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Kids write, illustrate and publish book

AUTHORS AND PUBLISHERS: Front: Grace Duffy, Ella Fix, Isis Crawford. Back: Azura Crawford, author Bronwyn Thirkell, Mia Thorn, Josie Huntsman, Sophia Wright-Mendelsohn, Mia Svoboda.
AUTHORS AND PUBLISHERS: Front: Grace Duffy, Ella Fix, Isis Crawford. Back: Azura Crawford, author Bronwyn Thirkell, Mia Thorn, Josie Huntsman, Sophia Wright-Mendelsohn, Mia Svoboda. Megan Kinninment

SELF-PUBLISHING a book involves a lot more than stringing words together, a group of eight students from Byron Bay Public School have discovered.

After months of research, publicity interviews and trips to printers to oversee production, on Saturday at 9.30am at the Byron Bay Library the students will officially launch their book, One Sunny Day in Byron Bay, a children's book that chronicles a child's day visiting and playing at Byron Bay landmarks.

The young authors were chosen by their teachers to work with children's writer Bronwyn Thirkell of One Sunny Day Bookclub, after entering a competition to write a short story about the town of Byron Bay.

The end result is a book that uses rhymes and local characters to appeal to children to get outside and explore their local environment.

"I didn't know how much was involved, like doing radio interviews. I hadn't even thought about what you would need to do to promote your book,"12-year-old Year 6 student, Josie Huntsman said.

"It was a wonderful opportunity to go through all the different steps involved in producing a book."

Josie and fellow students helped figure out what places would feature in the book, such as Cape Byron Lighthouse and Wategos Beach and decided on local characters, including the principal, Geoff Spargo.

The fundraiser is available at the school or www.onesunnyday.com.au.



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