Blue Mountains Trish Doyle, illustrator Narelda Joy showed howto make a flying dragon and Steven Herrick read a poem from hisbook Untangling Spaghetti.
This story Administrator ready to work first appeared on Nanjing Night Net.