In an event that will enchant young audiences, renowned children’s author and poet Libby Hathorn reads excerpts from her book Outside, to the accompaniment of a musical quartet and as illustrations are beamed on screen. The music is drawn from a lively score by composer Elena Kats-Chernin. The story, stunningly illustrated by Ritva Voutila, celebrates the wonder of the five senses in the magic of a garden, while promoting love and respect for the natural world. Rec. 4+.

Libby Hathorn (Australian)

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Libby Hathorn is an award-winning author for children and young adults. Her work has won honours in Australia, United States, Great Britain and Holland and several of her picture books have been adapted for stage and/or opera while her Young Adult novel Thunderwith is a Hallmark Hall of Fame movie. Recent awards include The Asher Literary Award 2017 and The Alice Award 2014, and she has also served as a judge for the NSW Premier's Literary Awards. Her latest book is Butterfly, We're Expecting you.