What grade/s are you in?

There are seven Grade 6 students and two Grade 5 students in our group at Kangaroo Flat PS, Bendigo.

What state is your group located in?


What’s one awesome thing about where you live and/or go to school?

 Good community. Friendly. Gurri Wanyarra Aquatic Centre. The Donut Man at the lake.

What is your group facilitator’s name?

 Ms Cole (Brooke)

What is your favourite snack food to eat at Shadow Judging meetings?

Biscuits, muffins and milo, pizza, Allen’s sours, pringles, jam donuts

What books do you like to read when you’re not Shadow Judging?

Holly – realistic books and information, horse themed books

Ryken – historic fiction and mystery genre.  A Brother Band books, same author as Ranger’s Apprentice

Jacoby – fiction and realistic fiction

Charlie – Specky Magee and the Famous Five (Enid Blyton)

Amelia – old-fashioned books like Magic Faraway Tree, Alice in Wonderland, mystery, books that are ‘out there’. Realistic fiction like Wonder. Roald Dahl, Harry Potter, Tree house books

Mason – fiction and real-fiction

Lilly – non-fiction, animals, Aaron Blabey

Savannah – she’s away today.

What’s one thing you think Australian authors and illustrators need to know about Australian readers like you?

 We like things set in Australia. We like finding out about Australia. We really like when the author uses Australian language such as slang. We can handle big topics. We like characters we can identify with.