Congratulations to Orange schoolgirl author Myra Lim-Hurt for having her book All That I Am nominated in the 2011 Children's Choice Award in South Australia as part of the SA Writers' Festival. In All That I Am, a little girl, accompanied by her dog, contemplates the world through all her senses, and dreams of growing up. The narrative is at once carefree, introspective and as layered as the beautiful illustrations by Sally Heinrich. The book was launched at Orange City Library in June 2010.
The winner for the inaugural Children's Choice Award was Itchy Nose Hairy Butt written by Elizabeth Frankel with illustrations by Garry Duncan.
But word from the organisers is the competition was fierce with eight titles, of a very high standard, in the running. Myra's book All That I am was very well received by students and teachers alike, and she should be very proud of herself. Over 1200 students from Reception to Year 4 from local City of Onkaparinga primary schools read the books with each child voting for their favourite. For more about the winning book go to: