Russ the Story Bus

Russ the Story Bus is no ordinary bus! Russ is a creative space where kids can browse a library full of the latest children’s books, choose a book to take home, listen to a story and hear authors and illustrators talk about their craft. His exterior is covered in artwork by leading children’s book illustrator and author Cheryl Orsini, and his interior is fitted out with custom bookshelves designed by an award-winning architectural firm.

With his belly full of books for children of all ages, Russ hits the road each year to visit primary schools, bringing some of Australia’s best children’s writers and illustrators along for the ride.

Russ has been visiting schools since 2014, making this his fourth road trip to Western Sydney, and second to regional NSW, as part of our annual Children’s Festival of Moving Stories. For the first time in 2017, Russ will also be travelling to regional Victoria and the Australian Capital Territory.

Russ’ school visits are FREE, and up to 60 students can visit Russ at a time.

In term four, Russ will be travelling to schools in metropolitan Sydney, Western Sydney, regional NSW, regional VIC and the ACT.

For more information about Russ’ tour, please contact Sydney Writers' Festival:

(02) 9256 4200

Russ the Story Bus is part of the 2017 Children's Festival of Moving Stories.

Russ the Story Bus Booking Form

Russ the Story Bus Booking Form
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Date preferences for Russ's visit

Each visit is two hours; however, we need one hour each side of the two hours to set up and pack down. The morning session runs from 9-11am (arriving at 8am) and the afternoon session runs from 12:30-2:30pm (arriving at 11:30am)

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