On 5th November we had a spectacular Xmas party for fellow children’s book lovers. I know it was early for a xmas party, but that was when our guest speaker, Peter Carnavas was in town.  The room at the Harbord Diggers Club sparkled with early xmas cheer.

We were enchanted by the launch of Wendy Blaxland’s new picture book, ‘The Christmas Rose.’

Paul MacDonald from Beecroft Book Shop not only ran the bookshop, he excited us about the latest best sellers from his book shop. He also donated a percentage of his sales to us and contributed to the silent auction.

Peter Carnavas enthralled us with takes about his writing experience, entertained us with 2 original songs accompanied by ukulele and he also donated a hot original painting of George the bear from his latest picture book ‘Oliver and George’ .

Peter Carnavas is a fabulous speaker / entertainer and I recommend him. This was our best Xmas party so far.

Thank you to all the CBCA NSW Northern Sydney Sub Branch committee, especially Kirsty O’Rouke and Fran Jones.

Thanks again

Proud President

Wendy xxxx