And what a treat hearing Ross Kinnaird speak and draw for a packed-in crowd at the Raroa Library a couple of days ago. Ross is well known for his fantastic illustrations in "Why Do Dogs Sniff Bottoms", "Woolly Wally", "Cindy and the Lost Jandal" and loads of others. He wowed us all with his funny and personable speaking, and amazing drawings - done as he spoke using nothing more than A2 paper and a thick permanent marker! Students and teachers were captivated.
Chris Morphew, author of 12 Zac Power books and the series The Phoenix Files entertained students from Raroa, West Park and St Brigids today in the library. He answered lots of questions about being an author and who that mysterious black silhouette Zac Power is and then tirelessly signed copious pieces of paper and books for us.
If you haven't read any of the Phoenix Files yet best you get reserving- they are great - fast paced action, full-on adventure, weird powers, 100 days for our teenage heroes to save the world and some really nasty stuff getting in their way. Read them in order. Start now!
SNOW! EVERYWHERE! I swear it started snowing in earnest as I started reading Neil Gaiman's latest Young Adult read "Odd and the Frost Giants" - Neil's take on Norwegian legends.
Check out this You Tube clip: Odd and the Frost Giants
Was awesome going to Rongotai College to hear, see, meet the legendary John Marsden of "Tomorrow When the War Began" fame. Think he only mentioned this series once but kept us all captivated talking life, the universe and "status"... you really had to be there!