From our Library,

Library News

Wow, have you visited our library lately? The new furniture purchased really creates a relaxed ambience and a vibrant learning space. It’s a lovely place to be. Many students are visiting for some quiet time during the lunch break. Students have begun borrowing books so please remind them that these books will need returning the next week. If they have not finished the book ask them to bring them back to be renewed. They will then be able to continue to read. The reason for this is we as a school need to keep track of all of these resources and as you are aware books are expensive. This also allows you to keep track of the book and avoiding the request to pay for a book that is ‘lost’. Please also ensure your child has a library bag.  If they don’t have a library bag, they will not be able to borrow.  We need to protect the valuable resources of the library. There are many new books going into our library in the coming weeks. These will be displayed on the shelves of our new circulation desk.


Hoping you will be able to attend on Harmony Day (21st March) and come and have a look at our lovely library.

Author of the Month

Jeannie Baker

Her books, illustrated using collage, provide fantastic discussion points, although being picture story books. Some titles of her books are Home, Circle · Mirror · Belonging · The Story Of Rosy Dock · Window · Where the Forest Meets the Sea · Home in the Sky · The Hidden Forest · One Hungry Spider · Millicent · Grandmother · Grandfather.

Jeannie Baker uses a variety of textures in her works. “When I can, I like to use textures from the actual materials portrayed, such as bark, feathers, cracked paint, earth, knitted wool and rusty tin… so that their natural textures become an integral part of the work.” Baker’s collages illustrate her picture books, but also stand individually as works of art. They are part of many public art collections and have been exhibited in galleries in London, New York and throughout Australia.

Baker is the author-artist of a number of award-winning picture books. Among them is Where The Forest Meets the Sea, a Boston Globe-Horn Honour Book, and the recipient of an International Board of Books for Young People (IBBY) Honour Award and a Friends of the Earth Award in Great Britain. Window was shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal in Great Britain and both Window and Mirror won the Children’s Book Council of Australia Picture Book of the Year Award. Baker is the IBBY Australian nominee for the prestigious 2018 Hans Christian Andersen Award for Illustration.

Her work focuses on a diverse range of issues including; family, society, sustainability, the environment, car-free urban spaces, urban sprawl, land degradation, introduced pests, Australian outback and wildlife.

We have several of her books in our library at C.J.C.