On Sunday 31st August the sun shone. After 2 weeks of rain, the day sparkled on the last day of winter. It was lucky because it was the inaugural CBCA Big Book Day Out- a free family picnic day at the NSW Writer’s Centre in Rozelle. 30 authors and illustrators, a story tent, activities, author talks, a BBQ, a jumping castle, balloons, show bags, books read and bought and lots of fun. Lots of people arrived with kids in tow and the day turned out to be a brilliant day. The sub branches had tables there. Better Read than Dead did the book shop. Well done CBCA NSW. May this be the first of many Big Book Day Outs.