Nearly 200 local primary students will meet award-winning children's book author and illustrator Frané Lessac in August as part of Children's Book Week celebrations.
The meetings will take place at the Shire libraries in Margaret River and Augusta with Lessac to present to the students on a range of topics including where ideas come from, how authors do research, and the process of creating picture books.
Every year the Shire libraries participate in Children's Book Week, during which Children's Book of the Year awards are announced, by hosting author events for local school students to attend.
Children's Book Week celebrates all the fantastic children's literature created in Australia, which includes author and illustrator Frané Lessac's books.
Schools participating in the visits include Margaret River Primary School, St Thomas More Catholic Primary School, Rapids Landing Primary School and Augusta Primary School.
The 'Meet the Author/Illustrator' event is grant-funded by the Children's Book Council of Australia (WA branch), Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries, Lotterywest and Healthway and the Go for 2 & 5 message.
More information about Frané Lessac's work can be found at www.franelessac.com
Further details on Children's Book Week and Book of the Year awards can be found at www.cbca.org.au
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