Sandi Parsons
The Daily Cuppa
Published in
Jun 6, 2022

The West Australian Premier’s Reading Challenge has just launched. I’m always on board with a reading challenge, so I started talking it up with the kidlets at school.

The sporty kids rolled their eyes. But the book nerds rubbed their hands. This was a competition firmly on their playing field.

Afterward, Book Nerd #1 wanted a chat. “It's not fair. The kids who are home with COVID can just read all day. They are going to log tons of books.”

I tried hard not to laugh. This is a problem I would love to have. Kidlets reading. ALL the time!

As much as I’d love to think everyone home with COVID is reading up a storm, I’m guessing that’s not the reality. I’m thinking Netflix and gaming are on high rotation.

But my librarian heart can dream!

Thanks for reading, Sandi xx

Crocodile reading a newspaper with tea on the table next to him
Photo Credit: Sandi Parsons

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Sandi Parsons
The Daily Cuppa

Sandi Parsons lives & breathes stories as a reader, writer, and storyteller📚 Kidlit specialist, dipping her toes in the big kid’s pool.