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Celebrate Book Week with Matt Cosgrove (Available for a limited time 9 Sept 2023) (Early Stage 1, Stage 1, Stage 2, Stage 3)

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Join best-selling author / illustrator Matt Cosgrove as we celebrate Book Week! Matt will read Macca the Backpacker and Dharma the Llama, as well as engage in a drawing session with students.


Students will have the opportunity to hear Matt read not one but two of his amazing books from the Macca the Alpaca and Dharma the Llama series. Through these picture books, students will connect and reflect on Macca’s positive outlook and Dharma’s love of reading. Matt will lead a short drawing activity to help students on their way to creating their very own picture book. Students will also gain an insight into Matt’s writing / illustrating process, being a published author and a sneak peek at his new books!


BROUGHT TO YOU BY: Museum of Australian Democracy


Matt Cosgrove is an author and illustrator of children’s books who lives in Sydney, Australia with his wife and two children. He has so many fantastic books including Macca the Alpaca, Dharma the Llama and Worst Week Ever!, which he co-created with his super talented wife Eva Amores. Highly recommend checking them all out!

He spends his days writing and drawing and loves making kids laugh. Oh, and did we mention he has lots of great activity sheets and printables available on his website!


Event Details

Event Type

On Demand (available until: 09-Sep-2023 11:59PM)

Delivery Platform

Youtube Recording


1 Hour





Syllabus Outcomes

Civics and Citizenship

Main KLA, Strand, Sub Strand

Special Event

Other KLAs

English » Making meaning through responding and composing » Reading and Viewing

PDHPE » Self Management Skills

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Technology and Materials Requirements

This digital experience requires access to a stable internet connection and YouTube.

Post Event Requirements

If you’re looking for resources and activity ideas visit MoAD Learning Civics in Pictures page and check out our accompanying matrix!

If you have any queries please contact the provider

Name: Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House

Phone: (02) 6270 8282

Email: [email protected]

Website: https://www.moadoph.gov.au/learning/

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