Book Week helps students explore different worlds


While lockdown hasn’t enabled us to physically travel, books can take us to some incredible destinations!

The theme for this year’s Book Week is Old worlds; New worlds; Other worlds.

Karen Marston, Virtual School Victoria’s (VSV) librarian, says that reading is a great way to transport us to range of new and exciting worlds. She offers some suggestions for exploring the theme of Book Week.

Old worlds
Think history and novels set in the past.
• Jackie French writes engaging novels exploring Australian and other histories.
• The Horrible Histories series are a fun way to learn about the past.
• Parents/carers or grandparents can share their favourite childhood books.

New worlds
Science fiction is an exciting exploration of far-flung worlds and possible futures. Some popular books include A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle, The Finisher by David Baldacci and Pi in the Sky by Wendy Mass.

Other worlds
Let your imagination roam in the worlds of Narnia, Harry Potter, Ranger’s Apprentice, Percy Jackson and so many more.

Karen is keen to remind the VSV community that VSV students can access a wide range of ebooks and audiobooks at our eLibrary.

Book Week runs between 21-27 August 2021.

Karen also wants to remind students that if they are doing the Victorian Premiers’ Reading Challenge, all books need to be entered by mid-September as the challenge closes on 17 September.

If you have any additional enquiries, email Karen Marston at [email protected]

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