Wednesday 3rd September was our CBCA Northern Sydney’s 5th Lunch with the Stars at St Pats in Manly. High up on the hill overlooking Manly beach 22 tables were set up for 223 kids, teachers, authors, book lovers and illustrators. Kate Forsyth, our guest speaker presented a play based on the first book in her new Impossible Quest series. Tony Flowers, our guest illustrator enlisted the help of fellow illustrator Sarina Geddes to enthral the kids with tales from his ‘Billy is a Dragon’ books. Thank you to all the fabulous authors and illustrators who gave their time and joined in the fun. The kids had a ball. Special thanks to the fabulous Belinda Murrell for dreaming up the idea and wrestling it into shape of 5 years in a row. This is a very special event and I am proud to be associated with it. Good work team. x