Storybook characters come to life at Parliament House

PARLIAMENT House in Hobart played host to more than 20 young book lovers in August, when kindergarten students from Princes Street Primary School paid a visit to the library as part of their Book Week celebrations.

Organised by the Children’s Book Council of Australia, Book Week is Australia’s longest running children’s festival and provides an opportunity to help foster a love of reading among children.

To mark the occasion, the children dressed as their favourite storybook characters and were treated to a reading by Speaker of the House of Assembly Elise Archer.

“I was delighted to join to students and read two of their favourite stories, Possum Magic and The Gruffalo,” Ms Archer said.

“I was wearing my Speaker’s robe, which I think came mildly close to a Harry Potter impersonation, but I especially loved all the children’s costumes – I am not sure who had more fun, them or me.

“Stories can take us to all sorts of places we could never imagine, so I would encourage everyone to dig out a favourite book and set aside some time to read.”

Caption: Kindergarten students from Princes Street Primary School in Sandy Bay visiting Parliament House library as part of their Book Week celebration.

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